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PTM Foundation is Here.

After 18 months of strategic planning and organizational development work, PTM Foundation officially launched today!

The organization is focused on building community resilience, empathy, and awareness through music, stories, art, education and connectivity. We aim to convene and organize partnerships and projects informed by community need, then mobilize Portugal. The Man’s listeners and supporters around that shared vision.

I am honored to serve as PTM Foundation Director and to have had the opportunity to partner with Portugal. The Man and the community to build this organization from the ground up over the past couple of years — and I’m super proud of everyone involved.

Please take a moment to check out what we’re up to below and dive in with us at www.PTMFoundation.org

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Happy One Year Anniversary to Me and Portugal. The Man!

I joined Team PTM officially 12 months ago this week and we’ve been on a rad organizational development journey together ever since.

So proud to be part of PTM Foundation and have never felt more inspired by a group of people than I do with this band, board, and our community partners.

Thank you all! I love you. 🤘

PTM Foundation is Here. Join Us!

Hi friends! Please give PTM Foundation a follow on Facebook, IG and Twitter.

It is my great honor to be serving as PTM Foundation Director and building this organization with some of the world’s best people. We just launched our socials this week! 🤘💛✊

Team PTM Makin’ Moves

Been a long, rainy couple of weeks in Portland, Oregon — but full of opportunities to connect and make sure the people I care about know how much they mean to me.

Lots of really exciting announcements coming up soon, but here’s a little bit of what I’ve been up to with Portugal. The Man as we move toward launching PTM Foundation this year…

Portland City Commissioner Amanda Fritz, Senior Policy Advisor Cynthia Castro, Tribal Relations Director Laura John, and the Office of Government Relations have been working hand-in-hand with Communities of Indigenous Peoples and allies across the region to build a coalition of support for city-wide policy which will ensure that Land Acknowledgements take place at all City of Portland events! So awesome. Nice work, Commissioner! Thanks for hosting us last week at City Hall. We’re all super excited to support these efforts.

Later that same day, Zachary Carothers and I went to hear Tara Zhaabowekwe Houska speak about her work on the frontlines of environmental justice at the intersection of Indigenous Rights and it was nothing short of completely inspired.‬

‪We also had breakfast with Tara that morning and got to hear all about her mission and vision. So glad we got to connect while she was in town. My main takeaway is always: I have so much to learn.

The reality is, Indigenous Peoples face persistent and enduring challenges to their communities, their lands, and their basic human rights, with extremely limited support from the broad spectrum of philanthropic institutions…which is why the band has decided to launch PTM Foundation in the first place. The extreme disparity is wrong, and we’re going to do something about it.

Join special guests Portugal. The Man, Jillene Joseph from Native Wellness InstituteMultnomah County Democrats, and many other rad folks on Saturday, March 21st in Portland to help #GetOutTheNativeVote and raise crucial funds for Indigenous-led programs across the U.S.!

We’re also headed to DC this weekend for the National Congress of American Indians Awards where Portugal. The Man is being honored with the 2020 Public Sector Leadership Award!

See you soon, East Coast. 🏆

Portugal. The Advocacy

Up early working on a bunch of advocacy stuff for Portugal. The Man. I love every single thing this band stands for, and each hour I get to spend working with them feels like time well spent.

I think about this Fred Rogers quote a lot: “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’”

For me and so many of you, the news has never been scarier — but I also find myself surrounded by helpers, and embraced by people who care enough to actually do the hard work it takes to make change happen.

Thank you to the best band in the world. This is fucking beautiful. 🖤

#TeamPTM

(Band pic by Maclay Heriot)

Logan Lynn and Portugal. The Man Featured on SetList.FM

I had such a great time with these rad humans this summer! Thanks for the shout-out, setlist.fm — And thank you to Portugal. The Man, forever and ever.

Check us out over on SetList HERE, or keep reading for the transcript below.

From SetList.FM: (9/27/18)

Portugal. The Man headlined a two-night stand at McMenamins Edgefield in Portland in August. Despite the thrill of a “hometown show” (the band is based in Portland) and a sold out show, their main focus of the night was on mental health.

