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August 27, 2016 – Rockin’ The Great State of Maine

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312949_1154480AUGUST 27, 2016 (IT’S FREE) “Maine Love Of Recovery Music Festival” – Venue: Clark’s Cove Farm 107 Ridge Rd, Walpole, ME 04573

The Rockers in Recovery® team will be heading to Maine this summer, to share their unique message of hope through music that will benefit the following organizations;

International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD) is a global event held each year on August 31 and aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death. It also acknowledges the grief felt by families and friends remembering those who have met with death or permanent injury as a result of drug overdose.

 The Choopers Foundation who will be providing the venue at Clark’s Cove Farm 107 Ridge Rd, Walpole, ME 04573. Choopers Foundation provides financial assistance to harm reduction and recovery community initiatives and focuses on innovative projects and programs that address the needs of the underserved.

Rockers In Recovery® Radio  is about addiction education and has been dedicated to caring the message of addiction recovery through music, news, interviews, events, and festivals to local communities since 2008. You can now engage @ RIR Radio on your computer or mobile device!

Now, decades into recovery from hard-core drug and alcohol addictions, a handful of members from some of the hottest rock bands of the 1970s and ’80s are joining forces to prove to musicians and music lovers alike a greater truth: Life after sobriety can still be a rocking good time. Maine Love of Recovery Music Festival will be featuring following special guest rockers;

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Band Director – George Massengill on Keys (Chillbillies)
Andy(Babe)Pace on Drums(Gary US Bonds)
Basil Bankston bringing the Vocals (The Platters)
Don Taylor on the Sax  (Lynyrd Skynyrd Band)
Tony Fellows on Lead Guitar (RIR All Star Band Member)
Davis  Mitchell on Guitar (Chillbillies)
Daniel Holt on Bass (Johnny B. and The Road Dogs)
With More Special Guest Rockers To Be Announced’

The Miami-based Rockers in Recovery® are doing it the only way they know how — by example. In benefit concerts across the united states, through an online radio station, live TV streaming and social media, the novel effort aims to convene and support to communities  of music lovers dedicated to the sober lifestyle. Since 2011 RIR has produced 25 concert and festival productions. The productions are free to all, they are all inclusive not exclusive. They want people from the community to engage and have some fun. RIR brings together having fun and addiction education, while supporting community organizations that need help.

Some of the Rockers whom have supported RIR over the years are; Peter Keys of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Don Tyler of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Simon Kirke (Bad Co.), Ian Hunter (Mott The Hoople), Michael Des Barres, Billy J. Kramer, LaLa Brooks (The Crystals), Gene Cornish (The Rascals), Peppy Castro (Blue Magoo’s), David Uosikkinen (The Hooters) and Tommy Conwell of the Young Rumblers.

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Rockers In Recovery Cafes®

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RIR CafesComing Very Soon – We will have RIR Nationwide Locations opening up called, RIR Cafe’s – Owned by independent licencee’s, the brick and mortar establishments are going to be a place where people can go to fellowship and Rock-N-Roll over a cup of coffee, or to get educational information to help a loved one.

The cool part is each independent RIR Cafe will be doing their own unique special events weekly in their area, a safe place to go have some recovery fun. This is all happening while listening to RIR Radio or watching RIR UStream concert/festival productions in real time. Just like Starbucks, but now the recovery community will have its own.

 

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Rehab Recordings – Sober Record Label and Recording Studio

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Rehab RecordingsRehab Recordings is an American record label and recording studio. Based in Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania.

“We want to help young musicians get heard—give them a voice,”. “People who are struggling with addiction are often questioning their own self­worth. We want to allow creative expression to come through them.”

Resuscitation is a musical and spiritual journey, winding through classic rock, modern country, southern­fried, hip­hop, lyrically­driven folk, and even uplifting spoken word pieces. Every track communicates a sense redemption and hope.

This music is not for the mainstream—it’s for the people who need it most. There are 6­8 million people in recovery right now and Rehab Recordings aims to send a message of recovery to each and every one of them.

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John Hollis,
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Rockers In Recovery® Radio & Productions Inc.

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Peter Keys of Lynyrd Skynyrd

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Live Interview From Tuesday, April 19 – 10PM (ET) with Peter Keys of Lynyrd Skynyrd  Talkin’ music & recovery- Peter is an American keyboardist. He is best known for his work with George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic in various P-Funk line-ups and as a member of Lynyrd Skynyrd since 2009.

