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December Newsy News and New Album release!

Hello, December.

Saturday Dec 1, 2018

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Did somebody say gather round the fireplace??

Greetings, friends and fellow music lovers! 

The days are short and precious, and we are turning toward the end of this year. What a year it has been! Here is what’s going on around here…

Fri, Dec 14 – Eugene Calders Songwriters Holiday Concert and Benefit for Egan Warming Center – Eugene, OR

Sat, Dec 15 – Artichoke Music Holiday Concert and Sock Drive for Transition Projects – Portland, OR

BIG NEWS…New album, duo project, December benefit concerts, and I am now offering one-on-one lessons/coaching in Portland and beyond! Scroll down for details!

1. GRATITUDE…Um, wow. I look at the November calendar and can’t believe all the delicious stuff that happened! Big thanks to all of these folks for making it possible: Paul & Fran and friends, Ray Lewis and Jacksonville peeps, Misti OP and family and Five Elements School of Acupuncture, Todd & Kiaralinda and all at SHAMC, Ara James, Milo Fultz, Paul Brainard, Steven Skolnik, Bre Gregg and all who came to support our CD release at Alberta Street Pub, Eric Alan, Tom Titus, Halie Loren, Gentle Thunder, Scott Lanfield and all who came to the Gratitude Event and CD release at Tsunami Books, Tim and all at Anderson Fair, Tom Faulkner, Pat and Gary and everyone involed in Alapalooza at the Epic, Betsy and all at Medical Center Lewisville Black Box Theater, Ted Vahovius, Jeff and Judy and all at the Old Firehouse, and Phillip, Malachi and Grendel at Ear Trumpet Labs!

2. THE NEWS

Well, the biggest news is the official release of my new album THE LONG ROAD! After a year of waiting and preparing, it is finally free to fly! I could not have done it without my amazing Kickstarter supporters and my team of creative mischief-makers – chief among them Tyler FortierMatt Greco and The Rye Room studio. I’m so excited to share this music with you! 


If you are someone who listens to CDs, bless your heart! You can order one here and I’ll send it to you! 

If you are someone who uses Spotify, you can listen hereAnd please follow me if you haven’t already!? (Keep in mind that while Spotify is awesome it only compensates artists fractions of a penny for streams, so you can pay it forward in a very meaningful way by following and sharing!)

If you are someone who likes to download albums, thank you! You can find it here on Amazon and iTunes.

Special thanks to The Press House and The 2Jeffs for helping with the launch! We have had several premieres and reviews and I’m grateful for every little bit that helps get the word out. Here are a couple of my favorites…

Dallas Observer story/interview

Folking.com reviw

Other big news is that while I hold space for the new album to grow and expand, I am excited to shift my attention to the duo project that Ara James and I started called Stand and Sway! We recorded an album this summer and we are planning to release it in the spring. We will be playing regional shows and festivals, and we are in the process of developing workshops we can offer together. Something truly magical happens when we co-create, and I can’t wait to share that magic with you and the world! 

I am so excited to share that as of Dec 1, I will have a studio space in Portland where I can offer lessons, work, write, and dream while staring out the window at Mt Tabor! Ara and I were so excited to meet Sarah Collins at Mt Tabor Music School to talk workshop possibilties, and it turns out that she had a space open at the school that needed someone to fill it with music and creativity and conversation. Starting this month I will begin offering lessons and song coaching sessions! If you are in Portland and have interest in exploring guitar, voice, performance, songwriting, and/or music making, please reach out to me at bethwoodmusic@Hotmail.com. And if you are not in Portand and you have interest, I am open to doing Skype lessons, and I find it to be quite fun and enjoyable!

And finally I am thrilled to be a part of two very special holiday concerts/fundraisers. Many years ago, the Eugene Caldera Songwriters started our annual holiday concert at Tsunami Books to celebrate the season and raise money and warm things for Egan Warming Center. This event means so much to me for so many reasons, and I hope you will join us on December 14 for an evening of fun, music, community, yummy treats, and giving back! Egan Warming Centers provide crucial and necessary shelter to all when the temperature drops below freezing in Eugene/Springfield. The dedicated volunteers and staff work so hard and we are so honored to lend our voices to this event. Scroll down to the tour dates section for show details…Here’s the beautiful flyer created by Laura Golden!


In my new hometown of Portland, I’m thrilled to host the Artichoke Music holiday concert and sock drive on December 15! We will celebrate in song and community to support Artichoke Music’s non-profit mission and we will be collecting warm socks for Transition Projects, a Portland organization and leader in transitioning people from homelessness and living on the streets into housing. Details below and here is our beautiful flyer created by Alexa McDonald!

 

3. TOUR DATES…Life is so uncertain, please call ahead! 

Fri, Dec 14 – Eugene Calders Songwriters Holiday Concert and Benefit for Egan Warming Center – Eugene, OR. 2585 S Willamette St. 541-345-8986. Hosted as a love offering to the community by Tsunami Books. Eugene Caldera Songwriters is an informal gathering of songwriters who met and have connections to the Sisters Americana Song Academy, held at Caldera. Each December we gather to celebrate, sing a few songs, eat too many cookies, and come together as a community to raise funds and warm things for the Egan Warming Center, a program of St Vincent de Paul. A requested donation of $5-$20 all goes directly to Egan Warming Center. No one turned away for lack of funds. Donations of clean warm clothing and toiletries gladly accepted. Performers include BW, Laura Golden, Kathy Marshall, Cross Current, Anna Tivel, Jeffrey Martin, Still Thinking, John Shipe, Paul Neville, Annie Heron, Stacy Henley, Grisha Stewart, Barbara Turrill, Katie Sontag, Dave Taylor, Julia O’Reilly. 7:30 pm. 

Sat, Dec 15 – Artichoke Music Holiday Concert and Sock Drive for Transition Projects – Portland, OR. 503-232-8845. 2007 SE Powell Blvd. Join us for this holiday concert and fundraiser/benefit! We will be raising money for non-profit Artichoke Music and a sock drive for Portland’s Transition Projects, a leader in transitioning people from homelessness and living on the streets into housing. Featuring Beth Wood, Megan Cronin & Chris Baron, Ed Haynes, David Gross, Halelupe, Gary Furlow and Alexa MacDonald. Please bring one pair of warm winter socks to be distributed through the good works of Transition Projects. In this turbulent time, we will celebrate community, peace, and healing. Come celebrate with us! $15. 8 pm.

 RANDOM TRAVEL PICS…

Ohmygosh, the Safety Harbor Art and Music Center is so whimsically wonderful I can barely manage to put it into words! This pic only captures a tiny piece of all the fun!

 I was so excited to see Sandhill Cranes on my morning run in Sarasota..woop!

 The whole crew at my CD release party who played their hearts out and made it one of the most fun nights in the history of ever! Thank you Ara James, Bre Gregg, Milo Fultz, Jeffrey Martin, Steven Skolnik and Paul Brainard…you rock!

Right after the wonderful, heart-filling gratitude event in Eugene, we realized we were all color cooridnated. 🙂 It was SO incredibly fun to sing and play with Halie Loren (left) and to hear the moving poetry of Jorah LeFleur!

Here’s me and Tom Faulkner yuckin it up before our Anderson Fair show in Houston…what a blast!

Here’s most of the whole musician crew at Alapalooza in Grand Prairie! It was wonderful to celebrate the life and legacy of Al Johnson and to help raise money for a scholarship in his name!

 Al’s wife Pat Johnson came in right as Tom and I were singing a Beatles song and she sang right along!

 Um….whaaaaaaaat? The city of Lewisville rawks!

Here we are yucking it up again and the MCL Grand Black Box Theater! (Thank you Ira Hanz for the great photos!)

 I love the beautiful stage at The Old Firehouse in Edom!

 And this is their house keyboard player. He is super solid. I named him Spot On because his chops are so good.

 And how I forget to share this photo of sweet Tucker in Gainesville, FL? You can’t tell from this pic but he weighs about 90 pounds of solid muscle and he is tbe biggest softie I’ve ever met!

 this is Dakota Jackson rolling his eyes at me and Tucker. 

And this is sweet Yoda who lives in Edom! You won’t believe how cute and enormous his ears are but he was too shy to show you.

(and thanks to Gary Gibson for the photo up top)

And finally, if you are in Portland and need a dog sitter or dog walker, holler at me. 🙂 bethwoodmusic@hotmail.com. Ya never know, your four-legged friend could make it into my newsletter!

4. THE FUTURE…Ahhhh it feels good to rest my feet for a while. What an amazing year this has been. I am so grateful for this life, and for all of the folks who support my creative path and make this possible for me to live my dreams. I am excited to rest and renew in the coming weeks and to envison what I want the soon-to-be-unfolding year to look like. It feels like things are shifting and growing in the most positive and exciting way. THANK YOU for being a part of my team and for cheering me on! May you have a peaceful holiday and may we all be easy on ourselves and each other. With much gratitude from your fan,

Beth Wood

PO Box 10141

Portland, OR 97296

 www.bethwoodmusic.com

Holler at me: bethwoodmusic [AT] hotmail.com

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

Down the road a piece…

Jan 17 – Black Rock Center for the Arts – Germantown, MD

Jan 18 – 49 West w/Marc Douglas Berardo – Annapolis, MD 

Jan 19 – Muddy Creek Cafe & Music Hall w/Sarah Siskind – Winston-Salem, NC

Jan 20 – Isis Music Hall w/Sarah Siskind – Asheville, NC

Jan 25 – Red Clay Music Foundry w/Sarah Siskind – Duluth, GA

Feb 2 – Stand and Sway (BW & Ara James) – Doverlaff House Concerts – Portland, OR

Mar 2 – Stand and Sway (Bw & Ara James) – Chicken Barn Concerts – Whidbey Island, WA

Mar 3 – Stand and Sway (BW & Ara James) w/The Aurora Chorus – Portland, OR

Mar 9 – Stand and Sway (BW & Ara James) House Concert – Medford, OR

Mar 15 – Old Kitchen Rug Brewery House Concert w/David Stoddard – St. Louis Park, MN

Mar 16 – House Concert w/David Stoddard – Waconia, MN 

Mar 18 – Harmony for Mayo in Lips Atrium – Rochester, MN

Mar 22 – House Concert w/Edie Carey – Colorado Springs, CO

Mar 23 – Swallow Hill w/Edie Carey – Denver, CO

Mar 30 – Stand and Sway @ Peninsula Arts Center – Long Beach, WA

November’s Newsy News is here and it’s hidden under a pile of leaves.

