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December newsy news is here!

Hello, December…

Thursday, December 1, 2016

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what a wonderful year it has been!

Greetings, friends and fellow music lovers — oh what a year it has been! My heart is full with gratitude for all of you who have hosted me, cheered me on, encouraged my path, walked beside me, made music with me, and shared this incredible slice of time with me. This is the season for slowing down, hibernating, reflecting, and making the best of these dark afternoons! So I will keep things short and sweet because y’all are busy and it’s a hectic time of year. 

I want to share with you one of my favorite holiday songs, “The Peace Carol”. One of my favorite memories was singing this with Billy Crockett and David Wilcox at Blue Rock at one of their beautiful Christmas shows. I am wishing you peace for this holiday season and beyond. Take a listen down below…

the peace carol

To learn more about A Very Blue Rock Christmas, check out their website here!

I excited to be a part of two benefit shows this month, and each is very close to my heart. In Eugene we will be hosting our 5th annual Caldera Songwriters Group Concert to benefit the Egan Warming Center! I hope if you’re anywhere near Eugene on Dec 9th, you’ll come celebrate with us, sing with us, and eat a cookie or two. An then on the 16th, I get to be a part of a wonderful house concert with Anne Weiss and Avery Hill to benefit our beloved Artichoke music! Details for both shows are below…

Ohmygosh, what a wonderful time we had at Moab Folk Festival! This is the view from sound check at Star Hall! Sharing the stage two nights in a row with the great Mark Erelli and Jeffrey Focault was so dreamy!

This was taken after the amazing night at the GCTS stage with my friend Sweet Joseph Leavell and Melissa, the founder of Moab Folk Festival!

 Aaaaand….I got to go to Canyonlands National Park and Arches National Park with my folks…soooo amazing!

Then in Pagosa Springs, my friend the great Bob Hemenger hosted me at his Americana Project class at the high school. We had a workshop during the day and then I got to play a concert for the community at night…so fun!

And then THIS happened!! The Americana Project students jammed out with me on “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough!!” Ohmygosh I wish you could have been there!

And then it was on to the amazing Fischer Fest in Texas where I got to play for the warmest, sweetest listening crowd inside of a gorgous wooden dance hall. Jonathan Byrd says it’s like playing on the inside of a guitar, and he’s right! I am a lucky girl indeed!

Thank you for reading this, for cheering me on on my artistic path! I am wishing you a peaceful and joyful holiday season, and I’m looking forward to an amazing 2017 filled with music, new faces and place, and celebration! With gratitude from your fan,

Beth Wood

World Headquarters: PO Box 10141, Portland, OR 97296

 www.bethwoodmusic.com

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Down the road a piece…

1.6 – Chosen Bean Concert Series – Chatfield, MN

1.7 – Acoustic Renaissance at UU of Hinsdale – Hinsdale, IL

1.9 – Harmony at Mayo – Rochester, MN

1.20 – Rudy’s Piano Bar – Lincoln City, OR

1.27 – The Roots Cellar – Yakima, WA

2.4 – Seattle Folklore Society – Seattle, WA

2.17 – Wolf Howl House Concert – St Petersburg, FL

2.19-26 – CAYAMO: A Journey Through Song!

2.26 – Among Friends House Concert – Lakeland, FL

November newsy news!

Welcome, November!

Tuesday, Nov 1, 2016

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and thanks for bringing the pretty leaves.

Greetings, friends and fellow music lovers! Here we are at the beginning of November, can you believe it? This has been an incredible year full of growth, changes, and treasured moments. Here’s to more of those things!

Here is what is happening in November. I hope you’ll scroll down to read all the newsy news, look at random photos, and browse my rambling thoughts on gratitude and the future! (and thanks to John Gessner for this awesome pic from The Rooster’s Wife show!)

Fri, Nov 4 – Moab Folk Festival – Moab, UT

Sat, Nov 5 – Moab Folk Festival – Moab, UT

Wed, Nov 9 – Workshop and Concert at Pagosa Springs High School – Pagosa Springs, CO

Thu, Nov 10 – The Living Room at The Line — Richardson, TX

Fri, Nov 11 – Fischer Fest – Fischer, TX

Sat, Nov 12 – Russ & Julie’s House Concerts – Oak Park  ,CA

Sun, Nov 13 – Cellar Sessions – Pasadena, CA

Wed, Nov 16 – Wine and Song – Pasadena, CA

1. GRATITUDE. Oh my heart. It is bursting with gratitude! Thank you to these wonderful folks for making October on the road so much fun: Tom O & Lisa, Niki & all at Lincoln City Cultural Center, to Laura, Mary & Les and all at Pistol River Concert Series, to Mark & Jeanne Kaufman, Jeanette Lundgren and the entire FAR West community for a wonderful conference, to Chicago Mike Beck, Freebo, Mama Hen, Uncle Bonsai, and Avery Hill & Jaspar Lepak & Artichoke Music for hosting me in their showcase rooms, to Farm Felty, to Susan & Stoney & Robert & all at The Purple Onion, to Sandra & Kathy & Mama & Eve, to Jon & Jean & Jesse and all at the Little Lizard Lounge, to Janet and all at the Rooster’s Wife, to David Jacobs-Strain and Bob Beach for rocking my socks off, to Caaaaat, to David Stoddard and all at the FARM concerence!

2. THE NEWS. Well the good news is that November is full of visits to wonderful new places and venues! I have been hearing such wonderful things about Moab Folk Festival in UT an Fischer Fest in TX, and I get to be a part of both! And I will play new places in CO, TX and CA…somebody pinch me please! After the whirlwind of the first half of November, I’m excited to take a little time off from the road. Winter is my time to slow down, go inward, put on my fuzzy pants and make soup. 🙂 I am hoping to rest, write, cook, run, volunteer, hike, and create a vision for my 2017. 

There is some exciting news on the Portland home front. I have been invited to join the fundraising committee for our wonderful community non-profit organization Artichoke Music! Artichoke is one of my favorite listening rooms to play, but it is so much more than that! Artichoke Community Music started off as a retail storefront 40 years ago, and it has grown and developed to include a music school with classrooms and outreach programs for adults and kids and a lovely, intimate workhop and performance space. Artichoke is facing several significant challanges. Due to rent hikes, we need to find a new, viable location and to raise funds for the move and the future of Artichoke. I am excited to be a part of the team, and we’re searching and getting creative around the goal of keeping Artichoke alive and thriving! Along with Avery Hill, I’m helping out with special fundraising events. So if you want to host a house concert as a benefit for Artichoke, or you have other ideas, please lemme know at bethwoodmusic@hotmail.com! You can also become a patron of Artichoke through patreon, a website that connects artists/organizations with their supporters. It’s so easy! Check it out here!

Well I’ve been thinking and brainstorming about how to celebrate my 2oth year of touring next year!! Some ideas…How about 20/20 – releasing 20 songs in the next year for $20? Or how about a celebration concert that will be broadcast on Concert Window so everyone can watch from anywhere in the world? I’d love to hear your ideas!! Holler at me at bethwoodmusic@hotmail.com if you have any thoughts..thanks!

3. NOVEMBER HAPPENINGS. Life is so uncertain…please call ahead! 

Fri, Nov 4 – Moab Folk Festival – Moab, UT. The Moab Folk Festival is produced by the Friends of the Moab Folk Festival (Friends) a 501c3 non-profit corporation that came into existence in March of 2005. Our mission is to promote community building through music appreciation, education, and environmental stewardship. Based in the small, rural community of Moab, Utah, Friends strives to bring diverse Folk Music talents and educational opportunities from around the country to the area for the entertainment and enjoyment of the local community and visitors. Other artists include: James McMurtry, John Fullbright, Anne McCue, Jeffrey Foucault, the Railsplitters, Ma Muse and more! BW opens the evening in Star Hall. At 7 pm. 

Sat, Nov 5 – Moab Folk Festival – Moab, UT.  BW opens the evening at GCHS. 7 pm. 

Wed, Nov 9 – Workshop and Concert at Pagosa Springs High School – Pagosa Springs, CO. 800 S. 8th St. BW is excited to work with the Americana Project in Pagosa Springs schools! Workshops during the day, and there will be a concert open to all in the evening, with a special group finale! At the Pagosa Springs High School Auditorium. $10 (12 and under free). Tickets available at the door only. Doors at 6:30, music at 7.

Thu, Nov 10 – The Living Room at The Line – Richardson, TX. 940 E Belt Line Rd. 972-231-8419.  A listening room series hosted by friends Craig Bernhardt & Lee Wauters. Join us for a bite to eat, a drink, and some music!$15 adv/$20 door. 7 pm downbeat.  

Fri, Nov 11 – Fischer Fest – Fischer, TX. Fischer Fest is a non-profit organization and our mission statement is quite simple: To continue the tradition of American Roots Music in Fischer, Texas as a community by supporting the artists and funding education in the arts. At historic Fischer Hall. BW will open the festival on Friday evening at 6 pm!  

Sat, Nov 12 – Russ & Julie’s House Concerts – Oak Park, CA. A co-bill evening with the great Larry Murante. For information, go to www.houseconcerts.us. Reservations can be made at rsvp@houseconcerts.us It’s really an adults-night-out kind of setting, but older children who are interested in music and who can sit without being a distraction are always welcome. $20 suggested donation. 8 pm. 

Sun, Nov 13 – Cellar Sessions – Pasadena, CA. 2620 East Foothill Boulevard. Join us for a magical Sunday afternoon in the barrel room at Old Oak Cellars in Pasadena. Complimentary Wine tasting begins at 3pm followed by music. Light snacks provided or bring something to share if you like. Take home a bottle or two of Old Oak Cellars award-winning wines  $5 from each bottle sale goes to MusiCares – a charity that supports musicians in times of need. $22 adv/$25 door. Co-bill with the great Larry Murante! 

