March 27, 2012

MusiCares honoring Jerry Cantrell, Neil Lasher for dedication to mission

The eighth annual MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert will honor Alice In Chains co-founder Jerry Cantrell and Neil Lasher, certified interventionist and Sony/ATV Music Publishing Senior Consultant, in Los Angeles on May 31.

Cantrell is receiving the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award for his dedication and support of the MusiCares MAP Fund, and for his commitment to helping other addicts with the addiction and recovery process. Lasher will be the recipient of MusiCares' From the Heart Award for his unconditional friendship and dedication to the mission and goals of the organization.

All proceeds will benefit the MusiCares MAP Fund, which provides members of the music community access to addiction recovery treatment regardless of their financial situation.

“From what I've seen, addiction can be an occupational hazard in the music business and I know firsthand how the MusiCares MAP Fund helps artists and members of the music community find the resources for recovery,” Cantrell says on the MusiCares website. “I've been a supporter for a long time, and I'm proud to help raise awareness and funds so this organization can continue to save lives.”

Lasher, sober for 25 years, is a certified alcoholism and substance abuse counselor, and a certified ARISE interventionist.

“I've been very fortunate to have two rewarding careers — one in the music industry and one in the field of addiction recovery,” Lasher says in a MusiCares release. “I've made countless friends in both, and have wonderful memories spanning many years. And because I've seen the ravages of addiction take their toll on artists, crew members, myself, and others who work in the music business, I've been a supporter of the MusiCares MAP Fund from the very beginning. Their programs give people their dignity and their lives back.”

For more information about MusiCares and all the organization does, click here.

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