December 1, 2014

Pleasant Revolution - 2014 Make Hawaii More Bike-able Campaign
Its official. 
The crew for the 2014 Make Hawaii More Bike-able Campaign is complete and the Indiegogo Campaign is up and running. You can read below about the our intentions for creating this initiative and hear samples of the music that will be brought to celebrate in the bike festivities around Oahu. These 4 musicians, including myself, will be both sharing individually and collaborating in shows around Oahu's perimeter. Click on performer's names below to visit their websites, and listen to some music samples to the right of each name. I just added a new recording, Mother Sorsene, that will be featured on the Live at the Maker Faire 2014 Bike-Power CD... Check it out first here!!
Diana Gameros - Listen to Ligerita
Maren Metke - Listen to Reaching
This Bicycle Music Tour around Oahu is primarily to encourage more people to bike on the island. Check out the campaign page for more details about whats happening now on Oahu roadways, but its not much biking and its really effecting life on the island for everyone (major traffic jams, hovering smog, more cars than people!). As you will note in the campaign, the entire project is self funded, we are doing it regardless, but your support GREATLY helps us make our efforts go further and really make a difference (for example, getting better promotion, outreach, reaching more people and increasing the possibility of returning with an annual bicycle event every year). We are working with the Hawaii Bike League on music events that aim at influencing the transportation habits of Honolulu to become a little more bike friendly. In time, and with continued efforts to make Bicycle Music events a yearly celebration, we hope that Honolulu will gradually get more bike lanes and bike culture. Even the smallest contribution to our campaign means so much to us!! Your change can help make change!! Throw in a dollar to help keep our wheels spinning!

July 14, 2014

You Are Already Free...

The Passion Co pressents

July Edition of the Passion Celebration

On July 23, from 6- 9:30pm, SHINE will be celebrating the completion of the July Edition of their program where 15 pursue their passions in Shine's support your dreams program. There will be local food, champagne and an exciting line-up of speakers and a musical offering by me!
The key-note speaker for the event is Marian Goodell, CEO of Burning Man.

J Rusten Furniture Studio
2815 23rd St
San FranciscoCA 94110

Buy Tickets Here: TICKET LINK

May 28, 2014

Hotel Utah

I will be joining Peter Whitehead and Hazy Loper in a solo set
back to connect with some of my mermaid-ish roots at the Hotel Utah
New material will be shared.
I have a new song about extremes of our personalities and the dance between this sun and moon.

Coming in the summer, weddings, vinyard shows, and High Sierra!!
Coming soon is the debut of a new kids music project that my band members and I are creating,
More to come....

If you are interested in discussing the details of a Vinyard or Wedding Concert,

April 10, 2014

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Thursday, April 17

Acro music and light projection art spectaculo 

with Nikki Borodi and the Heather Normandale Trio 

We are going deep sea diving to the root of your lotus flower

artwork installation by Azael Ferrer 

You wont see the full band in action again until May 9

At the next 

At this event we will be welcoming back Azael Ferrer and his lotus light projection sculptures in an even more interactive display. We will be playing as a 4 piece with an exciting new percussion arrangement between Marlon Aldana and Craig Miller, debuting 2 new songs! 

Further down the line, look for us at the Lake Merritt based 
a brand new grass roots organization of music on the lake. 
May 25 at the South Lake Amphitheater 4pm
more evening music later at Portal, Estrellita and Parkside Lounge. 

March 11, 2014

March 14 at the Subterranean Art House 

I'm very excited to announce that we are curating a new music and art series at 
the Subterranean Art House starting this month. Submerged Art and Music Series will begin
with a very special show featuring GeaSong the music of Rebecca Cross tuned to rhythms of the earth. 
Since her music is so intricately tied to bio-rhythms and water, we thought that we would collaborate
on that theme for the night and create some interactive sound art installations for guests to experience
along side the music of the night. 
The guest artists for next month's show will be released on the premiere night of the series, this Friday at the Subterranean Art House, 7:30 PM


August 14, 2013

StitchCraft Reunion Show

Earlier this month, the bay area had the pleasure of receiving Anna Perlmutter, my previous musical collaborator of 6+ years in the band StitchCraft along with Ezra Lipp. We hosted a reunion show on a Monday night at the PLACE for Sustainable Living in Berkeley, CA featuring the Sonya Cotton Band, Ezra's new band the Hogs of Change, and the Heather Normandale Trio with a few StitchCraft songs in the mix. Here are a few video highlights from the night!

StitchCraft's "Marjorie"

Sonya Cotton Band with Anna 

Hog's of Change

Anna joining the Heather Normadnale Trio
on Blue Salt Sky

December 22, 2012

Highlights from the Release Party!

The CD is out! and You can buy it via bandcamp

Below is a video of the live shadow puppet show that accompanied part of our performance on Saturday. Check it out!

The release celebration was really special, with bike-generated sound system, performances by the Genie, Justin Ancheta and Mana Maddy, shadow imagery performance by Toni Tone and Dennis Eustace, and lovely live art by Suzette Turner and Kelly Patton.
Thanks to everyone who came out to celebrate! As a solstice gift, I've made two of my songs available for free download on bandcamp, As One and Source that Feeds both inspired by the unity of humanity our connection and our common source. Listen, heal, share, enjoy and project love and purification to the water systems of the world.

Justin Ancheta

Mana Maddy

The Genie

New Silk Screened CDs and patches

live art with Suzette

puppeteer script