A musician's workplace is often a bar or nightclub.
Usually there's alcohol. Sometimes drugs.
But what happens when a musician decides to become sober? How do they navigate a world that doesn’t seem to encourage this new change?
Two local musicians, Lydia Hoglund (who performs under the name Lydia Liza) and Kevin Bowe, were featured in a City Pages article on navigating the music scene as sober musicians. They joined guest host Brandt Williams to talk about their journey, breaking points and how they continue to stay sober.
They were also joined by Sarah Souder Johnson, co-founder of Dissonance — an arts, mental health and recovery support organization. Souder Johnson is also a St. Paul-based psychotherapist at Sentier Psychotherapy.
This reporting is part of Call To Mind, MPR’s initiative to foster new conversations about mental health.