Wandering Gypsy Wanderings- December 2011

Hi Y'All

 

For those not on my mailing list, here's a copy of my Dec 2011 Newzletter.

If you'd like to be on my occasional mailing, you can go to www.anniewenz.com and click on the left where it ways "join Annie's mailing list"  THANKS!

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Hello Shimmery Shiny Beautiful Peeps!

 

Wishing You All Joy & Peace & Happiness & Love & Chocolate & Contentment during this Holiday Season!

 

I am Blessed to have friends & family from all over the world from different cultures, races, ethnic, & religious backgrounds who celebrate the Holidays in different ways… What Joys me the most is the realization that it’s the Same Heart & Spirit & Message that Rings through.

We are all more alike than different and the huge majority of us want the same things. I hope we can find some peace & comfort in that realization!

I’m also aware at this time of year of those who are without. Without food or jobs, without friends, family or support.  May I humbly suggest that we consider ways to help each other…

If you give gifts, please think of giving gifts of services from your local businesses. Gift certificates for car detailing, a lunch, lawn mowing, dance lessons or something from a local artisan-a painting, CD, basket or handmade whatever.

If we all buy even just a few of our gifts “Made in the USA” it will help our economy immeasurably! That’s a fact! 

Last of all, you can give of yourself… time with someone who may not have anyone. An outing… even a phone call.  Show you care by making time be your gift! 

 

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1~ Concerts

2~ Where to buy CD’s

3~ Giving Links

4~ Other Newz

5~ Thanks & TATA

 

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1~ Concerts

 

As of this moment, here's the schedule, but sometimes "life happens"

& things change, so you may want to call to confirm!

 

 

THIS Saturday, December 10th  1-4pm

Bert's - 4271 Pine Island Road Matlacha Florida 33993

http://www.bertsbar.us/

 

Lunch with Annie- Creative Coast Weekend

(239) 282-3232     Price: Free- hope you buy a NEW CD!

 2nd Saturdays of the month Nov/Dec/Jan/Feb

Bert’s is SUCH a FUN FUNKY ROADHOUSE STYLE VENUE!

 I'll be performing, but I'm also encouraging other songwriters & musicians to come down & sing a song or sit in with me.  So if you're a musician, come on down & share a song!

Just trying to make it a community event!

 

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December 17th- Saturday

Koucky (Koo-sky) Gallery & Gardens

An Enchanted Holiday Weekend - 10am- 4pm

5971 Baypoint Road  Bokeelia Florida 33922     239.233 3003

Price: Free

 "Koucky Gallery" Nancy & Chuck Koucky

& their friends Dianne & Scott of "Earth & Spirit Gallery"

Will be offering this Holiday Event Featuring gifts under $35

Created by Pine Island Area Artists, Musicians & Authors

 

 I'll be playing flutes & some unplugged guitar & dulcimer music

at Koucky's from 10-4.

 

Earth & Spirit

 will have events from 10-7

 (5425 Maria Drive St. James City, FL 33956   282 1025)

Please support area artists! HUGE THANKS!

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January 10th, 2012- Tuesday, 7pm

Skipper's Smokehouse

http://www.skipperssmokehouse.com/

910 Skipper Rd  Tampa Florida 33602    (813) 971-0666

 

"Annie & Grant Peeples & Ronny Elliot Do Skippers!!"

Price: $7

 Im SO EXCITED about returning to one of the

 ABSOLUTELY COOLEST VENUES IN THE COUNTRY!!!!

 AND to be sharing the stage (in the round)

 with 2 of the BEST ARTISTS in the national scene today...

 I'm kissing the sky!

THIS WILL BE A KILLER SHOW

Please Share the Word!!!

 

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January 13th, 2012 Friday     5-8pm

Pine Bay Gallery    http://www.pinebaygallery.com/

4332 Pine Island Rd NW.   Matlacha Florida 33993-9726   (239) 283-1335

Price: Free- hope you buy a NEW CD!

 

“Creative Coast Weekend” is a weekend of

Art & Music & Gallery Grazing FUNFUNFUN!

 

I'll be twirling about the gallery playing flutes

& some songs on guitar

 YAAAAY

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Saturday, January 14th, 2012  1-4pm

Bert's - 4271 Pine Island Road Matlacha Florida 33993

http://www.bertsbar.us/

 

Lunch with Annie- Creative Coast Weekend

(239) 282-3232     Price: Free- hope you buy a NEW CD!

 2nd Saturdays of the month Nov/Dec/Jan/Feb

 

Bert’s is SUCH a FUN FUNKY ROADHOUSE STYLE VENUE!

