SINGER-SONGWRITER ROGER STREET FRIEDMAN PARTNERS WITH USA FOR UNHCR, THE UN REFUGEE AGENCY, TO RAISE $1 MILLION THROUGH SONG DOWNLOAD CAMPAIGN

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October 26, 2017

SINGER-SONGWRITER ROGER STREET FRIEDMAN PARTNERS WITH USA FOR UNHCR, THE UN REFUGEE AGENCY, TO RAISE $1 MILLION THROUGH SONG DOWNLOAD CAMPAIGN

Sea Cliff, NY: Roger Street Friedman announced today that all proceeds from the sale of his song “No Safe Place” will be donated to the USA for UNHCR and other groups that provide direct aid to refugees. Donors download the song for $1 through his “One Million Downloads for Safety” campaign. The singer-songwriter seeks to raise $1 million for the refugee cause. Visit https://give.classy.org/roger4refugees.

“I am brokenhearted by the plight of these children and their families,” says Friedman. “I felt like I had to help. This campaign seemed like a great way to move other people to contribute while also raising awareness of the issue.”

Written by Roger Street Friedman, “No Safe Place” was produced by Grammy-nominated, and number one hit songwriter Felix McTeigue. The video, available on the campaign page, was created by award-winning director Laura Crosta.

Friedman is raising awareness of the global refugee crisis and helping children, and by extension all refugees, who bravely leave a brutal life at home in the hopes of finding a safer one in a foreign land. He sings: “And there’s no safe place for me/living on the edge of a knife/I’m just a kid in another mean century/looking for a better life”

ABOUT ROGER STREET FRIEDMAN: Roger Street Friedman, 54, is a singer-songwriter based in Sea Cliff, New York. Friedman restarted his music career in 2010 following the loss of his parents and the birth of his daughter. “No Safe Place” is from his critically acclaimed 2017 album, Shoot The Moon, which reached as high as #2 on the Roots Music Report Americana Country Album Chart. www.rogerstreetfriedman.com

“He writes with the wisdom of someone who’s seen his share of living, and actually was savvy enough to take notes along the way… So here it is: what will surely be one of the best albums of this still brand new year–delivered right on time.” – Bill Bentley/Bentley’s Bandstand/The Morton Report
 
“Although Roger Street Friedman resides well below the radar, the music he makes offers all the ingredients necessary for mainstream success. While it’s hard to apply an exact comparison to his easily accessible sound, suffice it to say that James Taylor, Randy Newman and Jackson Browne all come to mind.”  –  Lee Zimmerman/Elmore Magazine
 
“If Shoot The Moon doesn’t quite deserve masterpiece status, it’s at least close. His words are autobiographical, cinematic, blunt and honest. His music is folk-rock, raucous horn-rock, dreamy pop-rock, Progressive Americana and sweet soulful R&B. Think Jackson Brown without all the earnestness.” – Mike Greenblatt/The Aquarian  

ABOUT USA FOR UNHCR: USA for UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, raises awareness about the refugee crisis among the American public and raises funds to help assist as many refugees as possible. As the only US-based nonprofit dedicated to fundraising for refugees and the UN Refugee Agency, USA for UNHCR plays a vital role helping and protecting the 65.6 million refugees and people displaced worldwide. www.unrefugees.org

For more information about Roger Street Friedman and the “One Million Downloads for Safety” Campaign, please contact:  Krista Mettler, Skye Media, krista.mettler@skyemediaonline.com

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Roger Street Friedman (Photo Credit: Laura Crosta)

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