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This week, Vertical Horizon’s Matt Scannell speaks about inspiration, meaningful relationships, and Thursday Night Therapy.

“If you are closed off to inspiration, the muse flies right by you,”  Scannell says. “The main mistakes we all make is when we define ourselves with things we can’t do.”

Scannell began working with idol turned best friend, Neil Peart in the early/mid 2000’s. 

“I don’t believe that things happen for a reason,” he says. “There have been, however, moments in my life that challenge my predisposition towards that belief system. Meeting Neil and having him become such a wonderful, incredible friend and brother and force in my life. To transition from hero to brother is an incredible privilege.”

These days, Scannell keeps himself busy with his weekly online Thursday Night Therapy shows on Stage It (6 PM PST). 

“We have this super positive and supportive culture,” he says. “It’s a beautiful light in a dark time.”

Scannell reflects on his experience with HiNOTE.

“You guys at HiNOTE are giving me opportunities to connect with people who love my songs.” Scannell says. “For me, the real joy has been the notes that people write. It never ceases to amaze me what happens after I write a song and it gets out into the world. It’s incredible that these things resonate in people’s hearts and their lives.”

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