“The first two concerts I saw live were the Beatles and the Byrds. My musical imprinting came from those experiences, leading me to my first guitar, and realizing that I loved harmonies!
“My musical journey exposed me to singer songwriters, including folk and country genres. While living in South Carolina, I discovered “listening rooms” — where you actually could hear the music!
“I volunteered with a series, then managed that series for 12 years before moving to the Kansas City area. In 2014, I wrote a proposal to Shawnee Mission Unitarian Universalist Church (SMUUCh) to sponsor a singer-songwriter series in their space. With many music-loving members, the proposal was strongly supported.
“On June 15, 2015, we opened with Minneapolis singer-songwriter Peter Mayer. Since then we hold 10 shows a year, with the help of a dedicated team of 15 to 20 volunteers who work sound, marketing, hospitality and much more!”