October 17, 2016


October - November News

I'm working with Soul Graffiti Productions on upcoming shows, new recordings and will be performing in collaboration with a group of fantastic Oakland Musicians 
November 3, the Pleasant Revolution will be bringing the magical bicycle music full circle back to 111 Minna Gallery for a concert and photo exhibit from our recent tour!! Stay tuned for more details about this. 
Plus on November 4th in San Francisco, 
the Beauty Way Tour with Clan Dyken is coming through the bay area and I'll be performing with them to raise funds for the Dine and Navajo in Big Mountain New Mexico in their resistance against the mining operations threatening their home. See more details about these shows below...

Mini Maker Faire
Oct 23 
at Park Day School in San Francisco

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Beauty Way Tour 2016
November 4, 7pm 
Tickets: $8-$20 Sliding Scale
At PLACE for Sustainable Living

RSVP at Facebook Event here
Local Artists Heather Normandale and Desirae Harp team up with Clan Dyken for this special event at PLACE in Oakland. All proceeds go toward the Dine people of New Mexico as Clan Dyken makes there way down to them with supplies for the 25th year in a row. This show will have a mix of Folk, lyrical-flow, and great grooves to create an inspiring night of music and dance for you all. PLACE is a great venue where people can learn how community can connect and create sustainability through simple means and creative eco-practices.

About The History of this Tour and events:
2016 Beauty Way Tour and Supply Run is to support Big Mountain Elders and
the Dine’ people who live on land that holds coal, uranium and other resources the outside world uses for fuel. Like the Native Americans now fighting the oil pipelines in North Dakota, the Dine’ have long stood against these practices and warned of the consequences we face if we continue along this path. The Dine’ people have faced intimidation, violence, sanctions, live-stock confiscations, they’ve watched their sacred sites bulldozed, their drinking water wells capped, and elders dragged from their homes. They have been fed lies, broken promises and much more as the pressure continues and threatens to force them from their land. These people live in what some call a “National Sacrifice Area,” adjacent to the world’s largest coal strip mine. There are a few holdouts who have not signed the Accommodation Agreement, a 99-year lease that allows people to stay, but under restrictions and with an end date.

This loss of land, people, language, song, ceremony, healing ways, plants, water and more than we can know, is not just history—it continues today. That’s why members of the band Clan Dyken and our extended family have been going back to Big Mountain every Thanksgiving for 25 years, with donations of food, clothing and firewood. To make this happen, we’ll need your support. We will be holding a fundraiser on November 4th at PLACE in Oakland. Thank you for any contribution you can make on behalf of the Dine’ people.





New shows and songs on the horizon!! 
I'm working with Soul Graffiti Productions on upcoming shows, new recordings and will be performing in collaboration with a group of fantastic Oakland Musicians 
November 3, the Pleasant Revolution will be bringing the magical bicycle music full circle back to 111 Minna Gallery for a concert and photo exhibit from our recent tour!! Stay tuned for more details about this. 
Plus on November 4th in San Francisco, 
the Beauty Way Tour with Clan Dyken is coming through the bay area and I'll be performing with them to raise funds for the Dine and Navajo in Big Mountain New Mexico in their resistance against the mining operations threatening their home. See more details about these shows below...

Mini Maker Faire
Oct 23 
at Park Day School in San Francisco

_____________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________

Beauty Way Tour 2016
November 4, 7pm 
Tickets: $8-$20 Sliding Scale
At PLACE for Sustainable Living

RSVP at Facebook Event here
Local Artists Heather Normandale and Desirae Harp team up with Clan Dyken for this special event at PLACE in Oakland. All proceeds go toward the Dine people of New Mexico as Clan Dyken makes there way down to them with supplies for the 25th year in a row. This show will have a mix of Folk, lyrical-flow, and great grooves to create an inspiring night of music and dance for you all. PLACE is a great venue where people can learn how community can connect and create sustainability through simple means and creative eco-practices.

