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PLC Musicians

We have some very talented musicians as a part of our community!

Each Sunday they share music of all types with us, such as: folk, inspirational, classical, rock, blues and more.

Here is a bit about the musicians who perform at the Positive Living Center (PLC).

John LaLonde
John LaLonde

John Lalonde

John has attended the PLC Sunday service, classes and discussion groups since 2001. For the Sunday service he delivers a Spiritual Thought talk about once a month. He plays Native American style flute for meditation and music portions of the Sunday service about once a month. 

Cheyenne Hernandez

Cheyenne Hernandez

Cheyenne plays an eclectic mix of folk, Latin, reggae, pop, and medicine music with an occasional twist of rock. She is a blessing to all those that have the opportunity to hear her play. 

Rev. Dr. Laurie B. Ballard

Rev. Dr. Laurie B. Ballard

Rev. Dr. Laurie B. Ballard is a Singer/Songwriter who also plays guitar, ukulele, piano, sax and a bit of banjo.  She is a true talent.

Jim Savarino
Jim Savarino

Jim Savarino

Jim is a Performing songwriter from West Virginia whose life experiences fuel songs with poetic descriptions of life, nature and the spiritual world, with a viewpoint of optimism, humor and hope. His song, “Walkin’ Shoes” appears in the PBS American Masters documentary, “Tyrus”, chronicling the life of the Chinese-born American artist and Disney Legend, Tyrus Wong. In August, 2020, Jim signed with Silverwolf Records. Photo by Virginia Strauss”
Patti Hummel
Patti Hummel

Patti Hummel

Patti Hummel shares her musical talents with a soulful connection to the Universe.

Rev. Dr. Missy Higginbotham
Rev. Dr. Missy Higginbotham

Rev. Dr. Missy Higginbotham

Rev. Dr. Missy Higginbotham is a joyful singer and songwriter. 

In Memoriam

You will be greatly missed

Jimmy Collier
Jimmy Collier

Jimmy Collier

Jimmy Collier’s repertoire blends folk, blues, gospel, country and soul has electrified audiences from Carnegie Hall to Sesame Street, to President Carter’s Inaugural Program. Collier’s experiences as a performer echo some of the most important events of our culture. These include working as staff entertainer for Dr. Martin Luther King, crewing on Pete Seeger’s musical sloop Clearwater, and portraying the role of African Americans in the Old West. He performed widely in Northern California at State University workshops, Stanford University, and for various organizations.

Stephen DeRuby

Stephen DeRuby played the guitar, East Indian esraj, Chinese harp, bouzouki, cello, self-made flutes, and was a singer. His songs are uplifting and inspirational. Stephen’s original style creates a broad cross-cultural experience. His recordings include influences from World music, New Age, Folk, Chants, Sing-Along and Meditative music. He was an internationally known artist, and his music can still be heard on Satellite Radio, Webcasting and Cable Radio.
Stephen DeRuby
Stephen DeRuby

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