Crash and Ride – Episode 44: Leslie Sokal-Berg

Leslie Sokal Berg is an extraordinarily gifted singer. She’s also a music educator, a mother, and a survivor of suicide. She attended the Jazz program at the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami, until she fell into a deep depression and attempted to end her life. Since then, she has bounced back, become a music educator, and a mom. She talked frankly and honestly with me about the events that led up to her suicide attempt and the long road back.

Leslie is also the mother of Parker Dillard, the bassist for the ridiculously talented Athens band Fishbug. We talk about Fishbug a good bit in this interview, too! You can hear Fishbug here: