Olivia Castriota

Olivia Castriota

Words written by Olivia Castriota…   Singing to a massive audience at the ripe age of 13 ignited a fire within me that I couldn’t ignore. And by massive audience I mean the magazine posters that covered my bedroom walls from floor to ceiling. I imagined...
Brandon Hardesty

Brandon Hardesty

Serotonin Today, Bumpin Uglies have released their brand new single “Serotonin” to raise awareness about mental health. A portion of royalties from “Serotonin” will be donated to Backline. To support the release, and encourage fans to take care...
Nick Vann

Nick Vann

Words written by Nick Vann… I’m feeling a little resistance even beginning to writing this, I don’t quite know where to start, or what I might have to say about mental health. Over the past few years I’ve started to get over the resistance of telling friends...
Michael LoBue

Michael LoBue

Words written by Michael LoBue… So I’m on my very first bus & truck tour… as time goes by, all of us crew are getting to know each other and then I start to notice, most all of us have something in common… in one way or another, most of us are “running from...
Andy Frasco

Andy Frasco

Dear Friends, When you think of a musician’s life and mind state, what do you think? Constant laughs in between solos, drugs, orgies, tour buses and rock n roll? Thinking “that person is living the dream, being exactly who they always wanted to be, no worries in the...
Monet Weir

Monet Weir

The crossover between mental health and the music industry is something that often goes unnoticed unless it is of value to the news and media industry. Growing up in the music industry is an exciting way to see life, but also a very dark way to see life. The exciting...