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Well hello there, April, bring on the flowers!

Hey there, April, I’m so glad you’re here…

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

icon break out the flowers!
(Thanks, Jacqui for the photo!)

Greetings, friends and fellow music lovers!

What a whirlwind March was, but I wouldn’t change a thing. Here’s where I’ll be in April… scroll down for news, gratitude, pics and show details!

Fri, Apr 3 – Axe & Fiddle – Cottage Grove, OR

Mon, Apr 6 – O’Connor’s Vault – Portland, OR

Fri, Apr 10 – Private House Concert – Jacksonville, FL

Sat, Apr 11 – Our Kind of Folk House Concert – Seminole, FL

Sun, Apr 12 – Barnacles Under the Moonlight Concerts – Coconut Grove, FL

Wed, Apr 15 – Private Workshop & Concert – Eugene, OR

Sat, Apr 18 – Texas Tunes Concert Series – Lewisville, TX

Fri, Apr 24 – Concerts at Our House – Seattle, WA

Sat, Apr 25 – Words & Music Concert Series – Vaughn, WA

1.  GRATITUDE. Wow. Am I ever grateful! Thank you to these fine folks who made the epic whirlwind of March so wonderful…Dave & Molly Stoddard, Mark Samuelson and friends, Harriet & Barret Wicklund and friends, Dan and Justin at the Space Station, Sean and Kate and friends at Pomme de Terre Pottery, Christine Dean and KUMD, Jason and Beaner’s Central, Bill & Kate Isles, Jamie and all at the New York Mills Cultural Center, Tom May and Artichoke Music, Renee and Quincy, Cheryl & Clint, John Floridis and the Crystal Theater, Sarah Sample and James, Jason and Doc and Live From the Divide, and Sarah Calhoun and friends, and all the good folks who came out to listen!

2. THE NEWS. Well I know you’ll never believe this but April will be a whirlwind, too, just slightly more flowery than March. :) I am super excited for another split bill with the great Tyler Fortier and our bad-ass band in Cottage Grove. These guys rock and we have SO MUCH FUN! And then I’m stoked for another fun songwriters-in-the-round evening with Cal Scott and Richard Moore in Portland! I get to take a short trip to FL for three wonderful shows, and then to Lewisville, TX for an evening with Tom Faulkner and Michael Hearne…and to cap it off, I get to return to Concerts at Our House in Seattle and play at Words & Music concert series in Vaughn, WA… somebody please pinch me!

When I was in Missoula, I had the chance to be interviewed by John Floridis for his Montana Public Radio show Musician’s Spotlight.  Guests on the show have included legendary musicians like B.B King, Alison Krauss, Lyle Lovett, Wilco, Brandi Carlile, Daryl Jones of the Rolling Stones, The Cowboy Junkies, Richard Thompson, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Bruce Cockburn, Shawn Colvin, and more.  Whaaaaaat?!?!!?  That’s so awesome.  And now little ol’ me. Thanks John! I loved our conversation and can’t wait to hear how it turns out. I’ll be sure to share a link when it is ready.

Other big news: I will be launching my Song of the Month Club again!! But before I get it going, I want to get your feedback…Song Clubbers, is there anything that you’d like to change about the Song of the Month Club? Does Paypal work ok for you?  Please let me know as I am open to all feedback. If you are new to the concept of the Song of the Month Club, I hope you’ll consider joining when I launch it again! Basically, I created the SOTM Club to engage folks in my creative process, to release new material, and to raise money for my CD project I was working on. I asked for a minimum of $10 (and a maximum of whatever you like…the sky’s the limit!!) and I sent a recording of one unreleased song along with liner notes and lyrics on the first of the month for 10 months. So my vision for SOTM Club 2.0 includes songs that are acoustic, guitar and vocal tracks because that’s the direction in which I’m feeling pulled for my next CD!  Look out for my launch soon! Who knows, maybe I’ll throw in a poem or two!!

I was so honored to be a part of the Good Life Central Oregon podcast this month! My buddy Jeremy Storton, a super talented creative spirit and entrepreneur and bad-ass singer-songwriter and guitar player, created the Good Life Central Oregon podcast to highlight stories of folks who are a part of life in central Oregon! I loved our conversation and you can take a listen/look here!

Man, we were so fortunate to get some really fun videos from my Minnesota tour with Dave Stoddard and my Montana shows with Sarah Sample!!  Thank you to Ron Kutsi, the Space Station, and Live from the Divide for capturing these fun moments!  Check some out here…

Here’s me and Dave doing “Get Good”…

beth wood- its gonna get good

Here’s some great concert footage and interviews with me & Dave…

david stoddard and beth wood

and here’s me and Sarah Sample at our Bozeman sound check!

sarah sample and beth wood

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

Fri, Apr 3 – Axe & Fiddle – Cottage Grove, OR. 657 East Main St. 541-942-5942. Located in the heart of historic Cottage Grove, the Axe & Fiddle is a true pub, full of locals enjoying great music, great food, microbrews and a full bar. Come on down and become an honorary local! BW and Tyler Fortier will share the stage with their insanely awesome band of Peter Perdichizzi, Milo Fultz, Erin Flood-Fortier, Erik Berg-Johansen, and Merlin Showalter. 8:30 pm. $8.   

Mon, Apr 6 – O’Connor’s Vault – Portland, OR.  7850 S.W. Capitol Hwy. Matt Miner Presents another in-the-round evening with BW and the great Cal Scott and Richard Moore!! Info 503-484-8196 or mattminermusic [AT] gmail.com. 7 pm. $12 in advance/$15 at the door. 

Fri, Apr 10 – Private House Concert – Jacksonville, FL

Sat, Apr 11 – Our Kind of Folk House Concert – Seminole, FL.  Open to the public. Reservations are requested as often seating limited. Directions to the specific venue will be given with your reservations. For more info or to make reservations use the For reservations, please call Craig Huegel: (727) 422-6583 or Email: Huegelc55 [AT] aol.com.

Sun, Apr 12 – Barnacles Under the  Moonlight Concerts – Coconut Grove, FL. The Barnacle Historic State Park, 3485 Main Highway. The Barnacle is located in Coconut Grove (Miami) at 3485 Main Highway. (305) 442-6866. Enjoy a magical evening of live music under the moonlight! Lawn chairs, blankets and picnics welcome. No pets, please. Admission: $10 Future members. $8 Members. $3 ages 6-9. Under 6 free. Gate opens at 5:30 p.m. Music from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Wed, Apr 15 – Private Workshop & Concert – Eugene, OR

Sat, Apr 18 – Texas Tunes Concert Series – Lewisville, TX. MCL Grand Theater, 100 North Charles St. The Texas Tunes series features performers from music halls and festivals throughout the state who present great music in a variety of genres, but all with that unique Texas flair that has made the state a hotbed for fans of live music. Tickets are $20 general admission, $15 for seniors age 60 and older or children age 12 and younger. Lewisville residents are able to purchase single-show tickets for $10 each, either in advance at City Hall or on the performance date at the MCL Grand box office. BW will share the stage with the great Tom Faulkner and Michael Hearne!! 8 pm. 

Fri, Apr 24 – Concerts at Our House – Seattle, WA. “Concerts At Our House” is the name we use to describe parties in our home where friends and guests come together to experience live acoustic music up-close and personal in a warm, friendly, and intimate environment. The singer-songwriters hosted at these parties range from emerging artists to seasoned, mainstage nationally and internationally touring performers in the contemporary folk, folk-pop/rock and Americana genres. With room for 50 people in our living room, we generally hold 12-16 concert parties annually. For legal reasons these parties are officially “by invitation” only. To receive an invitation to a show and/or be added to the e-list for announcements of upcoming shows email house.concerts[at]comcast.net with “Add” in the subject line. Please include your name and a contact phone number in case we need to reach you quickly due to any last minute change in plans for a concert you are planning on attending. $20 suggested donation. 7 pm doors/ 8 pm music.   

Sat, Apr 25 – Words & Music Concert Series – Vaughn, WA. Words and Music House Concerts take place in an intimate, waterfront setting that allows you to meet and talk with your favorite Poets, Authors and Singer/Songwriters. For information, write info [AT] watermarkwriters.com or call 253-778-6559. Donations go to the artists. Additional funds go to Watermark Writers’ youth programs. We suggest a donation of $20 per person for the concerts.  

Thank you Jeff Z for this pic from the Wicklund’s wonderful house concert in Fergus! I love playing with Dave Stoddard!

I love this pic from our video shoot at the Space Station…wheeeeeee!

and check out this brilliant, artsy shot from Holly D! Can you find me?!?

ummm..did i mention it was cold in Fergus Falls, MN?

We had a blast singing at KUMD in Duluth. Right before this, we had a spontaneous hallway jam with a kick-ass band called The Dead Horses. If we had known they were coming, we would have warmed up on a song that’s not in D flat.  :) But they were really good sports and jammed it up good!!!

Ridiculous Montana sky…

As our luck would have it, one of the sponsors of our Live From The Divide show in Bozeman is a fried chicken restaurant…woop!! Here I am with the luminous Sarah Sample trying not to look full.

Beautiful Sarah singing “If I Needed You” from her beautiful CD called “Til The Morning: Lullabies and Songs of Comfort” she recorded with Edie Carey. GAWGEOUS!!

I was just a little bit excited about playing at the Red Ants Pants headquarters!!

It was a wonderful night among the pants and lovely folks in White Sulphur Springs!

 

4. THE FUTURE.  There are so many things to look forward to!  My poetry book is in the artwork phase. I’ve got wonderful shows and collaborations are coming up, and I can’t wait to get my Song Of the Month Club rolling again!  And I’m starting to get super excited for some teaching this summer at The Wood and Stone Songwriting Retreat in June and Joe Craven’s Rivertunes Music Camp in July. Woop!!

I hope we can all take a little time to enjoy the wonder of spring all around us. And I hope to see you all out there on the road. Thank you for reading, for sharing your thoughts, for coming out to shows and for cheering me on in my musical journey!  With much gratitude from your fan,

Beth Wood

World Headquarters: BethWoodMusic, PO Box 864, Eugene, OR, 97440

Holler at me: bethwoodmusic [AT] hotmail.com

Here I am 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.

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

 

P. S. TIMBER & CODA UPDATE…guess what, we went to the beach!!!

Coda says, “I know I look very regal here, but really I’m just staring at the ball.”  Coda’s not much of a swimmer, but he loves lying in the sand!

And then there’s THIS guy!! Timber was in pure heaven. We think he may be part seal. 

