Bringing Medical Help to Oklahoma Artists

Jun 4, 2014

Oklahoma musicians are coming together in song and video to raise awareness of the health care needs of their fellow artists across the state.

KOSU’s Michael Cross reports on the Red Dirt Relief Fund.

The song called “Stand (Let Your Voice Be Heard)” featuring the Red Dirt Rangers and dozens of other Oklahoma musicians raises money for the Red Dirt Relief Fund.

Brad Piccolo, a founding member of the Red Dirt Rangers, says the fund distributes money to artists who have critical needs.

“So far we’ve helped about a dozen people out in our short existence. We’ve only been an organization for a few years now. We really feel like it’s growing and this is going to be a part of it.”

Piccolo says the Red Dirt Relief Fund began after a helicopter accident injured him and two other members of the band, and they required help to handle medical expenses.

The song and the video are both available on I-Tunes and You Tube.

A release party is being held Thursday night at the Hart Building in Oklahoma City's Historic Film Row.