Artists Sing For Autism
February 18, 2010 at 9:22 AM (PT)
An impressive collection of singer-songwriters are banding together to support AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH in APRIL through "Songs of the Spectrum," an album of original songs about autism. The project is being released on TUESDAY, APRIL 6th and the proceeds will benefit SingSOS, a new nonprofit organization formed to enlist the power of music to spread the word about autism.
Artists who have contributed to the project include JACKSON BROWNE, DAR WILLIAMS, MARSHALL CRENSHAW, JONATHA BROOKE, ARI HEST, DAN BERN, RICHARD JULIAN, OLLABELLE, VALERIE CARTER, DON DIXON & MARTI JONES and many others.
The songs are all collaborations between JON FRIED and DEENA SHOSHKES, the husband-wife team at the heart of the veteran indie-pop band THE CUCUMBERS, and JOHN O’NEIL, a New York Times editor whose 2004 essay for the paper about his autistic son James was part of a Pulitzer Prize-nominated series.
"Songs of the Spectrum" is generating excitement in the autism community already through an innovative online marketing and distribution system involving dozens of autism awareness organizations and schools in a grassroots outreach effort.
A concert to help kick off the project is in the works to take place at The Bitter End in NEW YORK on APRIL 7th. For details about the project and the concert, visit singsos.org.