Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute CD Features Daysahead

Daysahead is featured on the newly released two-CD compilation "Dream On!, " a musical tribute to the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. and other advocates for social justice and civil rights. "Dream On!" brings together 30 musicians from around the globe who donated original compositions from various genres including jazz, R&B, indie rock, country and folk. Daysahead contributed the jazz-rock-soul influenced song "It's In Your Hands" to the CD project.

"It's up to every individual to make a difference of positive change in their own life. By doing so, you can influence others. That's what 'It's In Your Hands' means to me, " said Steve Wright, Daysahead co-founder and guitarist.

"We are grateful for the gift Dr. King gave us all the idea that all people regardless of race or culture can live in harmony, " said Kim Leachman, Daysahead co-founder and vocalist. "Learning to understand and embrace our differences and treasuring our commonalities, we strive to live that truth daily in our personal lives as well as through our music."

Writer Maya Armstrong produced "Dream On!." "The overall message conveyed by the 30 tracks on the two-disc set is positive and uplifting, yet thought-provoking, " said Armstrong. "It is at once a celebration of the progress we've made and a challenge to recognize and stand up to continuing injustices in our society and in the world at large. The featured artists share not only respect and admiration for Dr. King, but also a desire to use their talents to promote positive change."

Songs from "Dream On!" are available for free download at and the CD can be purchased online at Proceeds from the sale of the CD will benefit the following charitable organizations: Pathways To Peace, (Oakland, Calif.), the REACH Complex (Atlanta, Ga.) and Pivot Legal Society (Vancouver, Canada).

Songs on the Daysahead debut CD "Turning Point" weave a tapestry in and around love, acceptance of cultural differences, and understanding one's purpose and destiny. Since its independent release, "Turning Point" has received critical acclaim in the U.S. and abroad. Daysahead has shared their distinctive brand of music with audiences across the country including at the Capital Jazz SuperCruise (Bermuda), Jazz in the Garden in Washington, D.C., Bayfest Music Festival in Mobile, Ala., Harborfest in Oswego, N.Y., and the National Black Arts Festival, the Atlanta Jazz Festival series and Montreux Jazz Festival in Atlanta.

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