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spencer townshend hughes

Spencer Townshend Hughes is co-founder of the Mental Wellness Meetup, a safe space attended by a collection of those involved in music communities that struggle with mental unwellness. Spencer also fronts the dynamic alternative/art rock quartet, The Hollow. The Hollow has one definitive goal: to deliver catchy thought-provoking rock music that encourages self love and mental wellness awareness. With a tightly focused sound that threatens to transform the pedestrian landscape of contemporary rock ’n roll, and thoughtfully layered guitars built upon a hard-driving rhythm section, their powerful music espouses beguiling lyrics and infectious melodies that evoke modern rock icons such as Incubus, Thrice, and Queens of the Stone Age

MWM is intended for members of the music community to get together and chat about the struggles of mental unwellness as it pertains to being active in the music community.
Mental Wellness Meetup (MWM) holds open monthly meetups where musicians and the music community come together to share and collaborate in a safe space.

Links from the podcast:

The Hollow 

The Fort Collins Musician’s Wellness Meet-Up

Jeff Tweedy “Lets Go So We Can Get Back” 

Dr. Brene Brown


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