Hello, November!

Tuesday Oct 30, 2018

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Greetings, friends and fellow music lovers!

I blinked my eyes and October was gone… in a flash of crunchy yellow leaves. Here’s what’s coming up in November… as usual I hope you will scroll down for musings, gratitude, news, random photos, and show details. Hope to see you out there!

Thu, Nov 1 – Listening Room of Palmer Ranch at the Music Compound – Sarasota, FL

Fri, Nov 2 – Mudville Music Room – Jacksonville, FL

Sat, Nov 3 – 5 Elements School of Acupuncture – Gainesville, FL

Sun, Nov 4 – Safety Harbor Art and Music Center – Safety Harbor, FL

Fri, Nov 9 – CD RELEASE @ Alberta Street Pub – Portland, OR

Sun, Nov 11 – The Nature of Gratitude Event – Eugene, OR

Sun, Nov 11 – CD RELEASE @ Tsunami Books – Eugene, OR – w/Halie Loren

Fri, Nov 16 – Anderson Fair – Houston, TX – w/Tom Faulkner

Sat, Nov 17 – The Epic – Grand Prairie, TX – w/Tom Faulkner

Sun, Nov 18 – MCL Grand Black Box Theater – Lewisville, TX w/Tom Faulkner

Sat Nov 24 – The Old Firehouse – Edom, TX

1. GRATITUDE…Special thanks to all these wonderful folks who made October so wonderful: Markus & Heike and friends, Tracy & Scott & Nick, Maggie & Glen and friends, Peter & Debby and all at Fiddlers Crossing, Songwriters in Seattle, Peter & Becky and Rebecca Folsom and all at Camarillo Cafe, Mark & Gabrielle and all at Manhattan Beach Studios, Sandra & Kathy & Mama and Shelby, David Sardinha and all at Apex Music Festival, David and Sierra and friends, and Steve & Debbie Gibson!

2. THE NEWS…I The big news is that am so excited to hit the road to celebrate this new album!! And then I will skid feet-first into winter for a little rest and recouping, as I do. Please help me spread the word to your friends about these shows, or even better — come on out and let me sing to you! Two BIG SHOWS will be the Portland full band CD release on Nov 9 and the Eugene CD release on Nov 11. Rumor has it there will be special guests out the wazoo and I am starstruck just thinking about it…woop!

I was so excited to have my song “The Hard Way” premiered on the music blog Wide Open Country! You can take a listen here...

Look for two more singles to be released before the whole album becomes available on Spotify/iTunes/the whole world on November 16!

In other news, I’m working with Nathan Brown and Mezcalita Press on my third book!! This one will be a collection of true stories called “Face-Palm: Scenes From the Merch Table”! I have had so much fun putting this together and recalling some of the awkward conversations I have had after shows! I will keep you posted on our progress…

Most of all, come see my sing my face off for this album!!

 

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

Thu, Nov 1 – Listening Room of Palmer Ranch at the Music Compound – Sarasota, FL. By invitation only. Email trtchconcerts [AT] yahool.com to request an invitation. Patrons are allowed to BYOB. $20 suggested donation. 7:30 pm.

Fri, Nov 2 – Mudville Music Room – Jacksonville, FL. 3501 Beach Blvd.  904-398-4326. BW returns to Jacksonville for Ray Lewis’s listening room series at the Mudville Grill Music Room! 7:30 pm. $15.

Sat, Nov 3 – 5 Elements School of Acupuncture – Gainesville, FL. 305 SE 2nd Ave. Join us in celebration of tht 30th anniversary of the Academy for Five Element Acupuncture! Support our mission to educate educate highly effective, compassionate and successful Five Element practitioners. This medicine is needed in the world now more than ever. $50 ticket includes live music and storytelling, beer, wine, andhHors d’oeuvres, silent auction, and an award respentation. Also with Taylor Williams and Guts & Glory. Open to all! Tickets available here!

Sun, Nov 4 – Safety Harbor Art and Music Center – Safety Harbor, FL. 706 2nd Street North. Safety Harbor Art and Music Center is a 501(c) non profit organization whose mission is to promote knowledge of and education in the fine arts, the visual arts, and the performing arts. Join us for an evening of story and song! $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Doors 7:00pm, Concert 7:30pm.

Fri, Nov 9 – CD RELEASE @ Alberta Street Pub – Portland, OR. 1036 NE Alberta. Celebrating the release of BW’s new album THE LONG ROAD with a full band show at the best little listening room in North Portland! With Milo Fultz on bass, Steven Skolnik on drums, Paul Brainerd on pedal steel, Ara James on vocals, and rumor has it many other special guests! Also sharing their music will be touring artists M. Lockwood Porter and John Calvin Abney! 9 pm downbeat. $12 in advance/$14 at the door.

Sun, Nov 11 – The Nature of Gratitude Event – Eugene, OR. 2585 Willamette St. (541) 345-8986. Nature-inspired authors Tom Titus and Eric Alan will host the 3rd Annual “The Nature of Gratitude” Celebration. These gentlemen offer perspectives on gratitude using their own writings and photography, and embrace the contributions of others. Special guests will include emcee Joe Moll, executive director of McKenzie River Trust; musicians Halie Loren w/Daniel Gallo; performance poet Jorah LaFleur; BW and others. Admission is free. The year is a Fundraiser for Hearts for Hospicehttp://www.heartsforhospiceoregon.org/, a small, local, community oriented organization. This event has packed the building twice now. Let’s be warm, cozy and grateful together!

Sun, Nov 11 – CD RELEASE @ Tsunami Books – Eugene, OR – w/Halie Loren. 2585 Willamette St. (541) 345-8986. BW CD Release Celebration/Co-bill with the great Halie Loren & Daniel Gallo! With Milo Fultz on bass, we will celebrate community and song and the new album THE LONG ROAD! Tickets $16.50 Now on Sale – drop by the store or call 541-345-8986 to reserve. 7 pm.

Fri, Nov 16 – Anderson Fair – Houston, TX – w/Tom Faulkner. 2007 Grant. 832-767-2785. Houston’s legendary Anderson Fair has been featuring original singer-songwriters from Texas, the US, and the World since 1969. BW and the great Tom Faulkner are thrilled to be swapping song songs and sharing stories and harmonies at this great venue! Doors at 8.

Sat, Nov 17 – The Epic – Grand Prairie, TX – w/Tom Faulkner. City of Grand Prairie is opening The Epic – a new rec center with a state of the art concert venue! This will be fundraiser event in honor of the great Al Johnson with live music all day on multiple stages. Also performing will be The Flying As, Will and Crystal Yates, Terri Hendrix and Lloyd Maines, Cole Reisner, The Muses, Ian Dickson, Tom Prasada Rao, Julie Bonk, Dirjie Childs, Gordon and Christy Mc Cloud, Bill Ward and more. Click here for more info. 

Sun, Nov 18 – MCL Grand Black Box Theater – Lewisville, TX. w/Tom Faulkner. 100 N Charles St. The Black Box Songwriter Series features unique and talented songwriters who share their talent through song and writing. BW and the great Tom Faulkner will be swapping songs and sharing stories and harmonies! Tickets are $15 general admission. Click here for advance tickets.

Sat Nov 24 – The Old Firehouse – Edom, TX. 8241 FM 279. 903-852-2781. The old Edom Firehouse has been transformed into a new, multipurpose space that is the permanent home of JeffreyLance Photography, a Singer/Songwriter Concert Venue for Original Acoustic Folk Music, and now Edom’s new home for the showing of first run Independent Films. The dream of Judy and Jeff Gottesman, this small, intimate, smoke-free and alcohol-free “Coffeehouse” music room is host to singer/songwriters from all over the country who stop in Edom to entertain with their original music. Coffee, Soft Drinks, and Desserts are available before and during the concerts. $12 in advance/$15 day of show. Advance tickets are strongly recommended. Advance tickets here! 13 and over show Doors at 6:30 PM, music at 7.

 

we had so much fun at the Live on Amaranta house concert! Markus and Heike are wonderful hosts and check out the beautiful grand piano I got to play…woop!

Fiddlers Crossing in Tehachapi was so fun and charming and I love that town! 

then I got to sing for this beautiful human Maggie’s roof top birthday party overlooking san francisco!


check out these beautiful cups she made…oh my heart!


this was the scene outside our window at the Songwriters in Seattle workshop….sigh…

oh what fun I had singing with Rebecca Folsom at Camarillo Cafe!!


