The Edwina PROJECT

A Pioneer In Substance Abuse Treatment for Women

Brockton, MA resident Edwina L. Martin was a long-time volunteer and activist  for local alcohol and drug rehabilitation programs. She ran an information and referral center and provided personal assistance and advocacy for the sick and suffering. Her years of effort culminated in the establishment in 1982 of the women’s recovery house which bears her name - The Edwina Martin House. Catholic Charities of Boston operated the House before turning it over to the non-profit EMH Recovery, Inc. in 2004.  Read more about the Edwina Martin House on their web site located here:

Our goal with this project is simply to produce an album, sell as many physical and digital copies of that album as we possibly can and then hand over 100% of the proceeds to the Edwina Martin House.  Hopefully, along the way we'll help raise awareness and help put an end to the stigma associated with addiction.

How We GOT Here

Our Goal

The Edwina Project's goal is to make a $10,000 donation to The Edwina Martin House (EMH) in Brockton, MA.  The EMH is a drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility for women, specifically focusing on the needs of women who are struggling to maintain sobriety while either pregnant or after having recently given birth.  We are hoping to sell as many copies of our new album as possible and we will be donating 100% of the profits to the EMH.  .

Who are The ANABASIS?

We are a group of musicians who have a shared love for the style of music originally pioneered by such luminaries as King Crimson, Genesis, Yes, Rush. We're also very fond of the more modern progressive rock bands like Porcupine Tree, The Flower Kings, Dream Theater and the mighty Spock's Beard, from which the keyboardist on our first album, Ryo Okumoto, was borrowed. We are a 100% studio project, which is a dying breed in today's mass-media, instant-gratification world of music. 


Our goal is to raise awareness and funds for causes dear to our founder, Barry Thompson.   We think of music as a means of emotional communication that can lift people up when they're down, provide comfort during bereavement, inspiration during times of struggle and strife and memories, like the soundtrack of our lives.  Our music is generally uplifting and our lyrics tend to be plugged into the collective social conscience of our fans and members and we accept no personal profits from it - all profits are handed over to beneficiaries such as The Edwina Martin House.


We are The ANABASIS - Music Making a Difference