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March 2017 Newsy Newsletter!

Hello, March, so sorry I’m late!

Wednesday Mar 8, 2017

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(my dog ate my homework…)

(thank you Will Byington for the awesome Cayamo photos!)

Greetings, friends and fellow music lovers!

February, though short and sweet, was packed full of insanely awesome moments. I’m still floating high on cloud 9 from our amazing experience on Cayamo, the world’s sweetest floating music festival. I’m back home on land now and the ground has finally stopped swaying! Here’s what’s coming up this month…

3/23 Home By Dark at Roswell Historic Cottage – Roswell, GA

3/24 Home By Dark at Roswell Historic Cottage – Roswell, GA

3/25 Home By Dark at Roswell Historic Cottage – Roswell, GA

3/26 Songsmith Series – Brevard, NC

3/31 Creekhouse Concerts – St Paul, MN

4/1 – 4/9 Midwest tour in IA, NE, KS – scroll down for details!

1. GRATITUDE… There are so many people who made February amazing!! Special thanks to Larry & Karen Murante, Craig Lund and Seattle Folklore Society, Sherrie Wolf & Peter Lovely, Anne Weiss, Avery Hill, Jeff & Ann Wolf and friends, Matt and Andy and all of the Sixthman/Cayamo team, Ara Lee & Erin & Ocea for being the greatest cruise team EVAH, Becky and Tom Abel and friends, and all the students and instructors and staff who made Sisters Folk Festival American Song Academy for youth SOOO magical! 

2. CALL TO ACTION…Hey I’ve got a favor to ask you. Do you listen to music on Spotify?? (and I’m guessing you do cuz pretty much the whole world does now!) If so, will you please go to my artist page and hit the “follow” button? I am learning about Spotify and what an amazing tool it is for discovering new music. For whatever reason, 250 is the magic number of followers I need to have in order to become a verified artist so I can create and post playlists. SO the good news is that I’m super close with 163 followers (thank you guys!), so I only need a few more. Thank you!

And secondly, I have Friday, May 19 and Sunday, May 21st open in Texas, so I wanted to throw some feelers out there and see if y’all have any ideas or interest for a house concert. There is even the possibility that I will have a special guest sitting in with me that week, but that is still TBA… 🙂 I’ll need to be in Richardson at the Wildflower Festival on Saturday morning, so I would need to be within a couple hundred miles of the Dallas/Ft Worth area on Friday night. Holler at me at bethwoodmusic@hotmail.com if you have ideas!

3. THE NEWS… My 20/20 project is going strong! Thank you to all of you who have signed up, and it’s not too late to sign up if you haven’t already! 2017 marks my 20th year as a full time musician, and I am celebrating all year long with new works! I am releasing 20 new things (songs or poems or videos) in 2017, and I’d love to share them with you. I’m calling this project 20/20, and it’s sort of like my Song of the Month club that I did a few years ago, but with even more songs! If you would like to sign up for 20/20 and get access to all the new works I will release this year, you can do that on my website store page. I’ve thought about it a lot, and I want to leave it up to you to decide what you’d like to pay for this project. I had thought of asking $20, but I want to be inclusive. So when you check out, just click on the Paypal button and you can write in the amount. Any amount is great! No judgment, just gratitude! Then once you’ve signed up, I will send you the new works throughout the year (separate from my newsy newsletter). Let’s do this!  

I am super excited to do another spring tour with my good friend David Stoddard! I trust Dave implicitly as a musician and friend, and I have so much fun when we tour together! I’m anticipating an uncontrollable giggle-fest or two. 🙂 Starting on March 31, we will be playing in MN, IA, NE, and KS. If you are anywhere near those places, I hope you will come see us! Details are below…

I don’t even have words for how amazing Cayamo was!!?!? My friend the amazingly soulful and talented Ara Lee joined me for my three sets, and for me it was simply transcendant. We played in a small, intimate club venue with crystal clear sound on the first full day. Then the next evening we played outdoors on a sport court overlooking the sunset over the ocean. And on the last full day of the cruise, we played at the large seated listening room to a wonderful crowd. The amazing and gracious Lori McKenna sang with us on “Easy On Me” and I felt like I was floating listnening to hear beautiful voice and Ara’s blend into a 3-part harmony so delicious I can still taste it!! Another highlight was when lots of folks joined us at the end for our finale of our song “Nasty Women”!! Check it out, y’all!!

nasty woman

As a fan, my musical highlights were many, but I have to say Richard Thompson’s solo and band sets blew my mind!! And I also really loved Rodney Crowell and Emmylou Harris, Glen Phillips and his band, Sarah Jaroz, and Aoife O’Donovan, and I could go on and on and on!! Another favorite memory was an impromptu late night poetry/hot toddy party with our friends Emma and Bevin…swoon! My heart is overflowing with gratitude for the experience and  I still can’t believe it happened! I gotta warn ya there are so many fun pics I’m gonna overload you!!

