United Federation of Teachers (UFT)/Member’s Assistance Program – Let’s Talk About It Virtual Field Trip – Spring 2020

Presenting: Road Recovery’s VirtualTrax Program youth, Darryl DMC McDaniels (of the music group RUN DMC), Youth Voices Matter, Dr. Stephen Dewey, UFT President, Michael Mulgrew, and Robert Ferrell, U.S. Army Lieutenant General, VP World Wide Technology (WWT)
Location: live streamed through Cisco WebEx & YouTube
Capacity: 150 New York City middle and high schools reaching more than 1,100 students & their families
Sponsored & Supported by: UFT Member Assistance Program, Road Recovery, World Wide Technology (WWT), NYC Department of Education Substance Abuse Prevention and Intervention Specialists, UFT Positive Learning Collaborative, UFT United Community Schools, and Seafield Treatment Center.

Smokey Robinson“Thanks, Road Recovery. Your VirtualTrax Program made it possible for the United Federation of Teachers to end this challenging school year with our ‘Let’s Talk About It’ Virtual Field Trip. The on-line event taught children coping techniques for this crisis. Together we reached more than 1,100 middle and high school students from 150 schools across New York City. We hope to work with Road Recovery and our partners at the NYC Department of Education on more of these ground-breaking events.”  – Michael Mulgrew, President, UFT

Road Recovery Hits It in Red Hook, Brooklyn – Winter 2019
Location: Red Hook Art Project, Brooklyn, NY
Capacity: 25 (all ages)
Sponsored by: Road Recovery, ShineMaker Foundation & Vanilla Star Jeans Red Hook Arts Project (RHAP) is a non-profit organization that provides free visual art, music, academic and stress management instruction to children and youth who live in and around Red Hook, Brooklyn.

“RHAP and Road Recovery spent the evening jamming to heartfelt music about life and its challenges and left the mic open for personal conversations and life experiences. This event was truly inspiring for all of us in attendance, youth and adults.” – Tiffiney Davis, Co Founder/Managing Director

Rock-N-Read – an unvarnished mix of music & theatre
Celebrating Road Recovery’s 21 Years – Summer 2019
Location: The Cell Theatre, NYC
Performances by: Debra Winger, Babe Howard, Katie Erbe, Simon Kirke, Maureen Van Zandt, Maureen Figuredo-Kirke, Fred Schneider, Ronald Guttman, Susan Campanaro, GE Smith, Road Recovery’s house band TYPE II, Emcee: Jonah Bowen
Curated by: Arliss Howard
Capacity: 60 guests Sponsored by: Vanilla Star Jeans, Road Recovery’s supporters and Board of Directors

WHO KNEW Celebrates Non-Profits – Summer 2019
Location: City Winery, Nashville, TN
Capacity: 250 music industry professionals
Sponsored by: Who Knew & City Winery, APA, with special guest – Mike Farris

An extension of MusicRowSearch, WHO KNEW Nashville is an event designed to provide unique perspectives from many of the music industry’s most accomplished executives and brightest minds.

“LET’S TALK ABOUT IT” – Spring 2019
Location: United Federation of Teachers (UFT), New York, NY
Capacity: 800 (middle/high school students & teachers from all 5 boroughs
Sponsored by: United Federation of Teachers (UFT), MAP Member Assistance Program

“Today was a great day for New York City Public School kids. 800 students and teachers got to experience the world of addiction from a completely different lenses. Road Recovery’s courage and talent opened up a new way of learning. I am sure the students and their teachers left knowing more about substance use and the impact it has on one’s life than when they came in. I can’t thank the Road Recovery crew of young people and staff enough for this collaborative effort and look forward to next year’s event! You’re all rock stars in my book.” – Tina Puccio, LCSW, Director, UFT Member Assistance Program

APA “LEARNING LUNCH” – Spring 2019
Location: APA (Agency for Performing Arts) talent agencies (NYC office)
Capacity: 40 APA staff
Sponsored by: APA, NYC

APA Learning Lunch, a mix of sharing personal stories and presenting original music by Road Recovery’s youth to the young and impressionable music industry employees at APA. A post-performance discussion ensued on how young APA staff can get involved with music industry driven charity Road Recovery.

‘TattTour’ – Talk It Out – Spring 2019
Location: Brooks DeBartolo Collegiate High School, Tampa, Florida
Capacity: 100 high school students
Sponsored by: The DeBartolo Family & Road Recovery music industry supporters

“Road Recovery’s music and life stories made a big impact on the views I have on my own life. Although I do not face the all same struggles they have, their stories gave me a different perspective on my own life and reassured me by knowing that other people are going through the same things I am. As a musician, their music inspired me and I enjoyed participating in their meaningful songs. Their short presentation made a significant impact on me that I will always remember.” – Student, Brooks DeBartolo Collegiate High School

Private Fundraising Event, Tampa, FL – Spring 2019
Location: LaLa Mansion Recording Studio
Capacity: 30 invited guests
Sponsored by: Lisa DeBartolo & Don Miggs, Road Recovery music industry supporters

Road Recovery & SobrieTea Party presents:
Tattour in Hell’s Kitchen – Winter 2019
Location: Hell’s Kitchen Ink Tattoo, NYC
Capacity: 20 adults
Sponsored by: Road Recovery, ShineMaker Foundation, Atran Foundation, and Richie Friendly

Road Recovery’s house band Type II performed songs from their new ‘Talk It Out’ EP plus debuted a forthcoming single entitled “Tattoos on Her Chest” from a creative collaboration with Dr. Scott Bienenfeld. Thanks to SobrieTea Party’s Tawny Lara and inspiring testimonials from guests Jackson Moran, Sierra Asphundh and Niema Knight.

Road Recovery & Youth Voices Matter NY presents ‘Sound Off & Chill’ – Winter 2019
Location: Yonkers, NY YMCA Clubhouse
Capacity: 50 teens and young adults
Sponsored by: Youth Voices Matter-NY (YVM-NY), Yonkers YMCA Clubhouse, ShineMaker Foundation.

Road Recovery’ youth house band TYPE II joined again with Youth Voices Matter-NY, the grass roots youth recovery movement in New York State, to celebrate our youth’s commitment to recovery, self-determination and empowerment at the youth recovery clubhouse in Yonkers.

Rock-N-Reach – Fall 2018
Location(s): Catskill, Hudson, Oneonta, New York
Capacity: 100 (all ages)
Sponsored by: New York State OASAS, the Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, Friends of Recovery New York, and Vanilla Star Jeans.

Youth Voices Matter-New York and Road Recovery presented Rock-N-Reach, a mini-tour engaging four selected Youth Recovery Clubhouses in New York State. Each Rock-N-Reach stop on the tour included an interactive and creative event that involved youth and staff from the Youth Recovery Clubhouses together with Youth Voices Matter-New York and members of Road Recovery’s mentors and youth house band called TYPE II. Youth Clubhouses of Columbia-Greene, Club Odyssey and Oneonta Teen Center each presented their own Rock-N-Reach interactive creative performance in Catskill, Hudson and Oneonta, New York. Each of the four Rock-N-Reach events featured participants who shared their personal stories of hope and recovery through an open mic presentation. Rock-N-Reach also featured members from each participating Youth Recovery Clubhouse to travel to other clubhouses to experience the other shows on the mini-tour, which created an opportunity for Youth Voices Matter-New York and clubhouse members to forge stronger and deeper connections amongst their own recovery network of peers and supporters. In addition, each Rock-N-Reach event at the clubhouses served as an open house invitation to local communities, helping to further promote their youth recovery services within the area.

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Road Recovery & SobrieTea Party – Tuesday Talks & Rocks – Fall 2018
Location: The Phluid Project, Manhattan, NY
Capacity: 40 (all ages)
Sponsored by: The Phluid Project, RISE Brewing Co., Vanilla Star Jeans.

Performing community service is a key component for Road Recovery’s Trax programs. The Phluid Project’s retail store was transformed into a performance space for sharing stories & performing music, giving voice to those recovering from any adversity and a platform to celebrate the LGBT, LGBTQ, and nonbinary communities.

Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding Benefit for Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen – Fall 2018
Location: Holy Apostles Church, Manhattan, NY
Capacity: 150 (all ages)
Sponsored by: Road Recovery, Susan Campanaro, Holy Apostles Church

Road Recovery’s house band TYPE II performed during the Off-Broadway benefit performance of Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding for the Holy Apostles Church Soup Kitchen

Road Recovery’s Youth House Band Open House Celebration – Fall 2018
Location: Recovery Spot, Manhattan, NY
Capacity: 50 (all ages)
Sponsored by: Recovery Spot

Road Recovery’s youth house band led the ‘Open House’ celebration at the Recovery Spot new facility by sharing their music and inspiring life experiences with a packed house of friends, families, and supporters from the medical treatment field.

Road Recovery Jam @ Believe in Recovery Day Conference – Summer 2018
Location: Holiday Inn, Johnstown, NY
Capacity: 50 (all ages)
Sponsored by: HFM Prevention Council

The HFM Prevention Council is a non-profit agency funded by the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services. The mission of the HFM Prevention Council is to increase the health and wellness in Hamilton, Fulton and Montgomery Counties by preventing and reducing addiction disorders through education, recovery supports, supportive housing and community outreach.

‘Speakers & Sneakers’ – Music, Poetry, Vogue-Dance, Paint Splashing – Spring 2018
Location: Catskill Community Center, Catskill, NY
Capacity: 50 (teens, young adults)
Sponsored by: Youth Clubhouses of Columbia-Greene, Catskill Community Ctr, & Youth Voices Matter-NY

A youth-driven outreach event that allowed youth and young adults to pump up their voices through music, vogue dancing, paint splashing and spoken word poetry to the Catskill, NY community.

Fusion Academy Park Avenue Campus – Spring 2018
Location: Manhattan, NY
Capacity: 40 (teens, staff, parents)
Sponsored by: Fusion Academy

“Thank you Road Recovery and your gang for showing up, sharing your message of hope and jamming with us. For us (staff and kids) it was a big deal and a lot of fun. We’d love to do it again and again!” – Daniel White, Music Instructor, Fusion Academy Park Avenue Campus

Readings on Recovery, Hosted by SobrieTea Party – Winter 2018
Location: HUB Seventeen, located inside Lululemon in NYC
Capacity: 60 (all ages)
Sponsored by: Road Recovery & Youth Voices Matter-NY (YVM-NY)

Readings on Recovery is where individuals are given the platform to share what recovery means to them. Performers express themselves however they feel comfortable whether it be through personal essay, stand-up comedy, poetry, live music, or dance. Said performances cover topics from substance abuse to eating disorders to dysfunctional relationships and more. The goal in this series is to show that we are all recovering from something. Addict or not.

Road Recovery’s Youth Voices Matter NY Pop-Up Launch Event – Fall 2018
Location: The Graham School, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY
Capacity: 50 (teens & staff)
Sponsored by: YVM-NY, The Graham School

Road Recovery’s RecoveryTrax Program youth joined forces for an interactive, youth-driven music concert and dance. This historical event launched Youth Voices Matter NY – the youth movement which demonstrated some of the pathways in which young people overcome personal struggles while offering solutions to live a meaningful and purposeful life, free from active addiction and other adversities.

SOFAR Sounds & TOMS Presents Road Recovery’s Outreach Event – Fall 2017
Location: Toms (shoes), Lower Eastside, NYC
Capacity: 50 (all ages)
Sponsored by: SOFAR Sounds, Toms, Fashion Institute of Technology

Road Recovery’s program youth performed music and shared inspiring stories at Sofar Sounds NYC acoustic pop-up show at TOMS shoe store. The event was conceived by an event marketing student at Fashion Institute of Technology who was touched by Road Recovery. Sofar Sounds presents amazing artists in intimate spaces, performing stripped-back sets to carefully curated audiences.

The Message of Rock at Realization Center (outpatient program) – Fall 2017
Location: Realization Center, Manhattan, NY
Capacity: 40 (teens & young adult outpatient clients)
Sponsored by: ShineMaker Foundation

Road Recovery’s youth band Type II and staff participated in an outreach event at Realization Center in NYC. Type II shared personal stories and performed original and popular music at The Realization Center which provides effective holistic care for young adults in trouble with substances, with relationships, with themselves.

New York State Recovery Conference Presents Road Recovery – Fall 2017
Location: Marriot Hotel Capital Center, Albany, NY
Capacity: 500 (all ages)
Sponsored by: Friends of Recovery-NY, The Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Providers of New York State (ASAP)

Road Recovery’s RecoveryTrax Program youth performed music and shared inspiring stories at workshops and from the big stage at the Albany Capital Center for the NYS Recovery Conference attendees.

Motorcycle Rock-N-Ride: Outreach to Foster Care Youth – Spring 2017
Location: Graham School (of Graham-Windham), Hastings-on-Hudson, NY
Capacity: 50 (teens, young adults and staff)
Sponsored by: The Black Motorcycles, Kickstart Cycle Supply, and Steve Madden

Road Recovery supporters from The Black Motorcycles and Kickstart Cycle Supply with Bergen County Harley Davidson joined together on June 24th for a motorcycle Rock-N-Ride to The Graham School, affiliated with Graham Windham Services. Musical performances and empowering speeches were delivered at this unique outreach event which provided a message of hope and endless possibilities to the young women and men in foster care. Road Recovery artist supporters Carleigh Jade and Krista (official) performed inspired, original music for the young women and men at The Graham School. The event included speeches from women motorcyclists who rode 50+ miles from the NYC area to Hastings-on-Hudson, NY to share their experiences of overcoming life’s struggles, and the support they found along the way. These strong, independent women provided youth from The Graham School with a simple suggestion: Keep Asking for Help!

“THANK YOU for being the connection and leads that brought Rock-N-Ride to the campus. It was a beyond inspiring event and what fantastic bikers! I have learned from doing this work that one moment can make such a difference in our kids’ lives. They were so connected on Saturday that my guess is there were many moments happening that day. Road Recovery will forever be part of who we are at the Graham School.” – Kristen Ragusa, Vice President – Graham School Campus

The National Council for Behavioral Health Celebrates Road Recovery Youth – Spring 2017
Location: Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, WA
Capacity: 1000 (all ages)
Sponsored by: National Council for Behavioral Health (NATCON-17)

Young adults participating in Road Recovery’s RecoveryTrax Program performed original music and shared personal stories at National Council for Behavioral Health’s Awards of Excellence in Seattle at NatCon17 and given the opportunity to meet and engage conversations with the US Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy.

Message of Hope – Outreach Awareness Fundraising Event with Road Recovery – Spring 2017
Location: Bergen County, New Jersey
Capacity: 50 (all ages)
Sponsored by: Elliot Newhouse, Dr. Raquel Dardik

Responding to their communities need for awareness of resources that are available to young people, long-time supporter Elliot Newhouse with wife Dr. Raquel Dardik opened their home to Road Recovery for a private community outreach awareness and fundraising event. The invite only event featured performances by Road Recovery board members Simon Kirke (Bad Company), Dr. Scott Bienenfeld (addiction specialist), and an emotional performance by Road Recovery’s house youth band TYPE II.

