Their mission statement is to turn doubt into hope through song.
The four-piece group known as Raising Change will perform Saturday, March 2 at the Evergreen Cultural Centre as part of a fundraiser for the Stroke Recovery Association of B.C. The group consists of guitarist Glenn Chatten, pianist Pat Covernton, violist Thomas Beckman and bassist Ross Fairbairn, though that configuration is not set in stone - group members frequently switch instruments over the course of a performance.
"In fact, not even the players are certain as to what may be next as they openly improvise on the floor, challenging each other to stay in the moment where music is most transparent and real.
Raising Change is not afraid of change, but about change," the band wrote in an e-mail to The NOW.
Tickets for Saturday's show cost $30, with half of the proceeds going to the Stroke Recovery Association of B.C.
Tickets are available online at www.evergreenculturalcentre. ca or at the door, and the show kicks off at 8 p.m.