Wed, Nov 16 – Wine and Song – Pasadena, CA. At Arroyo Seco Golf Course, 1055 Lohman Lane. Every Wednesday, extraordinary artists, enthusiastic music fans, and a few bad golfers gather for what has become the hottest hub of acoustic music this side of Austin. Host Brad Colerick brings a great lineup of artists each week. $15 table seating, $10 general admission. Adjacent to the listening room is the Arroyo Seco Grill which has food, wine, and full bar. Or bring a bottle for a $10 corkage fee. Showtime is 7pm.

well shucks, thank you Lincoln City Cultural Center!!

and they even had a green room with my name on it!! i felt right at home…

what fun we had at the FAR-West Folk Alliance conference!! After 10 pm, two floors of the hotel turned into little listening room venues…so fun! Thanks Mama Hen and all the good folks who hosted me!


 one of my favorite all time spots to sip coffee.. Farm Felty in Brevard..sigh…


oh what fun we had at O’Connor’s! singing with Anne Weiss is a blast!


and then the next day I was in Iowa singing with my good buddy David Stoddard at the FARM folk alliance conference. SO much fun!!


we might have been goofing around a little bit.


fo realz.


i am so excited for my first Moab Folk Festival..woop!!


 and hey, if y’all live near LA, this will be a wonderful evening…just sayin!


4. THE FUTURE…Oh, how I am looking forward to some time off from the road! I do have one fun event coming up in December. The Eugene Caldera Songwriters will be putting on our 5th annual community concert and fundraiser for the Egan Warming Center! This is one of my favorite nights of the year, and it’s a great way to have some fun, celebrate the season, and give to a very important organization that gives shelter to folks who need it when the temperature falls below 32 degrees. Check out this beautiful poster designed by Laura Golden! And I hope if you are anywhere near Eugene, you’ll celebrate with us!


Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday and there is so much to be thankful for this year. Here below is a little thanksgiving poem. I wish you peace and love in this dawning holiday season. And please remember – I am so thankful for you! With much gratitude from your fan,

Beth Wood

World Headquarters: PO Box 10141, Portland, OR 97296

 www.bethwoodmusic.com

Holler at me: bethwoodmusic [AT] hotmail.com

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I barely know how to use it but I’m tryin’ on Twitter

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THANKSGIVING DAY PRAYER

For this day I bow down and give thanks.

For yesterday and each yesterday that came before.

For the blessings that are obvious and for 

the good sense to recognize and celebrate them.

For the blessings that are downright ugly,

the lessons learned the hard way, well of 

cleansing tears and grief, necessary counter-

weight to joy. For the blossoming of flavors on

my tongue and for the savoring. For these dear 

humans who created me and raised me with intent, 

and for their good health. For the love that is alive 

in my heart, for the ability to give it away and never 

empty it out, and for the ability to receive it, too. 

For all who share my blood and for all who are gone. 

For dear friends (chosen family) and for our priceless 

laughter, shared sorrow, bright joy. For the hands 

that forged these utensils, the hands that grew and 

prepared this food and for all the life-force that 

has gone into this very meal. For the knowledge that 

this moment is all we have. For this breath

and for the next I give thanks. Cinnamon, salt,

cranberry, thyme, this is what gratitude tastes like. 

Amen.

Well hello, October Newsy News!

Hello, October.

Monday, October 3, 2016

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Greetings, friends and fellow music lovers!

Can you believe that autumn is upon us? The leaves are already starting to change here and things are getting outrageously beautiful! And September was outrageously awesome. Here’s what’s coming up. As usual, I hope you’ll scroll down for gratitude, news, musings, random photos, and show details!

Fri, Oct 7 – Lincoln City Cultural Center – Lincoln City, OR
Sat, Oct 8 – Pistol River Concert Series – Pistol River, OR
Wed, Oct 12 – Sun, Oct 16 – FAR-West Conference – Bellevue, WA
Thu, Oct 20 – The Purple Onion – Saluda, NC
Fri, Oct 21 – Private House Concert – Cary, NC
Sat, Oct 22 – Private House Concert – Cary, NC
Sun, Oct 23 – The Rooster’s Wife – Aberdeen, NC
Fri, Oct 28 – O’Connor’s Vault – Portland, OR
Sat, Oct 29 – FARM Conference – Iowa City, IA

1. GRATITUDE. Oh, how full and beautiful September was! Special thank yous to all of these folks who made it wonderful: Angela and all at Silvan Ridge Winery; Ann & all at Art In The Pearl; Brad, Tom, Sean, Laura, Jaimee, Jack, Anna, Dennis, Teachey, Kathy, Benji, Patrick, Brent, Dave, Kyle, and everyone at the Sisters Americana Song Academy..best year yet! Thank yous to Brad and all at Sisters Folk Festival for trusting me with Sunday morning’s community show, to Joe Werne and everyone at Little Tree; T, Gia & Chris, Doug & Maggie and everyone at Five Points Live!; to Jill and all at Wild Bear Mountain Ecology Center; to the folks at The Carousel of Happiness for staying open late just for us; to Joe & Donna and freinds; and to Bill & Sue and all at Peninsula Arts Center

2. THE NEWS.  I am still flying high from wonderful September. Being a part of the Sisters Folk Festival and Americana Song Academy contintues to be a joy in my life, a gift that keeps on giving by breathing life into my creative dreams and helping me feel connected to an amazing community. This year was beyond wonderful. There are some great pics from the fest if you’d like to see, just click here.

And I love this video put together by the folks at The Oregon Daily Upload about the Americana Song Academy, starring our friend Richey Bellinger and many more! If you’ve ever wondered what “song camp” was about, watching this video is a great place to start.

The news is that this will be a very busy fall with lots of comings and goings, and I feel blessed by it all. I’m excited to do some shows close to home, then head back over to my beloved southeast for a few. I get to attend two regional Folk Alliance conferences… FAR-West in Bellingham, WA and FARM in Iowa City, IA with my buddy David Stoddard. And I’m really excited to share the stage with the great Anne Weiss here in my new hometown. WOOP!

I love all the bird songs y’all have told me about at shows…I hope you’ll keep those ideas coming! You can always email them to me at bethwoodmusic@hotmail.com if you are so inspired!

And in other news, I got a new (to me) car!! The trusty ol’ Honda had over 200k miles, and the transmission kept growling at me, so it was definitely time! I am so excited for this new chapter. She is a 2013 Kia Rio, and I have named her Sophia. I have a strong feeling she will be a fabulous tour vehicle! I’ve also promised myself to keep her clean and shiny, we’ll see how long that lasts. 🙂

 

3. OCTOBER HAPPENINGS…Life is so uncertain, please call ahead!

Fri, Oct 7 – Lincoln City Cultural Center – Lincoln City, OR. 540 NE Hwy 101. 541-994-9994. BW returns to the beautiful Lincoln City Cultural Center! $15 in advance; $17 at the door. $2 discount for LCCC members.

Sat, Oct 8 – Pistol River Concert Series – Pistol River, OR. 541-247-2848. 24252 Carpenterville Rd. The Pistol River Concert Association is a registered, non-profit, member based, Oregon corporation with an all volunteer, twelve member Board of Directors. Concerts are presented once a month throughout the year and with enthusiastic community support, the down-home flavor of the Pistol River Friendship Hall. $15. Tickets available online or at Gold Beach Books (541-247-2495) or Wright’s Custom Framing in Brookings (541-469-7900).

Wed, Oct 12 – Sun, Oct 16 – FAR-West Conference – Bellevue, WA. Folk Alliance Region West (FAR-West) is the western region of Folk Alliance International including in the USA: California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, Alaska and Hawaii, and in Canada: Alberta, British Columbia, Yukon and Northwest Territories. We host an annual four day conference open to artists, presenters and supporters. FAR-West’s ongoing mission (since 2002) is to foster and promote traditional, contemporary and multicultural folk music, dance, storytelling and related performing arts in the West.

Thu, Oct 20 – The Purple Onion – Saluda, NC. 828-749-1179. 16 Main Street Saluda, NC. The Purple Onion was conceived by two sisters in 1998 who envisioned a gathering place which would reflect the gracious casual pace which has characterized Saluda for years; a third place, a neutral place away from home or work for friends and family to come together for good food, good conversation and live music. Located in Historic Saluda, with outdoor dining available and live music on Thursday and Saturday night, The Purple Onion features a variety of ethnically inspired dishes with an emphasis on the Mediterranean’s simple and healthful cuisine. Music at 7:30 pm.

Fri, Oct 21 – Private House Concert – Cary, NC

Sat, Oct 22 – Private House Concert – Cary, NC

Sun, Oct 23 – The Rooster’s Wife – Aberdeen, NC. 114 Knight St. 910-944-7502. The Rooster’s Wife is a private non-profit association organized to celebrate the performing arts in Aberdeen, North Carolina. Created to serve the community by preserving our cultural heritage and presenting the talent of the next generation, the Rooster’s Wife is committed to offering affordable programs for every age to enjoy. Co-bill with the great David Jacobs-Strain. Tickets are $12 adv/$15 door. 6:46 pm!

Fri, Oct 28 – O’Connor’s Vault – Portland, OR. 7850 SW Capital Highway. Venue phone: 503-244-1690. Matt Miner Presents: A co-bill evening with Anne Weiss and BW! 8 pm.   

Sat, Oct 29 – FARM Conference – Iowa City, IA. Folk Alliance Region Midwest (FARM) is a regional chapter of Folk Alliance International (FAI). Our purposes are to promote traditional, contemporary and multi-cultural folk music and dance and related performing arts in our region, hold an annual regional conference, represent the interests of our members to FAI and carry out such other projects as are of benefit to FAI members in the Midwest. BW & David Stoddard will perform an official showcase.

