I hope Y'All are having a Peaceful Mellow Holiday Season filled with Joy & Friends & Sweetness… Mine has been filled with much Gratitude & & Hope. Yes, there have been trying times, but my many years as a Psych Nurse have me thinking “on a life crisis scale, where does this rate?” It sure puts life in perspective.
And then, with all of the decisions we have to make in life, I feel the want to share a dear friend’s words of wisdom, “when you have a choice to make, ask ‘what is the most loving thing I can do”… Definitely words to live by IMHO!
So for what it’s worth, those are the small torches passed on to me that like to leave you with…
& now, since it seems to be a hectic time for many, I’ll try to make it brief & just pass on some concert & CD info snippets…
1- THE NEW CD… "RIDE THE SKY" !!!
4- WHERE TO BUY MY CD'S
5- Wee News Snippets & TATA
1- NEWZ ABOUT THE NEW CD… "RIDE THE SKY" !!!
(to purchase - http://www.anniewenz.com/products.html )
I am absolutely jumping for joy! “Ride the Sky” has been incredibly well received & was just announced as being #9 in Nov. on the FolkDJ list! (which is where many Folk/Roots/Americana DJ’s report their playlists)
It’s getting played across the US & Canada & in England, Germany, Australia, New Zealand & Israel! And EVERY song is getting play which is a wonderful thing.
I also sent “Play Ball” (featuring former Red Sox legendary pitcher Bill “Spaceman” Lee) to the Pubahs at Tropicana Field/The Tampa Rays, & was asked to make a video to accompany the song so they can put it in rotation on the big screen in center field so folks can watch it during pre-game activities! WELL YAAAAY! Bill will be down here in Florida for Feb. Baseball Fantasy Camp, so we plan to do some taping then, plus we’ll use other footage & make a video!!! So stay Tuned!
Here’s the actual link to all of the shows:
Please check in advance to make sure there haven’t been any last minute out of our hands changes…
Fri, Dec. 10th, 4PM PINE BAY GALLERY
4332 Pine Island Rd NW. Matlacha Fl.
(239) 283-1335 Price: Free- Hope You Buy one of my NEW CDs
Art Night on Matlacha Island- WOOHOO! -
The GALLERY GODDESSES are dressed in full regalia
The Art-ies Circle Round. Music Swirls with Wine & Assorted Foodly Nuggets (occasionally hoovered up by folks with large shopping bags
while they think we're not looking;)
ALWAYS A BLAST! CMON DOWN & JOIN IN THE BLISS!
Fri, Dec. 31st BROMELIAS Amphetheater
Santa Elena, Costa Rica
New Years Concert BASH!!! - Time & Price Details TBA
WE'RE BACK ROCKING COSTA RICA 60s Style!!!
With THE BEST BAND IN THE COUNTRY
Featuring ROBERT DEAN (FORMERLY OF "JAPAN")
ALSO CHANCHOS DE MONTE & OTHER SPECIAL GUESTS
JANUARY 1-7 (Still putting dates together, so check back)
Santa Elena/Monteverde Costa Rica Venues
CD RELEASE BASH!!!
I'LL BE JOINED BY MY LONGTIME MUSICAL COHORT ROBERT DEAN (& i'm sure some guest appearances by "Chanchos de Monte")
STAY TUNED FOR DETAILS
Fri, Jan. 14th WILDCHILD Art Gallery 4pm
4625 Pine Island Road Matlacha, FL 239-283-6006
Free- Hope You Buy one of my NEW Cds
Art Night on Matlacha Island- WOOHOO!
The Islands Celebrate the Arts with Music & Wine & Festivities...
Come graze the funky colorful galleries!!!
Thur, Jan. 20th Tarpon Lodge & Restaurant 6PM
13771 Waterfront Drive Pineland Fl
239 283 3999
Luscious Food, Gorgeous Historical Lodge, Always HUGE FUN!
MAKE SURE YOU CALL IN ADVANCE FOR A RESERVATION
& ASK TO BE IN THE MUSIC SPACE WHERE YOU CAN WATCH THE SUNSET!!!
Sun, Feb. 6th Sanibel Captiva Community House 7pm
Sanibel Island, Florida
!!!CD RELEASE HOOPLA!!! on lovely Sanibel Island
This is SUCH a WONDERFUL Venue to hear music & share a night with friends... Please join me & help spread the word!
Sat, Feb. 12th WildChild Art Gallery
4625 Pine Island Road Matlacha FL
Price: It's a CD signing- Hope You Buy a CD!
ART IN THE HEART OF MATLACHA
COME CELEBRATE LOVE ISLAND STYLE
Artists will be demonstrating their art, I'll be performing & signing CD's
Sat, Feb. 26th Koucky (Koo-sky) Gallery & Gardens
5971 Baypoint Road Bokeelia FL
Songwriting Workshop! 5-6:30pm
239.283.4414 or 866.227.7163
Price: $25 (Students $15)
Kip Lawrence & I are SO EXCITED about presenting this workshop together! I LOVE KIP & HIS WRITING so it'll be a huge honor to share creative space with him. We ALWAYS have an amazing time & Folks are ALWAYS sparked into writing & laughing & creating...
So Cmon Down & please help spread the word!
Concert to Follow 7-9pm. Free to Workshop attendees
Sat, Feb 26th Koucky (Koo-sky) Gallery & Gardens 7-9PM
5971 Baypoint Road Bokeelia FL
239.283.4414 or 866.227.7163
Annie & Kip Lawrence Do Kouckys –
Price: Suggested Donation $5 (workshop attendees FREE)
This FUN Concert will be a BLAST!
Since Kip & I will be teaching a songwriting workshop from 5-6:30pm we thought it would be perfect to keep the creative energy flowing
& present an evening concert. Plus folks who attended my CD release bash have been asking “When can we party again at Koucky’s???”
Please consider giving to those in need! I’ve asked friends to refrain from buying me that xtra doodad I really don’t need & 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.
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…
4- WHERE TO BUY MY CD'S:
***10% Discount if you buy more than 1!
It’s 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
I just restocked “RIDE THE SKY” so you should be able to order in time for the Holiday if that’s your desire.
***There’s a 10% discount if you order more than one)
You can listen to sample/snippets of the songs there as well.
OR if you want to check out a video of the making of “RIDE THE SKY”
Here’s a very cool video done by co-producer Neale Eckstein:
& the video of the song “Still Circling”
5- LAST NEWS BITS & TATA
My friend, sista & colleague, Psychiatrist Batool Kazim MD has asked me to join her at Health Asia Forum in March in Karachi Pakistan to speak & show & tell about Wellness & Music… We’re still not positive, but it’s a definite maybe, so stay tuned…
My friends Captain Chuck & Nancy Koucky are now starting to take reservations for excursions on their gorgeous 47 foot Herreshoff Sailing Vessell! http://www.pineislandsailing.com/
It’s incredibly reasonable… & what a way to treat yourself or your friends or honey to a sunset!!! If you’re interested in music onboard, that can be arranged;)
FYI- Nancy is the amazing artist who did my stunning CD design/artwork & hint hint is available for other similar projects! http://www.nrkdesigns.com/
AND on that note…
THAT’S ALL FOLKS
WISHING YOU LOVE & JOY & PEACE
Felicidades, Assaalam O Alaikum, Namaste, Nasdorovia, Shalom, Falalalalalalala...
With MUCH Gratitude...