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High Notes

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High Notes is a recovery podcast from Haulix.com in partnership with HeartSupport and the Global Recovery Initiative. Each episode features host James Shotwell chatting with a different musician about their sobriety and the lessons they learned along the way.
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High Notes: An Introduction
Produced by Haulix.com, High Notes is a recovery podcast set in the music industry. Join host James Shotwell as he shares the recovery journeys of artists and music professionals as only they can tell it. Previous guests include Morgan Wade, Andy Biersack (Black Veil Brides), Art Alexakis (Everclear), and Brian "Head" Welch (of KORN).
01:23
April 19, 2022
Ryan Williams (Monarch)
This season of High Notes is brought to you by Haulix, the music industry’s leading promotional distribution platform. Start your one-month free trial today and gain instant access to the same promotional tools used by BMG, Concord, Rise Records, Pure Noise Records, and hundreds more. Visit http://haulix.com/signup for details. Ryan Williams rose to international attention with his band Red Sun Rising, but the group’s success came at a cost that went unpaid for far too long. Now, Williams is beginning again with Monarch, an exciting new project built from the ground up with a sober mind and a lifetime of experiences. Williams’ appearance on the show details the dizzying times that led him to get sober, as well as how recovery impacts creativity. High Notes is hosted by James Shotwell and edited by Landon Defever. Laura Haggard handles additional production. The theme song was written and performed by the band You, Me, And Everyone We know. Nick Ferran created the High Notes logo. If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, please seek help. The entire High Notes team is rooting for you, and we can help connect you with people and resources that can assist you on your recovery journey. You can learn more about the show by finding @HighNotesPod on Twitter and Instagram.
33:23
October 19, 2021
Morgan Wade
This season of High Notes is brought to you by Haulix, the music industry’s leading promotional distribution platform. Start your one-month free trial today and gain instant access to the same promotional tools used by BMG, Concord, Rise Records, Pure Noise Records, and hundreds more. Visit http://haulix.com/signup for details. Morgan Wade is the future of country music. A singer/songwriter who has lived more life than most can fit into her years, Wade brings a mature perspective to life in the modern age. Her appearance on the show takes listeners back to a blurry New York night that found Wade waking up face down in a parking lot. That night, coupled with several contributing factors, served as a much-needed wake-up call for the songwriter who was still barely in her twenties. Wade recounts her decision to make a change and everything she gained with her new lifestyle. High Notes is hosted by James Shotwell and edited by Laura Haggard. The theme song was written and performed by the band You, Me, And Everyone We know. Nick Ferran created the High Notes logo. If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, please seek help. The entire High Notes team is rooting for you, and we can help connect you with people and resources that can assist you on your recovery journey. You can learn more about the show by finding @HighNotesPod on Twitter and Instagram.
20:02
October 19, 2021
Michael Hansen (Hotel Etiquette)
This season of High Notes is brought to you by Haulix, the music industry’s leading promotional distribution platform. Start your one-month free trial today and gain instant access to the same promotional tools used by BMG, Concord, Rise Records, Pure Noise Records, and hundreds more. Visit http://haulix.com/signup for details. Michael Hansen, known to friends as Mike, began his life in and around music as a member of the straight edge community. Through a litany of experiences and personal revelations, Mike decided to break edge and experiment with various substances, each offering him a different lesson on life. It was fun until it wasn’t, and that’s when Mike turned to his wife for support. Together, the two found a new lifestyle that fits their needs, which Mike details in this episode. High Notes is hosted by James Shotwell and edited by Laura Haggard. The theme song was written and performed by the band You, Me, And Everyone We know. Nick Ferran created the High Notes logo. If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, please seek help. The entire High Notes team is rooting for you, and we can help connect you with people and resources that can assist you on your recovery journey. You can learn more about the show by finding @HighNotesPod on Twitter and Instagram.
29:51
October 19, 2021
Andy Biersack (Black Veil Brides)
This season of High Notes is brought to you by Haulix, the music industry’s leading promotional distribution platform. Start your one-month free trial today and gain instant access to the same promotional tools used by BMG, Concord, Rise Records, Pure Noise Records, and hundreds more. Visit http://haulix.com/signup for details. Andy Biersack, otherwise known as Andy Black, is recognized worldwide as the face of modern alternative music. Black and his band, Black Veil Brides, have played everywhere and sold more records than many of their genre peers, all while learning harsh lessons about life in the fast lane. Black’s appearance on the show focuses largely on a tumultuous time for the band in the early 2010s and how industry pressures can lead young talent astray. It’s a story that Black expands on in his autobiography, They Don’t Need To Understand, which is available now wherever you purchase books. High Notes is hosted by James Shotwell and edited by Laura Haggard. The theme song was written and performed by the band You, Me, And Everyone We know. Nick Ferran created the High Notes logo. If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, please seek help. The entire High Notes team is rooting for you, and we can help connect you with people and resources that can assist you on your recovery journey. You can learn more about the show by finding @HighNotesPod on Twitter and Instagram.
