The Rutherford Creek Collective will release the locally produced benefit CD Watershed at Moe Joes on Sunday, Jan. 11.
The Collective formed in the wake of the October flooding in the Sea to Sky corridor. The heavy rains washed out the Rutherford Creek bridge on Highway 99 south of Pemberton and claimed the lives of Shoestring Lodge staffers Daryl Stevenson and Mike Benoit as well as Moe Joes bar managers Ed Elliott and Jamie Burnette.
Moved by the tragedy, singer/guitarist Glen Mishaw conceived of a benefit recording and recruited 14 other local musicians, including Leanne Lamour, Rob Funk, and Downtown Jay Brown, to contribute tracks to Watershed , proceeds from sales of which will go to Burnettes widow Katie and son Cole.
"We also hope to create a legacy whereby locals and visitors alike will own a piece of Sea to Sky history in the form of a musical celebration of life," writes Mishaw in the CD liner notes.
Tickets for the Jan. 11 release at Moe Joes are $15, which includes a copy of the CD. For more information call 604-935-1152.