Of Music and Mind explores the intersection of musical matters and mind matters. Here we seek to understand how music and the mind connect. We seek to illuminate the inner workings of the musician’s mind.

Of Music and Mind offers insight, resources, community, and support to musicians. It is written from a musician/wellness worker’s point of view. We rely heavily on interviews, photography, and musical content to enhance understanding of important issues.

Of Music and Mind features content about and for Pittsburgh-area musicians. But don’t fret: Of Music and Mind has all musicians – and anyone who enjoys music, mind matters, interviews, and photography – in mind. We hope you enjoy.


About the Author


Allison is a musician and Licensed Social Worker. She plays bass for The Long Hunt (minimalist/drone/psych) and for Emily Rodgers Band (ethereal/rock/folk). As a social worker, she advocates for survivors of intimate partner violence. She lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with her husband and band mate Trevor, who is the photographer – and major inspiration – for this blog.

About the Photographer


Trevor is a musician and photographer living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with his wife Allison. He has been in a number of bands during his 20 years of playing, of which include The Long Hunt, Eighth Whale, Dusklight Trio, The Fixes, You Are The War That I Want, and IDORA- as well as solo projects released under his own name. As a photographer, Trevor has shot everything from live bands, to landscape and architecture, to portraits of people and animals. Find more of his photography and music at Trevor Richards Music & Photography.


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