Keynote Panel of The International Blues Challenge: “AAB: Addiction, Abuse, and the Blues” 2018-01-09T20:34:29+00:00

Project Description

Keynote Panel of The International Blues Challenge:
AAB: Addiction, Abuse, and the Blues

Panel Moderator: Marie Trout
Panel Participants: Eric Gales, LaDonna Gales, Doug MacLeod, and Karen Lovely

Friday, January 19, 2018

2:15pm

Alfred’s on Beale
197 Beale Street
Memphis, TN 38103

IBC Pass Required for Entry

The IBC Keynote Panel this year will explore the often hidden and shame-filled topics of addiction, abuse, and their relationship with blues music. Hear from musicians who have struggled and found their way to recovery, new life, and their continuing commitment to healing: Eric Gales, LaDonna Gales, Doug MacLeod, and Karen Lovely will share their very personal stories. Marie Trout, who has researched and written a book about the role of blues for fans today, will moderate the panel.  The Blues Foundation is committed to furthering an environment where we can come together and learn from each other with the goal of growing and exploring the role of blues music, as well as the possibilities of the community around it, in order to further health and well-being for all.