Published: 1:20 pm, Sun. Jul. 8th, 2018Updated: 1:18 pm
A concert to benefit On the Move, featuring local band Lincoln Road, will be held Friday at The Jahva House.
On the Move is a faith-based, nonprofit organization that began in 2014 with a group of individuals who answered an ad placed in the Artesia Daily Press by Mark Silla. The group says its vision is taken from Isaiah 58:7, in which God admonishes “…to share your bread with the hungry, to bring the poor and homeless into your house, to clothe the naked when you see him, and not to ignore your own flesh and blood.”
In the beginning, helping the homeless included supplying clothing, blankets and toiletries to any who needed help from the back of a van donated by Tate Branch. Three years later, the mission was expanded with the gift of a building at 515 W. Centre Ave. by Hermosa Church of Christ. At the Outreach Center, the group is able to take in donations of all kinds: clothes, towels, dishes, and other household items and furniture.
“As the blessings come in, they are sorted, and then the blessings go out to help all who are in need of the necessities of life!” says Lindsey Givens, On the Move volunteer. “But to whom much is given, much is required! (Luke 12:48) With the gift of the building and the space it affords comes the responsibility of insurance, utilities and upkeep.
“The citizens of Artesia have been a huge support through donations and being there each time On the Move has a fundraiser. And we are counting on you to come through again to help us continue to bring hope to those in need in our great community.”
Lincoln Road will take The Jahva House stage at 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 13. Tickets are $7 each and may be purchased from any On the Move board member, with all proceeds to benefit the organization.
Lincoln Road plays an eclectic mix of rock, country and pop – something for everyone. The band has a rich and lengthy history in the community. Scott Bogle, guitarist, founded and played in the band Nuthin Fancy from 1989-2004. Robert Chumbley, vocalist and drummer, and Chad LaRue, vocalist and guitarist, were playing in a band called 100 Proof when Bogle joined them in 2007. Shannon LaRue, vocalist and percussionist, and Tao Chumbley, vocalist, came on board in 2012.
The group practices in Dexter at Bogle’s home on Lincoln Avenue, and thus changed the name of the band to Lincoln Road. Scott Montgomery, who freelances with numerous bands, joined Lincoln Road as bassist earlier this year.
• Scott Bogle started playing piano at the age of 5 and was encouraged by his mother to play for their church. He began playing guitar at 10 and joined his first band, The Farmers Daughters, his senior year in high school. Scott graduated from New Mexico State University in 1982 with a Bachelor of Science. He has lived in Dexter most of his life and enjoyed raising three beautiful daughters there.
• Scott Montgomery learned at the early age of 5 that he loved music when he learned to play melodies from the radio on his Muppets keyboard. As an adult, he joined the U.S. Marine Corps and played in the Marine band. Montgomery has made music his full-time profession by managing a business out of his home, teaching guitar, bass, saxophone, clarinet, bassoon and music theory. He was born in Carlsbad and raised in Roswell, where he currently resides with his wife, Erin.
• Shannon LaRue’s parents, Dan and Barbara Bramble of Roswell, were avid musicians. They led church worship and were vocalists and guitarists for their gospel band, God’s Country, throughout her childhood. Being immersed in such a musical family, LaRue learned to harmonize and play the drums, percussion and piano. She and her parents recorded a gospel album under the name Little Gold Band in 2008, the same year she moved to Artesia and married Chad LaRue. Chad’s passion for music was sparked by his musically talented family, as well. He is a self-taught guitarist but learned the basics from his grandfather, whom he idolized. As a child, he also learned to play the piano from his mother and sister. Singing and harmonizing together was also a common family pastime. Chad participated in high school choir and show choir with Tao and Robert Chumbley and has been involved with them musically ever since. He graduated from the University of Phoenix in 2012 with a degree in business management, finance and accounting. He was born and raised in Artesia; he and his wife, Shannon, continue to live here.
• Robert Chumbley also came from a musical family and has had a passion for music from a very young age. His mother is an accomplished pianist and started Robert in piano lessons at age 7. He frequently sang in the church choir with both his parents. After involvement in choir, show choir, and band in high school, he went on to perform with a group called Cider Jazz in college, with whom he recorded two albums. He finished his Bachelor of Music Business from NMSU in 2005. Robert has known his wife, Tao, since kindergarten. The pair have been intertwined in music and performance for more than 30 years, having been a part of the DreamTenders drama group, in which they sang and acted in plays written and directed by Toni Haas-Williams. Tao Chumbley entered a scholarship pageant at the age of 3, and her mother quickly discovered that Tao had an ear for music and a love for the stage. She even spent a summer in New York at the age of 8 and went on to compete and win numerous titles with her vocal performances, including winning the talent competition for Miss New Mexico America at age 22. Tao graduated from Eastern New Mexico University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology in 2003. Tao and Robert were both raised in Artesia, where they currently make their home with their three children.
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