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

Thu, March 23 – Home By Dark at Roswell Historic Cottage – Roswell, GA. 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 ! Home By Dark believes a song can change your life! BW and Jesse Terry are the featured songwriters for three evenings at the Roswell Historic Cottage. Tickets available here: https://squareup.com/store/home-by-dark/. Doors at 6:30, music at 8. 

Fri, March 24 – – Home By Dark at Roswell Historic Cottage – Roswell, GA. Same as above!

Sat, March 25 –  – Home By Dark at Roswell Historic Cottage – Roswell, GA.  Same as above!

Sun, March 26 – Songsmith Series – Brevard, NC. 36 E Main St. Mountainsong Productions presents Songsmith Series – An evening of song and story with Chris Rosser, Sarah Siskind, and BW!! At the DFR Room at Ecusta Brewing. More info and tickets at www.mountainsongproductions.com. 7:30 pm.  

Fri, March 31 – Creekhouse Concerts – St Paul, MN. Overlooking the beautiful Rice Creek in northwest St. Paul, is Creek House, the newest best kept secret in town.  Creek House is part art gallery and part sonically wonderful listening room. The musical mission at Creek House is to present the audience with the best in local and national artists playing folk, blues, roots, classical and jazz as well as storytellers, poets, and authors. BW will share the stage with the great David Stoddard! For reservations, please call or e-mail at phone: 651.633.5353 or glenn at elvig.com. We will send confirmation with address and directions. $20 suggested donation. 7 pm. 

Sat, April 1 – The Anchor Coffeehouse Concert Series – Des Moines, IA.4114 Allison Ave, Corner of Beaver & Franklin, located in Westminster Presbyterain Church. The Anchor coffee house is a listening room patronized by people who love live acoustic music. We offer a variety of flavored coffees & teas and an assortment of desserts to enjoy during the show. Tickets are available at the door, or at Uptempo Music, 2714 Beaver Ave, 515.277.0145, or by stopping in or calling the church office, 515.274.1534. We can take credit card orders over the phone & either mail your tickets or you can pick them up at the door. Free child care is available at each show. Tickets are $15 advance and $20 at the door. Doors at 6:30, music at 7.   

Sun, April 2 – The Folk Tree on Iowa Public Radio – Cedar Falls, IA. KUNI studio is located at University of Northern Iowa, 322 Communication Arts Center. Host Karen Impola features music that is rooted in tradition, but spreads out in a variety of modern directions, including blues and bluegrass; singer-songwriters new and old; rockers getting back to their acoustic roots; plus excursions into Celtic and world music. The show also features exclusive recordings made at venues throughout the IPR listening area, and occasionally, live musical guests in IPR’s very own studios. BW will play with the great David Stoddard! Taped live with a studio audience so come on by! 2 pm. FREE – it’s radio!   Listen online here! 

Mon, April 3 – The LilFest House Concert – Mt Vernon/Lisbon, IA.Please call Nancy in advance at 518-576-9513 to hold seats and to be given the address of the concert.(Knowing what you are bringing to the pot luck, if you chose to do it, also helps with planning the treats.) With the great David Stoddard! Suggested contribution: $12. 5:30 pm gathering for optional BYOB and shared goodies; 6:30 music.  

Thu, April 6 – House Concert at Temptelton Acreage – Roca, NE. Admission $15 – all proceeds go to the artists. Light refreshments will be served. Please call 402-421-7678 for reservations and info. With the great David Stoddard! 6:30 pm doors, 7 pm music.

Fri, April 7 – The Old Glory Theatre – Seward, NE. Goehner Centennial Players Present: BW and David Stoddard! Call Lloyd Schulz for tickets at 402-523-5025 or 402-641-5525. $10. 7 pm.   

Sat, April 8 – Green Guitar Folk House – Lenexa, KS. The Green Guitar is a music series featuring nationally touring singer-songwriters. The music styles include folk, Americana, country, roots, bluegrass, and international roots music. Main stage performers are professional musicians who tour nationally and internationally. Green Guitar Folk House events are held in the sanctuary of the Shawnee Mission Unitarian Universalist Church. The venue is sponsored by SMUUCH, but is not a church event. The series is open to the public. BW will share the stage with the great David Stoddard! Make a reservation by email at mike@greenguitarfolk.com or call 913.304.4816, all tickets are paid for at the door. $15 with a reservation, or $17 without; Students $3.00; kids through 8th grade Free. 7 pm.   

