Sunday, April 2nd at 3:00 PM: In recognition of World Autism Awareness Day, Xolie Morra will be speaking and performing with guitarist, Josh Tvrdy of the band “Xolie Morra & The Strange Kind,” at an event sponsored by the Snohomish County Music Project at the Northwest Music Hall located inside the Everett Mall.
Her band has shared the stage with Crosby, Stills & Nash, John Mayer, Sarah McLachlan, Sheryl Crow and so many more. They’ve appeared on local shows like “New Day Northwest” and on the late-night stage of “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”
“Her music is eclectic, mixing Xolie’s edgy vocals and moving melodic compositions, and touching people on multiple levels no matter what genre they prefer, though her music would best be described as a very classically approached Pop/Rock band with an Alternative Country root.”
Singer and songwriter Xolie Morra of the Seattle band “Xolie Morra & The Strange Kind”, is an active representative of the Autism community, speaking personally about her life with Asperger’s Syndrome. As an artist who is on the Autism Spectrum, Xolie Morra Cogley uses her music to help people understand and change their approach to Neuro-Diversity. Xolie and the other members of her band have pushed their way past boundaries to inspire other artists with disabilities to do what they love.
In a musical performance and short talk, Xolie Morra shares a unique and likely for many a refreshing view of what it’s like to be a performer with Aspergers syndrome at TEDxRainer 2015.
Similarly, the Snohomish County Music Project’s board-certified music therapists help people work through their challenges by using music as an instrument of healing. Their music therapy programs serve a diverse mix of people, including at-risk children and youth, seniors suffering with memory-related challenges, veterans with PTSD, as well as individuals with Autism. The Snohomish County Music Project offers group and individual music therapy sessions provided by board-certified music therapists and is recognized as a music therapy resource by the organization, “Autism Speaks”.
The Snohomish County Music Project is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit using the power of music to inspire people to do good for themselves and their community. This includes free or reduced cost music therapy services for marginalized populations. More information is available online at: www.scMusicProject.org
Tickets are $10, available at the door or at http://xolie.bpt.me. The Northwest Music Hall is located inside the Everett Mall, near Macy’s. Directions and additional information about the venue can be found at www.nwMusicHall.org. Those interested in renting the Northwest Music Hall may find more information here.
If you cannot attend, please consider making a donation to help pay for music therapy to low-income families who would not otherwise be able to afford it.