33:54
October 19, 2021
Art Alexakis (Everclear)
This season of High Notes is brought to you by Haulix, the music industry's leading promotional distribution platform. Start your one-month free trial today and gain instant access to the same promotional tools used by BMG, Concord, Rise Records, Pure Noise Records, and hundreds more. Visit http://haulix.com/signup for details. Art Alexakis is a modern rock icon. For nearly three decades, Art and his bandmates in Everclear have been writing the great American songbook, greatly informed by Art's personal experiences. His appearance on this episode details his life before Everclear, back when he was living in San Francisco with his first wife. Art recounts an event that changed his life trajectory and the temptations he continues to wrestle with today. High Notes is hosted by James Shotwell and edited by Laura Haggard. Our programming consultant is Laura Haggard. The theme song was written and performed by the band You, Me, And Everyone We know. Nick Ferran created the High Notes logo. If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, please seek help. The entire High Notes team is rooting for you, and we can help connect you with people and resources that can assist you on your recovery journey. You can learn more about the show by finding @HighNotesPod on Twitter and Instagram.
19:56
October 19, 2021
Kevin Patrick Sullivan (Field Medic)
This season of High Notes is brought to you by Haulix, the music industry’s leading promotional distribution platform. Start your one-month free trial today and gain instant access to the same promotional tools used by BMG, Concord, Rise Records, Pure Noise Records, and hundreds more. Visit http://haulix.com/signup for details. Kevin Patrick Sullivans writes music to soothe his heart and soul when life gets tough. The fact it does anything for others is something of a miracle, but then again, that’s true for every artist. Kevin’s deeply personal lyricism recounts the highs and lows of figuring out life and who you are in it. His time on High Notes maintains similar energy by further pulling back the curtains on Kevin’s struggles to quit drinking and (in time) smoking as only he can. High Notes is hosted by James Shotwell and edited by Landon Defever. Our programming consultant is Laura Haggard. The theme song was written and performed by the band You, Me, And Everyone We know. Nick Ferran created the High Notes logo. If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, please seek help. The entire High Notes team is rooting for you, and we can help connect you with people and resources that can assist you on your recovery journey. You can learn more about the show by finding @HighNotesPod on Twitter and Instagram.
25:20
July 28, 2021
Heidi Shepherd (Butcher Babies)
This season of High Notes is brought to you by Haulix, the music industry’s leading promotional distribution platform. Start your one-month free trial today and gain instant access to the same promotional tools used by BMG, Concord, Rise Records, Pure Noise Records, and hundreds more. Visit http://haulix.com/signup for details. Heidi Shepherd’s life before and after forming the band Butcher Babies could not be less alike. Her life before music revolved around cocaine and poor decisions, both support by a community of people that did not have her best interests at heart. But then, Heidi found music, and with the help of her bandmates, she has become one of the most recognizable people in metal today. Her time on High Notes celebrates the radical ways our lives can change when we free ourselves from the shackles of addiction. High Notes is hosted by James Shotwell and edited by Landon Defever. Our programming consultant is Laura Haggard. The theme song was written and performed by the band You, Me, And Everyone We know. Nick Ferran created the High Notes logo. If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, please seek help. The entire High Notes team is rooting for you, and we can help connect you with people and resources that can assist you on your recovery journey. You can learn more about the show by finding @HighNotesPod on Twitter and Instagram.
28:08
July 28, 2021
Jack Kays
This season of High Notes is brought to you by Haulix, the music industry’s leading promotional distribution platform. Start your one-month free trial today and gain instant access to the same promotional tools used by BMG, Concord, Rise Records, Pure Noise Records, and hundreds more. Visit http://haulix.com/signup for details. Before he found an audience on TikTok and caught the attention of major labels, Jack Kays was a lost kid in Southern Ohio addicted to Xanax and selling drugs to feed his addiction. Jack uses his time on High Notes to retrace his steps from rock bottom to today, and along the way, we gain a greater appreciation for how our passions often save us from ourselves. We also learn about the importance of family, relationships, and being there for the people who support you.  High Notes is hosted by James Shotwell and edited by Landon Defever. Our programming consultant is Laura Haggard. The theme song was written and performed by the band You, Me, And Everyone We know. Nick Ferran created the High Notes logo. If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, please seek help. The entire High Notes team is rooting for you, and we can help connect you with people and resources that can assist you on your recovery journey. You can learn more about the show by finding @HighNotesPod on Twitter and Instagram.
