Hello Very Beautiful Peeps!
As always, I hope all is wonderful in your lives, or if not, I hope you are finding ways to reach out & locate the little glimmers of light that help get us thru...
Once again I apologize for not sending this out more frequently, but... I don't know, sometimes I feel we're better off planting flowers in our gardens or writing songs or eating crumpets with friends than reading email... Call me wrong... I just find my feet in the dirt dancing... & then time's gone... & it was good. I AM grateful for y'all's patience in keeping track of me & of my music despite my... bouts of silence!
On to the scoop!
4~ GETTING OFF
5~ OTHER COOL LINKS
7~ JOY & BLESSINGS & TATA
I've decided to fewer but larger, more special shows/festivals/teaching in the next months as I'm back to writing a bunch & I am expecting delivery of a new resonator guitar & 2 Pakistani flutes which I want to melt down over & learn... (yaaay) Hope some of you can join me if you're in the area of any of my shows or workshops! (& always feel free to let me know you're there!)
Thursday, July 12th
Kerrville Folk Festival~ Songschool for Teens, Kerrville TX
I know it's too late for any of you to attend this year, but it's so wonderful you may know of a young person who may be interested for next year. Anyway, I'm SO EXCITED about returning to teach at this very special song school for teens, sponsored by Kerrville Festival Productions, Boys & Girls Clubs of America & Microsoft. For more info- check the Kerrville website & contact the festival office. http://www.kerrville-music.com/
Thursday, July 26th- Sunday, July 29th
Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Hillsdale NY WaHOOO!!!
I Love Falcon Ridge!!! It's truly one of the premier festivals in the US...
I'll be busy playing all over several stages... so check the schedule!
The lineup includes Arlo Guthrie, Dar Williams, Jimmy LaFave, John Gorka, Lowen & Navaro, Lucy Kaplansky, Marshall Crenshaw, Tracy Grammar & Me!!!
Weekend tix are totally reasonable. It's just a BLAST.
Sunday, August 12th- Thursday, August 16
Rocky Mountain Folks Fest. Song School, Lyons CO
I return to teach at the BEST songwriting school in the country... Stellar faculty, including Darrell Scott (who's written for Garth Brooks, The Dixie Chicks, Faith Hill, and Tim McGraw), Steve Seskin (Waylon Jennings, Peter Yarrow, Alabama) , Catie Curtis, Ben Wisch (produced "Walkin in Memphis for Mark Cohen) many others... Oh Yea... & ME! Gorgeous setting, huge heart. Limited enrollment, so don't wait too long!
Friday, August 17th- Sunday, August 19th
Rocky Mountain Folks Festival Lyons CO
The festival which follows the song school... http://www.bluegrass.com/
I'll be performing on the "Wildflower Stage". Other performers include Judy Collins, Gillian Welch, Darrell Scott, Cheryl Wheeler & MORE!
September~ looks like Larry & I will be riding motorcycles thru SPain! Any performance leads/suggestions??? Love to hear them!
Thursday October 25h- Sunday, October 28th
Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park~ Magfest 2007!
Live Oak FL
Get your early tix soon! http://www.magmusic.com/
I return to one of the most joyful festivals on the planet. ALWAYS a brilliant lineup, HUGE FUN, BURSTING with heart on the gorgeous Swannee River. I perform & teach percussion (dance & party too!) There will be a huge Pine Island contingent, so please join us in the BLISS!
As always, be sure to check venue websites for any changes!
I'm sure there will be additions to the schedule, so check my website for updates too!
Thanks to Y'all, my recordings... older & newest continue to sell (Yaaay!!!)
Many are giving the gift of music & in turn that enables me to continue to create new music. You SO rock!
As always, you can buy my CD's:
"Winds of the World"~ All instrumental w/ Indigenous/Native flutes on each song,
60 min long peaceful journey to nirvana type recording used 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"
"Time is Magic" ~ Full on band production, produced by Grammy winning producer Norman Blain.
* Via my website : http://www.anniewenz.com/products.html
where there are links to CD Baby for purchase of the actual CD
*or follow links to download via iTunes (quick/easy/cheap~ $9.99!)
*At WildChild Gallery on Pine Island Road, Matlacha, FL
*At Pine Island Variety & Gift Store on Stringfellow Rd, St James City, FL
*At Ada's Natural & Organic Foods~ S. Cleveland Ave. Ft Myers, FL
& FYI~ RN magazine http://www.rnweb.com/rnweb/ has a new addition to their very cool online mag. at the "Lifestyles" section called "The Break Room" which lists products for nurses by nurses. They have a link to my instrumental recording "Winds of the World" & it's bringing my music into the ears of nurses & those who are finding music healing! YAAAY Nurses!
Well... since I last wrote, it's been the usual swirl of life & art. So many wonderful things happening right close to home on Pine Island (2 mi from Sanibel Is.) They call us the "Arts Coast" for a reason! I was very busy at WildChild Gallery teaching percussion & hosting Songwriter Sundays... we will continue in the fall, plus there are many folks requesting a flute workshop, so I promise we'll let you know as soon as we set a date!
Other gigs~Performances in Monteverde Costa Rica again were just a Blast as usual (thanks SO MUCH to Federico, Walter & Richard for joining me!) Susquanna Music & Arts Fest in May/Havre De Grace, MD- WOW WOW. Check it out next year! Wilfest is a sweet FL musical home away from home & of COURSE Springfest is ALWAYS just SO SO special...
My music bro & friend Alan Rowoth, founder of folkmusic.org, the folk music listserv, & brainman behind the "Internet Quartets" which launched the careers of dozens of artists, amazing human & computer wizard is now doing ALL sorts of freelance music related computer business. If any of you are in need, or know of someone in need of any of that type of service, please DO contact him at the following... (he's THE BEST!)
Alan Rowoth/Internet Guru