Live At The Linda: "Music as medicine"

Live At The Linda: “Music as medicine”

Have you ever heard of the man with his doctor who said, Doctor Doctor when I listen to Bon Jovi, I feel bad, and the Doctor turns to him and says, OK, don’t listen to Bon Jovi.

Yes my friends this underscores a simple truth, music can have a specific mood swing and physical reaction to your wellbeing, and what you put in your ears can greatly affect your physical health and wellbeing. So fill it up with good stuff, tonight we bring you that good stuff in an episode called “Music as Medicine”. We’ll be listening to the healing tones of Shantyman Séan McCann, Ray Wylie Hubbard and Ryan Bingham & The Dead Horses. Doctor Hughes will see you now, Live At The Linda starts now.

A lot has happened in the nearly 10 years since Séan McCann left the arena-filling Canadian folk-rock Great Big Sea which he co-founded in 1993. He has released five successful solo albums touching on a range of topics from Canadian life and culture to bringing national spotlight to hardships like the infamous 2016 wildfires that devastated Fort McMurray, Alberta, in which he partnered with the Cross- Canadian Red. A philanthropist as much as an artist, McCann also hosted a songwriters benefit in 2017 for veterans with PTSD and addictions. In recognition of these efforts and his other work advocating for people living with mental health and addictions issues, McCann was awarded the Order of Canada in 2020.

“Music is strong medicine” is the mantra by which McCann measures his own successful recovery (now 10 years sober). “He has the power to heal the hurt and unite the divided and we ALL need it now more than ever” Just a few weeks ago, here’s ShantyMann Séan McCann live at the Linda.

Ray Wylie Hubbard is the secret handshake among those in the know. Earthy, true, funky, unabashed, his records have been traded and played on the road by everyone from Blackberry Smoke and Georgia Satellites to Black Stone Cherry. Texas Heritage Songwriters Hall of Famer, inducted by Austin Music and Eric Church, was born in Soper, Oklahoma, went to high school with cosmic cowboy Michael Martin Murphey and spent his summers playing folk music in Red River , New Mexico. It all adds up to an iconoclast, dogged for truths and textures in writing about how outlaws live. This concert dates back to 2012. Here is Ray Wylie Hubbard live at the Linda.

Ryan Bingham is a singer, songwriter, guitarist and actor whose music spans multiple genres. Originally from Hobbs, New Mexico, Bingham grew up in the southwestern United States. He joined the rodeo circuit as a bull rider as a teenager. Bingham learned music on a guitar given to him by his mother at age 16, first playing after rodeos for his friends. Eventually he started playing small bars and honkytonks across the West, landing him in Los Angeles.

After receiving critical acclaim for his first two studio releases, Bingham then collaborated with Grammy-winning producer T Bone Burnett on the soundtrack to the acclaimed film Crazy Heart in 2009, including co-writing and performing the song award-winning theme from the film, “The Weary Kind”. The title track won Bingham an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award and a Critics’ Choice Award for “Best Song” in 2010, as well as a Grammy Award. The Americana Music Association also awarded Bingham the organization’s top award in 2010 as “Artist of the Year.” And how do you celebrate such a monumental career moment, well, everyone knows you have to play the Linda. You can currently catch Bingham on Paramount Network’s Yellowstone, wielding his guitar as Walker. Since 2010, here is Ryan Bingham live at Linda.

Thank you for staying with us this week. Join us next week for Ingrid Michaelson 2012, Martha Scanlan 2012, Amber Rubarth 2009 and Ali McGuirk 2022. For more information on The Linda or any upcoming events, follow us on TwitterFacebook and Instagram, or visit

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