Unplugged & Electric Outreach with (FIT) Students – Spring 2017
Location: Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), NYC
Capacity: 100 (college students)
Sponsored by: Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), Professor Bret Tesman

“What a great experience for Fashion Institute of Technology marketing students to create and execute, meaningful, real world, social media campaign driven outreach events with Road Recovery,” Bret Tesman, FIT Professor

Music & Message Outreach at Educational Alliance Recovery Center – Winter 2017
Road Recovery’s Youth Give Back!
Location: Educational Alliance, Pride Site, Lower East Side, NYC
Capacity: 50 (inpatient/outpatient clients & clinical staff)
Sponsored by: Road Recovery

Friends of Recovery New York & NYU Silver School of Social Work – Spring 2016

Location: NYU Silver School of Social Work, Manhattan, NY
Capacity: 50 (young adults)
Sponsored by: Friends of Recovery New York, OASAS, and NYU Silver School of Social Work

“Events such as Youth Recovery Dialogue at NYU, featuring Road Recovery – the incredible young people whom heal through peer-led, peer-driven musical expression, help lay the groundwork for the development of a local Recovery Community Organization (RCO) for young people in NYC”. – Robert Lindsey, CEO Friends of Recovery-NY

Linehan Institute’s DBT Annual Gala – Spring 2016

Location: The Dream Hotel, NYC
Capacity: 500
Sponsored by: the Linehan Institute

Fusion Academy, Manhattan, NY – Winter 2016

Location: Fusion Academy, Manhattan, NY
Capacity: 50 students, faculty and parents
Sponsored by: Fusion Academy

“We are really happy to have Road Recovery here with us this evening. I think that there’s a great synergy between Road Recovery and Fusion Academy because we serve a lot of creative kids…the sort of kids who have struggled in the past…who have experienced trauma. Road Recovery serves EXACTLY that kind of student”. – Lucas Goodwin, Director of Admissions and Outreach for Fusion Academy Manhattan

Warwick Valley Middle & High School, Warwick, NY – Fall 2015

Location: Warwick Valley Middle & High School, Warwick, NY
Capacity: 800 (students, faculty, community members)
Sponsored by: Warwick Valley School District

Five separate ‘meeting & music’ ConcertTrax events were presented to 7th, 8th, 9th & 11th graders and educators in the middle & high school media centers. Road Recovery’s youth house band – Type II and RR parents and staff presented a community-wide outreach event for parents, community leaders, students, treatment field professionals and other area residents. “It was a measure of Road Recovery’s success that the student audience seemed unusually attentive and quiet even after the performance had ended and the bell had rung.” – The Warwick Advertiser “The RR Outreach events provide an intimate, personal look at drug use and addiction through the special language of young people performing their music and sharing their honest message. The events break down barriers between the audience and Road Recovery’s youth, allowing people, and especially young people, to ask questions they may have been afraid to ask out loud previously. Road Recovery creates a safe space to explore issues and more importantly, to explore feelings. Road Recovery’s youth allows for a powerful and necessary dialogue about some of the most taboo subjects, from bullying to loneliness to the stigma of addiction.” – Annie Colonna, Facilitator, Warwick Valley Prevention Coalition

Freedom Institute Spring Gala – April 2015

Location: The Mandarin Oriental, New York City
Attendees: 300 invited guests
Sponsored by: Freedom Institute


“We honor Road Recovery Foundation with the Freedom Institute Mona Mansell Award for their work helping young people struggling with substance abuse and addiction.”
-Robert L. Miller, Chairman of the Board – Freedom Institute

SUBWAY® Restaurants World Headquarters – February 2015

Location: Subway World Headquarters, Milford, CT
Attendees: Don Fertman, Chief Development Officer for the SUBWAY® Restaurant Chain
Sponsored by: Subway


“When a group of young people arrived at Subway…I found myself sharing not only my story, but my experience, strength and hope in the truest sense, along with my feelings and most surprisingly, a very personal part of me – my music. These 5 youthful musicians in turn shared their evening, themselves and their music with me.”
-Don Fertman, Chief Development Officer

hillsnyc1The Hills NYC – Celebrating Don Hill & Benefiting Road Recovery – December 2014

Location: The Hills NYC – Manhattan, NY
Attendees: 400
Sponsored by: The Hills NYC
Performances: Tits of Clay, Stephen Trask, Lena Hall, Michael H., Michael C. Hall, David Johansen, Fred Schneider, & Road Recovery’s youth house band TYPE II


warwick2014.1Warwick Valley High School, Warwick, NY – Fall 2014

Location: Warwick Valley High School, Warwick, NY
Attendees: 500 (students, faculty)
Sponsored by: Warwick Valley School District Three separate ‘meeting & music’ ConcertTrax events were presented to 9th & 11th graders and educators in the high school library, followed by an appearance on Warwick Valley High School TV. In the evening, Road Recovery’s youth house band – Type II and RR parents presented a community-wide outreach event for parents, community leaders, students, treatment field professionals and other area residents.


Comic Strip Live – A Comedy Benefit for Road Recovery – Summer 2014

Location: Comic Strip Live, NYC
Attendees: 200 (Sold-Out)
Sponsored by: Comic Strip Live, NYC
Performances: Artie Lange, Dean Obeidallah, Paul Mecurio, Kevin Downey Jr.


wellnesschallengeWellness Challenge – Spring 2014

Location: Waldwick, NJ
Attendees: 50 (middle school teens, staff, parents,& local area supporters)
Sponsored by: Waldwick NJ Board of Health & Waldwick School of Rock. “Road Recovery conveys a very powerful message about addiction, recovery and solutions. With their music as the medium, they are able to impart their unforgettable life experiences to youth lucky enough to hear it.” –Keri Tone, Waldwick Wellness Challenge, Waldwick Board of Health

SiriusXM Doctor Radio with Perri Peltz – Spring 2014

Featuring: performances by Type II (RR youth house band) & Simon Kirke (Bad Company, RR staff member)

sirius2siriusdr “Thank You ROAD RECOVERY for an awesome concert – and interview! Come back soon!” – Perri Peltz (Sirius Radio Doctor Radio)


Warwick Valley High School, Warwick, NY – Spring 2014

Location: Warwick Valley High School, Warwick, NY
Capacity: 500 (students, faculty)
Sponsored by: Supporters of Road Recovery

ww1ww2 “I had no idea what was going on in the Media Center. Their music is awesome; it’s really cool they came to perform and speak with us about what they’ve been through, especially since they’re our age. That took a lot of courage.” – Warwick Valley High School Student

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Location: Hazelden Tribeca 12, NYC
Attendees: 40 (young adults, clinical staff)
Sponsored by: Hazelden “I can’t say enough good things about my experience with Road Recovery. I have seen the most difficult clients with pervasive mental health and substance use challenges transform before my eyes as a direct result of this organization! Road Recovery’s program truly harnesses the healing power of music and provides a fun and exciting community helping to restore confidence, hope, passion, and inspiration for the future!” – Samantha Orpaz, MA, MS, CASAC, Hazelden Tribeca Twelve

Holiday Cheer – A Benefit for Road Recovery – December 2013

Location: The Cutting Room, NY, NY
Attendees: 150 supporters
Sponsored by: Authentic Talent & Literary Management
Performances: Rufus Wainwright, Road Recovery’s house band – Type II, Simon Kirke (Bad Company), Diane Birch, & Emcee – Ronald Guttman (Actor, Producer)

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School of Rock – Fall 2013

Location: Waldwick, NJ
Capacity: 25 (students, staff, parents, supporters)
Sponsored by: Waldwick School of Rock, Waldwick, NJ “Wow, the Road Recovery presentation tonight was PROFOUNDLY meaningful for my son. He has really been struggling and feeling alone. He told me that he shared that today is his one month clean from cutting date! (the Road Recovery kids applauded and yelled in support when my son announced he was celebrating one month clean). He said he never realized that an anniversary date had such a special meaning — he just thought it was some random date. What a gift! Thank you so much for bringing Road Recovery into School of Rock!” -Parent (of a student in the School of Rock)

The Partnership at Drugfree.org – Fall 2013

Location: Manhattan, NY
Capacity: 25 (staff)
Sponsored by: The Partnership at Drugfree.org “Huge thanks to Road Recovery’s Type II band for playing some amazing music at our office this afternoon. We loved hearing your songs and having some great conversation afterward. You guys rock!” – The Partnership At Drugfree.org


Private outreach event for medical professionals & families – Spring 2013

Location: Chelsea, NYC
Attendees: 50 (young adults, medical staff, family members)
Sponsored by: anonymous donor

private outreach “The performance and event was truly wonderful. Seeing my son play his guitar and being involved in a such a healthy and rewarding program (being sober for 40 days!) was simply magical and warms our hearts. Many Thanks-it was a special night! I look forward to attending and sharing at future Road Recovery events…” Best, Brian (parent)

Hazelden Tribeca 12 – Winter 2013

Location: Hazelden Tribeca 12, NYC
Attendees: 40 (young adults)
Sponsored by: Hazelden “Road Recovery’s youth and their music embody a message of hope and possibility that all of us can attain!” – Samantha Orpaz, Hazelden, NYC


