Out of house experience happened this weekend.
Yep! I went to a concert which was a fundraiser and just laughed out loud, sang along with my favorite tunes and enjoyed being with about 1,000 other folks having a truly good time.
Monarch Children’s Justice and Advocacy Center had a fundraising event and invited Cheryl Wheeler and The Righteous Mothers to perform.
This Center is a unique clinic which provides vital services to sexually abused children. The Monarch Children’s Center funding comes from people like you and me.
Is a gifted and openhearted songwriter approaching the sure summit of her craft. Audience members’ abilities to find their own lives reflected in the sweet spaces of her songs reveals an artist comfortably wearing the austere genius that defines folk music’s best traditions. Cheryl proves that the poet and the comic are one and the same.
Bette Midler, Maura O’Connell, Peter, Paul and Mary, Juice Newton and Garth Brooks are a few of the artists who have recorded her songs?
Her newest CD comes out in May and she performed many of those songs, which you can hear excerpts from on Amazon.com
It’s the phone, Unworthy, and Potato are just some of my all time laugh out loud favorites.
Local favorites – Recovering lawyers!
In their other lives, they are a Seattle University Law School professor, a children’s book author, a high school biology teacher, and an Evergreen State College professor. Collectively, they also are the Mothers of 7 children, ages 10-25 years old.
All their CDs are on Amazon.com and you can watch their YouTube video of Old Fat Naked Women for Peace.
Quote of the night: #1 “Do you think a man named John fears that you are going to think ‘toilet’ every time someone says his name, I don’t think so! Therefore it is just not causing an identity crisis for me to have a dog named Kitty!” ~Cheryl Wheeler
#2 “ I just cannot believe that so many children are still being sexually abused and abused at all in this, 2009 – won’t we every learn to love and respect others?” ~My Honey
I have heard it said that laughter is the best medicine!
Don’t forget the Writing Contests!