NEWS: CD Release Both Sides of the Tracks Willow Walker Cambridges Homeless Community

Just released ... Both Sides Of The Tracks double CD; a truly eclectic and original collection of song, musicianship and poetry. From hip hop to traditional folk from blues to punk, there and back, mixed up and in between. In some ways the least interesting thing about Both Sides of the Tracks is what is shared by those who have contributed to it ... their experiences of homelessness.

For some this means that tonight they will be sleeping in a doorway or under canvas somewhere tucked away. For others it is the daily grind of begging a sofa from increasingly reluctant ‘friends'. Many have found shelter and support from Jimmy's Nightshelter, hostels at Willow Walk, 222 Victoria Rd, Corona House, Cyrenians, Emmaus and the Jubilee Project. Still more have moved on to shared houses or their own tenancies. The reasons for their homelessness are equally diverse ... bereavement, mental or physical illness, unemployment, marital breakdown, alcoholism, drug addiction, release from prison ... real life struggles that could happen to anyone.

This project has been made possible with funding raised by Cambridge Link-Up from Awards For All (National Lottery) and has been coordinated by the Editor of the Willow Walker, Kirsten Lavers in collaboration with Jamie New of GHETTOWISE Records and Kay Barrett of Street Voices.

Both Sides of the Tracks is a high quality double CD available for purchase online at £10 plus postage and packing. All proceeds will support further creative Cambridge Link-Up projects