 

the glazed look of bliss and sleep deprivation on our last night at Sisters Americana Song Academy…with Brad Tisdel and Pete & Mike from Good Time Travelers…

 I got to do my own set at Sisters Folk Festival in a gorgeous listening venue that used to be a church..the Belfry. Joined on a few songs by my amazingly talented  friends  Ara Lee (below) and Kathryn Claire…I was so honored to share the stage with these women who elevated my music to a new place! It was a glorious day!

 I can’t get enough of singing with these amazing beams of light! 

 As usual, the Sunday Community Celebration at Sisters Folk Festival was off the charts awesome!! It felt like church in that tent and for two hours we celebrated, danced, sang, laughed, cried, and our hearts were opened! Here we are doing our opening song, “Get You A Healin’ “by Paul Thorn…thanks to Rad, Naomi & Rob, Ara, Kathryn, Benji, Patrick and Shireen for being my kick-ass pop-up band!

 Dude. Seriously. I can’t even wrap my head around the greatness…

 Joe Werne, I love this! Can I have one for my house?? 🙂

 Little Tree Acoustic Concerts was wonderful..a back yard full of warm and generous people on a gorgeous September Colorado evening. Thank you, Joe for sharing these awesome pics!

 I’m having so much fun sharing my poetry these days!

 I thought I was in heaven when I saw this book before my gig at the Wild Bear Mountain Ecology Center. I wonder what their Ten Commandments are.

 had a little help with soundcheck from a teenage mutant ninja turtle

 ahhhh…the gorgous Peninsula Arts Center..I love it here!

And now for a bit of bird geekery: I took my folks to see the Vaux Swifts at the Chapman school here in Portland…it’s a thing! Every evening in early fall around sunset they amass by the thousands and swirl down into this chimney in a great turning tornado of birdy-ness. It was spectactular! 

aaaaaaaaaaand…drumroll please…..meet my new car, Sophia!! With 201,ooo She’s a beaut! I love her so much I have started inventing reasons to run errands around town. 


4. THE FUTURE. Next month I am SO excited to head to the Moab Folk Festival for the first time!! I have been hearing wonderful things for years and I finally get to go!! And the same goes for Fischer Fest in TX. My cup runneth over!!

As I round third base on this year, I feel so very blessed and supported in my path. Thank you for being a part of that, for supporting my live shows and CDs an poetry, for reading this silly newsy news. I hope to see you out there on the road very soon! With much gratitude from your fan,

 Beth Wood

World Headquarters: PO Box 10141, Portland, OR 97296

www.bethwoodmusic.com

Holler at me: bethwoodmusic [AT] hotmail.com

Here I am with my face on Facebook.

I barely know how to use it but I’m tryin’ on Twitter

Find me on Instagram! @bethwoodmusic.com

For the love of Pete, somebody please help me with Youtube!

 

Down the road a piece…

11.4 Moab Folk Festival – Moab, UT

11.5 Moab Folk Festival – Moab, UT

11.9 Pagosa Springs Workshop & Concert – Pagosa Springs, CO

11.10 The Living Room at The Line – Richardson, TX

11.11 Fischer Fest – Fischer, TX

11.12 Russ & Julie’s House Concerts – Oak Park, CA

11.13 The Cellar Sessions – Pasadena, CA

11.16 Wine and Song Series -Pasadena, CA

12.9 Eugene Songwriters Benefit for Egan Warming Center – Eugene, OR

1.6 Chosen Bean Concert Series – Chatfield, MN

1.7 Acoustic Renaissance at UU of Hinsdale – Hinsdale, IL

1.9 Harmony at Mayo – Rochester, MN

September’s Newsy News is here!

September is here!

Wednesday, August 3 1, 2016

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Greetings, friends and fellow music lovers!

As summer is winding down and fall is creeping in, I gaze with a full heart on the pages of my calendar for the rest of 2016. What an amazing year it has been, and there is so much more fun to come! Here’s what’s happening, and I hope you’ll scroll down for gratitude, news, random photos, and musings.

1. GRATITUDE.   Oh August, I thought my heart might burst. Thank you so much to all these fine folks for helping me live the dream…James and Karen and the Home By Dark team, Lori & Michael and all at F Street Gallery in Salida, Steve S and the kind folks in Mountain Village, Briony & Chris, Sean & Diane and all in Gunnison and to Ann & Bop for being awesome roadies! And p.s. Thank you Brianne for readding this haha. 🙂

2. THE NEWS.   Ok friends, next year will be my 20th year as a touring musician. (Whaaaat?!?) Anyway, once the shock of that number started to wear off, I realized that I have played in every state except for Hawaii. (Whaaaaat?!?) So I need your help on this one. Does anyone know of a place to play/concert series/house concert in Hawaii that we can reach out to? It would be the perfect way to celebrate 20 years! And you would be invited. 🙂 Holler at me at bethwoodmusic@hotmail.com if you have ideas!

The new album “Spring Tide” has been holding steady on the folk radio charts, woohoo! Thank you to all the wonderful DJ’s whose labor of love is sharing music like mine with their listeners. Here’s a nice video put together by my buddy Erik Balkey at Hudson Harding…a sampling of songs on the new CD.

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And check it out: “Spring Tide” is now available on iTunes, Amazon, and CDBaby!

I just saw that the City of Allen, TX put up a video of the entire show we did at their beautiful library theater this spring with Tom Faulkner and Susan Gibson! So get in yo jammies, pop some popcorn, and enjoy!

on stage! tom faulkner, susan gibson and beth wood

I am gearing up for the Sisters Americana Song Academy and Folk Festival next week! Song Academy is such a transformative week, a gathering of brave songwriters in a jaw-droppingly beautiful setting with the intent of focusing on creativity, community, and fun. I am so excited that I get to be a part of it! And I am stoked to be playing a set at the festival this year. I will take the Belfry stage at 1:30 on Saturday to sing some songs from my new CD “Spring Tide” with the gorgeous vocal styings of Ara Lee and a few other special guests. WOOP! I’m thrilled to be sitting in with Ara Lee for her sets (Saturday at 7:30 at the Open Door and Sunday at noon at The Belfry) along with the great Kathryn Claire and other muscial guests! And of course, the Sunday Community Celebration is going to be so much fun! Remember, the commmuity show (10 am Sunday at the Village Green) is free and open to all. It is the festival’s way of saying thank you to the community. I hope to see y’all there!

3. SEPTEMBER HAPPENINGS…Life is so uncertain, y’all please call ahead.

Fri, Sep 2 – Silvan Ridge Winery – Eugene, OR. 27012 Briggs Hill Road. BW plays Silvan Ridge’s Friday Music Series, held in their beautiful outdoor amphitheater. 6-8 pm. All ages welcome.

Sat, Sep 3 – Art in the Pearl – Portland, OR. Art In The Pearl®, Portland Oregon’s annual Fine Arts & Crafts Festival, occurs every year on Labor Day weekend. The 20th annual festival will occur Labor Day Weekend, 2016 in the Pearl District’s North Park Blocks. The Festival is FREE and requires NO TICKETS for entry. Art In The Pearl has been named one of the top 10 Arts and Crafts Festivals in the country (source: Art Fair Source Book). Our festival fills the Northwest Portland Park blocks with art, theater, music, and hands-on activities for people of all ages. BW plays at 3.

Tue-Fri, Sep 6-9 – Americana Song Academy – Sisters, OR. The Americana Song Academy inspires people to believe in their creativity and helps develop a community that supports that pursuit.Artists performing at the Sisters Folk Festival arrive 4 days early to teach all aspects of music, songwriting, performance and singing.Campers participate in workshops, communal meals and activities at the performing arts camp “Caldera”, a stunning location on the edge of Blue Lake, high in the Cascade Mountains. With an extraordinary caterer, a beautiful and powerful location, and a unique, intimate experience, the event continues to be highly anticipated and sells out each year. BW’s favorite week of the year!

Sat, Sep 10 –Sisters Folk Festival – Sisters, OR. The Sisters Folk Festival is a three-day celebration of roots music from blues to bluegrass.The Festival is held every year in September, the weekend after Labor Day, in beautiful Sisters, Oregon. Home to ten stages, including an 900-seat venue at the Village Green Park in downtown Sisters, and 1,100 seats at Sisters Art Works, Sisters Folk Festival is pure magic!!BW plays a set at the Belfry at 1:30 pm.

Sun, Sep 11 – Sisters Folk Festival – Sisters, OR.  BW hosts the Community Celebration Sunday morning, which is free and open to all. 10 am at the Village Green tent.  https://www.sistersfolkfestival.org/

Fri, Sep 16 – Little Tree Acoustic House Concerts – Lafayette, CO. Little Tree Acoustic is a private house concert series in Lafayette, CO dedicated to creating an intimate listening space for professional singer-songwriter performers. If you want to experience music the way it should be experienced, join our friends-of-the-series email list so you can learn about and be invited to upcoming shows.There are typically two sets of music, with beverages and homemade desserts shared at intermission. You are welcome and encouraged to bring something to share. There will be rum cake…it’s a tradition! Advanced reservations are required. Email info@LittleTreeAcoustic.com or call 303-620-6634. $20 suggested donation (sliding scale). Doors open at 7:30/Music starts at 8pm.

Sat, Sep 17 – Private House Concert – Boulder, CO

Sun, Sep 18 – Five Points Live! – Denver, CO. Join us for a Sunday house concert hosted by Doug & Maggie in their beautiful modern townhome. All are welcome although space is not as well suited for small children. $18 suggested donation. Reserve seats at http://www.fivepointslive.com/reservations.html.

