— NERF and the Nashville audio community shift focus to online charity event in place of 2020 AudioMasters Golf Tournament —
Nashville, TN — The Nashville Engineer Relief Fund (NERF) and AES Nashville Section announce “Shine On – The Making of And We All Shine On: A Tribute to John Lennon from Music City” – a free online event rediscovering the music created for the 2012 NERF fundraiser album helmed by Steve Marcantonio, longtime AES Nashville Section member and audio engineer for John Lennon and countless others. Set to take place on Tuesday, August 11, from 7:00pm – 9:00pm CDT, the Zoom-based event will feature a live-streamed moderated discussion with three of the album’s producers: Marcantonio, Nicole Cochran and Sharon Corbitt, with special guests including long-time Lennon producer-engineer Jack Douglas and artist Bill Lloyd. In addition to delving into the album’s inspiration and production along with tributes to John Lennon’s songwriting, recording and personal legacy, the album will be made available to those who wish to make a donation to NERF as it continues its outreach through these extraordinary times. We invite you to join us as we celebrate the Nashville audio community and examine an exemplary piece of our cultural heritage. The event is sponsored by the Recording Academy Producers and Engineers Wing, in partnership with the AES Nashville Section, and 100% of the proceeds will go to the Nashville Engineer Relief Fund.
And We All Shine On was put together by Marcantonio as a heartfelt tribute to John Lennon, and released originally in 2012 as a benefit tribute with all proceeds going to NERF. The album includes 10 handpicked favorites from Lennon’s solo works, performed by some of Nashville’s finest musicians utilizing several of Nashville’s top studio facilities including Starstruck Studios, Ben’s Studio, Blackbird, Sony Tree Studios, Ocean Way Nashville, and more. All proceeds from Shine On will go to NERF, the beneficiary of the beloved AudioMasters Nashville Benefit Golf Tournament and other community events that provide financial support to the ultimate beneficiaries – Nashville audio engineers and their families in times of need. The event is made possible by support from the Producers and Engineers Wing of The Recording Academy – a perennial supporter of the AudioMasters, the Audio Engineering Society and the AES Nashville Section.
Track listing and artists featured on And We All Shine On include:
Love – Gretchen Peters
Whatever Gets You Through the Night – Jeff Hanna and Matraca Berg
Look at Me – Rosanne Cash
Nobody Loves You – Billy Falcon
Jealous Guy – Shawn Camp
Oh My Love – Rodney Crowell
Isolation – Judson Spence
Mother – James House
Crippled Inside – Foster and Lloyd
Instant Karma – The Vinyl Kings