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Eric Clapton’s latest album, The Breeze, An Appreciation of JJ Cale is a must have for all musicians and is a true honor to his legacy. Cale’s influence on Clapton was profound, and his influence on many more of today’s artists cannot be overstated. Eric gathered a group of like-minded friends and musicians and created the musical masterpiece that features 16 beloved JJ Cale songs and is named for the 1972 single Call Me The Breeze.

I would like people to tap into what JJ Cale did – that’s the point. I’m just the messenger; I’ve always felt that that’s my job. I try to interpret things so that the public at large, or at least the people who listen to what I do, will become intrigued about where I got it from,” said Clapton. 

Check out the video for Call Me The Breeze here:


The track listing for the album is:

1. Call Me The Breeze (Vocals Eric Clapton)
2. Rock And Roll Records (Vocals Eric Clapton & Tom Petty)
3. Someday (Vocals Mark Knopfler)
4. Lies (Vocals John Mayer & Eric Clapton)
5. Sensitive Kind (Vocals Don White)
6. Cajun Moon (Vocals Eric Clapton)
7. Magnolia (Vocals John Mayer)
8. I Got The Same Old Blues (Vocals Tom Petty & Eric Clapton)
9. Songbird (Vocals Willie Nelson & Eric Clapton)
10. Since You Said Goodbye (Vocals Eric Clapton)
11. I’ll Be There (If You Ever Want Me) (Vocals Don White & Eric Clapton)
12. The Old Man And Me (Vocals Tom Petty)
13. Train To Nowhere (Vocals Mark Knopfler, Don White & Eric Clapton)
14. Starbound (Vocals Willie Nelson)
15. Don’t Wait (Vocals Eric Clapton & John Mayer)
16. Crying Eyes (Vocals Eric Clapton & Christine Lakeland)

The album is on Clapton’s Bushbranch Records/Surfdog Records and can be purchased via Amazon here:  Check out a video where Eric talks about the album here:

Make sure to pick up the album and visit the social media sites.

~ Marisol

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In today’s age of music, a producer has to wear many hats and be able to not only oversee and manage an artist’s recording, but they have to be musicians themselves and delve completely into the project. The most important aspect of the producer is to take the artist’s vision and do everything possible to make that vision a reality through their music and recording.

We had the opportunity to talk an amazing producer, John Kendall Royston of Echodog Productions. Echodog Productions provide a full service creative and commercial audio production, mixing, songwriting, and voiceover services. John along with his partner Dan Mineart produced the new forthcoming album, Shadows by The Relapse Symphony. It is an amazing album that truly takes the young band to new levels within their music. Check out an interview with vocalist Bret Von Dehl here as we discussed his album.


John in addition to producing, is a multi-instrumentalist and singer/songwriter for his band Savage Bones along with his producing partner, Dan. Their music is filled with emotionally driven lyrics, heartfelt songs that will appeal to all your senses. Their music is a mixture of Americana wrapped in Alternative Country. It is refreshing and new, and with songs like Impossible Love or Wild and Free, you can’t help but feel a connection to their music. Do yourself a favor and make sure to check out Savage Bones.

Savage Bones

Savage Bones

Meanwhile, whether you are a musician in search of a producer, enjoy the inner workings of music, an aspiring producer, or just want to know more about music production, I would suggest you take the time out to check out our in-depth interview with John here:


It was great to talk with John and to really see the passion he has in producing as well as his own music. We look forward to seeing what John has in store for us in the future, whether it be his own music or through the records he producers. Echodog Productions is definitely making a great name for themselves.

~ Marisol

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An Interview with Michael Addison: luminous lyrics and a smoother side in the new album.

By Patrick O’Heffernan

Actor, singer, songwriter Michael Addison will release a new album, Resisting Fate, April 15 and a new single, “We’ll Be Coming Home”,  April 8 as part of a major shift to music.  Music FridayLive! host Patrick O’Heffernan interviewed him on air April 4, 2014.

