mental health

Chad Cochran #1701

I first got to know Chad Cochran, known online as CowtownChad, through the defunct Twitter event, Couch By Couchwest. Cochran’s photographs and mixed media art featuring haunting landscapes and abandoned buildings held titles from songs by musicians featured on our show. Through the magic of social media, we became friends and hung out at AmericanaFest in Nashville one year, and then he came down to South Carolina to cover the Country Fried Rock 4th-ish Anniversary party, where Caleb Caudle played in our rural school house, a magical, slightly decrepit place that is made for singing.

At the urging of Lydia Loveless, Cochran has expanded his photography to include concert shots, with a specialty for stage images and raw portraits. In this podcast, we talk about many of the bands he has “shot” recently (Charles Bradley, Old 97s, John Moreland, etc.) and festivals from Nelsonville to High Water. I also put him on the spot about a “wish project” that I hope he accomplishes, with your help.

Allen Thompson #1608

Allen Thompson Band‘s new album, Brace Yourself, is still kept under top-secret guard, but the stories leading to the title seem surreal. Thompson and band mate, Clint Maine, both broke their backs in separate accidents within a month of each other. The following year helped them expand their sound and get weirder, as they describe. Thompson called on a slew of music friends to contribute to the record, including the first single, a duet with Elizabeth Cook, “Long Time Thinkin’,” out now.

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Friends Supporting Suicide Prevention

Thank you to MoonRunners for their coverage.

COUNTRY FRIED ROCK HELPS FIGHT MUSICIAN SUICIDES
WRITTEN BY ADAM SHEETS ON 01 OCTOBER 2013. POSTED IN NEWS – NEWS
I’m sure everybody reading this can think of several musicians who have taken their own lives. It’s a long list that includes a few of my personal favorite artists such as Phil Ochs, Gary Stewart and Del Shannon. As much as I would love to have those guys around making music, their families and friends would be happy just to have them around.

Now the great podcast and radio show Country Fried Rock has teamed up with the non-profit organization Nuci’s Space to help prevent similar cases and you can help in their effort. For just $5, you can download a 20-track compilation of great country, folk, and Americana artists. Every penny will go directly to Nuci’s Space, a non-profit health and music resource center based in Athens, GA, whose goal is to prevent suicide by providing obstacle-free treatment for musicians suffering from depression and similar disorders, as well as assisting in the emotional physical and professional well-being of musicians.

The goal for the compilation is to pay for 100 mental health counseling appointments for musicians.

The compilation includes brand new, exclusive tracks from Drivin N Cryin, Chickasaw Mud Puppies, Centro-Matic, Shonna Tucker & Eye Candy, Hillbilly Frankenstein, Belle Adair, Chris Porter & the Pollies, Norma Rae, Rebecca Morning, Matt Hudgins, Adam Klein & Nutria, Old Smokey, The Burning Angels, Doc Dailey & Magnolia Devil, Jack Logan & Scott Baxendale, as well as tracks from American Aquarium, The District Attorneys, The Blue Dogs, Mary Jane Daniels, and Michelle Malone.

Please help a great cause.

To purchase the compilation, vist countryfriedrock.bandcamp.com

For more information on Nuci’s Space, visit nuci.org