Updated: Aug 30
Seattle, WA., November 18, 2021, Seattle Area non-profit SMASH - Seattle Musicians Access to Sustainable Healthcare - announced its collaboration with Amazon Music to stream the fourth annual SMASH Benefit: Songs of Hope: LIVE, on Saturday November 20th, 2021.
Remote audiences will be able to view and listen to the benefit in live time on the Amazon Music channel on Twitch and in the Amazon Music app, allowing at-home participation in the event.
SMASH's 2018 and 2019 shows led to SMASH’s annual benefit concert being hailed as “one of Seattle’s best new concert traditions” by the Seattle Times in 2020. The highly anticipated live show will feature unique pairings of venerated artists and rising stars, and showcase creative approaches to an entire evening of hope-inspiring songs. The performances will coincide with both an in person silent auction during the event and an online auction through eBay for Charity, featuring specially donated items from sponsors and supporters such as Sonos, Gibson Guitars, Seattle Seahawks and Alaska Airlines, all brought to you by SMASH.
Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers) will join Duff McKagan and Shaina Shepherd as they revisit their 2020 Songs of Hope powerhouse pairing of their rendition of “A Change is Gonna Come”
The SMASH benefit concert will also feature: Dave Matthews, Tomo Nakayama, Sera Cahoone, Stone Gossard, Ian Moore, Stephanie Anne Johnson, Brittany Davis, Stone Gossard, Shelby Earl, Naked Giants, Zan Fiskum, Alec Shaw, Eric Howk (Portugal. The Man), Julia Massey (Warren Dunes), Kim West & Ryan Devlin (Smokey Brights), Beverly Crusher, Jen Ayers, Debbie Miller and house band Mike Musburger, Rebecca Young, Paul Hiraga, Tim DiJulio, Ric Penttila, Max Rose, and Jeff Brown.
“Music is the heartbeat of our region. It is a big part of what made Seattle and the surrounding region so desirable,” says SMASH co-founder and touring musician Ian Moore. “We’re thrilled that Amazon Music recognizes the unique makeup of Seattle’s vital music scene and we look forward to being able to stream this incredible evening to our supporters.”
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SMASH (Seattle Musicians Access to Sustainable Healthcare) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to keeping our music community healthy and thriving by providing access to primary care, dental services, mental health therapy, vision and hearing screening and services for working musicians with limited incomes in King, Snohomish, Pierce, Mason, Kitsap and Thurston counties.
Gimme the Power Performed by Beverly Crusher Cozell Wilson - vocal, guitar Max Stiles - bass Sam Stiles - drums
Mr Blue Sky (Jeff Lynne) Performed by the SMASH House Band Jeff Brown - vocal, acoustic guitar Paul Hiraga - vocal, piano Jen Ayers - vocal Tim DiJulio - electric guitar Ric Penttila - trumpet Max Rose - saxophone Rebecca Young - bass Michael Musburger - drums Do You Realize? (Wayne Coyne, Steven Drozd, Michael Ivins, Dave Fridmann) Performed by Julia Massey Julia Massey - lead vocal Paul Hiraga - backing vocal, piano Tim DiJulio - electric guitar Jeff Brown - acoustic guitar Ric Penttila - trumpet Max Rose - saxophone Rebecca Young - bass Michael Musburger - drums Tonight, Tonight (Billy Corgan) Performed by Smokey Brights Kim West - lead vocal Ryan Devlin - lead vocal Jeff Brown - acoustic guitar Paul Hiraga - keyboards Tim DiJulio - electric guitar Ric Penttila - trumpet Max Rose - saxophone Rebecca Young - bass Michael Musburger - drums