 

Down the road a piece…

5/2 – Brazos Valley House Concerts – Graford, TX

5/3 – Patrick’s Place Music Series – Coppell, TX

5/6 – Axe & Fiddle – Cottage Grove, OR

5/8 – National Anthem for LUFC Home Opener- Springfield, OR

5/9 – Rogue Valley Roots Festival – Ashland, OR

5/10 – Rogue Valley Roots Festival – Ashland, OR

5/16 – Peninsula Arts Center – Long Beach, WA

5/29 – University Club – Albany, NY

5/30 – Private House Concert – West Chester, PA

5/31 –  Artsville House Concerts NY – Brooklyn, NY

6/4-8 – The Wood and Stone Retreat – Crisfield, MD

Well hello there, March! News and other stuff..

Well hello there, March.

Wednesday Feb 25, 2015

icon I blinked and now you’re here!
Greetings, friends and fellow music lovers!

Well, we blinked and short little Feb was gone!! March has lots of good things in store. I know I’m a few days early, but I wanted to get my newsletter out before leaving for my “My Toes Are Numb” tour of MN and WI!

Things have been beautiful and sunny here in Oregon but I hear the rain returns this week. I had epic good times in Sisters and Bend last month, as well as couple of hometown gigs and a songwriting workshop with some wonderful folks. I love my job!

In a nutshell, here are my shows coming up. As always, I hope you’ll scroll down for more show details and for news, gratitude, and musings.

Thu, Feb 26 – Crossings at Carnagie – Zumbrota, MN
Fri, Feb 27 – Grassroots Concerts – Nisswa, MN
Sat, Feb 28 – The Pump House – La Crosse, WI
Mon, Mar 2 – House Concert – Fergus Falls, MN
Tue, Mar 3 – House Concert – Fergus Falls, MN
Wed, Mar 4 – Live Video Shoot! – Fergus Falls, MN
Thu, Mar 5 – House Concert – near Dalton, MN
Fri, Mar 6 – Beaner’s Central – Duluth, MN
Sat, Mar 7 – New York Mills Cultural Center – New York Mills, MN
Fri, Mar 20 – River City Folk Live At Artichoke – Portland, OR
Tue, Mar 24 – Crystal Theatre – Missoula, MT
Wed, Mar 25 – Live From The Divide – Bozeman, MT
Thu, Mar 26 – Red Ants Pants House Concert – White Sulphur Springs, MT

 

1. GRATITUDE…Special thanks to Brad and Kerani and everyone at the Sisters Folk Festival Winter Concerts, to the Sisters High School Americana Project students, to Foghorn String Band, to JoAn Mann – ever gracious hostess, and to Anne Weiss for friendship and collaboration and amazing artistry and to Eric for driving, to Steve and Debbie Gibson, Cross Current and Walker T Ryan and all the folks at Oakshire for helping to raise money for Opportunity Village Eugene, and to the Avalonians for a wonderful afternoon workshop full of heart and inspiration!

2. THE NEWS…March is shaping up to be jam packed! Not quite as crazy as the time I played 32 college shows in March, but busy nonetheless! I am thrilled to play solo shows at three wonderful venues in MN and WI, and then join my buddy Dave Stoddard for more fun and harmonies!

Also, it turns out you can drive to MT from Portland! I’m excited to explore new territory there in March thanks to my fabulous booking agent Renee, and I will have my fingers and toes crossed for beautiful weather there as I play shows in Bozeman, Missoula, and White Sulphur Springs.

April is not so shabby either. From a band show with the great Tyler Fortier in Cottage Grove to an in-the-round evening in Lewisville, TX with songwriting greats Tom Faulkner and Michael Hearne to superb house concerts in WA, I simply have to pinch myself sometimes!

Speaking of Florida, anybody in the sunshine state want to host a concert on Friday, April 10? We’ll have a blast and my toes will dance. Holler at me at bethwoodmusic@hotmail.com if you have ideas!

My songwriting workshop here in Eugene went so well and was SO much fun that I would like to do more. Especially when I’m out on the road, I think it could work really nicely to do an afternoon workshop before an evening peformance. Let me know if you have thoughts, feedback and/or interest in this idea — I’d love to hear from you!

My poetry book is finally becoming a reality. Every day it becomes more book-like. :) It’s amazing how much work goes into culling, grouping, ordering, and proof-reading. Just like making an album, it becomes all-consuming so that I can’t think of much else!  I am doing my final proof-read this week before sending off for the real work to begin. As of now, the title I am going with is “Kazoo Symphonies” but that could change at any moment. Runner-up is “The Open Window”. I want to thank all of you who have encouraged me in my poetry, especially Dr. Nathan Brown. I am SO excited about this book! Both Nathan Brown and Tom Kimmel inspire me as they both weave poetry and songs into their concerts, adding another dimension of artistry. I hope to do the same!

Many of you have asked if I can share some music in my newsletters, and I love that! The TV show Troubadour, TX has been running some of my songs in recent episodes. It’s so much fun to be a part of this and reach people with my music I otherwise never would have reached!  I found this gem that they recently posted…from the Troubaour, TX outdoor show in Addison, TX, a fun version of “Doing This Dance” with Tom Faulkner on percussion and vocals and Daran DaShazo on guitar. Woohoo!

beth wood - doin' this dance on troubadour, tx music tv

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

Thu, Feb 26 – Crossings at Carnagie – Zumbrota, MN. 320 East Avenue. Crossings is a wonderful hub for the arts in Zumbrota! Classes, concerts, gift shop, clay studio, and art exhibits all rolled in to one magical place! Tickets may be purchased at crossingsatcarnegie.com or call 507-732-7616 to reserve seats. Reservations suggested. $15 in advance/$18 at the door. 7 pm. http://www.crossingsatcarnegie.com/index.htm

Fri, Feb 27 – Grassroots Concerts – Nisswa, MN. 5459 Co. Rd. 18. 218-829-4092. Concerts held at the Live Well Nightclub and Coffee Bar at the Journey Church. GRASSROOTS CONCERTS are the nonprofit cultural offerings of a small, happy society of largely omnivorous but gentle folk dedicated to the preservation of live entertainment in vicarious times. At all shows, seating is first-come, first-served. At each concert, GRASSROOTS welcomes your nonperishable food (or cash) donation to a local food shelf. Admission is $10 at the door for adults and $5 for children under 12 with listening attention, when accompanied by an adult. Showtime is 7:30 PM (doors open at 6:30), and you’re encouraged to come early to claim your choice of seats. 7:30 pm.   http://www.grassrootsconcerts.org/Welcome.html

Sat, Feb 28 – The Pump House – La Crosse, WI. 119 King Street. 608-785-1434. The Pump House Regional Arts Center is a non-profit organization founded in 1977. Housed in a re-purposed municipal waterworks structure, the organization offers a wide range of visual and performing arts opportunities that utilize the venue’s theater, 3 art galleries, classroom, pottery studio, and meeting areas. Twin vaulted wood ceilings and historic woodwork accent the remodeled interior of the fully accessible cultural center.The Pump House Regional Arts Center is home to award winning concerts, drama, exhibits, comedy, films, classes and more. Serving as the anchor of the City of La Crosse Arts District for decades, the center is affectionately known by locals as “The Pump House.” $18 members/$21 general advance/$21 members/$25 general day of show. 7:30 pm. http://www.thepumphouse.org/

Mon, Mar 2 – House Concert – Fergus Falls, MN. with Dave Stoddard! Hosted by Mark Samuelson. On Lakeview Drive. For info and RSVP please call 218-736-5779. 7 pm.

Tue, Mar 3 – House Concert – Fergus Falls, MN. With Dave Stoddard! RSVP to 701-426-4003 or wicklund@charter.net. 7 pm.

Wed, Mar 4 – Live Video Shoot! – Fergus Falls, MN. 1221 N. Union. With Dave Stoddard! Come join us – it’s free!! 8 pm.

Thu, Mar 5 – House Concert – near Dalton, MN. with Dave Stoddard! at Pomme de Terre Pottery. email david@davidstoddardmusic.com for info and reservations.

Fri, Mar 6 – Beaner’s Central – Duluth, MN. 218-624-5957. 324 North Central Avenue. With Dave Stoddard! $10 advanced/ $12 Door. 7 pm.   http://www.beanerscentral.com/index.htm

Sat, Mar 7 – New York Mills Cultural Center – New York Mills, MN.  The New York Mills Cultural Center is a rural center for creativity, community vitality, and lifelong learning in the arts. The Cultural Center connects people to artists and to great cultural experiences in rural Minnesota. We offer visitors intimate opportunities to encounter art and artists in our 80-seat concert listening room, two art galleries in a historic building, a gift store featuring local artists, an artist residency program, a sculpture park, and a folk school where everyone can learn to practice a variety of fine and folk arts. With Dave Stoddard! 7:30 pm. Call 218-385-3339 for ticket reservation.  Advance sale price is $12, or $15 the night of the concert.  Student admission is $5 and anyone who brings a donation for the Mills Food Shelf gets a buck reduction in the admission price.    http://www.kulcher.org/

Tue, Mar 24 – Crystal Theatre – Missoula, MT. 515 South Higgins Avenue. (406) 542-6603. With Sarah Sample and John Floridis! 7:30 pm.

Wed, Mar 25 – Live From The Divide – Bozeman, MT. 627 East Peach St. LIVE FROM THE DIVIDE is a radio broadcast created simply as a “A Celebration of the American Songwriter”. The 60 minute show features regionally established & legendary songwriters alike. Based out of an intimate 50 person venue and recording facility in Bozeman, Montana. Artists vary their interactions with the crowd, sometimes poking fun at a live audience member or by taking time to explain the origin of the song they are about to perform. The program provides listeners with an unparalleled opportunity to hear songwriters in a natural stripped down and raw setting. With the great Sarah Sample!! $20.

Thu, Mar 26 – Red Ants Pants House Concert – White Sulphur Springs, MT. 206 E. Main St. Community potluck begins at 6:00 PM. Concert begins around 7:30.

 

We had so much fun at Music in the Glen at Newport Hills! The great Anne Weiss knocked all of our socks of as usual and then we had a special guest on harp Lynne Hyde…smokin’!!

Whaddya know, it was our host JoAn’s birthday! Her son said she likes chocolate, chocolate, chocolate!

Whan an awesome pic by Jay Mather from our Sisters Folk Festival Winter Concert…thanks Jay!

 A nice man handed me this note after my set at Oakshire Public House… it totally made my week!! So many people compare me to Dolly.  I think I should meet her and we should do a duet. :)

I love this pic!!! Super psyched to play here!

This happened right outside my office window. The one red flower gets me every time.

Look at these guys off the leash in the front yard. :) Timber and Coda Update: Well they have us wrapped around their little paws. They love to cuddle as much as they love the ball. Our doggy manners classes are going well and both of them will do just about anything for treats. Happy day!