Action shot! Ohmygosh Larry Murante and I had so much fun playing at the Seattle Folkore Society!

And our backstage came with dragons! The concert was at a community center and our green room was a Montessori school classroom…

 This is Tucker. He runs sound at Wolf Howl House Concerts. (he looks very strict, but he’s really a sweetheart once you get to know him, ha!!)

 aaaaand…this was the scene when we walked onto the ship our first day of Cayamo!! Brandi Carlisle and her band on the deck stage rocking us out! (Photo by Will Byington)

 Our first show was so lovely and intimate…they even let me read poetry! (photo by Will Byington)

 Here we are singing our hearts out as the sun sets into the ocean…truly one of the most beautiful nights of my life. And yes, that is a net behind us..sport court!!

 This woman inspires me so much. The great Ara Lee singing “Poor Wayfaring Stranger”….

 With my BFF and tour manager in Cozymel!! She is permanently hired!

 

 At our Spinnaker lounge show ticklying some ivories..Thank you Lisa Costantino for the lovely pics!

Glen Phillips and Amber Rubarth are funny!! Especially when you invite them on stage to sing a song they’ve never heard before! (they killed it!)

 

We invited our towel friends “Buddy” and “Miller” to sit in with us on our last set. (um, yep. we may have been loopy from sleep deprivation…)

Post-show triumph! I love this woman…

 last day silliness with our new friend Bevin from Trout Steak Revival…

My crew!! These ladies made it the most fun week of my entire life. THANK YOU Ocea, Ara, and Erin!!

 and we had the best time at Among Friends house concert in Lakeland the night after the cruise ended. I somehow managed so sing through an entire evening even though the ground was moving…

 i am SO STOKED for this show… love this beautiful poster! 

 5. THE FUTURE…well this spring is shaping up so nicely. I am excited for nice balance of a little time at home and some amazing shows in OR, TX, and Hawaii!! I’m looking at opportunities in Colorado, Utah, and Montana this summer (cuz you know I gotta get my fishing in.) 🙂 And I have a feeling there just might be more shows with Ara Lee… 

THANK YOU for being a part of my musical journey, for reading my silly ramblings, for spreading the word and coming to shows, for supporting the release of my new works, and for showing up for me time and time again. And as always, I love hearing from you! With boatloads of respect and gratitude,

Beth Wood

World Headquarters: PO Box 10141, Portland, OR 97296

 www.bethwoodmusic.com

Holler at me: bethwoodmusic [AT] hotmail.com

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Announcement: new project for 2017!!

Well folks, it’s time to celebrate!! In February of 1997, I packed up everything I owned that could fit into my little Honda Civic and moved to Brevard, NC to start my life as a full-time musician. I never would have dreamed that twenty years later I would still be getting to do what I love to do! So in that spirit, I am celebrating all year long with new works!! I am releasing 20 new things (songs or poems or videos) in 2017, and I’d love to share them with you! I’ve decided to call this project 20/20, and it’s sort of like my Song of the Month club that I did a few years ago, but with even more songs! 🙂 

The first song I would like to release is my mission statement, called “Open Song”. Many of you have asked at shows if I have recorded it, and I finally did so with Tyler Fortier in his Eugene studio. It never seemed to fit on an album, and that makes sense to me now because I think it needs to stand alone. I would like everyone to have this song! You can download it here

If you would like to sign up for 20/20 and get access to the 19 other new works I will release this year, you can do that on my website store page. I’ve thought about it a lot, and I want to leave it up to you to decide what you’d like to pay for this project. I had thought of asking $20, but I want to be inclusive. So when you check out, just click on the Paypal button and you can write in the amount. Any amount is great! No judgment, just gratitude! Then once you’ve signed up, I will send you the new works throughout the year (separate from my newsy newsletter). Let’s do this!

February, so short and sweet. Here’s the news!

Hello there, February –

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

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so short, yet so sweet.

Greetings, friends and fellow music lovers!

Well, here we go! 2017 is off to a grand rolling start. Here is what is coming up…I hope you’ll scroll down for graitude, news, random photos, musings, and show details!