Peter Keys was born in 1965, and began playing  piano at the age of 4. His first performance was one year later at The Neighborhood School of Music, in New Haven Ct.,Where he was classically trained. In 1976, He moved to northern California and started his first band, Smeagol. It was a mix of punk-funk and soul, way ahead of it’s time. Peter studied music through 1985, ending up at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Mass., where he majored in composition and performance. Moving  back to the San Francisco bay area, he began his long journey as a working musician,  playing and recording with just about everybody on the scene.

After starting numerous original bands, playing countless local gigs on the west coast, and endless sessions, Peter headed east in 1996 to Atlanta Ga. Where he joined the legendary Original P-Funk line up, taking over for Bernie Worrell , a huge influence in his playing, filling the shoes of a genius and legendary performer.

With several years of touring in P-Funk under his belt, and  having shared the stage with everyone from Bootsy Collins and Snoop Dogg, to Chaka Kahn and Issac Hayes, In 2000, Peter moved to Detroit Mi. where he started Shock Logic Productions, a recording and video company in an old church which he converted into a studio. He spent the next few years honing his production chops on countless independent recordings and music videos.

Since 2009 Peter is a member of Lynyrd Skynyrd – The legacy began some 41 years ago in Jacksonville, Florida, and halted for a decade by the 1977 plane crash that killed three band members, including Ronnie Van Zant and Steve Gaines. Since then, the band tragically lost Allen Collins, Billy Powell, Leon Wilkeson and Hughie Thomasson, yet  rocks on with original member Gary Rossington joined by Johnny Van Zant, Rickey Medlocke, Mark “Sparky” Matejka, Michael Cartellone, Johnny Colt, Peter Keys, Dale Krantz Rossington and Carol Chase.

Autopsy-Turvy AvailablePeter still plays various dates with the 420 Funk Mob, featuring George Clinton and members of the P-Funk Allstars, as well as playing with Kid Rock’s ex-guitarist and Grammy winner Kenny Olson, in their band “The All Time Low Stars”. When not on the road, he can be found in the studio producing and recording with a wide variety of artists, in many musical styles. Peter just released his debut solo project “Autopsy-Turvy”, which is now available at http://www.peterkeys.com or his Facebook Page http://www.facebook.com/peterkeys11 and of course at Skynyrd Skynyrd‘s website  http://www.lynyrdskynyrd.com.

Peter Keys of Lynyrd Skynyrd Talkin’ Music & Recovery

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Music and Self Expression – Helping Drug Addicts In Recovery

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Little Creek Lodge – Drummer Andy Pace

THE CONNECTION WITH DRUG ADDICTION & MUSIC:

Music is an extremely influential form of expression. It combines words and sound to convey a message that often reaches euphoric levels. Drugs and alcohol are meant to produce euphoria as well. Combine the two and the result is a very powerful and lasting imprint on the brain.

Pop music teaches us to use empowerment related to our identity. We use drugs and alcohol in combination in order to enhance that power. We use music to reinforce our sense of belonging to a particular social group. Addicts and alcoholics sometimes claim, ‘music is the only thing that understands me.’

Sparking the creative process without the use of drugs or alcohol is a very important step in early recovery. Re-starting the imagination takes internal motivation, work, and coaching. Discussion and encouragement are needed to begin the process of playing or writing music. One of the by-products of addiction is poor self-expression. Coming out of this thought pattern is difficult. Playing music in a healthy environment is a new experience, and practicing self-expression while allowing thoughts to flow freely without fear can feel quite foreign at first.

Recovery can be triggered by a vision, a sight, or a sound that awakens the senses:

When a resident at Little Creek Lodge, (a stat of the art music and rehabilitation facility located in Pennsylvania) is ready to record a project they call in an engineer to their in house recording studio who guides resident in the recording process. The prospect of editing, mixing, and mastering a piece of music is really exciting for residents. Little Creek tries to create one CD per year that is devoted to the writings of the residents. The process helps to provide feelings of accomplishment. There is great satisfaction found in the experience of completing a task from beginning to end, and residents take pride in their successes. Using music as a tool to create a chemical reaction in the brain to help recovery happen more quickly.  Music also helps to break down defenses to help facilitate, motivate and inspire clients to the change’s necessary to support long-term recovery.

Drummer Andy Pace and Little Creek Lodge is committed to building a strong foundation for his musical clients. Real recovery from drug and alcohol addiction cannot take place until we look beyond the pointing finger; until recovery becomes a realization and the person’s own idea. Something different happens to each and every one of them.

