Help Musicians On Call to Bring the Healing Power of Music to More People (Spread the Word, too!)

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As many of you already know, music is a big part of my life. I listen, I try to play, and I go to lots of concerts.

I also know that music is a great healer for many ills.

I’ve only re-blogged a few times before. But this post, by our very own Jason Crouch, was one that I felt needed to be seen by a whole other group of readers.

So, folks, give this a read, and if you can, please help out this worthy cause.

Any donation amount helps.

Music heals.


The following is Jason’s blog:


Jason Crouch, Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653) (Austin Texas Homes, LLC):

A couple of months ago, we were pleased to meet Danny Brown on our online radio program, Social Media Edge.  Danny is the founder of 12for12k, which has the exciting goal of raising $12,000 for 12 different charities throughout the year. 

This month's charity focus is Musicians on Call, which seeks to bring both live and recorded music to hospital patients.  They have the Bedside Performance Program, along with a "CD Pharmacy", which provides an extensive library of CD's along with players, free of charge.  They even work with patients to help them write and produce their own music via the Project Playback program.

  • $10 brings one song to the bedside of a patient in a healthcare facility
  • $50 brings 5 songs to the bedsides of patients in a healthcare facility
  • $150 brings music to 15 patients through MOC's Bedside Performance Program
  • $250 buys 20 "Discmen" for a CD Pharmacy so patients can listen to music in their beds
  • $500 brings the Performance Program for three weeks to a healthcare facility
  • $1000 brings the Performance Program for six weeks to a healthcare facility
  • $2500 creates a CD Pharmacy in your name or in honour of someone
  • $5000 brings the Performance Program for six months to a healthcare facility
  • $10000 brings the Bedside Performance Program to a healthcare facility for one year

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Brenda Mullen
RE/MAX Access - Schertz, TX
Your San Antonio TX Real Estate Agent!!

Just chipped in some money to help.  Looks like a good cause!  Good luck!

Oct 19, 2009 07:48 AM #1
Debbie Aldrich
The Watts Group Real Estate - Cottonwood Heights, UT
Salt Lake City Realtor - Salt Lake County, Cottonwood Heights


Music is a language all its' own....great cause.

Oct 19, 2009 09:14 AM #2
Terrie Leighton
Ferrari-Lund Real Estate - Reno, NV
Reno Real Estate Agent ~ Selling Homes in Reno

This is a great cause Craig! It is the first time I have heard of " Musicians on Call" .... what a difference music makes to all of us, especially those in the hospital.

Thanks for  re-blogging this post  and for your efforts in  supporting this cause.

Oct 19, 2009 09:38 AM #3
Robin Rogers
Robin Rogers, Silverbridge Realty, San Antonio, Texas - San Antonio, TX
CRS, TRC, MRP - Real Estate Investment Adviser
That is so cool, Craig. Thanks for reblogging Jason's post and giving this worthy cause more exposure. Cheers, Robin
Oct 19, 2009 01:28 PM #4
Nevin Williams
Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation - Cary, NC
Senior Mortgage Advisor

Craig - great stuff as always my friend.  Nice to see that you not only give good service to your clients but that you give to your community as well.

Oct 19, 2009 01:38 PM #5
Mary Douglas
United Country Ponderosa Realty, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado - Red Feather Lakes, CO
REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado

I have never heard of Musicians on Call - what a wonderful idea and wonderful Re-Blog - thanks, Craig!

Oct 19, 2009 02:36 PM #6
Greg Nino
RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP - Houston, TX
Houston, Texas

This is the first I've heard of this too! An awesome idea man!

Oct 19, 2009 03:45 PM #7
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Craig, I read this and honestly thought it was a fantastic idea!  I know I'd love it, music is very powerful.  Good re-blog for those who didn't see it.

Oct 19, 2009 03:46 PM #8
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

Craig, you are right about music healing the savage soul. I like the idea, and with as much talent in here in Music city, there is bound to be some folks that can do this here ☺☺☺

Helping you live your American dream...

Oct 19, 2009 08:25 PM #9
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Craig, you are beautiful soul....this is a great cause and a wonderful idea....thanks for bringing it to our attention!

Oct 20, 2009 02:20 AM #10
Craig Rutman
Helping people in transition - Cary, NC
Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor

Brenda - Good girl Brenda! And thank you!

Debbie - I agree! Music IS a language all its own.

Terrie - And thank you Terrie for all you do with your charities.

Robin - Since we have the platform to reach many, I felt it was the right thing to do.

Nevin - Sometimes we just have to give a little back as a thank you to those who helped get us to where we are.

Oct 20, 2009 02:28 AM #11
Craig Rutman
Helping people in transition - Cary, NC
Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor

Mary - Thank you Mary. When i saw Jason's blog, I felt the need to spread the word. 

Greg - It is an awesome idea! If everyone who reads this, and Jason's blog as well, contributed just $5.00 we'd make a difference.

Carol - Thank you Carole. It's a great cause and it's so easy to bring some healing power to those in need.

Michael - My brother got his start in Nashville and it is definitely Music City, USA.

Kristin - Thank you Kristin! You too with all you do for our 4 legged furry friends!

Oct 20, 2009 02:32 AM #12
Jim & Maria Hart
Brand Name Real Estate - Charleston, SC
Charleston, SC Real Estate

Hey, Craig. This is one of the many things that I like you. You have such a  great passion for music and I love to follow your post. I love the idea and the cause. Thanks, Jim

Oct 20, 2009 02:59 AM #13
Jolene Archer
RE/MAX Solutions - Nixa, MO
Craig, Thank-you for this re-blog! I think this is a wonderful cause and I am very excited to have learned about musicians on call! I, unfortunately am not a musician, but my brother-in-law is a professional musician in the Charleston, SC area. He has lived in that area his whole life and knows so many other musicians and singers who may be interested in this! I am sending your re-blog to him! Once again, thanks!
Oct 20, 2009 03:01 AM #14
Sheldon Neal
Bergen County, NJ - RE/MAX Real Estate Limited - Maywood, NJ
That British Agent Bergen County NJ

great reblog Craig - my wife who works for a radio station does wotrk with musicians on call and their work is priceless.

Great cause, great post, and I'll head over to Jason's post myself.


Oct 20, 2009 03:04 AM #15
Craig Rutman
Helping people in transition - Cary, NC
Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor

Jim and Maria - Thanks Jim. Music is definitely one of my passions and when I saw Jason's post, I felt the need to spread the word.

Jolene - One good thing about music is we don't have to be musicians to enjoy it! Thanks for doing your part by spreading the word about this great cause.

Sheldon - The more i learn about you and your family, the happier I am that we're friends! Great stuff Sheldon! Thank you.

Oct 20, 2009 08:03 AM #16
Toula Rosebrock
Diane Turton, Realtors, Forked River, NJ - Lacey Township, NJ
Broker/Sales Associate, Realtor, Lacey Township,

ToulaRosebrock.comHi Craig:

What a wonderful program!

I'll head over to Jason's post...

Oct 20, 2009 11:51 AM #17
Craig Rutman
Helping people in transition - Cary, NC
Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor

Toula - It's an excellent program. I've forwarded this to my brother who is a musician in Tennessee and he's forwarding it to all his buddies. Who knows. Maybe the ActiveRain community can make this even bigger than it already is.

Oct 20, 2009 12:14 PM #18
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