the music that gave me hope for a better future "one day".There is only so far we can push our body, our mind and our spirit. I just couldn't handle the stress of the road and the constant self-medication.And in November 2012, music was added to the healing arts.
The first programs date back to World War I where pianos and violins showed remarkable success - speeding recovery, improving morale, relieving anxiety and curbing fits of anger common among war veterans.
During World War II, returning soldiers often had full-time musicians in their hospital wards to help them heal - mind, body and soul.
During my peak I was doing 100 shows a year all over the world with my band, but I was destroying my life and soul.
As corny as it may sound, it was the music that pulled me through...
The year was 2012 and a revolutionary medical study had just begun. Dozens of soldiers lined up at world-famous Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, suffering from PTS, anxiety, depression, “phantom” pain and mood swings..one hoping for a brighter future.