The man behind the vision, Drummer and Founder Andy Pace – His musical career began in the storied clubs of downtown New York City. As a teenager, he picked up small gigs at local hangouts like Cafe Wah and CBGB’s. Soon thereafter, he landed job as the house drummer for the original Copa Cabana, where he worked alongside Harold Melvin and The Blue Notes, Tony Orlando, The Cornelius Brothers, and many other great R&B acts of the era. His journey as an artist and creative spirit had only just begun.

In the mid 70’s, Andy landed a gig with one of rock ‘n’ roll’s most exciting voices—Gary U.S. Bonds. His second date with Gary was Madison Square Garden. Andy was just 21 years old.

Gigs alongside legendary performers like Dick Clark, Chuck Berry, Fats Domino, The Five Satins, and The Coasters followed, and Andy began travelling extensively. He spent the following years as a true touring musician, living all over the world from Lake Tahoe to New Orleans to Hawaii, Switzerland, and England.

In 1987, he married Barbara Warren¬Pace and the two would collaborate together on various musical projects. Barbara was a well-known artist manager herself, having helped guide the careers of legends like James Brown, Aretha Franklin, and Whitney Houston.

The next big break came In 1991. C+C Music Factory’s massive hit “Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)” took the world by storm, and Andy’s drumming provided the song’s backbeat. The album sold over 7 million CDs and led to MTV Music Awards, Saturday Night Live Appearances, and worldwide adulation. Not only that, but the song launched house music into the mainstream of popular music, where it’s remained ever since.

Andy obtained a degree in Addiction Counseling from State University of New York (S.U.N.Y) and then in 2008 founded Little Creek Lodge, a rehabilitation facility that has gone on to treat hundreds of patients struggling with drug and alcohol abuse. Now, as the Lodge’s mission continues to expand, a new opportunity has emerged for Andy’s musical gifts. – “Rehab Recordings” is a record label and recording studio based in Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania, that produces Recovery music to promote a sober lifestyle – Rehab Recordings.

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Music Helps Addicts Feel Emotions Again

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“Hurt” by Johnny Cash

John Hollis Co-Founder “Rockers In Recovery®”.

By John Hollis, Rockers In Recovery® Co-Founder –  “Hurt” by Johnny Cash – This is a song written by Trent Reznor first released on Nine Inch Nails’ 1994 album called The Downward Spiral. I’m a person in recovery from alcohol and drug addiction, and this video hits me right to my core. Seeing what seems to be Johnny Cash​’s life flashing before me in this video and knowing Cash’s own struggles with the same demons as myself, I can clearly feel the pain of his past. It was like he was passing on his message of a lifestyle that didn’t work. A warning of sorts to other suffers afflicted by the same demon’s.

It’s no wonder “Hurt” went on to commercial and critical acclaim. It attracted praise from Reznor for its “sincerity and meaning” while ending up being one of Cash’s final hits released before his death, who at the time was 11 years clean. The related Mark Romanek music video is considered one of the greatest of all time by publications such as NME.

In my opinion this is a addiction educational musical piece that should be played in treatment centers across the world. I believe it can help many in early recovery feel again and also see their own destructive active addiction behaviors. It may even sway a person actively using to say, “WOW” maybe I need help. I know the “Hurt” video has been a big therapeutic tool for my own recovery. This video helped me to feel emotions again, after being emotionally dead for years. It also helped me to see all the loved ones and friends that were left scorched by my addiction.

Thank you to Johnny Cash, Michael Trent Reznor, known professionally as Trent Reznor, an American singer-songwriter, record producer, film score composer, and Mark Romanek who’s dedication as a American filmmaker, brought Johnny Cash’s heartbreaking cover of Nine Inch Nails’ “Hurt.” on to a Grammy Award for Best Music Video. You can download the video @ http://goo.gl/SSHPSs 

 

Johnny Cash, http://www.johnnycash.com/

Mark Romanek, https://goo.gl/Q54Fcr

Michael Trent Reznor, @ http://www.nin.com/

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Rockers In Recovery® (RIR) – Addiction Recovery Based News & Media; Offering Community Outreach Development, Digital Media Branding, Social Media Content Distribution, Live Music Events, Live Stream Productions, Music and Meet and Greet Event Production. Local, Regional, and National Branding and Advertising, and Social Media Content Developing. Sign Up Today For The Newsletter
 
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Sincerely,
John Hollis,
Director of Business Development
Rockers In Recovery® Radio & Productions Inc.

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