Review of Sweet Relief III: Pennies From Heaven (Vanguard / Universal Music Canada)

Sweet Relief III

Like the Unison Benevolent Fund in Canada, The Sweet Relief Musicians Fund was established to lend a helping hand to musicians when facing illness or other critical life events. Their latest compilation gathers some of the industry’s finest songwriters, all of whom contribute songs of support and hope. Canada’s own Ron Sexsmith opens the set with the lushly orchestrated title track while Shelby Lynne offers the sparsely arranged Brother Where Are You. Other compilation highlights include She & Him (performing a quirky version of Roger Miller’s King Of The Road), Jackson Browne and Ben Harper.