For a Son cover

“For a Son: A song for Adam Pearl”

Bryan Gruley, guitar and vocals
Melissa Knuston, vocals
Eric Leifert, bass
Sarah Lueck, violin
Rick Schmitt, piano


CD package design:
Jeanette J. Nelson


Recording and engineering:
National Public Radio



Upon the news of Danny’s death, his colleague Bryan Gruley wrote the song “For a Son” in Danny’s memory and dedicated it to Danny and Mariane’s son, Adam Pearl. Bryan performed “For a Son” on CNN’s NewsNight With Aaron Brown, generating an enormous response from viewers. Since then, Bryan has graciously donated the song’s rights to the Daniel Pearl Foundation. (Lyrics and audio clip can be found here.)


Bryan has also performed the song on NPR’s Weekend Edition and at the Daniel Pearl Foundation’s benefit concert in November 2002.