Feb 13, 2023
As Executive Director of the Midwest Music Foundation, Rhonda Lyne sees it as her duty to see through the vision of her friend and musician Abigail Henderson, a talented singer/songwriter with her band The Gaslights in the mid 00's. Abigail was diagnosed with cancer in 2008 and a benefit called Apocalypse Meow gave her and her husband Chris Mecke a platform on which to create the MMF. Abigail passed in 2013 and Rhonda as taken it upon herself to see the vision through and has not only done that but has created a team and board of professionals to create a network to help local KC area musicians with health care costs, advanced artists careers through performance opportunites and expanding the social safety network for midwest musicians. She does this in addition to a full-time job and pursues this agenda like a musician would find the time to write and create; she finds the time to help the creators.