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Huntington's Hope Blog

by Sharon St. Mary

We want to keep you up-to-date on the happenings at the Good Samaritan Society-Specialty Care Community. In upcoming blog posts, you'll hear the latest from our team and others who make Huntington's Hope possible—the physicians, researchers, and Good Samaritans like you. You'll also share in the daily trials and triumphs of people with Huntington's disease and their families.

October 30, 2015 | 1 comments
Indy rock artist Hamilton Leithauser brilliantly recreates Donovan's To Susan On The West Coast Waiting. NPR's Tom Moon enthusiastically describes the track as, "...a study in the dramatic contrasts of '60s pop, with glances at Tom Jones and early BeeGees. Leithauser treads lightly through some verses, singing with trembling restraint, then pushes into full-on production-number territory for the refrain." A special thanks to Hamilton for helping us raise... (more...)
October 13, 2015 | 0 comments
When asked about the process of adapting Donovan's classic hit, Season Of The Witch to a new genre, alternative hip hop artist Astronautalis put it this way. "I feel like there is a quality of the song that is buried, that contemporary listeners might overlook in the original and really connect with. That is what drew me to Season Of The Witch. There was something there, that I felt I could really zoom in on, and use that as the backbone of my version. I... (more...)
October 10, 2015 | 0 comments
Sharon Van Etten transforms Donovan's classic, Teen Angel into a powerful, electrified ballad, tugging at your emotions with her remarkable voice. Van Etten recently told NPR. "I've admired Donovan's voice and minimal psychedelic songs since I was a child. In the folk world he was still very 'left' and it stood out to me. Even though he was a trippy cat, he was still a romantic and I loved seeing both of those sides." Our heartfelt thanks go out to Sharon... (more...)
September 29, 2015 | 0 comments
Indie folk singer-songwriter Lissie applies her powerful vocal style on Happiness Runs. Besides lending her talent to an important cause, Lissie stated how excited she was to cover a classic song from Donovan. "Donovan's music and songs are so wildly original & accessibly spiritual! The first time I heard Atlantis, at a young age, I had to listen about 20 times in a row. I'd never heard anything like it. He is authentically and entirely his own brand... (more...)


DONOVAN – GAZING WITH T... April 22, 2016 | 0 comments

“I am so delighted with this new tribute album that Rock the Cause Records has released, assisted by Kara Wright of Peer Music, Los Angeles. The title of the tribute album, Gazing with tranquility is a line from my song, The Hurdy Gurdy Man. The line describes the deep stillness one... Read more

BRETT DENNEN – COLOURS April 22, 2016 | 0 comments

Spring is finally in the air. We can think of no better way to welcome it than sharing with you Brett Dennen's youthful cover of Donovan's Colours. Brett offers up a modern folk version of this timeless classic. With sparse guitars and vocals reminiscent of Neil Young, you can almost... Read more

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