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MUSICIANS IN RECOVERY

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Gracie Hollombe Vandiver

Whether or not you're in recovery yourself, chances are you know someone who is. Sunlight of the Spirit Music and the Sober Caf� Podcast are two Internet resources promoting artists in recovery. ASCAP member Gracie Hollombe Vandiver, a Nashville songwriter and author, runs SunlightOfTheSpiritMusic.com a store that focuses exclusively on offering CDs from artists in recovery. The CDs run the gamut of musical styles. Also carried at the store are "12-Step" and "recovery music." Recovery Music is a category of music encompassing all genres, in which the lyrics contain a spiritual message or share experience, strength, and hope from alcoholism and other addictions. Many recovering alcoholics, addicts, and their family members are discovering the value of listening to Recovery Music as a tool for staying balanced, evidenced by its steady growth in popularity in the recovery community. Vandiver's most recent labor of love has been the creation of the Sober Caf� Podcast (SoberCafePodcast.com), a weekly show of music from artists in recovery. The show also offers rare interviews with musicians in recovery, sharing experience, strength, hope, and some great tunes. Many of you out there may have struggled or are struggling with some form of addiction and you should know that there are musical communities available to help in your recovery.


JODY GRAY's new animated scores in Cartoon Network Racing Game, Arthur's Missing Pal and Garlic Boy.

STEVEN EVANNE HEINSTEIN's� "You Can't Always Have Everything," in the new J-Lo/Marc Anthony file, El Cantante.

KRAZYRACE and his music recently on nationally syndicated television shows "LatiNation" and "Sonidos."

AMYBETH PARRAVANO on the front page of ElvisInsiders.com on September 14, 2006 for her meaningful contributions about Elvis Presley.� She also recently released her album, Queen of Kings, which features seven Elvis covers and five self-written songs paying homage to the King of Rock n Roll.

JEANETTE PARSADANIAN's album I Love You For Who You Are at the Toofy Film Festival held in Boulder, CO held on September 28-October 1.

SAM RHANSUM's song "There Goes the Neighborhood," on EA's video game NFL Street 3.� His music has also been recently featured in the popular MTV series, "Real World vs. Road Rules: The Gauntlet 2."

SOL WEINSTEN's song "The Curtain Falls" were Tony Danza's last words on his recent variety show.

WONDERGROUND, a local California indie rock band, on the BBC 6.� They also had a recent concert at the Silverlake Lounge in LA.