|Greetings, friends and fellow music lovers!
What a fabulous time this is! Summer is in full swing, the veggies are exploding in the back yard, the new CD is blooming, and fun things just keep on happening!
Welcome to my newsy newsletter – I’m so pleased that you are here!! I like to tell you straight away where I’m playing, and then if you’re so inclined (and I hope you are!), you can scroll down for all the juicy show details, musings, gratitude, and news. In July, I will be these fabulous places…
Tue, Jul 1 – PK Park (National Anthem) – Eugene, OR
Thu, Jul 3 – Route 5 NW Wine Bar – Eugene, OR
Sat, Jul 5 – Abacela Winery – Roseburg, OR
Wed, Jul 9 – House Concert – Chatfield, MN
Thu, Jul 10 – Thursdays on First & 3rd – Rochester, MN
Fri, Jul 11 – House Concert – Pine Island, MN
Sat, Jul 12 – Cafe Carpe – Ft Atkinson, WI
Sun, Jul 13 – House Concert – Manitowoc, WI
Wed, Jul 16 – House Concert – Kent, MN
Thu, Jul 17 – Evansville Arts Center – Evansville, MN
Fri, Jul 18 – Outdoor House Concert – Erhard, MN
Sat, Jul 19 – Barn Raising Concert – Fergus Falls, MN
Sun, Jul 20 – Sun Dog Farm Concerts – Maple Plain, MN
1. GRATITUDE. June was out of this world and I’m still absorbing the awesomeness. Our CD release celebration at Cozmic was one of the most fun times I have ever had -making music or otherwise. Thank you to the best band evah: Peter Perdichizzi, Merlin Showalter, Milo Fultz, Tyler Fortier & Erin Flood-Fortier and to Thaddeus Moore for killer sound. Thanks to Alec and staff at Cozmic for the hospitality and for working to make it a great show. Thanks to KLCC, KRVM, The Eugene Register-Guard and the Eugene Weekly for helping get the word out. Thanks to Ocea, killer merch queen! Thanks to Gabrielle & Brodie and to everyone who showed up to help us celebrate!! I’d also like to thank everyone who helped make my buddy Nathan Brown’s northwest tour a fabulous reality! Thanks to Margie, Suzan, PJ, Keith Greeninger, and Matt Meighan. Thanks to the folks at the Secret Garden/NW Portland Hostel for another fun evening, and to the Eugene Emeralds for encouraging me in my weird hobby of singing the National Anthem! And thanks to Tiff, Andrew, Stanley & Frank for our wonderful boat trip!
2. THE NEWS. In case you missed it, my new CD “Sometimes Love” is here!! I am so incredibly proud of this one, y’all. There are many ways to check out the new music and help support my musical journey at the same time! CDBaby, ITunes, Amazon, Paypal, Mail Order (check for $15 to PO Box 864, Eugene, OR, 97440), and good ol-fashioned in-person sales are some of my favorite ways. Also, if you already have the new music and have a minute and to go above and beyond, you can write a review on CDBaby, Itunes, or Amazon! Thanks to everyone for supporting this album!
July is jam packed with insanely wonderful shows, including a triumverate of local winery gigs (YAY!), a MN/WI tour with my friend Dave Stoddard, one of the funniest and most talented humans I have ever met (YAY!), and an outdoor show in the park in central OR with percussionist Dale Largent and multi-instrumentalist Mai (YAY!). And then the August of travel insanity begins… 🙂
Also new…BW T-shirts!! Designed by Marty and Danny Cowley, modeled by Ocea, these cuties feature a BW guitar symbol on the front and a killer illustration by Danny on back. We’ve got women’s and men’s sizes, a gorgeous grey color in softie 100% cotton. To check em out, click here!
In other random news, on July 27 I will be running my first marathon. There have been a few days in my training that I have wondered why the hell I had this hair-brained idea. But it’s not so crazy, really. I like to run. I like to have goals and work to reach them. There is so much uncertainty and so much that is out of my hands in the music biz that it’s tough to set and meet goals there. So why not set them in my regular life? Besides, Eugene is a great running town (one of its nicknames is “Track Town” after all). I figure the Eugene Martahon is a cultural experience I should be a part of. Plus I can eat all the pasta I want. Win!
3. JULY SHOWS…Life is so uncertain, please call ahead!
Tue, Jul 1 – PK Park (National Anthem) – Eugene, OR. BWsings our National Anthem at 7 pm for Eugene Emeralds vs. Spokane!! Also Military Appreciation Night, Bi-Mart Tuesday, and Hoppy Tuesday — it’s gonna be a good one!!
Thu, Jul 3 – Route 5 NW Wine Bar – Eugene, OR. 248 E. Fifth Ave (in the Fifth Street Market). BW will play music on the patio from 6-8 pm. Grab a glass of NW wine and enjoy the sunshine!! Free!
Sat, Jul 5 – Abacela Winery – Roseburg, OR. 12500 Lookingglass Rd. Join us on the back patio for some gorgeous views, insanely good wine, music and community!! 6pm.
Wed, Jul 9 – House Concert – Chatfield, MN. Graciously hosted by Beth R. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for info and reservations. With the great Dave Stoddard! 7:30 pm.
