For me, it was seeing Brandi Carlile opening up for Indigo Girls for the first time that sent me on a transformative musical journey. Carlile's voice, melody, and story-telling talents were just the inspiration I needed to pick up my long-neglected guitar and start writing songs.
As the founder of Mosaic MI – a monthly open mic in a beautiful, attentive listening room – it is my mission to spark a musical transformation for others in Seattle’s geographic center, Mercer Island. As a professional singer-songwriter immersed in the Seattle Music scene, I’ve spent the past 12 years leaving Mercer Island to find a thriving music community. Now, it is my ambition to build a vibrant local music scene right here in my own community and bring a unique songwriting community together like a mosaic – song-by-song, artist-by-artist.
Mosaic MI draws inspiration from the live “story slam” known as The Moth, where people from diverse backgrounds share their stories in front of a live attentive audience. Like The Moth, Mosaic MI seeks people of all talents and performance levels to share their art. I hope this community will spark inspiration for other musicians and listeners, just as it did for me. It is also for music appreciators who want to disconnect and hear live music in a beautiful space. Both will benefit from this gift of music.
Anyone, high school and older, is invited to the gatherings held on the first Thursday of each month at the Suzanne Zahr Gallery. Sign-up for the fifteen performance slots opens at 6:30pm, and the program runs from 7:00-9:00pm.
To join the musical movement and experience the transformative power of Mosaic MI, follow https://www.facebook.com/MosaicMIand on Instagram 'https://www.instagram.com/mosaicmusicmi/. Watch the pieces come together as music and fellowship flow to the heart of Mercer Island.