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Published: 2011/06/20

My Morning Jacket, Neko Case and Phosphorescent Unite for Tornado Relief

My Morning Jacket, Neko Case, and Phosphorescent will come together for a fundraiser at Tuscaloosa, AL’s Tuscaloosa Amphitheater on August 19. Proceeds from the show will benefit the United Way of West Alabama’s efforts towards tornado relief in Tuscaloosa, AL, which is still in recovery after being struck by a devastating twister less than two months ago.

“My Morning Jacket is honored to be given an opportunity to do our part in helping the folks of Tuscaloosa cope with this tragedy, and for us, it is a reminder of just how close we all are as people and how important it is for us to come together in times of trouble,” Jim James said in a statement. “Life is a crazy journey and you never know what the next day may bring. We all need each other to help make it through.”

On April 27, an astonishing 53 tornadoes tore through Alabama, including a massive F4 tornado that was nearly a mile wide. In a span of merely five minutes, the F4 destroyed and/or damaged over 7,000 homes in Tuscaloosa and tragically took the lives of 41 citizens on a six-mile track of destruction. Thousands upon thousands of local citizens have been affected by the damage and the city is still in the process of rebuilding.

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