Newfoundland singer-songwriter Alan Doyle has brought together a group of well-known Canadian musicians in an effort to help one of their own.
John Mann, frontman for Spirit of the West, has early-onset Alzheimer’s.
Doyle says Mann is a big influence on his career and although musicians come together to raise funds for many causes, it’s rare to do it for one of their own. He says the music community in the country is a small one but everyone felt a will and desire to step up and help out.
Doyle, along with close to 50 Canadian musicians including Jim Cuddy, Sarah McLachlan, Barenaked Ladies’ Ed Robertson and fellow Newfoundlander Corey Tetford, re-recorded a popular song that Mann co-wrote with his band – "Home for a Rest."
Peter Green, a local musician and producer, helped to produce the recording.
A go-fund me account has been set up in order to help raise some funds for Mann. So far the campaign has raised three-quarters of the $20,000 goal.