Meet The Rockers In Recovery All Star Bands
“Rockers In Recovery Live Concert Series”. The Rockers In Recovery House Band combines cream of the crop musicians that are in recovery or support recovery, and some serious good time dance music and some good old Rock and Roll. We also invite other musicians that are in recovery or support recovery to help carry our message of hope through music. Most importantly the message of “Rockers In Recovery Live Concert Series” is that treatment and education mixed with “HAVING FUN” in recovery is indeed possible!!
Below is a list of Rockers In Recovery All Star Bands which should all be considered as All-Stars, because they are in recovery or support recovery. There musical talent makes them RECOVERY all stars.
Rockers In Recovery Events- MC- Johnny B.
The Rockers In Recovery All Star House Band:
RIR All Star House Band - Music Directors – Anthony Steele(Buddy Miles, Bobby Caldwell),Doc Allison(Bobby Moore,James Browns Band)
Selfish Steam – 2009 Prism Award Winners
Meet Our Present Musical Contributors
Christopher D. Waddell CAP2, Certified Interventionist
I have nineteen years experience working in the mental health and substance abuse field. I specialized in interventions, dual diagnoses, psychiatric centers, women in distress, eating disorders, detoxification, as well as outpatient treatment. Some of my accomplishments include 330 successful interventions worldwide. In addition to being a personal recovery coach I have 9 years experience in advanced studies of holistic treatment including detoxification. Some of the aspects of my expertise range from speaking at major universities and chambers of commerce. As a result of the many years I spent working in mental health facilities I have amassed a deep understanding of the DSM5 and have acquired a wealth of knowledge and experience in marketing in addition to the addiction industry.
Chris has been playing lead and rhythm guitar as well as vocals for 35 years and has played in many different bands such as “The Keep Coming Back Band”, “Campfire Nightmares”, “Fragile Thunder”, and substitutes frequently with “Crazy Fingers”. Such influences as The Grateful Dead, The Allman Brothers Band, Eric Clapton and John Coltrane. Chris has been a part 6 of the 17 RIR concerts and festivals
Michael Mostel has been playing and writing music for over 25 years. He was in the national touring band “Toke Squealy”. He released and produced albums of his own (Livin on the Fringe, Lost in a Crowd, Night Air and Rock & Roll Floorshow) as well as other artists. Michael was the founding member of the band “Jack” which pioneered live band karoke in NYC at a club called Arlene’s Grocery. He also had one of the longest running gigs at The Alphabet Lounge (Toke Squealy’s Rock & Roll Floorshow) in NYC’s East Village. Michael was also a member of the NYC singer song writer circle at The Bitter End in NYC.
Michael is currently collaborating with Chris Waddell writing and playing in Rockers in Recovery Unplugged Live as well as working towards acquiring his CAP, where he may better help others struggling with addiction.
Casey Montana Rogers
Rockers In Recovery is proud to announce that “Battle Scars” has won the 2014 RIR Songwriters Contest. Casey Montana Rogers will open the 2014 RIR Music and Art Festival. Casey will also be joining us at several RIR Unplugged Events scheduled for 2014.We will also play and feature her song through the year. Casey Montana Rogers has proven our new theory at RIR, you don’t have to be a super star rock icon to write great recovery music.
Casey Montana Rogers is a nineteen-year-old singer-songwriter from North Georgia, currently attending college to major in Music Business. she recorded in Nashville, had songs on the radio, and plays at many local events, which is all exciting. However, for Casey the most rewarding part of being a musician is having people hear her songs and relate them to their own stories in life.
Meet Our Past Musical Contributors
The Musicians who have been musical contributors to RIR’s mission through our unplugged sets, concerts, and festivals and have supported the recovery lifestyle are Lou Esposito(Joe Walsh & The Capris), Christine Ohlman (SNL), Kasim Sulton (Utopia and Meat Loaf), Liberty DeVitto (Billy Joel), Mark Stein (Vanilla Fudge), Simon Kirke (Bad Co.), Ian Hunter (Mott The Hoople), Michael Des Barres, Billy J. Kramer, and LaLa Brooks (The Crystals), Handsome Dick Manitoba (The Dictators, Little Steven’s Underground Garage), Gene Cornish (The Rascals), Peppy Castro (Blue Magoo’s), Mark Bosch (Ian Hunter Rant Band, Garland Jeffries), Ross the Boss (The Dictators), Joe Hurley (Joe Hurley and The Gents, Keith Richards’ LIFE), Arno Hecht and Larry Etkin (Uptown Horns), Adam Roth (Billy J. Kramer), Marge Raymond (singer/songwriter/actress), Dave Uosikkinen(The Hooters), Jeff Kazee (Southside Johnny, Bon Jovi), along with his band mates Chris Anderson, and Neal Pawley from Southside Johnny.
If you would like to have your band on this list of sober All-Stars please feel free to contact us at 954-826-5968.