The Right Track

Rare tracks for rare cancers.

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As a lifelong music fan and active participant in the Boston music scene, our founder Paul Poth wanted to use music as a way to raise awareness and funds for rare cancer research.

In 2010, The Right Track: Tunes to TargetCancer was born. The concept is simple: Artists donate unreleased tracks for exclusive use by The Right Track: Tunes to TargetCancer, and buyers download tracks for $0.99, or whatever additional amount they want to pay.

The Right Track: Tunes to TargetCancer program has been discontinued, but TargetCancer Foundation is grateful to all of the artists who so generously donated tracks to the program.

The Right Track: Tunes to TargetCancer Advisory Board

Jim Horan

Jim has over 20 years of experience in the music business as a record company executive, artist manager, and musician. He began his career at Rounder Records, one of the most respected independent labels in the country, where he rose to become the company’s Vice-President and General Manager while working with artists such as Robert Plant, Gregg Allman, Alison Krauss, John Mellencamp, Rush, The Jayhawks, Steve Martin, and They Might Be Giants. He currently manages the Grammy-nominated string band Della Mae and teaches music business for the Berklee College of Music. He is also a singer, songwriter, and guitarist, who has been performing for over 25 years, most recently with the Boston-based country band, Georgia Overdrive.

Ed Valauskas

Ed is a record producer and musician who manages both the recording studio and record label at Q Division  – a world-class recording facility and independent record label in Somerville, MA. In 2008, he won a Boston Music Award for “Best Producer” for his work with international neo-soul artist Eli “Paperboy” Reed. He has played bass with local favorites The Gravel Pit for the last 20 years, and most recently with the retro-60’s Girl Group inspired Jenny Dee&The Deelinquents, who opened up the legendary J. Geils Band/Aerosmith show at Fenway Park. He has recorded and toured with Juliana Hatfield and Graham Parker. In addition to his work with TargetCancer Foundation, Ed has been involved with Baseball Hall of Fame Sportswriter Peter Gammons and Boston Red Sox GM Theo Epstein’s annual “Hot Stove, Cool Music” charity fundraiser as both an organizer and a musician for the last 10 years.