 

4. THE FUTURE. I am busy plotting and planning how to make my next recording a reality! I’m excited about capturing the simple essence of songs played just as I wrote them…with only guitar and voice, or piano and voice. I’m thinking back to Patty Griffin’s first album “Living With Ghosts”, a live demo of just her and her guitar, and what a profund impact it had on me as a young artist. The good news is that the project won’t be crazy expensive, and once I’ve figured out the how and the where, I will open up the process and enlist your help! If you have ideas or thoughts, holla!

It’s a busy spring and we’re already booking into 2016. Sometimes with all this planning, it feels like I’m living my life in the future. But the music always brings me back to the moment. I hope to spend as much time in the moment as I can as I believe that magic happens there.

I am ever grateful for your support and encouragement of me on my musical journey! I love hearing your ideas and feedback! Hope to see you out there on the road soon.  With much gratitude from your fan,

Beth Wood
 

World Headquarters: BethWoodMusic, PO Box 864, Eugene, OR, 97440

Holler at me: bethwoodmusic [AT] hotmail.com

Here I am 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.

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

 

Down the road a piece…

4/3 Axe & Fiddle – Cottage Grove, OR – BAND SHOW with Tyler Fortier!
4/6 O’Connor’s Vault – Portland, OR – with Cal Scott & Richard Moore!
4/11 Our Kind of Folk House Concerts – Seminole, FL
4/12 The Barnacle Under the Moonlight Concert Series – Coconut Grove, FL
4/18 Texas Tunes Concert Series – Lewisville, TX – with Tom Faulkner & Michael Hearne!
4/24 Concerts at Our House – Seattle, WA
4/25 Words and Music – Vaughn, WA

more shows and other stuff at bethwoodmusic.com

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February, short and sweet, I heart you…

and all of your fabulous happenings!
(This flower is for you.)

 

Greetings, friends and fellow music lovers!

There is much to love about February and I’m so excited to tell you all about it.  Here is a brief outline…and you can scroll down for more details!

1. Gratitude

2. The News

3. February Shows…

 Fri, Feb 6 – Sisters, OR

     Sat, Feb 7 – Bend, OR

     Wed, Feb 11 – Eugene, OR

     Thu, Feb 26 – Zumbrota,  MN

     Fri, Feb 27 – Nisswa, MN

     Sat, Feb 28 – La Crosse, WI

4. The Future

 

1. GRATITUDE…I am so thankful to everyone who helps me in my life’s work. I absolutely could not do it without you!  What an amazing start to the year and if January is any indication of how 2015 is going to go, I’m IN!!  Thank you to Dan & Chery and all at Doverlaff House Concerts for a wonderful evening; to Lincoln Crockett for your artistry and big heart…what fun! Thank you to John & Gigi and crew at their house concert, and to Richard Moore for inspiring me once again! Supa big thanks to John & Dave for being my chariot in TX!  Thanks to Ann & Bop, Chris Rosser, Nan & Dave, Nathan & Ashley, Billy and song circle crew, Kevin & Barbara & all at Hondo’s, Trudy & Tom, Phil and all at Dallas Country Club, Tom Faulkner (you freakin rock!!), to the Howes and the Maurers and friends in Coppell, Matt & Tonya and all at Open Ears Concerts, to Sam Bonds Garage and Jeffrey Martin (you slay me), and to Joan, Alex & Ginger and friends in Roseburg..we had a blast!

2.  THE NEWS…This short month has no shortage of awesome shows!!  I am super excited for a trip over the mountain this weekend to Sisters and Bend.  Brad Tisdel invited me to sing for the Sisters High School Americana Project class, so I’m thrilled and honored to get to be with them for a little while.  And I can’t WAIT to sing with the great Anne Weiss at Music in the Glen at Newport Hills house concert!!  Anne’s music is soulful, spirit-filled, smart, and sassy.  One of my favorite things about Anne: she leads a choir in Portland called The Everyone Welcome Community Choir/Singing Class, how cool is that!  Here’s one of my favorite of Anne’s songs, “Day of Celebration”.

Next week I am playing at a fundraiser right here in Eugene at the Oakshire Public House (Watershed IPA is my fave…yum)!  It is a free event (although you can donate) and all you have to do is drink beer ($1 from every beer sold on Wednesday goes to the fundraiser!).  I’m excited to raise money and awareness for Opportunity Village Eugene, whose mission to create self-managed communities of low-cost tiny houses for those in need of housing.  YES!  Real people working for real solutions! It’s also Dan Bryant’s birthday, one of the original organizers and current chairman of the board for EVO. If you’d like to learn more about Dan & OVE, click here to see a wonderful article from The Eugene Weekly.

And then for some reason I decided I should go to MN and WI at the end of Feb..burr!! :) I am really excited to play new places on my own, and then my buddy David Stoddard and I will team up in the first week of March for some shows.  We are also going to do some recording together…hopefully we will get enough songs done to do an EP.  We dig playing together so much and we’re eager to share it with everyone!  Some other super exciting news, Dave and I have been invited to play at the Great River Folk Festival in La Crosse, WI in August as a duo… fun stuff!  Wanna help us come up with a name?  Also, anyone in MN wanna host a house concert with me and Dave on Sat, March 8?  Here we are singing on of my favorite Dave Stoddard tunes, “Three Quarter Time”…

david stoddard - three quarter time - with beth wood - creek house concerts - 3.16.2013

A little birdie told me that the great Ara Lee sang a cover of my mission statement song at her show in January!! This makes my heart so happy I can’t even express it in words!  Ara is an AMAZING artist, vocalist, and performer and she’s go soul coming out of every pore!  I’m so excited to know this lady and can’t wait to hear more, and hopefully hear her sing my song in person one day!  You can listen to Ara’s wonderful new music here.

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

Fri, Feb 6 – Sisters Folk Festival Winter Concerts – Sisters, OR. At Sisters High School, 1700 West McKinney Butte Road. The Winter Concert Series brings hot music to the cold season in Sisters. BW opens the show for the Foghorn String Band! The Sisters Folk Festival Winter Concert Series package is $50 for all three shows for adults, $25 for students. Individual tickets are $20 adv./$25 door/$10 student. 7 pm.     

Sat, Feb 7 – Music in the Glen at Newport Hills – Bend, OR. Hosted by the lovely Joan (pronounced JoAnne), this house concert is friendly and intimate, a lovely,setting for music! Seating is limited, please RSVP to ja@prep-profiles.com or 541-480-8830 to reserve your chair! $20/15 sliding scale donation. A co-bill with the great Anne Weiss!! 6 pm potluck, 7 pm music.   

Wed, Feb 11 – Oakshire Public House – Eugene, OR. 207 Madison St. Oakshire Inspires is a Wednesday tradition at this great public house to raise money for and support local causes. Each Wednesday, $1 from every beer sold is donated to a designated cause. Feb 11 is a fundraiser for Opportunity Village Eugene and birthday celebration for Dan Bryant, one of our community’s tireless homeless advocates and chairman of the board of directors of Opportunity Village Eugene. Dan and OVE are doing GREAT work…let’s support them and celebrate them!!  Starts at 6, BW plays at 8:30 pm. Cross Current and Walker T Ryan also playing!

Thu, Feb 26 – Crossings at Carnagie – Zumbrota,  MN. 320 East Avenue.  Crossings is a wonderful hub for the arts in Zumbrota!  Classes, concerts, gift shop, clay studio, and art exhibits all rolled in to one magical place! Tickets may be purchased at crossingsatcarnegie.com or call 507-732-7616 to reserve seats. Reservations suggested. $15 in advance/$18 at the door. 7 pm.

Fri, Feb 27 – Grassroots Concerts – Nisswa, MN. 5459 Co. Rd. 18. 218-829-4092. Concerts held at the Live Well Nightclub and Coffee Bar at the Journey Church. GRASSROOTS CONCERTS are the nonprofit cultural offerings of a small, happy society of largely omnivorous but gentle folk dedicated to the preservation of live entertainment in vicarious times. At all shows, seating is first-come, first-served. At each concert, GRASSROOTS welcomes your nonperishable food (or cash) donation to a local food shelf. Admission is $10 at the door for adults and $5 for children under 12 with listening attention, when accompanied by an adult. Showtime is 7:30 PM (doors open at 6:30), and you’re encouraged to come early to claim your choice of seats.  

Sat, Feb 28 – The Pump House – La Crosse, WI. 119 King Street. 608-785-1434. The Pump House Regional Arts Center is a non-profit organization founded in 1977. Housed in a re-purposed municipal waterworks structure, the organization offers a wide range of visual and performing arts opportunities that utilize the venue’s theater, 3 art galleries, classroom, pottery studio, and meeting areas. Twin vaulted wood ceilings and historic woodwork accent the remodeled interior of the fully accessible cultural center.The Pump House Regional Arts Center is home to award winning concerts, drama, exhibits, comedy, films, classes and more. Serving as the anchor of the City of La Crosse Arts District for decades, the center is affectionately known by locals as “The Pump House.” $18 members/$21 general advance/$21 members/$25 general day of show. 7:30 pm. 

 

What a fun evening in Wilsonville at John & Gigi’s home! Richard Moore rocked the house as always and I was so honored to sing his beautiful song “My Blue Hour.”   

Some great pics by Joanna at the Open Ears Concert series in Austin with my buddy Tom Faulkner!  we had a BLAST!

 I finally got to play tambourine again! Love this song by Tom “Do Bea’s Dance”…if that won’t get your toes tappin, I don’t know what will!  You can take a listen here to Tom’s Troubadour, TX studio performance of this great song!

Another fun night at Sam Bond’s Garage here in the Eug.  It was a wonderful listening audience…thank you Jeffrey Martin for the invite!

Check out this motley crew! Here is our Sisters song campers selfie at the Casa Campbell house concert in Roseburg!! So fun to see Joan & Bob and Sean even joined in the party on the way back from his road trip! 

 

4. THE FUTURE… is bright with possibility and wonder! It’s going to be a wonderful year and it’s just now getting started. I’ve got that new acoustic album project on my mind,  and I’m doing some dreaming on that.  I’m organizing and formatting poems.  I’m writing a little every day.  Whenever I get tired or discouraged I will try to let the music carry me as it is and always has been there for me.

This newsletter is a great way to keep current on what’s happening in my world.  I hope to see you and your friends out there at a show!!  In the mean time, happy Love Month!  With much gratitude from your fan,

Beth Wood

World Headquarters: BethWoodMusic, PO Box 864, Eugene, OR, 97440

Holler at me: bethwoodmusic [AT] hotmail.com

Here I am 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.

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

 

 

P.S. here’s the Timber & Coda Update!

