Americana musicians in recovery

The Lumineers speak truth to the labyrinthine web that addiction weaves

The Lumineers

The Lumineers are, from left, Byron Isaacs, Jeremiah Fraites, Wesley Schultz, Lauren Jacobson and Stelth Ulvang. (Courtesy of Danny Clinch) As The Lumineers, Wesley Schultz and Jeremiah Fraites didn’t set out to write an addiction record. While both men have personal experiences with loved ones who have struggled with addiction and alcoholism, neither has battled…

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Through sobriety, singer-songwriter Katie Toupin makes her ‘Moves’

Katie Toupin sobriety

Courtesy of Thomas Crabtree/Gasworks Entertainment A great many alcoholics and addicts take their first tentative steps into sobriety with some amount of trepidation, and Katie Toupin was no different. After all, substances — in her case, alcohol — are fun long before they make life miserable. If addiction and alcoholism hit the same legal, social,…

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