This is Sadie and I think she is trying to tell me there is a squirrel outside.


This is Hiker and he could sail around the world with those ears!


Ari has been doing her gymnastics routines while her humans are away.


this is Shelby, the miniature Dachsund. Unfortunately we did not get along at all. 🙂


This little nugget is Murray, my new friend in Portland. We walk sometimes on weekdays when I’m home. He is so cute he has his own Instagram account! @murrythepittiepup

4. THE FUTURE…I am so excited to see where this new album goes. In a strange way, this is the first time I don’t feel attached to the outcome in regards to releasing my work. With the help of my wonderful Kickstarter supporters, we have been able to give this album release the attention and promotion it deserves. After that, it is out of my hands! Most of all, I hope it resonates and brings joy, sooths sorrow, and transports someone for just a few minutes.

Heading into winter feels so good. I am excited for some time to rest and reflect. I’m excited to be of service to my community with benefit concerts in Eugene and Portland. And I’m excited to plan and dream on the work Ara James and I will be doing with our duo Stand and Sway next year. I hope you are well and taking good care, and I hope to see you out there on the road! With much gratitude from your fan,

Beth Wood

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…

Dec 14 – Calera Songwriters Holiday Concert and Benefit for Egan Warming Centers – Eugene, OR

Dec 15 – Artichoke Holiday Concert – Portland, OR

Jan 17 – Black Rock Center for the Arts – Germantown, MD

Jan 19 – Muddy Creek Cafe & Music Hall w/Sarah Siskind – Winston-Salem, NC

Jan 20 – Isis Music Hall w/Sarah Siskind – Asheville, NC

Jan 25 – Red Clay Music Foundry w/Sarah Siskind – Duluth, GA

Feb 2 – Stand and Sway @Doverlaff House Concerts – Portland, OR

Mar 2 – Stand and Sway @Chicken Barn Concerts – Whidbey Island, WA

Mar 23 – BW and Edie Carey @Swallow Hill – Denver, CO

Mar 30 – Stand and Sway @Peninsula Arts Center – Long Beach, WA

First Single from THE LONG ROAD premieres!

I’m thrilled to announce the premiere of the first single, “One Shot” from my new album THE LONG ROAD!! This song has special meaning to me as I wrote it at a tender moment in one of my favorite places in the world, southwestern Colorado. My friend, the great Bob Hemenger, was hosting me for a concert and a workshop his high school students on the day after the election in 2016. We didn’t think anything of the date when we made the plans months prior. I was staying about 15 minutes outside of town in a remote, beautiful spot without internet. It was an interesting place to wake up that day. When I don’t know what else to do, I sing and I write. So that’s what I did that day sitting at the kitchen table looking out at the aspen trees and the flowing river. This character allowed me to say some things about war and sacrifice that I needed to say.

Click here to read the review and listen to the song on PopMatters!

First single from The Long Road album

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It’s October…

Tuesday Oct 2, 2018

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Greetings, friends and fellow music lovers –

I hope you are enjoying this beautiful autumn day wherever you are! There are lots of fun things coming up this month. As usual I thank you for reading and I hope you will scroll down for newsy news, gratitude, show details, musings and random photos!

Thu, Oct 4 – Private House Concert – Palo Alto, CA

Sat, Oct 6 – Private Party – Oakland, CA

Sun, Oct 7 – Fiddler’s Crossing – Tehachapi, CA

Sat, Oct 13 – Songwriting Workshop – Seattle, WA

Fri, Oct 19 – Camarillo Cafe – Camarillo, CA

Sat, Oct 20 – Manhattan Beach Studio Concerts – Redondo Beach, CA

Sat, Oct 27 – Apex Music Festival

Sun, Oct 28 – House Concert – Eugene, OR

1. GRATITUDE. Wow. My heart is overflowing with gratitude! BIG THANKS to the following for making September so special…Ann Fleming, Richey Bellinger and Dale Jones and all at Art in the Pearl, Brad Tisdel and the Sisters Folk Festival/Americana Song Academy family, David Stoddard, Jordan Burger and Carbon Leaf, The Doug Fir, The Crocodile, The Triple Door, Bill & Micki Lippe, The 2Jeffs and the Seattle Aquarium, Dale and Debra and all at HPPR Garden City, Deb and all at Last Minute Folk in Topeka, and Reverand Sarah and all at UU Fellowship of Topeka.

2. THE NEWS. Well the big news is that the “official” release of my new album THE LONG ROAD is finally unfolding! These days an official release is mostly in cyberspace — meaning three singles and then the album will debut on Spotify, iTunes, Amazon, etc. Our friends at the Press House are busy getting the word out and seeking reviews in national and regional magazines, blogs, newspapers, etc. It’s always nerve-racking to let go of new work and set it free into the greater world, but I have never been more proud or excited about an album in my life so let’s do this!

Speaking of the album release, Portand peeps I hope you will join us at the Alberta Street Pub on November 9 to celebrate!! I will be joined by Milo Fultz on bass, Steven Skolnik on the suitcase drum kit, Paul Brainerd on pedal steel, and Ara James (formerly Ara Lee) on vocals…be still my heart! Please save the date!

This year’s Sisters Folk Festival and Americana Song Academy were EPIC, to say the least! The whole week was a wonderful reminder of how powerful music is as a connector, a gathering force, a common thread that holds us together. We need more of this in the world, don’t we? Special thanks to all of the artists, volunteers, organizers, and attendees who made it so magical! I was deeply inspired and renewed by my time there, and it has me looking ahead for other ways to continue the work of facilitating creativity, celebrating community through music, and sharing what I have learned about songwriting and performing. I am excited to look ahead to the Songsmith Gathering and song school in Brevard, NC in the spring! Sarah Siskind and I will be leading the song school again in the days leading up to the festival on May 18. Stay tuned for more details!

Speaking of Sisters Folk Fest, check out our opening song at the Sunday Celebration, woop!! Thanks to Shireen Amini, Anna Tivel, Ara James, and Bianca Caruso for making my dream come true!!

open song part 1 & 2 - stand and sway (beth wood and ara lee)

Speaking of NC, I am so excited that the Apex Music Festival been rescheduled for Oct 27! I’m also looking forward to fun shows in southern CA, a songwriting workshop in Seattle, and a Stand and Sway (BW and Ara duo) house concert in Eugene hosted by the great David Jacobs-Strain! See below for details…

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

Thu, Oct 4 – Private House Concert – Palo Alto, CA.

Sat, Oct 6 – Private Party – Oakland, CA.

Sun, Oct 7 – Fiddler’s Crossing – Tehachapi, CA. 206 East F Street. Fiddlers Crossing is an intimate acoustic music “listening room” in the mountain town of Tehachapi, in Eastern Kern County, CA., presenting traditional and contemporary Folk music, Bluegrass, singer-songwriters, Americana, Country, Western, Blues, Celtic, World and other styles. It has a distinctly “coffee house” feel but without all the noise and other distractions. Based on the house concert model, freshly ground and brewed coffees, teas and a variety of “goodies” are included in the ticket price. The vibe is cozy, friendly and warm. Come join us! Tickets are available online here and also at several local merchants (see website for details). 7 pm. $20.

Sat, Oct 13 – Songwriting Workshop for Songwriters in Seattle – Seattle, WA.  Songwriters in Seattle is a 501(c)3 non-profit org that supports our Pacific NW creative community through educational, creative, and performance based events. BW will lead a 2 hour workshop about storytelling through song. At the Phinney Neighborhood Center. 6532 Phinney Avenue North. 2-4 pm. $20. See event page here for details.

Fri, Oct 19 – Camarillo Cafe – Camarillo, CA. 1605 E. Burnley St. Camarillo Cafe is A smoke-free and alcohol-free coffeehouse-style concert series sponsored by the Pleasant Valley Recreation & Park District and hosted by Peter Krantz & Becky Glenn. Although not an actual dining establishment, the Camarillo Café is a delightful, intimate coffeehouse-style concert series in Camarillo, California. BW shares the stage with the great Rebecca Folsom. $20 suggested donation. 8 pm.

Sat, Oct 20 – Manhattan Beach Studio Concerts – Redondo Beach, CA. Manhattan Beach Studios hosts “in-house concerts”, private intimate events with artists in a listening and engaging environment. There is often time to interact with the artists, ask questions, get autographs and have meaningful and engaging evenings while supporting artists and their crafts. We do supply some basic noshes but encourage guests to bring desserts and items to share. This is not generally an evening designed for our kids; so get away if you can! Please email info@manhattanbeachstudios.net if you are interested in attending. $20 suggested donation. 7:30 pm.

Sat, Oct 27 – Apex Music Festival – Apex, NC. Historic downtown Salem St. Apex Music Festival has been rescheduled for Oct 27! Produced by Six String Presents and The Apex Downtown Business Association, the purpose of the festival is to increase awareness, support, and funding for the continued beautification and revitalization of Downtown Apex and to provide support and funding for Guardian Angel Thrift. Now in its eighth year, the Apex Music Festival attracts thousands of fans to historic Downtown Apex, NC to enjoy live music, street vendors, food trucks, beer and wine and an eclectic mix of shops and restaurants. Two outdoor stages and one indoor theater will host a variety of acts from local, regional and national performers from many musical genres, including Rock, Folk, R&B, Country, Pop and Americana and more. Local food trucks will feature unique food choices in addition to the several indoor offerings from local restaurants and taverns near the festival grounds. There will be a variety of beer stations offering a mix of craft beers from local breweries. This year, proceeds from the festival will go to Guardian Angel Thrift to assist them in their mission to support Alzheimer’s research. Pre-sale tickets are available for $15-$20 at https://www.apexmusicfestival.com/tickets/  BW plays on the Oak Street Stage at 3:30.