Sat, Feb 4 – Interview on KBCS 91.3 – Bellevue, WA

Sat, Feb 4 – Seattle Folklore Society – Seattle, WA

Sun, Feb 12 – House Concert Fundraiser for Artichoke Music – Portland, OR

Fri, Feb 17 – Wolf Howl House Concerts – St. Petersburg, FL

Sun, Feb 19-Sun, Feb 26 – CAYAMO: A Journey Through Song – Leaves from Tampa, FL

Sun, Feb 26 – Among Friends House Concerts – Lakeland, FL

1. GRATITUDE. My heart is so overflowing with gratitude! Here goes…My first tour of the year was so wonderful despite the frigid temperatures and snow! Big thank you’s Jennifer and David, Tom and all at the Chosen Bean Series, the Spanglers, Randy and Johnsmith and all at the Acoustic Renaissance, Dave and Lori, Tim and all at Harmony for Mayo. Then I got to spend an amazing week at a special Artist in Residency program in Oysterville, WA. There were 6 of us songwriters and we each had a beautiful little cabin/living space. There was a main lodge where we ate our meals and communed in the evening to visit and share work. Our every need was tended to and I have never been a part of anything like it. It was a magical way to start the year! I spent many days working on poems and songs. And now I hope I to start every year with a writing retreat. Special thanks to Cyndy, Bill & Sue, Daris, and my fellow artists Ara Lee, Jen Hajj, Jeremy Wilson, Jaspar Lepak, and Dan Weber. Thanks to Rudy & Marilyn and all at Rudy’s Piano Bar, John and Gigi and friends in Sherwood, Marty and all at Brewminatti, and Carole and friends here in Portland!

2. THE NEWS…

Well folks, it’s time to celebrate!! In February of 1997, I packed up everything I owned that could fit into my little Honda Civic and moved to Brevard, NC to start my life as a full-time musician. I never would have dreamed that twenty years later I would still be getting to do what I love to do! So in that spirit, I am celebrating all year long with new works!! I am releasing 20 new things (songs or poems or videos) in 2017, and I’d love to share them with you! I’ve decided to call this project 20/20, and it’s sort of like my Song of the Month club that I did a few years ago, but with even more songs! 🙂 

The first song I would like to release is my mission statement, called “Open Song”. Many of you have asked at shows if I have recorded it, and I finally did so with Tyler Fortier in his Eugene studio. It never seemed to fit on an album, and that makes sense to me now because I think it needs to stand alone. I would like everyone to have this song! You can download it here

If you would like to sign up for 20/20 and get access to the 19 other new works I will release this year, you can do that on my website store page. I’ve thought about it a lot, and I want to leave it up to you to decide what you’d like to pay for this project. I had thought of asking $20, but I want to be inclusive. So when you check out, just click on the Paypal button and you can write in the amount. Any amount is great! No judgment, just gratitude! Then once you’ve signed up, I will send you the new works throughout the year (separate from my newsy newsletter). Let’s do this!


In other news, Cayamo is THIS MONTH!!!!! I am hoping I can keep it together because I am so flipping excited to be playing on my fourth songwriters cruise that I can barely stand it!! Hoping for some cool collaborations on board so I will take lots of pics! Who do YOU want to hear me sing with??

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

Sat, Feb 4 – Interview on KBCS 91.3 – Bellevue, WA. BW and Larry Murante will be guests of Ginger Hopper on the “Our Saturday Traditions” show! 11 am. Tune in online here

Sat, Feb 4 – Seattle Folklore Society – Seattle, WA. At the Phinney Concert Hall, Brick Building, 6532 Phinney Ave N. (The Brick building is located down the hill from the Blue building. It can be accessed through the lower parking lot. Enter from 67th St.) The purpose of the Seattle Folklore Society is to preserve and foster awareness and appreciation of folk and traditional arts in the Seattle area. This non-profit folk organization, founded in 1966, has one of the largest and most stable memberships in the country, producing folk music concerts, dances, song circles, camps and more! This will be a co-bill evening with the great Larry Murante! Advance tickets are available here and at our concerts prior to the show. $8-$18. 7 pmdoors, 7:30 pm music.    

Sun, Feb 12 – House Concert Fundraiser for Artichoke Music – Portland, OR. Please join us for an exploration of creativity and new music within the folk tradition, and a fundraiser for our beloved Artichoke Music featuring BW, Anne Weiss, and Avery Hill! Hosted by Sherrie Wolf and Peter Lovely. Light refreshments will be served. $10-$30 suggested donation. Opening set by Sherrie and Sarah. Seating is limited, please RSVP to bethwoodmusic@hotmail.com. 4 pm gathering, 4:30 music. 

