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Music fans of the Pacific Northwest, get ready for our fifth annual year-end daily local music showcase, 100 Bands in 100 Days, where every day until December 31st, we’re showcasing a new band or artist you have to know about, once again presented by Verity Credit Union.
Make sure you are checking the #100Bands100Days hashtag on Twitter on a daily basis to stay on top of all the bands featured and be sure to follow Verity and NW_Music_Scene there. Some days the featured act could be an established and locally-adored northwest-based musician and other times they could be a band with a small following that just hasn’t had their deserved time in the spotlight yet. Either way, we’re fairly confident you can come away from this daily segment with plenty of new favorites. Today’s featured artist is Whitney Mongé.
Alternative Soul artist, Whitney Mongé has been at it for 10 years in the Seattle music scene. Moving from her hometown Spokane, WA in 2007, Whitney learned to capture the power of authenticity while honing her skills as a street performer in Pike Place Market. With or without elevation of a stage, each part of her performance, from the passion of her powerful, smokey voice to the intensity of a whispered lyric, draws listeners into an embrace within each truthful moment of song. She was raised with rhythm and blues in her blood, but while growing up in the Pacific Northwest, her music was heavily influenced by the rock scene of the 90’s coining her own genre, Alternative Soul.
Whitney was featured in the award winning Find Your Way: a Busker’s Documentary (2014) starring Chris Bellew of The Presidents Of The United States Of America and world renowned violinist, Joshua Bell. The film’s release was the beginning of Mongé moving her career off the streets and on to the stage. From opening up for acts Ziggy Marley, KT Tunstall, and Mayer Hawthorne, to performing in packed venues at The Triple Door, Showbox Market and The Crocodile; Whitney has made a local name for herself and soon a national one.
We’ve been high on Whitney Mongé’s music for a bunch of years now and for good reason, she has the unique ability to deliver soul-crushing slow ballads and rhythms that will shake your body just minutes later. On her latest single “Carry On” (to be released on November 27, 2018) she demonstrates why she’s a force to be reckoned with in the blues genre and beyond. The new unplugged blues rocker is driven by a fastly strummed acoustic guitar coupled with tastefully placed slide work and of course Mongé’s unmistakable, soaring vocals. The combination results in an addictive melody that will have you moving at least some part of your body. Check out the new track HERE, where you can also pre-order the new EP.
Catch her live:
Whitney Mongé will be playing Jazz Alley in Seattle on November 27 and 28 with Naomi Wachira. Get more details and ticket info HERE.
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To view all of the wonderful northwest artists we have featured this year, click HERE.
A huge shoutout to Verity Credit Union for doing so much for the music community and for being such a great partner.