This week, as part of our ongoing “Keep Oregon Well” music series at the Skype Live Studio, we were joined by Austin band Alpha Rev. Mental and behavioral health awareness hits close to home for Alpha Rev’s frontman and stigma-fighter extraordinaire, Casey McPherson.
Kink radio’s Sheila Hamilton and I talked with Casey backstage before the show about his own family’s story — losing his father and brother to suicide — and how he takes care of himself amidst the general wildness of touring band life.
Watch that video here:
Thank you to Casey and to Alpha Rev for lending their talents to our awareness-raising, stigma-fighting efforts! I dig your music and your care for the communities we serve at Trillium. It’s beautiful stuff.
Watch video from Alpha Rev LIVE at the Skype Live Studio below:
I am beyond thrilled to be partnering with Jack Antonoff and our friends at The Ally Coalition on the Bleachers / Charli XCX / BØRNS tour this summer. There are still a number of ways you can get involved with our efforts, but the big Portland stop on the “Jack and Charli Do America” tour happened last night at the Crystal Ballroom and it was glorious!
Thanks so much to Bleachers for their support and for asking us to join your Ally Coalition at the show. We had a blast — and we signed up tons of people for the “Keep Oregon Well” Pledge to fight stigma!
If you aren’t already familiar with Jack’s non-profit serving LGBTQ youth, The Ally Coalition, please check them out! They do great work and we love that we get to work with them on this project.
Opening for Bleachers and Charli XCX on the tour is a band named BØRNS, who also performed a private #KeepOregonWell show with us earlier in the day at the Skype Live Studio. These guys completely knocked our socks off at both performances.
Thank you, BØRNS! We can’t get “Electric Love” out of our heads.
We have had another great week of “Keep Oregon Well” shows at Kink FM’s Skype Live Studio! Each of these intimate shows gives our #KeepOregonWell street team the opportunity to talk about mental and behavioral health with the crowd, sign people up for the #KeepOregonWell Pledge to fight stigma, and talk about our cause with the artists performing — sometimes on video! If you are interested in attending one of these events in the future, listen to 101.9 Kink radio, or download the Kink App from the App store.
This past Friday, we hosted a performance with pop star Matt Nathanson. As you can see from the crowd shot above, it was quite the turnout!
I chatted with Matt backstage about mental health before he took the stage.
Watch that video here:
Here is a video of Matt Singing his hit “Come On Get Higher” at the show:
Thanks so much again to Matt Nathanson for his support of our campaign, and for performing at our “Keep Oregon Well” show. That was great fun. Check out some of the photos below. Read the rest of this entry »
Well, friends? One thing’s for certain: When you ask UK pop star David Gray to “go wild for the camera”, HE DELIVERS! (As proven in the photograph above – ha!)
This week, as part of our ongoing “Keep Oregon Well” music series, we were joined in our stigma-fighting efforts by singer-songwriter David Gray in the Skype Live Studio, in advance of David’s sold-out performance at Edgefield.
David is a world-renowned musician and we are so thrilled that he lent his talents to our cause. Thanks also to everyone who came out and took the “Keep Oregon Well” Pledge to stand UP and speak OUT against stigma!
Sheila Hamilton and I caught up with David Gray backstage before the show and chatted about mental health, addiction and music (of course!)
Watch video of our conversation here:
David even tweeted about Trillium Family Services to his 222,000 followers the day of the show! Check that tweet out below, along with photos from the show: Read the rest of this entry »