25:22
July 28, 2021
ppcocaine
This season of High Notes is brought to you by Haulix, the music industry’s leading promotional distribution platform. Start your one-month free trial today and gain instant access to the same promotional tools used by BMG, Concord, Rise Records, Pure Noise Records, and hundreds more. Visit http://haulix.com/signup for details. Anyone obsessed with TikTok knows ppcocaine’s voice. For the majority of 2020, while the world was living in isolation, people around the globe heard her signature “Trap Bunny Bubbles” introduction on several of the video-sharing app’s most popular sounds. That viral notoriety got the attention of Columbia Records and the rest — as they say — is history. …Or is it? In this episode, Ms. Cocaine tells us about the wild year that preceded her internet popularity and how her partner, NextYoungin, helped save her life. If you ever needed proof of love's immense power to inspire positive change, look no further than this conversation.  High Notes is hosted by James Shotwell and edited by Landon Defever. Our programming consultant is Laura Haggard. The theme song was written and performed by the band You, Me, And Everyone We know. Nick Ferran created the High Notes logo. If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, please seek help. The entire High Notes team is rooting for you, and we can help connect you with people and resources that can assist you on your recovery journey. You can learn more about the show by finding @HighNotesPod on Twitter and Instagram.
31:05
July 28, 2021
Phil Labonte (All That Remains)
This season of High Notes is brought to you by Haulix, the music industry’s leading promotional distribution platform. Start your one-month free trial today and gain instant access to the same promotional tools used by BMG, Concord, Rise Records, Pure Noise Records, and hundreds more. Visit http://haulix.com/signup for details. Phil Labonte is a modern metal legend. Hailing from New England, the All That Remains frontman is one of the most widely recognized voices in music today. His ability to turn personal experiences into easily accessible and relatable rock anthems has earned him a reputation for biting honesty that few can claim in music today. Phil uses his time on High Notes to discuss drinking, divorce, cigarettes, music, and more. It’s a fascinating exploration of a life lived to the fullest and the lessons learned along the way. There are also a few laughs. High Notes is hosted by James Shotwell and edited by Landon Defever. Our programming consultant is Laura Haggard. The theme song was written and performed by the band You, Me, And Everyone We know. Nick Ferran created the High Notes logo.  If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, please seek help. The entire High Notes team is rooting for you, and we can help connect you with people and resources that can assist you on your recovery journey. You can learn more about the show by finding @HighNotesPod on Twitter and Instagram.
35:49
July 28, 2021
Erin Lynch (Artist Manager)
This season of High Notes is brought to you by Haulix.com, the music industry's leading promotional distribution platform, in partnership with Season of Mist. Join thousands of musicians, including Slipknot, Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Nicks, I Prevail, and more, in promoting your new music with the world's most trusted service. Learn more and started your free, 30-day trial by visiting http://haulix.com/signup today! Erin Lynch is a music industry lifer. She has never performed in front of thousands or topped the Billboard charts, but she is an integral part of the global entertainment business whose existence makes it possible for artists to achieve their dreams. Erin appears on High Notes to offer a look at the reality of life behind-the-scenes. She tells us about the temptations of alcohol on tour and how a year spent in lockdown helped her achieve and maintain sobriety.  The show is hosted by James Shotwell and edited by Landon Defever. Our programming consultant is Laura Haggard. The theme song was written and performed by the band You, Me, And Everyone We know. Nick Ferran created the High Notes logo. If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, please seek help. The entire High Notes team is rooting for you, as are our incredible partners. Heartsupport exists to help those struggling with mental health (https://heartsupport.com/), and The Global Recovery Initiatives Foundation works with leading substance use disorder experts to support research that identifies the most urgent needs in the recovery community and raise funds to address them (https://globalrecoveryinitiatives.org/). You can learn more about the show by finding @HighNotesPod on Twitter and Instagram. Episode analytics
34:08
March 23, 2021
Roger LeBlanc (Numenorean)
This season of High Notes is brought to you by Haulix.com, the music industry's leading promotional distribution platform, in partnership with Season of Mist. Join thousands of musicians, including Slipknot, Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Nicks, I Prevail, and more, in promoting your new music with the world's most trusted service. Learn more and started your free, 30-day trial by visiting http://haulix.com/signup today! Roger LeBlanc is the vocalist and guitarist of Numenorean, a Canadian metal band that joined the Season of Mist roster in 2016. Rogers shares his recovery journey as someone working in a genre where people are not always forthcoming about their struggles.  The show is hosted by James Shotwell and edited by Landon Defever. Our programming consultant is Laura Haggard. The theme song was written and performed by the band You, Me, And Everyone We know. Nick Ferran created the High Notes logo. If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, please seek help. The entire High Notes team is rooting for you, as are our incredible partners. Heartsupport exists to help those struggling with mental health (https://heartsupport.com/), and The Global Recovery Initiatives Foundation works with leading substance use disorder experts to support research that identifies the most urgent needs in the recovery community and raise funds to address them (https://globalrecoveryinitiatives.org/). You can learn more about the show by finding @HighNotesPod on Twitter and Instagram.
