Fighting Epilepsy Through Music

Everything has been leading to this – Joey’s Song first donation to the Epilepsy Foundation. Thanks to all your generosity and support, we were able to write the Epilepsy Foundation a check for a whopping $5,000 mere weeks after our release. You all helped make this possible, and for that, we can’t thank you enough.

Here is the Joseph Gomoll Foundation’s Kevin Baird delivering our check to Tanya Sweeney of the Epilepsy Foundation. Want to see even more of these kind of pics in the future? Pick up your copy of Joey’s Song today!

Kevin Baird delivers a check from Joey's Song to the Epilepsy Foundation

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If you’re a fan of quality Americana music like we are, then Radio Free Americana hardly needs an introduction. Now, Americana’s number one home on the web has made US number one on this week’s playlist. The company on the list is pretty illustrious, and we’re so excited to be rubbing shoulders with these music greats.

To hear selections from Joey’s Song plus much more Americana goodness, direct your browser to RadioFreeAmericana.com. If you like what you hear, don’t forget to pick up your own copy of Joey’s Song on our website.

A special thank you from the Joey’s Song family goes out to Cat at Radio Free Americana for all of the support.

 

Here at Joey’s Song HQ, we’ve been pumped about these releases for a long time, for a lot of reasons. Now that Joey’s Song Volume One and Two are out (yep, get ’em here), we are even more pumped to see how many people in the press are loving these releases as much as we do. Check out these recent press shoutouts:

Radio is also heating up for Joey’s Song. Thanks to all of the DJs out there supporting our releases:

Thanks to everyone for their support. Watch this space – more press is in the works for the coming weeks, and we’ll keep you posted on all of it right here!

Joey’s Song in the Media

Joey’s Song is barely one week past its official release date (what? don’t have your copy yet? well, we can fix that), and already, the response from the press has been top notch. In case you missed it, check out these exciting little media nuggets:

We’re also making some early headway into radio. WTCC in Springfield,  MA, and WMVL in Purchase,  NY, have both Joey’s Song in this week’s Top 40 – WTCC at 38 and WMVL at 30.

Thank you to our early press supporters, and as always, to all of you who helped turn this project into a reality. If you don’t yet have your copy of Joey’s Song (or maybe your Valentine doesn’t have one), you need some Joey’s Song swag or just want to donate to the cause, please visit our website.

So many people have donated their talents and time to making Joey’s Song a reality. How did they get involved, and what moved them about the project? We’re asking them each five questions to find out. Here, Robbie Fulks gives you a peek behind the scenes into his involvement with Joey’s Song:

1. How did you get involved with Joey’s Song?

Joey’s dad Michael e-mailed me with the request and the details and I was onboard.

2. Why did you pick the song you choose to contribute to Joey’s Song?

I really couldn’t decide what to contribute. Then I did a show of Bob Dylan Jesus music at a little club, a friend recorded it, and the performance and recording both sounded good to me — and absorbingly “serious,”  in a way that seemed right for a record that was attached to such a noble cause and devastating event.

3. What about Joey’s story resonated with you and convinced you to get involved?

The details of the project spoke for themselves, and Michael proved to be a reliable and gracious overseer too.

4. Tell us one fun fact about you that might surprise your fans.

I’m kind of into Bob Dylan’s Jesus music!

5. What are you working on now?

A song for Kelly Hogan’s next record and credits music for a sitcom. Guess which one sounds better!

So many people have donated their talents and time to making Joey’s Song a reality. How did they get involved, and what moved them about the project? We’re asking them each five questions to find out. First one deck, Tim Easton. Here’s what he had to say:

1. How did you get involved with Joey’s Song?

I was contacted through TimEaston.com

2. Why did you pick the song you choose to contribute to Joey’s Song?

I wanted to put a happy song on there, a truthful, loving song.

3. What about Joey’s story resonated with you and convinced you to get involved?

Everything. The birth of my daughter.

4. Tell us one fun fact about you that might surprise your fans.

In my spare time, I paint pictures of guitars. Well, maybe that is not a surprise anymore.  Okay…I like to go to batting cages on the road, keep my game up.   I don’t watch sports on TV, but I am very competitive when it comes to playing them with my friends.

5. What are you working on now?

Two projects.   One is called Tim Easton, Since 1966 which is a solo acoustic record that I am making slowly but surely by the campfire in my yard here in Joshua Tree. The other is a rock and roll band kind of thing called Beat the Band and that is being mastered in December 2010, so we’re getting very close to having that ready.  Without a record company, things move at a different pace.

Drum roll, please…..thank you….and now, the moment we’ve all been waiting for! The tracklistings for the first installments of Joey’s Song – the adult album and the kiddo version – are locked and ready to rock. And now, the big reveal:

Adult CD :

  • Hang On Mike (live) – Mike Viola *
  • If your Tears Don’t Make A Sound (demo) – Del Amitri *
  • In Love With You – Tim Easton *
  • The Difference – Thea Gilmore *
  • The Sweetest Sound Of All – Ed Harcourt *
  • People Got A Lotta Nerve – Neko Case
  • Mmmm Mmmm Mmmm (live) – Crash Test Dummies
  • Streets Of Laredo – Slaid Cleaves
  • This Street, This Man, This Life (acoustic) – Cowboy Junkies *
  • Wash & Fold (live) – DADDY *
  • All Thumbs (demo) – Tracy Bonham *
  • I Believe In You (live) – Robbie Fulks *
  • 14th Street And Mars (alternate version) – Michelle Malone *
  • Seven Angels – HEM *
  • Carry Your Cross (demo) – Michael McDermott *
  • Still I Dream – A.A. Bondy *

Kids CD :

  • Monkeys – Steve Wynn *
  • Oh Johnny LeBeck – Eileen Rose and The Legendary Rich Gilbert *
  • Baby Clap – Greg Percy *
  • The Wheels On The Bus (live) – Lowen & Navarro *
  • Puff the Magic Dragon – Steve Forbert
  • Little Blue Horses – The Sleepytones
  • Say, Say, Oh Playmate – April Smith and The Great Picture Show *
  • Hippopotamus – Jon Dee Graham
  • Pickle Me Juice – Ralph Covert *
  • Mr. Teetot – Ellis Paul *
  • Working On The Railroad – The Band Of Blacky Ranchette *
  • Upside Down Town – Greg Trooper *
  • Dan Blocker – Gurf Morlix
  • And It’s Beautiful – Crash Test Dummies
  • You Are My Sunshine – Matthew Ryan *
  • Sam’s Lullaby – Phil Lee *

And there you have it! Where you see an asterisk, you see a previously unreleased track. We can’t thank the generous artists enough for their music donations. We also can’t thank you enough for your help during our Kickstarter campaign. You helped us reach our goal and then some – and it’s not too late to get involved. Pre-order your CD or buy tickets to the January 21 release party on our Kickstarter page.

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