New Album “Salt and Sand: Rock Songs to Heal the Mind” Set for Feb 4 Release

I’m pleased to announce the release of my new album “Salt and Sand: Rock Songs to Heal the Mind,” scheduled for Friday, February 4! Album artwork was expertly created by Lora Ferrie. This artist exceeded my vision for a “split screen” of the salt and sand on an icy highway eventually giving way to salt and sand on a summer beach.

Salt and Sand: Rock Songs to Heal the Mind by Jason Didner. Album cover artwork by Lora Ferrie.

Rock Songs to Heal the Mind

“Salt and Sand” is intended to spark conversation about mental health. I want you to pay closer attention to your own emotional life and those of your loved ones. The album’s tracks make up 3 chapters:

One: Seeing the Obstacles
Two: We’re on this Road Together
Three: Caring for You

Album Launch Concert Online

On the evening of February 4, I will give a streaming concert at Live Streamer Cafe. In it, I’ll perform all the songs in album order. 20% of digital album sales and tips will go to National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).

You can see the album’s official videos on the Video page of this site.

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Tornado Relief Online Benefit Concert Saturday 12/18

We met our goal to raise $200 for World Central Kitchen! Thank you all!

This Saturday, join Martyn Lucas, co-founder of Live Streamer Cafe and a spectacular singer/keyboardist, and me for an online concert to benefit populations in the U.S. South and Midwestern regions after last weekend’s series of tornadoes.

Martyn goes on at 6:30 PM Eastern-US (5:30 Central) and then passes the baton to me at 7:30.

We chose to support the relief efforts of World Central Kitchen , which has established a reputation for providing fresh meals in areas where disaster has struck.

As always, Live Streamer Cafe concerts are free to attend. There will be a Donate to the Cause button above the chat section of the screen. Any and all donations to World Central Kitchen from our concert are tremendously appreciated at this time of need.

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Online Concert: Jason Didner Sat 12/11 at 7:30 PM Eastern-US

Join me for a live, online performance on Saturday evening December 11. I’ll play your requests and we’ll have some interactive, musical fun. Even when you can’t get out, join a happening that will make you feel like you’re having a night out!

Jason Didner on Live Streamer Cafe on Saturday December 11 at 7:30 Eastern-US

My songbook includes the music of The Beatles, Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello, Journey, Bon Jovi, Bob Marley and more.

If you’re new to Live Streamer Cafe, it’s the easiest, most user-friendly online venue to attend a concert. 5 minutes before showtime, sign up for a new account and then check your email for a confirmation link. If you like, upload your photo, and I’ll see you at the Cafe!

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Online Concert Sat Nov. 13 at 8PM Eastern-to benefit Hillside School

My daughter’s elementary school took on flooding in the basement from Tropical Storm Ida. The basement houses the schools aesthetics classes like gymnastics and dance. The gymnastics mats were ruined in the storm. I’m determined to help replace those mats so my daughter and her classmates can get back to tumbling!

Join me on Saturday night, November 13 at 8PM Eastern-US from wherever you are for a virtual concert on Live Streamer Cafe. I’ll take your requests for our favorite classic rock songs by Bruce Springsteen, The Beatles, Billy Joel, Bon Jovi, Otis Redding and more. I’ll also offer you my latest original songs to enjoy.

All proceeds will go to Hillside Elementary School PTA in Montclair, NJ to help replace resources lost in the flood.

Hillside Elementary School Montclair NJ benefit concert flyer - Jason Didner