48:37
March 23, 2021
Aðalbjörn Tryggvason (Sólstafir)
This season of High Notes is brought to you by Haulix.com, the music industry's leading promotional distribution platform, in partnership with Season of Mist. Join thousands of musicians, including Slipknot, Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Nicks, I Prevail, and more, in promoting your new music with the world's most trusted service. Learn more and started your free, 30-day trial by visiting http://haulix.com/signup today! Aðalbjörn Tryggvason (also known as Addi) is a metal legend. For the better part of thirty years, Aðalbjörn has brought Icelandic post-metal and black metal to the masses. His music is influencing up-and-coming artists around the world, and hopefully, his recovery will as well. Addi recounts how a wild night involving drugs, alcohol, and a symphony orchestra changed his life forever.  The show is hosted by James Shotwell and edited by Landon Defever. Our programming consultant is Laura Haggard. The theme song was written and performed by the band You, Me, And Everyone We know. Nick Ferran created the High Notes logo. If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, please seek help. The entire High Notes team is rooting for you, as are our incredible partners. Heartsupport exists to help those struggling with mental health (https://heartsupport.com/), and The Global Recovery Initiatives Foundation works with leading substance use disorder experts to support research that identifies the most urgent needs in the recovery community and raise funds to address them (https://globalrecoveryinitiatives.org/). You can learn more about the show by finding @HighNotesPod on Twitter and Instagram.
25:40
March 23, 2021
...And the show goes on
Host James Shotwell offers a brief introduction to High Notes season 2.5 and reflects on the past year of the show.
01:54
March 22, 2021
Kat Hamilton
High Notes is brought to you by Haulix.com, the music industry's leading promotional distribution platform. Join thousands of musicians, including Slipknot, Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Nicks, I Prevail, and more, in promoting your new music with the world's most trusted service. Learn more and started your free, 30-day trial by visiting http://haulix.com/signup today! Kat Hamilton is a fast-rising musician who channels the years she spent dealing with intense addiction and trauma into her songwriting. Kat uses her time on the show to discuss the therapeutic qualities of sharing your truth and lessons learned in recovery.The show is hosted by James Shotwell and edited by Landon Defever. Our programming consultant is Laura Haggard. The theme song was written and performed by the band You, Me, And Everyone We know. The High Notes logo was created by Nick Ferran. If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, please seek help. The entire High Notes team is rooting for you, as are our incredible partners. Heartsupport exists to help those struggling with mental health (https://heartsupport.com/), and The Global Recovery Initiatives Foundation works with leading substance use disorder experts to support research that identifies the most urgent needs in the recovery community and raise funds to address them (https://globalrecoveryinitiatives.org/). You can learn more about the show by finding @HighNotesPod on Twitter and Instagram.
37:34
December 15, 2020
Shannon Larkin (Godsmack)
High Notes is brought to you by Haulix.com, the music industry's leading promotional distribution platform. Join thousands of musicians, including Slipknot, Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Nicks, I Prevail, and more, in promoting your new music with the world's most trusted service. Learn more and started your free, 30-day trial by visiting http://haulix.com/signup today! Shannon Larkin is music royalty. Best known as the drummer of Godsmack and The Apocalypse Blues Revival, Larkin has contributed to some of the most influential rock records of all-time. He's been everywhere and done everything that musicians dream of achieving, but his most significant accomplishment happened just four years ago when a motorcycle accident pushed him to get sober. The show is hosted by James Shotwell and edited by Landon Defever. Our programming consultant is Laura Haggard. The theme song was written and performed by the band You, Me, And Everyone We know. The High Notes logo was created by Nick Ferran. If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, please seek help. The entire High Notes team is rooting for you, as are our incredible partners. Heartsupport exists to help those struggling with mental health (https://heartsupport.com/), and The Global Recovery Initiatives Foundation works with leading substance use disorder experts to support research that identifies the most urgent needs in the recovery community and raise funds to address them (https://globalrecoveryinitiatives.org/). You can learn more about the show by finding @HighNotesPod on Twitter and Instagram.
44:50
December 15, 2020
Craig Mabbitt (Escape The Fate)
High Notes is brought to you by Haulix.com, the music industry's leading promotional distribution platform. Join thousands of musicians, including Slipknot, Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Nicks, I Prevail, and more, in promoting your new music with the world's most trusted service. Learn more and started your free, 30-day trial by visiting http://haulix.com/signup today! When Craig Mabbitt joined Escape The Fate, his image was a hard-partying rockstar with a look and attitude similar to Motley Crue in their prime. That lifestyle was fun for a while, but deep down, Craig knew it could never last. Fast-forward to 2020, and Craig is in his first year of sobriety, which has unfolded amid a global pandemic. The show is hosted by James Shotwell and edited by Landon Defever. Our programming consultant is Laura Haggard. The theme song was written and performed by the band You, Me, And Everyone We know. The High Notes logo was created by Nick Ferran. If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, please seek help. The entire High Notes team is rooting for you, as are our incredible partners. Heartsupport exists to help those struggling with mental health (https://heartsupport.com/), and The Global Recovery Initiatives Foundation works with leading substance use disorder experts to support research that identifies the most urgent needs in the recovery community and raise funds to address them (https://globalrecoveryinitiatives.org/). You can learn more about the show by finding @HighNotesPod on Twitter and Instagram.
