"Muso" or "musos" are terms used widely in parts of the world to describe a musician or group of musicians with passion and dedication to their music.
A Can-Do Muso is a musician with challenges who is very passionate about their music.
We use the word "challenges" with Can-Do Musos because, quite often disability gets mis-interpreted as inability. People with challenges can overcome them and be empowered and successful.
Can Do Musos was established to promote and support musicians who face "challenges" in their lives from all over the world.
L-R: Joe Hardy, Andrew Hewitt, Mike Mignogna, David Segal, Dom Famularo
at Double Tree Inn during NAMM in Anaheim, California - 25th January 2015
If you are a passionate musician who lives with a disability, and would like to share your story across the globe, whether you play drums, guitar, sing, play sax, or even sousaphone, we would love to hear from you.
Please when giving us information, give us as much information as you can, and make it your story.
What Disability? We're just drummers from Down Under drum clinic presented by Dr Paradiddles Wonder Drumporium, Just Music Berlin and Can-Do Musos, featuring all Australian drummers on one night at the Sky Live Club on top of Just Music Berlin, Germany. Performers were Todd James, Buck-It, Josh Hogan from band Rudely Interrupted, and Andrew Hewitt.
Dom Famularo popped in to talk to the audience via Skype.
The clinic was organised via months of facebook chats between Andrew Hewitt, Rich Millin, and Todd James with a vision in mind. Andrew Hewitt and Josh Hogan were in Bsrlin as part of the Berlin & Australia Exchange Project 2017 for Arts Access Australia.
A special thanks to Rich Millin, Jan Draheim, Arts Access Australia, Pearl Drums Europe, Zildjian Cymbals, Vic Firth Drumsticks and Remo Drumheads & Percussion.
Based on the popularity of the Can-Do Radio Show, we decided in December 2015 to launch Can-Do Musos TV via a channel on Vimeo.
This gives an opportunity for musicians with a disability to be seen all over the world performing, whether it be live gig videos, official production videos and even tv appearances. Hosted by Andrew Hewitt.
Check out all the episodes on Vimeo.
Can-Do Musos were represented at The NAMM Show in Anaheim, California from the 19th - 22nd January 2017. On the 19th January at 11am, 9 Can-Do Musos from 4 countries performed together on NAMM's Center Stage.
Performing were: Andrew Hewitt (AUS), David Segal (USA), Joe Hardy (USA), Mark Goffeney (USA), Dean Zimmer (USA), Carlos Guevara (VEN), Braulio Morales (CHL), Brandon Mendenhall (USA), Nate Stockton (USA), Mario Valadez (USA), Homnero Chavez (USA), a special thanks to Mike Lira for stepping up on guitar while Mark was unavoidably detained.
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On Sunday 22nd January at 3pm, we had our usual Sunday afternoon session in TEC Tracks. Those presenting were: Andrew Hewitt (AUS), David Segal (USA), Joe Hardy (USA), Mark Goffeney (USA), Brandon Mendenhall (USA), Nate Stockton (USA), Lourdes Mack (USA), Braulio Morales (CHL) and Jeffrey Blattner (USA).
Courtesy of Norman Hermant and ABC-TV & Radio Australia
If you do one thing for Andrew Hewitt on this International Day of People with Disability, it is this: park your sympathy at the door.
"Don't feel sorry for me. Because I don't," he said.
Australian Can-Do Musos founding member, Andrew Hewitt was honoured with a story about him, drumming,teaching and Can-Do Musos nationwide across Australia on ABC-TV News 24 and ABC-Radio.
Along with Andrew, in the video is Can-Do Muso, David Rowlands.
A special thanks to Norman Hermant from the ABC for compiling the story.
Each week, THE CAN-DO RADIO SHOW will feature music, gigs and interviews from musicians who each have a challenge to overcome. We only play music from artists featured on this website. Hosted by Andrew Hewitt. The show is aired on DrumTalk Radio on Wednesday nights at 7pm (Australian Eastern Standard Time), then podcasted via Podomatic.
In May 2016, some of our Can-Do Musos members travelled to London (UK) to be part of a promotion for Channel 4 TV London. We're The Superhumans to benefit the British Paralympics Team.
The promotion was launched on July 14 2016.
Can-Do Musos members involved in the project are: Tony Dee and Neill Duncan from Australia, Alvin Law from Canada, Marc Playle from England, Greg Anton, Bill Clements, Sujeet Desai, Mark Goffeney, Patrick Henry Hughes, and Dean Zimmer from the United States.