Wandering Gypsy Spring Wanderings 4/10

Hola Beautiful Shiny Peeps!

 

I hope this finds you all well & happy & bathing in the positivity of Spring!

 

As always, I hear of the many ups & downs in my friends & families lives, as well as my own... and not to minimize, but I've been admiring a dear friend now going through an incredibly difficult time who keeps saying "I'm honoring & processing the bad stuff, but then moving on to the good, focusing on the shiny good bits between the slam dunkingly hideous bits... tough as it sometimes is."

 

Another beacon has been my experience in Pakistan after the earthquake. Folks with family & homes gone & absolutely empty pockets still reached out with mere crumbs & smiled.

 

So for what it's worth... Those are my examples...

Thus my point.

After a good cry... Hang in. Shine on. Shine on.

It does come back & get better!

 


 

1- SCHEDULE

 

2- NEWZ

 

     * NEW CD!


     * "Winds of the World" - Soundtrack for "Gateway to Faerie" Documentary!


     * "Angel on a Harley" - Tribute song

 

 

3- WHERE TO GET MY MUSIC

 

4- TATA

 

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1- SCHEDULE

Thursday, April 15th (tomorrow!)

Tarpon Lodge & Restaurant

PINELAND, FL

http://www.tarponlodge.com/home/

 6:30pm- 9:30pm

It's gorgeous, it's luscious AND we ALWAYS have a blast!

There's no cover,

so you can just treat yourself to a 4 star dinner

OR pub menu snack or drink or dessert.

 

MAKE SURE TO CALL FOR A REZ!

 

13771 Waterfront Drive
Pineland Florida 33945
US 239 283 3999

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Sunday, April 18th, 2010

Sweetwater Organic Community Farm

Tampa, FL

http://www.sweetwater-organic.org/

Sweetwater Music Series - 2-3pm is my set!

The entire doo is from noon-4

There's an open mic session from 12-1pm,

Rebekkah Pulley plays from 1-2

and open mic again from 3-4pm - all welcome! 


6942 West Comanche Ave Tampa Florida 33634

This is such a great series... original music serenading while folks visit & shop at this wonderful organic community farm! Please spread the word!

 

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Friday, April 23rd

Luna Star Cafe

N. MIAMI, FL


http://www.lunastarcafe.com/

Grant Peeples & Annie Wenz do the Luna - 8pm

775 NE 125th St.
North Miami Florida 33161
US 305-892-8522

I'll be opening for my incredibly talented buddy

Grant Peeples;

& then singing & percussing with him.

It'll be a GREAT SHOW! (so cmon down!)

 

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Saturday, May 8th, 2010

Ace's Lounge

BRADENTON, FL


http://4aceslounge.com/myweb/index_music.htm

Bob Nite! - 7pm

4343 Palma Sola Blvd
Bradenton Florida 34209
US 941-795-3886
Price: $10

There will be 10 bands

Singing different versions of Bob Dylan tunes!

Cmon down... dressed as Bob;)

It's really going to be a hoot you don't want to miss, so please help spread the word!

 

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Thursday May 13

Tarpon Lodge & Restaurant

PINELAND, FL

http://www.tarponlodge.com/home/

  6:30pm- 9:30pm

Gorgeous, luscious AND FUN AS EVER.

There's no cover, so you can just treat yourself to a 4 star dinner

OR pub menu snack or drink or dessert.

OR BOOK A NITE IN THE HISTORICAL LODGE & REALLY DO IT UP!

 

MAKE SURE TO CALL FOR A REZ!

 

13771 Waterfront Drive
Pineland Florida 33945
US 239 283 3999

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May 27- June 1

Kerrville Folk Festival

KERRVILLE, TX


http://www.kerrville-music.com/

 

The annual "Gathering of the Tribe"...

my international music family.

I'm not performing this year, BUT I'll be sitting in with a few friends on percussion here & there.

Primarily I'm going to touch the stone.

(That's where I was inspired to write. "We're too tired to sleep, to wired to dance, so we sway with the heavens in crystal blue trance. We are naked & threadbare & tapping our feet, we touch without touching & savor the heat")

 

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June 10

Tarpon Lodge & Restaurant

PINELAND, FL

http://www.tarponlodge.com/home/

6:30pm- 9:30pm

It's gorgeous, it's luscious AND we ALWAYS have a blast!

There's no cover, so you can just treat yourself to a 4 star dinner

OR pub menu snack or drink or dessert.

 

MAKE SURE TO CALL FOR A REZ!

