Blues Master Rhett Tyler, Acclaimed Comic David Granier Featured at NYAPRS Annual Conference!

Here’s more information about the outstanding musical and comedy performance that will be featured at this year’s NYAPRS Annual Conference, to be held in 4 weeks at the Hudson Valley Resort in Kerhonkson, NY!

Have you registered yet? There’re only one month left until NYAPRS’ information and inspiration packed Annual Conference this September 10-12 at the Hudson Valley Resort in Kerhonkson, NY!

Register On-line today!

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Tuesday Night Sizzling Blues and Rock Show with Rhett Tyler and Early Warning



Rhett Tyler is best known for his virtuosic guitar playing and high-octane, house rockin’ performances riddled with sizzling guitar licks forged from raw emotion and spirit. In addition to master guitarist, he is also an accomplished songwriter, vocalist, and producer. In 2011 he was honored as an inductee into The Blues Hall of Fame as a Master Guitarist from NY.

In the mid-80s Rhett formed the band, Early Warning which features bass player Doug Howard, who played for years with the Edgar Winter Band and Todd Rundgren.

For Rhett, recovery is a person matter for him and his family. He is a survivor whose music has kept him going, given him hope and spirituality and inspired him to do prison-based ministry work.



Wednesday Night Stand Up For Mental Health Comedy Show

We’re so pleased to bring back counselor and stand-up comic David Granirer who will feature this year his Stand Up For Mental Health program where he teaches stand-up comedy to people with mental health issues!

This funny and fun packed show will feature some prominent peer leaders from New York that David, who himself has depression has trained to do stand up comedy especially for the NYAPRS conference.

These will include the hilarious Joe Swinford, the sidesplitting Matthew Canuteson, the uproarious John Culligan, the mirthful Eva Dech, the uproarious Daniel Neal and the Queen of Comedy Kim Taro!

David Granirer is a counsellor, stand-up comic, the author of The Happy Neurotic: How Fear and Angst can lead to Happiness and Success, and the founder of Stand Up For Mental Health. David lives with his wife and two kids in Vancouver, BC. For more details about David and his work, please see