Ocean in view! O! The Joy!
Determined to infuse their daily lives with the spirit of exploration, the Meriwethers offer their multi-media musical interpretation of the Lewis & Clark expedition to audiences of all ages. Combining original songs, videos, storytelling and historical readings, a Meriwethers show is a uniquely immersive experience you won't soon forget!
As artists and educators we recognize that engagement with the arts at any age greatly enriches our life experience. At our live shows we weave together music and imagery to engage people of all ages and backgrounds in a journey of exploration and imagination. In the classroom we use music, creative writing, imagery and song to create a space for self-discovery and creative expression.
Meriwether Lewis and William Clark's contributions were central to the expedition, but just as crucial to it's success were the specific contributions of Sacagawea, York, and the rest of the Corps, each of whom brought their particular strengths (and weaknesses) to the team. Their journey contains many lessons regarding teamwork and equality that are relevant to us today.
People from young to old recognize the challenge of facing their own version of the Rocky Mountains. Many have come to understand the true value of another human through shared experience, sacrifice, self-reflection and teamwork. Using the events of the Corps of Discovery's 1804-1806 journey as a springboard, we take you on an adventure filled with peril, triumph, sadness and wonder.
THE MERIWETHERS are:
Greetings everyone! My name is Manda and I am the lead singer and storyteller for the Meriwethers! My favorite things to do include drawing, painting, and camping with my friends. My wiener dog Juniper often joins the Meriwethers on our adventures. The first time I ever sang to her, she jumped straight into my guitar case, and I knew she wanted to join the band.
Hi ! I'm Mysha, which is a nickname for Michael. I like to play music everyday. In The Meriwethers I sing, play guitar and also drums. One of my drums is a suitcase!
I like how music can make you feel a story and tell it at the same time. My favorite color is blue. I like to drink coffee and write poetry.
Howdy! I'm Ezra, and I play guitar and harmonica in The Meriwethers. I live in the woods by the Rogue River with Manda and Juniper. We also have a cat named Maya, and four chickens. I love to camp, play disc golf, and ride on my tractor.
Hey there! My name's Nell, but sometimes my band mates call me 'Wild Turkey' -- gobble gobble! -- probably because I like to play lots of different instruments and find crazy, fun harmonies to sing in our songs. I also run the projections for our shows, which is why you'll see me looking at my computer sometimes on stage. I'm an actor and a writer, and I love sushi and good jokes and making music and art with my friends. Hope to see you on our next adventure!