Thu, Sep 22 – Wild Bear Concerts – Nederland, CO. 20 Lakeview Dr., #107. Wild Bear Mountain Ecology Center is Boulder County’s only all-ages nature center annually serving thousands of people through the free and open walk in nature center as well as formal workshops for all ages. Together with Little Tree Acoustic House Concerts in Lafayette, CO, Wild Bear is continuing the Nederland tradition of bringing nationally and internationally touring performers up to the mountains. The intention of the series is to support grassroots music that brings community together to contemplate the beauty of the arts in nature. Wild Bear is proud to collaborate with Little Tree to build community surrounding the mission of Boulder County’s only all ages nature center. All artist donations support the performer. In addition, separate donations can be made to directly support Wild Bear’s mission and its ability to host these music shows. We suggest $20 and up ($25 and up the day of the show), on a sliding scale, meaning you are welcome to pay more if you value and can afford a little more to support live music. Please do what you can to keep live music and Wild Bear alive and thriving. Wild Bear has a liquor license, and the wine and beer sales help us cover the costs associated with the shows. So please consider coming thirsty and helping us support the series by enjoying a glass of wine or a beer.Reserve your seats by purchasing them early using the payment link at http://wildbear.org/concerts/. Doors open for the pot luck dinner at 6:30pm. Carousel of Happiness ride at 7:15pm. Music starts at 7:30pm.

Sat, Sep 24 – Peninsula Arts Center – Long Beach, WA. 504 Pacific Ave N. The Long Beach Acoustic Music Series presents the best and brightest in the Northwest music scene in an intimate house-concert-style setting with professional production and staging at the Peninsula Arts Center on Pacific Avenue in Long Beach. Concerts benefit the Long Beach Peninsula Acoustic Music Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization. The Peninsula Arts Center is a Fair Trade Music venue. Tickets are $12 Doors at 6:30. music at 7. Beer, wine, and other refreshments are available.

Oh we had so much Home By Dark fun in August!! This is from one of our Chukkar Farm shows…we were very purple that night.


the Chukkar Farm crew..had such a blast with Ernie Halter and the house band!


F Street Gallery in Salida was such a lovely setting for a concert! and then we walked across the street after the show and they had my favorite Portland beer on tap…Breakside IPA. Coincidence? I don’t think so. 


Our Gunnison house concert was such a blast!! Many folks were attending their first house concert. I love it when that happens!


I flew into Amarillo where my trusty roadies Ann & Bop picked me up and we drove to CO. I feel right at home here…I’m from big sky country after all.


Seriously? A fly shop/coffee shop combo in Creede??? I think I found heaven on earth. If only they had puppies.


Suited up and ready to hit the stream! Caught my nicest brown of the whole trip in those first few minutes. You can always tell how big the fish is by how loud I scream… 🙂


happy place!


this guy was hanging out in the same valley


a little sound-check moment with the great Michael Logen before our amazing Home By Dark show in Loveland


we loved the Rialto Theater! 

4. THE FUTURE. Well, fall is jam packed with awesome shows, and I couldn’t be more excited about visiting new festivals and venues whie revisiting some venues I already love. You, my friend, have been a wonderful partner in this musical journey that I call my life, and I couldn’t be more grateful. I hope to see you out there on the road! Much gratitude from your fan,

Beth Wood

World Headquarters: PO Box 10141, Portland, OR 97296

www.bethwoodmusic.com

Holler at me: bethwoodmusic [AT] hotmail.com

Here I am with my face on Facebook.

I barely know how to use it but I’m tryin’ on Twitter

Find me on Instagram! @bethwoodmusic.com

For the love of Pete, somebody please help me with Youtube!

 

 

Down the road a piece…

10.7 Lincoln City Cultural Center – Lincoln City, OR
10.8 Pistol River Concert Series – Pistol River, OR
10.13 FAR-West Conference – Bellevue, WA
10.14 FAR-West Conference – Bellevue, WA
10.15 FAR-West Conference – Bellevue, WA
10.20 The Purple Onion – Saluda, NC
10.21 Private House Concert – Cary, NC
10.22 Private House Concert – Cary, NC
10.23 The Rooster’s Wife – Aberdeen, SC
10.28 O’Connor’s Vault – Portland, OR
10.29 FARM Conference – Iowa City, IA
11.4 Moab Folk Festival – Moab, UT
11.5 Moab Folk Festival – Moab, UT
11.10 The Living Room at The Line – Richardson, TX
11.11 Fischer Fest – Fischer, TX
11.12 Russ & Julie’s House Concerts – Oak Park, CA
11.13 The Cellar Sessions – Pasadena, CA
11.16 Wine and Song Series -Pasadena, CA

Well hello, August Newsy News!

Ok, August, this is getting out of hand.

Monday Aug 1, 2016

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Greetings, friends and fellow music lovers! There is much newsy news to tell you, so I’ll get right to it! Here’s what’s up…

Fri, Aug 5 – Home By Dark @ Chukkar Farm – Alpharetta, GA

Sat, Aug 6 – Home By Dark @ Chukkar Farm – Alpharetta, GA

Thu, Aug 11 – F Street Gallery – Salida, CO

Fri, Aug 12 – Mountain Village Songwriter Series – Telluride, CO

Sat, Aug 13 – Private House Concert – Gunnison, CO

Sat, Aug 27 – Home By Dark @ Rialto Theater – Loveland, CO

1. GRATITUDE…I feel so grateful for this life in music. I have to stop and pinch myself so often that I look like I have chicken pox. These past two weeks at Hidden River Songwriting Camp were good soul food, and I was reminded of the magic that is the whole reason for all this running around. Special thanks to these folks for making my musical life so wonderful: Sisters Folk Festival and the town of Sisters, RJ Cowdery, Kathy & Gi and the amazing women at the Women, Nature and Song workshop in Veneta, Matt Meighan and Nancy Chafin, Tucker and Ben, Clara, Gordon & Suzan & Walden, and all the open-hearted campers at Hidden River Songwriting Camp!

2. THE NEWS…Great news: the new album “Spring Tide” is getting great support from folk radio. Thank you to all the DJs who support my music and continue the labor of love that is folk radio! Also good news: “Spring Tide” is now available on CDBaby, which means you can order physical copies or you can purchase downloads to your heart’s content. The album is in the pipeline for iTunes, Amazon, Rhapsody, etc so I will let you know when that happens. Check it out on CDBaby here!

Other wonderful news…you may recall I got to go up to Michigan in May for a house concert and video project. That project has come to fruition and I am absolutely blown away with how it turned out! And we have all been blown away by the response…over 135,000 views so far. The song, written by Chris Brooks, Steve Swanson and Peter Ammel, has such a timely and heart-warming message. I got to work with an amazing artist, Michael Waite, whose voice just gives me chills. And what a wonderful crew of folks who made it happen! (Mysteriously, the footage of me wading barefoot through freezing cold water somehow didn’t make it past the editing room, ha!!) But seriously, I love this song and this video. I hope you’ll check it out and share if you feel moved! The generous sponsor of this video was Hilltop RV. Woop!!

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Shows this month are off the charts awesome, not to mention that I get to go to my favorite spot on earth — southwestern Colorado — this month. It’s a good thing I have some shows because I gotta pay for my fly-fishing habit somehow! 🙂

3. AUGUST SHOWS…Life is so uncertain, please call ahead!

Fri, Aug 5 – Home By Dark @ Chukkar Farm – Alpharetta, GA. BW returns to the great Home By Dark concert series! HOME BY DARK is a songwriters in the round concert event unlike anything you’ve seen or heard. Featuring the best performing songwriters in America accompanied by the best instrumentalists on the planet. Hear the stories behind the songs and witness powerful performances as honest and as authentic as they come… from the writers themselves. In a beautiful outdoor setting at Chukkar Farm. With Ernie Halter and the amazing Home By Dark House Band! 8 pm. General admission: $22.14.

Sat, Aug 6 – Home By Dark @ Chukkar Farm – Alpharetta, GA. BW returns to the great Home By Dark concert series! HOME BY DARK is a songwriters in the round concert event unlike anything you’ve seen or heard. Featuring the best performing songwriters in America accompanied by the best instrumentalists on the planet. Hear the stories behind the songs and witness powerful performances as honest and as authentic as they come… from the writers themselves. In a beautiful outdoor setting at Chukkar Farm. With Ernie Halter and the amazing Home By Dark House Band! 8 pm. General admission: $22.14.

Thu, Aug 11 – F Street Gallery – Salida, CO. 119 N F Street. House concert in a lovely art gallery setting. $10 in advance. Please email lori@fstreetgallery.com for info and reservations. 7 pm. 

Fri, Aug 12 – Mountain Village Songwriter Series – Telluride, CO.  Free show at Reflection Plaza, in Mountain Village! 5:30 pm. 

Sat, Aug 13 – Private House Concert – Gunnison, CO.

Sat, Aug 27 – Home By Dark @ Rialto Theater – Loveland, CO. 228 E 4th St. Home By Dark is a songwriters-in-the-round concert event that will inspire and encourage you with stories, songs, and performances from the best songwriters in America. Past performers have written songs for Garth Brooks, Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson, Stevie Nicks, Kenny and Miranda Lambert while past guest instrumentalists have performed with Jon Bon Jovi, Lee Ann Womack, Martina McBride, and Willie Nelson…and you never know who may drop in. This is a night you’ll never forget and proof that a song can change your life. $19. 7:30 pm. 

 

 

Oh how I loved singing with my friend RJ Cowdery at the Sisters Concert in the Park…what a night! There was a dog sitting in the front row who howled every time the audience applauded…it was so awesome!

 what an absolute joy to sing with RJ and to revel in her beautiful songs and stories and voice

 and even though we had to get up at 6 to drive over the mountain the next day, we had the most wonderful workshop and house concert in Veneta! and guess what… our hosts had brand new puppies in the house! 

 this was my favorite view from the bluff at Hidden River Songwriting Camp. sighhhhh…. not pictured: the bald eagles who kept watching and listening to our campfire songs…

 the joyful crew of camp # 2…thanks Richey for capturing the moment! 

 on the first weekend, the moon made a grand entrance and took our breath away…

 

4. THE FUTURE… After an amazing month, I am humbled and reminded of how lucky I am to have a life in music and the arts. I believe with all my heart that a song can change a life, and so can a poem. We need art like we need air, and we turn to it time and time again to help us through our life’s passages. I feel so fortunate to be making music and to have the privilige of your listening ears. I hope you’ll come to shows and spread the word to your friends. I hope you’ll enjoy these beautiful summer days. I hope you’ll reach out if you feel moved. I am ever grateful! Your fan,

Beth Wood

World Headquarters: PO Box 10141, Portland, OR 97296

www.bethwoodmusic.com

Holler at me: bethwoodmusic [AT] hotmail.com

Here I am with my face on Facebook.

