MIKE McDONALD, WILLIE NELSON, DAVID HIDALGO, "Dreams of the San Joaquin," 2021

By Karen Bliss 5/19/21 | www.samaritanmag.com

"I'm sending you some money, I wish it could be more," is the first line of  the ballad “Dreams of the San Joaquin," which Michael McDonald, Willie Nelson and Los Lobos' David Hidalgo have covered to raise money for Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services and United Farm Workers of America. “COVID has ravaged this quadrant of the American workforce disproportionately," said McDonald in a statement. The two charities "are working hard to bring vaccine awareness and financial help to provide distribution to this demographic so hard hit by COVID-19.”  The song is $1 USD. Buy it here. — Karen Bliss