Private Holiday Event – Winter 2012

Location: The Loft 107, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
Attendees: 80 (young adults, health professionals)
Sponsored by: Elements Behavioral Health, The Core Company
Performances: Road Recovery’s house band – Type II, Simon Kirke (Bad Company) & Emcee – Matt Pinfield (video, radio DJ)

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Warwick Valley High School, Warwick, NY – Fall 2012

Location: Warwick Valley High School, Warwick, NY
Capacity 500 (students, faculty, & parents)
Sponsored by: Warwick Valley Central School District, Warwick, NY

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Road Recovery house band – Type II perform set of music

Saratoga Capital Presents “A Night to Benefit for Road Recovery” – Fall 2012


Location: Ganesvoort Hotel Park Avenue NYC
150 (adults)
Sponsored by: Saratoga Capital Executives from the financial services company Saratoga Capital came together to raise financial support for Road Recovery’s Trax Programs. Road Recovery delivered an impactful performance presentation via the non-profit’s house band – Type II while entertaining guests with talent including the SNL comedian Colin Quinn, and emcee Matt Pinfield (radio personality & MTV VJ).

Make Music New York – Summer 2012

Type II & RR Creative Staff pose in post-show glow

Location: Mathews-Palmer Playground, West 46th Street, Manhattan, NY
Attendees: 100 (all ages)
Sponsored by:City of New York Parks & Recreation, 45th to River Block Association Road Recovery presented an evening of free music and dance at the Make Music New York Festival – All in all – a fun-filled night where Road Recovery is “Playing It Forward” for its Community


Phoenix House, NYC – Spring 2012

Location: Phoenix House, NYC – IMPACT Programphoenixhouse
Attendees: 25 (adolescent & young adult males & females)
Sponsored by: Phoenix House “The concert and outreach was SO cool!!! I think everyone came in wondering, “Okay, who is this garage band…” and they left saying, “Damn! I really want to get involved!” It was very powerful, the music and the message was FABULOUS, and many of our kids took fliers, our kids are NOT easily impressed. Road Recovery really inspired people to think about recovery in a new way. Getting healthy doesn’t have to be a limiting experience; it can be an expansive one. Road Recovery definitely demonstrated that tonight.” – Jessica Knoll, LMSW, CASAC – Phoenix House – IMPACT Program

Warwick Valley High School, Warwick, NY – Spring 2012

Location: Warwick Valley High School, Warwick, NY
Capacity: 500 (students, faculty, & parents)
Sponsored by: Warwick Valley Central School District, Warwick, NY

warwickvalley “Road Recovery’s presence in our school has and will continue to make us a better place” – Richard Linkens, Principal – Warwick Valley High School, Warwick, NY

JMATE Conference, Washington, DC – Spring 2012

Event: Joint Meeting on Adolescent Treatment Effectiveness
Location: Washington Hilton, Washington, DC
Sponsored by: National Youth Recovery Foundation, SAMHSA
Capacity: 1000

jmatebanner “We cannot thank you, your young people, and your staff enough for your performance, panel, and presence at the Joint Meeting on Adolescent Treatment Effectiveness (JMATE) last week. Road Recovery’s concert was a highlight of the conference! You have such a hopeful and powerful message about the role of music in recovery, and it was an honor to hear the recovery stories and music of the young people.”- Heather J. Gotham, PhD – 2012 JMATE Program Chair

One Recovery One Night – Winter 2012

Location: The Loft 107, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
Attendees: 80 (young adults, health professionals)
Sponsored by: Elements Behavioral Health, The Core Company

elements core ONE RECOVERY.ONE NIGHT – an event to bring awareness and focus to all the amazing resources available for those in need of recovery from active addiction and those already clean and sober – Awareness. Resources. Solutions. Performances by: Road Recovery’s house band – Type II, and comedian – Colin Quinn

Private Holiday Event – Winter 2011

Location: Gibson Guitars New York Showroom, NYC
Capacity: 125
Sponsored by: Road Recovery supporters

gibson The invitation-only private fundraiser featured electric performances by Road Recovery’s house band TYPE II, comprised of youth enrolled in Road Recovery’s RecoveryTrax Program, and Road Recovery staff performing classic rock hits. The event provided great food and a silent auction. Personal testimonies from parents and supporters whose lives have been directly affected by the non-profit’s work were presented alongside Emcee, actress – Natasha Lyonne

Road Recovery Benefit Concert Honoring Slash – Fall 2011


Location: Best Buy Theatre, Times Square, New York, NY
Capacity: 2000 (Sold Out)
Sponsored by: The DeBartolo Family Foundation, Bright Antenna Records
Line-Up: Slash (Velvet Revolver, Guns ‘N’ Roses), Matt Sorum (Velvet Revolver, Guns ‘N’ Roses), Duff McKagan (Velvet Revolver, Guns ‘N’ Roses), Dave Kushner (Velvet Revolver), Wayne Kramer (MC5), Gilby Clarke (Guns ‘N’ Roses), Carl Restivo, Jesse Malin, Jeremy Piven, Jill Sobule, Reeve Carney, Eric Gardner, Handsome Dick Manitoba, Ours, Miggs, and Road Recovery’s “House Band” Type II
Emcee: Matt Pinfield “I was deeply moved by the Road Recovery Benefit. Being honored was special enough as it was. Knowing that I represent something positive for young people who are struggling with addiction/adversities is an intensely personal honor in & of itself”- Slash

Millbrook School, Millbrook, NY – Fall 2011


Ann Matthews, Director of Counseling – Millbrook School (center) surrounded by Road Recovery staff and participants before Road Recovery’s outreach event.

Location: Millbrook School, Millbrook, NY

Capacity: 350 (students, faculty & parents)

Sponsored by: Millbrook School Human Development Program & Counseling Office

millbrook Ann Matthews, Director of Counseling – Millbrook School (center) surrounded by Road Recovery staff and participants before Road Recovery’s outreach event. “We in the health care education business spend a lot of time teaching kids about the dangers of drugs and alcohol. We stress that you don’t have to be high to have fun—I think that message coming from adults doesn’t often carry much weight. The brilliance of Road Recovery is that there are kids up there performing, having fun, supporting each other and laying it out there for all to see “This is what life can be like without drugs and alcohol”. It’s a very powerful message that can only be delivered by a kid who’s been there.” – Ann Matthews, LCSW, Director of Counseling – Millbrook School “Road Recovery’s young people are brave to perform and tell their stories. “- Millbrook School, student

*the Millbrook School is a coeducational, college preparatory boarding school for students in grades 9-12.

Reach Out Recovery, Saratoga, FL – Fall 2011


Location: Sarasota, Florida
Attendees: 150 (all ages)
Sponsored by: Reach Out Recovery “We want to thank Road Recovery so much for coming to Florida and bringing the entire crew. As always, we stand in awe of the message performed by Road Recovery’s house band and staff!!” – Lesley & Lindsey Glass, event organizers

Caron Treatment Center, Wernersville, PA – Spring 2011caronlittlelogo

Location: Caron Treatment Center, Wernersville, PA
Attendees:75 (adolescent & young adult males & females)
Sponsored by: Road Recovery supporters “The Road Recovery youth house band “Type II” gave two mini-outreach concerts for the Caron Young Adult and Adolescent patients last Friday, May 20th. They blew the house away: with their music and their honest recovery sharing. “Wow, you can have fun AND make music AND be sober and clean,” was the sentiment of many who attended. Thanks Road Recovery for making a difference for so many!!”- Todd Whitmer, Caron New York; Regional Vice President

Private Fundraising Event – Winter 2010


Road Recovery’s house band, Type II, performs their NEW HOLIDAY CLASSIC, ‘Holidays are Here Again’ during the private living room benefit concert

Location: Manhattan, New York, NY
Capacity: 50
Sponsored by: Road Recovery supporters
Funds Raised: $17,350.00 The invitation-only private fundraiser featured an unplugged performance by Road Recovery’s house band TYPE II, comprised of youth enrolled in Road Recovery’s Performance Workshops Program, along with great food and a silent auction. The event also presented personal testimonies from parents and supporters whose lives have been directly affected by the non-profit’s work. The event culminated with a touching speech presented by the President of Aguilar Amplification, Dave Boonshoft, who spoke of his commitment to the mission of Road Recovery Road Recovery’s house band, Type II, performs their NEW HOLIDAY CLASSIC, ‘Holidays are Here Again’ during the private living room benefit concert.