Listening to Michael Addison’s soon to be released album,  Resisting Fate,  is like laying in the grass on a summer day and watching the clouds slide by while you think of childhood and ice cream and former lovers.  And  then, there is lightening. The guitar wails, the tempo accelerates and you are hooked.

Alt rocker Addison shows us a deep, melodious side that merges euphoria, melancholy and electricity in a harmonious stream that sometimes floats you gently and sometimes carries you over emotional rapids.  But in the end, when the music fades and leaves on the shore of your consciousness, your first inclination is to get back in the boat, hit replay on your iPod,  and go for another sail.  I had the opportunity to talk with Michael about his emotional rapids and the new album, Resisting Fate. My review of the album is woven through the interview.



Patrick: Michael, thank you for giving me an advanced listen to your new album, Resisting Fate, due out in about a week, and your new single, “Alone”, due out Tuesday.  I am stunned and puzzled by these new tunes.  This is a whole different Michael Addison, The alt rocker is gone for the most part and has been replaced by a wonderful, broad-voiced artist with a melody-driven emotional style. Is this a new direction, or are you showing us another side after the rock albums?

Michael: I wanted to show that there is more to me than rock.  When I started out in industry, my goal was for my rock album, Blinding Shadows  to really take off and I focused on that for some time.  The album did well, the response was fantastic.  That gave me time to sit down and reflect and look at how far I had come and what I have done.  When I was recording that record, I had some downtime and a guitar in my hand and what  started coming across to me were really pretty notes and rhythms.  I started writing notes and songs and by the end of sessions I had a full record, ready to go. I really liked the results and I wanted to record the songs and went from there.  The test markets responded in a positive manner so I decided to go for it.

Patrick:  The highlight song on the album for me, “We’ll Be Coming Home” – which I think you are releasing as a single next week, is so beautifully constructed with the rhythm guitar establishing a landscape and your voice and lyrics coloring it.  And about 30 seconds farther in the electric guitars riffs and adds even more emotion.  I want to ask you about that song.  Is there a double meaning there.  Is the homecoming in the title your coming home to this softer style?

Michael: I think it is more about being at peace with your  situation. We are always constantly looking for someone else and it is about finally coming to the realization that the person you are with is the person you want to settle down with and you come to terms with.  You are inviting them into your life, into your home and  making them your home. That’s the dynamic of that song.


Patrick:  It certainly sounds like you have come to peace with yourself in that song.

Michael: Yes I have.  The reflecting I did had a lot to do with it.  I finally came to peace with where I was at and the accomplishments that I had and that the direction I was headed in I was perfectly OK with.  I knew life is going to be great from this point forward.

Patrick: Another song on the album, “Alone”, is a very strong personal statement, especially in the lines Now my journey’s gone/and I’ll never find my way.  Where did it come from?

Michael.  Yeah,  this is a darker song.  I wrote this one a little while back.  I was definitely fighting some demons at the time, and I found myself in the same cycle over and over again. I felt so lost. I felt that I was never going to get out of the rut I was in and the path I was taking.  I felt that  the journey I was on would  never come to fruition and I had to accept that and it was very depressing. Fortunately that is not how it turned out in the long run.

Patrick: Michael, you are also an actor.  You have been in 5  films I know of,   most recently, No Answer  in 2010.  Are you still acting?

Michael:  I acted in all my music videos, but I am not currently acting and am not currently actively pursuing that.  Music has always been my first priority, but since I live in Los Angeles, I have been offered a handful of roles and I participated in that.  I have done a number of commercials too; I did a couple of Super Bowl campaigns and worked for Samsung and others.  It’s a fun thing to do on the side and if offered the right roles I will take them, but music is my number one  priority.

Patrick:  Do you have any live performances coming up.

Michael:  I am putting together a release party now.  Follow my twitter feed or my Facebook page for dates when I get them.  My twitter handle is @addisonmusic.

Patrick:  I understand you are something of an athlete, running triathlons. and you were a national swimming champion.

