Hanson helps organize $100K benefit for Japan

By | March 25, 2011

Tulsa World

Brothers Zac (left), Taylor and Isaac Hanson, along with South by Southwest and the American Red Cross, raised more than $100,000 to aid victims of the March 11 tsunami and earthquake in Japan. JEREMY CHARLES for the Tulsa World

By JENNIFER CHANCELLOR World Scene Writer
Published: 3/24/2011  2:29 AM
Last Modified: 3/24/2011  5:48 AM

Last weekend, Oklahoma band of brothers Hanson helped organize one of the biggest music efforts to aid victims of the March 11 tsunami and earthquake in Japan.

Hanson and monster music and industry conference South by Southwest joined with the American Red Cross for a streaming online telethon to raise $100,000 – and blew right past that goal, confirmed the band’s publicist.

The Hansons announced on their website that they are compiling the performances into a digital album to raise even more money for the Red Cross.

A release date has not been announced.

Performances included Hanson, Michael Stipe of REM, John “JoJo” Hermann of Widespread Panic, the North Mississippi Allstars, The Boxer Rebellion, Tulsa native Johnny Polygon, Andy Grammer, Stephen Kellogg, Anna Nalick, Jackson Harris, Charlie Mars, Bowling For Soup, Stephen Kellogg, An Horse, AWOLNATION, The Parlotones, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., Rayland Baxter and many more.

Find out more at tulsaworld.com/sxsw4japan

Donations can still be made through the site, by texting RedCross to 90999 or calling 1-800-Red-Cross.

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