Brewster native performs benefit in Twisp on Nov. 12
Nashville recording artist Brittany Jean will perform four regional concerts, including one in Twisp on Nov. 12, to raise funds supporting wildfire recovery efforts.
Jean is a Brewster-based singer/songwriter whose hit single “Wildfire” became the soundtrack to Okanogan County Long Term Recovery efforts.
She will appear on Nov. 5 in Leavenworth at the Snowy Owl Theater (5 p.m.); on Nov. 12 at The Merc Playhouse in Twisp (5 p.m.); on Nov. 23 at the Ruby Theater in Chelan (7 p.m.); and on Dec. 17 at the Numerica Performing Arts Center in Wenatchee (7 p.m.).
Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children under 18. Proceeds from all of the concerts will go to support long-term recovery efforts. For more information and advance tickets, visit Jean’s website at www.bjeanmusic.com.
Jean, 24, has recorded two albums in Nashville and returns to produce her third this month. She has been writing songs since she was 16. Jean wrote “Wildfire” about the night her hometown was evacuated in advance of the largest wildfire in Washington history. She donated use of the song to the video the Carlton Complex Long Term Recovery Group used to spread the word about the area’s need for assistance.
She subsequently performed the song live on Spokane and Seattle television and KOZI Radio; opened for the 2015 Winthrop Rhythm and Blues Festival, and performed with other talent at various local fundraisers.
Jean said she never expected or intended for “Wildfire” to become an anthem. She recorded it as part of her second CD and then shared it around town when she got back home.
The four-concert tour is sponsored in part by Papa Murphy’s Pizza of Wenatchee, whose owner, Shannon Seaford, is committed to helping the City of Pateros rebuild its iconic billboard, which the Carlton Complex wildfire destroyed. Proceeds from the Twisp concert will go to the Methow Valley Long Term Recovery Organization, which is focusing on emergency preparedness and affordable housing.
“Methow Valley Long Term Recovery is working hard to address the gaps we identified after the fires and floods of 2014 and 2015,” said Jason Paulsen, the organization’s president. “Our Methow Ready neighborhood preparedness trainings and ensuring that our community has housing that people can afford are two of our priorities this year. We’re committed to ensuring that we’re better prepared for whatever the future brings.”
Jean recently advanced to the finals in the Gulf Coast Songwriter Shootout, a national competition of singer/songwriters. The Grand Finale competition was Monday (Oct. 24).