By Molly Daly
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A well known local musician has hatched a project intended to shine a light on Philly-connected music, while raising funds for the Settlement Music School, one download at a time. The latest single covers Robert Hazard’s “Change Reaction.”
The premise of David Uosikkinen’s In the Pocket: Essential Songs of Philadelphia, is simple. He assembles an all-star group of musicians who play, for free, to record a Philly-connected song:
“The Dovells track, Tommy Conwell came in and sang it, Jay Davidson joined us on horn, Rob Hyman played keyboards on it. And also, the Geator, Jerry Blavat, came and did a little impromptu rap on it.”
The latest single harks back to the ’80s, with Robert Hazard’s “Change Reaction.” There’ll be a concert to celebrate March 13th.
“Every time we’ve been releasing a single, we do a release night. And they’ve all been at the World Café. It’s a great night — I guarantee you’ll have a good time.”
And, you’ll be helping to support Settlement Music School.
“We think it’s a great school, and a great partnership.”
There’s more information, and singles for download, at SongsInThePocket.org.
Listen to Molly Daly’s full interview with David Uosikkinen in this CBS Philly podcast…