BW’s April Newsy Newsletter…

Dear April,Monday Mar 31, 2014
icon Thank you for being awesome.
Greetings, friends and fellow music lovers! And a very happy spring to you. This time of year is so hopeful, so full of possibility…what a gift!April is so full of awesome that it can barely contain it all. Here’s what ‘s coming up… read below for more details!

Thu, Apr 3 – RadioLive – Pensacola, FL

Fri, Apr 4 – Calmes House Concert – Baton Rouge, LA

Mon, Apr 7 – O’Connor’s Vault – Portland, OR

Fri, Apr 11 – Tsunami Books – Eugene, OR

Fri, Apr 25 – House Concert – Corpus Chrisi, TX

Tue, Apr 29 – KPFT 90.1 FM – Houston, TX

Tue, Apr 29 – McGonigel’s Mucky Duck – Houston, TX

GRATITUDE…HUGE thanks to these folks for making March so wonderful: Barney & Linda and friends, Jonathan & MaryLynn and family and friends, everyone at Abacela Winery, Dell & Milam, the Oxford-Pickeral family, Becky & Tom, Tony & Marian and everyone at Tony’s Studio B, Keith &Leslie and friends, Fran and Leigh and everyone at Madeira Beach, Scott & Michelle Dalziel, Terri & Dave and The Magic Bus and their wonderful community, Ellen Buckstel & Brian and everyone at Shack in the Back, and Rebecca on Annamaria Island!

THE NEWS…I’ve got a couple more southeast shows before I head back west. One of my favorite tour stops of all time is RadioLive in Pensacola, FL…I’m super excited to return and share the stage with Eliza Gilkyson and John Common! You can read about it here, and also listen live through the magic of the interwebs. I can’t wait! And my final southeast tour stop will be the Calmes House Concert in Baton Rouge – I’m so excited to play for their community of friends!

Eugene peeps, I am super excited about my show coming up with the great Anne Weiss at Tsunami Books on April 11. Please help us spread the word! Anne is a very soulful artist, an educator, an activist, and an all-around bad-ass woman. I’m honored to share the stage with her at our favorite independent book store! Here is our poster.. feel free to share!

I’m also returning to the wonderful songwriter-in-the-round series with Cal Scott &Richard Moore at O’Connor’s Vault in Portland. These guys are AMAZING writers and players and improvisors…so I always know we’ll be stirring up a whole mess of fun! Here’s the scoop.

Speaking of Oregon, I am so honored to be a part of OPB’s Artbeat!! Check out this episode that includes Astoria painter Darren Orange, artist and curator Steve LaRiccia,the Venice exhibition at Portland Art Museum and little ol’ me!!

video: season 15, episode 15 | watch oregon art beat online | pbs video

In late April/early May I’ll be taking this show on the road to Texas, a glorious place to be in the spring time. πŸ™‚ Can’t wait to see some bluebonnets, visit family, drink margaritas, and play in Corpus, Houston, Dallas, Ft Worth, and Richardson, woohoo!

My new CD is ever evolving into a reality and I couldn’t be more thrilled! Jess Terry and I are working on artwork, and my mastering date is set for April 8 with Thaddeus Moore at Liquid Mastering in Eugene. Also very exciting…Tyler Fortier and I are going to have a duel CD release celebration in Eugene, and it’s set for Sat, June 14 at Cozmic with the full band, so there’s no turning back! If all goes right, my new CD might be ready for my Texas trip…fingers crossed!

I am thrilled to tell you that I’ve been invitited to play at the Four Corners Folk Festival in Pagosa Springs, CO on labor day weekend this year. This has long been a very special part of the world for me, and I have wanted to be a part of this festival for a long time!! I am barely contain my excitement as I read that also playing will be Sam Bush and his band, Sarah Jaroz, Darrell Scott & Tim O’Brien, Darlingside, Elephant Revival, and the list goes on and on. WOOHOO!!

