Happy Happy Summer Everyone!
I hope this finds you all finding joy
in the little things with those important to you...
Taking time to breathe & to celebrate
life, family, friendship, art & community!
It's been a jam packed summer for me between festivals & teaching. Summers are always my busiest time. But busy in a wonderful way...
And since I need to pack to leave for my next excursion, I need to just say THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH for being part of my bliss bubble.
It means so much... & give you a quick fill in on my next 2 concerts & other news snippet, so I can catch my next plane tomorrow!
So here's the scoop... Im hoping some of you can ROCK MY GALAXY
& come to one of these shows...
or if you can't, & you know someone in Denver, CO area or Plymouth, MA who may be interested in the shows, please pass the word on!
THIS Saturday, August 11th
Elva's House Concert Series
with Annie Wenz, RJ Cowdery & Elva Jones-Hahn
6710 West Crestline Ave Littleton Colorado 80123
PLEASE CALL 720-935-3656
Price: $15 Donation at the door
I am so so SOOOO Excited About sharing Musical Bliss
with 2 of the most Talented, Wild, Hip, Creative Artists in the Galaxy!
We PROMISE we'll have huge fun!
PLEASE HELP SPREAD THE WORD
& Join us if you can
HUGE THANKS! XOXOXOXO
August 12th- 17TH
The Song School
500 W Main St Lyons Colorado 80540
Price: it's sold out, but maybe there are some last minute openings. I'd call if you want to be sure!
& I'm SO SO SO EXCITED to be returning to teach there for my 15th??? year!
Im teaching: "Writing Story Songs" , "Percussion & Finding the Groove", "Morning Movement/Dance/Yoga", "Writing Political Songs/Making a Difference" (with Holly Near!), & "Piano Accompaniment
AUGUST 17 Friday- Time TBA
I'll be performing my own solo set at Rocky Mountain Folks Festival on the Wildflower Stage!
Planet Bluegrass 500 W Main St Lyons Colorado 80540
IM TOLD THE FESTIVAL IS SOLD OUT, BUT YOU CAN CALL IN CASE THEY HAVE LAST MINUTE SPACE! 303-823-0848
Saturday, September 15th,
Kendall Hall at First Parish Church
Driftwood Folk Cafe - 8pm
19 Town Square Plymouth Massachusetts USA
Price: $18 advance/$21 at the door
!!!THIS IS GOINGTO BE ANINCREDIBLYROCKINGSHOW!!!
Annie Wenz, Amy Petty, & Danielle Miraglia
Im SO EXCITED I could POP
PLEASE JOIN US & SPREAD THE WORD
It's a REALLY REALLY wonderful venue!!!
SEPTEMBER 18- OCTOBER 8- Napa, CA
I had SO MUCH FUN helping my friends of
Olivia Brion Winery in Napa, CA last summer
that I'll be returning to roll up my sleeves to help again & learn more about the art of wine making & stomping & picking & sipping!
BUT if any of you are in the Napa area & are interested in having me me do a house concert, I WOULD LOVE THAT!!!
PLEASE contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org It would be a blast to be able to celebrate fall with you & your pals in concert!
As many of you know, Ive been a percussionist for many years. 18 years ago I bought a neat traditional drum called a cajon. Not many folks knew about them or played them back then, but Eugeno Huanca, one of the members of my former multi-cultural band turned me on to it. It's played in many styles & can be very versatile.
Over the years I started thinking about cool ways to customize one to fit my particular style & I started looking into companies I wanted to approach with my ideas. WELL then I happened upon
SWAN PERCUSSION !!!
They started a few years ago & were already creating a HUGE buzz because of all of the innovative things they were doing to make their cajons & drums & percussion toys make all sorts of different sounds! I played one of their cajons & had to have one. So I bought it & broke it out for the first time at Falcon Ridge Folk Festival. I was swamped with people approaching me asking about it, saying they may want one & taking cards & brochures (which I had snagged when I bought mine because I was so excited that I wanted to help spread the word)
The nutshell is that
I've been asked to be a rep for SWAN PERCUSSION!
Ive decided to go for it because I truly & absolutely LOVE every bit of what they do & Im honored & excited about helping get what I think are brilliantly designed drums into as many hands as possible!
FYI- they're a small company owned by Eric Holland & Mike Meadows... who are great drummers & fine craftsmen. I met them because they donated cajons to some of the kids in need at Kerrville's Teen Summer Music Camp!
SO... if any of you are interested in any of Swan's instruments or have questions/want help dreaming up your own custom cajon...(oooh LALA!) know that I'd love to help! Email me email@example.com
(or if you know of any music stores that may be interested in carrying them)
CD's ... my music
As always, my CD's are available at shows, but also online for download or for purchase of actual CD through this link:
MY FACEBOOK ADDRESS IF ANY OF YOU WANT TO JOIN ME THERE:
THE COOL PHOTO AT THE TOP OF THIS NOTE
IS THE ARTWORK OF MY FRIEND JOHN CASTILLO!
(I compressed it to fit here, but the originals are mind blowing!)
Here's Johns company on FB
And now my friends, I'd better get packing!
HAPPYHAPPY REST OF SUMMER
Wishing you all Joy, Music, Love, Friendship, Peace...