Fri, Feb 17 – Wolf Howl House Concerts – St. Petersburg, FL. $20 suggested donation. Please email bethwoodmusic@hotmail.com for info.

Sun, Feb 19-Sun, Feb 26 – CAYAMO: A Journey Through Song – Leaves from Tampa, FL. A Journey Through Song. A decade in the making, a story told by many, a story that changes those who hear it almost as much as those who tell it. These things are what make this story so special, so unique, and so unforgettable. The strength of the Cayamo family continues to flourish year after year. It’s the experiences built within this community that make this story so melodic, rich and full of life. Our journey begins February 19-26, 2017 in Tampa, Florida aboard Norwegian Jade sailing to Cozumel, Mexico & Roatan, Honduras. Join Emmylou Harris, Brandi Carlile, Patty Griffin, Richard Thompson, Buddy Miller, Rodney Crowell, Steve Earle, Kacey Musgraves, BW and so many more for seven days of music, storytelling, jam sessions and fellowship. BW will be joined by the great Ara Lee. Set times are Mon, Feb 20 at 10:45 am (Medusa Lounge), Tues, Feb 21 at 6:15 pm (Great Outdoors deck), and Sat, Feb 25 at 11:45 am (Spinnaker Lounge). 

Sun, Feb 26 – Among Friends House Concerts – Lakeland, FL. Seating is limited, please RSVP. To reserve a seat and get directions to the show, call/text 863.640.1763 or email Becky@amongfriendsmusic.com. Bring an appetizer or dessert to share if you like. $15 suggested donation per person. 5:30 gathering, 6 pm music. 

Check out the icy artwork on my windshield when I started the car one morning in Minnesota!

 And speaking of icy, this is the winter wonderland of my neighborhood in Portland after over 12 inches of snow fell one quiet night. That’s not normal, y’all! (but it sure is pretty)

and this was my poor little car Sophia before I dug her out to head over to the Artist in Residency program on Willipa Bay!


At the retreat, organized by Bill and Sue Svendsen (wonderful folks who run the Peninsula Arts Center), they left us each a little jar of words in our cabin for inspiration. I decided one morning to put them all into a poem. 

Sometimes a couple a girls gotta do some beer research and take a break from writing! Ara Lee and I did lots of singing together and some writing too with the wonderful Jen Hajj…we even sang a three part harmony version of “The Water Is Wide” in an empty church in Oysterville with a verse we made up in honor of MLK day. Pure magic!

Check out the stage at Rudy’s Piano Bar, a super fun house concert in Lincoln City!! Yes, that is Betty Boop and yes, she did hold my drink the whole time. 🙂


and there really is a Rudy!! (and a Marilyn too, behind the scenes, well actually that’s her hand…)


Ohmygosh y’all, my mom came up to Portland for a girls trip and we went to the Portland Women’s March together! It was one of the most powerful, positive experiences we have ever had! We froze our butts off but it was so worth it. Amazing day!! And an amazing experience to be with Ann! 


Here’s the balcony view from our lovely Sherwood house concert (with my sweet niece Violet watching on)! We ate, drank, sang, laughed, and raised lots of money for a wonderful organization called Seva that works to restores sight to people in need around the world. Such an uplifting night!


I always love discovering new venues, and Brewminatti in Prosser, WA was one of my favorites in recent memory!! A killer vibe, wonderful food and drink, great sound, and appreciative folks and a family dedicated to bringing music to their community…plus getting to share the stage with Seth Walker’s band..made it a magical evening!!


Hey Portlanders, we’re doing a house concert fundraiser for our beloved Artichoke Music. Come join us if you can!


4. THE FUTURE…There is so much fun stuff coming up! I’m thrilled to be on staff for the Sisters Americana Song Academy for Youth in March, and I’m also thrilled to return to a true favorite, Home By Dark, for some shows in Roswell, GA. And then it is off for another midwest tour playing some shows with my friend and favorite genius musician David Stoddard! Life is good!

