Lera Lynn, who was raised and began her career in Athens, is among the featured artists on a newly released tribute album honoring Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Eleni Mandell.
Out now digitally via Yep Roc Records, Unsung Heroes: Songs of Eleni Mandell offers a whopping 17 versions of various Mandell songs, including “Beautiful” as rendered by Lynn, whose own career as a singer-songwriter kicked off while she was attending the University of Georgia in Athens. Jackson Browne, Benji Hughes, Van Dyke Parks and Inara George are among the other artists participating on the tribute album. Mandell herself sings the new song, “Empty Locket.”
Proceeds from the sale of Unsung Heroes will go toward plastic pollution awareness and legislative efforts.