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Seattle-based singer/songwriter Tai Shan is sharing the stage with Governor Gregoire on Saturday, October 10, when Shan performs her song “Tiny Planet” for People for Puget Sound’s annual Harbor Lights fundraiser. The show will be at the Fremont Studios and starts at 5:30 p.m.
From the press release:
"On an average day, it’s estimated that 140,000 pounds of toxic chemicals enter Puget Sound, causing excruciating suffering to plant and marine life. * Transient and southern resident Orcas are considered to be “among the most PCB contaminated mammals on the planet.”* People for Puget Sound greatly appreciates Shan’s financial generosity and invigorating efforts to raise awareness of the imminent harm facing Puget Sound."
Shan grew up in Northern California and moved to Seattle earlier this decade. This year songwriter she donated her song “Tiny Planet” to People for Puget Sound, a non-profit environmental group dedicated to the restoration of the Puget Sound. $.63 cents of every online sale goes to PPS when people download “Tiny Planet” from her website: www.TaiShanMusic.com or from Itunes.
Sound Magazine reviewed Shan’s 2009 disc Tiny Planet by saying “her music is like hugging a total stranger; kind of awkward and totally wonderful.” Her bio states that "Brazilian musician and lauded Grammy nominee Jovino Santos Neto has described Seattle-based Shan as a “seamstress of melodies”. Shan’s clear, Joni Mitchell-like voice has been featured in international film series such as Tales from Patchwork Farms, radio shows like Our Roots are Showing, and she has performed at regional venues such as High Dive, the Nectar, Folklife Festival, and Benaroya Hall. She’s toured the West Coast, and is booking a spring tour." See more details at http://www.pugetsound.org.