* Clarification: Zach recently signed with BMI, a music rights management group, that will negotiate his music license agreements and distributes the fees it generates as royalties to the Zach Sobiech Osteosarcoma Fund when his songs are performed in public.
Sobiech will perform with his bandmates Sammy Brown and Reed Redmon (A Firm Handshake) and Washington-based singer Vicci Martinez (of the Voice).
Midwest notables Kevin Bowe (The Replacements, Etta James), and his band The Okemah Prophets will lead Alison Scott, Gabriel Douglas (4onthe Floor), Molly Maher, Eric Koskinen (Trampled By Turtles, Dead Man Winter) will fly through a set of rocked-up Pop and Americana classics. Apollo Cobra, Squares, Swedish Revival, High School for Recording Arts, The Nea Trio and other special guests will also be performing.
During the event, Rock the Cause will also release a digital version of Sobiech and Brown’s new album, "Fix Me Up," the Pioneer Press reports.
Zach recently signed with BMI, a music rights management group, that will negotiate his music license agreements and distributes the fees it generates as royalties to the Zach Sobiech Osteosarcoma Fund when his songs are performed in public.
He and his mother, Laura, are working on a video to accompany the title track of his new album.
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Zach, 17, a senior at Stillwater Area High School, has been battling a rare bone cancer since he was diagnosed at age 14. As the disease spreads, doctors have no more effective treatment options to offer him a cure.
With just months to live, Zach turned to music—writing and performing songs as a way to say goodbye to his friends and family.
He embraces every day with hope and joy, and surrounds himself with family and friends, a profile on childrencancer.org reads. Zach still goes to his senior year classes, although he told his teachers that he will skip the homework—and he writes songs for the ones he loves.
“Writing goodbye letters aren’t Zach’s style, so he puts his heart into song lyrics.”
Those lyrics have become an inspiration for millions across the globe.
He wrote the song for his girlfriend, Amy Adamle, of Woodbury.
Tickets for “Up, Up, Up. A Concert for Zach” cost $10 in advance and $15 at the door; and are available through ticketfly.com.