I barely know how to use it but I’m tryin’ on Twitter

Does anyone go to Myspace anymore? Seriously. I haven’t been there in years. I think I just saw a tumbleweed.

For the love of Pete, somebody please help me with Youtube!

 

 

Down the road a piece…

9/2 – Eugene, OR – Silvan Ridge Winery 

9/3 – Portland, OR – Art in the Pearl

9/6-10 – Sisters, OR – Americana Song Academy

9/11-12 – Sisters, OR – Sisters Folk Festival

9/16 – Lafayette, CO – Little Tree Acoustic Concerts

9/17 – Boulder, CO – House Concert

9/18 – Denver, CO – Five Points Live!

9/22 – Nederland, CO – Wild Bear Mountain Ecology Center

9/24 – Long Beach, WA – Peninsula Arts Center

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July Newsy News is here!

Well well well, July…

Friday Jul 8, 2016

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here you are, and I’m late to the party!

Greetings, friends and fellow music lovers!

I am just on the heels of a wonderful vacation to Switzerland and Ireland, and my heart is bursting with gratitude for all the new experiences and for the generosity of new friends and old. I know I am late getting this out…and I’m still getting my head back into the game…so I’ll just send a quick note here. I hope your summer is bursting with sunshine and berries, and I hope to see you soon! Here’s what’s happening this month…

July 15 – Sisters Folk Festival Presents: Concerts in the Park – Sisters, OR

July 16 – Women, Nature and Song Workshop – Veneta, OR

July 20-24 – Hidden River Songwriting Camp – Long Beach, WA

July 28-31 – Hidden River Songwriting Camp – Long Beach, WA

GRATITUDE…BIG, special thanks to all these fine folks who made June so wonderful: Jen & Scott Smith, Wyatt Eastering, Annie, and everyone at Wood & Stone Songwriting retreat; to Tom Faulkner and Susan Gibson and all at the Allen Theater; to David Stoddard and to Phil & Melissa Granchi, Don & Gigi Koebek, Ross & Jean Goodrich, and John Cook & Kathy Minton and all who attended our house concerts…it was a great mini-tour! And special thanks to Ocea, Violet & Jett and our gracious hosts in Switzerland Heidi & Teo, and Noelle & Daniel, and to Steve & Lori and family/friends and Michael for an amazing time in Ireland!

THE NEWS…There is still room for more at our Women, Nature and Song Workshop next weekend! Here is the info…it will be an inspiring time among friends in a gorgeous setting…here’s the scoop:


Also, don’t forget about the greatness that is CAYAMO, the week-long songwriters’ cruise happening Feb 19-26, 2017! I am still pinching myself that I get to play among this incredible line-up!! It is truly a magical experience, one not to be missed! You can still get on the waiting list here

 The new album “Spring Tide” is making little waves out there in the world. My buddy Erik Balkey is helping me get it out to the great folk radio DJs who still choose their own music and spin independent artists week in and week out! If you have a favorite radio show/station you think we should reach out to, lemme know at bethwoomusic@hotmail.com! Thank you Erik and folk DJ’s!

JULY SHOWS… Life is so uncertain..please call ahead!

July 15 – Sisters Folk Festival Presents: Concerts in the Park – Sisters, OR. Sisters Folk Festival is proud to offer “SFF PRESENTS,” additional off-season music events and concerts! Fir Street Park. FREE and open to all! With the great RJ Cowdery. 7 pm. 

July 16 – Women, Nature and Song Workshop – Veneta, OR. Nature, Women and Song is a songwriting workshop for women at Stillpoint Farm in Veneta. The workshop facilitators will be Beth Wood and Rj Cowdery. It will be hosted at a Yurt surrounded by beautiful trees and a delicous lunch will be served. Sliding scalte $55-$75. To reserve your space, call Kathy at 541-968-1999 or kathy@kathymarshallmusic.com. 10:30 am -5 pm.

July 16 – Stillpoint Farm House Concert – Veneta, OR. Join us for a house concert at beautiful Stillpoint Farm! With the great RJ Cowdery. $15-$20 suggested donation. To reserve a seat, please or email Kathy at 541-968-1999 or kathy@kathymarshallmusic.com. All are welcome! 7 pm.

July 20-24 – Hidden River Songwriting Camp – Long Beach, WA. Camp is sold out! You can register for the waitlist here.
 

July 28-31 – Hidden River Songwriting Camp – Long Beach, WA. Camp is sold out! You can register for the waitlist here.

we had so much fun at the Allen Theater! The three-part harmonies were my favorite part…like buttah! Love these delightful humans Susan Gibson and Tom Faulkner…


thank you Ira for capturing these shots!


My pre-game city dock selfie with Wyatt Easterling before the Wood and Stone retreat in Crisfield, MD! Wyatt is such an amazing writer, performer, and teacher, and he’s an excellent driver! Thanks Wyatt for driving me up from NC…


the serenity at Jane’s Island State Park…sigh…


Wood and Stone retreat class of 2016! Jen and Scott Smith attract such wonderful people into their sphere…it was so fun to hang with this crew!


had to capture this post-show moment after our house concert in Bend. David Stoddard and I had so much fun we couldn’t stop giggling! Thank you John & Kathy! 


THE FUTURE…I can’t wait for some Colorado time in August and September! Soon I will be adding the new album “Spring Tide” to CDbaby, iTunes, Amazon, etc, so stay tuned for that. And Renee and I are working on what 2017’s tour calendar will look like. It will be my 20th year as a full-time touring artist…woohoo! I could not have done any of it without you! Thank you for reading, listening, caring, sharing, applauding, and continuing to show up in my life in a big way. I am ever grateful for you! Your fan,

Beth Wood

World Headquarters: PO Box 10141, Portland, OR 97296

 www.bethwoodmusic.com

Holler at me: bethwoodmusic [AT] hotmail.com

Here I am with my face on Facebook.

I barely know how to use it but I’m tryin’ on Twitter

Does anyone go to Myspace anymore? Seriously. I haven’t been there in years. I think I just saw a tumbleweed.

For the love of Pete, somebody please help me with Youtube!

Down the road a piece…

8/5 Alpharetta, GA – Home By Dark at Chukkar Farm

8/6 Alpharetta, GA – Home By Dark at Chukkar Farm

8/11 Salida, CO – F Street Gallery

8/12 Telluride, CO – Mountain Village Songwriter Series

8/13 Gunnison, CO – House Concert

8/27 Loveland, CO – Home By Dark at the Rialto Theater

9/2 Eugene, OR – Silvan Ridge Winery 

9/3 Portland, OR – Art in the Pearl

9/6-10 Sisters, OR – Americana Song Academy

9/11-12 Sisters, OR – Sisters Folk Festival

June Newsy News!

June, you’re so sneaky…

Friday May 30, 2016

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how did you get here so quick?

 Greetings, friends and fellow music lovers! This spring is rolling along at such a fast pace. I’m trying to remember to stop and smell all of these beautiful Portland roses.

The whirlwind continues, and here is what’s happening in June. As always, I hope you’ll scroll down for gratitude, news, show detais, random photos and musings!

 6/2-6 Wood and Stone Songwriting Retreat – Crisfield, MD
6/4 – Somers Cove Marina Concert – Crisfield, MD
6/10 – Allen Library Theater – Allen, TX
6/16 – House Concert – Volcano, CA
6/17 – House Concert – Mendocino, CA
6/18 – House Concert – Redding, CA
6/19 – Songwriter Series House Concerts – Bend, OR

 1. GRATITUDE…My heart is so full. Thank you to all these wonderful folks for making May so insanely awesome (and the best birthday month ever!!)…Eric Alan and KLCC, Anna Tivel, Austin Nevins, Milo Fultz, Alberta St Pub and Tsunami Books, Dave and all at Two Way Street Coffeehouse, Lee & Cindy Herman and Windy City House Concerts, Rich Warren and all at Folkstage, the very generous Matthew Blackmon, Bill & Gail Valenti, Tower Theater and Soldier Songs, Cris & Annette and the Bottom Line team and all at the Big Bay house concert, Harmony for  Mayo, and John Felty and the Felty family and all at the White Squirrel Festival!

2. THE NEWS…well I’ve been waiting so long to tell you this HUGE AND AMAZING NEWS…I have been invited to play on CAYAMO 2017!! It is Cayamo’s 10th anniversary and I could not be happier that I get to celebrate with this wonderful community of folks. Cayamo is a week-long floating songwriter festival and caribbean cruise that is filled with magical moments. I was so honored to be a part of the first Cayamo and I am so honored to be returning! It is a pinch-me lineup so far (Emmylou Harris, Patty Griffin, Brandi Carlisle, Buddy Miller, Richard Thompson, Rodney Crowell, Kacy Musgroves, Shawn Mullins, Steve Earl, Paul Thorn, and more!) and Andy and crew will continue adding artists all year long. Sailing from Tampa to Cozumel and Roatan, Honduras! For more info, check out theCayamo website. WOOP!!

 

In other news, the new acoustic CD “Spring Tide” is making its way into the world slowly but surely. Thank you to all who have shown their support, and thank you for all the wonderful feedback you have been sending my way. It seems like lots of folks are connecting with the quiet, stripped-down versions of these songs, and that makes me so happy. The CD release parties with Anna Tivel were an absolute dream. A special highlight was having Milo Fultz sit in on upright bass for a few tunes in Portland. I hope Milo and I can do more collaborating soon! My buddy Erik Balkey is working on our folk radio campaign for “Spring Tide”. I hope it continues to resonate out there in the world! I will keep you posted on when it is available on iTunes/Amazon/CDbaby, etc. In the mean time, you can always get your copy here.