Michael:  You sure do your research!  Yes I was a division and colligate swimmer and trained with the UCLA masters team and won the national championship in the 100 and 200 meter backstroke in 2006.  A fun time, and I did some triathlons.  I like to stay active – I am not doing triathlons but I still swim.  It is something I will always do.  I have been doing it since I was 3 years old. Some people do meditation or see a therapist, I swim – it is my form of escape.

Patrick:  As a former Masters swimmer I understand the connection between swimming and therapy. There is another song on the album, “Tonight”, that  is really fascinating.  It is almost an anthem – it has that kind of power, but it is so soft and acoustic.  A lot of pathos and angst, especially the lines Tonight, time has won/Tonight, peace has come. Those lines have a certain finality to them. Is that about the peace that has come to you?

Michael: That song actually has a hidden, darker context.  It is actually about death – the Grim Reaper has come to collect you and you are at peace with that. That is the underlying meaning of the song.

Patrick: You have a lot of styles that you can chose from now, don’t you?

Michael. I have explored all the genres and  found each of them to be  exciting in its own way.  I have the pop record, and acoustic one, little touches of country.  I haven’t entered the hip hop world yet.  It is fun exploring them and I really respect them and I enjoy certain songs in every genre and as an artist I think you should take the freedom to explore the sounds and styles that work for you.

Patrick: Another genre you have explored is film. Which is more work and which is more fun, movies or music?  Do you miss the excitement of making films.

Michael:   I definitely miss the excitement.  First you do a movie, especially if you have leading roles, it is a very exciting experience, it almost addictive and exhilarating  and you want to do another one and another one.  I never saw it as work.  Whether I am in the studio recording a record or on the set making a movie, it’s like being in love.  You know you are doing exactly what you should be doing and you are in love with that situation and that is what you are addicted to – finding that feeling over and over again.

Patrick: Is making a video much like making a movie?

Michael: Great question. They are different in the terms of the amount you have to get done in a short amount of time.  Most music videos have to get done in a 24-hour period;  some of my higher budget music videos were done over a two day period. “Come Back to Me” – my highest award winning video – was very complex.  It  was shot in seven different locations.  It was exhilarating, but it was also very tiring because you have so many resources and assets you can only use for 36 hours so it is much more an intense experience.


Patrick.  Are you your own producer?

Michael. Yes, but I work with other producers who are better connected to the director, so I really work with teams.  I keep my eyes on the budget.  At the end of the day I am the Executive Producer, the writer and the star.  It is a lot of hats to wear at the same time.

Patrick: It seems to work given the all the awards you have won.  There is another song on the album that fascinates me, “Let them Be”. The lines The time we spend/To hang the rope/The time we spend/To find the hope.  What is that about? What is the backstory? And what is the rope and the hope?

Michael: That is actually about gay rights.  I wrote this when gay marriage was at the top of the news.  The theme of the song is why are you making such a big deal about this.  Let them be.  Let them live as we do.

Patrick: I agree completely.  Thank you for joining us.

Michael.  Thank you.


Patrick O’Heffernan, Host, Music FridayLive!


Resisting Fate by Michael Addison

8 songs.  Release date 4/15/14.  Available on iTunes and





Our Photographer, Rockin Ryan was at it again snapping photos and rockin the Go Pro this year at the NAMM 2014 Convention. Here is Rockin Ryan’s Part 1 of his NAMM photos.  You can click on the photos to get an enlarged version.  If you want to share the photographs or use them, please leave the watermark on or give Photo Credit to Rockin Ryan, unless you have emailed us for specific permission.  Artists, if you would like to receive prints, posters, or copies of any photographs,  please feel free to contact Rockin Ryan directly at

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Make sure to head over to Rockin Ryan’s Facebook Page and give him a LIKE!  Stay tuned for more great NAMM photos!  We will also be posting our interviews as well.