39:02
December 15, 2020
Janet Devlin
High Notes is brought to you by Haulix.com, the music industry's leading promotional distribution platform. Join thousands of musicians, including Slipknot, Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Nicks, I Prevail, and more, in promoting your new music with the world's most trusted service. Learn more and started your free, 30-day trial by visiting http://haulix.com/signup today! Fame is difficult for anyone to handle, but it's perhaps hardest on young people. After gaining international attention through reality TV at the age of 16, Janet Devlin fell into addictive behaviors while feeling isolated from the outside world. She uses her time on High Notes to tell us how a combination of recovery groups and therapy saved her life on more than one occasion. It's a darkly funny look at the work involved in getting betting, but it's as honest as any conversation we've shared. The show is hosted by James Shotwell and edited by Landon Defever. Our programming consultant is Laura Haggard. The theme song was written and performed by the band You, Me, And Everyone We know. The High Notes logo was created by Nick Ferran. If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, please seek help. The entire High Notes team is rooting for you, as are our incredible partners. Heartsupport exists to help those struggling with mental health (https://heartsupport.com/), and The Global Recovery Initiatives Foundation works with leading substance use disorder experts to support research that identifies the most urgent needs in the recovery community and raise funds to address them (https://globalrecoveryinitiatives.org/). You can learn more about the show by finding @HighNotesPod on Twitter and Instagram.
48:40
December 15, 2020
Trevor Hedges (Sundressed)
High Notes is brought to you by Haulix.com, the music industry's leading promotional distribution platform. Join thousands of musicians, including Slipknot, Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Nicks, I Prevail, and more, in promoting your new music with the world's most trusted service. Learn more and started your free, 30-day trial by visiting http://haulix.com/signup today! Sundressed vocalist and founding member Trevor Hedges knew he had to make a change after a run-in with law enforcement nearly derailed his life. Thankfully, he found purpose in making music to help others, and his devotion to developing his talent has kept Trevor on the path to recovery for over a decade. The show is hosted by James Shotwell and edited by Landon Defever. Our programming consultant is Laura Haggard. The theme song was written and performed by the band You, Me, And Everyone We know. The High Notes logo was created by Nick Ferran. If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, please seek help. The entire High Notes team is rooting for you, as are our incredible partners. Heartsupport exists to help those struggling with mental health (https://heartsupport.com/), and The Global Recovery Initiatives Foundation works with leading substance use disorder experts to support research that identifies the most urgent needs in the recovery community and raise funds to address them (https://globalrecoveryinitiatives.org/). You can learn more about the show by finding @HighNotesPod on Twitter and Instagram.
25:22
December 15, 2020
Donovan Melero (Hail The Sun)
High Notes is brought to you by Haulix.com, the music industry's leading promotional distribution platform. Join thousands of musicians, including Slipknot, Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Nicks, I Prevail, and more, in promoting your new music with the world's most trusted service. Learn more and started your free, 30-day trial by visiting http://haulix.com/signup today! Once a shy teen with dreams of making a living in entertainment, Donovan Melero saw drugs and alcohol as a way to escape his insecurities. Over time, however, he realized that running away from your problems never leads to peace. Here, Donovan tells us how opening up about his difficulties helped him find a community that supported him on the path to recovery. The show is hosted by James Shotwell and edited by Landon Defever. Our programming consultant is Laura Haggard. The theme song was written and performed by the band You, Me, And Everyone We know. The High Notes logo was created by Nick Ferran. If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, please seek help. The entire High Notes team is rooting for you, as are our incredible partners. Heartsupport exists to help those struggling with mental health (https://heartsupport.com/), and The Global Recovery Initiatives Foundation works with leading substance use disorder experts to support research that identifies the most urgent needs in the recovery community and raise funds to address them (https://globalrecoveryinitiatives.org/). You can learn more about the show by finding @HighNotesPod on Twitter and Instagram.
38:53
December 15, 2020
Clint Lowery (Sevendust)
High Notes is brought to you by Haulix.com, the music industry's leading promotional distribution platform. Join thousands of musicians, including Slipknot, Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Nicks, I Prevail, and more, in promoting your new music with the world's most trusted service. Learn more and started your free, 30-day trial by visiting http://haulix.com/signup today! Clint Lowery is a modern rock icon. He's done everything a rockstar can, but he realized many years ago that the version of stardom found in movies and television shows is no way to live. Here, Clint recounts the day he chose to change his life and details how the Serenity Prayer's lessons changed him for the better. The show is hosted by James Shotwell and edited by Landon Defever. Our programming consultant is Laura Haggard. The theme song was written and performed by the band You, Me, And Everyone We know. The High Notes logo was created by Nick Ferran. If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, please seek help. The entire High Notes team is rooting for you, as are our incredible partners. Heartsupport exists to help those struggling with mental health (https://heartsupport.com/), and The Global Recovery Initiatives Foundation works with leading substance use disorder experts to support research that identifies the most urgent needs in the recovery community and raise funds to address them (https://globalrecoveryinitiatives.org/). You can learn more about the show by finding @HighNotesPod on Twitter and Instagram.
