How did you come up with the idea for a concert series?
I think it just grew out of the idea that there's moments at concerts where nothing happens on stage and feeling like what if you could fill those moments by communicating messages you believe in? Originally, To Write Love on Her Arms was introduced to a lot of people by me coming on and speaking before a show at concerts, so it was expanding on that idea. It's become a part of our story - nights with music, relationships with artists. So now tonight's a three hour show and there's not a single moment when nothing is happening on stage. It's either music or a poet or a speaker and it's constantly evolving.
The Non-profit organization To Write Love on Her Arms is taking their annual event, HEAVY AND LIGHT, to cities across America. HEAVY AND LIGHT is a special evening of songs, conversation, and hope. Throughout the tour, there will be intimate, acoustic performances from the likes of Jon Foreman (of Switchfoot) & Fiction Family, Christina Perri, Now, Now, Will Anderson (of Parachute), Aaron Gillespie (of The Almost), Bryce Avary (of The Rocket Summer), Anthony Raneri (of Bayside), Noah Gundersen, The Lone Bellow, Satellite and award-winning spoken word poet Anis Mojgani.
TWLOHA founder Jamie Tworkowski says, "HEAVY AND LIGHT has been our favorite night of the year. Up to now, it's been just one night each January at the House of Blues in Orlando. We've seen people travel from across America and beyond to be there, and we've heard people call it the best night of their life. We're beyond thrilled to bring Heavy And Light to cities across the country, and we're doing it with the hope and goal of changing lives."
Now and then, amidst the manufactured pop and the all-too-thought-out songs and music videos in the entertainment industry, you come across a genuinely talented and eager person. When this happens, it's best to write the name down and track the person as much as you can so that you can take pride in investing in something that is real and groundbreaking. Ready for the next name to write down? Renee Yohe.
Some may know her as the reason behind the famous non-profit To Write Love on Her Arms, and some may even know her as the character Kat Dennings is playing in the upcoming bio-pic "Renee," but Yohe is adding another endeavor to her already fulfilled life: songwriter, singer, and mastermind behind BEARCAT.