The Conversation Crossroad radio show profiles the New Orleans Musicians Clinic and Foundation with guests John “Jojo” Hermann and Bethany Ewald Bultman.
Today marks the day when 20 years ago, John “Jojo” Hermann joined the band Widespread Panic, who just announced an indefinite hiatus after 25 years on the road. Jojo has raised more than $100,000 for the New Orleans Musicians Clinic and Foundation over the years as executive producer and creative director of the Down on the Bayou concerts during Jazz Fest. The recording from that event, Down on the Bayou II Live Jam from New Orleans, has just been nominated for an Independent Music Award for best live album. In honor of the occasion, Jojo has donated his signed B-3 Hammond Organ to benefit charity and its signed by some of the best organ players in the country including: Marcia Ball, Allen Toussaint, Dr. John, Gregg Allman, Paul Schaffer and Papa Gros Funk.
Check out the B-3 auction
Bethany Ewald Bultman, president and co-founder of the New Orleans Musicians Clinic ( est 1998) is a life long advocate of New Orleans’ music and culture. The NOMC serves 2200 patients as a full-scale provider of medical care for New Orleans’ musicians and tradition bearers with services ranging from primary health care to social and economic recovery assistance. Bultman, a former southern editor of House & Garden for 17 years and author of five books and numerous articles, now directs the New Orleans Musicians Assistance Foundation – which shepherds the Musicians’ Clinic; while expanding its mission and promise to keep New Orleans music alive by sustaining traditional music culture through a number of initiatives including a Gig and Emergency Fund, public screening initiatives for head and neck cancer (through the Herman Ernest Health Screening Initiative), Prevent Death By Lifestyle Program, and the Save New Orleans Sounds Initiative focused on hearing loss prevention for musicians, sound engineers and music patrons.
About the New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic and Foundation
NOMC is managed by the not-for-profit New Orleans Musicians Assistance Foundation, which provides access to occupational medical services in partnership with a network of community medical providers and volunteers. Dedicated on May 2, 1998, NOMC addresses the social and health care needs of musicians and their families. Not only do they strive to affect an agenda of wellness in our musician patient population, they encourage musicians to become advocates for early detection, prevention, and treatment for others facing the same risks.
For more information, please visit:
New Orleans Musicians Assistance Foundation
New Orleans Musicians Clinic
For more information, contact:
Laurie Baker, Honor the Heart Productions
HonortheHeart@gmail.com or (917) 855-0970