Austin is dubbed the Live Music Capital of the World. For some, it’s hard to make it a living at it, especially if you…say….break an arm. CBS Austin anchor, Allison Miller, introduces us to the nonprofit, Musician Treatment Foundation, making a difference, keeping artists playing without skipping a beat.
“Okay, now I’m getting nervous,” admits Jonathan Horne, crossing a skyway between a parking garage and the adjoining medical center.
The night before, he’d endured grisly, pre-surgery nightmares, but the morning arises serene. As Horne enters the lobby of an orthopedic practice, the receptionist presents him with paperwork: “You know what to do.”
Indeed, he does. This is the third hand surgery in the last nine months for one of Austin’s premier guitarists.
Jenifer Jackson, an Austin-based guitarist, was on the verge of taking out a loan to fix a shoulder injury that had forced her to cancel several tours when she received some good news: She had an appointment the following Monday with a top orthopedic surgeon and wouldn’t be paying a penny for his services. The assistance was career-saving.
Austin is home to pioneering nonprofits, such as HAAM and SIMS, that serve the health needs of the music community. Add another: The Musician Treatment Foundation, which aims to heal vulnerable shoulders, elbows and hands, and kicks off with an Elvis Costello benefit concert Oct. 22 at the Paramount Theatre.
Accidents happen. That’s why we have insurance. But what happens when you don’t? For musicians with little to no health insurance, an accident can burden them with thousands in medical costs and leave them unable to continue their livelihood. That’s why the Musician Treatment Foundation was created; to help professional musicians who need surgical and […]
The story of Graham Wilkinson surrounds an injury that is, unfortunately, all too common. Graham had an accident where he smashed his fifth metacarpal in his right hand, resulting in a 45-degree fracture. As a professional musician, this was absolutely devastating. Simply put, it meant he was out of work. And with little to no […]
The Musician Treatment Foundation is excited to announce an upcoming Concert and Meet & Greet with Bill Evans, Steve Lukather, and Friends on December 5th at the Iridium in New York City. This is the fourth event put on by the Musician Treatment Foundation and we are excited to bring you such a great lineup. […]
It’s no secret that a lot of musicians don’t have health insurance. When an injury comes up, it can be career-ending. Most try and play through the pain. But when the pain becomes too much, they must make a tough decision: to treat and incur high medical costs or to stop playing. Our goal is […]
One of Musician Treatment Foundation’s missions is to treat shoulder, elbow, and hand problems of under and uninsured professional musicians. As we embark on this mission to keep the music playing, we wanted to introduce you to one of our recent patients; Jonathan Horne. Jonathan is a local, Austin, Texas jazz guitarist whose track record […]