Various artists — Support Local Heroes: Vol 1

But music has more to offer than just fun and games. And with the sting of May’s natural disasters still weighing heavy on Oklahomans, Support Local Heroes: Vol 1 — a 10-song compilation of Chevy Music Showcase artists benefitting ongoing disaster-relief efforts — seeks to provide both spiritual and financial aid for those affected by the storms.

Specifically, it recognizes the heroes who helped in the tornadoes’ aftermath — those “who put others before self and make our world a better place to live.”

Musically, the compilation strives for the pretty and poignant, and is bookended by two tracks that embody this theme: The 7 Project’s a cappella “Hymn for Oklahoma” and Daniel Walcher’s take on the majestic Christian anthem “Amazing Grace.” His heartfelt rendition is particularly noteworthy, but the rising singer-songwriter truly shines on “We Know Where You’re Going,” a devastatingly tender and acoustic guitar-piano ballad and album highlight.

Ultimately, with 100 percent of CD/download and T-shirt sales benefitting the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, each track is commendable in cause alone. That each has a heart the size of Oklahoma is just added comfort.

For more information, visit —Zach Hale

Hey! Read This:
Chevy Music Showcase feature          
Daniel Walcher interview      
Lower Bricktown Live feature       
Moore will be more: Dispatches from the May 20 tornado   
The 7 Project interview     

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