Thanks for all your kind emails about Timber & Coda!  They are settling in nicely and sneaking on the bed when we are gone (and sometimes while we’re in it). It’s pretty crazy around here with double the fun!  Timber is just now getting over his eye surgeries and we think he’s done with the cone of shame for good. We start their first Good Dog class on Thursday…wish us luck!

This pic was their first day at the dog park.

And Coda sleeping for 20 hours after the dog park…

Do you think they should have their own Facebook page and/or Twitter account?  :)

Happy New Year and January News, y’all!

Well hello there, 2015!Friday Jan 2, 2015
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Geetings, friends and fellow music lovers, and a very Happy New Year to you! The number 2015 just doesn’t look right yet, but here it is nonetheless. I hope you all had a chance to rest and recharge a bit before the turning of the page. With the new year comes new opportunities, new friendships, new travels, new songs! I thank you for taking the time to read my musings and keep up with my musical adventures. Here’s what’s up around here..1. Gratitude2. The News

3. January Shows in OR and TX (scroll down for more details…)

4. The Future

1. GRATITUDE…I am so grateful to everyone who came out to our Caldera Songwriters Group Concert and Benefit for the Egan Warming Center!! Tsunami Books was packed to the gills with generous, loving folks who listened to every note with appreciation and gave generously during this holiday season. Because of all of the dedicated volunteers and staff at Egan and St Vinnie’s, no one in our community will ever again go without a warm place to sleep when the nights turn frigid. Thanks to Scott, Nate and staff at Tsunami Books, to the fabulous performing songwriters – Jeffrey Martin, Della Perry, Steve Gibson, Ken Zimmerman, Lori Kats, Laura Golden, Sean McGowan, John Shipe, Ashlee Tidwell, Do Mi Stauber and Paul, Michael Kevin Daly, Joan Campbell, Melissa Ruth and Johny, Willie McEachern and Glen Saari. Thank you to KLCC, KRVM, The Eugene Weekly, and The Register-Guard, for helping us spread the word. Thank you to Shelley from Egan Warming Center for being there, and thank you to Marty Ochs for helping load and deliver 2 cars full of warm things. Together we raised over $1,100 and two carloads of warm things! You simply made my heart soar by helping to make one of my dreams come true…to harness the power of music to serve our community! YAY!!

2. THE NEWS…I’m excited to start of the year with a wonderful Portland house concert shared with my insanely talented friend Lincoln Crockett. And then I get to come right back the next weekend for a lovely private house concert before heading out to Texas for a few shows. January closes with another house concert — this time in Roseburg hosted by a new friend I met at Sisters Song Academy…life is good!! Scroll down for details about these fine shows.

I was so delighted to see this wonderful piece of news from the great Bud Johnson. Bud’s radio show, Accoustic Accents, plays all over the great state of Alaksa, and he has been such a great supporter of my music through the years. Thank you, Bud for including me in your top 13!

I’m super excited for new teaching opportunities this year. I am thrilled to be teaching this summer at the Wood and Stone Retreat in MD and also at Rivertunesin Coloma, CA!! The Wood and Stone Songwriting Retreat was started by Scott & Jen Smith (the duo called Naked Blue) and is held at beautiful Jane’s Island State Park in Crisfield, MD. Scott & Jen say, “This is a wonderful ‘music-centric’ opportunity to get away from it all and do some intensive work on your craft & skills with some of the finest and most committed musicians in the business.” Wowza! I’m honored and thrilled to be a part of this and can’t wait to meet new friends and make new connections.

Rivertunes is a music camp in July on the banks of the American River in Coloma, CA. Started by Joe Craven, this wonderful, inclusive camp celebrates music, community, nature and freindship all wrapped up in a big ol ball of fun! Here’s how the folks at Rivertunes describe their mission: “Roots Music & Creativity Camp ~ honors traditions and celebrates innovations in Acoustic Roots Music and Creative Living through individual growth and community spirit. Whether you aspire to perform, want to jam with friends, or simply and comfortably share songs with a loved one, our mission and passion is to help you do it!”  I am so excited to be a part of this and join the incredible group of folks who lead classes there!

I’ll also continue teaching private lessons here in Eugene, and I’m open to teaching on the road, too! I love working on basic singing skills, piano, guitar, dynamics and performance, and song building. If those are things that interest you and you are open to being flexible with my touring schedule, email me at bethwoodmusic@hotmail.com and let’s talk!

In the creative news department, I am feeling pulled toward making simple, stripped-down recordings of my new songs. I’d like to celebrate the elemental sense of the songs as I have written them, and as I get to perform them most of the time solo. Tyler and I have already started laying some new songs down and it feels good! I will keep you posted on our progress!

3. JANUARY SHOWS…life is so uncertain, please call ahead!

Sun, Jan 4 – Doverlaff House Concerts – Portland, OR. Dan & Cheryl have created a wonderful, intimate listening room in their home! Seating is limited – reservations are suggested. Please email doverlaffhouseconcerts@gmail.com or call 503-730-3189 for info and reservations. Co-bill with the great Lincoln Crockett!! 7 pm.

Sat, Jan 10 – Private House Concert – Portland, OR

Wed, Jan 21 – Hondo’s on Main – Fredericksburg, TX. 312 W. Main St. 830-997-1633. Songwriters Showcase hosted by Kevin Higgins. 7:30 pm.

Thu, Jan 22 – Private Party – Dallas, TX

Fri, Jan 23 – House Concert – Coppell, TX

Sat, Jan 24 – Open Ears Concerts – Austin, TX. Open Ears Concerts presents live music performances that explore the intersection of Art, Spirituality, and Activism. We also strive to present diverse genres and styles of music in a family friendly listening room environment, and to provide a fair and reasonable payment to the artists for their work. The concerts are held at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, a fully inclusive and progressive Christian community. We are located on Wells Branch Parkway, just west of IH-35, at the corner of Wells Port Drive. We have a potluck meal before the show, so feel free to bring a dish to share. Potluck starting at 6 PM, music at 7 PM, and $15 suggested donation. The wonderful organization Spirit Reins will be there to tell us abotu their great work with kids and families! Co-bill with Tom Faulkner!

Sat, Jan 31 – Casa Campbell House Concert – Roseburg, OR. $10 suggested donation.  Bring a dish to share. Please contact Joan at 541-530-6923 or jlwade@hotmail.com for details and info.

I love the stage at Tsunami Books! The poetry section is right there by my left knee so it’s kinda distracting! thanks for the pic Joan Campbell…


here’s the giant pile of warm things everyone donated at our Caldera Songwriters benefit concert!! Woop!!

When I was visiting my folks in TX, we were cleaning out some old boxes. Check out this letter we found!! It brought tears to our eyes. John was a friend of my parents — they went to Texas Tech at the same time, back when he was John Deuchendorf. :)

Beautiful susnet sky in Eugene. Any winter day with sun is a gift here!


Happy new year from the top of Spencer’s Butte! 


cool flyer for our Doverlaff House Concert on Jan 4!! 


4. The Future…2015 is looking very bright! I hope it can be a year of joy, celebrating community, creativity and connection. I hope the music will wrap around our hearts, make us shake our booties, bring us laugther and release our tears, and inspire us to celebrate!! With much gratitude for your continuing support,

Beth Wood

World Headquarters: BethWoodMusic, PO Box 864, Eugene, OR, 97440

Holler at me: bethwoodmusic [AT] hotmail.com

Here I am on Facebook.

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

Does anyone go to Myspace anymore?

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

 

p.s. One more piece of non-music news, our little family just got a little bigger! On Christmas Eve, we adopted two labs from the Greenhill Humane Society!! We think their person had to go to the hospital and might not have come home. :( But we are thrilled to have them with us and can’t wait to have heaps of fun together! The young chocolate lab is around 2 years old and is a bundle of sweet energy. We have decided his name is Timber! And the older black lab is around 10-12 years old. He is a spry fellow who loves to cuddle as much as he loves the ball. He is particularly enamoured with Marty and likes to sleep on a pile of Marty’s clothes. :) His name is Coda. I love the name because it is a muscial term and it means the ending of a song, after the main theme has already been played. Much like his life here with us!!  We haven’t been able to play with them much yet  because they both just had their surgeries, but it’s gonna be a tennis ball fest around here!!

Meet Timber and Coda!!

 

Down the road a piece…

Fri, Feb 6 – Sisters, OR – Sisters Folk Festival Winter Concert Series

Sat, Feb 7 – Bend, OR – Music in the Glen at Newport Hills

Thu, Feb 26 – Zumbrota, MN – Crossings at Carnegie

Fri, Feb 27 – Nisswa, MN – Grassroots Concerts- Live Well Nightclub and Coffee Bar at the Journey Church

Sat, Feb 28 – La Crosse, WI – The Pump House

A holiday sale, a new song video…lots of December news!

December, hello!

Friday Nov 28, 2014

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Greetings, friends and fellow music lovers!

A very happy December to you!  Seems like every time December rolls around, I can hardly believe it. How did we get here so fast? 

I will keep this short and sweet as I know it is an especially busy time for all!

1. Gratitude…I love reflecting all that I am grateful for during this time of giving thanks. So many generous folks helped to make November wonderful! Thank you to Artichoke Music and the great community of folks there, to Ara Lee & Karyn Ann for inspiring artistry, to Bob Hahn & Valeria and all the folks who came to The Loft, to Audry & Milton and their wonderful group of friends, to Steve Meckfessel for artistry and generosity, to Steve Key for supporting songwriters through the years, to Sculpterra Winery for the beautiful setting and delicious wine, to KC Turner and Freddy & Francine and all at Osteria, to Claudia & Bruce and all at Richmond Acoustic Concerts, and to Matt Meighan and all who joined us for our wonderful workshop on a rainy Sunday afternoon! 

2. The News...Here’s a new song I wanted to share with you! It came about when I was staying in the Bay area a couple weeks ago. I guess this is what happens when you have several days by yourself on a houseboat to reflect! :) Hope you dig it!

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I’m sitting here writing this in my jammies on what has been named “Small Business Saturday” and reflecting on all the positive aspects and challenges involved in owning my own business. Funny how I never really set out to own a business or become an entrepreneur, but this is where my music has led me and I’m learning every step of the way! I love all the artisan/craft fairs that pop up in my town around the holidays. So I’m having my own little cyber fair offering discounts on all of my music for the whole month of December. Woop Woop! So here’s the deal: I will put all of my CDs on sale for $10 each for the month of December!!  This includes ordering online from CDBaby and direct orders from me. And even more awesome, CDBaby is offering $.01 shipping on all orders from Dec 1-3!

