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Exclusive Stream: Jack Johnson, G Love, More Celebrate 'This Warm December'

New charity compilation also features Rogue Wave, Money Mark, Neil Halstead and Matt Costa

November 7, 2011 11:05 AM ET
'This Warm December, A Brushfire Holiday Vol. 2'
'This Warm December, A Brushfire Holiday Vol. 2'

Click to listen to 'This Warm December - A Brushfire Holiday, Volume 2'

Jack Johnson, Rogue Wave, G Love and the rest of the Brushfire Records family came together for This Warm December - A Brushfire Holiday Volume 2, a new collection of holiday-themed music. Proceeds from the set, which features originals by Johnson, Matt Costa, Money Mark and Neil Halstead and classics covered by Rogue Wave and Zee Avi, will go to Little Kids Rock, Silverlake Conservatory and other charities benefiting music education for children. The compilation will hit stores on November 15th, but you can stream the album in full here today.

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