Musicians

Musician, Conceptual Artist, and Crafter Jenn Gooch

Jenn Gooch is a 34-year-old artist, musician, and crafter.  In this video portrait, Jenn plays us a couple of awe-inspiring songs and discusses her successful web-based community art project “One Cold Hand”.  Despite her artistic victories, Jenn suffered bankruptcy caused by medical bills.  This video tells her story.

Video produced, directed, and edited by Julie Sokolow

 

Aaron Kierbel, Drummer of Rupa and the April Fishes

Aaron Kierbel is a 30-year-old percussionist and music teacher based in Oakland, CA. He’s also the drummer of Rupa and the April Fishes. Despite his band’s successes – having toured the world and received praise from Filter Magazine and the like – he still struggles to access affordable, quality health care. In this video, Aaron talks about the challenge of trying to live and work as an artist.

Video produced, directed, and edited by Julie Sokolow

 

Hallie Pritts, Frontwoman of Boca Chica

Hallie Pritts is a 32-year-old musician and the frontwoman of one of Pittsburgh’s favorite indie rock bands, Boca Chica.   In this video portrait, Hallie plays us a new, original song and reveals influences ranging from The Temptations to 70’s folk rock.  She also discusses the struggle of living as an uninsured musician.

Video produced, directed, and edited by Tim Murray

 

Musician and Painter, Dean Cercone

Dean Cercone is a 21-year-old painter and musician.  In this video portrait, Dean plays us a song involving loops, guitar, drums, and voice.  He also tells us about his family’s struggle with tragic loss and health care bills.

Video produced, directed, and edited by Julie Sokolow

 

Colin Baxter, Frontman of Robin Vote

Colin Baxter is a 35-year-old musician and the frontman of Robin Vote.  In this video, Colin plays us a dance-inspiring tune and shows us how to record a song track by track.  He also discusses his day job – working on movie sets – and the lapses in health care coverage that he is forced to endure.

Video produced, directed, and edited by Julie Sokolow

 

Songwriter North Star

North Star is a 26-year-old musician and artist who produces performances and large-scale variety shows.  In this video, North Star plays a mesmerizing song and speaks out about the injustices she and other uninsured Americans face.

Video produced, directed, and edited by Tim Murray

 

Matt Dull, Frontman of Young Brokaw

Matt Dull is a 35-year-old musician and the frontman of Young Brokaw.  As an up-and-coming musician, Matt often supports his passion by working service industry jobs.  Unfortunately, these jobs don’t come with affordable, quality health care coverage.  Now as a new father, Matt is finding it especially difficult to grapple with America’s broken health care system.  This video tells his story.

Video produced, directed, and edited by Tim Murray

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