If you would like to order a CD directly from me, please send a check for $10 per CD plus $2 shipping to: Beth Wood, PO Box 864, Eugene, OR 97440. I would be happy to include a hand-written note if it is a gift for someone. If you’d like to order directly from me by credit card, shoot me an email at bethwoodmusic@hotmail.com and we’ll make it happen.

Click Here to go directly to my CDBaby store page…thank you for giving the gift of music!

More great news…I still have a few copies left of the star-studded holiday compilation CD “A Very Blue Rock Christmas”! I was so honored to be a part of this release that Blue Rock Artists put out last year to celebrate their annual Christmas concert at Blue Rock. Featuring David Wilcox, Terri Hendrix, Billy Crockett, Bob Bennett, Nathan Brown, Tom Prasada-Rao, Sara Hickman, Pierce Pettis, Grace Pettis, Ruthie Foster, RJ Cowdery, and yours truly. They make wonderful gifts!  These are $15 each and I will throw in shipping as my gift to you.  You can order by check (made out to Beth Wood, PO Box 864, Eugene, OR 97440) or if you’d like to order by Paypal, you can do so here!

And finally, I’m SUPER excited about our 3rd annual Caldera Songwriters Group Concert and fundraiser for the Egan Warming Center here in Eugene on Dec 19! It is so much fun to able to celebrate music and community and friendship and holiday cookies and giving at the same time!! My song buddies and I are cooking up another night of original songs and a few sing-alongs, and once again Scott at Tsunami Books has blown me away with his generosity. Not only is Scott offering his space for free for the night, he has committed to donating 20% of sales during the event to Egan Warming Center! So cool. Helping to raise money and warm things for The Warming Center is very important to me and it warms my heart to see our community rallying for this! Hope to see all our Eugene friends there. Come for a while, come for the whole thing…just come on by! And if you can’t come, please pass along to your friends… cheers!

Here’s a fun pic with Karyn Ann and Ara Lee after our show at Artichoke Music in Portland. These bad-ass ladies brought the house down! 

I loved this beautiful freaky horse sculpture at Sculpterra Winery in Paso Robles! I got to play for Steve Key’s series Songwriters at Play and it was one of those gorgeous sunny days you just can’t believe!

and here is the houseboat neighborhood where I spent the week in the Bay Area thanks to my friend Steve Meckfessel (an amazing singer-songwriter and very generous person!). It’s where my new song “California” was born..

Hey look, it’s Freddy & Francine!! These guys were SO much fun! We got to share two shows in CAand I was so blown away by their harmonies! And quite mysteriously, that’s not even their real names. Hmmm…

And finally, here’s the turkey party that was happening in our yard just days before Thanksgiving. These guys fear nothing! 

 

3. The Future…What an amazing year it has been so far. As usual, my year will close out with a little time for reflecting, hibernating, and spending time with loved ones. As much as I love the road, it is nice to take a break now and then. May your holiday season be filled with love and may you always remember — I’m so grateful for you!  Your fan,

Beth Wood

World Headquarters: BethWoodMusic, PO Box 864, Eugene, OR, 97440

Holler at me: bethwoodmusic [AT] hotmail.com

Here I am on Facebook.

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

Does anyone go to Myspace anymore?

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

 

Cheers and Happy Holidays!

 

Down the road a piece…

 Jan 4 – Private House Concert – Portland, OR

Jan 10 – Doverlaff House Concerts – Portland, OR. With Lincoln Crockett!

Jan 21 – Hondo’s on Main – Fredericksburg, TX

Jan 22 – Private Party – Dallas, TX

Jan 23 – Private House Concert – Coppell, TX

Jan 24 – Open Ears Concerts – Austin, TX. With Tom Faulkner!

Feb 6 – Sisters Folk Festival Winter Concerts – Sisters, OR. Opening for Foghorn String Band!

Feb 7 – Music in the Glen at Newport Hills – Bend, OR. With Anne Weiss!

HOLIDAY MUSIC SALE!

Greetings, friends and music lovers!  Tis the giving season, and giving music is a wonderful way to support the artists you love!

GREAT NEWS: I will put all of my CDs on sale for $10 each for the month of December!!  This includes ordering online from CDBaby and direct orders from me. And even more awesome, CDBaby is offering $.01 shipping on all orders from Dec 1-3!

If you would like to order a CD directly from me, please send a check for $10 per CD plus $2 shipping to: Beth Wood, PO Box 864, Eugene, OR 97440. I would be happy to include a hand-written note if it is a gift for someone.  If you’d like to use Paypal, please send $10 per CD to my email address bethwoodmusic@hotmail.com and be sure to include shipping address and gift instructions.  If you’d like to order directly from me by credit card, shoot me an email at bethwoodmusic@hotmail.com and we’ll make that happen!

Here is where you can find my CDBaby store page…thank you for giving the gift of music!

MORE GOOD NEWS:

Holiday music from Blue Rock Studio!

Holiday music from Blue Rock Studio!

 

I still have a few copies left of the star-studded holiday compilation CD “A Very Blue Rock Christmas”! I was so honored to be a part of this release that Blue Rock Artists put out last year to celebrate their annual Christmas concert at Blue Rock. Featuring David Wilcox, Terri Hendrix, Billy Crockett, Bob Bennett, Nathan Brown, Tom Prasada-Rao, Sara Hickman, Pierce Pettis, Grace Pettis, Ruthie Foster, RJ Cowdery, and yours truly. They make wonderful gifts, or order one for yourself to help get into the holiday spirit!  These are $15 each and I will throw in shipping as my gift to you.  You can order by check (made out to Beth Wood, PO Box 864, Eugene, OR 97440) or by Paypal here:




November, I’m so grateful for you.

November, I’m so grateful for you.

Fri, October 31, 2014

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Thank you Ken Holme for this pic from the FAR-West conference!!

Greetings, friends and fellow music lovers! Autumn is in full swing and I’m a soup-makin’ fool. :) So far butternut squash with red curry is  my favorite. But wild mushroom with Hungarian paprika is a close second! Here’s what’s happening in Nov…

I’ve got some steller shows on the west coast and a workshop with Matt Meighan…YAY! Here’s the dates y’all, more details below…

Sat, Nov 1 – Artichoke Music – Portland, OR

Fri, Nov 7 – Private House Concert – Berkeley, CA

Sat, Nov 8 – Private House Concert – Berkeley, CA

Sun, Nov 9 – Songwriters at Play at Scupterra Winery – Paso Robles, CA

Mon, Nov 10 – “KC Turner Presents Acoustic Bistro” at Osteria – San Francisco, CA

Fri, Nov 14 – Point Richmond Acoustic Concerts – Point Richmond, CA

Sun, Nov 23 – Songwriting Workshop with Matt Meighan at Artichoke Music – Portland, OR

1. GRATITUDE…Wow. October’s tour was so wonderful I’m still pinching myself. Every single stop was nourishing and fun in its own way. Thank you to everyone who made the shows so successful and to everyone who made my life on the road a such a joy. BIG thanks to all these folks: Sandra, Kathy, Norma & Eve, Janice & Joan & Joan & Ray & Debbie and everyone who made the Holly Springsconcert happen; Robert Seiler & all at the Purple Onion; Felty family; Bryan & Wanda and friends; Cindy & Jeff and Damon & Janee and friends; Jim & Alice and all at UUTC; the Lamottes; the Ochs family; Alan & David all at Square in the Circle Concerts; David Sardinha & Bill & all at 54 West; Ocea and family; all the volunteers and organizers at the FAR West Conference; Peter Mulvey and all at the Majestic Theatre; and Brad & the Mushroom Festival.

2. THE NEWS…The folk radio campaign with Hudson Harding is rolling right along. We’re getting some good spins…with popular tunes being “Bird Girl” and “Holding On To You.” One thing I love about folk radio is DJs are free to play whatever they want! There are no “singles”, just songs that speak to them that they share with their listeners.  Good stuff!

Also good news.. I have been invited to do another songwriting workshop with Matt Meighan this month. Matt is a wonderful teacher and gentle soul who inspires me (and everyone else!) to creativity every time I attend one of his workshops. It is a gift to be able to share in this with Matt. The workshop will be at Artichoke Music in Portland, which is quickly becoming one of my favorite places. Not only is it a stellar listening room, but it also serves as a hub for music education in the community. Lessons, group classes, and workshops all happen at Artichoke. Our workshop will be on Sunday, Nov 23 and we’ll do lots of writing, voluntary sharing, and respectful listening. Participants will come away with fresh inspiration, song ideas, and tools for starting and finishing songs. $60. For more info or to register: matt@mattmeighan.com.

Speaking of Artichoke Music, I am SUPER psyched for a show I’m doing there tomorrow night (Nov 1)!! I am thrilled to share the stage with two Portland artists who blew me away when I first heard them! Karyn Ann Partridge will open the show. I was immediately drawn to her soulful style and great songs when she played on the secret garden stage at the Northwest Portland Hostel. And Ara Lee will share a few songs before my second set. I first heard Ara at the Alberta Street Public House for the Roots Radio Live show and she totally bowled me over with her soulful voice and amazing songs!!  This is going to be an EPIC night of soulful women and song!  Check out our flyer!

AND I am super excited for a California tour this month. I’ll get to play a couple of Berkeley private house concerts with my buddy and fabulous singer-songwriter Steve Meckfessel, songwriters showcase shows in Paso Robles and San Francisco, and a concert series in a beautiful acoustically pristine venue that was recently described to me as seeing a concert from the inside of a guitar. Wowza!!

3. NOVEMBER SHOWS

Sat, Nov 1 – Artichoke Music – Portland, OR. 3100 SE Hawthorne Blvd. Artichoke Music is a 40-year-old nonprofit music community center that serves to develop and support musicians, attract and educate audiences, and create a connected community of acoustic music lovers of all ages and backgrounds. Artichoke Music is an integral part of the creative community of musicians in Portland, Oregon and in the Pacific Northwest! BW is thrilled to return to this wonderful listening room! $15. Seating is limited. Please call 503.232.8845 for reservations! With special guests Karyn Ann Partridge and Ara Lee! 8 pm.

Fri, Nov 7 – Private House Concert – Berkeley, CA

Sat, Nov 8 – Private House Concert – Berkeley, CA

Sun, Nov 9 – Songwriters at Play at Scupterra Winery – Paso Robles, CA. 5015 Linne Rd. Live, original, acoustic music — Songwriters At Play, hosted by Steve Key, showcases top talent from California’s Central Coast region, and touring professional artists. BW is the featured artist and will play at 2:15. Donations encouraged. http://sculpterra.com/

Mon, Nov 10 – KC Turner Presents Acoustic Bistro at Osteria – San Francisco, CA. 3277 Sacramento St. To guarantee seating, please to make a dinner reservation at Osteria by calling 415-771-5030. 8 pm.

