EXCLUSIVE: Michael Abiuso Covers The Gay Blades’ “Shake The Graves” To Benefit Boston One Fund

Many of you may not know this, but a good number of the UTG staff live in and around Boston, Massachusetts. The recent events during and following the Boston Marathon hit very close to home for us, and we’re excited to be partnering with another area friend (and industry brother) to help our fine city.

With the recent tragedy in Boston, local musician, record label and recording studio owner Michael Abiuso decided to put together a fundraiser in order to assist those affected by the Boston incident.

Michael (formerly of The Gay Blades and currently of The Venetia Fair) altered the lyrics to The Gay Blades’ “Shake the Graves,” recorded a cover of it and is selling it at SwitchBitchRecords.bandcamp.com All proceeds are going to The One Fund Boston organization (onefundboston.org).

Speaking of the recording, Abiuso offered:

“I’ve been feeling awful about the tragic events that recently took place here in Boston. This morning as soon as I woke up I decided spur of the moment that I was going to do something to help out. I really don’t have much to offer other than different forms of art. I chose my favorite song, which just so happened to have been written by two of my best friends (Shake the Graves by James/Clark and Quinn/Puppy of The Gay Blades) and did my interpretation of it to dedicate to those affected by the devastating Boston event.

My main goal was to keep everything very natural and spontaneous to remain sincere to the subject. I revamped the lyrics, recorded two full takes of the song mistakes and all and chose one to run with.

If you are able to join us in this opportunity to help those in need feel free to purchase and download this track. All proceeds go to The One Fund (onefundboston.org)“

James Shotwell
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