Famous Musicians Team Up With Teens In Recovery To Make Inspiring Charity Album
The influential non-profit, Road Recovery, is dedicated to helping young people battle addiction and other adversities by harnessing the influence of entertainment industry professionals who have confronted similar crises and now wish to share their experience, knowledge and resources.
Road Recovery’s Trax Program comprises young adults who use has a band which is made up of teens in the organization using peer support and music to battle their adversities. Their youth house band, TYPE II, collaborated with various musicians to make a full length charity album, DON’T GIVE UP. The album, launched on November 17, 2015, has songs written/recorded by young participants from Road Recovery’s Trax program in collaboration with some of music’s legendary stars: Slash, Peter Frampton, Tom Morello, Jill Sobule, Simon Kirke, Fred Schneider and Wayne Kramer, under the guidance of A&R Executive and non-profit mentor Michael Alago. The proceeds of the album go to further support this amazing organization.
"Our young people in Road Recovery began writing songs together by drawing from their life experiences. In the process, they dreamed of collaborating with some of rock music's legendary artists. The magic of Road Recovery provided these kids the chance to realize their dreams, and I was honored to be invited into the recording and production process. It's been a joy to make this album a reality with some amazing mentors from the music industry." - Michael Alago