Northern Lights [Credit: Joni Mitchell]

About 30 years ago, a whole lot of Canadian musicians — many of whom appear in the picture above — got together under the banner Northern Lights, and raised about $3.2 million for famine relief projects in Africa.

Fast forward to 30 years later.  Victoria producer Jon Ede has assembled a bevy of independent musicians to redo the tune — with the blessing of original cowriter Jim Vallance — and the aim this time around is to raise money to help eradicate homelessness in and around Victoria.

For more information on the project, and how to get a copy of the tune, head over to Jon’s website.  My recent interview with Jon about the Tears Are Not Enough redo appears below.

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Love, Dr. Scott James

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