suggested album pricing: $10 donation for the full album, $1 donation per song if you don't have that much to give. all proceeds from this project will go to benefit the Jana Marie Foundation.
we dedicate this to all who have struggled with the burden of mental illness.
the Jana Marie Foundation was created in memory of a beloved friend and family member who was lost too soon to suicide. it is dedicated to shattering the stigma of mental illness, with a focus on helping youth (especially young women) better understand and adapt to their struggles through community, creativity, and artistic expression. in March of 2017 the foundation recognized its five-year anniversary with the launch of the Mokita™ initiative, inspired by the Kilivila (indigenous New Guinea) word loosely translated to mean "a known truth that is left unspoken".
find out more information about the Jana Marie Foundation at: www.janamariefoundation.org
the bones of these three songs were laid out some six years ago by a player in the grand shell game, during the tumultuous period surrounding his dear cousin's suicide. the final piece, Jana's song, was written the very day she passed as he sat hundreds of miles away, struggling with his own depression, wondering how he might tell her everything would be all right. the grand shell game considers her co-author on all three works.
this band of the grand shell game is made up of: daniel fields, dylan turner, e-s guthrie, joe macphail, rob "poppa" davis, rob "the voice" dimauro, and you. find more music and community at thegrandshellgame.com