Welcome to the new Joey’s Song blog! Over the coming months, we’ll use these pages to keep you up to date on all of the breaking news about the Joey’s Song project and give you some insight into the musicians who are generously pitching in to make this project a reality.
But wait – what is Joey’s Song? We’re glad you asked. Joey’s Song is a series of CD releases launched by the Joseph Gomoll Foundation to raise money for the The Epilepsy Foundation. The Foundation – and the albums – were created in memory of Joseph Gomoll. Joey passed away in March, 2010, at age four, after battling a rare form of epilepsy called Dravet’s Syndrome. Joey loved music, so the Joey’s Song releases are both a tribute to him and a tool to raise money to help other kids like him get the help they deserve.
Joey’s story has certainly touched many hearts in the music community. A long list of artists has already joined the cause, many of whom are donating unreleased tracks for the albums. Some of the musicians slated for a Joey’s Song release include Crash Test Dummies, Duncan Sheik and Raul Malo, but please visit the Joey’s Song website to view the full, ever expanding list of musicians on board.
The first Joey’s Song release date is January 25, 2011, but you don’t have to wait until then to help. We’re running a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to cover production costs so that even more of the money generated from the sales of Joey’s Song releases can go directly to the charities we support. Note that production is our only expense – after those costs are met, 100% of the money from sales of the albums goes to our cause. Visit our Kickstarter campaign page to see a track listing for our first releases, a video explaining more about Joey’s Song and tons of amazing thank-you prizes you can earn through your contributions, including private concerts, a trip to Disney and much more.
That’s all from us for now, but bookmark this page because we’ll be updating this blog frequently with news, artist profiles and interviews. In the meantime, find us online on our website, Twitter, MySpace, Facebook, and of course, Kickstarter.