It’s Synergia Northwest 2011 week…Full Coverage right here

Last year I had the honor and privilege of covering one of the Northwest’s most amazing events. Synergia Northwest 2010. It was truly one of the highlights for this part time music journalist. This years show will take place on Friday, May 6th in Seattle at The Moore Theatre. Synergia Northwest 2011 will again features the great drummer Alan White as well as another band that has helped put Seattle on the music map, Queensryche. The proceeds from the show will benefit a great cause and that is music education. Music does matter and it is great to see local artists coming together so that future generations will have the opportunity to have music education. To read more about the event and it’s participants, go here.

SMI will be bringing you full coverage all week up to and after the event. Keep checking back for new links to stories on as well as other media coverage as well. In addition, SMI Radio will feature our Synergia Northwest 2011 special featuring interviews and music from Alan White and White, Blues Traveler, Tennis Pro, The Synergia Northwest Orchestra, Founding Members of Heart and more.

Breaking Synergia NW News:

Governor Christine Gregoire and Synergia Northwest say music does matter – 5/3/11

Blues Traveler John Popper added to Synergia NW 2011 lineup – – 4/28/11
 New Day Northwest King 5 – 4/28/11
 Marty Riemer Podcast – 4/27/11
 Marty Riemer Podcast with Queensryche vocalist, Geoff Tate – 4/25/11
 Rehearsal and Media Photos from Jerry & Lois Photography on Facebook

Synergia Northwest Musical Director, Michael McMorrow and Music Aid Northwest VP, Reek Havok spoke with KOMO News Radio’s Jennifer Harriman last week to talk about the Synergia and License Plate Initiative that will benefit music education.

SMI will be there again to cover rehearsals and the night of the event. We will have interviews, photos and videos and a special episode ofthe week of Synergia Northwest 2011. Until then…

Here is a little taste of last years coverage…

Synergia Northwest 2010 promised music fans a trip down memory lane with former members of Heart reuniting for the first time in over 30 years, as well as orchestral maneuvers of Yes music featuring Alan White and some other amazing performances by some of the finest musicians in the region. To read the rest, go here.

In Monday’s piece (5/17/10) we promised extended coverage of this spectacular event. Below are video interviews with recording artist / singer / musician Tracy Bonham, violinist Geoffrey Castle, and the shows creator and musician, Michael McMorrow. The Videos also contain performance footage shot at the front of the stage during the various performances.

In addition, below is a stunning photo slide show from a couple of the best concert photographers in the business, Jerry and Lois Levin from Jerry and Lois Photography. They don’t just take photos. They capture moments. To see more of their amazing work please go to

To see the videos and photo slide show go here

Not only is he a multi-media journalist, he is also an accomplished musician. He is the founder of SMI and drives the creative look, feel and branding for the publication. His years of writing, arranging, and performing live music in a variety of genres inform his ability to communicate the message and the mechanics of music. Roth’s work on SMI reflects his philosophy that music is the universal language, and builds community. He believes it has the power to unite people of every race, religion, gender, and persuasion.