One of the greatest musical inspirations of my youth was singer songwriter Janis Ian. How surprised was I when in the Spring of 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic I got an email from Janis asking about two of my artists with regards to a project she was doing.
To make a long story short, Ryan and I did our second collaboration by contributing to Janis’ project, “Better Times Will Come.” She created the project to help musicians out of work because of the pandemic, and graciously let Ryan and me submit our version of her song.
Learn more about the “Better Times Will Come” project at www.janisian.com and help support her work and that of the other live musicians engaged in the project. Adding to the usually tenuous financial position of most working musicians, the pandemic essentially put them all out of work.
Also check out the wonderful work Janis does with the Pearl Foundation, an IRS-approved 501(c)(3) tax-deductible organization dedicated to helping adults further their educations (https://www.janisian.com/pearlfoundation.php).