Joe Jaber on How his Music Inspired his Charity 'You're Not the Only One'

December 5, 2018

It's been a few weeks since Joe Jaber launched his charity You're Not the Only One at MusicTown Detroit, at a sold-out event that also served at the release party for his latest record, Made it On My Own.

This week, the Detroit-based singer returned the the MusicTown studios for an appearance on Homegrown Happy Hour with Frank Williams Jr., to discuss his charity efforts and how his music and personal life inspired him to give back.

"(There's) a lot of people dealing with depression out there, suicidal thoughts and also drug addiction," Jaber explained. "So many people are losing family members... I lost one myself as well."

"It's something I've always written a lot about, just because I like the emotion in songs," he continued. "...My song from the last album called 'Keys to the House,' which is literally about people dealing with depression and finding their way out ... in the bridge of the song, I say, 'You're not the only one.' So, I thought that'd be a perfect segway to actually put for the charity."

Joe Jaber and members from his group The Last Divide also performed live on the show, playing three songs from Made it On My Own, which is available now.

Watch the full episode below, and visit Joe Jaber's website for more info on his charity and his upcoming shows.