The Loft, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY – Winter 2010

Location: The Loft, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
Attendees: Addiction Field Professionals
Sponsored by: The Core Company


(rear-center) Joe Schrank, CEO & Founder, The Core Company, with Road Recovery house band, Type II, and staff after his great event

“I strongly believe in the power of Road Recovery and have enjoyed working with this amazing organization for many years. Road Recovery’s house band – TYPE II’s performance at our Loft event was truly inspiring to witness and hear!” – Joe Schrank, CEO & Founder, The Core Company

Warwick Valley High School, Warwick, NY – Fall 2010


Road Recovery’s Warwick High School Club members & school staff mix it up with Road Recovery’s youth house-band TYPE II before delivering 4 outreach performances And shout-out to RXP101.9 Radio for their support!

Location: Warwick Valley High School, Warwick, NY
Capacity: 200 (students, faculty, & parents)
Sponsored by: Warwick Valley Central School District, Warwick, NY “This year, Warwick High School will have a Road Recovery club that will give students the opportunity to be even more involved in the conception, planning, marketing, and production of Road Recovery outreach events. Teachers and staff in the club will contribute their efforts to identify curricular activities that will serve to connect the stage to the classroom. The surrounding Warwick Community gets to play a role as well. As a result, together with Road Recovery, the future will continue to look brighter for our young people.” – Richard Linkens, Principal

A&E Television & NCADD NYC Recovery Rally – Fall 2010

Road Recovery’s house band TYPE II onstage at third annual New York Recovery Rally

Location: Randall’s Island, NYC
Capacity: 5000+ (all ages)
Sponsored by: National Youth Recovery Foundation Road Recovery’s house band TYPE II onstage at third annual New York Recovery Rally.

Bethel Wood Center for the Arts, Bethel, NY – Summer 2010

Road Recovery’s youth present & perform their “Meeting & Music” outreach event to Sullivan County, NY teens & staff inside Bethel Woods Center for the Arts


Location: Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
Capacity: 35 Sullivan County, NY youth
Sponsored by: anonymous Road Recovery supporter Elaine Muscara, Bethel Woods’ Community Outreach Coordinator explained, “Road Recovery’s passion and commitment to empowering young people to make positive choices in their lives is remarkable. With Road Recovery reaching out to serve the youth in our community, it was a natural fit for Bethel Woods. It was a rewarding experience to see the kids connect with their peers, the artist and the music and we look forward to working with Road Recovery again.” Road Recovery’s youth present & perform their “Meeting & Music” outreach event to Sullivan County, NY teens & staff inside Bethel Woods Center for the Arts.

JBFCS – Benefit Gala – Spring 2010


Location: Guastiavino’s, NYC
Capacity: 400 invited guests
Sponsored by: JBFCS “In the afterglow of our Spring Benefit, I am still struck by the energy and talent of Road Recovery staff and our kids. There were times when the talent onstage far surpassed the expectations of our young people and it was only when I told some of our guests that the performers were our kids that they realized the performance was not entirely professional. Incredible!”- Paul Levine, Executive Vice President & CEO, Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services (JBFCS)

Front & Center: JBFCS youth who participate in Road Recovery’s program perform for arriving JBFCS benefit guests

Honoree, Russell Simmons surrounds himself with Road Recovery staff and JBFCS performing youth

Phoenix Academy, Austin, Texas – Spring 2010

Honoree, Russell Simmons surrounds himself with Road Recovery staff and JBFCS performing youth

Location: Phoenix Academy, Austin, Texas
Capacity: 40 teenagers/young adults.
Sponsored by: Jeff Buckley Music “Our clients and staff were truly motivated by Road Recovery coming to our facility with Road Recovery supporters from near and far, recording artists Wayne Kramer, Billy Bragg, Casey McPherson (Alpha Rev), Kevin Calaba (Stars of Track and Field), talent agent Steve Martin (The Agency Group). Sharing your experience, strength and hope through your words and music inspired the youth to continue to reach for their goals and encouraged our staff to continue to understand and learn as they work with the young people we serve. Personally, the experience demonstrated to me the power of music and we will use this opportunity to further grow our music program. We will look forward to a repeat next year!!!!”- Laurie DeLong, Director Phoenix Academy, Austin, Texas

Warwick Valley High School, Warwick, NY – Spring 2010

Road Recovery’s house band – Crazy James performs unplugged @ Warwick Valley High School

Location: Warwick Valley High School, Orange County, NY
Capacity: 100 (parents, students, educators, community officials)
Sponsored by: Warwick Valley Central School District, Warwick, NY “I enjoyed coming to Road Recovery’s outreach event to watch “those” kids perform and give their personal testimony….sadly too many people think they know about “those” kids….it is never their child…it is always someone else’s child…how many of us have woken up one morning to come to the realization that sleeping in a room nearby is one of ‘those” kids…well truth be known “those” kids are in our personal families, our extended families, our neighborhoods and our communities….events like Road Recovery’s bring that to light in a positive and open way. I long for the day when there isn’t a need for such an event because we individually and as a community won’t let alcohol and drug abuse be a part of our families and our communities.” – Raymond W. Bryant, PhD, Superintendent of Schools Warwick Valley Central School District

John Varvatos’ Road Recovery Benefit – Peter Frampton & Denis Leary with The Enablers – Winter 2010

Location: John Varvatos’ 315 Bowery NYC store Thursday, January 7, 2010
Capacity: 550 (Sold-Out)
Sponsored by: John Varvatos, Jeff Buckley Music Line-Up: Peter Frampton, Denis Leary with The Enablers, Emcees – Matt Pinfield& Leslie Fram (WRXP Radio 101.9 FM), Road Recovery house band – Crazy James, and participants from Road Recovery’s youth program with Jewish Board of Family & Children’s Services (JBFCS).

The finale – Denis Leary, Adam Roth (The Enablers, Road Recovery staff), & Peter Frampton perform “A**hole”

The Partnership for a Drug-Free America 7th Annual Gala – Fall 2009

Performance: Road Recovery’s Crazy James (unplugged)
Location: The Waldorf=Astoria Grand Ballroom, New York City
Capacity: 600
Sponsored by: The Partnership for a Drug-Free America (PDFA)

Westwood Regional JR/SR High School, Washington Township, NJ – Spring 2009

700+ Westwood Regional Junior/Senior High School Students await an assembly like no other

Location: Westwood Regional JR/SR High School, Washington Township, NJ
Capacity: 700 (high school students)
Sponsored by: Therapist, Mr. Gerald Opthof, LPC, LCADC, CSW (www.gaotherapy.com), Municipal Alliance of Westwood Township, Municipal Alliance of the Township of Washington, and Thomas A. Gorman, Principal. “As educators, we constantly try to help students make positive choices but we know they all do not listen to our message. Road Recovery offered an alternative venue to try to reach the students through music and stories of recovering students. Students and faculty reported the Road Recovery assembly was very positive!” – Thomas A. Gorman, Principal – Westwood Regional Junior/Senior High School, Washington Township, NJ

Sing Sing Correctional Facility, Ossining, NY – Spring 2009

Location: Sing Sing Correctional Facility, Ossining, NY
Capacity: 75 (inmates and correctional facility staff)
Sponsored by: Road Recovery Honors Award – Wayne Kramer, 2009 Recipient
Line-up: Billy Bragg, Perry Farrell (Jane’s Addiction), Etty Lau Farrell (Satellite Party), Tom Morello(Audioslave, Rage Against the Machine), Jerry Cantrell (Alice in Chains), Don Was (Was (Not Was)), Handsome Dick Manitoba (The Dictators), Gilby Clarke (Guns N’ Roses), and Boots Riley (The Coup, Street Sweeper Social Club). “I wish to compliment the Road Recovery organization for a great entrée into our world at Sing Sing Correctional Facility. The inmates that attended your program on 5/2/09 led by Wayne Kramer have talked about it throughout the population in a highly positive way. Staff that listened to your talk and rocked to your music will never forget your visit here. I sincerely wish to thank you for helping us stay inspired on our “road recovery”. – Dawson Brown, Acting Superintendent, Sing Sing Correctional Facility

