S1:E1 – Christina & Jerry




“Voices from Rock Bottom” Buzzsprout Podcast Link — Ep. 1

S1: E01 – Recovery & Music With Christina Rubino & Jerry Farley – 6/13/18






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“Hailing from Brooklyn NY and growing up in a big family, her mother, being Irish Catholic and her father, an Italian-immigrant, Christina Rubino was raised with her 7 siblings. Though she only realized her passion for music during her teenage years, it didn’t stop her from writing songs at the age of only 17. Starting with the guitar, she began playing within  groups as a vocalist and rhythm guitarist. In 2008, Rubino joined the all-female group Violator, a NYC based Depeche Mode cover band, as the lead guitarist.

Throughout her time with the band, she loved the excitement of travel and live performance, but always longed to return to making original music. 2009 marked the transition by members of Violator to Josephine, an all-female trio in which Rubino, lead vocals and guitars, wrote and collaborated with drummer Tracy Thompkins (Aerial Love Feed, Violator) and bassist Leigh Regan (Violator). After releasing an EP with Josephine in 2009 under Feed that Baby Records, Rubino went on to write and record her debut solo record, Alive From The Scrap Heap in 2014 before returning to the studio for her 2016 Godspeed & Guns release.”

[photo credit: Mike Murphy]

Christina has been sober since September 23rd, 2009.

Instagram: @christinarubinomusic

Twitter: @christinarmusic

Christina Rubino Music


“The Jerry Farley”


Jerry was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. “The Jerry Farley” is his professional tag. The Jerry Farley is a professional musician, audio engineer, and record producer who received his Bachelor’s degree at Five Towns College. Jerry has been developing his career of making studio albums for over 17 years.

For Jerry, music is more than a job or hobby. As a artist, music is a vulnerable and personal expression of the human experience, fear, love, loss, and change. Through music, Jerry creates stories about life. Since November 16th, 2008, he has accepted and worked at his own personal struggle with depression, and alcohol and substance abuse, Jerry has found a new level of depth and empathy in his work with other musicians, artists, and the audience he seeks to reach.

Jerry Farley Music Credits

Jerry Farley Discography

Instagram & Twitter: @thejerryfarley


Premiere of “Down to the Sea” at the 2017 Dances with Films Festival in Los Angeles


Debut of “Down to the Sea” at the 2017 Coney Island Film Festival, Brooklyn, NY


[photo credit: Danielle Bianco-Bacigalupo]

Jerry & Christina visit my classroom at SJU to share their experience, strength, and hope, while also talking about music and recovery – 9/22/17

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Making of the “Down to the Sea” Music Video, Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY


More photos of Christina Rubino & Jerry Farley . . . 


[photo credit: Danielle Bianco-Bacigalupo]


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[photo credit: Christina Rubino]