About four years ago, Justin and Robin Daniels opened Clarity Way, a Heidelberg Township drug and alcohol rehabilitation center. It includes a studio designed by Robin's brother Christopher Thorn, a founding member of Blind Melon.
According to a news release, proceeds from the sale of "Beneath These Borrowed Skies" will go to MusiCares, a charity affiliated with The Recording Academy and the Grammy Foundation. MusiCares supports musicians with financial, personal or medical needs. Iron Ridge Road plans to sponsor a MusiCares annual songwriting competition and has plans for more album releases later this year.
Warren joined Blind Melon in 2007. He replaced former lead singer Shannon Hoon, who died of a cocaine overdose on the band's tour bus on Oct. 21, 1995. Blind Melon, which was known for its '90s hit "No Rain," broke up in 1999. The other members - Thorn, Rogers Stevens, Brad Smith and Glen Graham - pursued various music projects.
Then, in 2006, Thorn met Warren, a Texas singer. The band went back on tour, which included a November 2007 stop at Lancaster's Chameleon Club.
Could a place like Clarity Way, which was designed by Justin Daniels after his own experiences in rehab, have helped Hoon? Thorn said he wasn't sure during a 2007 interview.
But Warren was able to get help and continues to make music.
Clarity Way provides in-patient treatment for up to 23 clients at any given time. It is staffed by a fulltime doctor, leading addiction therapists and nurses. The goal is to provide clients with individualized treatment.
Clarity Way: www.clarityway.com
Travis Warren: travistwarren.com
Iron Ridge Recording: ironridgeroadrecordings.com.