“Shelter at Home” With Some Musical Positivity
By David Doolittle


Texas bassist and singer/songwriter Lonnie Trevino, Jr., was talking with fellow musician Amy Hooper recently about the changes the COVID-19 pandemic caused and its similarities to another world-changing event.

“We were discussing how it was reminding me of 9/11 and how in the future, are we going to be asking, ‘Where were you when this happened?’” Mr. Trevino told the Texas Medical Association.

Not long after that discussion, Mr. Trevino and Ms. Hooper wrote “Shelter at Home,” a song that speaks to many of the positive things taking place in the time of social distancing.

 “There’s laughter in the park; everyone’s still 6 feet apart,” the lyrics say.

If you or your patients could use a little positive reinforcement, check out – and share – the public service announcement above that TMA made of Mr. Trevino singing part of the song.

“I don’t feel like thank you is even strong enough or poignant enough,” Mr. Trevino said of the job Texas physicians are doing in fighting the pandemic. “We all know that they’re putting their lives on the line.”

Mr. Trevino is one of many Texas musicians producing videos for TMA’s “Stay Home, Texas” campaign. Watch all that have been released so far on TMA’s YouTube channel, watch for more coming each day, and remember to hit the “share” button.  

You can find the latest news, resources, and government guidance on the coronavirus outbreak by visiting TMA’s COVID-19 Resource Center regularly.


Last Updated On

April 15, 2020

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Dave Doolittle is editor of Texas Medicine and Texas Medicine Today. Dave grew up in Austin, where he attended culinary school as well as the University of Texas. He spent years covering Central Texas for the Austin American-Statesman newspaper. He is the father of two girls, a proud Longhorn, and an avid motorsports fan.

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