Houston Music

Top 10 Healing Songs, From One Who Knows

Rocks Off was happy to run into our friend and Blues In Hi-Fi DJ Clint Broussard the other day at Leon's Lounge (where else?). We were a little surprised too, because it was the first time we'd seen him with two shoes on in months.

As most of Broussard's friends and listeners know, his leg was severely injured in a car accident in March on U.S. 59 near the Richmond spur. Broussard required two separate surgeries and months of rehabilitation, most of which he completed at his parents' house in Port Arthur. He's getting around just fine now and back at work, but as you might expect, he's got a few medical bills that need to be taken care of.

So Saturday, one of his employers, The Ginger Man in Rice Village (5607 Morningside), is throwing a benefit starting at 3 p.m. and featuring Mike Stinson, Young Girls, John Egan and The Mighty Orq. We asked Broussard if he'd mind dipping into his considerable archives and giving us a list of songs about healing, or as he puts it, "songs dealing with hurt, pain, rejuvenation, hope, and time - All things that have been essential in the ordeal that was my car wreck!"

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Chris Gray has been Music Editor for the Houston Press since 2008. He is the proud father of a Beatles-loving toddler named Oliver.
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