Doc Watson + Christian McBride + Mental Health

We have a few episodes for you this weekend! Thank you!

Mental Health on Comes A Time. Mike and Oteil sat down with Dr. Chayim Newman and Zack Borer, who work with non-profit Backline to provide mental health care services to musicians and music industry folk. After 7 months of the global pandemic affecting the lives of millions, with a country growing in polarization and turmoil as we near an election, mental health in the US and around the world has certainly taken a hit. Zack and Chayim share the mental health trends they’ve noticed within themselves and their patients this year, and thoughts on how we can use our challenges for growth. Subscribe to Comes A Time. 

Doc Watson on Southern Songs and Stories. In this episode of Southern Songs and Stories, host Joe Kendrick brings you a one-of-a-kind performance from Doc Watson. Instead of playing music, Doc tells stories. At this time, Doc was 66 years old, had 4 Grammy awards, and MerleFest had just started. You’ll hear from Over Home producer Taylor Barnhill about his live series as well as we journey back to Doc’s performance on May 27, 1989, on the campus of Isothermal Community College in Spindale, NC. All this has been lying dormant for more than three decades, until now. Subscribe to Southern Songs and Stories. 

Christian McBride on Burning Ambulance. Host Phil Freeman interviews Christian McBride—one of the most widely recorded bass players in jazz. He’s been on more than 300 albums as a sideman, and has won six Grammys. This year alone, he’s put out three major projects. In February, he released one called The Movement Revisited, a large-scale project that paints sonic portraits of Black political and cultural icons Rosa Parks, Malcolm X, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Muhammad Ali and Barack Obama, mixing orchestral jazz with narration. Subscribe to Burning Ambulance. 


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