|Greetings, friends and fellow music lovers!
I blinked my eyes and October was gone… in a flash of crunchy yellow leaves. Here’s what’s coming up in November… as usual I hope you will scroll down for musings, gratitude, news, random photos, and show details. Hope to see you out there!
Thu, Nov 1 – Listening Room of Palmer Ranch at the Music Compound – Sarasota, FL
Fri, Nov 2 – Mudville Music Room – Jacksonville, FL
Sat, Nov 3 – 5 Elements School of Acupuncture – Gainesville, FL
Sun, Nov 4 – Safety Harbor Art and Music Center – Safety Harbor, FL
Fri, Nov 9 – CD RELEASE @ Alberta Street Pub – Portland, OR
Sun, Nov 11 – The Nature of Gratitude Event – Eugene, OR
Sun, Nov 11 – CD RELEASE @ Tsunami Books – Eugene, OR – w/Halie Loren
Fri, Nov 16 – Anderson Fair – Houston, TX – w/Tom Faulkner
Sat, Nov 17 – The Epic – Grand Prairie, TX – w/Tom Faulkner
Sun, Nov 18 – MCL Grand Black Box Theater – Lewisville, TX w/Tom Faulkner
Sat Nov 24 – The Old Firehouse – Edom, TX
1. GRATITUDE…Special thanks to all these wonderful folks who made October so wonderful: Markus & Heike and friends, Tracy & Scott & Nick, Maggie & Glen and friends, Peter & Debby and all at Fiddlers Crossing, Songwriters in Seattle, Peter & Becky and Rebecca Folsom and all at Camarillo Cafe, Mark & Gabrielle and all at Manhattan Beach Studios, Sandra & Kathy & Mama and Shelby, David Sardinha and all at Apex Music Festival, David and Sierra and friends, and Steve & Debbie Gibson!
2. THE NEWS…I The big news is that am so excited to hit the road to celebrate this new album!! And then I will skid feet-first into winter for a little rest and recouping, as I do. Please help me spread the word to your friends about these shows, or even better — come on out and let me sing to you! Two BIG SHOWS will be the Portland full band CD release on Nov 9 and the Eugene CD release on Nov 11. Rumor has it there will be special guests out the wazoo and I am starstruck just thinking about it…woop!
I was so excited to have my song “The Hard Way” premiered on the music blog Wide Open Country! You can take a listen here...
Look for two more singles to be released before the whole album becomes available on Spotify/iTunes/the whole world on November 16!
In other news, I’m working with Nathan Brown and Mezcalita Press on my third book!! This one will be a collection of true stories called “Face-Palm: Scenes From the Merch Table”! I have had so much fun putting this together and recalling some of the awkward conversations I have had after shows! I will keep you posted on our progress…
Most of all, come see my sing my face off for this album!!
3. NOVEMBER SHOWS…Life is so uncertain, please call ahead.
Thu, Nov 1 – Listening Room of Palmer Ranch at the Music Compound – Sarasota, FL. By invitation only. Email trtchconcerts [AT] yahool.com to request an invitation. Patrons are allowed to BYOB. $20 suggested donation. 7:30 pm.
Fri, Nov 2 – Mudville Music Room – Jacksonville, FL. 3501 Beach Blvd. 904-398-4326. BW returns to Jacksonville for Ray Lewis’s listening room series at the Mudville Grill Music Room! 7:30 pm. $15.
Sat, Nov 3 – 5 Elements School of Acupuncture – Gainesville, FL. 305 SE 2nd Ave. Join us in celebration of tht 30th anniversary of the Academy for Five Element Acupuncture! Support our mission to educate educate highly effective, compassionate and successful Five Element practitioners. This medicine is needed in the world now more than ever. $50 ticket includes live music and storytelling, beer, wine, andhHors d’oeuvres, silent auction, and an award respentation. Also with Taylor Williams and Guts & Glory. Open to all! Tickets available here!
Sun, Nov 4 – Safety Harbor Art and Music Center – Safety Harbor, FL. 706 2nd Street North. Safety Harbor Art and Music Center is a 501(c) non profit organization whose mission is to promote knowledge of and education in the fine arts, the visual arts, and the performing arts. Join us for an evening of story and song! $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Doors 7:00pm, Concert 7:30pm.
Fri, Nov 9 – CD RELEASE @ Alberta Street Pub – Portland, OR. 1036 NE Alberta. Celebrating the release of BW’s new album THE LONG ROAD with a full band show at the best little listening room in North Portland! With Milo Fultz on bass, Steven Skolnik on drums, Paul Brainerd on pedal steel, Ara James on vocals, and rumor has it many other special guests! Also sharing their music will be touring artists M. Lockwood Porter and John Calvin Abney! 9 pm downbeat. $12 in advance/$14 at the door.
Sun, Nov 11 – The Nature of Gratitude Event – Eugene, OR. 2585 Willamette St. (541) 345-8986. Nature-inspired authors Tom Titus and Eric Alan will host the 3rd Annual “The Nature of Gratitude” Celebration. These gentlemen offer perspectives on gratitude using their own writings and photography, and embrace the contributions of others. Special guests will include emcee Joe Moll, executive director of McKenzie River Trust; musicians Halie Loren w/Daniel Gallo; performance poet Jorah LaFleur; BW and others. Admission is free. The year is a Fundraiser for Hearts for Hospicehttp://www.heartsforhospiceoregon.org/, a small, local, community oriented organization. This event has packed the building twice now. Let’s be warm, cozy and grateful together!