~ Marisol 

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John Waite

We had the chance to interview one of my favorite singer/songwriter, musician of all time…. The legendary John Waite.  I can’t remember when I first heard John, it had to have been as I stole my brother’s old Baby’s record and I think it was Broken Heart.  I don’t think I ever gave him back the record! I was hooked.  I continued to listen to The Babys, John’s extensive and successful solo albums and was a big fan of Bad English.

A couple years ago, we had the opportunity to check out John as he played in support of his Rough and Tumble CD which I love. I am pleased to tell you that John has just released a LIVE CD; LIVE ALL ACCESS on his own label, No Brakes. It truly has exceptional sound quality and John again delivers a powerful CD that will have you playing it from start to finish. Here is our interview:

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Music Junkie Press: Thank you John for taking the time to talk with us here at Music Junkie Press.  We have been enjoying your latest CD: Live All Access!  I have always been a big supporter of live albums and this one just sounds incredible! Was it recorded at one show or throughout various shows?

John: No, there was two shows that it came from. There was one in South Philly, in a place called Philly Sound which is a converted church and the stage is where the nave would be and the recording studio building is to the side of the church. They did string quartets, and they do choirs, and they do rock bands occasionally and all those things.  We announced it on the radio, threw the doors opened, bought a couple of kegs of beer per night, and played two nights. We got the first two songs, three songs of the set on both nights but it was so hot. It was like playing inside a cavern. There were some tuning problems so we gave it a couple months off, then recorded a few more shows. Then we got lucky and got the whole show of really good songs in New Hampshire. So we mixed the two together and there you go.

Music Junkie Press: We caught you a couple years back on your Rough and Tumble album tour and on that album, was one of my favorite songs, “If you Ever Get Lonely” which I understand you have remastered the single for release. Is that currently out now?

John: Yes, we just put a new remastered version up on Itunes and there is a band in Nashville named Love and Theft who recorded it and it is like No. 48 or something at the moment.  But they had a No. 1 single last year with their song called Angel Eyes.

Music Junkie Press: That is exciting. Your songs have such passion in them. Do you have a particular song writing process or ritual?

John: No, I just pick up the guitar. I just did it about ten minutes ago. I played a chord and started singing and there is a song there. It gets to the point where I just avoid it. I tried to avoid it as much as I can, after being in the studio. Then about a week before I just start writing like I won’t be alive in a week. Say everything I got to say. It all seems to come together very quickly. I keep books around the house, and I scribble things down, I speak into the phone and leave messages for myself, bits of conversations here and there, and write them down and it all makes sense later on somehow. But I generally just pick up the guitar and start playing and there is song right there.

Music Junkie Press: I believe John you have written truly the most popular post break-up love song, with Missing You. It is amazing that the song’s popularity spans across generations and music genres and even Orianthi did her own version of it. When you originally released it, did you know that it was going to be so big or have a feeling about it?

John: No, it was that feeling, that at last, I had found what I was looking for.   The first verse, bridge, chorus, most of the second verse, bridge and second chorus all came out like just on top of my head. Someone just told me the other day, that if I had just sang I’m Missing You it wouldn’t have had the same effect at all. Missing You is denial which makes it interesting. It does sound kind of poetic and I knew when I sung the first verse just what I got. But nobody knows what it is like to be No. 1 until you’re No. 1. There is no rule book. It just comes at you and you deal with it anyway you can. So about three months later I was number 1 and it was a hell of a ride. Bad English was No. 1 a few years later and it is probably more fun to be in a band when you are no 1 than being solo and number 1. There is a lot of satisfaction in knowing that you finally have arrived at the top.

 Music Junkie Press: Another great song is “If You Ever Get Lonely”. It almost reminds me of the continuation of Missing You in modern day. Can you tell me more about how that song came about?

