Artists and friends have come and gone for many years from our residential recording studio at our seaside home. Sometimes staying only a day and others more ensconced. We get to be a party to stories and wonderments, vulnerable shares, poetry, lyrical curiosities and energetic riffs, all amidst pure and heartfelt musicality. Authenticity abounds as songs evolve and emerge. Truths and sentiment and things that matter are said and sung. It's a process of passage and reckoning for any artist and always a privilege to witness.
We were wondering how might it be to learn about the experiences of some of these creatives who are artists, peers and friends alike? To ask questions in a bid to explore what 'trauma' is and means to them. To share stories, inquiries and, imaginably, some significant songs that may have somehow 'saved' them or at least helped them through. We could never have imagined how moving and impactful this adventure would be for the both of us. Our guests are heroes and we have been humbled to hear them unfold so vulnerably and courageously.
Our earnest intention is to reach even one human who might believe that they are alone and to share what's true for all of us. We hope that you all might listen in and hear these real and incredible stories and come to know and feel how we are all, actually, a multitude of emotions and are not set apart or so different from one another.
Chris Potter is an award winning music producer of 25+ years. and Teri Potter is a trauma informed, therapeutic coach. We live with our dog, our cat and our teenager, Eden, in Dorset, England.
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