Songs For Jake

by Samantha Lien


Ok.. time for a little self-promotion, but we just hit three years of running Songs For Jake - a wonderful music project thought-up by my husband, and we're thrilled to celebrate this milestone!

So... Who is Jake? 
Jake, my younger brother. He has cerebral palsy, which I only mention to emphasize the impact music has in his life. His room is covered in guitars and music memorabilia and his 1,000 CD disc changer is packed with all of Jake's very favorite albums - which are played in constant rotation. 

Jake can identify a tune within the first three notes of a song, and while he can't tell you how he feels about the music in words, the happiness it brings him is impossible to be missed through his laughter and excitement.

Some of Jake's favorite artists include Tom Petty (who he has had the opportunity to meet and see twice in concert), Neil Young, The Who, Bruce Springsteen, Led Zeppelin and most classic rock, but he really enjoys music across all genres. 

Three years and over 150 videos later, our YouTube Channel still operates around the simple mission of getting great songs to one really big music lover. With a playlist designed with Jake in mind, video content consists of submissions from the two of us, as well as many of our talented friends in music (old and new) who also wanted to make Jake's day by sending him a song.  

Music is an incredible language, and Songs for Jake marries our passion for creating, finding and sharing it with Jake and others like him who may benefit from the project.  How neat that something so pure can have the power to light up just one person's day. 

Want to Submit a Video for Jake? E-mail us at Music@SongsForJake.com or Drop by the Website for more Info. You can also find us on Facebook or on Twitter through #SongsForJake.