In November 2012, Dead Oliver released the album "Commodore." 100% of the funds raised by this album are used to support organizations, charities, and ministries who work endlessly to do good within the city of Flint, Michigan.
This project is birthed out of a yearning for productive art. At its core, the music of Dead Oliver’s album “Commodore” strives to provide a source of hope for the city of Flint through the platform of artistic work. That work is, just as the very word suggests: work. Our world is one that is filled with beauty and joy while also being infected with pain and suffering. This project and its participants accept the responsibility of creating art that has the ability of transforming what was once weak into a being that fearlessly has the right to celebrate its innate love of life and the world surrounding such life.
Through this project, Dead Oliver is not attempting to purchase peace; instead we are supporting those who are nurturing relationships within the city of Flint and working to create a stronger community. If you do not support this project, we have great hope that our work will encourage you to find your place in the work that must be done in the community surrounding you.
Organizations that Dead Oliver has supported thus far:
We are all humans, and because of that, we all possess a love for creating. It is through this creative process that we become truly ourselves. When we create, we quit our worthless exhibitions of mockery and become driven by the most honest form of art: the outpouring of our souls into the community by which we are surrounded.
Dead Oliver is the work of Garrett Stier in collaboration with several other artists.
All music is written by Garrett Stier and performed by both Garrett Stier and Laura Hobson
Dead Oliver is based out of Grand Rapids, Michigan.
To contact Dead Oliver, please email Garrett Stier - firstname.lastname@example.org
Garrett is also the drummer for Stationary Travelers and Kelsey Rottiers and the Rising Tide