Sun, Oct 28 – House Concert – Eugene, OR. Open to the public. Stand and Sway duo show (with Ara James…formerly Ara Lee)! Please email info@davidjacobs-strain.com for details and reservations! 6 pm potlock, 7 pm music. $20 suggested donation.

This year’s Art in the Pearl festival was so much fun! My friends Richey Bellinger and Dale Jones joined me for a couple tunes…

goofing around at song camp!


One of the most fun parts of the Sisters Americana Song Academy (aka song camp) is the open mic nights where everyone shares a song! My friend Cinda Johnson asked me to sing harmonies with her, and Ann Janelle joined us on cello and harmonies!


our group of awesome instructors at song camp…


I was SO THRILLED to introduce the Sisters Folk Fest audience to my friend David Stoddard’s music!! We had so much fun at the Open Door stage on Saturday night…


and it was a blast and an honor to sing harmonies with Tremoloco!


Did this really happen? Was I dreaming? Sunday’s community celebration was over the top AMAZING!


oh man did I have a blast opening three sold-out shows for Carbon Leaf on their 25th anniversary tour! I got to sing for crowds like this and they were so attentive and open to my music!


My favorite moment at the Triple Door show in Seattle was when my new friend Vaeda gave me this at the merch table. SO SWEET!


then I got to play for a private event at the Seattle Acquarium..so cool! I sang to this guy all night!


then I went to Kansas and felt right at home with the tumbleweeds and the big sky…


It was so fun to play for the Last Minute Folk series at the Jayhawk theater gallery space! 


and guess what was going on the same night in the theater?!?!?


made a new friend before the show…


it was such a lovely night with friends old and new in Topeka…


and can you believe this face?? Fiona from Garden City is not so sure about this photo shoot, but she sure is thirsty. 


and OMG, this is  her sister Jitsu, a very regal lady, except when she is licking your face… I love her so much. 


4. THE FUTURE. This fall will be jam packed with shows celebrating the release of the new album! And then of course we will turn toward the winter months, when things will slow down a bit and allow for introspection and time at home. I hope to see you out there on the road so I can thank you in person for supporting me and my musical journey throughout the years! Until then, I hope you are enjoying these and crisp breezes and this beautiful season of transition. With much gratitude from your fan,

Beth Wood

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…

Nov 1 – Listening Room of Palmer Ranch at the Music Compound- Sarasota, FL

Nov 2 – Mudville Music Room – Jacksonville, FL

Nov 3 – Academy for Five Element Acupuncture 30th Anniversary Gala – Gainesville FL

Nov 4 – Safety Harbor Arts and Music Center – Safety Harbor, FL

Nov 9 – CD RELEASE @ Alberta Street Pub – Portland, OR

Nov 16 – Anderson Fair – Houston, TX

Nov 17 – The Epic – Grand Prairie, TX

Nov 18 – MCL Grand Black Box Theater – Lewisville, TX

Nov 24 – The Old Firehouse – Edom, TX

Dec 14 – Calera Songwriters Holiday Concert and Benefit for Egan Warming Centers – Eugene, OR

Dec 15 – Artichoke Holiday Concert – Portland, OR

Apex Music Festival rescheduled for Oct 27!

 

 

 

Hello, friends. Well sadly the Apex Music Festival in NC has had to cancel due to Hurricane Florence. It’s a heartbreaking call to make but certainly the right one. May everyone stay safe.

The good news it that the festival promoters have rescheduled for October 27! BW’s set time has not been announced yet, but please stay tuned to our Facebook page, Twitter or better yet, our email list and we’ll let you know everything as soon as we know it.

Thanks for your understanding and support!

 

September Newsy News, Y’all!

September is here,

Friday, August 31, 2018

icon and I’m ready for a whole heap o’ awesome.
(thank you Anthony Veltri for the pics from Harris Bridge Folk Festival!)

Greetings, friends and fellow music lovers – I can’t believe summer is on its way out. But the good news is there are some really fun things coming up in September. Here’s what’s happening…as always I hope you’ll scroll down for gratitude, the news, show details, and random pics and musings.

Sat, Sep 1 – Art in the Pearl Festival – Portland, OR

Tue, Sep 4-Fri, Sep 7 – Americana Song Academy – Sisters, OR

Sat, Sep 8 – Sisters Folk Festival – Sisters, OR (duo set w/David Stoddard)

Sun, Sun 9 – Sisters Folk Festival – Sisters, OR (Community show)

Sat, Sep 15 – Apex Music Festival – Apex, NC

Fri, Sep 21 – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR (supporting Carbonleaf)

Sat, Sep 22 – The Crocodile – Seattle, WA (supporting Carbonleaf)

Sun, Sep 23 – Triple Door – Seattle, WA (supporting Carbonleaf)

Mon, Sep 24 – Private Party – Seattle, WA

Fri, Sep 28 – HPPR Living Room Concerts – Garden City, KS

Sat, Sep 29 – Last Minute Folk Series – Topeka, KS

1. GRATITUDE. I am so grateful to all these wonderful folks for making my summer so awesome! To Chuck McDowell, Eddie Owen, Wyatt Easterling, David Robert King and everyone at the Red Clay Music Foundry; to James and Karen Casto and Tony Arata the  Home By Dark family; Mary Beth Camp; Nathan and Amanda and Nola and Finn and all at the Harris Bridge Folk Festival; and Mike and all at the Bellevue Downtown Association...THANK YOU ALL for making it possible for me to make my living making music!

2. THE NEWS. What a magical time we had at the Harris Bridge Folk Festival! The magic of the breathtaking natural surroundings was amplified by all of the beautiful people who came to support the event and listen among the vines and old trees. It is such a special place and I feel so lucky that Nathan and Amanda and their family share it with us! Click here for little taste of our acoustic concert among the trees I got to do on Saturday morning with Karl Smiley.

It’s festival season, y’all and I could not be more exicted for Art in the Pearl, Sisters Folk Festival, Americana Song Academy, and Apex Music Festival coming up! Art in the Pearl is a FREE festival in Portland’s park blocks, and the musical offerings are delicious! Sisters will be EPIC as usual, and I’m thrilled to be playing a duo set with my friend David Stoddard. I can’t wait for y’all to hear Dave! And then of course we will get into all kinds of musical mischief on Sunday morning at the community celebration. It is free and open to the public and starts at 10 am at the Village Green park!

This will be my first time at the Apex Music Festival in NC and I could not be more excited. My friend David Sardinha, who used to run the Six String Cafe in Cary, is now curating the Apex Music Festival and I was so honored that he invited me to play! If you are anywhere near the triangle I hope you will come join us! All day passes are only $15. Check out their awesome poster!

We are still working hard on the roll-out of the new album THE LONG ROAD on October 26! Also working on CD release events so stay tuned for that…

I want to share a song I wrote for Aretha Franklin in honor of her passing and her incredible life of service and art. Her passing was a monumental event as she is a true national treasure. I was sad, but somehow not overwhelmingly so. Mostly I am filled with gratitude that we got to share this planet with her for all of these years. She has always been one of my heroes because of her amazing work and because she belonged wholly to herself. She was strong, undeniable, constant. With this song I hope to say a humble thank you to the Queen of Soul for all the music and inspiration. Please forgive its unpolished nature. I wanted to capture it at home as soon as it came out…

long live the queen

Speaking of the Queen, check out this song we did at the Home By Dark show…getting to sing with Vanessa Conner and Carole Ford is a dream come true!

And finally, a call to action: is there anyone in northern California who might be interested in hosting a house concert on Friday, Oct 5? I will be in the area playing in Palo Alto, Oakland, and Temeculah, and I’m looking to fill that date with a lovely house concert. Also I’m looking for a southern California house concert on Sunday, Oct 21. Holler at me at bethwoodmusic [AT] hotmail.com if you have any ideas?? Thank you in advance!

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

Sat, Sep 1 – Art in the Pearl Festival – Portland, OR. Art In The Pearl®, Portland Oregon’s annual Fine Arts & Crafts Festival, occurs every year on Labor Day weekend. The 22nd annual festival will occur Labor Day Weekend, 2018 in the Pearl District’s North Park Blocks – September 1-3, 2018. 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 the singer-songwriter stage at noon!

Tue, Sep 4-Fri, Sep 7 – 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. Participants deeply engage and nurture their music, songs, and aspirations. Private concerts, open mics and mentor sessions are all part of the experience. The musical alchemy of the festival artists from “Song Camp 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 is honored to be a part of ASA as staff director.

Sat, Sep 8 – Sisters Folk Festival – Sisters, OR. Sisters Folk Festival, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, founded in 1995 to bring the finest in acoustic music to the charming town of Sisters, Oregon. Over time, it has developed into a year-round cultural-arts organization that supports local schools with extensive community engagement. Sisters Folk Festival is a three day, multi-stage celebration of roots music and community, and BW’s favorite festival EVAH! BW will be playing a duo set with the great David Stoddard! 7:30 pm at The Open Door stage.

Sun, Sun 9 – Sisters Folk Festival – Sisters, OR. BW is honored to host the community celebration at the Village Green stage on Sunday morning at 10 am. The communuity show is FREE and open to the public!

