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Now Hear This: Hot Mud | Rehab Rock

I don't know if the story behind this album is true or not. But the songwriting and musical talent behind these darkly compelling cuts is something that can't be faked.

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “I guess you could say Hot Mud was an alter ego of a man named Muddy Watters. It was a self-proclaimed nickname for his wild intoxicated personality.

Over time Hot Mud completely took over and eventually found himself in very dark places, in his surroundings, and in his own mind. A rocky road (to say the least) thankfully led him to rehab.

Hot Mud spent over a year in treatment facilities, where he became sober and healthy. He did recovery work, attended meetings, found hope, and settled into second-stage sober living.

He crammed musical instruments, recording equipment, and cameras into this tiny room the size of your mother’s closet. He covered his wall with green bristol board to make trashy music videos.

He taught himself basic recording techniques while performing each composition, layering one track at a time onto a broken computer with broken instruments, some found in the rehab facility’s basement. He huddled in the farthest corner of his room and sang as quietly as possible, trying not to bother the other recovering tenants.

Hot Mud created a record of songs he wrote during his struggle with addiction and the early stages of recovery.

Rehab Rock is packed full of many musical styles and sounds, changing from song to song. Each composition is accompanied by lyrical content that is gritty and real (maybe a little too real) yet occasionally charming, silly, and fun… and it all sounds damn good!

It is a glimpse into a man’s mind with good intentions and bad habits prepared to make a change for the better. It is an ode to creativity and its healing powers. It is a personal yet universal journey.”