The Song That Changed My Life: A Community Storytelling Event
Britney Spears teaches a young gay man how to live his truth. "Love Is a Battlefield" saves a life. Barbra Streisand inspires a young singer/songwriter. A family road trip narrowly avoids disaster thanks to "Michael, Row The Boat Ashore."
On June 13, Colorado storytellers came together for "The Song That Changed My Life: A Community Storytelling Event" at The Lyric in Fort Collins. Hosted by Luke Runyon, four preselected speakers and two wild card audience submissions told their stories on one theme, with musical interludes provided by Matthew Wilburn Skinner.
Ryan Thompson - Britney Spears - Stronger
Ryan is the operations manager for KUNC and The Colorado Sound.
Mary Roberts - The Highwaymen - Michael, Row the Boat Ashore
Mary is a writer, real estate agent, and animal activist. She believes everyone has a story to tell, and holds classes for anyone wishing to tell their own.
Wild Card: Lori Daigle - Pat Benatar - Love is a Battlefield
Wolf Van Elfmand - Len Chandler & Robert Kaufman, Green Green Rocky Road
Wolf is a songwriter and singer. He has been composing music for over 15 years, and has released 5 solo records. Wolf is also a music therapis who works in oncology and with developmental disabilities.
Wildcard: Jayne Renuld - The Rolling Stones, Gimme Shelter
Liz Barnez - Barbra Streisand, Evergreen
Liz started her musical career in the clubs on Bourbon Street in New Orleans. She brought her eclectic style of music to Colorado in the late 80s and hasn't slowed down since.
The Song That Changed My Life recorded at The Lyric in Fort Collins. Produced by Ryan Thompson and Luke Runyon. Music Accompaniment provided by Matthew Wilburn Skinner of Tallgrass.