 I'll be performing, but I'm also encouraging other songwriters & musicians to come down & sing a song or sit in with me.  So if you're a musician, come on down & share a song!

Just trying to make it a community event!

 

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Friday, January 27/28/29, 2012

Somewhere  Workin on it! - TBA

Fernie British Columbia Canada

 

Hoping to pull some dates together while snowboarding in the land of fluff so stay tuned!!!

 

 

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February 10th, 2012 -  Friday

Virginia Key Grassroots Festival    http://virginiakeygrassroots.com/

Performance Time TBA- check website

4020 Virginia Beach Drive  Key Biscayne Florida 33149

 

!AMAZING FESTIVAL/AMAZING LINEUP!

I'm Honored to be playing with my Musical Sistas

The Habinero Honeys

 

Beth Judy/Cathy Lee/Marie Nofsinger/Me

 at the very 1st Virginia Key Grassroots Festival

 It's going to be a BLAST~ Hope some of yall can come!

 

THE FEST RUNS ALL WEEKEND- HONEYS PLAY FRIDAY

 

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 February 11th, 2012- Saturday

Bert's - 4271 Pine Island Road Matlacha Florida 33993

http://www.bertsbar.us/

 

Lunch with Annie- Creative Coast Weekend

(239) 282-3232     Price: Free- hope you buy a NEW CD!

 2nd Saturdays of the month Nov/Dec/Jan/Feb

 

Bert’s is SUCH a FUN FUNKY ROADHOUSE STYLE VENUE!

 I'll be performing, but I'm also encouraging other songwriters & musicians to come down & sing a song or sit in with me.  So if you're a musician, come on down & share a song!

Just trying to make it a community event!

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February 14th, 2012- Tuesday

Kojak's Palmetto Ribhouse   

http://www.kojakspalmetto.com/

1631 8th Avenue  West Palmetto Florida 34221     (941) 729-8986

Price: Free- hope you buy a NEW CD!

Florida Folk Night

Hosted by Florida's Coolest WMNF DJ Pete Gallagher

             ALWAYS SO MUCH FUN!!!          Please Cmon Down

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February 16th, 2012 / Thursday

Sloppy Pelican        

http://www.sloppypelican.com/

677 75th Avenue  St. Pete Beach Florida 33706      (727) 360-7100

 

This Funky Right on the Water with Killer View Venue is known for hosting nationally touring artists      & I'm pumped to be there!

 

So Please tell ur peeps & cmon down!!!

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February 18th, 2012- Saturday

Polk Theatre http://www.polktheatre.org/

Remembering Phil Ochs

Time TBA

127 S. Florida Avenue      Lakeland Florida 33801

Price: $15

 

Sonny Ochs, Annie Wenz, Rod MacDonald,

Amy Carol Webb & Ellen Bukstel

 

It is a HUGE HONOR To be reunited with this Troupe

 Of the World's Best Activist Artists

 Sharing the Legacy & Music of the Legendary PHIL OCHS

 

Hosted by Phil's sister

 Nationally known radio host SONNY OCHS

 

As always "Phil Nights" are a blend of Phil's best songs

 Interpreted by contemporary artists

 & some of our own political songs

       ALWAYS Concerts to Treasure... Please Spread the Word!

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February 24th, 2012- Friday

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Miami    

http://uumia.org/

 

Another great “REMEMBERING PHIL OCHS” show!!!

7701 SW 76th Avenue  Miami Florida 33143    305-667-3697

Price: $20

 

It is a HUGE HONOR To be reunited with this Troupe Of the World's Best Activist ArtistS Sharing the Legacy & Music of the Legendary PHIL OCHS

(& our own songs too!)

 

 Hosted by Phil's sister Nationally known radio host SONNY OCHS

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February 26th, 2012- Sunday     2pm

Labyrinth Café   UU Church of Oakland Park http://www.labyrinthcafe.com/

 

Remembering Phil Ochs

Oakland Park Florida 33309  (954) 779-2240

Price: TBA

 

Sonny Ochs, Annie Wenz, Rod MacDonald,

Amy Carol Webb & Ellen Bukstel

 

ALWAYS Concerts to Treasure... Please Spread the Word!

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March 22nd, 2012- Thurs/Fri/Sat/Sun

Suwannee Springfest  

http://magmusic.com/

US 129   Live Oak Florida 32060

Price: Check Website for Earlybird Spec

 

My HEART DANCES HERE...

With my Habinero Honey Sisters!!!

Please come as we sing together

 

& I'll be teaching flute & percussion workshops

& doing my own set as well

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

 

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2~ Where to buy MY CD’s

 

***10% HOLIDAY Discount at CDBaby if you buy more than 1!

CD Baby is a safe, secure, easy link to purchase all of my CD’s.

