Seattle, WA., MARCH 30, 2018, Seattle Area non-profit SMASH (Seattle Musicians Access to Sustainable Healthcare) has organized their first annual benefit concert paying tribute to the music of Seattle rock pioneers Mother Love Bone. SMASH is a nonprofit organization dedicated to keeping our music community healthy and thriving by providing health education, advocacy, and access to preventative healthcare to Seattle area working musicians.
“The Seattle music scene has always been about community” said SMASH co-founder Steph Fairweather. “Music is our culture, it’s one of the things that defines us. Many of our region’s musicians find it hard to balance the cost of living with paying for routine doctor visits, and who often prioritize sparking emotion through making art over self-care.. This is our way of supporting the health of those who give us so much”.
The show will cover Mother Love Bone’s entire catalog and will feature singers Carrie Akre (Hammerbox/Goodness), Adam Czeisler (Sweetwater), Shawn Smith (Brad/Pigeonhead), Robb Benson (Stereo Embers), Om Johari (Hell’s Belles), Ben Rew (Camarosmith), Steve Mack (Stag) plus Surprise Guests
House band includes drummer Michael Musburger (The Posies), Bassist Jeff Rouse (Duff McKagen’s Loaded), and guitarists Ben London (Stag, Alcohol Funnycar) and Tim DiJulio (Stereo Embers, Flight To Mars).
“Seattle is going through major changes” said SMASH show organizer and guitarist Ben London. ”We need start taking steps now to protect the Northwest music community, so it can stay firmly rooted right here.”
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About Mother Love Bone:
Mother Love Bone was a rock band which formed in Seattle, Washington, United States in 1988. The band consisted of Andrew Wood (vocals, keyboards), Bruce Fairweather (guitar), Stone Gossard (guitar), Jeff Ament (bass) and Greg Gilmore (drums). The band released only one full length album, "Apple" (1990). The band disbanded in 1990 after Wood died in a coma caused by a heroin overdose. Ament and Gossard later formed Pearl Jam.
SMASH (Seattle Musicians Access to Sustainable Healthcare) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to keeping our music community healthy and thriving by providing health education, advocacy, and access to preventative healthcare to Seattle area working musicians.