By Jaci Jedrych
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It is rare that covers of songs can match the energy of its original track, but when dozens of the DMV’s best artists come together to interpret a classic album, it is near impossible to go wrong. This is a standard yet again achieved by Growroom Productions in their newest series: Growroom Interpretations Vol. 1: Cure for Pain.
Growroom Productions began as an event production company, putting on charity fundraising events like their Growroom Getdown, an evening of local music, visual and performance artists, food, and good vibes. The group evolved, releasing their first album in 2009. Growroom continues to do it all, releasing music and holding events, and spreading their energy across the DMV.
Growroom Interpretations Vol. 1 is a reimagining of the seminal 90’s band Morphine’s 1993 album Cure for Pain. The original’s unique, bluesy, rock and roll sound comes from guiding bass, rich saxophone, and wry vocals.
Artists who interpreted tracks are:
The MOD Orchestra
Frank Mitchell Jr.
Bumper Jacksons Duo
Three Man Soul Machine
Debórah Bond & the Compellers
Fans of virtually any genre of music will enjoy the diversity of this album.
All proceeds from the album go to the Public Justice Center, “to help achieve a literal cure for pain for many underserved communities.”
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Jaci Jedrych is a World Politics student at The Catholic University in Washington, D.C. She loves going to concerts and exploring different genres, and has a passion for arts and news writing.
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