Hey look, it’s April’s newsletter!

I think I saw the sun.

Friday Mar 29, 2013

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thanks to Bruce Barsness for the great photos!


Hello friends and fellow music lovers!

I had such a BLAST this past month that it has flown by, and lo and behold things are starting to bloom around here.  Love it!  There is much to tell you so I’ll get right to it!

1. Gratitude

2. The News

3. Call to Action

4. April Shows in WA, OR, OH, MI, LA, AL, and GA…whew!

5. The Future

1.  GRATITUDE.  Where do I begin?  Thank you to the Dalziel family, the Wolf family, Becky & Tom, Dave and all at Fogartyville, Alice and everyone at ACMA, the Oxford-Pickerals, the Stoddard family and all the good folks of Fergus, The Spot, Minnesota State Community and Technical College, New York Mills Cultural Center, JoDan and Niijii Radio, the Reihle Family, Mark Samuelson, Spider and Studio 222, Evansville Arts Center, Deb & Kit, Sarina O, The Schippers, and Glenn Elvig and Patty. And thank you to Renee Gebhardt for always working with a smile.  🙂 My shows with Dave Stoddard were really special, highly energized and musically triumphant and fun. I loved sharing the stage with Dave and hope we can do more of that in the future!  Plus he’s a good snow driver.  So special thanks to Dave for your energy in putting together our shows, and for all the laughs and wonderful musical moments.  Can’t wait for more!

2. THE NEWS.  Well, I’m excited to be continuing my work with Tyler Fortier and Peter Perdichizzi here in Eugene at Tyler’s studio.  I am finalizing the plan for lauching my Song-Of-The-Month Club with Jodi Hersh the web/graphic design goddess helping me get it set up on my website.  Expect to see a special announcement email soon!  I would like to have the first song available in April!

I also want to tell you about an awesome project that I was invited to be a part of.  It is called “The Color of Music” – a compilation put together by Eugene Daily News featuring Eugene musicians to benefit Kindtree – Autism Rocks – a local non-profit that specializes in helping children with autism and families with autistic children.  This is a fabulous collection of music by fabulous artists!! You can check it outhere…and you can support this wonderful group AND get some cool tunes at the same time.  Win! 

I am so excited for shows coming up!  I’m playing a venue that’s new to me this weekend in Long Beach, WA, just above Astoria. Turns out it’s a dog-friendly place so my side-kick Marble will be joining me! Then on Monday I’m psyched to return to the Songwriters Circle in Portland at O’Connor’s Vault with Cal Scott & Richard Moore. These guys are AMAZING and we had such a blast last time! Then I get to take a little midwest trip and play two new series and two new venues…and warm up for the great John Gorka and Ellis Paul…YAY!! Then it’s a southeast run where springtime will hopefully be in full bloom! I am thrilled thatmy friend Tamera G is willing to host a house concert for me in New Orleans! And I have wanted to play the Sundilla series in AL for a long time.  I’m psyched to play a series new to me in Gainesville, GA and a birthday party for my cousin Dell.  🙂 And finally, while I’m in the southeast I’ll make another trip to Nashville. Every time I go, I meet committed writers and business people who are out there making things happen…it’s exciting. I am thrilled to be doing some more co-writing with new folks and hopefully catching up with old friends, too.  Show details are below…

3.  CALL TO ACTION.  Wanna host a house concert?  It’s fun, your friends will love it, and my toes will dance.  We can even talk about backyard concerts…weather permitting.  I’m currently looking for June shows…possibly in OR, WA, CA, ID, UT… basically anywhere I can drive to.  I love summertime in the northwest so I’d like to see some of it this year!

4.  Shows

Life is so uncertain…please call ahead!

Sat, Mar 30 – Pickled Fish at the Adrift Hotel – Long Beach, WA. 409 Sid Snyder Dr.  Adrift Hotel and Spa, nestled in the heart of Long Beach, is a new, modern and unique eighty room hotel. With a focus on value and sustainability, we provide each and every traveler with a different and exciting experience we hope you will not soon forget. Adrift’s new event space, called “Pickled Fish,” lis ocated on the top floor overlooking the pacific ocean, offering food, drinks, and live music! 9-11 pm.

