Okay yes, so we really suck over here at PWWO for bringing you consistent … well, anything really! We’ve all been on a bit of a hiatus as a ton of things have been changing for all of us involved with the organization. But I can promise you, we have a few really fantastic things in the works and you can expect to see a lot more movement from us real soon.
Anyhoot – we have a few GREAT videos that we are so excited to finally get to share with you guys! While in Austin in the Spring we got to spend some time with the magnificent Joe Purdy. It was my first time ever seeing this man play live, and I stood there kicking myself for allowing it take so long for me to see him perform. Purdy has made quite the name for himself in music and if you haven’t heard of him yet, it’s time to hop on the bandwagon – you won’t be disappointed with the ride.
Oh! and the other great thing that makes Joe Purdy even more phenomenal is that he works with this really great non-profit called The Voice Project, a organization that raises money for Northern Uganda through a unique “cover chain,” in which artists cover their favorite songs in video episodes, and create a chain connecting each artist. You can learn more about what they’re doing by checking out Purdy’s interview below.
Also, I can’t tell express how beautiful Purdy’s new record, 4th of July, is … you have to head over to his site and check it out yourself. Its the perfect summer album!
Enjoy the videos… we love you all!
PWTV Live Session:
These sessions brought to you by Future Sounds & American Songwriter Magazine
We are so very excited to share with you our most recent finished video from our SXSW extravaganza. While in Austin we participated in a great party with American Songwriter Magazine, XO Publicity & Future Sounds… the result was a beautiful experience with some of the most incredible artists that played the festival.
Lissie was by far one of our favorite performers we saw that week, there is a strikingly honest passion that exudes from her presence and its no doubt you will see exactly what we are talking about when you watch the videos below. She was an absolute joy to interview, being one of the most warm, kind, and open artists we’ve met in a long time.
Please enjoy what you see and hear and please spread the word!
Lissie Performs Live at Stompin’ Grounds @ SXSW 2010
Interview w/Lissie @ SXSW 2010
As promised we have a great interview to show you guys today. We are so thankful that The Antlers we able to give us some of their time after their performance at Swinghouse and share with us some insight on how they view art and its relation to others beyond themselves. Getting to have these inspiring and encouraging conversations with artists is why Plays Well exists and its why we do what we do. We want everyone to know that there is purpose beyond self service and that meaning and positivity can be drawn out of nearly every experience in your life.
Check out the interview below, please let us know what you think!
Plays Well With Others if proud to present our latest interview featuring Damion Suomi. PWWO is a huge fan of this Florida based singer-songwriter… in fact singer – songwriter really fails to describe Damion, his sound is incredibly unique and he is truly talented beyond words that we could begin attach to his art.
Please check out the interview below and then the special acoustic video of Rise Up. If you like what you hear (which we are sure you will) please head over to Damion’s Official Website and check out more info on what he is up to.
The Plays Well Team
Hey everyone! Please come out to this charity concert @ The Musician’s Institute. The event will feature several local musical acts, in addition to raffles and contests sponsored by various vendors.
For more information on the Mendoza family & event details CLICK HERE
A few months ago when we posted about Mae’s 2009 (M)orning, (A)fternoon, and (E)vening Project? Well, the (M)orning chapter with Habitat for Humanity concluded and Rhonda Floyd and her kids now have a beautiful home in Newport News, VA.
Now, onto the next project – (A)fternoon. Mae has teamed up with DonorsChoose.org – an online charity that allows teachers to request for donations to aid in purchasing materials needed for classroom projects. You can browse project requests and give any amount to the one that catches your attention. Once a project reaches its funding goal, DonorsChoose.org delivers the materials to the school.
So, the idea is still the same. You DONATE and DOWNLOAD. Mae is continually posting a new song each month and you are able to donate whatever amount you wish to give (minimum donation of $1) and BAM!, you have the new amazing Mae song downloaded. Head over now and purchase the song this month, “The Fight Song (Crash and Burn)” so that Mae will be able to reach their goal of funding at least one project in each of the 50 states!
Mae’s promise to you:
Our promise to you is to commit all of the profits from digital downloads to fund humanitarian projects that Mae and you will be a part of all year long. Like a fire that spreads without boundaries, we can ignite a change in this world if we work together. As we tie our voices, our resources, our minds, and most importantly our actions together, we will see the world change for the better over the course of this year and beyond. Take this music and this mission and run with it.
Click here to watch Mae’s interview with Plays Well With Others a few months ago!
Teamwork, To Write a Riot!, Stay, Teamwork, Almost Gold, Walk Harbor City, and Sleep Well Band are all donating their time to play a Free benefit show for the Boston based non-profit organization ARTISTS FOR HUMANITY tomorrow on August 13th at 6PM – 100 West Second Street in Boston.
If you’re in the Boston area, you know where you’ll be tomorrow. Or if you know anyone there, make sure to tell them to check it out!!