Well I can’t believe how you have cheered me on for twenty years. Your encouragement means the world to me, and I could not do this without you. Thank you for believing in me. Thank you for letting my art into your hearts. Thank you for opening your homes, your ears, and for showing up with applause and smiles and kind words. YOU ROCK! With much gratitude from your fan,

Beth Wood

World Headquarters: PO Box 10141, Portland, OR 97296

 www.bethwoodmusic.com

Holler at me: bethwoodmusic [AT] hotmail.com

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Down the road a piece…

3/3-3/5 – Sisters Americana Academy for Youth – Sisters, OR

3/23 – Home By Dark – Roswell, GA

3/24 – Home By Dark – Roswell, GA

3/25 – Home By Dark – Roswell, GA

3/31 – Creekhouse Concerts – St Paul, MN

4/1 – Anchor Coffeehouse Concerts – Des Moines, IA

4/6 – House Concert – Lincoln, NE

4/7 – Venue TBA – Seward, NE

4/8 – Green Guitar Folk House – Lexana, KS

4/19 – Chemeketa Community College – Salem, OR

4/29 – Artichoke Music – Portland, OR

5/13 – Ocean View House Concert – Ocean View, HI

5/20 – Wildflower! Festival – Richardson, TX

Welcome, 2017! Here’s the news…

Welcome, 2017…

Tuesday Jan 3, 2017

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I’m so glad you’re here!

Greetings, friends and fello music lovers – and Happy New Year! I hope you had some time at the holidays to rest and renew, and to feed your body, mind and spirit. You deserve it. I have been hibernating and it looks like it’s time to come out of hibernation just in time to go to..the frigid midwest! 🙂 But seriously, I am excited to get back on the horse and start touring again. Here’s what’s happening…I hope you’ll scroll down for musings, news, and show details!

Fri, Jan 6 – Chosen Bean Concert Series – Chatfield, MN

Sat, Jan 7 – Acoustic Renaissanse at UU of Hindsdale – Hinsdale, IL

Mon, Jan 8 – Rosemary & Meredity Willson Harmony for Mayo Program – Rochester, MN

Fri, Jan 13-18 – Artist in Residence – Long Beach, WA

Fri, Jan 20 – Rudy’s Piano Bar – Lincoln City, OR

Sun, Jan 22 – House Concert – Sherwood, OR

Fri, Jan 27 – Brewminatti – Yakima, WA

Sat, Jan 28 – House Concert – Portland, OR

 1. GRATITUDE.. 2016…oh what a year! And what a way to cap it off by doing our 5th annual Eugene Caldera Songwriters holiday concert and benefit for Egan Warming Center at Tsunami Books in Eugene!! We had a very warm and cozy packed house full of generous folks! I am so grateful to Scott and Tsunami Books, to all the songwriters and musicians who performed, to KLCC and KRVM, Mike Meyer, and to our amazing audience who keeps showing up and cheering us on!

2. THE NEWS…Well we’ve had two snowstorms already here in Portland (usually a rare occurance)! I’m excited to hit the road to MN and IL in a few days to jump back in to life on the road. I’ll be playing many new places coming up, and for that I am so grateful! 

I’m also really excited to be taking part in an artist-in-residence program in Long Beach, WA this month. Arranged through the wonderful Peninsula Arts Center, this opportunity will offer the space and time and quiet to focus on creative endeavors. I applied with the idea in mind to focus on my bird song CD idea, and also on my next collection of poetry. I can’t wait to get there to that beautiful place and spend some dedicated time! I am so grateful to Bill & Sue Svendsen and the Peninsula Arts Center for making this possible.

So in February of 1997, I made the leap to become a full-time touring singer-songwriter. Now I can’t believe this is my 20th year doing what I love to do. I feel SO forunate, and I’ve decided that it warrants a year of celebration! 🙂 So look for a special announcement soon…I will be releasing 20 new works in 2017…I plan to call it “20 for 20” and it will be similar to my 2013 song-of-the-month club. I will release songs and poems and videos…20 new creative works! More on this coming soon.

In the spirit of celebration I am so excited about the Cayamo cruise coming up in February that I can hardly stand it!! I am very pleased to announce that my extraordinarily talented and soulful friend Ara Lee will be joining me for my sets on the cruise. Ara’s voice is truly one of my favorite things in this world and I am so honored to get to share the stage with her again! We did several sets together last year at the Sisters Folk Festival and we are both hooked on the harmonies and the magic of making music together. (Also we will be doing a Portland show together on April 29 at Artichoke Music..woop!) You can listen to Ara here, I know you will love her! 

I recently discovered that I have played in every state except for Hawaii. SO this year I will go about fixing that!! With the help of some friends, I was able to find a house concert on the big island that wants to host me in May! We are working out details and I am SOOOO excited to add my final state to the list (and enjoy some time in beautiful Hawaii, too!)

