“My name is Michael Vabner and I am the older brother of Noah Pozner. On December 14th, 2012 Noah was killed in the Sandy Hook Tragedy and my world was forever changed. In tribute I, with the help of some amazing musicians and people, have recorded this track originally done by John Lennon to commemorate the one year mark of his death. I also recorded another song you can see here https://soundcloud.com/vabnerm if you so desire. I hope this track will simply make those of you who watch this reflect on how precious and fragile life is, and take a moment to remember an amazing brother, son, friend, and beautiful person. I will always cherish the time and memories I had with Noah, and though he may no longer be here I will never forget the laugh, happiness and experiences he gave me.
A special thanks to Mr.Bob Riccio, Kurt Eckhardt, Alec Head for inspiring me and making this all possible! And a very sincere thank you to all the musicians who played on this track for your kindness, time, and inspiration. My appreciation for your talent and your time that you selflessly devoted to making this possible is immeasurable and I will never forget the experience.
Producer: Bob Riccio
Engineer: Alec Head
Vocals/Acoustic Guitar: Michael Vabner
Drums/Percussion: Phil Banette
Bass: Stu Woods
Piano/Organ: Greg DeTroy
Pedal Steel Guitar: John Widgren
Thank you to Kurt Eckhardt for his help arranging musicians and helping out at the studio! This wouldn’t have been possible without your help!”