accessible music venues

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Music was the catalyst for so many of my interactions growing up, and it’s still important to me today. But music changed, as did everything else, in 2008, during the fall semester of my senior year in high school.

Heading to my school’s talent show to play the drums in “That’s What You Get” by Paramore, I lost control of my motorcycle. My speed was around 50 miles per hour when I fell to the side in a blackout, slid several yards into a ditch and slammed my back against a tree.

Now, as a T5-6 para, I can’t use my left foot to hold the high hat closed, or my right to press the pedal that strikes the bass drum. While I haven’t given up on playing the drums, my priorities