33:22
December 15, 2020
Amanda Lyberg (Eva Under Fire)
High Notes is brought to you by Haulix.com, the music industry's leading promotional distribution platform. Join thousands of musicians, including Slipknot, Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Nicks, I Prevail, and more, in promoting your new music with the world's most trusted service. Learn more and started your free, 30-day trial by visiting http://haulix.com/signup today! Amanda Lyberg has known the destructive power of addiction her entire life. Raised by addicts, Amanda spent years trying to understand their struggles, which eventually led to a career in clinical psychology. In this episode, Amanda shares her pivotal life experiences and how she works to make the world a better, more understanding place both in and out of music. The show is hosted by James Shotwell and edited by Landon Defever. Our programming consultant is Laura Haggard. The theme song was written and performed by the band You, Me, And Everyone We know. The High Notes logo was created by Nick Ferran. If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, please seek help. The entire High Notes team is rooting for you, as are our incredible partners. Heartsupport exists to help those struggling with mental health (https://heartsupport.com/), and The Global Recovery Initiatives Foundation works with leading substance use disorder experts to support research that identifies the most urgent needs in the recovery community and raise funds to address them (https://globalrecoveryinitiatives.org/). You can learn more about the show by finding @HighNotesPod on Twitter and Instagram.
45:15
December 15, 2020
Ben Liebsch (You, Me, And Everyone We Know)
High Notes is brought to you by Haulix.com, the music industry's leading promotional distribution platform. Join thousands of musicians, including Slipknot, Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Nicks, I Prevail, and more, in promoting your new music with the world's most trusted service. Learn more and started your free, 30-day trial by visiting http://haulix.com/signup today! For Ben Liebsch, a lifetime spent trying to outrun childhood traumas inevitably led to years of drug and alcohol abuse. His problems reached a boiling point in the spring of 2011 when every member of his band quit, leaving Ben to sift through the things he'd worked so hard to avoid. Ben tells us how confronting his past allows him to live in the present and how processing his experiences ultimately led him back to making music. The show is hosted by James Shotwell and edited by Landon Defever. Our programming consultant is Laura Haggard. The theme song was written and performed by the band You, Me, And Everyone We know. The High Notes logo was created by Nick Ferran. If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, please seek help. The entire High Notes team is rooting for you, as are our incredible partners. Heartsupport exists to help those struggling with mental health (https://heartsupport.com/), and The Global Recovery Initiatives Foundation works with leading substance use disorder experts to support research that identifies the most urgent needs in the recovery community and raise funds to address them (https://globalrecoveryinitiatives.org/). You can learn more about the show by finding @HighNotesPod on Twitter and Instagram.
43:44
December 15, 2020
Eric Christopher (Hospital Bracelet)
High Notes is brought to you by Haulix.com, the music industry's leading promotional distribution platform. Join thousands of musicians, including Slipknot, Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Nicks, I Prevail, and more, in promoting your new music with the world's most trusted service. Learn more and started your free, 30-day trial by visiting http://haulix.com/signup today! A recent star of the indie punk scene, Eric Christopher of Hospital Bracelet, discusses the relapse that led them to reconnect with music and launch their career. They also share the importance of mantras, finding a supportive community, and sharing your journey. Hospital Bracelet's debut album, South Loop Summer, arrives in 2021 through Counter Intuitive Records. The show is hosted by James Shotwell and edited by Landon Defever. Our programming consultant is Laura Haggard. The theme song was written and performed by the band You, Me, And Everyone We know. The High Notes logo was created by Nick Ferran. If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, please seek help. The entire High Notes team is rooting for you, as are our incredible partners. Heartsupport exists to help those struggling with mental health (https://heartsupport.com/), and The Global Recovery Initiatives Foundation works with leading substance use disorder experts to support research that identifies the most urgent needs in the recovery community and raise funds to address them (https://globalrecoveryinitiatives.org/). You can learn more about the show by finding @HighNotesPod on Twitter and Instagram.
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December 15, 2020
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September 03, 2020
Ronnie Winter (Red Jumpsuit Apparatus)
Haulix.com, in partnership with Heartsupport and the Global Recovery Initiatives Foundation, is proud to present: High Notes, a podcast about addiction and recovery in the music industry.    Episode 008: Ronnie Winter of Red Jumpsuit Apparatus hit it big in 2006 with his band's debut single, "Face Down." That success propelled Ronnie to top of the alternative rock hierarchy, which came with its own set of problems. Today, Ronnie tells us about the real cost of living out your wildest rock and roll fantasies. He also shares how the love and compassion of his family saved his life, turning him from a self-proclaimed "death drinker" to a sober musician and father.    High Notes is hosted by James Shotwell and edited by Landon Defever. The theme song was written and performed by the band You, Me, And Everyone We know. Nick Ferran created the High Notes logo.   If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, please seek help. The entire High Notes team is rooting for you, as are our incredible partners. Heartsupport exists to help those struggling with mental health (https://heartsupport.com/), and The Global Recovery Initiatives Foundation works with leading substance use disorder experts to support research that identifies the most urgent needs in the recovery community and raise funds to address them (https://globalrecoveryinitiatives.org/).    You can learn more about the show by finding @HighNotesPod on Twitter and Instagram.
