For nearly 20 years, singer-songwriter Michael McDermott buried himself in drugs and alcohol, and he surveys the toll his addiction took on his personal and professional life with remarkable candor. “I burned a lot of bridges and screwed things up pretty bad,” he states. “I’m not being hyperbolic when I say that it was just short of suicide by cop. I knew I had to stop, but it took a while for me to get the message.” He credits his wife and their young daughter, Rain,for finally pulling him through. “Seeing the way they look at you when you’re messed up – after a while you go, ‘I just can’t do this anymore. Something has to change.’ I’m so grateful I turned things around. I know it sounds cheesy, but I’m grateful for every day now. I try to lead a good life, and I’m making up for lost time. I’ve re-dedicated myself to making music I can be proud of.”
The Lizzie Rose Music Room, the Asbury Park Press Readers Choice Winner for the Best Place to Listen to Live Music, is a non-profit organization established in 2014 to bring live music to Tuckerton, surrounding Ocean County and beyond. We are a “Listening Room,” not a bar or restaurant. We present a variety of music featuring Blues, Jazz, Bluegrass, Rock, Singer/Songwriters and much more.
We are located at 217 East Main St (Route 9), Tuckerton, NJ. (exit 58 off the Garden State Parkway). Venue is handicapped accessible. Free parking on site.
For our full concert schedule, visit https://www.lizzierosemusic.com