Warriors Heart To Art
Warriors Heart To Art is an AMAZING retreat for Veterans who are wrestling in any way with Post Traumatic Stress. We use visual art, music, poetry, songwriting, story telling and other artistic expressions to help heal the wounds of war, violence and sexual trauma. The physical, psychological, and moral injuries both seen and unseen, can find healing and recovery in the circle of concerned peers and allies.
A "must read" bit of US history.
Scott Alarik's New Book: Revival
I want to tell you about an AMAZING book I have been reading called, “Revival.” The book is a new folk novel by author and music journalist Scott Alarik, and it is nothing short of BRILIANT! In this marvelous new work of fiction, Scott captures the heartbeat of the modern folk scene. With uncanny precision and wit, he brings full dimension to the communities so many of us love and devote our lives to. And there are some seriously laugh-out-loud lines throughout the story. In the way that a Steelworker or a Teacher may hear their story in one of the songs I sing, and feel somehow celebrated; Scott tells the collective story of those of us who make music, and does so in a way that is all at once, reverent, hilarious, and celebratory. Please surf on over to Scott’s site and order a copy. You won’t regret it! I’ve posted a link below, and/or you can Google the author and title. A truly fine work! Thanks Scott!
Mara Levine & Joe Jencks - Sing Bob Franke's: Straw Against The Chill
Mara & Joe recorded this song a couple years ago. A timely holiday classic, and also a fund raiser for Mara's new CD Project. :-)