Sun, Nov 11 – CD RELEASE @ Tsunami Books – Eugene, OR – w/Halie Loren. 2585 Willamette St. (541) 345-8986. BW CD Release Celebration/Co-bill with the great Halie Loren & Daniel Gallo! With Milo Fultz on bass, we will celebrate community and song and the new album THE LONG ROAD! Tickets $16.50 Now on Sale – drop by the store or call 541-345-8986 to reserve. 7 pm.
Fri, Nov 16 – Anderson Fair – Houston, TX – w/Tom Faulkner. 2007 Grant. 832-767-2785. Houston’s legendary Anderson Fair has been featuring original singer-songwriters from Texas, the US, and the World since 1969. BW and the great Tom Faulkner are thrilled to be swapping song songs and sharing stories and harmonies at this great venue! Doors at 8.
Sat, Nov 17 – The Epic – Grand Prairie, TX – w/Tom Faulkner. City of Grand Prairie is opening The Epic – a new rec center with a state of the art concert venue! This will be fundraiser event in honor of the great Al Johnson with live music all day on multiple stages. Also performing will be The Flying As, Will and Crystal Yates, Terri Hendrix and Lloyd Maines, Cole Reisner, The Muses, Ian Dickson, Tom Prasada Rao, Julie Bonk, Dirjie Childs, Gordon and Christy Mc Cloud, Bill Ward and more. Click here for more info.
Sun, Nov 18 – MCL Grand Black Box Theater – Lewisville, TX. w/Tom Faulkner. 100 N Charles St. The Black Box Songwriter Series features unique and talented songwriters who share their talent through song and writing. BW and the great Tom Faulkner will be swapping songs and sharing stories and harmonies! Tickets are $15 general admission. Click here for advance tickets.
Sat Nov 24 – The Old Firehouse – Edom, TX. 8241 FM 279. 903-852-2781. The old Edom Firehouse has been transformed into a new, multipurpose space that is the permanent home of JeffreyLance Photography, a Singer/Songwriter Concert Venue for Original Acoustic Folk Music, and now Edom’s new home for the showing of first run Independent Films. The dream of Judy and Jeff Gottesman, this small, intimate, smoke-free and alcohol-free “Coffeehouse” music room is host to singer/songwriters from all over the country who stop in Edom to entertain with their original music. Coffee, Soft Drinks, and Desserts are available before and during the concerts. $12 in advance/$15 day of show. Advance tickets are strongly recommended. Advance tickets here! 13 and over show Doors at 6:30 PM, music at 7.
we had so much fun at the Live on Amaranta house concert! Markus and Heike are wonderful hosts and check out the beautiful grand piano I got to play…woop!
Fiddlers Crossing in Tehachapi was so fun and charming and I love that town!
then I got to sing for this beautiful human Maggie’s roof top birthday party overlooking san francisco!
check out these beautiful cups she made…oh my heart!
this was the scene outside our window at the Songwriters in Seattle workshop….sigh…
oh what fun I had singing with Rebecca Folsom at Camarillo Cafe!!
This is Sadie and I think she is trying to tell me there is a squirrel outside.
This is Hiker and he could sail around the world with those ears!
Ari has been doing her gymnastics routines while her humans are away.
this is Shelby, the miniature Dachsund. Unfortunately we did not get along at all. 🙂
This little nugget is Murray, my new friend in Portland. We walk sometimes on weekdays when I’m home. He is so cute he has his own Instagram account! @murrythepittiepup
4. THE FUTURE…I am so excited to see where this new album goes. In a strange way, this is the first time I don’t feel attached to the outcome in regards to releasing my work. With the help of my wonderful Kickstarter supporters, we have been able to give this album release the attention and promotion it deserves. After that, it is out of my hands! Most of all, I hope it resonates and brings joy, sooths sorrow, and transports someone for just a few minutes.
Heading into winter feels so good. I am excited for some time to rest and reflect. I’m excited to be of service to my community with benefit concerts in Eugene and Portland. And I’m excited to plan and dream on the work Ara James and I will be doing with our duo Stand and Sway next year. I hope you are well and taking good care, and I hope to see you out there on the road! With much gratitude from your fan,
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Down the road a piece…
Dec 14 – Calera Songwriters Holiday Concert and Benefit for Egan Warming Centers – Eugene, OR
Dec 15 – Artichoke Holiday Concert – Portland, OR
Jan 17 – Black Rock Center for the Arts – Germantown, MD
Jan 19 – Muddy Creek Cafe & Music Hall w/Sarah Siskind – Winston-Salem, NC
Jan 20 – Isis Music Hall w/Sarah Siskind – Asheville, NC
Jan 25 – Red Clay Music Foundry w/Sarah Siskind – Duluth, GA
Feb 2 – Stand and Sway @Doverlaff House Concerts – Portland, OR
Mar 2 – Stand and Sway @Chicken Barn Concerts – Whidbey Island, WA
Mar 23 – BW and Edie Carey @Swallow Hill – Denver, CO
Mar 30 – Stand and Sway @Peninsula Arts Center – Long Beach, WA