Friends and Fans Join Forces to Help NRBQ Founding Member with Financial Assistance
True North Records and Sweet Relief have announced a June 25th release date for A Sweet Relief Tribute to Joey Spampinato, which features a lengthy list of friends and fans of the NRBQ founding member/bassist saluting him with 14 versions of their own previously unreleased takes of Spampinato-penned songs.
A Sweet Relief Tribute to Joey Spampinato is an inspired album recorded by an astounding group of musicians who are all generously donating their proceeds from these recordings to the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund to support Joey with his current health issues. The Sweet Relief Musicians Fund provides financial assistance to all types of career musicians and music industry workers who are struggling to make ends meet while facing illness, disability or age-related problems.
Joey Spampinato, a singer, songwriter and bassist, was co-founder of the legendary NRBQ, a rock quartet whose genre-defying music continues to inspire generations of music fans and fellow musicians. Many of those musicians answered the call from Joey’s wife Kami Lyle and producer Sheldon Gomberg when they contacted them about recording one of Joey’s songs for an album to help raise funds for Joey when it was revealed he was battling cancer.
1. Al Anderson - You Can't Hide
2. Los Lobos - Every Boy, Every Girl
3. Deer Tick - That I Get Back Home
4. Ben Harper with Keith Richards, Charlie Musselwhite, Benmont Tench, Don Was, & Don Heffington - Like A Locomotive
5. Peter Case - Don't Knock At My Door
6. She & Him - How Can I Make You Love Me
7. The Minus 5 - Don't She Look Good
8. Steve Forbert - Beverly
9. Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale - How Will I Know
10. Bonnie Raitt & NRBQ - Green Lights
11. Robbie Fulks - Chores
12. Penn And Teller - Plenty of Something
13. The Nils & Chris Spedding - That's Alright
14. Kami Lyle with Joey - First Crush