ABOUT JOEY'S SONG
Joey's Song was started in 2010 following the death of four-year-old Joey Gomoll, who passed one week shy of his fifth birthday. Joey suffered from a rare and debilitating form of epilepsy known as Dravet Syndrome.
Dravet's caused persistent seizures which were never able to be controlled through medications leading to severe learning disabilities. While Dravet's robbed Joey of the ability to speak, Joey remained a happy and fun-loving child. He was happiest when music was playing, allowing him to hum, drum, and sing in his own way. To be present when music was playing meant only one thing, that Joey would soon have you dancing and enjoying the music with him.
Joey's Song is 501(c)(3) with a mission to raise awareness and money for epilepsy research and program services for children with special needs.
Raise money and awareness for epilepsy research and program services for children with special needs.
HOW JOEY'S SONG RAISES FUNDS
Because of Joey's love for music, our foundation uses music as our primary fundraising vehicle. Each year, we host a benefit concert that features multi-platinum recording artist and 3-time Grammy winner Butch Vig and his band, The Know-It-All Boyfriends (aka KIAB), who serve as a house band to a steady stream of musical stars.
Our Joey's Song family of artists include: Brian Aubert (Silversun Pickups); Charlie Berens (The Manitowoc Minute); Peter Buck and Mike Mills (R.E.M.); Neko Case; Rosanne Cash; Miguel Cervantes (Hamilton); Cory Chisel; Chris Collingwood (Fountains Of Wayne); Ralph Covert (The Bad Examples); Cowboy Junkies; Crash Test Dummies; Marshall Crenshaw; Justin Currie (Del Amitri); Tanya Donelly and Gail Greenwood (Belly); Butch Vig and Duke Erikson (Garbage); Steve Forbert; Robbie Fulks; Laura Jane Grace (Against Me!); Jon Dee Graham (True Believers); Kay Hanley (Letters To Cleo); Joel Hodgson (Mystery Science Theater 3000); Kelly Hogan; Wally Ingram (Sheryl Crow); Jewel; Freedy Johnston; Sam Llanas (BoDeans); Gary Louris and Mark Olson (The Jayhawks); Jesse Malin; Patterson Hood (Drive-By Truckers); Scott McCaughey (Minus 5); Michael Mcdermott; Rhett Miller (Old 97s); Montgomery Gentry; Dan Navarro (Lowen & Navarro); Miles Nielsen; Rick Nielsen and Daxx Nielsen (Cheap Trick); Glen Phillips (Toad The Wet Sprocket); Dave Pirner (Soul Asylum); Linda Pitmon (Zuzu’s Petals); Brian Ray (Paul Mccartney); Matthew Ryan; Trapper Schoepp; Jody Stephens (Big Star); Ken Stringfellow (The Posies); Aaron Tippin; Zach Williams (The Lone Bellow); and Steve Wynn (Dream Syndicate).
Since Joey's death in 2010, we have produced 5 charity compilation CDs featuring rare and previously unreleased music from nationally known, award-winning musicians.
Our CDs are all available as digital downloads. Radio stations from Australia to the UK to South America to Japan to Sweden and everywhere in between have played our songs. CDs have been downloaded in over 25 countries worldwide.
HOW TO GET INVOLVED
Over the years, many have supported us along the way and, quite frankly, we could never have done it without them. Our organization continues to grow exponentially each year, because of the incredible and selfless sponsors, donors, musicians, participants, artists, collaborators, and, of course, you.
If you are interested in participating in Joey's Song, please consider a donation or sponsorship. Thank you for your contribution of time and energy. Together, through our music, we hope to help educate the world about epilepsy and raise money to help find a cure.