Our New Additions

We would like to formally announce the addition of new columns to Don't Let the Music Stop. These new columns will feature the writings of published authors, musicians, and other advocates of mental health and awareness. We are blessed to have such great people who are willing to join our team as we strive to create a community of people who want to break the stigma surrounding mental health and spread the word that music can help. Please join me in welcoming to Don't Let the Music Stop, Sam McManus and Amanda Harras as columnists who will be sharing their views on music, life, and mental health.

Releasing Friday April 1st will be "Headphones" from author Sam McManus. Sam is a published author and has written two novels published: Detours, The Absolute Contingency. He has also published two compilations of his poetry throughout the years: Objects, and Subjects. Sam's love of music coupled with his writing skills makes him a great fit for Don't Let the Music Stop.

Releasing next week will be the first column from Amanda Harras entitled A Canvas Soul. Amanda is the vocalist and guitarist for Saphyre Rain, a husband/wife hard rock duo band based out of Northern Colorado. Amanda believes in the power of the arts to positively influence culture, striving to remind others that their story matters and hope is alive. She is a mental health/suicide/self harm awareness advocate and enjoys writing in many forms, making jewelry, and woodworking in her spare time. Amanda will be writing whatever she would like to express in a free form column that could include stories, thoughts, lyrics, and whatever else inspires her.

Along with those two columns there will be more regular columns from myself. As the founder of Don't Let the Music Stop, I will focus on developments on the site, news stories, and my thoughts on life in general. My column is titled: From our Founder, thoughts from someone who has been there, and never wants to go back.

There will be more columns and new columnists coming very soon as we move along and make this community even stronger. To stay up to date, make sure you are following our social networking sites and checking our webpage regularly. And, if you are interested in contributing an article, or having your own column, please use the contact link at the top of the page to let us know. The more we share, the more we can help those that need it.

Thank you,Randall Lee

Don't Let the Music Stop