Wish List Sets 1, 2, 3, & 4 : “SoundGirls Awareness Project”

If you love live music as much as we do, please consider supporting the wizards behind the curtain who produce the magic at every live music event. They are out of work and need our help.

Support a tech or engineer in need through the Wishlist Foundation’s “SoundGirls Awareness Project.”

Connect with a sound tech or engineer in need in your state or country by clicking on one of the four wish list sets below.   Read through the bios in each set and click on a personalized wish list. Then choose an item to send to someone in need. Amazon or Target will deliver the much needed item(s) directly to the person you have selected.

It’s so simple, and you have made a huge difference in someone’s life. Thank you all for your continued support!

Wish List Set 1: (Louisiana, Tennessee, Florida, Maryland, Kentucky, Georgia, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Indiana, New York, Illinois)

Wish List Set 2: (Texas, Colorado, Missouri)

Wish List Set 3: (California, Washington, Oregon, Arizona)

Wish List Set 4: (UK, Trinidad and Tobago, Mexico, Canada)

“Tree of Sound”

by Chrissie Ferguson

There is a tree of which we are all a part.

While it has only been living for 30 years,

It’s as tall and as strong as an oak that’s lived for 300.

Its seed was planted in 1990.

And as the sun shone down upon it,

And the rain saturated the soil,

The roots began to take hold.

And almost immediately, a tree began to grow.

It became stronger and taller with each passing day.

The branches reached up to the sky.

And out into the community.

Day after day, the sunlight provided its magic.

The rain cast its spell on the tree as well.

And a multitude of leaves began to grow.

Soon, they began to rustle in the breeze,

Creating music for all the land to hear.

And the tree stood tall and regal,

Providing oxygen for all who flocked to it.

And the people were happy.

They danced and they sang.

And the tree and the people were one.

But one day darkness came over the land.

Clouds filled the sky, yet the rain no longer poured from the heavens.

Without the light, the tree did not grow.

Without the rain that poured its heart and soul into the soil

The tree began to wither.

And the sound of the breeze flowing through the leaves quickly faded

Like a distant memory. 

But the tree did not give up hope. 

Even in its darkest hour.

“I’m still holdin’ tight to this dream of distant light

in that somehow I’ll survive.”

And the tree did survive.

Because the light came back one day.

And so did the rhythmic pitter-patter of rain. 

The limbs reached far.

And the roots reached deep. 

The leaves were green again.

They made music in the breeze.

And the people came back.

They danced and they sang.

And once again, the tree and the people were one.

Art by Fred Koehler
Fb/Tw: @superfredd
Inst: fred_koehler_

Featured image of Eddie Vedder: Courtesy of Cory Schwartz, cschwa17