RockAbility, an adaptive, integrated music project for musicians with developmental disabilities, proudly announces the release of its first original song and video. The catchy tune “As Long as I Still Got a Voice” was written by RockAbility lead guitarist Rick Sockel, who has been a mentor musician since the project’s inception.
The song is both a nod to how people kept on “keepin’ on” during Covid’s height, as well as a statement about how diversity and integration can help foster positivity. The group recorded the audio tracks during the month of May at Breakthrough Sounds Media in Valley View and shot the video at Anchor 52 / Off the Grid Studios in Mentor.
RockAbility made the song its own
“When I wrote the song, I wasn’t really thinking about RockAbility,” Sockel says. “However, as the group started to gel, I recognized that the song was a good fit for what RockAbility represents. I brought it up as a potential addition to the setlist. The group liked it, and then kind of took it over and made it their own. It was interesting to see how the song took on a new life with a modified arrangement featuring a guitar solo by RockAbility musician Joe Regan. I think the whole process was a great success!”
The video is available on all streaming services including YouTube, Amazon, Apple Music, Pandora and others. YouTube: RockAbility Music Video
NPower Services is a Geauga County based organization that finds and creates opportunities for adults with disabilities. Learn more about RockAbility.
RockAbility welcomes musicians with disabilities into performance-based musical projects. Participants have the opportunity to play and perform with mentor musicians who actively perform and record in various genres and groups throughout northeast Ohio. RockAbility was formed in January of 2022 and has performed full-length concerts, open-mic nights, local jam sessions, fundraisers and special events. The group’s approximately 30 members perform as a small ensemble or in its entirety 9-13 times per year.
About NPower Services
NPower Services helps adults with disabilities build meaningful lives by identifying and finding opportunities including volunteering, employment readiness, athletics, art, music, service projects and socialization. Learn more: https://npowerservices.com/