Fri, Nov 14 – Point Richmond Acoustic Concerts – Point Richmond, CA. At First Methodist Church of Point Richmond, 201 Martina Avenue. Bay Area songwriter Rick Didia opens. Advance tickets are $15 and can be purchased here: http://pointacoustic.brownpapertickets.com/. $20 at the door. 7 pm doors/7:30 music.

Sun, Nov 23 – Songwriting Workshop with Matt Meighan at Artichoke Music – Portland, OR. 3130 SE Hawthorne Blvd. Matt Meighan teaches the popular “Songwriting as Truth-Telling” class and hosts the weekly Songwriter Roundup show at Artichoke Music. He studied poetry at the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics in Boulder, Colorado, where he earned an MFA in writing and poetics. Matt has been called “one of the most honest voices in folk music.” He is a gifted teacher, and BW is thrilled to co-lead this songwriting workshop with Matt! 10 am to 4 pm. We’ll do lots of writing, voluntary sharing, and respectful listening. Participants will come away with fresh inspiration, song ideas, and tools for starting and finishing songs. $60. For more info or to register: matt@mattmeighan.com

 

 ahhh….those western North Carolina leaves get me every time!

In continuation of my goat obsession, this is the only pic I took from my visit to beautiful Brevard…

This was the setting for our lovely house concert in the Sunset Lake Clubhouse in Holly Hill, NC. Wait til you see the view from the porch!

it’s so gorgeous, right?!? I want to sit there right now. thanks Kathy for this pic!

and this is Moose, gentle mascot at 54 West in Graham, NC and the most ginormous dog I have ever met!! See guitar case for size reference…

I had SUCH a great time at the FAR-West Folk Alliance conference in Oakland! Thanks Russell Paris for this pic capturing some of my joy! It looks like my guitar just told me a really good joke.

What an amazing night at the Majestic Theatre in Corvallis, OR with the great Peter Mulvey! My favorite part…the friendly staff who gave us such a warm welcome. They even left us a love note!

And I love this pic Marty took at the soggy but fun Mushroom Festival here in Eugene…the sun came out for a few glorious moments…these are so cute…reminds me of fruity pebbles for some reason…

 

4. THE FUTURE… December is always a slow time for touring, and that is alright with me. It is necessary and healthy to take breaks from the road, and I look forward to doing just that. I’m excited for our annual Caldera Songwriters Group concert to benefit the Egan Warming Centers here in Eugene…that will be Dec 19 at Tsunami Books. Other than that, I plan to lay low, make more soup, teach lessons and focus on writing. I have started recording my new songs, just guitar and voice, at Tyler’s studio…who knows where that will lead… :)

I am so thankful for many things…my supportive family and friends and husband, and all the folks who support this art form by coming out to shows or spreading the word or hosting shows. My livelihood relies on the generousity and energy of others, something I am quite mindful of. I hope in this beautiful autumn season you have many things to be thankful for. May we all share in the gratitude of the season!!

I hope to see you out there on the road! With much gratitude from your fan,

Beth Wood

World Headquarters: BethWoodMusic, PO Box 864, Eugene, OR, 97440

Holler at me: bethwoodmusic [AT] hotmail.com

Here I am on Facebook.

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

Does anyone go to Myspace anymore?

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

 

psssst…hey Eugene peeps, save the date!!  

October, it’s time for some more awesome!

Hello, OctoberWednesday Sep 24, 2014
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Greetings, friends and fellow music lovers!Autumn is upon us and October has quietly stepped in. I’m looking forward to gorgeous colored leaves, crisp days, sweaters, and soup! Here’s what’s happening…

OCTOBER SHOWS
10/2 – The Purple Onion – Saluda, NC
10/3 – Pine Ridge House Concerts – Clinton, TN
10/4 – House Concert – Central, SC
10/5 – UU of Transylvania County – Brevard, NC
10/10 – Square in the Circle Concerts – Tacoma Park, MD
10/11 – Concert at Sunset Lake Clubhouse – Holly Springs, NC
10/12 – Six String Presents at 54 West – Graham, NC
10/16-19 – Far West Folk Alliance Conference – Oakland, CA
10/25 – Majestic Theatre – Corvallis, OR
10/26 – Mt Pisgah Arboretum Mushrom Festival – Eugene, OR

1. GRATITUDE…I am so unbelievable grateful for my life in music and for all who support me and cheer me on! September was off-the-charts awesome, and I have many to thank. Special thanks to Dan & Krista and all at the Four Corners Folk Festival; to Lisa & Loren; to Brad and the crew at Sisters Folk Festival and Americana Song Academy – it was the best year yet!; to the most amazing team of staff at song camp, and a very inspiring and generous group of instructors; to the best band in the universe (Merlin, Milo, Tyler, Peter, and Flood) for rocking Sisters with me; to all the artists who generously gave of their time and their hearts at the Sisters Folk Fest Sunday Community Celebration; to Route 5 NW Wine Bar; to Wayne and all at the Clark County Folk Festival; to Robert and the Local Roots Radio Show and all who performed that magical night at the Alberta Street Pub; to Steve & Jean at Quantam Arts and to Sally at the Atrium; to Frank & Sunnie and everyone at the Bull Moose; to Wayne & Debbie and crew at the Lyons Fork; to the Great Laura and Michael Grace, and to Ocea and family. I couldn’t have done it without you!

2. THE NEWS… I’m excited to announce my radio campaign with my buddy Erik Balkey of Hudson Harding Music for the new CD “Sometimes Love”! Erik has built a great reputation as a radio promoter (as well as a songwriter!) and has fostered good relationships with the DJs at folk radio. Erik mailed out about 200 CDs to radio stations all over the country, mostly NPR and non-commercial. Folk DJs are a dedicated bunch of folks who are usually volunteers and do what they do for the love of the music. Here’s hoping my new music lands softly and receives much support! I’m working on getting a list of those stations if you’d like to call and request a song! :)

Another exciting piece of news is that I have been selected as an official showcase artist for the FAR-West (Folk Alliance Region West) Music Conferenece in at the Marriott City Center in Oakland, CA in a couple weeks! FAR-West is a gathering of folks involved with “folk” music in the western part of the country including venues, DJs, festival presenters, artists, managers, and more. The other good news is that the evening showcase performances are open to the public!! I will be playing on Friday, Oct 17 at 9:30 pm along with a great group of artists including….  Admission is $15 per person

October is jam packed with awesome and starts off with a trip to the southeast, my beloved ol stompin grounds. Can’t wait to return to western North Carolina where I’ll be playing at the Purple Onion in Saluda and the UU of Transylvania County in Brevard. I’m excited for three wonderful house concerts  (in Clinton, TN and Central, SC and Tacoma Park, MD) and all are open to folks from my mailing list. And then I get to two new places to me near Raleigh – both concerts are hosted by good friends in fabulous venues – the Sunset Lake Clubhouse in Holly Springs and 54 West in Graham. Woop!! Then I’ll race back to the west coast for the FAR-West conference and a couple more shows – opening for the great Peter Mulvey in Corvalis at the Majestic Theatre and playing a set at the Mt Pisgah Arboretum Mushroom Festival in Eugene!!

I’m also thrilled to announce that we have set the date for another Caldera Songwriters Concert to benefit the Egan Warming Center in Eugene!! The show will be December 20 at Tsunami Books, a wonderful community gathering place. So if you’re anywhere near Eugene, I hope you’ll please save the date and help us raise money and gather warm things for the Egan Warming Center!

As always in my life as a touring artist, things slow down quite a bit in December and January. I’d love to stick around the northwest for some rest and reflection. If anyone in WA, OR, or northern CA has interest in hosting a concert during this time, holler at me at bethwoodmusic@hotmail.com!
3. OCTOBER SHOWS (the details)
Life is so uncertain…please call ahead!

10/2 – The Purple Onion – Saluda, NC. 828-749-1179. 16 Main St. A western NC favorite, the Purple Onion offers delicious food and live music on Thursday nights! All ages welcome. 7:30 pm.

10/3 – Pine Ridge House Concerts – Clinton, TN. Pine Ridge House Concerts is non-profit, casual, and intimate house concert venue in rural Clinton, Tennessee. Open to all. $15 suggested donation. Pot luck dinner, BYOB. Please RSVP to pineridgehouseconcerts@comcast.net. 8 pm.

10/4 – House Concert – Central, SC. Generously co-hosted by the Hekkings and Brysons. Open to all. $15 suggested donation. Please email chekking@icloud.com for info and reservations. 7 pm.

10/5 – UU of Transylvania County – Brevard, NC. 24 Varsity Street at South Broad. BW is thrilled to return to UU of Transylvania County for an evening of story and song! Tickets $10 UU members and in advance/$12 at door. UUTC 828-877-6121. 7 pm.

10/10 – Square in the Circle Concerts – Tacoma Park, MD. Please email squareintheCircle@gmail.com for info and reservations. $20 suggested donation. 8 pm.

10/11 – Concert at Sunset Lake Clubhouse – Holly Springs, NC. 5664 Sunset Lake Rd. The Sunset Lake Club House is located around a beautiful 125 acre lake in the southwestern corner of Wake County in the piedmont area of North Carolina. Hosted by Sandra Simpson, Janis Helms and Joan Charland. A donation of $15.00 per person is suggested for Beth’s performance. Seating is limited so please RSVP early to reserve your chair. Well behaved children are welcome and will be asked to be quiet during the concert. Parking is limited so please carpool with your friends if possible. Please call 919-818-5362 for info and reservations. 5:30 pm gathering/7 pm music.

10/12 – Six String Presents at 54 West – Graham, NC. 3960 Highway 54. The Six String Café in Cary North Carolina was one of the country’s top music listening rooms providing a comfortable home for music fans and traveling troubadours. Founder David Sardinha has now taken The Six String “show on the road” with Six String Presents! This concert will be held on the outdoor stage (weather permitting) at 54 West. Bring your friends for an early evening of music, food and fun! $10. Tix are available here: https://beth-wood.ticketbud.com/six-string-presents-an-evening-with-beth-wood-in-concert. 6 pm.

10/16-19 – Far West Folk Alliance Conference – Oakland, CA. Folk Alliance Region West (FAR-West) is the western region of Folk Alliance International including Alaska, Alberta, British Columbia, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Northwest Territory, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming and Yukon Territory. FAR-West fosters and promotes traditional, contemporary and multicultural folk music, dance and related performing arts in the Western United States and Canada. FAR-West supports this mission through its annual conference each fall, one of five regional Folk Alliance Conferences. The annual FAR-West conference provides a three-day, music-filled weekend for the folk and acoustic music community to unite, exchange songs and ideas, re-charge and do business. BW is excited to return to the Far West conference! Showcases are open to the public for $15. More info at http://www.far-west.org/far-west-2014.html

10/25 – Majestic Theatre – Corvallis, OR. 115 SW 2nd Street. BW is honored to be opening for the great Peter Mulvey! Tickets $12 in advance/ $15 at the door. 7:30 pm.