Sat, Sep 15 – Apex Music Festival – Apex, NC. Produced by Six String Presents. The Apex Music Festival will be held Saturday, September 15, 2018, in beautiful Downtown Apex, NC. Hosted by the Apex Downtown Business Association, the purpose of the festival is to increase awareness, support, and funding for the continued beautification and revitalization of Downtown Apex and to provide support and funding for Guardian Angel Thrift. Now in its eighth year, the Apex Music Festival attracts thousands of fans to historic Downtown Apex, NC to  enjoy live music, street vendors, food trucks, beer and wine and an eclectic mix of shops and restaurants. Three outdoor stages and one indoor theater will host a variety of acts from local, regional and national performers from many musical genres, including Rock, Folk, R&B, Blue Grass, Country, Pop and Americana. With Shawn Mullins, Johnny Folsom 4, David Lamotte, Brass-a-holics, Johnny Orr Band, Nick Driver Band, Lorraine Jordan and Carolina Road, The Gravy Boys, The Willies, Laurincole, Joe Sax, Malcolm Holcombe, Cooper Allen, Michael Reno Harrell, Chuck McDowell, BW and more! BW plays at 4:30 pm at the Temple Street Stage.

Fri, Sep 21 – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR. 830 East Burnside. Opening for Carbonleaf’s 25 anniversary tour. 7 pm doors, 8 pm music. $20 in advance/$25 at the door. 7 pm doors, 8 pm music.

Sat, Sep 22 – The Crocodile – Seattle, WA. 2200 2nd Avenue. Opening for Carbonleaf on their 25th anniversary tour. $25 in advance/$30 at the door. 7:30 doors/8:30 music.

Sun, Sep 23 – The Triple Door – Seattle, WA. 216 Union Street. Opening for Carbonleaf on their 25th anniversary tour. Seated show. $35 Advance // $38 Day of Show // $42 Front Rows $30 Standing Roon Only once seats are sold. Doors open and dinner service begins 90 minutes prior to showtime. All Ages.

Fri, Sep 28 – HPPR Living Room Concerts – Garden City, KS. Held at HPPR Studios 210 N. 7th Street. HPPR’s Living Room Concert series provides an intimate, live-music experience for both our listeners and our featured performers. Hosted by the station as a community service, admission is a $15 suggested donation, which goes directly to the artist(s) being showcased. If you’d like more information on HPPR’s Living Room Concerts, or if you’d like to volunteer or host a show, please contact Music Director Jenny Inzerillo at 806-367-9088 or events [AT] hppr.org. All ages welcome. 7:30 pm.

Sat, Sep 29 – Last Minute Folk Series – Topeka, KS. 720 Jackson. Held in the beautifully renovated gallery space of the Jayhawk State Theatre, Last Minute Folk presents shows in a true listening room setting, offering exceptional acoustics and concert style seating. The stage and sound system are arranged without restriction to sight lines and no seat in the house is more than 40 feet from the stage, adding to the intimacy of the performance. The evening consists of two 45-minute sets of music with an intermission to provide an opportunity to enjoy refreshments and interact with the musicians. Tickets are $20, available online at www.lastminutefolk, at www.jayhawktheatre.org or at the door. Refreshments at intermission will be provided by the AFS International Student Exchange Program for free-will donation and proceeds go to AFS Student Programs. Shows begin at 7pm and doors open at 6:30pm.

 

Oh we had such fun at the Red Clay Foundry in Duluth, GA at the Wednesday Writers night! Got to play with my buddies Chuck McDowell and Wyatt Easterling and meet a new buddy David Robert King…

the beautiful Wednesday Writers stage set by Eddie Owen Presents

Then the Home By Dark shows with Tony Arata and the dreamy Home By Dark band blew my mind and my heart open to new levels. I can’t put into words how humbling it was to share that stage with those amazing musician-humans on those two nights. My spirit is still soaring…

this is back stage at Harris Bridge Folk Festival…sigh… 

I had so much fun playing piano..thanks Nathan for the request!

Ohmygawd I love Tucker so much. You can see he is very excited about our photo. We took a long walk and then I gave him a water cookie…he’s not impressed.

These are my favorite knuckle-heads in Georgia!! It’s a 24-hour love fest at Dora and Peabody’s house! 

I met Poppy at Dan & Cheryl’s party. She’ my new favorite pint-sized cutie.

 

4. THE FUTURE…Ah yes, it will be a busy fall singing those tunes from the new album near and far! I’m excited for some shows this fall in CA, OR, TX, FL, and hopefully more to come.

I’m having a blast writing more chapters for my next book, a series of short rememberances from the road called “Face-palm: Tales from the Merch Table” and hoping it can become a reality soon!

And who knows…maybe I’ll even get a dog some day. 🙂

THANK YOU for reading and listening and cheering me on all of these years. I am so incredibly grateful for you. Hope to see you out there on the road!

With gratitude from your very big fan,

Beth Wood

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…

Oct 4 – Live on Amaranta – Palo Alto, CA

Oct 5 — YOUR HOUSE?? — Somewhere, CA

Oct 6 – Private Party – Oakland, CA

Oct 7 – Fiddler’s Crossing – Tehachapi, CA

Oct 19 – Camarillo Cafe – Camarillo, CA

Oct 20 – House Concert – Rodando Beach, CA

Nov 1 – Listening Room of Palmer Ranch at the Music Compound- Sarasota, FL

Nov 3 – Academy for Five Element Acupuncture 30th Anniversary Gala – Gainesville FL

Nov 17 – The Epic – Grand Prairie, TX

Nov 24 – The Old Firehouse – Edom, TX

August Newsy News is here!

Dog days of summer are here.

Monday, July 30, 2018

icon Yay, I love dogs!
(thank you to Devon Stross for this photo from Harris Bridge Winery!)

Greetings, friends and fellow music lovers!

Wow, what a ride this summer has been so far. And it won’t slow down any time soon! Here’s what’s happening. As always I hope you’ll scroll down for the news, gratitude, random musing and photos and show details.

Aug 1 – Wednesday Writers’ Night at the Red Clay Music Foundry – Duluth, GA

Aug 3 – Home By Dark @ Chukkar Farm – Alpharetta, GA

Aug 4 – Home By Dark @ Chukkar Farm – Alpharetta, GA

Aug 17 – Harris Bridge Folk Festival – Philomath, OR

Aug 22 – Live @ Lunch – Bellevue, WA

1. GRATITUDE…BIG THANKS to all these generous folks for helping make July so epic: Courtney & Michelle and all at Big River Music, Bob Hemenger, The Wood Pile (Woods, Hurts, Howes, Audlins!), Ocea and the Skyhorse family, Mike Midlo and Janis Carpenter and all at Fishtrap, East Fork Brewery, the great David Stoddard, Pat & Bruce, Chris & Annette, Betsy & Eric, Pete and all at Acoustic Fest, and Ron & Jackie.

2. THE NEWS…Well the big news is that we finally have a release date for the new ablum THE LONG ROAD, woop!! The official release will be on October 26, and we will be working the the awesome folks at The Press House to get the word out far and wide. There will be a three month ramp up to the release in which we will release singles and reach out to local, regional and national press, radio, Spotify, and all the other places music goes that I don’t understand. (ha!) The Press house has gotten great results for many of my musical co-horts so I am feeling really excited about working with them. My Kickstarter supporters were vital in helping me get take this next step so THANK YOU!

Well David Stoddard and I just completed another tour, or what we like to call another successful caffeine-fueled cheese binge hahaha! We saw wild turkeys and Sandhill Cranes and Ruffed Grouse on the side of the road and we walked along the Little Bay de Loc of the great Lake Michigan in the upper peninsula. We had a blast harmonizing and giggling and driving hundreds of miles and I am SO EXCITED that Dave will be coming to Sisters Folk Festival this year. I love watching people’s faces when they see Dave play for the first time…sheer delight! You can listen to Dave’s new ablum here… and thank goodness, we finally figure out our mission statement

beth and davd road giggles 2018

 

I am SUPER excited to return to Georgia for two nights with my favorite concert series, Home By Dark!! If you have never seen two songwriters backed by the most amazing band on the planet under a pavillion at a horse farm on a summer evening with fireflies glowing in the background, I highly recommend it! Can’t wait to play with James Casto and friends again – it is pure magic every time! And I’m also excited for my first time at the Red Clay Music Foundry in Duluth (started by Eddie Owen of Eddie’s Attic fame) with the Wednesday writers in the round show hosted by Chuck McDowell!

Other great news is the wonderful festivals coming up…my cup runneth over! I am so honored to be a part of the very first Harris Bridge Folk Festival at the beautiful Harris Bridge Winery outside of Corvallis. These wonderful folks hosted the eclipse weekend last summer and it was so delicious and fun! The setting is breathtaking and the community is so welcoming. It’s an amazing line-up with Jeffrey Martin, Anna Tivel, Paper Wings, Tyler Stenson, and Mandy Fer & Dave McGraw. You can come and camp all weekend or come for a night – I hope you’ll join us! Click on the poster below for info..

I’m excited to return to the singer-songwriter stage at the Art in the Pearl festival in Portland on labor day weekend! The festival is free and open to all ages! And before we know it, the beloved Sisters Folk Festival and Americana Song Academy will be here!! This year is especially exciting since the festival was canceled due to wildfires last year. We are all ready for a do-over! The line-up is off the charts amazing, and I am so honored and grateful to be a part of this amazing community!

And right after Sisters, I’m thrilled to be heading east for my first time at the Apex Music Festival in NC. Produced and curated by Six String Presents, the killer line-up includes Shawn Mullins, David Lamotte, Eliot Bronson, The Willies, Malcolm Holcombe, and many more. This event benefits Guardian Angel Thrift to assist them in their mission to support Alzheimer’s research, so it’s a win-win!