40:06
July 28, 2020
Nick Martin (Sleeping With Sirens)
Haulix.com, in partnership with Heartsupport and the Global Recovery Initiatives Foundation, is proud to present: High Notes, a podcast about addiction and recovery in the music industry.    Episode 007: Nick Martin of Sleeping With Sirens is a rock and roll lifer who made the decision to change his life two years ago while on the road in Australia. Nick's episode focuses on the importance of relationships, as well as the need to love yourself the way you do others.   High Notes is hosted by James Shotwell and edited by Landon Defever. The theme song was written and performed by the band You, Me, And Everyone We know. Nick Ferran created the High Notes logo.   If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, please seek help. The entire High Notes team is rooting for you, as are our incredible partners. Heartsupport exists to help those struggling with mental health (https://heartsupport.com/), and The Global Recovery Initiatives Foundation works with leading substance use disorder experts to support research that identifies the most urgent needs in the recovery community and raise funds to address them (https://globalrecoveryinitiatives.org/).    You can learn more about the show by finding @HighNotesPod on Twitter and Instagram.
40:02
July 28, 2020
Tommy Vext (Bad Wolves)
Haulix.com, in partnership with Heartsupport and the Global Recovery Initiatives Foundation, is proud to present: High Notes, a podcast about addiction and recovery in the music industry.    Episode 006: Tommy Vext of Bad Wolves is an open book. A recent author and longtime metal musician, Tommy knows how to channel his life experiences into opportunities for teaching. Throughout our conversation, he shares how traumatic experiences in his childhood lead him down a path to addiction that he finally escaped in 2009. Since then, Tommy dedicates his time to helping others, both in and out of music. He's a frontman and a sobriety coach, with clients who were once his idols.    Bad Wolves' song "Sober" appears in the upcoming film 'Sno Babies.' Proceeds from the song go to support one of our partners, The Global Recovery Initiatives Foundation. High Notes is hosted by James Shotwell and edited by Landon Defever. The theme song was written and performed by the band You, Me, And Everyone We know. Nick Ferran created the High Notes logo.   If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, please seek help. The entire High Notes team is rooting for you, as are our incredible partners. Heartsupport exists to help those struggling with mental health (https://heartsupport.com/), and The Global Recovery Initiatives Foundation works with leading substance use disorder experts to support research that identifies the most urgent needs in the recovery community and raise funds to address them (https://globalrecoveryinitiatives.org/).    You can learn more about the show by finding @HighNotesPod on Twitter and Instagram.
40:05
July 28, 2020
Brian "Head" Welch (KoRn)
Haulix.com, in partnership with Heartsupport and the Global Recovery Initiatives Foundation, is proud to present: High Notes, a podcast about addiction and recovery in the music industry. Episode 005: Brian "Head" Welch of Korn recounts the risks he took to stay high on the road and the night in Germany that changed everything. He also talks about religion, his books, and his efforts to help others through a new project called Zivel that launched earlier this year. High Notes is available on all podcast platforms: https://linktr.ee/highnotes The show is hosted by James Shotwell and edited by Landon Defever. The theme song was written and performed by the band You, Me, And Everyone We know. Nick Ferran created the High Notes Logo. If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, please seek help. The entire High Notes team is rooting for you, as are our incredible partners. Heartsupport exists to help those struggling with mental health (https://heartsupport.com/), and The Global Recovery Initiatives Foundation works with leading substance use disorder experts to support research that identifies the most urgent needs in the recovery community and raise funds to address them (https://globalrecoveryinitiatives.org/). You can learn more about the show by finding @HighNotesPod on Twitter and Instagram.
31:07
July 28, 2020
Haley Butters (Absinthe Father / @ThisBandFucks)
Haulix.com, in partnership with Heartsupport and the Global Recovery Initiatives Foundation, is proud to present: High Notes, a podcast about addiction and recovery in the music industry.    Episode 004: Haley Butters, who performs under the name Absinthe Father and runs @thisbandfucks on Twitter, is just shy of celebrating two years of sobriety. Haley chats with us about the challenging reality of cleaning up your life while working in music, specifically the wild world of DIY, and how every day is special.    The show is hosted by James Shotwell and edited by Landon Defever. The theme song was written and performed by the band You, Me, And Everyone We know. Nick Ferran created the High Notes logo.   If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, please seek help. The entire High Notes team is rooting for you, as are our incredible partners. Heartsupport exists to help those struggling with mental health (https://heartsupport.com/), and The Global Recovery Initiatives Foundation works with leading substance use disorder experts to support research that identifies the most urgent needs in the recovery community and raise funds to address them (https://globalrecoveryinitiatives.org/).    You can learn more about the show by finding @HighNotesPod on Twitter and Instagram.
