On December 14th we all heard some terrible news. The first time we had heard Connecticut mentioned in a national address by the president was about an elementary school shooting in Newtown. There is no easy way to process such an event, especially when realizing there is no way for it to be reversed. However, we wanted to create an opportunity to help give some positive meaning to the outcome. With the nation’s eye turned towards our humble state in the Northeast for the first time in a while, we want to show exactly how Connecticut can respond to tragedy. We did what we knew we could do best by calling on our Connecticut friends who care about Connecticut as much as we do. Nutmeg State of Mind is a collection of songs from Connecticut based musicians across several genres and styles compiled together to demonstrate our rich music scene and deep Connecticut pride while also attempting to address a problem in our country. Mental health is extremely important, but is often thought of as low priority in our culture. 100% of profits gathered from Nutmeg State of Mind will be donated to Mental Health America, an organization which does incredible work helping to suppress stigmas against mental health care and to provide those who can’t afford it with the help they need. Connecticut has always been a home for us, and that will never change. Our hearts go out to those in Newtown.
Dedicated to Charlotte Bacon, Daniel Barden, Olivia Engel, Josephine Gay, Ana Marquez-Greene, Dylan Hockley, Madeline Hsu, Catherine Hubbard, Chase Kowalski, Jesse Lewis, James Mattioli, Grace McDonnell, Emilie Parker, Jack Pinto, Noah Pozner, Caroline Previdi, Jessica Rekos, Avielle Richman, Benjamin Wheeler, Allison Wyatt, Rachel D'Avino, Anne Marie Murphy, Lauren Rousseau, Mary Sherlach, Victoria Soto, Dawn Hocksprung, and Henry Armero
DOWNLOAD COMES WITH PDF INCLUDING PHOTOS TAKEN IN CONNECTICUT BY TERRY CARR, PETER KELLY, CAROLINE KELLY, JAKE SEYMOUR, AND ADRIAN MOJICA.
released 15 January 2013
Organized, curated, and published by Terry Carr and Peter Kelly of theup-turn.com