Thursday, December 2, 2010

Local singer featured on charity album

Helping others has always been a priority for Morgan Leigh Boberg.
And now the young Valley Center singer gets to use her talents to that end as a collaborating artist on the album Song For Food.
Released in 2010, Song for Food is a 15-song CD featuring 12 new artists. The entirety of the proceeds from sales of the music will be distributed to Food Banks in America.
“It’s really important for me to give back to the community,” Morgan says. “And not just to give back, but to help the people who are really helping others.”
Currently a senior at Valley Center High School, Morgan grew up in Valley Center, singing and performing since she was six years old. At 15, she competed in an international competition known as IPOP, where she was awarded third runner-up for teen star of the year and top ten best female singers. Morgan finds inspiration from her childhood influences by Aretha Franklin, The Beatles and The Temptations. Song for Food is debuting Morgan’s first original single, Just a Dream.
“This song was written for me, and I recorded it two years ago, but I hadn’t really been able to do anything with it so far,” she says. “The producer who wrote it is also the one who helped me get involved with Song For Food, and I finally get to use the song. It’s a win-win.”
To help promote the album and the cause, Morgan and two other artists have been invited by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and his first lady Maria Shriver to provide entertainment during the lighting of the state Christmas tree at the capitol on Dec. 7.
“Christmas is my favorite time of the year,” Morgan says. “I really love giving back, and with Thanksgiving and Christmas, it’s the best time of the year.”
Morgan has also been invited to perform at this year’s Carols By Candlelight, which takes place December 10–11 at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido. She will also be appearing locally at Bates Nut Farm on Dec. 15 and 22.
Visit the Web site at www.songforfood.com to find out more about Song For Food. You can also find out more about Morgan Leigh Boberg on her MySpace page at www.myspace.com/morganleighboberg/

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