The Jim Ivins Band offer three new songs on a brand new charity compilation close to the band's heart.
The project, entitled Songs of Life: The Kathy Ivins Project is a tribute to the mother of Jim and Jack Ivins, lead vocals/guitar and drums, respectively, who passed away in July of this year from melanoma.
After taking some time off in the summer, the band hit the studio with Bill Leverty, their cousin and guitar player of 90's rock band Firehouse, who agreed to engineer, mix, and master the project.
The band recorded two new songs inspired by their mother, "Moving" and "You Can Have It All," and a full-band update of her favorite song from Jim's 2007 solo album 99¢ Dreams, "Stages Of Your Life." All three songs are classic power pop, with Ivins and co. channeling the sound of bands like The Goo Goo Dolls and The Fray to communicate the uplifting subject matter of the songs.
All proceeds from the album go towards the newly established Kathy Ivins Fund, a foundation started by the family in order to benefit fitness and wellness groups, as well as to promote healthy lifestyles, all things close to Kathy, an avid marathon runner.
In addition to the three songs from The Jim Ivins Band, the album includes songs from the guys' father John Ivins and his John Ivins Worship Band, as well as Virginia singer/songwriter sensation Susan Greenbaum.
For more information on The Kathy Ivins Fund, head to www.kathyivinsfund.org, where you can also purchase a physical copy of the new album. Digitally, the album is available on iTunes, Amazon, and other digital retailers.