Mickey Hart

The Mickey Hart Band is releasing a new song titled “Jersey Shore,” Tuesday, Feb 5, to benefit Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.

Longtime Grateful Dead drummer Hart, who lives outside Sebastopol, said he feels a special bond with New Jersey, stemming from his own New York roots.

“I was a kid from Coney Island, Atlantic Beach and Far Rockaway,” said Hart. “The Shore was the totem, the centerpiece, a physical representation of community spirit for many generations.”

Those who make a donation will also receive two bonus hours of music, including the full-length performance of the Mickey Hart Band live on the Jersey Shore last August, and tracks from the band’s latest album, “Mysterium Tremendum.”

To download song and help rebuild the Jersey Shore, go to http://www.mickeyhart.net/jersey.