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.
Latest News!! September... I've been invited to do an Inspiration Series Event at Mountain Yoga near the Oakland Hills. Come for a hike and then for a show: inspiration series fire & water ART remodeling CHAOS Benefit for Heather Normandale featuring Heather Normandale, Paul Martin and other surprise guests. Friday, September 25 - 7 to 8:30 PM, Potluck to follow. Singer songwriter and beloved Vak Choir Manager Heather Normandale has experienced not one, but TWO fires this year — and turned those experiences into this art. Get tickets HERE!! $20 in advance and $30 at the door Proceeds go to the Heather Normandale Fire and Water Fund EVENT INFO: Heather Normandale - accomplished singer songwriter, bandleader, music educator and beloved Vak Choir Manager - has experienced not one but TWO fires this year (yikes!), displacing her from her home and taking a toll on her music instruments and her independent music business work. Never one to miss an opportunity for inspiration, Heather seizes these unfortunate events with an alchemical, Siva-like enthusiasm to creatively revisit her relationship to the art of expression through music. The result: this special evening of original music, "Fire and Water: the Art of Remodeling Chaos," featuring songs and stories about making peace with loss, love and self discovery. Heather's melodic and rootsy "mermaid folk" features emotive vocals and rolling fingerpicking rhythms on banjo, guitar and mandolin with a rich and satisfying groove. Her original music is imprinted with the landscapes of nature and cultures of India, Africa and South America, laced with lyrics of rare sensitivity. Heather will be joined by Vak Choir member Paul Martin on double bass and other surprise guests. Potluck to follow the performance !
We are just about to go into the studio to record some new stuff!!
So you might not see us around playing as much this summer, so be sure to come on out to Saturday's show to hear some new songs, surprise special guests and a great line up of music with talented Mindy Dillard and the lovely Amanda West .
We have another Awaken Cafe woman power night coming at you right after mother's day, BRING YOUR MOTHERS!!!! Please, and thank you to all the strong women out there making life happen ;0) The world is indebted to you in ALL the ways you care - not just making babies but in sustaining life, friendships, community, plant and animal life.
The big news of the moment is what is in store for the month of May! I've got shows of various shapes and sizes in a few different places.
In the first days of May, I'll be doing a short duo performance with Kate Fritz at an art show for Audra Bauchera. Then that weekend on May 2-3, you might also catch me performing in the Sacramento Rolling Bicycle Music Festival! I'll post a map with more info and times as we get closer to the event.
Audra's Art Vancouver Bicycle Music Fest Throwback
At one of my favorite Oakland Music establishments, Awaken Cafe, I'll be supporting the CD release party of Mindy Dillard. Ill be doing a special Throw-Down-My-Heart inspired Banjo and Balafon set with Craig Miller, quite possibly with a familiar special guest who graced our presence with her sitar at our last Awaken show. Lets make it a tradition.
On the theme of Bicycle Music Fests - Last year at Maker Faire - Rock the Bike recorded a live CD of the weekend's bike-powered music. Well, its all happening again this year at the Maker Faire: I'll be performing on the Bike Stage at 4pm on Saturday with Craig Miller and Kari Field. throw-back of an artsy video montage I made from clips of Bicycle Music Festivals here in San Francisco and all over Europe that were filmed in 2010-11 with the song As One.
More to come!!
Stay tuned for the next update where I'll be posting the details of my performance at Lightning in Bottle and a Santa Cruz show at the Crepe Place with Kasia Moon!