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Interview: Heads Talking with Bouncing Souls

HEADS TALKING is an interview series where a shared love of music bridges divides and starts friendly conversations about the world around us. They are dialogues between musicians and their fans [via Facebook Live] meant to inspire participation beyond the ballot box. Bouncing Souls joined us this winter.  The full conversation can be viewed here…

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Through HeadCount, I Find Myself: A 13 Year Volunteer Journey

In early 2004 my boyfriend, Morgan, received an email from one of his favorite bands announcing that a new, music-oriented voter registration organization called HeadCount was looking for volunteers.  He signed us both up immediately, and when I got home from work he was practically bouncing up and down with excitement.  I was a few…

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2016 with HeadCount: A Year in Pictures

There are many reasons why 2016 was an notable year for me and HeadCount. The year was bookended by the passing of David Bowie and the election of Donald Trump, but so much more happened. Not to compare myself or my life to any importance of either of those men, but I did have two major events…

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Giving Thanks to The Tabernacle Atlanta

HeadCount’s southeastern region got off to a great start in 2016 when we kicked off the year with a Grace Potter show at the Tabernacle in Atlanta, GA. This historic venue located in the heart of downtown hosts a range of shows. The staff is kind and the fans are always excited to be at…

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A Phenomenal Fall at First Avenue

The stars aligned in Minneapolis as Fall of this election year approached. The Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP) HeadCount team had not been strangers to First Avenue in 2016; having had a great time registering voters at a variety of shows this spring and summer. Then as summer was fading into fall, as Election Day was drawing nearer,…

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Changing the World at Irving Plaza

Music can change the world.   I may be the luckiest woman in Manhattan.  I ran the HeadCount table at historic Irving Plaza, located on picturesque Irving Place off Union Square, representing HeadCount many times over the last 2 years.  I saw amazing acts like Bad Religion, Twiddle, Greensky Bluegrass and Disco Biscuits up close and…

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Registering Voters at Red Rocks

Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre is truly one of the most majestic and unique concert venues in the country.  Deemed as the venue where “there’s no better place to see the stars,” every night at this venue is a completely different and surreal experience for each and every concertgoer.  During the 2016 Red Rocks Summer…

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#MyVolunteerJobPaysTheMost – HeadCount’s 2016 Retreat

It’s very rare for me to turn down a mountain weekend under normal circumstances, but when those set to join you are like-minded, hard-working and open-hearted music lovers from around the country, accepting such an invitation is a clear no-brainer. One week later, I’m still reeling from – and giving mad thanks post-Thanksgiving for –…

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Marijuana Went 8 for 9 on Election Day

The people have spoken. Out of the nine states with questions regarding the legalization of marijuana for either recreational or medical purposes, eight voted to reform marijuana laws. A majority of the Mary Jane victories were won by two or more percentage points. Some states had considerably large margins such as Florida, North Dakota, Montana,…

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Good Times with Grimey’s

This year has undoubtedly been a rockin’ one for Nashville’s HeadCount team. Since opportunities to interact with music lovers are as ripe as they come here in Music City, U.S.A., counting heads can be an exercise in strategy and in stamina. “Where should we be, and who can be with us? Granola bar dinner again,…

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