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By Lisa Locke
Special to The PREVIEW
Hot on the heels of the release of their latest album, “Promised Land,” Jason Rose and Denise Chaney will perform a free concert of “Musical Medicine for the Soul” to benefit Pagosa Pregnancy Support Center on Sunday, June 22, 1-3 p.m. at Town Park.
Concertgoers are encouraged to bring family and friends, as well as blankets, chairs and picnics to aid in enjoyment of the unique blend of acoustic, folk and spiritual music. Donations will go directly to the Pregnancy Center, which provides all services free of charge to the community.
Rose and Chaney make up the songwriting, performing and recording Pagosa phenomenon known simply as Jason and Denise. Winners of the 2013 South Fork Singer/Songwriter Competition, they were the opening act for the eighth annual Rhythms on the Rio Music Festival. Jason and Denise have performed at various venues around Pagosa, including Art in the Garden, Pagosa Springs Makers’ Expo and Sunday Night Unplugged. Rose is pastor of worship and creative arts at Grace in Pagosa, a Christian fellowship meeting at the Community Center on Sundays. He and Chaney began their collaboration three years ago after a friend asked them to team up on a duet of “Barton Hollow” by The Civil Wars.
Chaney wrote “Child with No Name,” a poignant tribute to a child she lost to miscarriage, after attending a miscarriage recovery class at the Pregnancy Support Center. She later recorded a music video of the song in downtown Pagosa, making the video available on CD and iTunes, with all proceeds from the sale going to help support the center. Preview the video and get a taste of their music at www.jasondenise.com. “Child with No Name” is also one of the tracks on “Promised Land.” “Song of Hope,” their first album, was released in 2012.