10/26 – Mt Pisgah Arboretum Mushrom Festival – Eugene, OR. 34901 Frank Parrish Rd.The Mushroom Festival is a fund raiser to support the Arboretum’s environmetal education programs. Featuring a huge mushroom exhibit, live music, scarecrow contest, apple pressing, kids’ sctivities, great food & wine,arts, crafts, & books, free parking & shuttle. No dogs, please. Suggested Donation is $8 per person, children under 12 free. Take exit 189 off I-5, just south of Eugene-Springfield. Free shuttle from Civic Stadium every hour on the hour, and back from the Festival on the half hour! For more information, call 541-747-3817 or email office@mountpisgaharboretum.org. The festival runs from 10 am – 5 pm. BW will play at 1 pm.

 

the beautiful view from back stage at Four Corners Folk Festival…

this is why i couldn’t wipe the smile off my face for days…this loving crowd at Four Corners Folk Fest! thanks Reggie for the photo


i got lost on my way to Guffey, CO but i didn’t care because this was waiting for me…ahhh aspens.


best group of stafff and instructors EVAH at the Sisters Americana Song Academy!


you wouldn’t believe how gorgeous The Atrium in Ft Collins was! It was like playing a house concert inside a rain forest (well ok, without the giant spiders)


we had so much fun rocking the Sisters Folk Fest!

and here are our rawk faces…pretty scary!  i love how Peter looks totally normal because he rawks ALL THE DAMN TIME! :)


this was the most amazing Sunday Community Celebration in Sisters…I mean can someone please pinch me?!


4. THE FUTURE… I’m excited for some great shows in November. I’ll be playing at Artichoke Music, my favorite west coast listening room, where I’ll be joined by Kathryn Ann and Ara Lee, two amazing artists who blew me away with their performances recently! And then it’s off to California for some wonderful shows. Super Excited!

Thank you so much for reading and for supporting my musical journey. I couldn’t do it without you! I hope you enjoy this beautiful autumn and hope to see you out there on the road! With much gratitude from your fan

Beth Wood

World Headquarters: BethWoodMusic, PO Box 864, Eugene, OR, 97440

Holler at me: bethwoodmusic [AT] hotmail.com

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Sept, you snuck up on me!

Really, September?

Thursday, August 28, 2014

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(this pic is from our Home By Dark concert at Chukkar Farm, I had so much fun singing with Billy Montana and the crew!)

Greetings friends and fellow music lovers! August was a whirlwind of emotion and travel and extremely gratifying experiences, and I’m SO excited for what Sept has in store for me after I catch my breath and do some laundry! :)

I wanted to send this out before everyone heads out for a wonderful Labor Day weekend.  Here’s what’s up…

Aug 29 – Interview on KWUF Radio – Pagosa Springs, CO

Aug 31- Four Corners Folk Festival – Pagosa Springs, CO

Sep 2-5  – Sisters Americana Song Academy – Sisters, OR

Sep 6-7 – Sisters Folk Festival – Sisters, OR

Sep 11 – Route 5 NW Wine Bar – Eugene, OR

Sep 13 – Clark County Folk Festival – Yacolt, WA

Sep 17 – Alberta Street Public House – Portland, OR

Sep 24 – Musicians Empowered Song Hour (online!)

Sep 26 – Quantam Arts Presents at the Soularium – Fort Collins, CO

Sep 27 – The Bull Moose – Guffey, CO

Sep 28 – Sundays at the Fork – Lyons, CO

1. GRATITUDE AND THE NEWS…This past month has been jam-packed and simply thrilling! I got to play with old friends and new in GA and CO and sing in celebration of Maggie & Glen’s wedding in KY. And in between all that singing I got to visit with family and friends and do a little fly-fishing and hiking in CO…which makes for one happy girl.

Thanks to Ann & Nan for making all the arrangements and to the Wood/Ochs/Hurt/Howe/Audlin/Van Voorhis clan for another great year! Thanks to Chris & T & G for the wonderful visit and to Jen & Suz and E for sharing in our Colorado adventures! Extra special thanks to all these folks for making August so awesome… to James & Karen Casto and all the crew at Home By Dark, Billy Montana, Carole & Nessa Ford, Matt Blanchard & Jim Hettinger for two roof-raising nights at Chukkar Farm. Thanks to Gabrielle & Chris and friends for a truly magical house concert in the canyon overlooking the twinkling lights of Denver. Thanks to Carol, Mercury Lounge, LoveHopeStrength and all the musicians who sang their hearts out for the benefit concert. And thank you to Chris & Lee, Maggie & Glen, The Delaney family, and all of Maggie & Glen’s family and friends who made me feel so welcome and appreciated!

In addition to getting to sing beautiful songs by Randy Newman and Justin Davis, Georgia Middleman and Sarah Zimmerman, I had the thrill of playing Maggie’s favorite BW songs at hers and Glen’s wedding reception. When I started to play my song “All Yours”, Maggie and Glen spontaneously walked on to the dance floor and shared a sweet slow-dance all by themselves. It was a thrill and I think we were all having an emotional moment! To know that my music meant that much to someone touched me deeply and brought a tear to my eye. All my years of hard work may not be rewarded by lots of radio play or record deals or Grammy awards, but none of that matters that much to me anyway. That moment with Maggie and Glen dancing was a reward that I will cherish always and draw upon when I start to lose faith.

I am thrilled to be a part of two wonderful festivals coming up – The Four Corners Folk Festival in Pagosa Springs, CO on Labor Day weekend and the Sisters Song Academy and Folk Festival the following week and weekend. I. Can. Not. WAIT!!! Folks in the Four Corners FF community have already started welcoming me on facebook, by email, and in person, which can only be foreshadowing of a wonderful time to come. And you all know how I feel about Sisters. It is my musical spiritual home and an absolute honor to be part of that family of creative folks! This year is going to be off the charts amazing! After that I get to return to a sweet wine bar in Eugene and play for a new festival – the Clark County Folk Festival held at ?? winery, followed by a show in Portland and a short run in CO…woohoo!

Well I can hardly believe it, but I ran my first marathon and survived! It was one of the most exhilirating and humbling experiences of my life. I am so grateful to everyone in my circle for cheering me on and supporting me throughout the journey of training and race day! It was a personal goal and an absolute thrill to experience. Lots of folks are asking if I will run another one and I don’t have clarity on that yet. I’m still soaking it in and getting some rest. :) But I’m happy to say my love and respect for running remains intact and I am conitnually inspired by new my hometown, of Eugene and its gorgeous trails!

2. SHOWS — The Details

(Life is so uncertain…please call ahead!)

Aug 29 – Interview on KWUF 106.1 FM – Pagosa Springs, CO.   Tune in to the KWUF website for live streaming! 2 pm Mountain time.

Aug 31- Four Corners Folk Festival – Pagosa Springs, CO. Four Corners Folk Festival is a magical festival and gathering in the san juan mountains with camping, kids programs, workshops, campfire jams and more. The Four Corners Folk Festival’s storied Main Stage has hosted some of the finest musicians in the Americana, Bluegrass, Folk and Newgrass genres. BW will take the stage at 11 am. 877-472-4672 for ticket info. Also playing is Sam Bush Band, Tim O’Brien & Darrell Scott, Elephant Revival, Sarah Jarosz, Sons of Fathers, Paper Bird, Heather Maloney/Darlingside, Baskery, Caravan of Thieves, Marley’s Ghost, Shook Twins, Sunliner, Beth Wood, Gordie MacKeeman & his Rhythm Boys and more!! BW plays the main stage at 11 am. Songwriting workshop at 1 pm.

Sep 2-5 Sisters Americana Song Academy – Sisters, OR. The Americana Song Academy is an exciting, comprehensive workshop with an emphasis on songwriting, lyric development, guitar technique and accompaniment. Designed for musicians, writers and songwriters of all ages and abilities who are interested in lifelong learning and acoustic American music in its finest traditions. As always, the Academy will be held at Camp Caldera, high in the Cascade Mountains just a few miles northwest of Sisters, Oregon. Located on Blue Lake, Caldera is a beautiful site surrounded by pine trees and snow-capped mountains. The setting alone is inspirational. Come join the community of folks that call “Song Camp” home each year for a pilgrimage back to your creative self! BW is honored to be on staff a the ASA!

Sep 6 – Sisters Folk Festival – Sisters, OR. he 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. The Festival is 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. BW plays a festival set with her kick-ass band from Eugene on Saturday! Artworks Stage, 6 pm.

Sep 7 – Sisters Folk Festival – Sisters, OR. BW hosts the Sisters Folk Festival Community Celebration. Free and open to all! 10 am.

Sep 11 – Route 5 NW Wine Bar – Eugene, OR. 218 E. 5th Ave, In the 5th Street Public Market. Route 5 NW Wine Bar offers northwest wines by the glass and bottle as well as local microbrews and gourmet snacks. Join us on the patio for some music! 6-8 pm.

Sep 13 – Clark County Folk Festival – Yacolt, WA. At Mounton Falls Winery, 31101 NE Railroad Avenue. At Moulton Falls Winery in Yacolt, WA. Music starting at 1-7 pm. Festival seating – please bring lawn chairs & blankets. $10 Admission. Children 12 and under, free! 10% of the ticket price goes to The American Cancer Society North Clark Relay for Life No outside beverages or alcohol, please. BW plays at 5 pm.

Sep 17 – Alberta Street Public House – Portland, OR. 1036 NE Alberta St. “Local Roots” Radio Show Live at the Alberta Street Public House. $5. BW plays around 8 pm.

Sep 24 – Musicians Empowered Song Hour – The Interwebs.  MESH is an acoustic online show that highlights up and coming and seasoned musicians in an intimate acoustic setting on the blog Musicians Empowered. The show’s format recreates a campfire style setting where musicians swap songs and stories. Hosts of the show will help create an atmosphere that keeps the show entertaining and moving.  6 pm Pacific Time.

Sep 26 – Quantam Arts Presents at the Soularium – Fort Collins, CO. 706 East Stuart St. All Quantum Arts shows are non-smoking and are for all ages (with some parental discretion). Seating is by general admission. Doors open approximately 1 1/2 hours prior to showtime. For questions or to buy tix by please call 970-412-6731 or email steve@quantamarts.net. $17. 7:30pm.

