Apogee supports Amnesty International’s Toast to Freedom Project

This Thursday May 3, Amnesty International will celebrate 50 years of service to human rights. In honor of this event, more than 50 prominent musicians have come together to release an original recorded song, “Toast to Freedom” – a project that began in Levon Helm’s Studio in upstate New York and grew to include tracks from studios all over the world. The song, which was produced by legendary producer/mixer and close Apogee friend Bob Clearmountain, will become available this Thursday, the day of the anniversary, as well as performed live on the Jay Leno Show that night.

Clearmountain, Apogee CEO Betty Bennett and members of Apogee staff have dedicated countless hours to Amnesty International throughout the years and continue to show their support in any way possible.

Wednesday morning, Apogee will open their Berkeley Street Studio to the rehearsal for the “Toast To Freedom” performance on Jay Leno’s show. Notable performers expected include Kris Kristofferson, Larry Campbell, Carl Carlton, Theresa Williams, Amy Helm, Shawn Mullins, Eric Burdon, Jonny Lang, Vida Simon, Essie Jain and many others.

For more info on the “Toast to Freedom” project, please check out

For more info on how to get involved with Amnesty International, please check out www.amnesty.org/