And finally, I am really excited to be marching with my mom in the Portland Women’s March on Jan 21! Any and all are welcome to join so come join us if you like! We will be peacefully marching for human rights, for equal rights, and to have our voices heard. Here is the website if you’d like to learn more. 

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

Fri, Jan 6 – Chosen Bean Concert Series – Chatfield, MN. 405 Main Street SouthIn the tradition of the Chosen Bean Coffeehouse once located on Main Street in Chatfield, MN, a concert series has taken root and continues to grow! Chosen Bean Concerts take place at the Chatfield Center for the Arts. Chosen Bean Tickets are available online on the Chosen Bean website. Contact Tom at chosenbeanconcerts@gmail.com with questions. $20. 7:30 pm. 

Sat, Jan 7 – Acoustic Renaissanse at UU of Hindsdale – Hinsdale, IL. 11 West Maple Street. Co-bill with the insanely wonderful Johnsmith! For concert information, please email randy@acousticren.com or call 630/941-7797 for ticket information and season listings. $18/$16 for seniors, students. All ages welcome. 8 pm. Doors open at 7:15. 

Mon, Jan 8 – Rosemary & Meredity Willson Harmony for Mayo Program – Rochester, MN. Lips Atrium, Charlton Building-Subway Level. Developed because of Mayo Clinic’s commitment to the overall health of each patient, this concert series provides weekly opportunities for patients, visitors, staff and the Rochester Community to experience musical performances by talented artists. The concerts are free and open to the public. In the Lips Atrium, Charlton Building 10 3rd Ave. NW. Noon.

Fri, Jan 20 – Rudy’s Piano Bar – Lincoln City, OR. For reservations and info, please email marilynsalci@gmail.com. $20 suggested donation. 7:30 pm. 

Sun, Jan 22 – House Concert – Sherwood, OR

Fri, Jan 27 – Brewminatti – Yakima, WA.  The Roots Cellar presents: Seth Walker and BW in concert at Brewminatti, 713 6th St. 509-786-2269. Roots Cellar exists to provide high-quality musical entertainment to the residents of the Lower Yakima Valley.  By partnering with local businesses as event hosts and sponsors, we will bring a steady stream of top-notch entertainers to Prosser, WA. All Ages. Beer, wine, and light menu available. Doors open at 6 – Music starts at 7. $15. 

Sat, Jan 28 – House Concert – Portland, OR 

This was our very generous packed house at Tsunami Books in Eugene for the Caldera Songwriters holiday concert and benefit for Egan Warming Centers! Together we raised nearly $1900 and a truckload of warm things!!

 I mean come on. Does it get any cuter than this??

 Fun stuff happening this week!! Gotta pack those fuzzy socks…

4. THE FUTURE.  This will be a year of celebration and gratitude! Already the spring is so jam-packed full of awesome that I can hardly believe it. THANK YOU for being a part of my life as an artist and my creative journey. I could not do this without you! As always I love hearing from ya, so lemme know if you have any feedback or ideas on how we can celebrate in 2017! With much gratitude and many good wishes from your fan,

Beth Wood

World Headquarters: PO Box 10141, Portland, OR 97296

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Down the road a piece…

Feb 4 – Seattle Folklore Society – Seattle, WA w/Larry Murante

Feb 11 – Songwriting Workshop – Portland, OR w/Matt MeighanFeb 12 – House Concert Fundraiser for Artichoke Music – Portland, OR w/Anne Weiss & Avery Hill

Fri, Feb 17 – Wolf Howl Concerts – St Petersburg, FL

Feb 18-26 – CAYAMO: A Journey Through Song Cruise – leaves from Tampa, FL

Feb 26 – Among Friends House Concerts – Lakeland, FL

Mar 23 – Home By Dark – Roswell, GA

Mar 24 – Home By Dark – Roswell, GA

Mar 25 – Home By Dark – Roswell, GA

Mar 31 – Creekhouse Concerts – St Paul, MN w/David Stoddard

Apr 1 – Anchor Coffeehouse – Des Moines, IA

December newsy news is here!

Hello, December…

Thursday, December 1, 2016

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what a wonderful year it has been!

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

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

the peace carol

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Beth Wood

World Headquarters: PO Box 10141, Portland, OR 97296

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Down the road a piece…

1.6 – Chosen Bean Concert Series – Chatfield, MN

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

1.9 – Harmony at Mayo – Rochester, MN

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

1.27 – The Roots Cellar – Yakima, WA

2.4 – Seattle Folklore Society – Seattle, WA

2.17 – Wolf Howl House Concert – St Petersburg, FL

2.19-26 – CAYAMO: A Journey Through Song!