Thu, Jul 10 – Thursdays on First & 3rd – Rochester, MN. Thursdays on first & 3rd Summer Market & Music Festival is a weekly outdoor market of over 100 art, craft and food vendors and live entertainment every Thursday throughout the summer. Thursdays on first & 3rd is an event that unites the Rochester community and provides a free option to simply enjoy life, feel a sense of place, and interact with others! Sit back and relax with friends and family as live dance and performing arts are featured from 11:30-12:30PM. Stick around for the Music Festival performances at 5:00PM and 7:00PM on two stages! If you feel like getting your hands dirty, be sure to head to Historic 3rd Street for Arts & Culture LIVE! This area will feature different interactive art options each week. BW and Dave Stoddard will play the opening set for this free summer concert series! 5 pm.
Fri, Jul 11 – House Concert – Pine Island, MN. Hosted by Brandon and Heather Sampson. For info & RSVP please email email@example.com. With the great Dave Stoddard!
Sat, Jul 12 – Cafe Carpe – Ft Atkinson, WI. 18 South Water St. West. BW returns to this fine listening with the great Dave Stoddard! 8:30 pm.
Sun, Jul 13 – House Concert – Manitowoc, WI. John Doll opens. 3 pm potluck. $15 suggested donation. For reservations and directions, please contact Betsy at firstname.lastname@example.org or 920-912-6149. With the great Dave Stoddard! 3 pm.
Wed, Jul 16 – House Concert – Kent, MN. Hosted by Mike & Tracey. Please call 701 671 6769 or email email@example.com for information and directions. $15 suggested donation. With the great Dave Stoddard! 7:30 pm.
Thu, Jul 17 – Evansville Arts Center – Evansville, MN. 111 Main Street. BW and Dave Stoddard return to the wonderful Evansville Arts Center for an evening of story, song & fun times. Free admission, donations will be accepted. 7 pm.
Fri, Jul 18 – Outdoor House Concert – Erhard, MN.Outdoor House Concert near Maplewood State Park. 33923 Hwy 27. 218-205-1107 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for info. $15 suggested donation. No RSVP necessary. For your comfort, please bring a folding chair and insect repellent. We will provide cold beverages and a simple dessert. You’re welcome to bring finger-food-dessert to share. BYOB if you wish. No pets, please. With the great Dave Stoddard! Rain or shine! 7 pm.
Sat, Jul 19 – Barn Raising Concert – Fergus Falls, MN. It’s a Concert at Dave Stoddard’s HOUSE! The Big Barn Raising! $20 suggested donation. Also Featuring Pat Lenertz! email email@example.com to RSVP and get the address and details.
Sun, Jul 20 – Sun Dog Farm Concerts – Maple Plain, MN. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Carla at 763-479-4396 for reservations or information. $15 suggested donation. Open to all, all ages welcome. With the great Dave Stoddard! 7 pm.
Fri, Jul 25 – Silvan Ridge Winery – Eugene, OR. 27012 Briggs Hill Road. Join us at beautiful Silvan Ridge Winery for their Friday Night Concert Series!! BW will play from 6-8 outside!
Wed, Jul 30 – Picnic In The Park Concert Series – Prineville, OR. At Pioneer Park. BW is thrilled to be playing for Picnic in the Park’s 10th anniversary season! Fostering partnerships for the benefit of the community, Picnic in the Park is made possible through the generous support of businesses that call Central Oregon home. FREE! 6 pm.
here’s our flyer for the MN/WI Damn, The Mosquitos Tour…
most aweome band show/CD release party evah!!
these were our pre-show rawk faces… (warning: dork alert!!)
look who I found lurking in the shadows at KRVM…Keith Greeninger!
Here’s the great poet Nathan Brown rocking out at KLCC and making poetry sound cool!
we got to take the most amazing boat trip among the San Juan Islands thanks to Tiff & Andrew. sunsets like this just kept showing up. And we saw orcas, and I screamed with joy!!
boat buddies Frank & Stanley…
wow this was so cool!!
this is Abacela winery…the place I get to play July 5…happy sighhhhh…
4. THE FUTURE..Well the future of my summer looks pretty bright! In August I get to return to one of my all-time favorite concert series, Home By Dark’s Concerts at Chukkar Farm in Alpharetta, GA for two glorious nights. And then I’ll head to Colorado for a family gathering/fly-fishing/hiking extravaganza, followed by singing at lovely Maggie S’s wedding in Kentucky and my first appearance at the Four Corners Folk Festival in Pagosa Springs, CO…whew!!! Renee and I are working on building a great fall tour schedule with Sisters Folk Festival and Americana Song Academy in Sept, a southeast trip in Oct and California in Nov, along with more great NW stuff. WOOHOO!!
Zooming out, I will be formulating a plan for getting “Sometimes Love” out into the world. Radio, press, licensing…there are so many opportunities and so many avenues. I will reach as many as I can with the resources that I have, and then I will reach out for help with the ones that are beyond the reach of my little hands. I don’t know how we’ll get there, but we’ll get there!
Many thanks to all of you for reading my musings, for encouraging me, and for showing up with open hearts! I hope your summer is as wonderful and abundant as my little garden out back!
With much gratitude from your fan,
World Headquarters: BethWoodMusic, PO Box 864, Eugene, OR, 97440
Holler at me: bethwoodmusic [AT] hotmail.com
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