Dog days of summer and newsy news!

Hello, friends! I hope you are enjoying these sunny days and the zucchini, tomatoes, and cucumbers that go along with them! I can’t believe how summer is flying by, and I’m trying my best to savor every precious moment. 

Here are a few fun things coming up…details below!

Thu, Aug 12 – Patron-only Zoom Porch Concert

Aug 16-20 – The Nature of Expression Creativity Camp – Sisters, OR

Mon, Aug 30 – She’s Speaking Livestream Concert

Thu, Aug 12 – Patron-only Zoom Porch Concert! In celebration of my Patreon community growing to include 127 of THE most fabulous folks, I’m offering a front porch Zoom concert for my patrons – with song requests welcome! And with a very special mystery harmonica-playing guest. :) If you’d like to join us, sign up for Patreon here! (Patreon is a membership platform that connects you directly with my creative output. It allows you to support my work directly and gain access to exclusive content, new releases, etc. I share a new song and a new poem every month with my patreon community. It’s like a fan-club and a CSA for songs and poems all rolled up into one!)

(aw man I sure do miss my trusty sidekick Miss Bailey Pants! The search for a new sweet and wonderful sidekick continues, stay tuned…)

Mon, Aug 16-Fri, Aug 20 – I’m getting SO EXCITED for our Nature of Expression Creativity Camp! It is a joy to collaborate with the amazing artist and human Judy Fuentes in helping kids get creative, make art and music and poetry, and have fun! Last year was an absolute blast and I can’t wait to see what we make together. This camp is sold out, woop!

Mon, Aug 30 – She’s Speaking Livestream Concert. Holy moly, y’all, we are teaming up FAR-West (the western regional chapter of Folk Alliance) for their FAR-West Community Spotlight Livestream series! We will be featuring six She’s Speaking artists in a livestream concert with live performances and conversation. We started She’s Speaking to create platforms for women’s voices and women’s stories to be heard by everyone. We’re inviting you to get comfy and join us in the virtual realm for an evening of inspiration and connection through song! Featuring Bre Gregg (Redbird), Kristen Grainger (True North), Shireen AminiAireene EspirituGabrielle Louise, and lil ol’ me. Donations will be joyfully accepted and distributed evenly among the artists. (Venmo: @shesspeaking or Paypal) 7 pm Pacific Time. You can tune in on FAR-West’s YouTube channel here!

Oh my goodness, I have had the most delightful invitations to give private lessons in the last couple of weeks. Would you like to work on your songs, or singing, or guitar? I would be delighted to explore this possibility with you! I am currently offering lessons via Zoom or in person outdoors in Sisters and/or Bend/Redmond. Holler at me at bethwoodmusic@hotmail.com if you are interested!

We had a wonderful virtual feedback song salon in July with six songwriters bravely sharing new work and receiving wisdom and feedback from all participating. I’m excited to say that we will continue these feedback song salons as long as there is interest. August’s song salon is already filled…yay and thank you! The next one will be September 20. Let me know at at bethwoodmusic@hotmail.com if you are interested?

Man did we have fun sharing some tunes out at Suttle Lodge! Thank you to Benji and all the staff and everyone who came out to hang with us under those beautiful trees! Thanks to Dennis  McGregor for sitting in! And thank you Cinda for the photo! :)

And check out these handsome fellas who gathered just outside my window when  I was practicing a new song!

I hope you are finding ways to keep your spirits lifted. I am finding such joy in writing – both songs and poems – and in sharing my love of music and writing in community. I am looking forward to our beloved Sisters Folk Festival and Americana Song Academy and all the wonderful, undiscovered new opportunities that this fall will bring. 

As always, I love hearing from you. Be sure to sign up for Patreon if you’d like to hear new music. Thank you for reading, listening, and cheering me on! With love and gratitude from your fan,

 Beth Wood

 PO Box 551

Sisters, OR 97759

BW World Headquarters: www.bethwoodmusic.com

Holler at me: bethwoodmusic [AT] hotmail.com

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