2.26 – Among Friends House Concert – Lakeland, FL

November newsy news!

Welcome, November!

Tuesday, Nov 1, 2016

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and thanks for bringing the pretty leaves.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fri, Nov 11 – Fischer Fest – Fischer, TX

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

Sun, Nov 13 – Cellar Sessions – Pasadena, CA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

well shucks, thank you Lincoln City Cultural Center!!

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

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


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


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


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


we might have been goofing around a little bit.


fo realz.


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


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


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


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

Beth Wood

World Headquarters: PO Box 10141, Portland, OR 97296

 www.bethwoodmusic.com

Holler at me: bethwoodmusic [AT] hotmail.com

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THANKSGIVING DAY PRAYER

For this day I bow down and give thanks.

For yesterday and each yesterday that came before.

For the blessings that are obvious and for 

the good sense to recognize and celebrate them.

For the blessings that are downright ugly,

the lessons learned the hard way, well of 

cleansing tears and grief, necessary counter-

weight to joy. For the blossoming of flavors on

my tongue and for the savoring. For these dear 

humans who created me and raised me with intent, 

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

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

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

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

For dear friends (chosen family) and for our priceless 

laughter, shared sorrow, bright joy. For the hands 

that forged these utensils, the hands that grew and 

prepared this food and for all the life-force that 

has gone into this very meal. For the knowledge that 

this moment is all we have. For this breath

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

cranberry, thyme, this is what gratitude tastes like. 

Amen.

Well hello, October Newsy News!

Hello, October.

Monday, October 3, 2016

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Greetings, friends and fellow music lovers!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

 Beth Wood

World Headquarters: PO Box 10141, Portland, OR 97296

www.bethwoodmusic.com

Holler at me: bethwoodmusic [AT] hotmail.com

Here I am with my face on Facebook.

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

Find me on Instagram! @bethwoodmusic.com

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

 

Down the road a piece…

11.4 Moab Folk Festival – Moab, UT

11.5 Moab Folk Festival – Moab, UT

11.9 Pagosa Springs Workshop & Concert – Pagosa Springs, CO

11.10 The Living Room at The Line – Richardson, TX

11.11 Fischer Fest – Fischer, TX

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

11.13 The Cellar Sessions – Pasadena, CA

11.16 Wine and Song Series -Pasadena, CA

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

1.6 Chosen Bean Concert Series – Chatfield, MN

1.7 Acoustic Renaissance at UU of Hinsdale – Hinsdale, IL

1.9 Harmony at Mayo – Rochester, MN

September’s Newsy News is here!

September is here!

Wednesday, August 3 1, 2016

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Greetings, friends and fellow music lovers!

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

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

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

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

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

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

on stage! tom faulkner, susan gibson and beth wood

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


happy place!


this guy was hanging out in the same valley


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


we loved the Rialto Theater! 

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

Beth Wood

World Headquarters: PO Box 10141, Portland, OR 97296

www.bethwoodmusic.com

Holler at me: bethwoodmusic [AT] hotmail.com

Here I am with my face on Facebook.

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

Find me on Instagram! @bethwoodmusic.com

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

 

 

Down the road a piece…

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

Well hello, August Newsy News!

Ok, August, this is getting out of hand.

Monday Aug 1, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Beth Wood

World Headquarters: PO Box 10141, Portland, OR 97296

www.bethwoodmusic.com

Holler at me: bethwoodmusic [AT] hotmail.com

Here I am with my face on Facebook.

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

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

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

 

 

Down the road a piece…

9/2 – Eugene, OR – Silvan Ridge Winery 

9/3 – Portland, OR – Art in the Pearl

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

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

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

9/17 – Boulder, CO – House Concert

9/18 – Denver, CO – Five Points Live!

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

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

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July Newsy News is here!

Well well well, July…

Friday Jul 8, 2016

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

Greetings, friends and fellow music lovers!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


thank you Ira for capturing these shots!


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


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


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


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


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

Beth Wood

World Headquarters: PO Box 10141, Portland, OR 97296

 www.bethwoodmusic.com

Holler at me: bethwoodmusic [AT] hotmail.com

Here I am with my face on Facebook.

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

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

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

Down the road a piece…

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

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

8/11 Salida, CO – F Street Gallery

8/12 Telluride, CO – Mountain Village Songwriter Series

8/13 Gunnison, CO – House Concert

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

9/2 Eugene, OR – Silvan Ridge Winery 

9/3 Portland, OR – Art in the Pearl

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

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