The Story (Brandi Carlisle) Performed by Zan Fiskum and Alec Shaw Zan Fiskum - lead vocal Alec Shaw - lead guitar Tim DiJulio - electric guitar Paul Hiraga - organ Ric Penttila - trumpet Max Rose - saxophone Rebecca Young - bass Michael Musburger - drums
Momma’s Gotta Go (Brittany Davis) Performed by Brittany Davis and Stone Gossard Brittany Davis - lead vocal, piano Stone Gossard - acoustic guitar Paul Hiraga - organ, vocals Jeff Brown - backing vocals Tim DiJulio - electric guitar Rebecca Young - bass Michael Musburger - drums Foxy Lady (Jimi Hendrix) Performed by Brittany Davis and Stone Gossard Brittany Davis - lead vocal, piano Rebecca Young - bass Michael Musburger - drums I Can See For Miles (Pete Townshend) Performed by Naked Giants Grant Mullen - vocals, guitar Gianni Aiello - vocals, bass Eric Howk - guitar Henry LaVallee - drums
Maybe I’m Amazed (Paul McCartney) Performed by Stephanie Anne Johnson and Ian Moore Stephanie Anne Johnson - lead vocal Ian Moore - lead guitar Tim DiJulio - electric guitar Paul Hiraga - piano Ric Penttila - trumpet Max Rose - saxophone Rebecca Young - bass Michael Musburger - drums
Carry On (Stephen Stills) Performed by the SMASH House Band Paul Hiraga - vocal, acoustic guitar, organ Jeff Brown - vocal Jen Ayers - vocal Tim DiJulio - electric guitar Rebecca Young - bass Michael Musburger - drums Ric Penttila - percussion Max Rose - percussion Strong Swimmer (Shelby Earl) Performed by Shelby Earl and Eric Howk Shelby Earl - lead vocal, acoustic guitar Eric Howk - vocal, keyboards Kim West - vocals Ryan Devlin - vocals Jeff Brown - vocals Paul Hiraga - vocals Wash and Go (Shaina Shepherd) Performed by Shaina Shepherd and Duff McKagan Shaina Shepherd - lead vocal Duff McKagan - bass Tim DiJulio - electric guitar Jeff Brown - vocals, acoustic guitar Paul Hiraga - vocals, keyboards Ric Penttila - trumpet Max Rose - saxophone Rebecca Young - bass Michael Musburger - drums A Change Is Gonna Come (Sam Cooke) Performed by Shaina Shepherd, Duff McKagan and Chad Smith Shaina Shepherd - lead vocal Duff McKagan - lead vocal Chad Smith - drums Tim DiJulio - electric guitar Paul Hiraga - keyboards Ric Penttila - trumpet Max Rose - saxophone Rebecca Young - bass Deer Creek (Sera Cahoone) Performed by Sera Cahoone Sera Cahoone - lead vocals and acoustic guitar Tim DiJulio - electric guitar Jeff Brown - acoustic guitar Paul Hiraga - piano Rebecca Young - bass Michael Musburger - drums Singing From the Windows (Dave Matthews) Performed by Dave Matthews Dave Matthews - lead vocals and acoustic guitar
I Can See Clearly Now (Johnny Nash) Performed by Dave Matthews and Tomo Nakayama Dave Matthews - vocals and acoustic guitar Tomo Nakayama - vocals and acoustic guitar Paul Hiraga - vocals, keyboards Jeff Brown - vocals Jen Ayers - vocals Tim DiJulio - electric guitar Ric Penttila - trumpet Max Rose - saxophone Rebecca Young - bass Michael Musburger - drums Take Me To Tomorrow (John Denver) Performed by Dave Matthews and Sera Cahoone Dave Matthews - vocals and acoustic guitar Sera Cahoone - vocals Tim DiJulio - electric guitar Paul Hiraga - organ Ric Penttila - trumpet Max Rose - saxophone Rebecca Young - bass Michael Musburger - drums
Save Me (Dave Matthews) Performed by Dave Matthews Dave Matthews - vocals, acoustic guitar Jeff Brown - vocals Jen Ayers - vocals Paul Hiraga - organ, vocals Tim DiJulio - electric guitar Ric Penttila - trumpet Max Rose - saxophone Rebecca Young - bass Michael Musburger - drums
All You Need Is Love (Lennon/McCartney) Performed by EVERYONE! Presenters •STG & The Moore Theatre •Amazon Music - live stream
