(Below) Sept 2013 Thanks to Sugar Ray and the Bluetones for their performance at Mass Hospital School.
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(Below) July 2013 Thanks to Robin O'Herin for her work in for Raising The Blues, Ltd in a 2013  Ukulele Camp for students at Monument Mountain summer camp. 2013-07-11 09.52.41 2013-07-08 11.03.24 2013-07-08 11.33.08 2013-07-15 09.17.47 
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(Below) June 2013 - Raising The Blues, LTD brings TJ Wheeler to Camp Mayhew for boys for some blues education, singing, dancing and fun!
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(Below) June 2013 - TJ Wheeler brings Blues music and education to the Contookook School and Bradford School in NH.
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(Below) Dylan shows off his new guitar complements of Raising The Blues, LTD.  Dylan is leaning to play guitar with Raising The Blues artist Robin O'Herin
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(Below) March 2013 - Raising The Blues, Ltd partners with the Jersey Shore Jazz and Blues Foundation to bring Blues Artist on a Hurricane Sandy tour for more than 750 affected children.
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 (Below) February 2013 -Spaulding Youth Center, Northfield NH - Raising The Blues artist TJ Wheeler performs 4 day workshop for kids.
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December 2012 - Thanks to TJ Wheeler for brining holiday cheer to Shirner's Hospital Boston. 
(Below) October 2012 - In partnership with the MO BITS program, Raising The Blues, LTD brings artist TJ Wheeler to the Jefferson City, MO East School for a blues residency for over 300 children.
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(Below) August 8, 2012 - Nolan, a patient at Maine Medical Center, receives a new guitar and lessons in the hospital from Raising The Blues, Ltd. Music teacher Tom Ulichny of MidCoast Music Academy on Rockland Maine presented the gift and will be providing lessons to Nolan
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2012 Raising The Blues, Ltd. Summer Camp Partnership
(Below) Photos from the 10 week partnership with Mt. Everett School in Western MA
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(Below) July 14, 2012 - Raising The Blues, Ltd. in partnership with North Atlantic Blues Festival presents a new guitar and lessons to Eddie, a local teen with a special gift for music.See our news page for video of the presentation. 
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(Below) Attendees of the NABF show off the cigar-box guitars made by                  Raising The Blues, Ltd.
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June 22, 2012 - Thanks to TJ Wheeler for his work with Chase Home for Children in Portsmouth, NH.
(Below) June 5, 2012 - Thanks to TJ Wheeler for his work with Girls Incorporated of New Hampshire. 
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(Below) Feb-Apr 2012 - Thanks to Robin O'Herin for her continued work with Hillcrest Educational Center in Pittsfield, MA. See videos on our News page.
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January 21, 2012 - Thanks to Robin O'Herin, Vikki True, Richard Downs, Pete Schneider, Jay Fruet and the Rock On Guitar Orchestra and Friends for the amazing Benefit Concert for Raising The Blues, Ltd. 
January 4, 2012 - Thanks to Roman Music Therapy for partnering with Raising The Blues, Ltd. to provide music therapy to a Massachusetts student undergoing home care.
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December  12, 2011 - Thanks to TJ Wheeler for his work with Webster House in Manchester, NH and for allowing these kids to share their music with St. Theresa's nursing home
November 22, 2011 - Thanks to TJ Wheeler for his work at Shriners Hospital for Children Boston
(Below) November 2, 2011 - Thanks to Mark Nomad and Robin O'Herin for their program at Mass Hospital School
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(Below) October 10, 2011 - Thanks to Robin O'Herin for her work at Hillcrest Educational Center in Pitsfield, MA
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(Below) September 2011 - Thanks to Robin O'Herin for her work with Monument Mountain Students
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(Below) August - November 2011 - Thanks to Glen Loper for his work teaching Mandolin for Raising The Blues student Bethany
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August 15, 2011 - Thanks to TJ Wheeler for his performance at Bush Children's Hospital in Portland, ME
(Below) August 2011 - Thanks to the North Atlantic Blues Festival for a wonderful weekend and for being a true friend to Raising The Blues, Ltd.
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Thanks to our Raising The Blues friend who was so inspired by our program, she quilted this gorgeous quite shown above. We love it!
 (Below) July - August 2011 - Thanks to Robin O'Herin for her work in our 10 week SPED Summer Camp at Mt. Everett School. Everyone loved their sweet performance at Ben & Jerry's!
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Thanks to Frank at the Cigar Shoppe in Bangor, Maine for providing cigar boxes for our program!
July 25, 2011, Thanks to TJ Wheeler for his work at Mass Hospital School
(Below) July 2011 - Thanks to Roman Music Therapy for directing us to Lexi in MA so we could make her wish for music come true
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June 20, 2011 - Thanks to Robin O'Herin for her work at Mt. Vernon SPED program
June & July 2011 - Thanks to Down Home Music Shop for helping us choose great instruments for our kids and helping find local instructors
(Below) June 1, 2011 - Thanks to TJ Wheeler for his performance at The May Institute brain injury & recovery center
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April 29, 2011 - Thanks to Sasho Zver for his performance at Shriner's Hospital for Children Boston
(Below) April 18, 2011 - Thanks to Sasho Zver for his performance at Bush Children's Hospital in Portland, ME
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April 9, 2011 - Thanks to Robin O'Herin for her performance at Mount Everett School in Shefield, MA
March 30, 2011 - Thanks to Robin O'Herin for her performance at Hill Crest Educational Center in Pittsfield, MA
(Below) March 24, 2011 - Thanks to TJ Wheeler for his performance at Bush Children's Hospital in Portland, ME.  We were happy to be part of Child Life Week at this great unit of Maine Medical Center!!!
