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Remembering Glen Campbell – 1936-2017

August 10, 2017 3:37 pm / by RU Texas posted in , , , , , ,
Glen Campbell

Earlier this week, the world said “adios” to yet another music legend. Country superstar Glen Campbell passed away on August 8th after a long and courageous battle with Alzheimer’s disease. During an unparalleled career in the music industry, Campbell leaves behind a once-in-a-generation legacy. In a career stretching six decades, he sold over 45 million […]

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A Family Thing: Talking with Unlikely Songwriter Patricia Bronson

December 15, 2016 4:44 pm / by RU Texas posted in , , , ,

For the entirety of our Artists in Recovery Series, Recovery Unplugged has been focusing on how musicians use music to help cultivate and sustain their recovery. Our latest installment flips the script and discusses how the love of family can be expressed through music to help addicts bounce back and overcome drugs and alcohol. Recovery Unplugged recently had the honor of speaking with one mother who realized just how valuable music can be as a source of healing and empowerment. This is a woman who is determined to take control of her own story, and we were happy to help her tell it.

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Our Thoughts and Prayers Go Out to Those Impacted by the Ghost Ship Warehouse Fire

December 5, 2016 4:42 pm / by RU Texas posted in , , ,

There’s not a lot to say, but we’ll try anyhow. Recovery Unplugged extends our sincere and profound sympathies to those who were impacted by Friday’s terrible fire at Oakland’s Ghost Ship art and performance space, an incident that authorities are now saying is the biggest fire in the city’s history. As the investigation regarding cause and impact progresses, and authorities forecast an increasingly grim final result, we will continue to have all those who were affected, living and deceased, in our thoughts and prayers. We also urge all those who were affected by this immense tragedy to take advantage of their local mental health resources to help them deal with the trauma that many will have undoubtedly sustained.

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Losing and Wynning: A Conversation with Colorado Songwriter Andrew Wynne

December 2, 2016 4:41 pm / by RU Texas posted in , , ,

Let’s start off by stating what will be come clear the moment you hear his music: if you live in Colorado and miss your chance to see Denver’s Andrew Wynne at any of his upcoming performances, you may need to check your priorities…just saying. The reality is that few songwriters, or human beings for that matter, exemplify the power and opportunity of recovery like he has. Recovery Unplugged had the chance to catch up with Andrew to discuss his journey to recovery, his music, his ambition and the close relationship between all three.

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Every Which Way: A Conversation with Montana Songwriter Neil “Filo” Beddow

November 21, 2016 4:39 pm / by RU Texas posted in , , , ,

When we enter a rehab facility, for any reason, we often do so with the singular mission of either admitting ourselves or a loved one to the facility, or asking questions about the quality of the program. In other words, we’re not often concerned with what music is playing through the speakers. After decades in […]

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The Accidental Journey of Philly Songwriter Trip Boyd

November 16, 2016 4:38 pm / by RU Texas posted in , , , ,

Although his matter-of-fact and casual demeanor may not show it, Philly-based songwriter James “Trip” Boyd is a man who has led many lives, through which the common threads have been music and substance abuse. Now, exceedingly content in this latest stage of life, and with years of sobriety under his belt, Boyd was good enough to sit down with Recovery Unplugged to discuss his tumultuous past, comfortable present and hopeful future. For all of its uniqueness and its many twists, turns and layers, Boyd’s story is one that could really happen to anyone, and that’s exactly how he tells it.

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