Episode 4: Reed Mathis Vulnerable, Honest, Brave Part 1

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In Part 1, Taraleigh and Leah sit down with musician Reed Mathis and dive deep into the healing potential of live music. The three discuss the role of the nervous system and early attachments on a person’s experience and how live music could affect these aspects later in life in therapeutic ways. Psychedelics as part of the mix are also mentioned as a way to cover a lot of ground really quickly. Reed goes on to say, “if you are looking for a place where you can retrain your nervous system to feel safe, it is hard to find a better set of circumstances than a live band, especially a live band that improvises.” Leah gives a brief overview of the nervous system and Taraleigh leaves listeners with a fun way to practice their own improvisation.

Reed Mathis is a bass player and the genius behind Electric Beethoven. Reed’s experimental and experiential philosophy has led him to use well known artists such as Beethoven, Paul Simon, and The Grateful Dead to lead to exploration and healing. His latest projects include Bone Diggers and Golden Gate Wingmen in addition to Electric Beethoven. Perhaps most notably, Reed was a founding member of Tulsa progressive jazz band Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey.

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