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.