Music For The Mind Campaign

Margie Perez

Margie Perez is a vivacious Singer and Songwriter specializing in a versatile blend of Blues, Pop, and Latin with a New Orleans Funky touch. Dubbed by Offbeat Magazine as “One of the hardest working musicians in New Orleans” she leads her own band which performs her original music and is also lead singer of the…

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Joshua Starkman

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Joshua Starkman is a dynamic guitarist, songwriter, performer, and perhaps most notably, the founder and face of the “Have a Great Day!” social media phenom. A Florida native who has called New Orleans home for the past decade, Josh spent many years collaborating with musicians across all walks and talents on the stage and in…

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Helen Gillet

Helen Gillet

For someone with the varied background of Helen Gillet, New Orleans, with its mix of cultures and musics, seemed like a natural place to call home. The 40-year-old singer, cellist, and songwriter was born in Belgium, raised in Singapore from the ages of 2 to 11, and routinely shuttled between the homelands of her Belgian…

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Pell is a New Orleans born-and-bred rapper, singer, songwriter, and producer. Starting out between New Orleans and Jackson, Mississippi, and now based half-time in Los Angeles, Pell’s career has grown to amass widespread critical acclaim, boast several high-profile musical and visual features, and holds the award for “Best Electronic/Dance Song – 2021” from Queensland Music…

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Joy Clark

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Joy Clark is a musical force of nature: songwriter, guitarist, producer, and performer, Joy has been performing for audiences since her teens, engaging listeners with soulful sensitivity, heartfelt rhythms, and melodic nuances that capture the ear with understated musical prowess. With accolades and major performance features lining Joy’s artist resume, Joy’s music has taken her…

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Kyshona is a Nashville-based musician, songwriter, guitarist, and clinical music therapist who began her artist journey after finding her desire to give a voice to those who have been silenced. With a decade-plus performance career under her belt, Kyshona’s most recent album, “Listen” has amassed critical and audience acclaim thanks to her music’s ability to…

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Mike Doussan

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Mike Doussan, New Orleans-based songwriter, guitarist, and co-founder of the BTD Foundation, is a true embodiment of the phrase ‘Music for the Mind.’ Picking up the guitar at only 8 years old, Mike broke into the New Orleans music scene in 2004, first as sideman in such acts as Mike Hood and the Frenchmen St.…

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Struggle Jennings

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Struggle Jennings is a Nashville-born rapper, writer, performer, and independent label owner whose music draws inspiration from hip-hop, rock, and country traditions, as well as from his grandfather’s (Waylon Jennings) 1970’s personification of the ‘Outlaw’ country sound. A cohort of Yelawolf, Struggle debuted his first record, “I Am Struggle,” in 2013, and has continued to…

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John Tucker

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John Tucker is a Nashville-based, Ohio-bred published songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and dynamic performer. Though his official industry career is only a few years old, John has built his life around musical expression, and it shows. In addition to co-writing some of the most noteworthy new music to come out of the Nashville pop/R&B scene, John’s debut…

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Ron Pope

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Ron Pope is a Nashville-based artist with a prolific career as a songwriter, performer, and multi-instrumental recording artist, the majority of which has occurred while retaining independence from any label support. After his 2007 internet release of the single “Drop in the Ocean” became a viral hit, Pope’s music career flourished, but not without a…

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