Tag: music

Songwriting for Recovery

katy vernon and guitar

My name is Katy. I’m a singer songwriter, a ukulele player, a mother, a wife, a dual citizen of the US and UK and I’m an alcoholic. In my Twitter bio I say I’m a ‘Singer of sad songs on a happy instrument.’ It took me a while to even realize what that meant to …

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I’d Give Anything

healing and music

It was many years ago, but I have never forgotten what my friend Al said to me on a warm summer evening in June. Jan and the kids were out of town one night in the summer of 1990, and my friend Al Kirsh and I spent an evening together as I played my tenor …

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Healing Through Music

healing and music

Bob Ross, the infinitely relaxed host of The Joy of Painting famously said, “We don’t make mistakes, we have happy little accidents.” And I believe Bob. If you are a musician or performing artist and you live with crushing panic, anxiety, depression, and are paralyzed with fear and self-doubt, I hope you believe Bob too. …

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