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Artist of the day: The Battersby Duo



Tim and Laura Battersby are a rarity in these parts: Artists based in Tampa Bay who actually have a Grammy.

As the Battersby Duo, the Brooksville husband and wife won a Grammy in 2012 for their contributions to the children's album All About Bullies ... Big And Small. Over the years they've performed on Sesame Street and at the White House, among countless other venues.

But it's been a tough year for the Battersby Duo. Ten months ago, Tim awoke one night with a loss of feeling on one side of his body. Emergency room doctors recognized that he was in the throes of a life-threatening stroke and immediately began treatment.

"I don't think many people realize just how precious their health is," the 64-year-old English-born musician said. "I was so focused on what I do for a living that I wasn't thinking about what it was doing to me."

For more on the Battersby Duo, click here for Logan Neill's story.

[Last modified: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 9:52am]


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