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An inside look at Steve Wynn and Joey’s Song



Steve Wynn



In March of 2010, Michael Gomoll lost his son suddenly to Dravet’s Syndrome, a rare form of epilepsy. Gomoll then established The Joseph Gomoll Foundation to honor his son, and began preparing for the release of the Joey’s Song project. One of the leading supporters in the Joey’s Song project has been Steve Wynn.

You may know Wynn from his work with The Dream Syndicate, a band that–along with REM and the Replacements–practically invented the American indie rock scene of the 1980s. Or maybe you tuned in when he played on the Late Show with David Letterman earlier this year.
In 25 years, Wynn has released at least that many albums and has seen over 300 of his songs recorded. He has been prominently featured in Rolling Stone, Mojo, Uncut, Entertainment Weekly, People, The Los Angeles Times, New York Times and countless other publications all over the world.

I took a few minutes to talk with Michael Gomoll about the Joey’s Song project and Steve’s involvement. Mike told me, “I wrote Steve directly because I am a fan [of his] and Joey’s story hit home with him. I have only found a couple artists with a more direct tie to seizure disorders, most are just moved by our story. But really, we reached out to Steve because he is a music legend and Steve said yes.”




Northern Agression



In addition to Joey’s Project, Wynn has been busy working on his latest album titled, “Northern Agression.” When asked Steve said that, “We certainly had the freedom to let it fly [on this album]. This was me and the Miracle 3 doing what we do best–colliding against each other and our surroundings, not holding back and barely taking stock until all was done.”
 
US Release of Northern Agression: November 30
To hear a clip of Resolution, the lead trak visit

Pre-order album from Yep Roc Records
To buy album
To view Steve Wynn’s anthology

Let me know if you want to hear more about Dravet Syndrome, Joey’s Song, or any of the artists participating in the project.

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