Continuing with yesterday’s theme of the ever-expanding applications of music therapy, meet Ms. Melody Gardot. Melody suffered a near-fatal accident when struck by an SUV while riding a bike at the age of nineteen. She turned to music therapy as an alternative to the numerous pain medications that doctors prescribed.
She has now signed with the Verve record label and is touring the world promoting her 2nd full-length album, My One and Only Thrill.
I had the pleasure of interviewing Ms. Gardot in 2008 and wrote a feature for AllAboutJazz.com. Here’s the link to the article entitled, “Parallels of Recovery: Melody Gardot Finds Inspiration in the Spirit of New Orleans”
To sample Melody’s music and learn more about tour dates and info, visit the Melody Gardot website.
Listen to an audio excerpt of my interview with Melody:
The amazing story of Andy Mackie, a retired horse trainer who threw away his heart meds to buy musical instruments for children. Still going strong…