Business Supporters Gibson Guitars Lucid Audio brands of Etymotic Research and Westone Audio Sage Integrative Medicine Clinic Annex Room Studios Pearl Jam, and the Vitology Foundation Alaska Airlines Seattle Seahawks KISW 99.9 Photonic Therapy NW London Bridge Studios Timber! Outdoor Music Festival Symetra Financial Situation Chicago Quiet Pterodactyl
Chateau Ste. Michelle Oola Distillery Steph & Bruce Fairweather Laura Ware Joleen McCauley Victor Melendez Sub Pop Seattle Theatre Group (STG) International Community Health Services (ICHS) Foundation Business Support through Generous Hospitality Support Jack’s BBQ Zeeks Pizza Caffe Vita Titos Handmade Vodka Dragons Head Cider Old Stove Brewing Sleight of Hand Winery Underground Wine Project Oola Distillery Costco Radio and augmented reality KEXP KISW KMIH Popins SMASH Denise Burnside / Executive Director Megan Tucker / Program Manager Moore Theatre Team Ted Dowling/ House Manager Jeff Gad /Stage Manager Jake Holt / Head Electrician Andy Venegas / Head Flyman Eli Wasserman Head Audio Hiram Hernandez /Key Grip MacKenzie Mercer / Booking & Sales Manager SMASH Production Team Sean Quackenbush / FOH Danny Bland Stage / Manager Neil Hundt / guitar tech Jesse Quitslund / guitar tech Punch Drunk Crew TD /John Mortensen Producer / Paul Breslin Audio Engineer / Josh Williams Broadcast Engineer / Brian Koepke Technical Producer / Jacob Stone Camera Operator / George Teer Camera Operator / Paul Cranefield Camera Operator / Jason Singler Driver & Utility / Erik Langland
Amazon Music Jamie Fullen Monet Brazier SMASH Board Members Ian Moore Joleen McCauley Angila Jaeggli Laura Figueroa Ware Joe Grube Andrew Joslyn Natalie Walker Shania Shepherd Kevin Sur Nate Omdal SMASH Supporters and Volunteers Jackie Ryall Steph Fairweather Christina Greene Michael Stephens Sara Bennett Taryn Daly Ryan Castle Alley Rutzel Niffer Calderwood Lance Mercer Andrea Hansen Stacy Oppliger Jake Simeneaux Michaela O’Brien Trey Elder Eric Lilavois Jonathan Zwickel Anastasia Jones
WE LOVE OUR SONGS OF HOPE LIVE PERFORMERS!
DAVE MATTHEWS It all begins with an idea. Maybe you want to launch a business. Maybe you want to turn a hobby into something more. Or maybe you have a creative project to share with the world. Whatever it is, the way you tell your story online can make all the difference.
TOMO NAKAYAMA It all begins with an idea. Maybe you want to launch a business. Maybe you want to turn a hobby into something more. Or maybe you have a creative project to share with the world. Whatever it is, the way you tell your story online can make all the difference.
SERA CAHOONE It all begins with an idea. Maybe you want to launch a business. Maybe you want to turn a hobby into something more. Or maybe you have a creative project to share with the world. Whatever it is, the way you tell your story online can make all the difference.
DUFF MCKAGAN Musician and writer Duff McKagan is a longtime bassist for Guns N’ Roses, with whom he is currently touring. Known for his frequent collaborations with fellow Seattle artists, McKagan is also a celebrated solo artist with several albums out on release.
SHAINA SHEPHERD Known for her pervasive style as front woman to the soul- grunge band BEARAXE, Shaina Shepherd’s instantly-recognizable voice has brought her into various creative spaces. Shaina tells heartfelt stories of love, loss & personal power. She describes herself as an “anthem artist”—translating pivotal moments in human history through her unique form of poetry.
