Charity Song of the Month
EDDIE VEDDER AND NATALIE MAINES "Golden State" 2012
This live version of John Doe’s “Golden State” was recorded at a 2010 rally in Arkansas to free the West Memphis Three and is now available on iTunes. Last August, Jessie Misskelley, Charles Baldwin, and Damien Echols — who were convicted in 1994 for the murder of three boys based on no evidence — were finally released. But the State of Arkansas has not exonerated them, meaning they’re not entitled to $18 million each for wrongful conviction. Proceeds from the sale of the single will go to the WM3 Freedom Fund, which helps the three men with basic lifestyle needs, as they become part of society again. — K.B.