11 August 2005: Chiangmai, Thailand
FERC Give and Live Benefits
USA Concert Tour 2005
Scott Jones, CEO, Give and Live
Phone:  7-188-8487 (Thailand)
DEAD TO LIVING FULL
FERC Give and Live
Benefits USA Concert Tour 2005
Scott Jones and Friends Help Orphans in
Chiangmai, Thailand, July
17, 2005: 100 mph sudden IMPACT. Blackout. A body flies 30 feet
through the air. A drunken, hit and run driver has struck a motorcyclist
head-on and left him with a broken neck, fractured foot and pelvis,
concussion, and severed artery to a brain that creeps back into
consciousness and wonders if it's alive. (Complete
only have a few more moments? If so, I'll go gently, a gentle man, the
way I feel I've lived my life.
Five months later Scott
Jones had learned to walk again,
trained someone to replace him at his job, stuffed his worldly
possessions into a storage unit and traveled to Asia for the first time.
After three months in China and Vietnam, Thailand grabbed his heart. He
studied and received a TEFL certificate (Teaching English as a Foreign
Language) but while teaching, saw many unfortunate kids and orphans who
lost their parents to AIDS. They need more than just a teacher. They
need schools, food, clothing, books...another
chance to live and learn. He started
Give and Live,
a nonprofit corporation, to realize his new dreams of helping them. (www.giveandlive.org)
father always told me, "To love means to give, just give all you can if
you really want to live."
three years after impact, Scott organizes FERC Give and Live Benefits
events in Thailand with FERC (Foundation for the Education of Rural
www.thai-rural-education.org) and Samsara (Dutch nonprofit), writing
a weekly humor column for Chiangmai Mail Newspaper, recording a new
music CD and now bringing his multi-media, music and comedy show to
America for a seven-concert benefit tour in six states. Each event
will have a silent auction with exquisite imports from Thailand and
donated items/services from local businesses. All profits go directly
to people who need help: for schools and dormitories, to provide learning
materials, scholarships, and necessary living expenses, and to educate
rural children in
8/29 Barter Theatre II, Abingdon VA
9/9 St. Tim's Church, Winston-Salem NC
9/12 Edgehill United Methodist Church, Nashville TN
9/28 Jewish Community Center Theater, Minneapolis MN
9/24 Paul Bunyan Playhouse, Bemidji MN
9/23 Harrington Arts Center, Superior WI
10/6 Ben Patrick Johnson home, Hollywood CA
For individual venue information, times and
FERC Give and Live Benefits Tour Concert
festive way to bring a musical message to the city and take some money
to the country. Soon we'll take entertaining, educational HIV/AIDS
focused concerts into FERC's schools, into villages and hill tribes...to
give them a show they'll never
forget, packed with health facts, so hopefully they'll
live a long time to remember it. Maybe we can even save a few lives.
Scott has performed in
all 50 states, Canada and Thailand, released 4 albums of original music
and comedy, and produced albums for several other artists.
His music range is broad: classical to contemporary-blues
to jazz-rag to rock. His hilarious slide show" "Life in the
Laugh Lane" takes you on a bizarre tour of America and now
Thailand. One fan commented, "I laughed so hard I passed an ice cube
through my nose."
VA, NC and TN, Scott will be joined by Grammy Award Winner
Barbara Bailey Hutchison (www.bbhsings.com) who recently performed at a Give and Live Benefit in Thailand. Best Solo Performer Award in the USA college market, 16 albums, singer of McDonald's and Hallmark commercials, her voice is powerful, her concerts always fresh and from the heart. In MN, he'll share the stage with local artist Jill Holly with a special appearance by Sara and his golden-voiced daughter and former lead singer of the band Run Miss Scarlet. In WI, the Irish/Celtic group Willowgreen will be featured performers. (www.willowgreenmusic.com)
Please help us help some
kids who really need it.
The evening will be memorable: all new original songs, stunning images
on the screen, comedy for everyone and grand opportunity to give and
live. The memories you will create in Thailand are profound. For the
price of a CD, you give a child their mattress to sleep on every night.
At Children's Garden, $12 provides food, school, lodging and medical
expenses for 26 kids for one day. $125 gives a scholarship with all
living expenses for a year. $3000 builds an entire school.
Scott's back on the bike,
living in and traveling through Thailand, delivering shirts and supplies
to kids, playing Frisbee and teaching thumb wrestling, and recording
thankful smiles. His only regret is that the accident didn't happen
sooner so he'd have more time to give and live in Asia.
Four wheels are definitely better than two. Now I have two
motorcycles because one is always at the repair shop.
For additional info,
images, interviews, please contact:
Scott Jones, CEO, Give and Live
Phone:  7-188-8487 (Thailand)
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Formerly from Minneapolis,
Scott has performed in all 50 states in the USA and Canada. Currently
working on a new CD, he has released four albums of original music and
comedy and produced projects for many other artists. His music is a
little bit of a lot of styles: jazz to blues, rag to rock, folk to
classical. His hilarious comedy slide show takes you on a bizarre
journey across America...and now Asia.
After the near-death experience of being struck on his
motorcycle, head-on by a drunken, hit-and-run driver who left him with a
broken neck, fractured foot and pelvis, etcetera, etcetera, he traveled
to Thailand where it’s legal to drive on the other side of the road.
Thailand captured his heart. Now he’s back on the bike, delivering
supplies to children, playing Frisbee and teaching orphans how to thumb
wrestle. CEO and Founder of Give and Live, he lives and performs in
Thailand, writes a humor column for Chiangmai Mail newspaper, is on the
board of directors of FERC and does everything he can to help
less-fortunate kids in Thailand.
One American, three Lahu kids!
"Pass the Pig" game at
Children's Garden, a great way to teach numbers while they think they're