11 Sep 20
Episode 12 Features Performances from Daniel Santiago, Sonny Emory and Mary Gauthier featuring Jaimee Harris
Turn up for Recovery is a charitable movement raising awareness of abstinence-based recovery, tackling the stigma of addiction and helping make treatment affordable to people struggling with alcohol and drug addiction. The idea for Turn up for Recovery (TUFR) came to founder, Melia Clapton, while walking her dog. She wanted to tackle the stigma around addiction and alcoholism and raise awareness about the power of abstinence based recovery. It’s a topic very close to her heart, having supported family members throughout their recovery. Her vision is for an inclusive community of artists, music lovers and those affected by addiction coming together to have a good time, talk about recovery and raise money for others to get the help that they need. Melia Clapton announced the movement during Eric Clapton’s 2019 Crossroads Guitar Festival.
The Turn Up From Home concert series was launched by TUFR in response to the Coronavirus Pandemic. New episodes of Turn Up From Home are posted at www.youtube.com/turnupforrecovery. Previous episodes are also archived on the channel for later viewing.
On 12 September at PDT 11:00am, EDT 2:00pm and BST 7:00pm, Episode 12 of the concert series will debut on TUFR’s YouTube Channel. The episode features performances from Daniel Santiago, Sonny Emory and Mary Gauthier featuring Jaimee Harris!
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ABOUT THE PARTICIPATING MUSICIANS:
DANIEL SANTIAGO hails from Brasilia. He began studying music as a child and was influenced by Jazz, Classical, Rock, MPB, and Choro. At 19, he founded his first band the Brasilia-Brasil Trio. The band’s first album, Abre Alas, was released in 2001. A road warrier, he has toured regularly with Hamilton de Holanda’s quintet, João Bosco Band, and for his own solo projects. He has collaborated with many artists like Milton Nascimento, Lee Ritenour, Ivan Lins, Maria Bethania, John Paul Jones, Toninho Horta, Cassandra Wilson, and Didier Lockwood to name a few. Daniel released his first solo album, On The Way, in 2006. His most recent album is Simbiose, a collaboration with Pedro Martins. Daniel made his first Crossroad Guitar Festival appearance in 2019.
SONNY EMORY is a native of Atlanta and rceived his first drum set at the age of four. After graduating from Georgia State University with a bachelor’s degree in Jazz and Classical Performance, Sonny embarked on his professional career playing with Joe Sample and The Crusaders. A former member of Earth, Wind & Fire, he has also worked with Steely Dan, Bruce Hornsby, Stanley Clarke, Bette Midler, Al Jarreau, Jean-Luc Ponty, the B-52s, Jennifer Lopez, Spyro Gyra and Boz Scaggs to name a few. Sonny first worked with Eric Clapton, David Sanborn and Michael Kamen on the Lethal Weapon 2 soundtrack in 1989. In 2013, EC was featured on the track Truth’ll Set U Free on Sonny’s album, Rock Hard Cachet. Sonny toured with EC in 2018 / 2019 and performed at last year’s Crossroads Guitar Festival.
MARY GAUTHIER is a Grammy-nominated folk singer-songwriter. After attending the Cambridge School of Culinary Arts, she opened a Cajun restaurant in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood, Dixie Kitchen (also the title of her first album). After achieving sobriety in 1990, she was driven to dedicate herself full-time to songwriting. She wrote her first song at age 35. Mary sold her share in the restaurant to finance her second album, Drag Queens in Limousines. Following its release, she was invited to play 11 major folk festivals, including the Newport Folk Festival. She moved to Nashville in 2001 and signed with Lost Highway. Her first major label release, Mercy Now (2005) was on the top 10 list for the year in many publications, including The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times and Billboard Magazine. Mary’s most recent album Rifles & Rosary Beads was released in 2018.
JAIMEE HARRIS got her first guitar for Christmas at age 5 and soon after, discovered the music of Emmylou Harris and Fleetwood Mac. The Austin-based artist’s most recent album, Red Rescue, has drawn comparisons to Patty Griffin, Lucinda Williams, and Kathleen Edwards – all writers who know how to craft a heartbreakingly beautiful song with just enough grit to keep you enthralled.