Road Recovery Benefit Concert Honoring the Resilient Musician Wayne Kramer – Spring 2009

Location: Nokia Theatre, Times Square, New York, NY
Capacity: 1,975 (Sold Out)
Sponsored by: The DeBartolo Family Foundation, Bright Antenna Records
Line-Up: Perry Farrell (Jane’s Addiction), Tom Morello(Rage Against the Machine/ Audioslave / The Nightwatchman), Jerry Cantrell (Alice in Chains), Wayne Kramer (MC5), Don Was, Billy Bragg, IGGY POP, Evan Seinfeld, Boots Riley, Gilby Clarke (Guns ‘N’ Roses), Carl Restivo, Eric Gardner, Juliette Lewis, Handsome Dick Manitoba, Little Steven (Bruce Springsteen and the E. Street Band), Joan As Police Woman, Ours, Miggs, Middle Class Rut, and Road Recovery’s Performance Workshop Program “House Band” Crazy James.
Emcee: Matt Pinfield


nycclubsNYC CLUBS including CBGB’s 313 Gallery, Arlene Grocery, Trust, Crash Mansion/Blvd, Sin-e, The Lion’s Den, The Living Room

Location: Manhattan, NY
Capacity: 250-500 Guests per event “The allies and supporters of Road Recovery have a clear and poignant mission which we are honored to support.” – Micheline, Talent Buyer CBGB’s 313 Gallery “Road Recovery has directly impacted the NY East Village music scene and beyond! Road Recovery dismisses the myth that you have to be an alcoholic/drug addict to be cool and rock, something young musicians need to be aware of.” – Owen Comaskey, Musician, Booking Manager and Promoter, Arlene Grocery

agawamAgawam High School, Agawam, MA – Fall 2008

Location: Agawam High School, Agawam, MA
Capacity: 600+ (freshman & seniors)
Sponsored by: Reckitt Benckiser PharmaceuticalsandAgawam Public Schools “The Road Recovery ‘outreach’ experience was more than we ever, ever, expected! The Crazy James band was exciting and very professional. The break out groups were well attended. The high school students were engaged with the band members in meaningful dialogue. All in all it was a fantastic day all around. I would not hesitate to recommend this to any one looking for an innovative way to discuss the issue of substance abuse.”- Ralph Figy, School Adjustment Counselor, Agawam High School

aetvA&E Television Networks: The Recovery Project Rally – Fall 2008

Location: Cadman Plaza, Brooklyn, NY
Capacity: 5000+ (all ages)
Sponsored by: A&E Television Newtworks “One of the highlights of our Recovery Rally was the terrific performance by Road Recovery’s house band Crazy James. Their spirit, enthusiasm and great musical energy got the entire crowd moving and smiling as their performance reinforced the celebratory feeling of the day.” – John Hartinger, VP Integrated Marketing, A&E Network

voices projectVoices & Choices – Perspectives and Challenges of Underage Drinking – Fall 2008

Location: Double Tree Hotel, Tarrytown, NY
Capacity: 100+ (all ages)
Sponsored by: Jewish Community Center (JCC) on the Hudson “The participation of Road Recovery in our underage drinking symposium was priceless. Our teens connected to the “Crazy James” crew musically and emotionally. I believe it was an experience they will carry with them as they contemplate the choices they will make in thefuture.” – Frank Hassid, Executive Director, JCC on the Hudson

crazyjames1Road Recovery ‘house band’ Crazy James supports SQUEEZE – Summer 2008

Location: Showcase Live, Foxborough, MA
Event: SQUEEZE, United States Tour
Capacity: 1000+ (21+)
Sponsored by: Squeeze “I’m really inspired and happy to have Crazy James open for us…I only wish it could be for the whole tour floating around together in a sober bus!” – Chris Difford, Founding Member – SQUEEZE

dartDartmouth College, Hanover, NH – Spring 2008

Location: Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire Event: Fourth Annual Dartmouth Symposium on Substance Use
Audience: A national conference for addiction professionals, educators, healthcare providers, justice workers, Dartmouth students and alumni and other community members interested in addressing the challenges of substance use in society.
Program: Road Recovery, Harnessing the Power of Music to Support Youth Recovery.
Presented By: Scott Bienenfeld, M.D. Dartmouth College – ’92, NYU School of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, with an ‘unplugged’ performance & discussion by Road Recovery participants “As an alumni of Dartmouth College and an addiction psychiatrist, I have the pleasure of presenting Road Recovery, an innovative and effective community-based recovery program for adolescents and young adults trying to stay sober. Road Recovery is a cutting edge program that harnesses the power of the music industry and the arts in order to offer teens an alternative to drug and alcohol abuse. This grassroots organization has been in existence for ten years and has blossomed into a national endeavor reaching thousands of teenagers and young adults.” – Scott Bienenfeld, M.D. “Road Recovery is an impressive program toward maintaining recovery!” – Alan I. Green, M.D. Chairman Department of Psychiatry, Dartmouth Medical School

warwick2008Warwick Valley High School, Warwick NY – Spring 2008

Location: Warwick Valley High School, Orange County, NY
Capacity: 200+ (sophomores)
Sponsored by: Warwick Valley Central School District, Warwick, NY “The Road Recovery outreach event hosted by our school district literally sent shockwaves through the entire educational community. By openly sharing their powerful message through their music, the young members of Crazy James moved everyone in attendance. The young were forced to confront the fact that they are key players in the shaping of their futures, and adults were reminded of how fortunate they are to have the opportunity to work with adolescents each day. The thing that has stayed in my mind since the event is how Road Recovery was able to quietly “unfreeze” the existing equilibrium of our school’s culture, and “refreeze” it so that everyone who was there left somehow changed. An hour hadn’t passed and the Road Recovery crew and Crazy James were deeply missed.. After two hours, we were thinking about how we could get them to return.” – Richard Linkens, Director of English, Social Studies, and Academic Intervention Services Warwick Valley Central School District

delawarehighDelaware Valley High School, Milford, PA – Spring 2008

Location: Delaware Valley High School, Milford, PA
Capacity: 600 (freshman)
Sponsored by: Delaware Valley School District, Students Against Substance Abuse, Teens Against Tobacco Use, Area Drug Awareness & Prevention Team, Delaware Valley Education Association, Carbon/Monroe/Pike Drug & Alcohol Council, Pike County Teen Alcohol & Drug Resource Center “Road Recovery’s Crazy James band concert and interactive discussion groups provided an effective, inviting and non-threatening message about the reality of addiction and the benefits of healthy living from teens and young adults involved in Road Recovery’s program. Our high school students actually paid attention to the message and music, AND, most importantly – actively participated in Road Recovery’s discussion groups.” – Joseph W. Casmus, 11th & 12th Grade Principal, Delaware Valley High School District

10anniversaryRoad Recovery’s 10th Anniversary Benefit Concert – Spring 2008

Location: Nokia Theatre, Times Square, New York, NY
Capacity: 1,975
Sponsored by: The DeBartolo Family Foundation & Tom Morello’s Justice Tour 2008
Line-Up: Slash (Guns N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver), Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine, Audioslave), Wayne Kramer (MC5), Perry Farrell (Jane’s Addiction), Jerry Cantrell (Alice In Chains), comedian – Denis Leary, Joseph Arthur, Sen Dog (Cypress Hill), Jakob Dylan (The Wallflowers), Ours/Jimmy Gnecco, Miggs, Crazy James together with kids from Road Recovery’s programs rocked together!

