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A world-class collection of troubadours are banding together to support Autism Awareness Month in April through Songs of the Spectrum, an all-star album of original songs about autism set for release Tuesday, April 6, 2010 through SingSOS, a new nonprofit organization formed to enlist the power of music to spread the word about autism.

Jackson Browne, Dar Williams, Marshall Crenshaw, Jonatha Brooke, Teddy Geiger, Ari Hest, Dan Bern, Richard Julian, Ollabelle, Valerie Carter, Don Dixon & Marti Jones, Christina Courtin, and Mike Viola, Kelly Flint and The Cucumbers comprise the cast of established and emerging artists singing songs expressing the journey of heartbreak to the unexpected joy and understanding that comes from encountering the world of autism. (more…)

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In 2004, Jason Crigler‘s life was taking off. He was one of New York’s hottest young guitarists, his new CD was due for release and his wife, Monica, was pregnant with their first child. Then, at a gig in Manhattan, Jason suffered a near-fatal brain hemorrhage. His doctors doubted he would ever emerge from his near-vegetative state. The astonishing journey that followed, documented by friend and filmmaker Eric Daniel Metzgar in Life. Support., Music., is a stirring family saga and a portrait of creative struggle in the face of overwhelming tragedy.

After receiving the daunting medical prognosis, Monica and the Crigler clan took a courageous decision ­ they would believe in Jason and, joining forces, conduct an intensive, round-the-clock care and rehabilitation program to bring him back to the life they believed was still in him. Musicians who had worked with Jason, including Norah Jones, Marshall Crenshaw and Linda Thompson, held benefits. (more…)

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