Seattle Alternative Soul artist, Whitney Mongé, is the best street performer in the Northwest according to the Seattle Weekly+ in 2014. She began her music journey busking in the Pike Place Market in 2007, which has since led to several opportunities such as appearances on television networks CW11, PBS, ESPN, and various radio shows like NPR’s Speaker Forum.
“Whether she’s performing outdoors or playing a long-booked gig, Mongé’s music isn’t just a career, it’s a way of life. This singular artist takes all that on and pushes forward with tenacity.”- Morgen Schuler, Seattle Weekly (August 6th, 2014)
In the beginning of Whitney’s busking stint, she was approached by filmmaker, Brian Nunes, to be apart of a documentary about street performers. For 2.5 years, Brian captured her journey from busker to professional musician and all of the struggles that came with it. Find Your Way: a Busker’s Documentary was released in early 2014 internationally and has received several independent film accolades. This award winning film features Grammy Award Winning violinist, Joshua Bell, Pulitzer Prize winning author, Gene Weingarten, 90’s rocker, Chris Ballew of The Presidents of the United States, and famous Pike Place Market street performers.
“When an artist of Miss Monge’s caliber chooses to keep going, it’s not because of ego, or vanity, it’s because her blood is lined with a substance almost every other successful person in any industry has, and as long as she breathes, it’s flowing.” – Thomas Starks, Seattle’s Working Musician (Apr 22, 2011)