Reckitt-Benckiser Pharmaceuticals – Clinical Liasons Annual Meeting – Spring 2008

reckittLocation: Sheraton Hotel, Newark International Airport, Newark, NJ
Capacity: 85
Sponsored by: Reckitt-Benckiser Pharmaceuticals “On Jan 3 and 4th Reckitt-Benckiser Pharmaceuticals East Zone Clinical Liaisons and their managers gathered at Newark Airport for their annual meeting which sets the tone how the clinical liaisons will continue to engage physicians in conversations that lead to education about opioid addiction, and how to provide effective treatment to these patients. Approximately 85 employees attended the conference, the highlight of which was a performance by the band, ‘Crazy James.’ Road Recovery was contacted and asked to bring the band members to the conference as a means of providing on-going education to the clinical staff on the many facets of this disease and to learn from young people in recovery about some of the effective tools physicians could use to engage their patients in honest conversation about their abuse of prescription medications.” – Jessica Brenner, CSW Clinical Liaison, Reckitt-Benckiser Pharmaceuticals

gala21st Anniversary Gala Event for The Partnership for a Drug-Free America (PDFA) Finale – Road Recovery Crazy James band including Soprano – Andrea Gruber

Location: Waldorf-Astoria Main Ballroom – November 28, 2007
Capacity: 600
Sponsored by: The Partnership for a Drug-Free America (PDFA) “[Crazy James] are young adults who have struggled with demons, yet on the stage of the Waldorf-Astoria ballroom, in front of 600 guests, they had bright smiles and pride in their music, which they fully deserve. The partnership’s next goal should be making sure the nation hears the music of Crazy James, because helping young adults tell their story to other young adults is just as important as helping parents.” – Amanda Gordon, The New York Sun

roots“Roots, Rock, & Recovery” – Summer 2007 Tour

Locations: Tulsa, OK; Camden, NJ; Exton, PA; Uniondale, NY; Mansfield, MA; Beverly, MA; Lockport, NY; Buffalo, NY; Haines, AK
Capacities: (20-25,000)
Sponsored by: Road Recovery, The Music Store, SPIN Magazine, Jeff Buckley Music, Inc., Gibson Foundation/Gibson Guitars, Voices Project, Vans Warped Tour/Take Action! Road Recovery staff, parents, and band – Crazy James, whose members participate in the organizations Performance Workshops Program in NYC, hit the touring road throughout the summer 2007 season to deliver their “Meeting & Music” performance driven community outreach via music festivals, and grass root/community programs reaching thousands of teens along the way.

princetonPrinceton High School, Princeton, NJ – Spring 2007

Location: Princeton High School, Princeton, NJ
Capacity: 600+ (freshman & Seniors)
Sponsored by: Corner House, the Princeton Alcohol and Drug Alliance through the Mercer County Office on Addiction Services and the Governor’s Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse. Together, with the support of facility at Princeton High School (Joyce Jones & Gwen Kimsal), approximately forty senior class peer leaders collaborated with Road Recovery and Crazy James to present a concert featuring Crazy James whose teen and young adult members are all sober. Additionally, Road Recovery & Crazy James invited two performing artists (singer/songwriter Sarah Wilson and the band Atlas Ataxia) from the senior class at Princeton High School, to join the sober youth band onstage. “Performing with Crazy James was an amazing experience. I had so much fun and will never forget it!” – Sarah Wilson, Artist/Singer, Princeton High School senior After the one hour concert event, the masses of more than four-hundred freshman students moved into classrooms for small group breakout sessions with each member of Crazy James. Facilitated by Princeton High senior peer leaders, the breakout sessions gave each band member the opportunity to field questions and share their stories more in depth.

Caron 50th Anniversary Alumni Celebration – Winter 2007

caron50Location: New York, NY
Capacity: 400 All Ages
Sponsored by: Caron Treatment Centers Road Recovery’s Crazy James guitarists Tim Barr and Ryan Aussem, accompanied by 2007 Grammy Nominated – Groove Collective woodwinds master, Jay Rodriguez, performed a musical set on the New York City’s Upper East Side at Caron Treatment Center’s 50th Anniversary Alumni Celebration before a packed house of alumni spanning years of sobriety time…

laughRoad Recovery’s “Meeting, Music, & Laughs” Matinee – Winter 2007

Featuring: Comedian, Mike D. Poet, Robert Astor, Crazy James, Jimmy Gnecco (Ours)
Venue: The Living Room, New York, NY
Capacity: 120 All Ages
Sponsored by: Road Recovery “By providing a channel of self expression, Road Recovery helps fill the void… Plus, if these kids don’t play music they will probably rob you.” – Mike D., Comedian

Tenafly High School , Tenafly, NJ – Fall 2006

tenaflyLocation: Tenafly High School, Tenafly, NJ
Capacity: 500+ (Freshman & Seniors)
Sponsored by: Tenafly High School After twenty-four years, Road Recovery Founder Gene Bowen returned to his alma-mater at Tenafly High School to provide a message of hope for more than five-hundred students and staff. The event was presented via Gene ‘s organization Road Recovery and the youth rock group Crazy James which consists of teens involved in Road Recovery’s NYC program.

golfCaron Classic – 1st Annual Golf Tournament – Fall 2006

Location: Trump National Golf Club, Bedminster, NJ
Capacity: 100 (adults)
Sponsored by: Caron Treatment Centers Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey hosted Caron’s fundraiser toward inpatient treatment scholarships. The brisk Fall day did not affect the shotgun start of the 18 -hole groups of foursomes. An early evening reception and dinner followed with guest speakers Christopher Kennedy Lawford (son of Pat Kennedy & Peter Lawford) and a member of Crazy James who spoke about how Caron Treatment Center’s scholarship funding truly saved her life by providing access to extensive inpatient treatment for her drug/alcohol addiction. The results of Caron’s scholarship support was heard loud and clear as Crazy James band members, all of whom are Caron alumni, closed the fundraising event under the twinkling stars with their heartfelt set of original music.

Phoenix House – IMPACT Program, New York, NY – Fall 2006

phoenixhouseLocation: Phoenix House, New York, NY
Capacity: 50 (teens & parents)
Sponsored by: Phoenix House Road Recovery together with Crazy James presented a one hour interactive education-performance event for Phoenix House IMPACT Program parents and teens on West 74th Street in Manhattan. Crazy James band members shared their personal life experiences through discussion and music to a packed house of outpatient teens and parents. “What a wonderful event for us here at Phoenix House to experience such a talented and insightful group of young-adults who are not only embracing their love of music and the arts through Road Recovery, but also embracing their love of themselves thru sobriety.”- Tessa A. Vining, Director, Phoenix House, IMPACT Program

roofCrazy James @ Caron C.58 on the roof – Fall 2006

Location: Caron NY Recovery Center, NYC
Capacity: 50 All Ages
Sponsored by: Caron NY Recovery Center “I’m delighted that several of our board members and supporters were able to be here tonight. They had a chance to see firsthand the impact Road Recovery’s program has on the kids who participate in it, their families and those who hear their music and message. In addition to hearing Crazy James perform their heartfelt, original songs about recovery, you could appreciate how professional they have become in the short time they have been working together, and with the music professionals who mentor them. The whole evening made for a very inspiring experience, and Caron is extremely proud to be associated with this outstanding program.” – Pat Pollok, Executive Director of the Caron New York Recovery Center

munchiesRoad Recovery’s “Meeting, Music, & Munchies” Matinee – Summer 2006

Featuring: Sage, Crazy James, & Tiggers (Michael Tighe)
Venue: The Living Room, New York, NY
Capacity: 120 All Ages
Sponsored by: Road Recovery “The room was dark, motored by a current of strength and calmness…youth with wisdom surrounded by adults with innocence. Road Recovery takes on the battle very gracefully.” – Michael Tighe, Tiggers

Crazy James Alive in Malvern, PA

crazyjames1Venue: The Malvern Center, Malvern, PA
Capacity: 100 All Ages
Sponsored by: Caron Treatment Centers & The Malvern Center A late night presentation of “sharing” by teens engaged in Road Recovery’s “Keeping It Real” program at Caron’s NY Recovery Center and performance by Crazy James. The band shared about their past life on drugs and the reasons that drive them to live a sober life. The audience was then primed for a fully charged electric set by Crazy James at the Malvern Center, located in the suburbs outside Philadelphia.

