Musician Donates CD Sales to Katrina Victims

By: Wendy Suares
By: Wendy Suares

Chet Lott has released his new blues CD, "Erased It". He shares the last name of his senator father, but Chet Lott has made a name for himself as a musician.

"Welcome to Mississippi" is one of several original tracks that celebrate Lott's home state, a place he's giving back to with sales from his new CD.

All proceeds are going to the Southeast Chapter of the American Red Cross for Katrina relief.

"I was in Kentucky and I really felt helpless," said Lott. "Everyone was down here cleaning up the lots, and this was a small way I can lend a helping hand to the coast."

It all started with the title track "Erased It". Chet says he wrote the song one day after seeing what Katrina left of his family home in Pascagoula.

"The thing that really affected me the most was everyone had lost their house, every neighbor in the neighborhood I grew up in, all around Beach Boulevard in Pascagoula. Every house was gone," Lott said.

That emotion inspired the project that took 11 months to complete. The business man by day spent evenings in a Kentucky recording studio.

The result? His mother, Patricia Lott, said this is great music that's already getting airplay in Europe.

"Some disc jockey in Poland, all we could understand was, we could only pick up a few words, but it was really interesting," said Patricia Lott, Chet's mother.

Now Chet's trying to gain that kind of interest in his home state where the first leg of the "Erased It" tour is underway. He said he hopes to sell 10,000 copies of the CD.

For more information or to order a copy of Lott's CD for $15.00, go to All proceeds go to the American Red Cross.

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