Artist of the day: Bobby Smith
One such artist is singer-songwriter Bobby Smith, an Indiana native who has recorded rock and contemporary Christian songs since he was 15. He's a frequent bar performer who plays pop and classic rock standards along the beach.
But recently, he was moved to write and record a song to highlight the damage caused by the oil spill: Please Save Our Beaches, a sax-and-piano-driven singalong that encourages people to remember the birds and beaches affected by the crude. From the lyrics:
A tragedy in the making / a paradise we call home / The waves washing onto the shore / the seagulls lost to roam /Helplessly looking for an end / to preserve our way of life / a fragile resource we can't ignore / let's all now make things right.
Sample the video above, and if you like what you hear, buy a copy of the song for $1.99 at Smith's website.