Want to listen to good music? Want to give money for a good cause? Well, do I have the deal for you.
Not only does Omnivore Recordings have great taste in music, they also have inclinations of do-goodery. The label has joined forces with the Joseph Gomoll Foundation for a compilation whose profits benefit the battle against epilepsy.
The collection on two CDs, both of which feature live and unreleased studio cuts, and will be released to the public on August 14th. The first of two discs features a wide range of talent including power pop act Star & Micey, Grammy award winner Rosanne Cash, and ’90s alt-pop breakout Sam Phillips.
The second disc is a compendium of songs for kids, most of which were recorded specifically for the album. Late ’70s pop icons The Knack, Bryan Cole, Robbie Schaefer, The Sursiks, and The Baseball Project (with Steve Wynn of Dream Syndicate and Scott McCaughey of R.E.M.) are all featured.
Past the cost of production, all profits from the sale of Joey’s Song will go towards research, treatment and support to for epilepsy. Additionally, a percentage of the profit goes to Gio’s Garden, a respite care center that provides specialized services for families with special needs children.
With the object of the release to raise money in support of organizations focused on seizure research and special needs children, it’s too much of a good cause to pass up. You can find yourself a copy at JoeysSong.com. Get one for your friends, too!