millMillennium Music Conference 2006

Featuring: Crazy James
Venue: Levitt Pavilion Amphitheatre, Harrisburg, PA
Capacity: 1000 All Ages

childrensChildren’s Day 2006, South Street Seaport, NYC

Featuring: Teddy Geiger, Crazy James
Venue: Main Stage
Capacity: 5,000 All Ages Crazy James performed at Children’s Day at South Street Seaport’s main stage to over 5,000 parents and children. The 13th annual Children’s Day is New York City’s biggest free family festival. Crazy James was asked to create a frenzy by warming up the stage for SonyBMG recording artist Teddy Geiger’s (featured on ‘Love Monkey’ on CBS-TV & VH-1) performance. Crazy James performed hits for the kids including “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star” and “Old McDonald” plus the new-classic original “Sweet Epiphany”.

grodinAn Evening of Humor with Charles Grodin

Featuring: Charles Grodin, Dave Konig, & Crazy James
Venue: The loft of Tiffanie DeBartolo, NYC
Capacity: 100 All Ages Road Recovery’s first fundraiser event was on Thursday, June 1, 2006. With plenty of tasty desserts, strong coffee, Road Recovery supporters comfortably packed the house, raising over $13,000.00 toward the non-profit’s “Keeping It Real” program.

livingRoad Recovery’s “Meeting, Music, & Red Bull”

Featuring: Damon McMahon, Sage, Home, & Crazy James
Venue: The Living Room, New York, NY
Capacity: 120 All Ages
Sponsored by: Red Bull Energy Drink A one hour recovery/sobriety meeting kicked off the event which included two invited speakers who shared their life experiences, then and now, and then gave the audience members an opportunity to respond and express themselves. The music portion of the program presented three short sets by the New York area music groups Home, Road Recovery’s own Crazy James, and Damon McMahon (Astralwerks). Artist, poet, and heckler Sage kept everyone informed as the master of ceremonies.

pd20th Anniversary Gala Event for The Partnership for a Drug-Free America (PDFA) Road Recovery Crazy James band Finale

Location: Waldorf-Astoria Main Ballroom – November 27, 2006
Mistress of Ceremonies: Diane Sawyer
Capacity: 800
Sponsored by: The Partnership for a Drug-Free America (PDFA) “The performance by Crazy James at our 20th Anniversary gala was the perfect ending to an incredible evening. As Diane Sawyer said, the members of the band represent in many ways ‘the reason’ why the Partnership exists. In addition to being talented musicians, the members of Crazy James and everyone associated with Road Recovery provide a great deal of hope to other young people who are struggling with issues related to drugs. Thank you Gene, Jack and the entire Road Recovery family.” – Stephen Pasierb, President, The Partnership for a Drug-Free America “I guess you could call them ‘The Reason’ [Crazy James band]. They are kids who found a way, a path, out of drugs, alcohol, into recovery. As the song says “sometimes the cracks in the heart are where the light shines through”. There’s a non-profit organization they work with called Road Recovery which works with professionals in the entertainment industry, and they, in turn with the clinical staff from Caron Treatment Centers, ensure that these kids get all the strength that they need for their sober and really creative lives.” – Diane Sawyer, Co-Anchor, ABC News, Mistress of Ceremonies – 20th Anniversary Gala for The Partnership for a Drug-Free America

monthRecovery Month Celebration – Fall 2006

Location: Silver Hill Hospital, New Canaan, Connecticut
Capacity: 100 (all ages)
Sponsored by: Silver Hill Hospital “Meeting & Music” – Road Recovery with Crazy James presented three unplugged performances coupled with personal testimonials from the band members at the campus of Silver Hill Hospital in New Canaan, Connecticut.

rockingCrazy James Rocking Rehab Weekend 2005 Annual Alumni Picnic and Sunday Service

Location: Caron Foundation, Wernersville, PA
Capacity: 500 All Ages
Sponsored by: The Caron Foundation “The band is amazing…I just got to Caron (Foundation) a couple of weeks ago and have been clean for 16 days…I thought I used up all my party times…Wow…this band is making f****** great music sober!! I can’t believe it! This is awesome” – John, 16 years old

foundationCaron Foundation Annual New York Alumni Party 2005

Location: Central Presbyterian Church, NY, NY
Capacity: 350 All Ages
Sponsored by: The Caron Foundation Crazy James band members ‘Walked the Walk’ demonstrating the endless possibilities anyone of any age can achieve through enacting positive change in one’s own life! Crazy James encapsulates both in their actions and in performance the unstoppable power of “WE”!

walterWalter Yetnikoff’s 4th Annual Christmas Celebration 2004

Location: Eva’s Village (soup kitchen, homeless shelter, & drug rehab), Paterson, NJ
Capacity: 500 All Ages
Sponsored by: Walter Yetnikoff, Eva’s Village “Today I’ve become my Jewish Grandmother, who lovingly challenged me both in life and now in memory by asking… ‘What did you do today for others?’ It’s about service, for me to serve someone besides myself is a major miracle. Road Recovery is making a difference in the lives of kids by harnessing the power of the music industry to do something positive. Come join us…get involved!” – Walter Yetnikoff

halloweenHealthy Halloween Celebration 2004

Location: Central Park Band Shell, Rumsey Playfield, NYC
Capacity: 35,000 All Ages
Sponsored by: the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, HealthExpo, and Caron Foundation. “We are very excited to have Road Recovery featured at Healthy Halloween. Road Recovery is a leader in the message to keep kids away from drugs!” – Cynthia Tsai, Chief Executive HealthExpo “Road Recovery helped make this year’s Healthy Halloween event such a success! We are very fortunate to have Road Recovery participate this year, there performance helped promote healthy lifestyles to thousands of New York City Children!” – Rebecca Smith, City of New York Parks & Recreation

negronSoberstock 2004 Festival

Location: Berks County, Pennsylvania
Capacity: 10,000 All Ages
Sponsored by: Easy Does It, INC., Caron Foundation “The kids of Road Recovery’s appearance at Soberstock 2004 was a breath of fresh air for our event. It was uplifting to watch the kids experiencing their music on a big stage with all the professional trappings. Their many, ‘thank you gestures’ to our staff showed an appreciation of making music that we rarely see in the jaded music world. Road recovery is an exciting and affirming experience.” – Gary Melton, Production Director Soberstock Easy Does It, Inc.

nyc2000NYC 2000 – Millennium Celebration

Location: Flushing Meadows, Corona Park, NY – December 31, 2000
Capacity: 5000 All Ages
Sponsored by: The Office Of The Mayor, Rudolph Giuliani, “First Night Queens NY” “On behalf of Mayor Rudy Giuliani, I am pleased to congratulate Road Recovery on the success of First Night New York City 2001. The Mayor’s Office for the Millennium, NYC 2000, appreciates all of your hard work and efforts. Thanks to your assistance our venues were well attended and we received terrific press coverage.” – Marcia G. Lee, Executive Director, Millennium

summercitySummer In The City Finale 1999

Location: South Jamaica Queens, NY
Capacity: 2500 Children
Presented by: New York Community Trust @ Roy Wilkens Park “Greenwich House has far reached our initial goals of impacting people in our community through our collaborations in Road Recovery’s live music events including Summer in the City ’99 Finale.” – Mary Ann Sessler, Director of Marketing Greenwich House

safenightSafeNight 1998

Location: Manhattan, NY
Capacity: 500 Children; 250 Parents
Presented by: The Citizens Committee For NYC @ The Park Ave. National Guard Armory “With Road Recovery’s help, the Citizens Committee for New York City focused citywide attention on hundreds of neighborhood volunteer projects – improving community safety, promoting cultural and religious tolerance, easing the transition from welfare to work, saving the environment and especially in delivering the drug-, alcohol-, and violence-free message to our youth-throughout New York’s neighborhoods.”- Michael Clark, President Citizens Committee for New York City


Road Recovery provides educational/performance workshops and peer support.

Road Recovery and its RoadTrax, Trax Program, VirtualTrax, SeminarTrax, ConcertTrax, MasterTrax and FieldTrax do not provide medical care or maintain protected health information for its participants.