John: Me and Kyle Cook, There was a song floating around in my manager’s office called “If You Ever Get Lonely” and it had a great chorus. The rest of it was probably as bad as you can imagine. It was just really bad, it was like the songwriting things you get in Nashville, where someone writes a chorus, someone else writes the bridge, someone else writes a verse; these songwriting circles where everyone can have a go. My manager kept playing me this chorus and saying to me, “Isn’t this just a great song?” and I kept saying “No!” Then he said I guess it needs rewriting. So one day Kyle Cook of Mathbox 20 and I were doing Rough and Tumble, one day at the end of our sessions, I said, “Listen to this” so  I played him ‘Thanks for calling, It is so good to hear your voice’ and I just kept going. It just segued straight into ‘If You Ever Get Lonely’. The signification of the melody and Kyle’s input both lyrically and musically, he put together a bridge section, guitar solo and we rewrote some of the chorus itself. We really did a major Frankenstein job on it. I mean it was just sitting there like this jewel.

Here is a video for “If You Ever Get Lonely”



Music Junkie Press: That is a truly beautiful song. I know that for a songwriter their songs become like their children and can’t play favorites but what song from your vast collection of songs, is the most special one or personal to you?

John: Well, I like them all for different reasons and I very rarely go back and listen to any of them once they are done. It is just not what I do. But there is song called The BlueBird Café that I wrote in 1996 in Nashville about a girl who is on her way to play at The BlueBird Café. I sang it in one take and I played the guitar and everything. It really is the most simple song I ever wrote, but it is a story. I always thought it was the best thing I have ever done. I would love Willie Nelson to do it. I think if Willie Nelson did it and sang a song about a young girl trying to get to The Bluebird Café. I’d kiss his feet. I actually put it in the press, I said “Willie if you do this, I will kiss your feet.” I would love to see him do it. That is a very special song but each song has its own meaning to me and you put a lot into it. The best one is the most simple.

Music Junkie Press: We are going to have to send our people after Willie Nelson for you! That would be incredible, it is a great song. If you could go back and talk to your 14 year old self, what advice would you give yourself?

John: Run! Not much, you can’t really teach people wisdom. If you put your hand in the fire, you’re gonna get burned. I mean, you don’t expect people to be dishonest. You just don’t and people can be. It is the music business and I really have had some misfortunes with business people twice, three times, that kept me broke for a very long time. And then contracts expired, and I knew better, and I had to start again. But I was kind of had no real money for 12 years. It just happens. It is a cruel business to be in. They’re such opposites; musicians and business people. Very rarely you get a musician that is a business person and when they are, their music is kind of generic. The two things don’t really go together, it is a very strange.  This record LIVE: ALL ACCESS, is on my own label. It is the first time I have put something out, without distribution. Just on Itunes. You can get it if you send away for it on, you can get it at shows. I am just taking a shot, and I am just putting it up on Itunes Worldwide and I didn’t expect it. I was just trying to like to put it out there and see if it was possible because I own a lot of my own catalog now. I buy it back and I license it out and it comes back to me. This is the first time I have put something out on No Brakes,which is my label, typically on Itunes. If anybody wants to get it, just hit a button and there it goes. I can’t remember the last time I bought a new CD.

Music Junkie Press: That is true! I personally love and miss vinyls. The sound is so great!

John: I think it is all going to go back to vinyls, eventually. The only time I buy CDs is in like Goodwill or somewhere in Europe where we call it Oxfam and you might find the greatest hits of the Movers or Small Faces. That is the only time when I ever buy CDs, when I go into secondhand shops and there are no more CD shops. So I am just giving it a shot and just seeing if it works just doing it on Itunes. But you can get it if you send away for it.

Music Junkie Press: I know that you have had a Babys reunion which is just awesome, but how about Bad English. Are there plans at all to ever have a Bad English Reunion show?

John: The Babys have gotten back together. They have new guitar players, singers, and all sorts of things going on and they are on their way. They are very happy. I keep hearing how well their doing and I think that is great. I love them and God bless them. Bad English, it won’t happen. I think once you’re solo it is difficult to go into a band. Me and Jeffrey Steele down in Nashville were going to start a band that was going to be like half country/half rock  and I thought that was interesting but I don’t really go for the mainstream and I think we need a band that the edges get knocked off. Although I think the first Bad English record was rather pretty good.