3. SHOW DETAILS…Life is so uncertain, please call ahead!

Wed, Aug 1 – Wednesday Writers’ Night at the Red Clay Music Foundry – Duluth, GA. 3116 Main Street. 404-478-2749. BW is honored to be a guest at Wednesday Writers’ Night at the Red Clay Music Foundry hosted by Chuck McDowell and featuring national and local, touring songwriters! With Wyatt Easterling and David Robert King. Will be streamed live at YouTube.com/EOPLive. General Admission $15 in advance ($20 day of show). 7:30 pm. Tickets available here.

Fri, Aug 3 – Home By Dark @ Chukkar Farm – Alpharetta, GA. 1140 Liberty Grove Rd. 678-665-0040. At Chukkar Farm, 1140 Liberty Grove Rd. 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 songwriters themselves. Also featuring Tony Arata and the best house band in the world. Generad admisson $23.

Sat, Aug 4 – Home By Dark @ Chukkar Farm – Alpharetta, GA. Same awesomeness as above!

Fri, Aug 17 – Harris Bridge Folk Festival – Philomath, OR. 22937 Harris Road. Join us for the Harris Bridge Folk Festival on Aug. 17th – 19th, 2018! This is a family friendly event that will span the whole weekend filled with music, camping, swimming in the river, food from Burnheimer Meat Co., games on the grass, and a jaunt up to the Summit Summer Fest on Saturday! With music all weekend by BW, Paper Wings, DTW, Tyler Stenson, Mandy Fer & Dave McGraw, Jeffrey Martin and Anna Tivel! Paper Wings will kick off the evening on Friday, followed by BW. For a full weekend pass: chick here.  For a single day pass: click here. BW plays at 6 pm.

Wed, Aug 22 – Live @ Lunch – Bellevue, WA. 555 110th Ave NE. Bellevue Downtown Association presents Live at Lunch – a free summer outdoor concert series. BW plays at noon at City Center Plaza.

Oh we had so much fun at Big River Music in Creede! Bob Hemenger playing his heart out…


Guess what, I wrote two songs with my dad!! It was so much fun and hmmm…maybe this is the beginning of something!?


Ahhhh, big sigh… This was my beautiful home nestled in the trees at Fistrap gathering of writers near Joseph, OR. It was such a wonderful retreat, and I got to work with some great songwriters and hear many authors read their work. So good for my spirit!


This is the background for the stage at East Fork Brewing in Joseph. Wowza! 


We had so much fun at Acoustic Fest in Manitowoc! I think I was praying for it not to rain…

 and the wonderful Gerkin Fest in Crystal Lake where it was much sunnier…

Oh my heart, these cuties! This is CJ and Patches (I’m not sure Patches was into it), the greeting committee in Rapid River, MI.

 And THIS guy. This is my boyfriend Kevin who lives with Chris & Annette near Marquette, MI.

 Kevin is cute but Dicky really runs the entire show, basically with her ears. 

 Look, she’s famous!!

Check out the poster for this year’s festival by the awesome Dennis McGregor…I can’t WAIT! 

4. THE FUTURE… I am so excited for the official release of THE LONG ROAD!! It has been a long road indeed and I am so proud of this work we created. I’ve got wonderful shows coming up this fall in OR, NC, WA, KS, CA, and FL, and I can’t wait to make the rounds in support of this album!

My wonderful time at the Fishtrap gathering has me dreaming about teaching more and developing more workshops. I look forward to exploring that very rewarding work further in the future.

As always, I hope to see you and your friends out there the road. Thank you for believing in what I do. It means everything!

With a very grateful heart,

Beth Wood

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…

Sep 1 – Art in the Pearl – Portland, OR

Sep 4-7 – Americana Song Academy – Sisters, OR

Sep 7-9 – Sisters Folk Festival

Sep 15 – Apex Music Festival – Apex, NC

Sep 21 – The Doug Fir – Portland, OR opening for Carbonleaf

Sep 22 – The Crocodile – Seattle, WA opening for Carbonleaf

Sep 23 – The Triple Door – Seattle, WA opening for Carbonleaf

Sep 28 – HPPR Living Room Concerts – Garden City, KS

Sep 29 – Last Minute Folk – Topeka, KS

Oct 4 – Live on Amaranta – Palo Alto, CA

Oct 6 – Private Party – Oakland, CA

Oct 7 – Fiddler’s Crossing – Tehachapi, CA

Oct 19 – Camarillo Cafe – Camarillo, CA

Oct 20 – House Concert – Rodando Beach, CA

Nov 1 – Listening Room of Palmer Ranch at the Music Compound- Sarasota, FL

Nov 3 – Academy for Five Element Acupuncture 30th Anniversary Gala – Gainesville FL

Nov 24 – The Old Firehouse – Edom, TX

July newsy news!

Hello, Summer, pull up a chair!

Thursday Jun 28, 2018

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We’ve been waiting for you.

Greetings, friends and fellow music lovers!

Wow. What a full few weeks this has been! Here we are at the beginning of summer and I couldn’t be more excited to get out the flip flops. It’s wonderful to see the sun here in Portland, and the rose garden by my house is exploding with abundance and fragrance and color. Here’s what’s coming up… as always I hope you’ll scroll down for newsy news, gratitude, show details, and random musings and pics.

Fri, Jun 29 – Private House Concert – Denver, CO

Sat, Jun 30 – Pederson Backyard Concert – Colorado Springs, CO w/Tom Faulkner

Sun, Jul 1 – Big River Music – Creede, CO w/Bob Hemenger

Wed, Jul 11 – Summer Fishtrap Songwriting Workshop – Joseph, OR

Wed, Jul 11 – East Fork Brewery – Joseph, OR

Thu, Jul 12 – Summer Fishtrap Songwriting Workshop – Joseph, OR

Sat, Ju1 14 – Sumer Fishtrap Concert – Joseph, OR

Thu, Jul 19 – House Concert – Rapid River, MI w/David Stoddard

Fri, Jul 20 – House Concert – Marquette, MI  w/David Stoddard

Sat, Jul 21 – Acoustic Fest – Manitowoc, WI w/David Stoddard

Sun, Jul 22 – 1st Annual Gherkin Fest House Concert – Crystal Lake, IL  w/David Stoddard

1. GRATITUDE. WOWZA. I am so incredibly grateful to all these folks for making June so wonderful: to Ara Lee, Steven Tracy, Anna Tivel, Zach Banks, Steven Skolnik, Jamie Stillway, and our lady choir Kathryn and Celeste and Katie for one of the most rewarding and fun recording experiences of my life! And to Mama Ann, and to Brad T and Brad & Karen and PJ and everyone in Sisters for always making me feel so welcome! 

2. THE NEWS. The big news is that my new CD, THE LONG ROAD, finally arrived and I could not be happier with how they look and sound! Ten months ago, my friend and amazing producer Tyler Fortier and I started the journey of dreaming up this project. Tyler guided us steadily every step of the way as we collaborated with Matt Greco at The Rye Room and incredible musician artists to create something I am so very proud of. The first run of CDs were for my fabulous Kickstarter backers, and all of those packages went out into the world last week! It has been so fun to hear from folks as they listen!

For the last few months, my management team – Jeff Ross and Jeff Heiman – and I have been working on an official release strategy for this album. Our high hopes are to partner with a record label that will launch it into the world and help me gain fans I have never reached before. If the right path does not revealed itself in the next few weeks, we will endeavor to release this album ourselves, which means a publicity campaign, a radio campaign, and lots and lots of shows. All I know how to do is work hard so I’m going to keep doing that and hope that my humble little beautiful record can cut through the noise somehow. I will keep you posted on the official release. I won’t have copies to sell until we launch a plan so stay tuned! In the mean time, here’s a sneak peak of the title track featuring Milo Fultz on bass, Jeramy Burchett on drums, Bryan Daste on pedal steel, Nathan Alef on keys, and Ara Lee on vocals. SWOON!

I am SO excited to return to one of my favorite places in the world, Colorado this week for some family fishing time and some awesome collaboration! I can’t wait to share the stage with my buddies Tom Faulkner in Colorado Springs and Bob Hemenber in Creede! And then I’m super excited to do some duo shows in the midwest with David Stoddard! Check out the schedule below…

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

Fri, Jun 29 – Private House Concert – Denver, CO

Sat, Jun 30 – Pederson Backyard Concert – Colorado Springs, CO. The tradition continues in the Pederson backyard! Open to all. Please join us for an evening with BW and Tom Faulkner in the Pederson family’s beautiful, friendly backyard with potluck, music, friends and community. 943 Tari Drive. Bring a chairs or a blanket, BYOB and optionally a potluck dish to share. $20 suggested donation. For info, reach out to Evan at 719-322-4313 or evan.pedersen@comcast.net. 6 pm gathering, 7 pm music. With the great Tom Faulkner!

Sun, Jul 1 – Big River Music – Creede, CO. 117 N Main St. 719-658-2100. BW is thrilled to return to Creede’s favorite music shop and listening room venue with the great Bob Hemenger! $15. 7 pm.  With the great Bob Hemenger! Click here to buy advance tickets! 