There are still a few spots left at two really wonderful events in July. On July 16, I will be co-leading a workshop with the great RJ Cowdery called Nature, Women and Song at Stillpoint. Details are here. And there are a few spots left for the second Hidden River Songwriting Camp in Long Beach, WA in July! I am thrilled to be co-hosting this camp with the great Matt Meighan. We will explore our creativity together and have lots of downtime in this beautiful setting to write on our own. Check it out here!

3. JUNE EVENTS…Life is so uncertain, please call ahead!

6/2-6 Wood and Stone Songwriting Retreat – Crisfield, MD. An inspiring four day retreat celebrating song, creativity, friendship and community hosted by the great Jen & Scott Smith of Naked Blue! At beautiful Jane’s Island State Park! All meals and lodging in the conference cabin are included. More info athttp://www.woodandstoneretreat.com/.

6/4 – Somer’s Cove Marina – Crisfield, MD. 715 Broadway. Masters of Song: In the round concert with Wyatt Easterling and Naked Blue! 6 pm.

6/10 – Allen Library Theater – Allen, TX. 300 N. Allen Drive. 214-509-4911. The Allen Public Library offers a wide variety of cultural programming for adults and families. Songwriters in the round with the great Tom Faulkner and Susan Gibson! 7:30 pm. This concert is FREE, y’all!

6/16 – House Concert – Volcano, CA. with David Stoddard. For info and RSVP, please call Phil at 916-848-9193. Please bring salad or dessert to share. BYOB. Dinner at 6, music at 7.

6/17 – House Concert – Mendocino, CA. With David Stoddard.  Please email bethwoodmusic@hotmail.com for details if you are intereted in attending.

6/18 – House Concert – Redding, CA. With David Stoddard. Beautiful house concert series hosted by the fabulous Ross & Jean Goodrich. Please email or call for reservations/directions 530.941.8421 and jeangoodrich@charter.net. $20 suggested donation, With Dave Stoddard!

6/19 – Songwriter Series House Concerts – Bend, OR. With David Stoddard. Hosted by John Cook & Kathrine Minton, The Songwriter Series is a non-profit, private event, concert series created to introduce independent singer-songwriters, to an attentive audience, in an intimate setting. 100% of the proceeds from donations and merchandise sales go directly to the artists. These concerts are a wonderful way to enjoy hearing great musicians and singer-songwriters create superb live music, featuring the full rich sound of acoustic instruments and exceptional vocals. 4 pm potluck. 5 pm music. RSVP at 972.741.3251 or johnmcook@songwriter-series.org. $15 suggested donation. With David Stoddard!

it was such a magical night at Alberta Street Pub CD release…a dream come true!

 playing with anna tivel and milo fultz gave me chill bumps on my chill bumps

super sweet bonus gifts from Folkstage and WFMT!!

 the benefit concert at the Tower in Bend was EPIC!!!

 the night was truly one of the highights of my year so far…especially singing jazzy tunes with The Stronghold Trio!

 now this is a songbird’s paradise! in Big Bay, MI…

 this is my new boyfriend Kevin, the Australian Shepherd, who lives in Big Bay, MI. we’re going to try the long distance thing…

 White Squirrel Festival in Brevard was SO MUCH FUN!!

 

 my favorite sidewalk artist Nora Felty surprised me back stage… 🙂

Playing at White Squirrel Festival was pure bliss!! Thank you Ken Voltz for the photo!

4. THE FUTURE…This summer will be a continuation of the greatness this year has already brought my way! I will get to travel a little bit with friends for fun, and I get to keep on doing what I love, the greatest gift of all! I hope you have some time this summer to have fun, get out in nature, spend time with loved ones, and do something nurturing for your spirit. And as always, thank you for continuing to support me on my musical journey. With great appreciation and much gratitude from your fan,

Beth Wood

World Headquarters: PO Box 10141, Portland, OR 97296

 www.bethwoodmusic.com

Holler at me: bethwoodmusic [AT] hotmail.com

Here I am with my face on Facebook.

I barely know how to use it but I’m tryin’ on Twitter

Does anyone go to Myspace anymore? Seriously. I haven’t been there in years. I think I just saw a tumbleweed.

For the love of Pete, somebody please help me with Youtube!

Down the road a piece…

7/15 Sisters, OR – Sisters Folk Festival Presents Concerts in the Park

7/16 Veneta, OR – Nature, Women and Song at Stillpoint workshop and concert

7/21-24 Long Beach, WA – Hidden River Songwriting Camp

7/28-31 Long Beach, WA – Hidden River Songwriting Camp

8/5 Alpharetta, GA – Home By Dark at Chukkar Farm

8/6 Alpharetta, GA – Home By Dark at Chukkar Farm

8/11 Salida, CO – F Street Gallery

8/12 Telluride, CO – Mountain Village Songwriter Series

8/13 Gunnison, CO – House Concert

8/27 Loveland, CO – Home By Dark at the Rialto Theater

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!!!!

 

I’ve been waiting so long to tell y’all this….

I am thrilled to announce that I will be playing on the 10th anniversary edition of Cayamo: A Journey Through Song!!! I have played three times before and it is the most fun you can EVER imagine!! It is a week long Caribbean cruise and floating music festival with the most amazing line-up of artists. The community of music lovers that Cayamo brings together is exceptional. WOOHOO!!! Here are some details.. you can read more at http://www.cayamo.com/  Hope to see you on the high seas!!

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May’s Extra Newsy Newsletter is here!

May, don’t tell anyone…

Monday May 2, 2016

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Greetings, friends and fellow music lovers!

April has brought so much awesome to the table I almost need to pinch myself. I am overwhelmed with gratitude that I get to do this work I love to do, and that there are so many people out there willing to help me make it happen!

Here’s what’s happening in May. I hope you’ll scroll down for musings, random pics, show details, etc.

Wed, May 4 – KLCC 89.7 – Eugene, OR

Fri, May 6 – Alberta Street Pub CD RELEASE PARTY – Portland, OR

Sat, May 7 – Tsunami Books CD RELEASE PARTY – Eugene, OR

Fri, May 13 – Two Way Street Coffeehouse – Downers Grove, IL

Sat, May 14 – Folkstage – Chicago, IL

Sun, May 15 – Windy City House Concerts – Chicago, IL

Tue, May 17 – Soldiersongs Benefit at Tower Theater – Bend, OR

Sat, May 21 – Workshop and House Concert – Marquette, MI

Mon, May 23 – Harmony For Mayo – Rochester, MN

Sun, May 29 – White Squirrel Festival – Brevard, NC

Thu, June 2-Mon, June 6 – Wood and Stone Retreat – Crisfield, MD

1. GRATITUDE…What an incredible ride this month has been. HUGE thanks to all these fine folks who made it so wonderful: Matt Miner, Cal Scott, Richard Moore and crew at O’Connor’s Vault, Sandra & Kathy & Mama, Susie & Ellen Cherry & Sean & all at Susie’s house concerts, David Sardinha & Mary Johnson Rockers & all at the Cary Theater, Misti O-P, Chris & Lynn Rosser & Tom PR & David Lamotte, Felty family, Louise Baker & Isis Music Hall, Michael Collins and WSQL, Jim & Alice & RK and all at UUTC, Robby Hecht Perry & Sally and all at Fleur de Lis, Teri and all at the Willow Tree Coffeehouse and Listening Room, Caaaaaat, Bob & Ashleigh and all at Folk at the Cannery, Ann and Bob Wood, Nathan Brown, John Cook and all at Uncle Calvin’s Coffeehouse, Betty and all at Concerts at Betty’s, Matt and all at Open Ears Concerts, Rodney Bursiel, Ashley, Lane & Heather and all at Bugle Boy, Bill and Pam and all at Honey Creek House Concerts!

 

2.THE NEWS…Well folks, the big news is the release of the new CD! We will be celebrating in Portland and Eugene on May 6 and 7 with the great Anna Tivel and many musical guests. I hope you Oregon friends can join us! Anna’s new CD “Heroes Waking Up” is a gorgeous, quiet, brilliant work of art and I can’t wait for you to hear it. Let’s celebrate! It will be a little while before it is available for online purchase or download. But in the mean time, if you would like your very own copy, you can buy one directly from me here or at shows! This project is so meaningful to me as I love being able to capture and present my songs in their most elemental form. And Tyler Fortier and the Fortier family helped me do just that. In just three days in a house overlooking the Oregon coast, we created this collection of intimate recordings that has become ‘Spring Tide’. Fueled by coffee, beer and homemade mac-n-cheese (thank you Flood!), it was a dream come true and I am so exicted to share it with you!

Here is a sneak peak preview of one of the songs off the new CD. Watch all the way to the end to see the cute studio mascot, Topper’s review of the song!

beth wood gone too soon

May will bring many fun shows including CD release parties, a trip to the midwest, and a return to the great White Squirrel Festival in Brevard, NC! I am also very honored to be a part of the Soldier Songs Presents benefit on May 17 at the Tower Theater in Bend, OR along with the Strong Hold Trio. On this night, we will be contributing the proceeds of the event to an organization that provides transitional housing support to wounded combat veterans. I hope you can join us for a really fun evening of music in “Bend’s Living Room”, the very special Tower Theater. Rumor has it there will be some musical mischief and collaboration!

This summer will bring many fun camps and workshops!! There are still a couple of spots left for the wonderful Wood and Stone Songwriting Retreat in Crisfield, MD. Hosted by Jen and Scott Smith of the duo Naked Blue, Wood and Stone is a very special, unique, intimate gathering of songwriters in a gorgeous place – Jane’s Island State Park. Last year was my first year at Wood and Stone and I left inspired, energized, and filled with love and spirit from that special community. Wyatt Easterling is also an instructor this year. I am a huge fan of what he does so this retreat is not to be missed! Dates are June 2-6.