Music Junkie Press: I wore them out! Did you write all the songs? It was incredible! That was one CD that I actually had a couple copies of.

John: Well ya, I wrote most of the lyrics and the melodies and that was my job. The thing about Bad English is that everybody did what everybody did the best. Sometimes we worked closely together on things and other times we just finished something off. I think it was a very intense short period, although it was a couple years.

Music Junkie Press: It was great! I loved them all Ghost in Your Heart, Forget me Not, Possession, It was one of my most favorite CDs that I played start to finish! Lay Down, I think I truly wore out my Bad English CDs. They were just on replay everday!

John: It was like arena with lyrics that are kind of twisted. It was not the obvious thing you expected. Even Possession. I just wanted to bring something darker to it. I think in the end, the audience were a bit confused as we all were. It was a good time.

Music Junkie Press: It was definitely a good time. In the past 20 years, with the technology advancing at a such a rapid rate, with the addition of the internet, social sites, digital cameras, etc.  is there something from today that you wish you had when you were growing up.

John: Well I had nothing growing up. My Auntie Doris gave me a radiogram when I was about 7 and some records. We didn’t have a lot of money growing up so we didn’t have a lot of luxury. So when she gave me the radiogram it was like getting a space rocket. It was like getting something from outer space, it was ridiculous. The stuff now, you can download music, an Iphone, you can’t go anywhere now without your Iphone because it is like a computer, it has really disconnected people from themselves. Really, I think people talk more and they communicate more and as the world becomes more integrated it is better to have people able to talk to eachother. I could talk to someone in Iran and I can talk to someone in Iraq and I can talk to somebody in Afghanistan and surely that must be a good thing. If foreign policy follows through, and we don’t step on too many toes abroad.  You can’t be having foreign policies that offends nations abroad and expect peace in the world. But when people can actually talk to each other they  generally solve their differences. So, the internet is the way to peace.

Music junkie Press: That is a good way to look at it. You have helped me to look at the good side of it. I  know that I have a lot of your music on my Ipod but If we could peak into your iPod/mp3 player what would we be most surprised at seeing in there?

John: Bill Evans. He is like 60s jazz keyboard player. I think he was born in New Orleans and raised in New Jersey. He is like a jazz three piece band, bass, drum and there is an album called Live at the Village Vanguard  that I listen to a lot. And there is Erik Satie who has this beautiful, he was a late 18th century musician and there is a movement of his called Gymnopedie 123 that is the most beautiful thing you have heard in your life. I listen to a lot of Blues, and I have a very eclectic taste.

Music Junkie Press: I am going to have to look that one up. Now how about when you are not writing or performing, what do you enjoy doing to do?

John: Well, I sleep a lot because on the road you are really burning the candle at both ends and you have to get up at a 4:00 in the morning. We played about three gigs in a row about a month ago and we played the first gig in San Diego at a fair and then we went back to the hotel showered up and had to be out of the room at 4:00 to go to the airport and fly out to Ohio to play a gig and then fly to Sioux City after that. You know when you spend your life doing that, your off time that you do have  you tend to spend it really being the opposite. It is really demanding being on the road. It is not just the show, it is getting to the show that is the problem.

Music Junkie Press:  I can’t imagine how hard that is. Also you stay so physically fit. How do you stay so fit as well with such a hectic schedule?

John: I don’t know. It must be natural, my genes are really strong. My Mum is 88 and my dad passed away 4 years ago unfortunately, God rest His soul.  But my Mum is 88 and still firing on all cylinders, Looks great and really healthy. Walks into town every day to do the shopping, plays the piano and I mean just like really alive. I talk to her every morning and I say Hey, how are you doing and I am half a sleep and she is talking a mile a minute. That is kind of where I come from, I am a hardy stock. I will keel over one day but I don’t think it will be for a while yet.

