Jan 122012

Every year, interfaith suicide prevention charity To Write Love on Her Arms rounds up some of their many musician supporters for a fund- and awareness-raising concert in Orlando. Last week, Chris Carrabba (Dashboard Confessional), David Bazan (Pedro the Lion), William Fitzsimmons, Noah and Abby Gundersen (The Courage), and Mariah McManus performed short sets, then came back out for the custom sing-along encore. As happens in 40% of such situations, they chose Bob Dylan/The Band’s “I Shall Be Released.”

To Write Love released a video yesterday and it looks and sounds great. The template is your basic strum-along, but Abby’s fiddle adds a slightly different edge, not to mention a beautiful solo. McManus, Bazan, and Noah take the verses and everyone sings on the chorus. The occasion makes the choice that much more meaningful. Watch the video below. (via Paste)

David Bazan, William Fitzsimmons, Chris Carrabba, Noah and Abby Gunderson, and Mariah McManus – I Shall Be Released (Bob Dylan cover)

Learn more about To Write Love on Her Arms at their website.

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