Partnering with fellow Portland-based musician Logan Lynn, Portugal. The Man welcomed “Keep Oregon Well” to their performance, a company designed to reduce stigma surrounding mental and behavioral health. Volunteers donning “Keep Oregon Well” shirts roamed around the venue, and trucks with the same print were parked outside.

Portugal. The Man Talk Music, Mental Health and Touring with Logan Lynn in Current Issue of Street Roots

Thanks to Zach Carothers and Kyle O’Quin of Portugal. The Man for this really lovely interview in Street Roots.

Beautiful stuff, guys.  🙂

Check out the online version HERE, or keep reading below for the full transcript.

From Street Roots: (September 2018)

Portugal. The Man and Logan Lynn Interview About Music and Mental Health on KOIN 6 CBS News

Thanks to KOIN 6 CBS News for taking the time to chat with us about what we’re all up to at these Portugal. The Man shows this summer! Click HERE to check it out on KOIN or keep reading below for the full transcript and video segment.

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Grammy winners and Portland’s own Portugal. The Man are helping to bring mental health awareness to the forefront at some of their concerts — including their recent sold-out shows at Edgefield.

Portugal. The Man hit it big with their song “Feel It Still,” and they’re using their popularity to do more than just entertain the masses.

“Mental health is just a subject that’s very close to us personally,” Zach Carothers, the band’s bassist, said.

KOIN 6 News met up with Carothers and keyboard player Kyle O’Quin before their Edgefield concerts on Aug. 24 and 25 to talk about a new campaign featured at their Oregon shows.

Concertgoers will see the “Keep Oregon Well” vans and volunteers at their performances — talking about mental health.

“There’s always kind of been a shame about it where you’re sad or not good on the inside,” Carothers said. “And that’s just recently coming out that that’s absolutely ridiculous. People need to take care of themselves.”

“Keep Oregon Well” was co-founded by fellow Portland-based musician Logan Lynn. It’s designed to reduce stigma surrounding mental and behavioral health.

“I think the more people who stand up and say, ‘This is my truth. I’m just like you, you’re not alone,’ that chips away at stigma each time,” Lynn said.

Lynn has been working with well-known musicians for years to give people access to mental health help through concerts.

He said, “I thought about, what would I have needed when I was 7 or 12 and struggling. It wasn’t listening to the adults in my life. It wasn’t listening to folks that could have guided me into services, but I was listening to Debbie Gibson and Paula Abdul, Milli Vanilli.”

This is the first time “Keep Oregon Well” has toured with a band. Portugal. The Man has two more Oregon shows this week — one in Jacksonville on Thursday and the final one Friday in Bend.

Portugal. The Man said Lynn’s mission is a perfect fit for them.

“Have you ever met this guy? Logan is great,” Carothers said.

O’Quin added, “He’s great because he’s open about talking about things and that’s what we’re trying to do.”

Logan Lynn and Portugal. The Man Take Over Britt Festival in Jacksonville!

I drove the RoadTrek from Portland to Jacksonville, Oregon with Pretty Baby and Keep Oregon Well Resilience Consultant Caitlin Young in tow yesterday so we could wake up in town today for the big show. That was SO much fun, Britt Festival! Holy shit.

Portugal. The Man have been taking me to Satanic rock church every single night on this magical tour, friends — and they’re making all of my big dreams for the world come true while they do it. Actual heroes, every last one of them.

We’ll see you again tomorrow night in Bend!

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Check out photos from the Jacksonville show here:

National Council Interview with Logan Lynn About Music, Mental Health, and Portugal. The Man Out Today

The National Council interviewed me for a story they published today about music, mental health and this month’s Portugal. The Man tour. Read it over on the National Council blog HERE, or keep reading below for the transcript.

From the National Countil: (8/10/18)

Singing to a Different Tune: How Logan Lynn Breaks Stigma With Music

Logan Lynn sometimes has unspeakable thoughts.

The versatile artist, whose music career has spanned more than 20 years, will often experience moments when he can’t quite communicate what he’s thinking, how he feels or why he feels it. It’s can be a paralyzing and terrifying conundrum, and one that is far too familiar to the millions of people like him who experience depression.

“My depression feels, at times, so great that I can’t even find words to tell someone how I’m feeling … but my pen usually seems to still work,” said Lynn, who has lived experience managing depression, addiction and suicidal ideation. Read the rest of this entry »


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