Graciously is a collection of songs recorded at Wavelab and representing the remarkable community of artists who've made records there. One-third of the net proceeds from sales of Graciously will go to the New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity's Musician's Village Project to aid in their work in the Gulf Coast area. All the songs on Graciously were recorded at Wavelab, by artists that have a strong affinity for the place. The CD serves up new, previously unreleased songs from Steve Wynn, Calexico, Nik Freitas, Devotchka, Amelia White, Luca, Richmond Fontaine, Robyn Hitchcock, Howe Gelb & Scout Niblett, John Doe, Tony Furtado and Friends Of Dean Martinez. In the tragic aftermath of Hurricane Katrina's Gulf Coast strike last year, Craig Schumacher from Wavelab was one of the many folks all across the country who was deeply moved by the devastation. Craig had established strong ties to the area's music community over many years and many visits, and had even been organizing the annual Tape Op Conference in New Orleans. Like so many other lovers of the city and the area and the music and the culture, he wanted to do something to help. Meanwhile, Nick Luca (a musician/producer and Craig's right-hand man at Wavelab) had been bouncing around an idea with Mike Lembo (Funzalo Records label head) for a Christmas compilation. That's when it struck all involved that a Wavelab/Funzalo compilation CD would be a great way to raise funds for those folks in the Gulf Coast who were directly affected by Katrina. Funzalo Records. 2006.