I’m thrilled to be co-leading a day-long workshop/retreat at Stillpoint Farm in Veneta, OR with my friend the great RJ Cowdery! The event is called Nature, Women and Song at Stillpoint and we will be gathering in a Yurt surrounded by beautiful trees and lots of nature and wildlife. A teepee will be set up too and a delicous lunch will be served. There will also be a house concert in the evening! Check it out…

There are also a few spots left at the Hidden River Songwriting Camp in Long Beach, WA in July. I will co-hosting this camp alongside the great Matt Meighan – gentle teacher, sage, and leader in songcraft. It will be a wonderful community gathering in a gorgeous setting with the opportunity to focus on creativity, sharing songs, and unplugging for a few days. This year’s camps will be held on the shores of Willlapa Bay near the town of Long Beach, Washington. The 13-acre site is rustic and beautiful, providing camp sites, kitchen, fire circle, wood-fired sauna and showers, a great view of Willapa Bay, canoes and paddle boats for use in the bay, and the Pacific Ocean a mile away. The dates are July 28-31. I can’t wait!!

 

3. MAY HAPPENINGS…Life is so uncertain, please call ahead!

Wed, May 4 – KLCC 89.7 – Eugene, OR. Anna Tivel and I will get to visit with the great Eric Alan about our new CDs, and we’ll also play a few tunes live. You can listen online here. We will be on the air at approximately 2:30 pm. FREE…it’s radio!

Fri, May 6 – CD RELEASE @ Alberta Street Pub – Portland, OR. 1036 NE Alberta St. 503-284-7655. Re-established in 2013, the Alberta Street Pub is a complete remodel of the old neighborhood Public House. The kitchen serves up an inspired and locally sourced menu to compliment our craft cocktails and the 21 rotating draft beers. Offering one of the best listening environments in Portland with an intimate setting and a high quality sound system. Double CD release party with BW and Anna Tivel!! With many special musical guests! We will play separate sets with much collaboration. $10 at the door. 8:30. Seating is limited so get there early!

Sat, May 7 – CD RELEASE @ Tsunami Books – Eugene, OR. 2585 Willamette Street. 541-345-8986. Tsunami Books is Eugene’s beloved neighborhood book store and community hub. We will celebrate a double CD release party with BW and Anna Tivel! Tickets are $10 at the door or in advance by dropping by the store or calling 541-345-8986. 7:30 pm. With many special musical guests! We will play separate sets with much collaboration. $10 at the door. 7:30. Seating is limited so get there early!

Fri, May 13 – Two Way Street Coffeehouse – Downers Grove, IL. 1047 Curtiss St, inside the First Congregational Church building in downtown Downers Grove, just across the street from the Downers Grove Public Library. 630-969-9720. For 45 years, Two Way Street Coffeehouse has featured live folk and acoustic musical entertainment every Friday night. We offer a very informal environment, and serve specialty coffees, teas, soda, cider, hot chocolate and snacks. No alcohol is served, and no meals. We are a non-smoking coffee house, and we welcome all ages. We have a requested donation of $7.00 on Fridays. 8:15 pm.

Sat, May 14 – Folkstage – Chicago, IL. Private in-studio concert for members of the WFMT Fine Arts Circle hosted by Rich Warren.

Sun, May 15 – Windy City House Concerts – Chicago, IL. A lovely Sunday afternoon house concert hosted by Lee & Cindy. For more information, go to www.windycityhouseconcerts.org. Must RSVP to attend. $20 suggested donation.

Tue, May 17 – Soldiersongs Benefit at Tower Theater – Bend, OR. 835 NW Wall Street. An evening of community and song at the beautiful Tower Theater, sponsored by SoldierSongs to benefit a Marine Corps project in Bend that supports wounded Marines/Sailors in transitioning to civilian life. With The Stronghold Trio and local openers Loose Gravel and Mark Quon. Reserved Seating $25-$30. A benefit concert for veteran support programs. 7 pm.

Sat, May 21 – Workshop and House Concert – Marquette, MI.

Mon, May 23 – Harmony For Mayo – Rochester, MN. 10 3rd Ave. NW. The Rosemary and Meredith Willson Harmony for Mayo Program is a program of the Mayo Clinic Dolores Jean Lavins Center for Humanities in Medicine, and is administered by Choral Arts Ensemble. Free weekly concerts are performed on Mondays from 12:10 to 1:00 p.m. on the Mayo Clinic campus, featuring a variety of artists ranging from classical to jazz, country to pop music. Concerts are open to patients, visitors, staff, and the general public. 12:10 pm.

Sun, May 29 – White Squirrel Festival – Brevard, NC. Featuring two-and-a-half days of great live music, the White Squirrel Festival in Downtown Brevard, NC is the perfect way to experience everything this charming mountain community has to offer. Best of all it’s FREE! Created to enhance and develop the business district of downtown, the event has evolved into one of the premier music festivals in the southeast. BW will kick of Sunday’s lineup of music at noon, followed by Zoe & Cloyd and Sarah Siskind & Sunliner with Travis Book of Infamous Stringdusters!

Thu, June 2-Mon, June 6 – Wood and Stone Retreat – Crisfield, MD. An inspiring four day retreat celebrating song, creativity, friendship and community hosted by the great Jen & Scott Smith of Naked Blue!

Had so much fun with Ellen Cherry and everyone at Susie’s House Concerts! She rocks. 

 Kinda fun to drive up and see my name in big letters!! It was an amazing night of Six String Presents at the Cary Theater. i LOVED getting to hear Mary and her kick-ass band. And yes, that really is her last name. And yes, she rocks!

 Cool shot from the Cary Theater. It was a dream show! 

 The view from the porch at Farm Felty in Brevard, NC. I spent hundreds of mornings soaking in this view when I lived here. If you have read my poetry book, you might recognize the elbow-shaped tree. 🙂

 The great Chris Rosser sound checking for our Isis show. Truly one of the most beautiful venues filled with the nicest people. We played to a sold-out house and we were on cloud 9 for days!

Tough audience at Fleur de Lis House Concerts!


I had so much fun sharing some shows with the great Nathan Brown!! Thanks Alan for the pics from Uncle Calvin’s!


the amazing crew at The Bugle Boy in La Grange. Loved every minute of it!!


loving the stage at Honey Creek House Concerts!


this is my new boyfriend…he sat outside my window and protected me from coyotes all night. 


check out this cool shot by Rodney Bursiel! We had a super fun photo shoot at Blue Rock and this is my favorite one. Can’t wait to share some more of these with you!

4. THE FUTURE... Ohmygosh, I am breathless as I write this! What a great tour this has been and there is to much to look forward to ahead! In June I’m excited to take a little personal time for trips to Switzerland and Ireland with dear friends. Life is sweet!

The rest of the year is shaping up beautifully for touring and we are working on 2017. It blows my mind that next year will be my 20th year of being a full-time touring artist. I’m starting to dream on some kind of big way to celebrate! Let me know if you have ideas?!

I could not have survived a single one of those 20 years without you! THANK YOU for following my musical wanderings, for coming out to shows, hosting gatherings, and cheering me on every step of the way. I am forever your fan,

Beth Wood

World Headquarters: PO Box 10141, Portland, OR 97296

www.bethwoodmusic.com

Holler at me: bethwoodmusic [AT] hotmail.com

Here I am with my face on Facebook.

I barely know how to use it but I’m tryin’ on Twitter

Does anyone go to Myspace anymore? Seriously. I haven’t been there in years. I think I just saw a tumbleweed.

For the love of Pete, somebody please help me with Youtube!

Down the road a piece…

6/2-6/5 Crisfield, MD – The Wood and Stone Retreat

6/16 Volcano, CA – House Concert w/David Stoddard

6/17 Mendocine, CA – House Concert w/David Stoddard

6/18 Redding, CA – House Concert w/David Stoddard

6/19 Bend, OR – Songwriter Series House Concerts w/David Stoddard

7/15 Sisters, OR – Sisters Folk Festival Presents Concerts in the Park

7/16 Veneta, OR – Nature, Women and Song at Stillpoint workshop and concert

7/21-24 Long Beach, WA – Hidden River Songwriting Camp

7/28-31 Long Beach, WA – Hidden River Songwriting Camp

8/5 Alpharetta, GA – Home By Dark at Chukkar Farm

8/6 Alpharetta, GA – Home By Dark at Chukkar Farm

8/11 Salida, CO – F Street Gallery

8/12 Telluride, CO – Mountain Village Songwriter Series

8/13 Gunnison, CO – House Concert

8/27 Loveland, CO – Home By Dark at the Rialto Theater

 

April newsy news and crazy tour schedule!

Oh April,

Friday, April 1, 2016

icon you had me at daffodils.
Greetings, friends and fellow music lovers!

Well, spring has sprung here and the trees are bursting with promise, and the songbirds are singing at the top of their joyful little lungs. The sun has even come to visit us a few times. 🙂 April is bursting with wonderful happenings. Here’s what I’ll be up to…I hope you’ll scroll down for show details, news, and random photos and musings.

