Friends of Spirit of the West singer John Mann come together for a tribute song. You should buy a copy. Here’s why.

As John Mann, the singer for Spirit of the West, continues to live with early-onset dementia, his friends have come together to cover the classic SotW song “Home for a Rest” to raise money to assist in John’s care.

This recording was made during a benefit for John at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver in November 2017. Among the fifty people participating in the live event was:

  • Jim Cuddy of Blue Rodeo
  • Sarah McLachlan
  • Alan Doyle (the guy who spearheaded the project)
  • Ed Robertson of Barenaked Ladies
  • Barney and Dustin Bentall
  • Colin James
  • Craig Northey and The Odds
  • Shari Ulrich
  • Jim Byrnes
  • Kendel Carson
  • Daniel Lapp
  • Spirit of the West with Cory Tetford
  • Shehab Illyas
  • Kris MacFarlane.

A full 100% of the proceeds from this songs–that’s sales and streaming–will go to the John Mann Trust Fund.  More than $33,000 has been raised for John through a GoFundMe campaign. This song should help even more.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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