37:48
July 28, 2020
Justin Furstenfeld (Blue October)
Haulix.com, in partnership with Heartsupport and the Global Recovery Initiatives Foundation, is proud to present: High Notes, a podcast about addiction and recovery in the music industry.    Episode 003: Justin Furstenfeld of Blue October has a long history with addiction and recovery. When not writing songs about It, Justin also shares his journey through a one-man show. His appearance on High Notes is filled with stories from his life that you have to hear to believe.    The show is hosted by James Shotwell and edited by Landon Defever. The theme song was written and performed by the band You, Me, And Everyone We know. The High Notes logo was created by Nick Ferran.   If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, please seek help. The entire High Notes team is rooting for you, as are our incredible partners. Heartsupport exists to help those struggling with mental health (https://heartsupport.com/), and The Global Recovery Initiatives Foundation works with leading substance use disorder experts to support research that identifies the most urgent needs in the recovery community and raise funds to address them (https://globalrecoveryinitiatives.org/).    You can learn more about the show by finding @HighNotesPod on Twitter and Instagram.
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July 28, 2020
Anthony Green (Circa Survive/Saosin)
Haulix.com, in partnership with Heartsupport and the Global Recovery Initiatives Foundation, is proud to present: High Notes, a podcast about addiction and recovery in the music industry.    Episode 002: Anthony Green of Circa Survive and Saosin talks about his recent trip to rehab and the role family plays in his recovery. Anthony helped develop our show, and he uses his appearance to explain the importance of sharing our struggles with others.    High Notes is hosted by James Shotwell and edited by Landon Defever. The theme song was written and performed by the band You, Me, And Everyone We know. Nick Ferran created the High Notes logo.   If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, please seek help. The entire High Notes team is rooting for you, as are our incredible partners. Heartsupport exists to help those struggling with mental health (https://heartsupport.com/), and The Global Recovery Initiatives Foundation works with leading substance use disorder experts to support research that identifies the most urgent needs in the recovery community and raise funds to address them (https://globalrecoveryinitiatives.org/).    You can learn more about the show by finding @HighNotesPod on Twitter and Instagram.
31:57
July 28, 2020
Bert McCracken (The Used)
Haulix.com, in partnership with Heartsupport and the Global Recovery Initiatives Foundation, is proud to present: High Notes, a podcast about addiction and recovery in the music industry. Episode 001: Bert McCracken of The Used recounts his journey to sobriety, and the lessons learned along the way. He tells us how he was in recovery when he joined The Used but relapsed, and how he hit rock bottom working on the album 'Artwork,' which was "a total blackout." The show is hosted by James Shotwell and edited by Landon Defever. The theme song was written and performed by the band You, Me, And Everyone We know. Nick Ferran created the High Notes logo. If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, please seek help. The entire High Notes team is rooting for you, as are our incredible partners. Heartsupport exists to help those struggling with mental health (https://heartsupport.com/), and The Global Recovery Initiatives Foundation works with leading substance use disorder experts to support research that identifies the most urgent needs in the recovery community and raise funds to address them (https://globalrecoveryinitiatives.org/). You can learn more about the show by finding @HighNotesPod on Twitter and Instagram.
40:16
July 28, 2020
The Show Before The Show
I want to tell you a story about rock and roll. It has all the elements you’ve come to associate with the genre, like sex and drugs, but we’re going to look at it from another perspective. After generations of musicians being encouraged to live out their wildest fantasies while hiding their struggles, we are going to turn the tables and examine some of the problems living a rock and roll lifestyle can create. Specifically, we are going to talk about addiction. Be it cocaine, heroin, meth, or alcohol; drug abuse has been associated with rock music since the beginning. We all know what goes on backstage, or at least, we think we do, but we never really talk about it. That’s where this podcast comes in. High Notes is a new series from Haulix.com in partnership with HeartSupport and the Global Recovery Initiative. It’s a podcast about addiction and recovery in music that details the personal experiences of people in the rock and alternative world. Each episode explores how the entertainment industry makes it possible for people to live out their wildest dreams, and how most never stop to consider the cost of those dreams until it’s too late. The first season of High Notes features eight episodes, and each one is different from the last. You’ll hear about the highest heights people can reach, as well as the lowest lows, and somewhere in the middle — we find hope. We learn what it takes to make positive changes, and why it’s so important. I’m your host, James Shotwell. The show is produced and edited by Landon Defever, with original music from the band You, Me, And Everyone We Know. Nick Ferran created the art for the series, and Haulix.com covered all production costs. High Notes season one will be available everywhere on Tuesday. July 28.
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July 14, 2020