Normally Bill Janovitz covering a Bruce Springsteen classic would be a reason to celebrate, but that doesn't feel appropriate for this one, despite it being a fantastic cover. Janovitz has released a cover of "Thunder Road," and while the cover is absolutely fantastic, the reason he recorded this particular song from the Boss is a tragedy. Janovitz explains on his Bandcamp:
"A friend of ours recently lost her husband, and her two boys lost their father. We lost a friend. Cancer. Mike battled hard. He made sure that the first song each of the boys heard in their lives, on the way back from the hospital after being born, was 'Thunder Road.' Sue asked if I would record it for his memorial, which accompanied a heartrending slide show. I wanted to share this recording for a charity that has helped this family. All proceeds will be passed along to the Marjorie E. Korff Parenting At a Challenging Time [PACT] Program, which has been 'a life raft during the most difficult times,' for our friends, and so many others."
You can listen to Bill Janovitz's heartfelt cover of "Thunder Road" below. You can download a cover with proceeds benefitting Parenting At a Challenging Time Program via Bandcamp.