Jan 1, 2019
Hope through hopelessness can mean the difference between life and death. Those who give hope and help to others are among our best. “The Shawshank Redemption” is such a story. While poorly received in the theaters, it became the next year’s video rental hit. It rose to the top as the uplifting tale about one’s decision to “get busy living, or get busy dying”. A powerhouse script crafted from a Stephen King effort, this film defies the chains of despair and defines true freedom.
Joe Viers is the name I kept hearing. The stories of how he helped others realize their musical identity became commonplace. I had heard the results of his influential creations, but never really sat with the man. There are several local artistic gems this city offers, but none quite as unique as Mr. Viers. His pride is in the collaborative effort. Never seeking credit, he selflessly helps others realize their own voice and vision. It seems fitting that “The Shawshank Redemption” is his film. Moving Music is proud to offer this 2-part sit down with Columbus icon, Joe Viers.