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Benefit Concert & Reading for Face the Music Foundation

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Recovery Unplugged

5419 South Congress Avenue

Austin, TX 78745

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Join songwriters Ben Arthur and Matt the Electrician, along w/Author Sarah Hepolah for a recorded live performance of the SongWriter podcast

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A live episode of the SongWriter podcast will be recorded at Recovery Unplugged on Sunday, April 5th as a benefit for Face the Music, featuring author Sarah Hepola and Austin songwriter Matt the Electrician. Hepola is the author of the bestselling memoir Blackout. Her essays have appeared in the New York Times magazine, Texas Monthly, Elle, Bloomberg Businessweek, The Guardian, Slate, and Salon, where she was a longtime editor.

Hepola’s story of addiction and recovery inspires songwriter Matt the Electrician to write a song about his own experience of recovery. Matt has released more than a dozen albums, and has played thousands of shows all over the world.

The SongWriter podcast explores the connection between great writing and great music, shining light on how all art is a reaction to other art. Hosted by songwriter and novelist, Ben Arthur (host of the PBS television series SongCraft Presents, which earned 5 Emmy nominations) each episode features the sharing of a story, followed by a musician’s performance of a song they have created, inspired by the tale. Reflecting on the upcoming show, producer and host, Ben Arthur, says “It is always an extraordinary and uplifting experience to hear a story transformed – almost in real time! – into art, during live performances of SongWriter." Ben will also write a song for this show, and will host the event.

SongWriter has featured performances from Roxane Gay, Joyce Carol Oates, Susan Orlean, Patricia Lockwood, Gary Shteyngart, Jonathan Lethem, Ted Leo, and many others.

Art doesn’t exist in a vacuum, but draws energy from the things around it and, in turn, provides momentum for subsequent works of art. “All art responds to other art,” Arthur wrote in a New York Times Op-Ed, concerning the fine line between stealing from, and being inspired by, the works of other artists.

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