Mon, Apr 4 – Songwriters-inthe-Round at O’Connor’s Vault – Portland, OR

Fri, Apr 8 – House Concert – near Annapolis, MD

Sat, Apr 9 – Six Strings Presents at the Cary Theater – Cary, NC

Thu, Apr 14 – Isis Music Hall – Asheville, NC

Fri, Apr 15 – Live @ UUTC – Brevard, NC

Sat, Apr 16 – Fleur de Lis Acoustic Series – Louden, TN

Sun, Apr 17 – The Willow Tree Coffeehouse and Music Room – Johnson City, TN

Tue, Apr 19 – Folk at the Cannery – Dataw Island, SC

Fri, Apr 22 – Uncle Calvin’s Coffeehouse – Dallas, TX

Sat, Apr 23 – Concerts at Betty’s – San Antonio, TX

Sun, Apr 24 – Open Ears Concerts – Austin, TX

Fri, Apr 29 – The Bugle Boy – La Grange, TX

Sat, Apr 30 – Honey Creek House Concerts – Celina, TX

1. GRATITUDE…Special thank you to these wonderful folks for making March so much fun: Ginger & Larry, Steve & Lori, Peter & Debby and all at Fiddler’s Crossing, Tracy & Scott & Nick, Steve, Bob, and Nicholas and all at the beautiful Freight & Salvage, Richey, Anna, Kelly, Dale and all at the Peace House, Mark & Jeanne and everyone at Olympia Acoustic Concerts, and Terri & Jerry.

And a VERY special, huge gratitude shout-out to Matthew Blackmon for coming through in a huge way! A few weeks ago, I got invited by my friend Bill Valenti to perform at a benefit concert in May at Bend’s beautiful Tower Theater. The benefit is organized/sponsored by SoldierSongs and Voices, a non-profit that gives free music and songwriting lessons to Armed Forces Veterans, and it will raise money for an organization that helps wounded marines transition back in to civilian life. I REALLY wanted to be a part of this. I saw that I had the date open and free on the calendar, but I would be out on the road in Chicago with a few nights off in between gigs. So I decided I would throw it out to the universe to see if anyone had some airline miles they might be willing to donate to help me get back to Oregon for the show. What’s the worst that could happen, right? Well, within one hour, the best had happened. Matthew had responded to my call, asked for the details of the trip, and booked flights for me to be able to fly back to OR to play the benefit show. I am still overwhelmed thinking about this extremely generous act! THANK YOU SO MUCH, Matthew!! You’ve got some excellent kharma coming your way!

2. CALL TO ACTION…Thank you to all of you who help me get creative with dates I need to fill! Renee and I work really hard on stringing shows together, but sometimes it takes a village! 🙂 We’ve got a couple of southeast dates in the fall that need some love…Oct 21 & 22. GA, SC, NC, AL…all could work and I’m open to ther ideas, too. Holler at me at bethwoodmusic@hotmail.com. Thanks!

3. THE NEWS…Well the big news of course is the new CD, Spring Tide!! The boxes just arrived on my doorstep and I couldn’t be more excited! I am also VERY excited to be sharing my CD release party shows with the great Anna Tivel! Anna also has a new CD coming out that is heartbreakingly beautiful (I got a little sneak preview…). Oregon peeps, please save the dates: Fri, May 6 at Alberta Street Pub in Portland, and Sat, May 7 at Tsunami Books in Eugene. YAY!

Here is the beautiful cover. Graphic art by Scott Docherty and photo by R. Dee Mairs…

And here is a little promo video the Tyler put together! Takes me back to that magical weekend in Lincoln City…

beth wood

The official release will be in May but I might just have to sneak some in my suitcase for this April tour coming up! Oregonians, please save the dates for special double CD release shows with the great Anna Tivel!

And finally, I am thriled to be teaching at some incredible workshops this summer and there are still a few spaces left! East coasters, the Wood and Stone Retreat in Crisfield, MD is such a wonderful, intimate gathering of song-lovers. Jen and Scott Smith (our gracious hosts) and Wyatt Easterling are the other instructors and it is going to be an amazing four days.  Also I will be co-hosting the Hidden River Songwriting Camps with the wonderful Matt Meighan in Long Beach, WA in late July. The first session is filled up but there are still a few spots left for the second session (July 28-31). I hope you will join us!

 

4. APRIL SHOWS…Life is so uncertain, please call ahead!

Mon, Apr 4 – Songwriters-inthe-Round at O’Connor’s Vault – Portland, OR. 7850 S.W. Capitol Hwy. Matt Miner presents: Songwriters in the round with Cal Scott and Richard Moore! Tickets $12 in advance/$15 at the door. For info: mattminermusic@gmail.com or 503-484-8196. 7 pm. (This show is sold out but there may be a few seats available at the door.)

Fri, Apr 8 – Susie’s House Concert – near Annapolis, MD. A lovely house concert in Gambrill, MD. All are welcome! For info and reservations, please email susieshcs@aol.com for RSVP for info . Please bring an appetizer or dessert to share. BYOB. Co-bill with ellen cherry! $20 suggested donation. 8 pm.

Sat, Apr 9 – Six Strings Presents at the Cary Theater – Cary, NC. 122 E Chatham St.919-462-2055. Six String Presents presents live music at select venues from the best in singer songwriters, bluegrass, country, folk and acoustic music. BW will share the stage with Mary Johnson Rockers for an incredible evening of song at the town of Cary’s beautiful theater. 8 pm.  $20.   Mary’s website: http://www.maryjohnsonrockers.com/

Thu, Apr 14 – Isis Music Hall – Asheville, NC. Haywood Rd. 828-575-2737. Isis Restaurant and Music Hall is a west Asheville favorite combining great cuisine with a beautiful listening room. This will be BW’s first time to play at ISIS! Co-bill with the great Chris Rosser! 7 pm.

Fri, Apr 15 – Live @ UUTC – Brevard, NC. 24 Varsity Street at South Broad. 828-877-6121. Join us for an evening of story and song at beautiful UUTC! $15 suggested donation/$10 students. With the great Robby Hecht! All ages welcome. 7 pm.

Sat, Apr 16 – Fleur de Lis Acoustic Series – Louden, TN. Come join us for a wonderful evening of music and food. This is a potluck, BYOB event. $15 suggested donation. 5:30 gathering, 6 pm music. 

Sun, Apr 17 – The Willow Tree Coffeehouse and Music Room – Johnson City, TN. 216 East Main St. The Willow Tree is a listening room, coffeehouse, and art gallery in beautiful Johnson City. A co-bill Sunday afternoon with the great Robby Hecht! 

Tue, Apr 19 – Folk at the Cannery – Dataw Island, SC (private concert series)

Fri, Apr 22 – Uncle Calvin’s Coffeehouse – Dallas, TX. 9555 North Central Expressway. Uncle Calvin’s is Dallas’s long-running listening room concert series presenting live music on most Friday nights at Northpark Presbyterian Church. BW is thrilled to return with her favorite musician/poet Nathan Brown. 8 pm. info@unclecalvins.org or 214-363-0044 for info. $15 adv/$18 door.  

Sat, Apr 23 – Concerts at Betty’s – San Antonio, TX. A lovely house concert hosted by Betty! For info: wwwsumrdays@yahoo.com. $15 suggested donation. 8 pm.

Sun, Apr 24 – Open Ears Concerts – Austin, TX. St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 14311 Wells Port Drive. Open Ears Concerts presents live music performances that explore the intersection of Art, Spirituality, and Activism, since 2005. We present diverse genres and styles of music in an alcohol free, family friendly, listening room environment. BW returns to Open Ears for an afternoon show with Nathan Brown! $15 suggested donation. 1 pm. 

Fri, Apr 29 – The Bugle Boy – La Grange, TX. 1051 N. Jefferson St. (Hwy 77). 979-968-9944. The Bugle Boy takes its name from the Andrews Sisters’ 1940’s hit “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy”. Best little listening room in Texas! BW is thrilled to return with her favorite musician/poet Nathan Brown! $20. 

Sat, Apr 30 – Honey Creek House Concerts – Celina, TX. For reservations and directions please contact Bill and Pam at honeycreekhouseconcerts@gmail.com. Potluck is at 7:00 PM, concert begins at 8:00 PM. Well behaved children are welcome. $20 suggested donation. 

 

What a blast it was to play at Fiddler’s Crossing in Tehachapi…in a monsoon, no less! Thanks Mark La Ciura for the awesome pics, and to everyone who braved the storm!

oh man. playing at the freight & salvage with steve meckfessel and nicholas leahy was a thrill! this iconic venue was one of the most gorgeous places i have ever played. 


the beautiful peace house in portland. the peace was palpable. 🙂 the harmonies were soaring…


and i loved returning to olympia acoustic music concerts…just over my left shoulder is a breathtaking view of the water…i kept hoping for an orca sighting!


the trees are so happy here. here’s the one by my house doing its happy dance

5. THE FUTURE…I am so overwhelmed with gratitude looking at the rest of this year’s calendar. It is shaping up to be the best yet. Thank you to all of you for reading my musings, attending shows, telling your friends about my music and poetry, and cheering me on along the way. It is not always an easy ride, but I wouldn’t have it any other way!

A very happy spring to you and I hope to see you out there on the road soon! With much gratitude from your fan,

Beth Wood

World Headquarters: PO Box 10141, Portland, OR 97296

www.bethwoodmusic.com

Holler at me: bethwoodmusic [AT] hotmail.com

Here I am with my face on Facebook.

I barely know how to use it but I’m tryin’ on Twitter

Does anyone go to Myspace anymore? Seriously. I haven’t been there in years. I think I just saw a tumbleweed.

For the love of Pete, somebody please help me with Youtube!

Down the road a piece…

5/6 PORTLAND CD RELEASE @ ALBERTA ST PUB

5/7 EUGENE CD RELEASE @ TSUNAMI BOOKS

5/13 Downers Grove, IL – Two Way Street Coffeehouse

5/14 Chicago, IL – Folkstage

5/15 Chicago, IL – Windy City House Concerts

5/17 Bend, OR – Soldiersongs Benefit Concert @ Tower Theater

5/21 Marquette, MI – House Concert

5/23 Rochester, MN – Harmony for May

6/2-6/5 Crisfield, MD – The Wood and Stone Retreat

6/16 Volcano, CA – House Concert w/David Stoddard

6/17 Mendocine, CA – House Concert w/David Stoddard

6/18 Redding, CA – House Concert w/David Stoddard

6/19 Bend, OR – Songwriter Series House Concerts w/David Stoddard