Wed, Jul 11 – Summer Fishtrap Songwriting Workshop – Joseph, OR. Summer Fishtrap is a week-long writer’s conference located in the heart of the Wallowa Mountains at the south end of Wallowa Lake – with workshops in fiction, non-fiction, poetry, memoir, and special workshops just for youth. Each year, we gather authors and instructors from around the country to provide intensive instruction to a small group of writers. Classes are limited to no more than 13 students which gives every writer the chance to share their work in an intimate and supportive environment. BW will lead Storytelling Through Song: A Lyric-Focused Songwriting Workshop. 1-3 pm. 

Wed, Jul 11 – East Fork Brewery – Joseph, OR. 541-426-3000. 600 North Main Street. East Fork Brewery is a experimental brewery + pub from Terminal Gravity Brewing. BW plays from 7-9. 

Thu, Jul 12 – Summer Fishtrap Songwriting Workshop – Joseph, OR. 1-3 pm. 

Sat, Ju1 14 – Sumer Fishtrap Concert – Joseph, OR. 4 pm.

Thu, Jul 19 – House Concert – Rapid River, MI. Open to all. For reservations and info, please text or call Pat at 906-241-3789. $15-$20 suggested donation. With the great David Stoddard! 

Fri, Jul 20 – House Concert – Marquette, MI. Hosted by Chris & Annette Brooks in their lovely home. Please email chris@bottomlineblack.com for info and reservations. $20 suggested donation. 6:30 gathering, music starts at 7. With the great David Stoddard! 

Sat, Jul 21 – Acoustic Fest – Manitowoc, WI. At Washington Park, 12th and Washington Streets. Acoustic Fest was established to preserve and promote acoustic music. It is a free concert designed to offer members of the community, and visitors to the Lakeshore area, a wholesome, family oriented afternoon of entertainment. All proceeds in excess of organizational expenses are dispersed in the form of scholarships and donations made to area organizations or projects which benefit the community. BW and David Stoddard will play a duo set at 7 pm. FREE. 

Sun, Jul 22 – 1st Annual Gherkin Fest House Concert – Crystal Lake, IL. Hosted by Ron and Jackie, public is welcome. For RSVP and more info, please email theravensway@comcast.net. $15-$20 suggested donation. With the great David Stoddard!

the new CD cover thanks to Jen Blair Design and photo by Rodney Bursiel!


cooking up some of Mama Ann’s granola for my Kickstarter peeps! 

this is what my house looked like for a couple days…


Dude. That is a long post office receipt! 


Check out Steven Skolnik in the studio playing on our Stand and Sway album! He made this suitcase drum kit himself and the best part is that it has a bottle opener and a cup holder. Well played, Steven. 


We were so excited to have the great Jamie Stillway play on our album, wheeeeee!!!! (notice her barefoot pedal technique…)


4. THE FUTUREOh this is gonna be a fun summer! In August I’m excited to return to Georgia and my favorite concert series Home By Dark, and I’m stoked to play the Red Clay Music Foundry in Duluth for the first time. Back on the home front, the wonderful folks at Harris Bridge Winery outside of Corvallis (the same folks who hosted the wonderful eclipse party last year!) are hosting their first Harris Bridge Folk Festival on the weekend of August 17-19 with tons of amazing artists, and I can’t wait for that! 

Also on the horizon is Sisters Folk Festival and Americana Song Academy, and we are all looking forward to a do-over after last year’s forced cancellation. The line-up is stellar as always, and I’m stoked that my friend David Stoddard is coming out from Minnesota to play a few sets and do a duo set with me!

I’m excited to see how the release plan for my new CD unfolds. It will be great to work with a team on this one! And of course I am very excited about my duo project with Ara Lee called Stand and Sway! Our first CD will be out this fall, too. There is so much to celebrate and be grateful for!

Every day I am grateful to be able to live this life of creating art and nurturing connection and joy through music. Every day I am grateful for your generous encouragement and support! Hope to see you out there on the road soon. With much gratitude from your fan,

Beth Wood

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…

Aug 1 – Red Clay Music Foundry – Duluth, GA

Aug 3 – Home By Dark at Chukkar Farm – Alpharetta, GA

Aug 4 – Home By Dark at Chukkar Farm – Alpharetta, GA

Aug 17 – Harris Bridge Folk Festival – Philomath, OR

Aug 22 – Bellevue Downtown Assoc. Live at Lunch – Bellevue, WA

Sep 1 – Art in the Pearl – Portland, OR

Sep 4-7 – Americana Song Academy – Sisters, OR

Sep 7-9 – Sisters Folk Festival

Sep 15 – Apex Music Festival – Apex, NC

Sep 21 – The Doug Fir – Portland, OR opening for Carbonleaf

Sep 22 – The Crocodile – Seattle, WA opening for Carbonleaf

Sep 23 – The Triple Door – Seattle, WA opening for Carbonleaf

Sep 29 – Last Minute Folk – Topeka, KS

Oct 4 – Live on Amaranta – Palo Alto, CA

Oct 6 – Private Party – Oakland, CA

Oct 7 – Fiddler’s Crossing – Tehachapi, CA

June Newsy News, woop!

Hello, June…

Thursday May 31, 2018

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ohmygoodness, these beauties are in the park right by my house.

Greetings, friends and fellow music lovers! All the flowers in Portland are exploding right now and taking my breath away! I hope you’re enjoying this late spring wherever you are.

Things are busy around here getting Kickstarter packages ready to mail out! Here’s a quick update about what’s going on in June. As always, I hope you’ll scroll down for show details, news, gratitude, random pics and musings. 🙂

Fri, June 15 – Eurosports – Sisters, OR

Fri, June 29 – Private Event – Denver, CO

Sat, June 30 – Backyard Concert – Colorado Springs, CO w/Tom Faulkner

Sun, July 1 – Big River Music – Creede, CO w/Bob Hemenger

1. GRATITUDE…May seems like a blur now and I have so many to thank for the good times! Special thanks to Keith and Leslie Flanders and friends, Pat Crawford and all at RadioLive and WUWF, Robert and Dianne Calmes and friends, Jeff and Jeff and the Microsoft Build Conference, Peter Mulvey, Adam and Joe and all at Alberta Rose Theatre, Scott and all at Tsunami Books, Paul and all at the Coastal Community Festival.

2. THE NEWS…

Update for my new CD – THE LONG ROAD: My mom and I are working feverishly to get packages ready to go out to my Kickstarter peeps! It has been so fun having her here and thank goodness because she is so organized. There was a little glitch at the printer so they are having to reprint the artwork for the CDs. That will set us back a week or two but we will press onward. I am so thankful for all the people who stepped forward and contributed to this album! The “Official” release of the new album will take place some time in the fall. My management team and I have been working really hard behind the scenes to develop a strategy for the official launch. Stay tuned for that!

Ara Lee and I are working like crazy to get ready to record our duo album on June 7! We’ve been writing and harmonizing and organizing and giggling and learning parts and working with Steven Skolnik on percussion. This weekend we will meet with our producer Steven Tracy to make a plan! Rumor has it Anna Tivel is going to grace us with some mad fiddle licks. I am over-the-moon excited and can’t wait to get started!

Oh what fun it was to share the stage with Peter Mulvey! We sang some harmonies and Peter played some super creepy guitar on my set in Eugene… it was unreal!  Here’s a video of us singing a beautiful Madeleine Peyroux tune together. I hope we can collaborate more in the future!

3. JUNE SHOWS (and one July show!)… Life is so uncertain, please call ahead!

Fri, June 15 – Eurosports – Sisters, OR. 223 E. Hood Ave. 541-549-2471. BW returns to the beautiful Eurosports food cart and beer garden patio FREE and donations are encouraged. Music from 5-7 pm.

Fri, June 29 – Private Event – Denver, CO.

Sat, June 30 – Backyard Concert – Colorado Springs, CO. The tradition continues in the Pederson backyard!! Please join us for an evening with BW and Tom Faulkner in the Pederson family’s beautiful, friendly backyard with potluck, music, friends and community. 943 Tari Drive. Bring a chairs or a blanket, BYOB and optionally a potluck dish to share. $20 suggested donation. For info, reach out to Evan at 719-322-4313 or evan.pedersen@comcast.net. 6 pm gathering, 7 pm music.

Sun, July 1 – Big River Music – Creede, CO. 117 N Main St. 719-658-2100. BW is thrilled to return to Creede’s favorite music shop and listening room venue with the great Bob Hemenger! $10. 7 pm.

Oh what fun we had at RadioLive in Pensacola! This is one of my favorite places to play and it’s the only concert series I know of that has a yellow trolley car in it. 🙂

What a wonderful southeast tour it was! This place was next to my hotel on the last night of the tour…guess I did!

 

Alberta Rose Theatre was a blast! 

 

and my eyes were already leaking at Peter Mulvey’s sound check…

Mama Ann came to visit me and help me with my Kickstarter rewards! Here we are creating thumbdrives and yes, that is us putting a bird on it. 🙂

 

 

4. THE FUTURE… It’s going to be a wonderful summer of festivals, workshops, favorite venues and new places, and a little bit of fly-fishing thrown in! All the while we will be plotting and planning the official release of my new album THE LONG ROAD. I hope to see you out there on the long road.