Sep 27 – The Bull Moose – Guffey, CO. 1245 Canon St. The Bull Moose is located in Guffey, Colorado, an old mining town nestled in a picturesque valley of the Rocky Mountains. Come in for a warm welcome, delicious meal, & enjoy the wonderful scenery and mountain air. This will be a seated show and BW’s 2nd time in Guffey! Please call 719-689-4199 for reservations. 7:30 pm.

Sep 28 – Sundays at the Fork – Lyons, CO. 450 Main Street. 303-823-5014. Join us on the patio for music, great food, insanely good margaritas and good friends in beautiful Lyons!

Hey y’all, it’s the finish line!!!!! Is that the face of triumph or relief?? :)

This crazy sky greeted me as I drove away from our Picnic In The Park show in Prineville, OR. Such a beautiful place and I loved singing with Dale & Mai — the BW trio!

One of my favorite views from  the stage. At Chukkar Farm in Alpharetta, GA

Chukkar Farm is a polo farm. For real. I don’t know what this word means but I love saying it… 

This crew blew the roof off at Chukkar Farm!!

Check out this loverly house concert setting…thanks to Gabrielle Louise & friends for making it look like a vintage postcard!

speaking of the lovely Gabs… thanks Reggie for the photo…

And finally, I didn’t take any pictures of the fish I caught in the beautiful streams of southwestern Colorado. They were too slippery. 

3. THE FUTURE...I’m looking forward to a southeast trip in Oct where I’ll visit some old favorite places and discover some new ones! Then it’s off to Oakland for the Far West Folk Alliance conference and back home to open for the great Peter Mulvey in Corvallis.  Life is good!!

In the mean time I’m trying to eat all the tomatoes, cucumbers, kale, eggplant, and jalapeno peppers that my garden is making! I think some salsa is in order…

Thank you for reading and for cheering me on! Hope to see  you out there on the road. Your fan,

Beth Wood

World Headquarters: BethWoodMusic, PO Box 864, Eugene, OR, 97440

Holler at me: bethwoodmusic [AT] hotmail.com

Here I am on Facebook.

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

Does anyone go to Myspace anymore?

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

 

p.s. check out this awesome pic of me and Dave Stoddard taken by Holly D — she’s amazing!!!


 

August, I already love you.

Hey August,Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Greetings, friends and fellow music lovers! Summer is in full swing and I couldn’t be more tickled, especially considering all that August has in store for me! Here’s what’s up…7/30 – Picnic in the Park Concerts – Prineville, OR
8/1 – Home By Dark at Chukkar Farm – Alpharetta, GA
8/2 – Home By Dark at Chukkar Farm – Alpharetta, GA
8/3 – Gone Fishin’
8/17 – House Concert – Golden, CO
8/20 – BTO Anniversary Concert at The Mercury Cafe – Denver, CO
8/23 – Maggie & Glen’s Wedding! – Louisville, KY
8/31 – Four Corners Folk Festival – Pagosa Springs, CO

1.  CALL TO ACTION…I am seeking a show or house concert near Asheville or Greenville, SC on Sat, Oct 4.  Anyone in WNC/SC have ideas?? My toes are already dancing at the thought of being in WNC in October!

2.  GRATITUDE…Thanks to everyone who made July so incredibly fun! Thanks to Route 5 NW Wine Bar, Abecela Winery, and Silvan Ridge Winery – all wonderful places close to home that are supporting local music. Thanks to Dave Stoddard for the most fun tour ever, and to Beth & Rue, Tom H, Jim & Carla, Steve S and City of Rochester, Brandon & Heather, John & Marie, Betsy & Eric, the Stoddard family, Bill & Kate Isles, The Flyin’ A’s, Mike & Tracy, Karen & Mark & Evansville Arts Center, Cindy & Carol, Carle & Jeannie, and Molly & Emily & Sophie and the wonderful Fergus crew!

3.  THE NEWS… My MN/WI tour with David Stoddard was a resounding success!! We had such a blast and the great news is we are already planning more tours. We’re thinking of doing some shows next August in the Midwest. I guess if we’re going to do lots of duo shows, we need a band name. Anyone?

TADA!!! Finally, my new website is up and running!! BIG thanks to Della Perry for working with me on this and for helping to make it a slimmer, more responsive, more elegant site that works well on computers, phones and tablets! On the face of it, things don’t look too different. But there are some fun changes so check it outhere when you get a chance!

August brings me back to the family vacation spot in southwestern Colorado that has fed my spirit for as long as I can remember. I am SO looking forward to quality family time, fly fishing, hiking, happy hours, and game nights by the fire. Of course, I have to support my fly fishing habit, so I’ve got a few really cool shows in CO coming up! Looking forward to a house concert in Golden, a benefit for LoveHopeStrength in Denver, and my first trip to the Four Corners Folk Festival in Pagosa Springs!

In between all the fishing and hiking, I also get to play for three really special events in GA and KY.  I’m stoked to return to my favorite concert series in the world, Home By Dark hosted by James Casto at beautiful Chukkar Farm in Alpharetta for two nights with the insanely talented Mr. Casto, chart-topping singer-songwriter Billy Montana, killer sax man Matt Blanchard, and the amazing Jim Hettinger on keys. Watching James put on shows through the years has taught me how powerful it can be to present music in unique and beautiful setting. Hearing Matt’s sax ring out and echo over the hills at the polo farm at twilight is one of my favorite music memories. Looking forward to creating more! And every now and then, I get invited to sing for a wedding. It is such an honor and I am so thrilled to be a part of Maggie & Glen’s wedding in Louisville. Can’t wait!

And on a personal note, I’m so excited and grateful to say that I ran my first marathon on Sunday!! It was so fun to run in my hometown, the great running town of Eugene, and be cheered on and supported by Marty and friends along the way! Thanks to my coaches Bella & Erin, and everyone who supported and encourged me!! It was so hard but totally worth it. :)

4. AUGUST SHOWS…

7/30 – Picnic in the Park Concerts - Prineville, OR. At Pioneer Park. I’m thrilled to be playing for Picnic in the Park’s 10th anniversary season! Fostering partnerships for the benefit of the community, Picnic in the Park is made possible through the generous support of businesses that call Central Oregon home. Trio show with Dale Largent and Matt Hyman. FREE! 6-8 pm.

8/1 – Home By Dark at Chukkar Farm – Alpharetta, GA. 1140 Liberty Grove Rd. 678-665-0040. HOME BY DARK @ Chukkar Farm features the best performing songwriters and musicians in the country. 2014 will mark our 8th year of concerts and we are planning another outstanding series for you to enjoy. We rent tables that seat 2, 4, 6, and 8. If you need something larger than 8, let us know. We’ll do our best to make it happen. Table reservations include table and chairs. The potato salad is up to you. Events are rain or shine, hot or cold. All tables are located under the pavilion unless otherwise noted. General Admission seating is located outside of the pavilion. No seating is provided for G.A. tickets, so bring chairs, blankets, etc. NO TABLES in the General Admission area.Online sales accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and Amercian Express. Got questions? Contact us at karen@homebydark.com With the great James Casto, Billy Montana, Matt Blanchard & Jim Hettinger! 8 pm. $17 general admission.

8/2 – Home By Dark at Chukkar Farm – Alpharetta, GA. Same as above…another great night!!

8/17 – House Concert – Golden, CO. Hosted by the lovely Gabrielle and Chris, in beautiful Coal Creek Canyon. For info and reservations, please email bookgabriellelouise@gmail.com. $15 suggested donation. 7 pm potluck, 8 pm music.

8/20 – Behind The Ogden Anniversary Concert at The Mercury Cafe – Denver, CO. BTO is an intimate house concert in a private home in a spacious loft near downtown Denver, graciously hosted by Carol & Jeffrey. BTO celebrates its 5th anniversary at The Mercury Cafe with a benefit concert for Love Hope Strength! Since 2007, LHS volunteers have conducted thousands of bone marrow donor drives (including two at BTO, resulting in TWO matches). They have added over 58,000 people to the world wide bone marrow donor registry, resulting in over 937 potentially life saving matches for patients in need of a bone marrow transplant. With Gabrielle Louise, Brodie Kinder, Megan Burtt, Rabbi Joe Black, Jesse Garland, Scott Doser, Breanna Boswick, the Folkatones, BW and more! $15 in advance/$20 at the door. All proceeds go to Love Hope Strength.

8/23 – Maggie’s Wedding! – Louisville, KY

8/31 – Four Corners Folk Festival – Pagosa Springs, CO. Reservoir Hill Park. Four Corners Folk Festival is a magical festival and gathering in the san juan mountains with camping, kids programs, workshops, campfire jams and more. The Four Corners Folk Festival’s storied Main Stage has hosted some of the finest musicians in the Americana, Bluegrass, Folk and Newgrass genres. BW will take the stage Sunday at 11 am. 877-472-4672 for ticket info. Also playing is Sam Bush Band, Tim O’Brien & Darrell Scott, Elephant Revival, Sarah Jarosz, Sons of Fathers, Paper Bird, Heather Maloney/Darlingside, Baskery, Caravan of Thieves, Marley’s Ghost, Shook Twins, Sunliner, Beth Wood, Gordie MacKeeman & his Rhythm Boys and more!!

what a blast we had on our “Damn The Mosquitos” MN/WI tour!! Thanks Mark Weise for the great photo above from Evansville Arts Center, and thanks Holly for this pic taken at Mike & Tracy’s barn…such a gorgeous place!

Betsy & Eric’s house concert in Manitowoc right on the ocean, I mean Lake Michigan. I couldn’t resist getting a balcony shot at sound check!

Best band photo ever. This guy sat in with us at Beth & Rue’s house.

Another reason I love Minnesota…


gorgeous view from the stage at Silvan Ridge Winery…


hey look!  it’s a Ranger photobomb… 


Oh lord, what have I done?

Triumph at the finish line!

soon…oh soon…hey there little fishy I don’t even want to eat you, just meet you for a minute…

5. THE FUTURE…I’m looking forward to my favorite week of the year — the Sisters Americana Song Academy and Folk Festival. It’s gonna be so awesome I can barely contain it! Super excited to be playing a band set at the festival with my killer band from the CD release party! WOOP!

In the mean time, I can’t wait to enjoy a few tomatoes from my exploding garden! They’re starting to turn just now…

I hope your summer has been fruitful and filled with adventures that feed your mind, body, and spirit. Thank you for supporting my musical journey and I hope to see you out there on the road soon!! With much gratitude from your fan,

 

Beth Wood

World Headquarters: BethWoodMusic, PO Box 864, Eugene, OR, 97440

Holler at me: bethwoodmusic [AT] hotmail.com

Here I am on Facebook.

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

Does anyone go to Myspace anymore?

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

 

 

This is the view of Mt Baldy Cinco from the front porch of the cabin in CO…my heart sighs a blissful sigh just thinking about it!