San Diegans will soon have an opportunity to do good while seeing some outstanding local musicians.
The Feeding the Soul Foundation will get some help from the Makepeace Brothers and Friends at a benefit for an organization called Generate Hope, which the Feeding the Soul Foundation selected as a beneficiary in the wake of sex-trafficking arrests in April in Oceanside. Makepeace Brothers and Friends plan to use their roots-inspired power-pop to raise $20,000 to help fund a second safe house for Generate Hope, which benefits victims of the sex trade.
“My heart and mind have called me to action” to “make a world, where all women know they will be free forever from the harm of being preyed on by profiteers of sex trade," Finian Makepeace said after learning more about sex trafficking.
As much as the Makepeace Brothers are known for such songs as “Things Gonna Wait,” “I Can Always Do It,” “Hero” and “Lovely," they're also known for politically minded songs with infectious melodies that blend together American roots and world influences. Based out of Los Angeles, the Makepeace Brothers currently tours with brothers Finian and Ciaran Makepeace along with bassist Conor Gaffney. No strangers to San Diego, the band played at Sunset Sessions in February and at a a benefit show for the Super Food Driver at Linksoul Lab in Oceanside in March (where good friend Jason Mraz popped and created some art).
The Feeding the Soul Foundation promotes concerts that benefit causes that range from local to global charities. This time FSF is teaming up with Generate Hope to benefit their program designed to help young women who have been sexually exploited. The show is on Saturday, June 25, at 5 p.m. in the Jitters Coffee Pub parking lot. Tickets are available at the Eventbrite website ($20).