Friday, April 17, 2015


Troubles multiply for those who chase after other gods. I will not partake in their sacrifices of blood or even speak the names of their gods.

STEP 3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.

When folks say a God of our understanding , that does not mean of your creation. So many are deceived and pursue the wrong higher power and then they wonder why their lives are still empty and miserable. There is but one GOD ! He is the creator of all there is and was and that includes you . Don ' t listen to what people in the rooms are trying to tell you about there false gods. Listen to your heart and buy His book (GODS BIG BOOK)Life Recovery Bible .He is available 24/7 all you have to do is pray and read .

Isaiah 44:66 - Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and his redeemer the LORD of hosts; I [am] the first, and I [am] the last; and beside me [there is] no God.(GODS BIG BOOK) 
By Joseph Dickerson
 Women for Sobriety, Inc.
What Can We Do In 2015?

UPDATE April 11, 2015:  From March 21st, when we announced this fundraiser, up to today... YOU have raised a grand total of $2,360!!  Not only have YOU matched Teddy's Challenge, YOU have EXCEEDED it!  So... HOW MUCH HIGHER CAN YOU GO??!!  There are EIGHT MORE WEEKS TO GO to raise more $$ for WFS... the CHALLENGE CONTINUES...

THE CHALLENGE IS ON!  WFS online member, TeddyBear, has generously donated $1,000 to WFS and challenges each and every one of you to match her donation by contributing any amount ($5, $15, $40, $75,....) until it meets or EXCEEDS her donation by the time of our WFS Conference in June.  Click to donate here:
Thank you, Teddy, for your kindness and generosity; and for inspiring all of us to help support Women for Sobriety's much-needed services!  Every dollar counts!  WE CAN DO THIS TOGETHER!!

Capable & Competent; Caring & Compassionate!,
Becky Fenner, WFS Director

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Lou Esposito(The Capris) & Rock -N- Roll Hall of Fame Member 

RIR Musical Director and Rock Hall Member Lou Esposito, will be heading out in May with the RIR All-Stars for a couple of months of hard hittin' rock and roll.

Lou and the rockers will be bringing Addiction Awareness & Prevention Through Rock -N- Roll to several cities across the United States. Lou will be announcing some very special guests that will be joining up with the band on the road to do a few songs and help promote awareness that there is help for addiction issues.     
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 Andy Burton, Keyboard Player of Robert Plant's Band and John Mayer's Band

Keyboard Player Andy Burton from John Mayer's Band and Robert Plants Band will be doing the upcoming gigs through September with the RIR All-Stars .
Andy Burton has toured with artists like Rufus Wainwright, Curtis Stigers, and Ian Hunter. He is currently performing with singer/songwriter John Mayer around the globe. See More on Andy Click Here 

May 24th,  Drummer Liberty Devitto (The Slim Kings, and Billy Joel) Jamming with the RIR All-Stars.   

Drummer Liberty Devitto from the The Slim Kings, and longtime Drummer for Billy Joel will be doing the upcoming gig in NJ with the RIR All-Stars. 

Lib has toured with the RIR All-Stars in the past and we look forward to having him with us May 24th in NJ.  See up-coming concerts/festivals. Read more about Liberty Devitto's 40 year history in Rock-N-Roll. Click Here ToRead More

Mark Stein Vocalist, Keyboardist, Composer, and Arranger of Vanilla Fudge.. 

Mark Stein is the lead vocalist, keyboardist, composer, and arranger of Vanilla Fudge.  Mark first founded Vanilla Fudge in 1966 at the age of 18 with members Tim Bogert, Vinny Martell, and Carmine Appice. In the short time they were together the band enjoyed their first giant success with their first Atco album release self-entitled Vanilla Fudge.
The first album was a ground-breaking work since it was the first album to reach the top ten on Billboard's charts without a hit single. The legendary rock arrangement of You Keep Me Hangin' On became the band's first hit single nearly two years after the release of the first album.

During the 1960's the Fudge were one of rock's most exciting, high-energy touring bands, setting the stage for the likes of Jimmy Hendrix, Deep Purple, and even Led Zeppelin. Through a total of five albums and the tireless touring, the legendary Vanilla Fudge influenced artists around the world with their inspired performances and unique musical interpretations. Bands like Yes, The Who, Deep Purple, and many others have credited Vanilla Fudge with having a profound effect on their Learn More

Drew Preston Project     

Originally a classic rock guitarist and composer from the Frampton/Santana/Hendrix schools.
Drew ventured into rock/jazz fusion in the 80s to become a sought after NYC session player who routinely jammed with fusion greats including the late Hiram Bullock, Delmar Brown, and Darryl Dobson among others. 

Preston's unique style was frequently compared to guitar icons such as Steve Lukather, Larry Carlton and Neal Schon. Read More  

Bassist Muddy Shews(Southside Johnny) Returns To The RIR All-Stars. 

Bassist Muddy Shews (Southside Johnny) whom has toured with the RIR All-Stars in the past will be joining RIR as the bands bass player for the up-coming shows over the next couple of months. See up-coming concerts/festivals  Learn More

Casey Montana Rogers, RIR Unplugged Musical Director    

Meet our RIR Unplugged Musical Director Casey Montana Rogers a nineteen-year-old singer-songwriter from North Georgia, currently attending college to major in Music Business. Casey did her 1st RIR Unplugged in Maryland April of 2014, she went on to tour as the opening act for the RIR All-Stars through 2014 and will be doing the same through 2015 as Musical Director of RIR Unplugged.
Meet RIR Unplugged(Established 2012) Musical Contributors-

Lou Esposito   
Marion Weston
Michael Mostel
Paul Wilson & Friends    
Johnathan Fiene
Casey has and still is recording in Nashville, her songs like "Battle Scars" are played on the radio, and at many local RIR Addiction Awareness Meet & Greet events, which is all exciting. However, for Casey the most rewarding part of being a musician is having people hear her songs and relate them to their own stories in life.  Read More

Rapper In Recovery Tony Ray   

Tony Ray Music Motivation Recovery Ministry... In a world of chaotic world influence he has come to use his gifts for a calling to serve those in recovery... Read More

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RIR All-Star Band Established In 2011 By RIR Founder Lori Sullivan. 

Meet Our Current RIR Band Musical Contributors -
M.D., Rock Hall Member, Lou Esposito
Casey Montana Rogers- (RIR Band)   
Liberty Divitto - (Billy Joel) 
Muddy Shews-(Southside Johnny) 
Andy Burton-( John Mayer)  
Mark Stein -(The Vanilla Fudge)
Eliot Jacobs- (The Capris)
Greg Deppe- (Bruce Springsteen)
John Gianoulis- (Earl Slick Band)
Jeff Ganz- (Johnny Winter)

Ben Smith - (Heart)Jeff Ousley - (Heart)
David Shelley- (Government Mule)
David Uosikkinen -(The Hooters)
Colin McGuinness -( Axl Rose)
Tommy Conwell - (Tommy Conwell & The Young Rumblers)
Share Ross-(VIXEN)
Bam Tastic - (The Dogs D'Amour)

Drew Preston - (Johnny B. & The Road Dogs)  
Anyone At Anytime May Just Show Up and Play - The  Musicians who just showed up and played have been musical contributors to RIR's mission through our unplugged sets, concerts, and festivals and have  supported  the recovery lifestyle are Simon Kirke(Bad Co.),Ian Hunter (Mott The Hoople), Michael Des Barres, Billy J. Kramer, LaLa Brooks (The Crystals), Handsome Dick Manitoba (The Dictators, Little Steven's Underground Garage), Gene Cornish (The Rascals), Peppy Castro (Blue Magoo's), Mark Bosch (Ian Hunter Rant Band, Garland Jeffries), Ross the Boss (The Dictators), Joe Hurley (Joe Hurley and The Gents, Keith Richards' LIFE), Arno Hecht and Larry Etkin (Uptown Horns), Adam Roth (Billy J. Kramer), Marge Raymond (singer/songwriter/actress), and Dave Uosikkinen(The Hooters),Jeff Kazee (Southside Johnny, Bon Jovi), along with his band mates Chris Anderson, Neal Pawley from Southside Johnny.Learn More  

Lori Sullivan 
"Addiction Awareness & Prevention Through Rock -N- Roll"

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