Allston Pudding PREVIEW: MELISSA FERRICK, MB PADFIELD, ANJIMILE ARE SINGING SOBER: MUSICIANS SHARING STORIES OF RECOVERY
Allston Pudding | Jackie Swisshelm | March 27, 2017
"On March 31 at the Lilypad in Cambridge, three sober artists will share their music to honor and celebrate the strength of musicians who embrace sobriety, and speak about their own recovery. This kind of showcase, called Singing Sober: Musicians Sharing Stories of Recovery, is 100% the kind of event the Boston scene needs to support.
Because let’s face it— Drinking and various other intoxicants are commonplace at music-related events. Most find it difficult to even pry the two practices apart. Consequently, it’s the sober-in-recovery artists who don’t receive the support they need.
“My experience over the last twenty years on the road, playing in clubs with booze every night, wore on me.” Melissa Ferrick, who was raised in Ipswich, Mass, said. “My desire to find other sober-in-recovery folks, and those who support us, was met with very little response; we need stronger relationships.”