Drug and alcohol rehab facility, Clarity Way, is proud to announce the launch of its new record label Iron Ridge Road Recordings. The new label will focus on supporting musicians in recovery. “Music has always played a role in our customized treatment programs through Music Therapy,” notes Justin Daniels, who founded Pennsylvania’s drug and alcohol rehabilitation center, Clarity Way with his wife Robin. “We also have a studio at Clarity Way (designed by Christopher Thorn – founding member of Blind Melon and brother of Robin), so the record label was a logical extension of these activities.”
The first release from Iron Ridge Road Recordings will be the debut album from Blind Melon frontman Travis T. Warren entitled Beneath These Borrowed Skies. The album is due for release on September 25th 2012, with Iron Ridge Road Recordings donating all proceeds to MusiCares – a charitable arm of the Grammys devoted to supporting musicians in financial, personal or medical need. Meanwhile, momentum within the label continues to grow; Iron Ridge Road is the proud sponsor of MusiCares annual songwriting competition, Teens! Make Music, in conjunction with The Partnership At Drugfree.org, and has plans for more album releases for later in the year. With the tremendous power of music therapy at its heart, Iron Ridge Road Recordings is set to establish itself as both an outlet for inspirational music and an invaluable support for musicians and addicts in need.
“Music saved my life; if I didn’t have music, I wouldn’t be here today. There’s no doubt about it.” states Warren.
As well as being a phenomenal musical achievement in itself, Beneath These Borrowed Skies is an apt debut statement for Iron Ridge Road Recordings; a testament to the wonderful role music can play in the journey to recovery, and an exciting new aspect of the facilities continuing work alongside the MusiCares charity.
“We are very excited by the opportunities this is going to give us to support musicians in recovery” adds Daniels. “This will help create funds and awareness for MusiCares and on a wider level give hope and awareness to everyone who is effected by this disease that life-long recovery from addiction is not only possible but can be so rewarding.”
With this in mind, Beneath These Borrowed Skies is a remarkable achievement. It demonstrates Travis T. Warren’s diverse array of influences and vast musical ambition, scouring everything from blistering heavy rock to bleeping electronica to delicate folk. Travis’ mesmeric vocal delivery is a consistent highlight, moving effortlessly from hushed lyrical introspection into gorgeous swells of crescendo, channelling his feelings on a troubled past into a bold and optimistic outlook on his future. Cohesively executed and fiercely diverse, the album encapsulates a musician who is triumphantly reclaiming his life and his strength, in a bold recovery from a past of alcohol and drug addiction.
Clarity Way is licensed in the state of Pennsylvania. It provides in-patient treatment for up to 23 clients at any given time. It is staffed by a full time doctor who is also a qualified addictionologist, leading addiction therapists and nurses and it is committed to providing clients a program that exceeds the standards for the individualized treatment of addiction.
Established in 1989 by The Recording Academy, MusiCares provides a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need. MusiCares’ services and resources cover a wide range of financial, medical and personal emergencies, and each case is treated with integrity and confidentiality. MusiCares also focuses the resources and attention of the music industry on human service issues that directly impact the health and welfare of the music community.
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