The Gourds' frontman Kev Russell has had a side project for a few years now, to help provide an outlet for his huge well of material. But to throw in a little curveball, he ends Gulf Coast Museum with a ukulele version of "If You Don't Know Me By Now". Featuring a revolving lineup of Austin talent backing him up, this is Shinyribs' second album ("Poor Peoples' Store" became a WNCW hit from their first.)
Left to right: Ken Shull, CEO St. Luke's Hospital, Dr. Belynda Veser, Psychiatrist and Medical Director, Dr. Robert Ratcliffe, Psychiatrist and former Medical Director SLH Center of Behavioral Medicine.
May is Mental Health Month, and perhaps now, more than ever before, this issue of mental health is something that everyone has to deal with concerning someone in his or her family. May is also the month when St. Luke's Hospital shines a light on mental health with a special event. I spoke recently to Becky Brodar, RN and Community Outreach Coordinator for St. Lukes Center for Behavioral Medicine in Columbus, NC.
At a time when immigration is a topic that is discussed with clarity by almost everyone except our lawmakers in Washington, DC, I wanted to approach the topic from a different angle. Then I remembered that I had recently read - and loved - a book about immigrants and written by Asheville author Cynthia Drew.