Speaking of festival awesomeness, the good folks at Sisters Folk Festival andAmericana Song Academy are gearing up for another epic year. I am so blessed to be a part of this festival and songwriting retreat, and every year brings new inspiration and a boatload of fun. I’ll be leading the Sunday morning Community Celebration again, which is one of my favorite days of the whole year. πŸ™‚ Check out Dennis McGregor’s insanely awesome poster for this year!

 

This was how Florida greeted me…

we had such a great time at our Madeira Beach house concert (thanks to Fran & Leigh!) . what you can’t see are the dolphins right outside the window!

hey look, it’s Ibis happy hour in Becky & Tom’s neighborhood!

imagine my delight to discover my hosts Leslie & Keith’s whiskey collection! yummm….

singing with Ellen Bukstel at Shack in the Back was an absolute BLAST! Ellen is so funny…it was so hard to keep a straight face! πŸ™‚ thanks Russ for the photo!

an artsy shot from Reba Heyman (a.k.a. birthday girl)!

 

TOUR DATES…Life is so uncertain…please call ahead!

Thu, Apr 3 – RadioLive – Pensacola, FL. Join us for WUWF’s long running live music program, broadcast live each month from Historic Pensacola Village in Downtown Pensacola. All RadioLive performances take place at the Museum of Commerce, 205 E. Zarragossa Street in Pensacola. 850 474-2787. Admission is a non-perishable food item for Manna Food Pantry. Show starts at 6 pm. BW will share the stage with Eliza Gilkyson and John Common! RadioLive rises from the ashes!! One of my all time favorite gigs!

Fri, Apr 4 – Calmes House Concert – Baton Rouge, LA. Seating is limited. For reservations and info please call or email Robert at 225-261-4718 or rcalmes2@yahoo.com. $10-$15 suggested donation. 7 pm.

Mon, Apr 7 – O’Connor’s Vault – Portland, OR. 7850 S.W. Capitol Hwy. Beth shares the stage with Cal Scott, jack-of-many-genres who writes and performs with The Trail Band and Kevin Burke, and the word-witty and tune-wise Richard Moore, likely to share a few more scenes from β€œRain,” his musical-in-the-works about Portland. Discount advance tickets are $12 each from http://songwritersbethwood.brownpapertickets.com/ or $15 at the door. More information from Matt Miner at 503-484-8196 or mattminermusic@gmail.com. 7 pm.

Fri, Apr 11 – Tsunami Books – Eugene, OR. Tsunami Books is a Eugene institution…a warm, wonderful, community-minded, independent book store with a listening room stage in the back! Co-bill with the great soulful songstress, Anne Weiss!! $15 in advance or at the door. 7:30 pm

Fri, Apr 25 – House Concert – Corpus Chrisi, TX. Details to come…please email me at bethwoodmusic@hotmail.com if you’re interested in attending.

Tue, Apr 29 – KPFT 90.1 FM – Houston, TX. KPFT is Houston’s listener supported, commercial free, people powered, free speech radio station! BW will be a guest on Wide Open Spaces with Roark Smith. Listen live here… http://kpft.org/player.php. Noon.

Tue, Apr 29 – McGonigel’s Mucky Duck – Houston, TX. 2425 Norfolk. BW returns to Houston’s fine listening room, The Mucky Duck! $20-$22. 7 pm.

THE FUTURE…I am so happy that spring is here, and I’m looking forward to a wonderful summer and the release of my 9th album, “Sometimes Love”. All of you Song of the Month Clubbers have my enduring gratitude for helping me make this recording a reality. I will be reaching out to you soon for your addresses.

As always, thank you so much for supporting my music and my musical dream. I am so grateful that I get to do what brings me joy. Happy spring to you and I hope to see you out there on the road! Your fan,

Beth Wood

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

Holler at me: bethwoodmusic [AT] hotmail.com

Here I am on Facebook.

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

Does anyone go to Myspace anymore?

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

 

My favorite quote of the moment… “Be joyful/ though you have considered all the facts.” –Wendell Berry