As a tribute to the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, twenty-one young students from Newtown, CT, along with platinum-selling singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson, recorded "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" at the Connecticut studio of Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth, of Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club. The proceeds from the sales will benefit the Newtown Youth Academy and the United Way of Western Connecticut.
“I wish to send my heartfelt thanks to all the wonderful people and kids involved in this beautiful recording — including those who will buy it online — for coming together to combat violence with our very best human qualities: compassion and generosity.” Tina Weymouth
The names of the 20 beautiful and brave children of Newtown, CT whose voices grace this recording shall go nameless. Their voices represent those of the souls lost on December 14, 2012
Additional thanks go to Chris Frantz, Tina Weymouth, the very gracious Brad Navin, The Orchard, Lynn Grossman…plus, Shaker and Glockenspiel, Bruce Martin, Dave Dederer, Butch Vicencio, Steve Ferguson, Marty Diamond, Valeri Travagliante, Rachel Murphy, Liz Sintay, Teri Goldberg, Jaclyn Ranere, Kimberly Vuono, Mollie Brown, Bill Carr, Michael Paull, Getty Images and the parents of 20 small but strong voices who raised our spirits when we needed it the most.