You can buy the actual recording in artsy CD packaging,

 

Or you can digitally download the CD for 9.99

 

 

“RIDE THE SKY” 

http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/anniewenz4

 

My newest CD which has been receiving great play on

SIRIUS/XM Radio!!!

It’s an “Americana” mix of story songs about life & love & the road, wandering gypsys & lone coyote spirits…

 

It includes the song “Play Ball” which the NY Mets have been playing at the stadium!

I’m joined on the song by my friend baseball legend Bill “Spaceman” Lee

 

FYI- Here’s a fun link to a YouTube video of snippets of the CD in the making:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0RZn538i_0

 

 

 

“WINDS OF THE WORLD”

http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/anniewenz3

 

My hour long ALL INSTRUMENTAL CD

Recommended by RN Magazine

Used by Yoga, Massage & Health care practitioners around the world. With Native American & Indigenous flutes on each track.

 

 

 

“POETS DANCE”  

http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/anniewenz2

 

Story songs with multi-cultural instrumentation~ inspired by my backpacking journey around the world.

 

 

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IF YOU LIVE IN FT MYERS AREA, MY CD’S ARE AVAILABLE AT:

 

Koucky Gallery - 5971 Baypoint Road  Bokeelia Florida 33922     239.233 3003

http://www.kouckygallery.com/

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Earth & Spirit Gallery- 5425 Maria Drive  St. James City, FL 33956    282 1025

http://www.earthandspiritgardengallery.com/page008.aspx

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Pine Bay Gallery 4332 Pine Island Rd NW

Matlacha Florida 33993-9726  (239) 283-1335

http://www.pinebaygallery.com/

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WildChild Art Gallery

4625 Pine Island Road,   Matlacha, FL  33993   239-283-6006

http://www.wildchildartgallery.com/

 

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3~ Giving Links

 

 

I’ve asked friends to refrain from buying me that xtra doodad I really don’t need (but huge thanks for the thought!)

& instead to give to someone who REALLY needs it…

 

May I suggest Harry Chapin Food Bank. They match every dollar you give with $6! You can donate online.

 

http://www.harrychapinfoodbank.org/

 

And consider sharing the gift of music…

I often give my friend’s CD’s as gifts (no I don’t burn copies, it costs artists thousands to make a CD, so please help to keep artists creating art by purchasing their music)

 

CDBaby has a HUGE selection. You can put in your favorite artists name & follow the shine from there…

 

http://www.cdbaby.com/

 

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4~ Other Newz

 

I am on facebook & as a writer, I often post snippets about life, art & what I'm working on, so if you're interested in "chiming in" you can find me at

http://www.facebook.com/annie.wenz?ref=name

 

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The Indie Film "Gateways to Faerie"(an Andy Corwin film, Soundtrack by ME!!! Includes cuts from my CD “Winds of the World” & some other pieces I wrote for the film)...

Is now being offered by iTunes AND Netflix! (how cool is that!!!)

It’s about nature & mysticism, Celtic Lore & freeing your mind to explore the possibility that everything is alive. The photography & cinematography are stunning (& of course I'm particular to the music;) Im honored & delighted! Check it out & if you like it, please write a Netflix review.

 

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I was recently introduced to Mixed Marshal Arts Champion Frank Shamrock through my dear sista/friend Batool Kazim (Batool is the psychiatrist I went to Pakistan with to do post traumatic stress work)  Frank has been doing all sorts of cool work/dedicating time & resources to promote his anti-bullying campaign. He is seeking funding to help re-record & promote my kids anti bullying song “The Bully Rap"! Part of the project will be a contest where kids can learn about what bullying is & then create their own song/video, so stay tuned for more info!

My musical buds,  multi-grammy award winning artist Futureman (Roy Wooten) of Bela Fleck & The Flecktones & the amazingly talented Tom Prasada Rao will be co-producing with me.  Frank said he’d do a verse (or I’ll kick his butt;)

 

 

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5~ Thanks & TATA

 

 

Well… I don’t know about Y’All, but I’m getting blurry...

Which is why I don’t send these out too often!

 

So on that note…  time to go...

 

As Always… I just can’t believe how grateful I am to have so many kind & amazingly generous people in my world… folks who hold me up & stand beside me, who encourage me & my art & who make my world so beautiful… To Each & Every One of You

 

...I'll leave you with these beautiful words...

"At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us." Albert Schweitzer

 

Heartfelt THANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOU

for the dancing fires

 

Annie

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