Featuring The Gurley Girls, Jen Hajj, Women on the Move
In support of the Prescott Area Women’s Shelter (PAWS)
Talented and unique women performers come together for Women in Song III on Saturday, August 24 under the stars at The Highlands Center. Prescott favorites The Gurley Girls join with the California trio, Women on the Move and “the bird lady” singer-songwriter Jen Hajj for an evening of music in support of the Prescott Area Women’s Shelter (PAWS).
Singer/Songwriters Joan Enguita, Linda Geleris and Trish Lester form the Southern California trio, Women on the Move –winners of the vocal competition at the 51st annual Topanga Banjo/Fiddle Contest & Folk Festival. They’ve highlighted the Prescott Folk Festival for several years, and last October brought down the house at the Elks Theater Woody Guthrie Tribute Concert. Their high-energy folk/pop songs offer fresh imagery and womanly wisdom, as they entertain audiences with angelic harmonies, guitar, mandolin, percussion, dulcimer and a fair measure of witty banter. This trio has raised funds for women’s shelters in San Diego, Pasadena, Santa Clarita, Los Angeles, Antelope Valley and Eugene, Oregon.
Winner of the 2013 Intermountain Acoustic Music Association (IAMMY) for Favorite Folk Artist, Jen Hajj is comfort food in musical form, delivered with an angel’s voice. Jen has also pursued life as a scientist. She has a degree in Biology and a Masters in Parks, Recreation and Tourism (specializing in natural resources interpretation). Birds and nature creep into her music on a regular basis. In fact, her award-winning song, “Raptor Bird” is about the ecology of birds of prey. “Jen Hajj’s extraordinary voice and whimsical, thoughtful, relevant and vibrant lyrics inspire a hushed atmosphere of deep listening.” -Rich Csenge, Amazing Earthfest
Prescott Area Women’s Shelter (PAWS) is an Emergency Shelter for Women and Women with Children and is a part of the Prescott Area Shelter Services. Since we are a people who take hope seriously and believe in the innate worth of every human being, it is our job to take people where they are and help get them where they want to go. The shelter will provide basic resources to homeless/transitional women and children of Yavapai County. Our facility will be an outreach program by connecting guests to current outside resources.