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(Below) February 11, 2011 - Thanks to TJ Wheeler for his performance at LeBonheur Children's Medical Center in Memphis, TN
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(Below) February 3, 2011 Thanks to Robin O'Herin for her performance and lessons for kids at Monument Mountain Regional High School in Great Barrington, MA
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(Below) December 20, 2010 Thanks to TJ Wheeler for his performance at Bush Children's Hospital in Portland, ME
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December 14, 2010 - Thanks to TJ Wheeler for his performance at Shriner's Hospitals For Children Boston
(Below) December 4th and 11th, 2010 - Thanks to Jon Sort for his performance at Riverside Community Care in Needham, MA IMG_0198
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November 22, 2010 - Thanks to TJ Wheeler for his performance at Upstate Gollisano Children's Hospital in Syracuse, NY
November 3, 2010 - Thanks to Dan Stevens for his performance at The Massachusetts Hospital School in Canton, MA 
(Below) October 13, 2010 - Thanks to Sasho Zver for his performance at the Bush Children's Hospital in Portland, Maine
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August 17, 2010 - Thanks to TJ Wheeler for his performance at the Bush Children's Hospital in Portland, Maine
August 13, 2010 - Thanks to Robin O'Herin for her performance at Berkshire Hills Music Academy
(Below) August 10, 2010 - Thanks to Dan Stevens for his performance at Shriners Hospitals for Children Boston.
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(Below) August 7, 2010 - Thanks to TJ Wheeler and the students of Webster House for their amazing performance at Barnful of Blues Festival in NH
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(Below) Thanks to Jon Short for his work in the Camp Sunshine Partnership 2010.  Thanks also to Raising The Blues, Ltd who worked tireless hours in preparation of this great week!
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(Below) July 23, 2010 - Thanks to TJ Wheeler for his workshops at Mass Hospital School.  See the video below of the song written by the kids.
July 16, 2010 - Thanks to Robin O'Herin for her performance at Upstate Gollisano Children's Hospital
July 1, 2010 - Thanks to Sasho Zver & Ellen Angelico for their performance at Shriner's Hospital For Children Boston
(Below) May 5, 2010 - Thanks to TJ Wheeler with guest Glenn Pettit for their performance at Mass Hospital School
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(Below) April 7, 2010 - Thanks to Sasho Zver & Ellen Angelico for their performance at Mass Hospital School
(Below) March 29, 2010 -Thanks to Big Jon Short for his performance at Upstate Gollisano Children's Hospital
(Below) March 24, 2010 -Thanks to Robin O'Herin for her performance at Maine Medical Center 
(Below) March 3, 2010 -Thanks to Robin O'Herin for her performance at Mass Hospital School 
Feb 17, 2010 -Thanks to Jon Short for his performance for the children at Shriner's Hospital for Children - Boston
Jan 27, 2010 -Thanks to Saso Sver for his performance for the children at Shriner's Hospital for Children - Boston
(Below) Dec 16, 2009 Raising The Blues, Ltd. opens new concert series at Webster House in Manchester, NH
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(Below) The November 18, 2009 event at Bush Children's Hospital with TJ Wheeler
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(Below) The November 2, 2009 event at Shriner's Hospital with Saso Zver
(Below) The October 5, 2009 event at Mass Hospital School with Jon Short
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(Below) The August 20, 2009 event at Portland Maine Medical Center with Mark Nomad
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(Below) The August 14, 2009 event at Berkshire Hills Music Academy with Jon Short
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Below (July 2009) Raising The BluesTM Summer Camp Partnership Program at Camp Sunshine in Casco, Maine (Oncology Week)
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Special Thanks to artist-in-residence 'Mississippi' Jon SHORT & Raising The BluesTM volunteers: Paul, Eve, Bill & Carole Ann Alloway, Robert Cobert, Deb Dugan, Dan Foss, Dave Torpey & Aaron Young for helping to make the RTB camp partnership a success!
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(Below) The June 17, 2009 event at Portland Maine Medical Center with Pat Pepin
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(Below) Raising The Blues, Ltd. volunteer Phil Divinsky (a teacher for Guitars In The Classroom) gives in-hospital guitar lessons to Eben, a cancer patient at Barbara Bush Children's Hospital at Maine Medical Center. As part of Raising The BluesTM programs, Eben, age 14, has received a new Yamaha acoustic guitar of his own & complementary lessons.
(Below) The May 20, 2009 event at Barbara Bush Children's Hospital at Maine Medical Center with TJ Wheeler
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(Below) The May 4, 2009 event at Massachusetts Hospital School with TJ Wheeler. Music class work with TJ in Blues music seminar & perform with him on stage for the entire school.
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(Below) The April 29, 2009 event at Shriners' Hospitals for Children-Boston with Jon Short
(Below) The February 25, 2009 event at Massachusetts Hospital School with ShadowBox Blues Band
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(Below) The February 11, 2009 event at Maine Medical Center in Portland, ME featuring Jon Short
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(Below) The January 21, 2009 event at Shriners' Hospital in Boston featuring Jeff Pitchell
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(Below) The December 17, 2008 event at Shriners' Hospital in Boston featuring Mark Nomad and Donna Sue Havens

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(Below) The October 22, 2008 event with Pat Pepin at Shriners' Hospital in Boston