Memphis’ Blue Door Recording Studio Proves Big Draw to National Traveling Musicians

The Blue Door Recording Studio at The Oaks at La PalomaMemphis, TN | April 25, 2016– Traveling musicians from around the country have been adding a stop at Blue Door Recording Studio to their itineraries. This unique studio space is part of The Oaks at La Paloma, a co-occurring disorders treatment center located in the heart of Memphis, a city known for its musical influence. The Blue Door is notable not just as a place for traveling artists to record, but for its primary purpose as a space for self-expression for those battling addiction and mental health issues at The Oaks.

Blue Door Recording Studio recently hosted three groups of musicians from around the country to record in their innovative studio. California girl-turned-Nashville transplant Karianne Jean laid down the track “Jesus and Johnny Cash.” The Reverbnation Top 10 Country Artist and IMEA Female Country Artist of the Year nominee has been making a name for herself with her modern country-pop. Alabama native and Glee Project alum Shanna Henderson lent her big voice to “Hell or High Water,” the song that earned her a spot in the CMT Discovery Artist Campaign. Henderson has also wowed audiences at The Bluebird Café and Country Music Hall of Fame. Lastly, country duo Sweet Honey recently recorded a cover of Rihanna’s “Disturbia” at Blue Door.

When not welcoming professional musicians, a music therapist leads therapeutic songwriting workshops and creative arts groups for The Oaks’ patients at Blue Door Recording Studio. The use of music therapy is part of a movement in the healthcare space that allows a place for patients to make progress beyond the traditional realm during treatment. For some, this can be the turning point on their recovery journey.

“When patients put therapy to music, their body remembers it, not just their mind,” explains David Perez, CEO of The Oaks at La Paloma. “When a patient leaves here, they can reconnect their body and their mind to the therapeutic connection they gained in treatment years down the road.”

About the Blue Door Recording Studio

Inspired by Memphis’ historic Ardent Studios, Blue Door was designed to be both beautiful and functional, with angled walls and not a single 90-degree surface in sight. This allows the space to reflect sound back and forth. The recording booth and music room include music-themed artwork by international artists and local musicians alike.

In addition to the therapy that takes place in this space, the Blue Door has a “visiting musician” program that welcomes national and international talent passing through Memphis. Along with local musicians, these artists are invited in for presentations, concerts and even jam sessions with the patients. For more info, visit

About Foundations Recovery Network

Foundations Recovery Network (FRN) is the premier provider of integrated treatment for co-occurring addiction and mental health concerns, offering residential and outpatient services nationwide. FRN is committed to providing evidence-based treatment for individuals with co-occurring disorders through clinical services, education and research. FRN offers treatment programs in Nashville and Memphis, Tennessee; Palm Springs, San Francisco, San Diego, Santa Monica, Los Angeles and Malibu, California; Atlanta and Sautee, Georgia; Chicago, Illinois; and Detroit and Augusta, Michigan. Each facility focuses on patient-centered care and an individualized approach, upholding a high standard of innovative treatment and compassionate attention to each patient’s needs.

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