With much gratitude from your fan,

Beth Wood

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…

Jul 11-15 – Summer Fishtrap – Joseph, OR

Jul 19 – House Concert – Rapid River, MI

Jul 20 – House Concert – Big Bay, MI

Jul 21 – Acoustic Fest – Manitowoc, WI

Jul 22 – 1st Annual Gergkin Festival House Concert – Crystal Lake, IL

Aug 1 – Red Clay Music Foundry – Duluth, GA

Aug 3 – Home By Dark at Chukkar Farm – Alpharetta, GA

Aug 4 – Home By Dark at Chukkar Farm – Alpharetta, GA

Aug 17 – Harris Bridge Folk Festival – Philomath, OR

Aug 22 – Bellevue Downtown Assoc. Live at Lunch – Bellevue, WA

Sep 1 – Art in the Pearl – Portland, OR

Sep 4-7 – Americana Song Academy – Sisters, OR

Sep 7-9 – Sisters Folk Festival

Sep 15 – Apex Music Festival – Apex, NC

May newsy news is here!

Hello, May!

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

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I’m so happy to see you.

Greetings, friends and fellow music lovers! Spring time in the south is in its full glory! I feel so blessed to be able to witness it.  Here’s what’s happening in May. I hope you’ll scroll down for gratitude, the newsy news, random musings and photos and show details. 

Tue, May 1 – Private House Concert – The Villages, FL

Thu, May 3 – RadioLive – Pensacola, FL

Fri, May 4 – Calmes House Concerts – Baton Rouge, LA

Thu, May 10 – Alberta Rose Theatre – Portland, OR

Fri, May 11 – Tsunami Books – Eugene, OR

Sat, May 12 – Coastal Community Festival – Cannon Beach, OR

1. GRATITUDE...Oh my heart is so full! Thank you to all of these folks for making April so wonderful…Matt Miner, Cal Scott, Richard Moore and all at O’Connor’s Vault, Vicki Ambinder and all of our wonderful workshop participants, Milo and Bryan and the Jeffs and all at Chateau Ste. Michelle, John & Gigi and friends, John and Cheri and Loie and Nora, Sarah Siskind and Ara Lee and Chris Rosser and all at Songsmith Gathering and Song School, Bailey and Scott and Sarah and all at Sundilla, Dave and Terri and friends, Ellen Buckstel and friends, and Misti, Chuck, Aaron and Emily!

2. THE NEWS…Well the exciting news is that the new album THE LONG ROAD is so close to done I can taste it!! Mastering and artwork are complete, and now were are in the phase where we’re double and triple checking everything to make sure it’s just right! I hope to get it into producion by early next week and have them in my hands by the last week of May. This has been an epic journey and I am over the moon happy with how it came out. I can’t wait to share it with you! Click here for a little taste of the title track.

Good news…the first annual Songsmith Gathering and Song School in Brevard, NC was a total success!! Sarah Siskind and I had an amazing group of 13 song schoolers for our workshop, and we laughed, cried, ate like champs, wrote, played and sang, got chased by ducks, and became fast friends in just two short days. We are already dreaming on how we can make it better next year. I will announce the dates for next year’s fest and song school as soon as I have them. If you live in the southeast (or even if you don’t), and you are interested in creativity and songwriting in a beautiful setting, I hope you’ll consider joining us next year! 

Special thanks to Billy Kopp and Bold Life Magazine for doing a feature on my work and for shining a light on Songsmith Gathering and our first Songsmith Song School! Check out the article here!

And here’s a little video from my set at Songsmith gathering with my dream team Chris RosserAra Lee and Sarah Siskind. Three part harmony…swoon!

beth wood, ara lee, sarah siskind and chris rosser easy on me

Also good news…the character creation and performance workshop with Vicki Ambinder was amazing! We had eight brave and incredibly creative women participate and we all learned so much from each other. My favorite part is that we had so much fun we forgot to take any photos. 🙂 Vicki and I will be getting together soon to dream up some more fun stuff. 

At the end of this month I will be sending out all the goodies from my Kickstarter campaign!! My mom is even flying up to help me make granola and address envelopes…I’m bringing in the big guns! 🙂 We are super excited to send out new CDs and other goodies and lots of love to all the folks who made my new album possible. I will keep you posted!

Also this month, Ara Lee and I will be writing and rehearsing for our duo album, to be recorded in June in Porland with Steven Tracy producing (he produced “Nasty Woman”!). We are excited to flesh out our duo sound with cello and percussion and the lovely Anna Tivel on fiddle. Our band will be called “Stand and Sway” and we will be working on booking shows, too. We are not doing any kind of formal crowd-funding for this project, but if you have interest in contributing, holler at  me at bethwoodmusic@hotmail.com.

And finally, I am so excited be sharing a couple shows with Peter Mulvey!! If you haven’t heard Peter before, prepare to have your mind blown! He’s got a wicked blend of whip-smart lyrics, gravelly low voice, and a steady groove that never quits. Peter was kind enough to sing on a song for my new album…so I’m sure there will be some collaboration mischief going on. Come see us in Portland and Eugene, y’all! In Portland I’ll have Milo Fultz backing me up on bass and Paul Brainard playing pedal steel and we’ll be previewing some songs from the new album..woop!

 

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

Tue, May 1 – Private House Concert – The Villages, FL

Thu, May 3 – RadioLive – Pensacola, FL. RadioLive is a radio program with a live audience hosted by WUWF at the Museum of Commerce located in Historic Pensacola (205 E Zarragossa St). Tickets are $10 per person and may be purchased in advance at http://wuwf.org/radiolive or at the door if seats are available. Seating is first-come first-serve.With Ben de la Cour, The Arcadian Wild, and Callaghan. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. and the show starts promptly at 6:00 p.m. 

Fri, May 4 – Calmes House Concerts – Baton Rouge, LA. Calmes House Concerts promotes songwriters and performers of traditional and contemporary folk music in a living room setting. Public is welcome. Please email or call Robert for info at calmeshouseconcerts@gmail.com or 225-241-3172. $20 suggested donation. Music starts at 7 pm. 

Thu, May 10 – Alberta Rose Theatre – Portland, OR. 3000 NE Alberta. 503-719-6055. The Alberta Rose is a mid-size, seated listening room where the audience can enjoy excellent lines of sight, outstanding acoustics and where every seat feels close to the stage and the artist. With the great Peter Mulvey! $19 in advance/$24 day of show. 8 pm. All ages are welcome. 

Fri, May 11 – Tsunami Books – Eugene, OR. 2585 Willamette St. 541-345-8986. BW returns to Eugene’s beloved independent book store/community center/living room stage with the great Peter Mulvey! $17.50 in advance/$20 day of show. 7:30 pm. 

Sat, May 12 – Coastal Community Festival – Cannon Beach, OR. Cannon Beach City Park (207 N. Spruce Street). Cannon Beach’s first ever Coastal Community Festival is scheduled for May 12 with an outdoor marketplace featuring arts and crafts, food vendors, a farmer’s market, live music and a unique Blue Barrel chef’s cook-off planned for the daylong event at Cannon Beach City Park. The festival will feature a farmers market with arts and crafts as well as home/garden vendors. Haystack Rock Awareness Program will be selling their handmade jewelry as part of their “Trash Talk” project. Fashioned from micro-plastic marine debris, the unique jewelry pieces tell a story and inspire HRAP support. Visitors are encouraged to collect beach debris and bring it in to make a necklace for themselves. Artists from the coastal area will be giving classes on using unique mediums to create beautiful works of art throughout the day. Music throughout the day — BW plays from 3-5 pm. The Coastal Community Festival is free, sponsored by the City of Cannon Beach, and will be open to the public from 9:00 am- 7:30 pm.

 um…this was our green room at Chateau Ste. Michelle winery. I’m impressed that they trusted us in there with wine barrels with spigots. 🙂

oh my GOSH the flowers were exploding in Brevard, NC…

calm before the storm…the beautiful Brevard Music Center on the day before the Songsmith Gathering…

our amazing group of the very first Songsmith Song schoolers!

there was lots of porch pickin’ going on

Meanwhile the attack ducks lurked in the shadows. Despite his innocent appearance, that white duck chased down and bit every person who walked by. I chose to interpret it as a love nibble. 

A dream trio set at Songsmith Gathering with Chris Rosser and Ara Lee!

There was SO much amazing music all day long at the Songsmith Gathering. It was so good to see and hear Aaron Burdett again! If y’all haven’t heard him check his music out…he’s sooooo good!

 this is Ara after she saw Darrell Scott for the first time. Girl, I feel ya! 

 Ivy Jane contemplating what to throw on the grill later…

 It was so fun to return to the Shack in the Back, but this time in High Springs, FL… 

 And um…this guy. Unfortunately Tucker won’t fit in my suitcase so we will have to have a long distance relationship. He’s fine with it. 

 

4. THE FUTURE…So many exciting times ahead! I can’t wait to share my new album with you — it will be ready soon! And I hope to see you out there on the road. Thank you for reading and cheering me on and supporting my musical dreams all these years! With much gratitude from your fan,

 Beth Wood

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…

Jun 15 – Eurosports – Sisters, OR

Jun 29 – Private Event – Denver, CO

Jun 30 – House Concert – Colorado Springs, CO

Jul 1 – Big River Music – Creede, CO – w/Bob Hemenger

Jul 11-15 – Summer Fishtrap – Joseph, OR

Jul 19 – House Concert – Rapid River, MI

Jul 20 – House Concert – Big Bay, MI

Jul 21 – Acoustic Fest – Manitowoc, WI

Jul 22 – 1st Annual Gergkin Festival House Concert – Crystal Lake, IL

Aug 3 – Home By Dark at Chukkar Farm – Alpharetta, GA

Aug 4 – Home By Dark at Chukkar Farm – Alpharetta, GA

Aug 17 – Harris Bridge Folk Festival – Philomath, OR

Aug 22 – Bellevue Downtown Assoc. Live at Lunch – Bellevue, WA