Music Junkie Press: No, you have a lot of living to do. We are going to be sharing all your social media links and especially where to pick up the LIVE ALL ACCESS CD. Lastly, is there anything else you would like to share with our audience?

John: Stay well, stay in love, be happy, long life.

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John truly said it beautifully.  We are looking forward to catching John out on the road at his show in October at Feather Falls in Oroville, CA. Make sure to visit his social media sites so you can stay up to date on where John is playing next.

Also definitely head over to Itunes and pick up LIVE: ALL ACCESS. I love live albums and this one just really has excellent sound quality!  I love listening to the live version of Saturday Night on the CD,  really just  brings out intensity and energy. Definitely one of my favorites but John has given me 8 favorites on this CD to love. Get your copy today and let me know which is your fave.

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313531_2468145498039_1779716387_nGlenn Symmonds

I recently got the news that a long time musician/friend has been diagnosed with cancer and is to start undergoing treatment.  If that isn’t bad enough, he is without insurance during this ordeal and will have to personally take care of all of his medical expenses which can be quite costly. Please join me in helping this great musician who you know as Glenn Symmonds – long time drummer for Eddie Money and has an extensive catalog of his solo work.  Here is the information from Glenn’s page:


Tami Landrum and Glenn Symmonds

Glenn was diagnosed with bladder cancer on April 23rd.

 He had surgery to remove a tumor from his bladder on April 29th.

He is scheduled to begin a 12-week round of chemotherapy on June 3rd.

He will have another surgery after the chemo treatment.

Like many professional musicians, Glenn is uninsured.

Cancer is expensive…. please help in anyway you can.

Big Love from Team Symmonds!

Glenn has been a musician most of his life, recording and touring with artists like Coke Escovedo, Dave Mason, Juice Newton, Duncan Sheik and The Untouchables and the list can go on and on. In addition to playing with Eddie Money during their 100+ shows a year, he often will open for them as well, playing songs from his two solo CDs: 2011’s “Southern Poets, Trains and Troubadours” and his newest release “Early California”.    His CDs are currently available direct from his webstore or you can download them on Itunes.   He really has a knack for storytelling and his music creates an emotional attachment that you will continue to enjoy time after time.  He reminds me of some of my favorite storyteller/folk singers like Bruce Coburn, Tom Petty, and Bb Dylan. His music has everything from blues, reggae, pop to folk, a great blend that gives out a great vibe.

Glenn is embarking on this journey with the support of many and right by his side is his girlfriend Tami Landrum. Sandy Espinoza has created a Glenn Symmonds Assistance Fund through the site  where you can show your support by making a donation. You can also join the event page on their Facebook  where you can read more about Glenn and invite your friends to help as well.  You can also head over to Itunes or his store and buy a T-shirt or his CDS.  Even sending positive vibes and support through messages on their page is appreciated through these times.

Health Insurance costs has always been an on-going problem for musicians, artists, etc.  My family is still personally trying to recover from the cost of my first stroke in 2003 and subsuquently in 2005/2007.  Here we are 10 years later and still paying down the $100,000+ bill.  So, please join me in helping Glenn and showing support to let him know we are all in this together and together we will get through it! We want Glenn to not worry about anything else except getting stronger each day.

~ Marisol

UPDATE 6/3/2013 – Today Glenn began his first chemotherapy treatment. There is a benefit concert planned for June 23rd at The Roadhouse in Spokane, Washington. You can check out details on their Facebook page here.  There will be a patio concert from 12-5 featuring Sammy Eubanks and other special guests, these tickets are $10. Eddie Money will be playing two shows, one at 6pm and one at 9pm. These tickets are $25. Tickets can be purchased at the Roadhouse, CASH ONLY! Hope to see you all there! There may also be information on t-shirts to benefit the Glenn Symmonds fund and I will update you on those as well.  Please join us in wishing Glenn strength and courage through these hard times.

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