The abrupt passing of bubbly student and singer/songwriter Carly Henley rocked more than just the UW community--the fierce girl with a passion for music was a fixture from campus shows to Burien coffee shops and loved in every circle she was a part of. Matching her personality, Henley's songs were radiant and sincere, messages of hope backed by gentle guitar. To honor her memory, the mission of her namesake project--undertaken by family and friends and funded by over $36,000 in Kickstarter donations--is to bring her unfinished recordings to life with a studio album by the name of Love The Skin You're In. All she ever wanted to do was make others happy, and in that end the fact that all proceeds from the show will benefit Rain City Rock Camp for Girls is especially fitting. More than ever, she'll be missed but never forgotten.
Hosted by Ron Upshaw & Don O'Neill of KIRO's "Ron & Don Show," the concert features lead performances from Carly's cousins Carson and Tess Henley and more than 16 other artists. Tickets to the all-ages show cost $15 at the doors--which open at 7 p.m. The album will also be available for download from the project's Bandcamp page.