“The sign of a good charity record is when listeners forget they’re listening to a charity record” – Rodge Glass.
Fruit Tree aims to raise awareness and challenge the perceptions of mental health problems through art and is led by Rod Jones and Emma Pollock.
The first project is a collaborative album which calls upon the musical minds of James Graham (The Twilight Sad), Scott Hutchison (Frightened Rabbit), Rod Jones (Idlewild), Jill O’Sullivan (Sparrow and the Workshop), Emma Pollock, Karine Polwart, Jenny Reeve, Alasdair Roberts and James Yorkston.
All the tracks are original collaborations between these diverse artists, produced entirely for this project. The results are outstanding and I can’t think of a better way to approach raising funds and awareness.
You can download I Forgot To Fall (below) and Favourite Son (ingenious bit of naming there) for free by going to the Fruit Tree Foundation website. You will also be able to find a lot more information on the project there.
However, this is just a precursor to a full album which will be exclusively available at the upcoming shows.
1st October – Edinburgh Picture House – buy tickets
2nd October – Glasgow o2 ABC – buy tickets