Converse and James Poyser (bassist for The Roots), Daru Jones and Dominic Davis (drummer and bassist for Jack White’s band) and Luther Dickinson.(lead guitarist and vocalist for the North Mississippi Allstars; former lead guitarist for The Black Crowes) came together Friday (Feb.6) at the Converse Rubber Tracks pop-up studio in Los Angeles to support MyMusicRx, a one-of-a-kind pediatric “music medicine” program. The artists were invited to create exclusive samples for the Converse Rubber Tracks Sample Library, a growing collection of free online tools and audio files available to musicians around the world. In return for their contribution, a donation will be made to MyMusicRx on behalf of Converse and the artists. The donation will allow kids facing cancer and other serious illnesses to feel the music and feel better, by exploring exclusive artists’ greetings, concerts, music lessons, digital instruments, and games anytime, anywhere. Hit the jump for more info on MyMusicRx and also shots of who got down in the session last Friday.
MyMusicRx.org is a one-of-a-kind pediatric “music medicine” program that lets kids choose the music experience that feels right to them. The program includes bedside sing-a-longs led by trained music specialists, instrument lending from mobile music carts, tablet checkouts and live concerts from national recording artists. Converse Rubber Tracks is a state-of-the-art recording studio that provides emerging artists with the opportunity to record music in a high quality studio alongside experienced engineers at no cost. Over the past three years, Converse Rubber Tracks has since evolved globally with short-term pop-up studios in key music cities such as Austin, Los Angeles, Montreal, Amsterdam, Mexico City, Johannesburg, Bangkok, Moscow, São Paulo and Shanghai.