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Joey’s Song: Musicians in support of epilepsy awareness

When Michael Gomoll lost his son Joseph Martin Gomoll suddenly in March of 2010 to Dravet’s Syndrome, a rare form of epilepsy, he decided to take action. Gomoll turned his pain into an opportunity for those living with epilepsy. He established The Joseph Gomoll Foundation to honor his son and since it’s inception, the Foundation has begun work on the Joey’s Song project.

Music was the centerpiece of Joey’s world, so the Foundation will be releasing a series of CDs that will be called “Joey’s Song”. The CDs will feature rare and unreleased songs from major recording acts from around the world. See the list below to find out if your favorite band is participating.

All the money raised by the Foundation, beyond the cost of production, will go directly to the charities named on the Joey’s Song website.

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Artists participating in Joey’s Song
The following musicians have contributed their amazing talent to give Joey’s Song its unique voice. Without these generous artists, there would be no Joey’s Song.

AA Bondy
AC Newman (New Pornographers)
Alecia Nugent
Anthony Smith
April Smith and the Great Picture Show
Bill Mallonee
The Bottle Rockets
Brendan Benson
Cowboy Junkies
Crash Test Dummies
DADDY
Dan Wilson
David Lowery (Cracker)
David Olney
Duncan Sheik
Earlimart
Ed Harcourt
Eileen Rose
Ellis Paul
Five For Fighting
Freedy Johnston
The Gourds
Great Big Sea
Greg Percy
Greg Trooper
Gurf Morlix
HEM
Howe Gelb (Giant Sand)
Iron & Wine
Jason Albert (Heartland)
Jason Ringenberg (Jason & The Scorchers)
Jesse and Noah
Joe Henry
Joe Pernice
John Eddie
John Sieger
Johnette Napolitano (Concrete Blonde)
Jon Dee Graham
Justin Currie (del Amitri)
Kate Rusby
Kathryn Calder (New Pornographers)
Kevin McDermott
Kris Dollimore (ex. The Godfathers)
Lee Roy Parnell
Lowen and Navarro
Lucy Kaplansky
MARAH
Mark Bryan (Hootie and the Blowfish)
Mark Kozelek (Sun Kil Moon)
Mark Olson (Jayhawks)
Martin-Ramey
Matt Pond PA
Matthew Ryan
Michael McDermott
Michael Peterson
Michelle Malone
Mike Viola
Neko Case
Otis Gibbs
Peter Bradley Adams
Phil Lee
Ralph Covert (Bad Examples, Ralph’s World)
Randy Houser
Raul Malo
Reed Foehl (Acoustic Junction)
Regie Hamm
Rissi Palmer
Robbie Fulks
Robert J (The Rowdy Prairie Dogs)
Slaid Cleaves
Steve Forbert
Steve Wynn
Teenage Fanclub
Tom Russell
Tommy Womack
The Handsome Family
The McCluskey Brothers
Thea Gilmore
Tim Easton
Tracy Bonham
Will Kimbrough
The Wooldridge Brothers
The Yell Leaders

Thanks again to these artists. Watch for more information on Dravet’s Syndrome and the artists involved in this project.

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