COMING RECORD STORE DAY APR. 21ST!
Along with music, videos and extra goodies Martin and crew have addiction resources available on the site too. Main Man Records co-owner Marc Regan knows all too well the story of prescription and opioid addiction. It was his son that he spoke of when he first me Martin on Folly Beach, SC. Regan’s son, Daniel Regan, was lost in the clutches of addiction and homeless in California when Marc and his wife Lynn tracked him down and got him help. In what turned out to be a turning point in his life, Daniel was one step away from death. Lynn found her son in a hotel room with a needle in his arm, addicted heroin. The addiction started out from pain killers from an injury as captain of his swim team. The family and community of Farmingdale, NJ rallied behind Lynn and Daniel and they created www.healingus.org, an aftercare program to help people stay clean when they get clean. “This program has literally saved hundreds of lives. I’ve met the people. I hear their stories of families restored and hopelessness converted. That is our goal with this song is to offer hope to those who are seeking,” Martin concluded. Along the tour which spans Charleston and Athens all the way up to Lafayette, IN Martin and team are reaching out to groups in each town that are fighting for the goal of getting their families and communities back. If you’re interested in a free daytime performance for you or your organization then you can contact Mike Martin at www.mikemartin.coffee/contact to set up a ‘Hope Concert’. While touring this summer Martin and The Beautiful Mess are recording their first official single ‘Barefoot Child’, a tune written by fiddle player Caryn Egan which is due out this fall. Though it’s no fairytale, Martin and his band of merry music makers are spending their time doing what they love and trying to offer hope to those who have none at the moment. You can support the mission April 21st record store day 2018, and get a copy of the limited edition 45 RPM vinyl for your support. As Mike would say in his positive hopeful worldview, “Make music, not war.”