Ryko Distribution on May 11 will release "ParkinSong, Volume I: 38 Songs of Hope," a two-CD compilation of tracks by noted Americana artists that will benefit awareness of and research into Parkinson'

Ryko Distribution on May 11 will release "ParkinSong, Volume I: 38 Songs of Hope," a two-CD compilation of tracks by noted Americana artists that will benefit awareness of and research into Parkinson's Disease. The collection was created by the ParkinSong Foundation, a non-profit organization founded by the children of educator and Parkinson's victim Selma Litowitz.

Produced by Lloyd Maines, the set includes previously unreleased tracks by Steve Forbert, Chuck Prophet and Dave Alvin, plus selections by David Crosby & Graham Nash, Bonnie Raitt, Tom Russell, Alejandro Escovedo, Jonatha Brooke, Dar Williams, Neko Case, Kim Richey, Kelly Willis, Hot Club of Cowtown and eastmountainsouth.