About The History of this Tour and events:
2016 Beauty Way Tour and Supply Run is to support Big Mountain Elders and
the Dine’ people who live on land that holds coal, uranium and other resources the outside world uses for fuel. Like the Native Americans now fighting the oil pipelines in North Dakota, the Dine’ have long stood against these practices and warned of the consequences we face if we continue along this path. The Dine’ people have faced intimidation, violence, sanctions, live-stock confiscations, they’ve watched their sacred sites bulldozed, their drinking water wells capped, and elders dragged from their homes. They have been fed lies, broken promises and much more as the pressure continues and threatens to force them from their land. These people live in what some call a “National Sacrifice Area,” adjacent to the world’s largest coal strip mine. There are a few holdouts who have not signed the Accommodation Agreement, a 99-year lease that allows people to stay, but under restrictions and with an end date.

This loss of land, people, language, song, ceremony, healing ways, plants, water and more than we can know, is not just history—it continues today. That’s why members of the band Clan Dyken and our extended family have been going back to Big Mountain every Thanksgiving for 25 years, with donations of food, clothing and firewood. To make this happen, we’ll need your support. We will be holding a fundraiser on November 4th at PLACE in Oakland. Thank you for any contribution you can make on behalf of the Dine’ people.



June 22, 2016

On the road again with Pleasant Revolution 
Biketopia Music Fest Tour
Follow our schedule on pleasantrevolution.org
and stay in touch on facebook

May 8, 2016

This Wednesday, come out to dance your face off to some latin-funk, swoon to neo soul folk rock, and have your dreams stirred 
with some crystal bowl sound healing!!! 
Be ready!


Here is our FACEBOOK invite!!! RSVP HERE



April 13, 2016

Spring and Summer :: Shows and Bike Tour !!


Upcoming Shows!

Upcoming Shows!

This summer I will be joining in my 3rd long distance Bicycle Music Tour. We will be picking up the torch from tour founders, the Ginger Ninjas, and continuing the tradition - touring as the Pleasant Revolution with the band Bicicletas por la Paz.  Our tour will span from Vancouver to Oakland, all by bike, with our brand new bike powered sound system!
On April 14 our Indiegogo went live and started picking up speed! Please help us raise the funds we need to get the gear that will help us make this tour fossil fuel free and sustainably vibrant!! 

February 6, 2016

Tiny Desk Concert Entry with Maren Metke


Tiny Desk is back!! With lots of family health crisis happening right now I feel grateful for having a moment to spread some love in the form of music to the world, I hope you enjoy! I was pleased to have the opportunity to participate.




November 27, 2015


Performance Thursday, December 10 
at the PLACE for Sustainable Living 
at 64th and San Pablo across from Actual Cafe
doors at 7pm ~ show at 7:30
opening with Jen Myzel
Miriam Raziel is playing in support 
of her latest CD "Light Warrior,"
Miriam is quite a light warrior herself, 
with an attitude brimming with positivity 
and intentions filled with love, 
I'm proud to be sharing the stage 
with this inspiring and encouraging singer.
 Did I mention Miriam has known me for over 10 years 
and has been a great source support in my many musical endeavors, so I'm delighted to play our first ever show together.
I hope you can join us!

RSVP at our facebook event HERE
Thank you!! It helps!! Thanks for your support!




November 20, 2015

Feeding the Heart Fire Dec 10


That's right! 
Music is a light moving slow enough to ride,
At none other than the PLACE for Sustainable Living,
where inspiring activities take place every week and new models of community blossom.
December 10, 7:30pm

Global warming's balmy December is upon us.
It may not be very cold, but the darkness is apparent.
In the midst of the violence and great loss lately I feel a deeper need to follow the season's heed 
to journey inward and ask some profound questions, 
When do our fellow human brothers and sisters need us the most? And how can I serve a greater good than my own comfort? 
How can we be of service to this earth when it has offered to us our every breath.

Share your space, be in community, share your voice, your food, your resources.
Respect and protect the roots we all have grown from, 
We depend on our world's great diversity. 
It has always been through observing nature we learn great truths about ourselves. 
Everything we know today we have gathered this way and yet if we destroy our planet what more will there be to learn? On what ground will we have to stand? 

Thank you for listening and thank you for your support.
Enjoy the holidays and take opportunities to give and support this beautiful diverse world 
of people and natural spaces who deserve acknowledgement.

Find more info about the upcoming show here: