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Patrick Haggerson


A “Three Cups of Coffee and the Truth Interview” with Patrick Haggerson, musician and Internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor.  (Running Time: 15 min. 59 sec.)

Patrick uses music in his work in the field of recovery for meditation, exploring feelings, inspiration and joy. He has been playing music and using it as an expression of recovery for over twenty-one years.  He has two CDs available on Sunlight of the Spirit Music's website.

Desert Spirit – Peaceful Sounds For Meditation uses a unique blend of acoustic guitar, Native American flute, and Inca pan flute to express peaceful, relaxing melodies, which flow like a soft desert breeze.  The songs on (Recovery Spirit)2 are offered as musical expressions which explore and celebrate the changes experienced in the working of each of the 12 steps.

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Tommy Holmes


A “Three Cups of Coffee and the Truth Interview” with Tommy Holmes during the 12 Step Music Fest in the Florida Keys.  (Running Time: 16 min. 28 sec.)

Tommy is a natural talent that shines from the L.A. backdrop. Known for strong melodies and thoughtful lyrics, Tommy works hard to tell the truth in his songs on his self-titled CD.

Recently, he was asked to write and record songs for the film 39 Pounds of Love. Tommy has also had several songs featured on national TV shows such as ABC’s The Nine, The WB’s Dawson’s Creek and UPN’s Jake 2.0.

In this episode of the Sober Cafe Podcast, Tommy shares about his musical background and some insights about his spiritual journey in recovery.

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Robin Richardson


A “Three Cups of Coffee and the Truth Interview” with Robin Richardson, musician and psychotherapist.  (Running Time: 23 min. 42 sec.)

As an incest survivor, healing from an eating disorder, and a recovering alcoholic, these are her truths and yet Robin Richardson is so much more than these labels.

Robin is now singing her truth as an inspirational source for girls and women. She recorded her CD, “Wild Bird” in the spring of 2008 and uses the songs in her performances at schools and conferences across the United States and Canada.

The songs on Wild Bird chronicle Robin’s journey: from victim to thriver, from addiction to recovery, from self-hatred to self-honoring, and from hopelessness to embracing life. Each song represents a stage of growth, a new learning or a discovery along the path.

Robin also collaborated with Tom Wasinger and created Soul Comfort, an instrumental CD that was initially created as the musical backdrop for an eating meditation and designed to be a relaxing, nurturing aid to those struggling with compulsive eating. This hour-long continuous piece of music is recommended to all who seek universal connection and relief from stress and compulsivity.

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Lauren Adams


A “Three Cups of Coffee and the Truth Interview” with Lauren Adams during the 12 Step Music Fest in the Florida Keys.  (Running Time: 16 min. 42 sec.)

Adams’ music is a fusion of rock, folk, country, and blues – aka Americana. With stellar musicianship on her third CD, Secret Heart and production by guitar veteran Nicholas Newell Kirgo (David Lynch, Vonda Shepard), “Secret Heart,” is a virtual who’s who of the L.A. music scene.

As host of the long running Americana Music Circle (Kulak’s Woodshed, Hollywood), she has shared the stage with some of the greatest talent from every corner of the globe.

More importantly, Lauren has been actively involved with local charitable events, including Hep C Aware (Hepatitis C awareness group), the House of Hope (shelter for women & families), Children of the Night (rescues runaway teens in Hollywood), along with benefit shows for musicians in need of health care.

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