 

13771 Waterfront Drive
Pineland Florida 33945
US 239 283 3999

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July 22-25

Falcon Ridge Folk Festival

HILLSDALE, NY


http://www.falconridgefolk.com/


 

YAAAAAY YAAAAAY!

I am SO SO LOOKING FORWARD

TO RETURNING TO THIS AMAZING FEST!

It's where I get to hang with many of my dear northern friends & family as well as perform on their wonderful family & workshop stages AND sit in sometimes with the house band as percussionist. It does NOT get any better.

 

Go to the website for tix NOW!

 

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2- NEWS

 

THe NEW CD!

YES YES. It's FINALLY in stone.

I will be recording the new song CD!

It WILL be done by the end of the summer.

I am so pumped!

My biggest decisions are now which unrecorded songs to honor.

I'm definitely recording

"Life in Harlan"

"Melting"

"Hallelujah Rose"

"Tick Tock Lounge"

"Roses & Candy Heart Parades"

"Still Circling"

"And We Wait"

 

& am still pondering & pontificating over the rest.

 

So. YAY YAY YAY.

I am practicing & singing & promising to give it my all.

 

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THE DOCUMENTARY!  

"Gateways to Faerie"

Is FEATURING my Instrumental CD "Winds of the World"

 

Here's the trailer...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2wIl8Py_KY

 

My dear friend Andy Corwin (of The Limeliters) is not only a brilliant musician, he's also a film maker.

AND he decided to make a film about Faeries told by renowned artists/storytellers

John Curtis Crawford & Bridget Wolfe!

The film also features art by Wendy Froud

(known best for her characters in

Jim Hensens "The Dark Crystal")

AND my music!

 

The film is absolutely stunningly gorgeous and needless to say, I am just honored & BLOWN away to be part of it. 

As soon as it's available online (I think it'll be just a mere $20) I'll let Y'All know.

 

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"Angel On A Harley"

 

 

So there I was...

writing about being excited about the FAERIE film,

when I was invited by Mina Daeling to perform at

The SW Florida "Faerie Festival"

But I had no wings... :(

So midnight, the night before the gig, I scrounged through my box of fabric & defunct dresses & I found an old red silk dress with pockets on the front. I cut it up & bent wire & hangers & sewed my own wings- leaving the pockets of course, because I figured it's time faeries figure out they should have pockets on their wings so that when they go thru toll booths on their Harleys, they can have their change in a handy place. 

 

Anyway, when I got to the fest, the wings started drooping on the ground & looking quite pathetic, so I sucked it up & bought some REAL Faerie wings (sadly without pockets)  I posted the photo on my facebook page & lo & behold my buddy Neale Eckstein decided to write a song called

"Angel on a Harley"!

 

Then Songwriter/performer Eric Schwartz happened to be in town & pitched in- co wrote the song as well... 

They said since as a nurse, I've done hospice care for numerous friends in music world, they wanted to write a tribute...

 

WHAT CAN YOU SAY TO THAT?

I of course cried my eyes out.

Check out the video & tribute at the end.

I was & still am speechless. Thanks so much Neale & Eric!

Here's the link to the UTUBE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fROo4jFxVVA

 

Course we're talking about refilming it this summer with me on the bike decked in the wings. YEA BABY!

 

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3- WHERE TO GET MY MUSIC


THANKYOUTHANKYOU IN ADVANCE

FOR SUPPORTING THE ART OF INDIES LIKE ME!

 

CD's can be purchased...


* Via my website :   

http://www.anniewenz.com/products.html


Where there are links to CD Baby for secure purchase of the actual CD

*& ALSO links for Digital Download via iTunes- Quick/easy/cheap~ ONLY
$9.99!

 

 

OR ONLY 99 CENTS FOR THE BIKER ANTHEM "RIDE"

 


 

A brief info-a-rama about the CD's...

"Winds of the World"

All instrumental w/ Indigenous/Native flutes

oneach song,  60 min long peaceful journey to nirvana type recording.
Folks are saying they love using it

for massage, yoga, dinner, romance;)

"Poets Dance"~

"A Magical Musical Travelogue"

Songs about life, love,
travel to far off places like Laos, Vietnam,

Thailand, Bali &
"Saskatoon Skies". I call this my "Story CD".



"Time is Magic" ~

Full on band production, produced by Grammy winning
 producer Norman Blain. With Annie Burns, Brooks Williams, Duke
Levine, Glen Velez!

 

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4- TATA

 

 

So Friends...

I'm grateful as always to have this opportunity to share the musical bits of my life with you all.

My struggle is always trying to create music that makes a difference... So Thank You for being there to help catch & spread my humble seeds!

 

With Gratitude...

Peace, Joy, Music

 

Annie



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