Ayron Jones performs at Bumbershoot 2013 with Melodic Caring Project (Photo by Greg Roth)
By Greg Roth
Ayron Jones, Naomi Wachira and Whitney Monge are three powerful Northwest artists we have had the pleasure covering over the course of the last few years. The common thread they all share is that they all possess solid chops but most importantly, they play and sing from the depths of their collective souls.
In addition, all three of these artists have performed with our partners, Seattle Living Room Shows and performed live to Rockstars battling serious illness via Melodic Caring Project.
SEATTLE LIVING ROOM SHOWS & MELODIC CARING PROJECT THROW PAJAMA PARTY (PHOTO SLIDESHOW)
AYRON JONES AND THE WAY ROCK AND AWE THE TRACTOR TAVERN (PHOTO SLIDESHOW)
SMI ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: WHITNEY MONGE PUTS PERSONAL REVELATIONS INTO HER MUSIC
All three of these talented artists will join forces on June 5 at Highway 99 Blues club for a very special benefit concert for Mary’s Place.
Check out the video below of the performance and arrangement of the Bill Withers classic, “Ain’t No Sunshine” to promote their upcoming performance.
About Mary’s Place…
Mary’s Place was established in 1999 in response to homeless women’s cry for a complete resource center. Women were walking from service to service carrying their home on their backs trying to get their physical needs met. They were waiting in line for hours for meals, laundry, medical care, benefits, to use a free phone, to apply for housing and employment.
With a $32,000 grant from the Boeing Community Fund and the passion of a dedicated Board from the Church of Mary Magdalene, Mary’s Place was born in October 1999. Several major planning sessions involving 50+ homeless women were held to develop the program. Women were asked what they needed to rise up out of homelessness. Together they developed the structure and daily schedule that remains in effect 12 years later: two meals a day, hygiene facilities, showers, laundry, medical care, support groups and ample resources for housing, employment and benefits.