Mon, Apr 1 – Songwriters Circle at O’Connor’s Vault – Portland, OR.7850 S.W. Capitol Hwy. Join us for Songwriters Circle at O’Connor’s Vault in Mulnomah Village! In the round with Cal Scott and Richard Moore. For more info, please contact Matt Miner at 503-484-8196 or mattminermusic [AT] gmail.com. 7 pm.

Thu, Apr 4 – Visionary Promotions Presents at Black Swamp Bistro – Van Wert, OH. 222 East Main St. Tickets are $8. Its a great idea to reserve your seats online prior to the show. You can reserve a single seat or 2-4-6 or 8 person tables for each event. If you want to pay by check just mail your payment to Visionary Promotions 933 S. Washington Street, Van wert, Ohio 45891 Make checks out to Visionary Promotions and include your return address and confirmation will be mailed to you. You may contact Jim Clay at 419-771-9508, or coachclay [AT] gmail.com. 8 pm.

Fri, Apr 5 – Kent Stage -Kent, OH. 175 East Main St. What once was the Flannigan and Steele Theater in 1927, the Kent Stage is the only remaining downtown theater of its kind in Portage County. The building opened as a movie theater and has entertained audiences in Kent for 82 years. The Western Reserve Folk Arts Association opened up the Kent Stage in 2002 continuing a tradition of providing quality entertainment in Downtown Kent. BW will be opening for folk legend John Gorka. $20. 8 pm.

Sat, Apr 6 – Lakehouse Music – East Lansing, MI. For reservations,please contact Cheryl, murphycheryl [AT] hotmail.com. $10-$15 suggested donation. 7:30 pm.

Sun, Apr 7 – The Ark – Ann Arbor, MI. 316 S. Main Street. 316 S. Main. 734-761-1800. The Ark is Ann Arbor’s nonprofit home for acoustic music. Considered one of the top music clubs in the world, The Ark is renowned for the quality and breadth of its programming. The Ark is an intimate 400-seat club presenting performers who fall into the wide-ranging genres of folk and roots music. With live music over 300 nights each year in one of the best listening rooms anywhere, The Ark is a sure bet for a memorable evening of enriching entertainment, musical artistry, and personal warmth. BW is honored to be opening for veteran songsmith Ellis Paul! $15. 7:30 pm.

Thu, Apr 18 – House Concert – New Orleans, LA. House concert in a lovely mid-city community space. $10 suggested donation. 623 North Rendon St, 70119. 7:30 pm. All are welcome!

Fri, Apr 19 – Sundilla Acoustic Concert Series – Auburn, AL. 450 Thach Ave. Advance tickets available at The Gnu’s Room. For more information, log on to www.sundillamusic.com. $12 at the door/$10 adv. 7:30 pm.

Sat, Apr 20 -Hoedown on the Trace Concerts – Gainesville, GA. For reservations, please email ralph at halaman60 [AT] gmail.com or call 770-630-9380. $15-$20 suggested donation. 8 pm.

Sun, Apr 21 – Private House Concert – Atlanta, GA

Hey look, Becky Abel let me sign her cowboy guitar…I was the first! Does that mean I’m a cowgirl now?

look at this cutie from Wolf Howl House Concerts…top dog! Yes, that’s a mandolin for size reference.

Floor-cam at the Reihle’s House! Scary, yet somehow intriguing…

um, seriously Minnesota??

We’re HUGE in Evansville…woohoo!!!

beautiful morning view from the Stoddard family farm dining room…

what an amazing night at Creekhouse Concerts!  

unfortunate wording on a Rochester, MN restaurant menu… 🙂

LOVE this beautiful pic at Among Friends House Concerts from Abhishek Mukherjee  


I am so excited about the new songs we’re working on and can’t wait to share them with you. There are some fun things cooking for this summer and I’m thrilled that May will bring me back to Olympia, up to Allyn, WA and back to the Juan de Fuca Festival of the Arts in Port Angeles.

May is also our family birthday month – Marty and I have the same birthday – and Marble is the day before ours. I am planning to throw Marble a big party for his 14th birthday…why not go big?? 🙂

As always, I am so grateful for you and your support, applause, hugs, and presence in my life. I hope to see you out there on the road and please spread the word to your friends. With much gratitude from your fan,


Beth Wood


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