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Music the Healer

Updated: May 11, 2021

The first blog post on here and it's a sad start. Apologies. I started this shop officially on Christmas Eve of 2020 after a terrible year (lockdown, job losses, trying to raise a toddler during a pandemic), but still we carry on, and I decided in my free time to create this online shop as a means to keep me busy and try and do something positive. Having followed cosmic jam band "The Chris Robinson Brotherhood" around the world for a few gigs and becoming an even bigger fan of artist Alan Forbes after buying prints from various gigs, I decided to approach him about designing a logo for the shop, something in all honesty I thought was unlikely to ever happen. I was wrong! Thanks Alan my friend. But as John Lennon once said "Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.", and these last few months have been tough. In March we lost my dear friend Nigel Ross. A true King Hippie and a mentor of sorts to me, introducing me to music that I would have never found, making me laugh with his incredible tales and generally supporting me in all of my often harebrained schemes. Then a few weeks ago I lost my beloved Dad Geoff Barbour unexpectedly. My hero and one of my best friends. I will miss him everyday for the rest of my life, but his passing has truly made me realise that we've got one shot and music and life have to be enjoyed, worked at with positivity and love for each other.

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