NAKED GIANTS Singer and guitarist Grant Mullen, singer and bassist Gianni Aiello and drummer Henry LaVallee are out to conjure a rip-roaring good time. Seattle’s Naked Giants burst onto the national music scene with their 2018 full-length debut, SLUFF, a candied and insanely catchy blast of unhinged pop-punk-grunge-surf-rock, followed up by their sophomore album The Shadow, an energetic and exhilarating musical rollercoaster ride.
KIM WEST & RYAN DEVLIN (SMOKEY BRIGHTS) Smokey Brights is a rock band out of Seattle fronted by husband and wife duo Kim West (keys and vocals) and Ryan Devlin (guitar and vocals.) The couple’s entrancing bond shines through in their deeply personal cowriting as well as their ecstatic live performances. In 2020 they released their third full length on Freakout Records, I Love You But Damn, and just recently unveiled two new singles, Honey Eye and Unity.
STEPHANIE ANNE JOHNSON Front person for the Tacoma-based band, The Hidogs, Stephanie Anne Johnson can don a cowboy hat and sing over a slide as old timers weep, and they have wowed judges on the immensely popular NBC TV series, The Voice, showcasing their gifts. Stephanie Anne Johnson has opened for a variety of acts including political figure Bernie Sanders and artist Ani DiFranco; their music, which is rooted in all that’s American, expresses the pain of the past, the roots of the down home and the hope that hard work will lead to proper reward.
JULIA MASSEY (WARREN DUNES) Julia Massey has a deep catalog of music ranging from her Cosmic Folk Rock days in the Five Finger Discount to her newer collaboration with the Post Modern Beach Music of Warren Dunes. Their newest release "Get Well Soon" has been critically acclaimed along many musical avenues culminating with a celebrated show at the Neptune Theater this past summer. Martin Douglas (KEXP) observes “the often joyous, buoyant sound of this trio feels forged in comfort and unshakable positivity and the message that we’re here together.” She is thrilled to pieces to be a part of the SMASH benefit show.
IAN MOORE SMASH President and Co-Founder Ian Moore has been writing, recording, and touring his music for almost 30 years. He is a Grammy governor, a perpetual dreamer, and a fierce advocate for arts and the artists that make them. The economy of music has changed so dramatically in the last few years, and the road provided a vantage point from which to see how this was deeply affecting his music community. SMASH was born out of this need.
ZAN FISKUM Maple Valley-raised singer/songwriter Zan Fiskum uses her haunting and beautifully controlled singing to craft ethereal and brooding folk/pop songs. Zan developed a love for musical theater while also exploring songwriting and worship music. After the release of her debut single “How Can I,” Zan made her national debut as a Top 9 finalist on Season 18 of The Voice.
ERIC HOWK (PORTUGAL THE MAN) Eric Howk is the guitarist for Portugal. The Man, having grown up with the founding members in Wasilla, Alaska. Paralyzed from a spinal cord injury in 2007, Howk is an advocate for visibility and relatability of disabled Americans.
STONE GOSSARD Stone Gossard is the rhythm guitarist for and one of the founding members of Pearl Jam. He has also performed as a member of bands March of Crimes, Green River, Mother Love Bone, Temple of the Dog and Brad. Additionally, Gossard has released several solo albums and projects including Bayleaf and Moonlander.
BRITTANY DAVIS Gifted non-binary multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, producer, and engineer Brittany Davis is blind and describes themself as a vessel of sound and experiences music in spirit and colors. Brittany’s music has a wide range and credits Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys, John Legend, H.E.R., Jill Scott, Erykah Badu, Lizzo, Cardi B, & Beyonce as some of their main artist influences.
BEVERLY CRUSHER (COZEL) Beverly Crusher is a Seattle based band playing what they have coined as Acid Punk. As commanding as their namesake, their slick riffs and heavy shredding evoke flying car chases of the future. Pedal-to-the-metal bass playing by Max Stiles and the volcanic drumming of Sam Stiles are perfect ride-or-dies for Cozell Wilson’s ruthless guitar and vox. Formed in 2014, the trio offers heavy, high energy rock that's guaranteed to make your ears smirk.