Music For The Mind Campaign

Ron Pope

Ron Pope Featured

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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Kristin Diable

Kristin Diable Featured

Kristin Diable is a New Orleans-based, internationally-acclaimed songwriter and multi- instrumentalist with a decade-plus career captivating audiences with her inviting, soul-baring performances. Kristin’s ability to get right to the soul of the song has firmly established her as a mainstay in her home-state of Louisiana, and her music spans multiple stylistic genre choices to encompass…

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Liz Longley

Liz Longley Featured

Liz Longley is a Nashville-based, East Coast-bred musician with a penchant for lending her nuanced, genre-bending vocal, piano, and guitar playing talents to illustrate her inventive, pop-inspired original music. With a career spanning well over a decade, Liz’s songwriting talents have been recognized by such noteworthy institutions as the BMI John Lennon Songwriting Scholarship (for…

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Spirit McIntyre

Spirit Mcintyre Btdf Music For The Mind Spotlight May 2020 Featured

Spirit McIntyre is a New Orleans-based cellist, vocalist, songwriter, wellness advocate and sound healer, who has used their gender identity, musicianship, empowerment practices and healing work to uplift minority, LGBTQ, and women-focused communities for over a decade. Spirit is also one-half of musical duo Spirit & Sparrow, which features multi-talented musician, and BTD Music for…

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Quiana Lynell

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Quiana Lynell is a New Orleans-based, Texas-bred jazz-and-beyond artist with exceptional talents as a vocalist, educator, composer, performer, arranger, and advocate. In addition to garnering recognition through such achievements as the Sarah Vaughn International Jazz Vocal Competition Award, an album release through Concord Jazz, and numerous high-profile international performances, Quiana is a champion for mental…

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People Museum

People Museum Featured

People Museum are a New Orleans-based alternate pop group formed in the Treme neighborhood of New Orleans, Louisiana. The band’s affinity for pop production, traditional New Orleans music, and unique experiences in the south have formed a novel interpretation of music not typically heard in the New Orleans idiom, and it shows. The creators of…

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Irma Thomas

Irma Thomas Featured

We are thrilled to feature Ms. Irma Thomas as February 2020’s Music for the Mind Artist Spotlight campaign – and hope you’ll wish us in joining Ms. Thomas a happy February birthday! Read on to hear some of Ms. Thomas’ thoughts and experiences gleaned from her music career, mental wellness journey, and more. How would…

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LeBaron Ahmon

Lebaron Ahmon Feature

This month’s Music for the Mind Artist Spotlight is on rapper/poet LeBaron Ahmon, who happened to be part of 2018’s annual installment of the Music for Mental Health Benefit Concert! Read on to learn more about LeBaron, and how he connects music and mental well-being: How would you describe your music in three words? Free,…

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Assata Renay

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This month we are spotlighting Assata Renay, who is now an alum of our annual Music for Mental Health Benefit Concert series, thanks to her performance at this year’s 2019 concert! Read on to learn more about Assata: How would you describe your music in three words? Soulful, fiery, and inspirational! Speaking of musical descriptions,…

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Paul Sanchez

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This month we are spotlighting Paul Sanchez, who is now an alum of our annual Music for Mental Health Benefit Concert series, thanks to his performance at this year’s 2019 concert! Read on to learn more about Paul. How would you describe your music in three words? New Orleans singer-songwriter. Speaking of musical descriptions, what’s…

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