"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
Please donate and support musicians living with a disability from all over the world. Can-Do Musos are now a 501(c)(3) registered not for profit charity. This means any donation you make to Can-Do Musos is now tax deductable. So please, if you can spare a few dollars, you can donate by clicking the link below
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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.
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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 podcasted via Podomatic.
Can-Do Musos YouTube Channel features music videos from musicians living with disability from all over the world. Please subscribe to our Youtube channel by clicking the button below and thank you for your support.
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Can-Do Musos are proud to be featured in the latest issue of Drumscene Magazine Australia.
The feature covers our recent NAMM Show performance in Anaheim, California and was written by Jennifer Hewitt, photos were taken by Colin Barnes and Cat Quill.
A special thank you to Frank, Rosanna and the staff at Drumscene for their ongoing support for Can-Do Musos.
For more information, please go to www.drumscene.com.au.
Can-Do Musos rocked the Arena Plaza Stage at the 2019 Winter NAMM Show on Friday 25th January in Anaheim, California. The set was finished with a rocking tribute to David Bowie with "We can be heroes".
Performing were Andrew Hewitt, Joe Hardy, David Segal, Homero Chavez, Kelly Kendall, Geno Oceano, Paul Zimmer, Tony Talmich, Alex Zimmer, Nate Stockton, Steve Sturgis, Stacey Sturgis, Randy Dowdy and Mario Valadez.
A special thanks to The Mendenhall Experiment, Randy Dowdy & Steve & Stacey Sturgis for their support.
On Sunday 27th January, Can-Do Musos hosted our annual NAMM Panel Discussion at the Anaheim Hilton. On the panel representing Can-Do Musos were David Segal, Andrew Hewitt, Joe Hardy, Brandon Mendenhall, Nate Stockton, Jeffrey Blattner, Jason Barnes, Tony Talmich, Dean Zimmer, Geno Oceano and Juan "Dom" Domingez.
To watch the full performance from the Arena Plaza, check out the performance on Vimeo.
Congratulations on the growth of Can-Do, you've got to be proud of what you are building. Your tireless efforts are inspiring players around the world.
JOE LAMOND - PRESIDENT/CEO NAMM SHOW - July 2018
Can-Do Musos has been of great benefit to me in my ongoing challenge of an acquired brain injury. It has helped me to focus on writing songs and performing them because I am unable to focus on reading books or watching movies. The activity has helped me to maintain positive mental health. I enjoy performing my songs and playing music with other Can-Do Musos. It is very comforting to know that there are other people with disability who have found new skills and overcome their challenges. I have seen the positive benefits in networking with and socialising with other Can-Do Musos. This organization is unique and run by a dedicated group of musicians who understand the needs of people with disability.
DAVE ROWLANDS - SYDNEY AUSTRALIA
Can-Do Musos has made myself and my music so much more visible to others. They allowed me to post about not only my disabilities, but how I accomplish writing, performing and recording my music which is a great accomplishment. I had a library find out about my music and as a result, they asked me to play at their library for their patrons in a series of performances of 'Musician's with Disabilities Who Have Overcome Them' and I got paid very well. Their website has brought many other people to my Music Website and I have made any new contacts with other musicians in my area. On top of that, one of the founder's, Andrew Hewitt, has helped me delve into a new field (drums) with tips and assistance when I asked for it. He is very accomplished on the drums and it shows through his advice and the videos I have seen of his performances. If there was only one organization that I could belong to, it would be Can-Do Musos. They are geared for the Musician that has everything against him (or her) and gives his (or her) all into their music. They also are there for those that are struggling and need a little help... a little push... to progress in the field of music.
GREGORY W IRISH - NEW JERSEY, USA