TONIGHT Sunday December 13, 2009 I am excited for the opportunity to perform a set of words, rhythm, & rhyme at Sexy Sunday hosted by Musicians for Peace at Peri's in Fairfax. By grace I'll be hosting and sharing the stage with a few of the Bay Area's fabulous favorites. Read On! The show starts at 9pm, and my set starts late .... at 11:30pm! Yikes and Yayy!
This Sexy Sunday show will be hosted by Alan Moore and Nkechi of Musicians for Peace. Musicians for Peace has over 3350 members, including Melanie, Donovan, Patti LaBelle, Melba Moore, Pete Seeger, the New Rascals, Willie Nelson's Peace Research Institute, the Dalai Lama, Holly Near, Country Joe, Wayne Dyer, Robert Muller, Ram Dass, Patch Adams, Jean Houston, Dennis Kucinich & Barbara Lee. Please see www.butterflyspirit.org and www.myspace.com/musiciansforpeace
Sexy Sunday @ Peri's is a female musician's showcase that happens on the second sunday of every month and is usually hosted by Krickie. The local as well as traveling talent is hand picked to provide an eclectic mix of smokin' & original girl music that'll knock your sox off, or at least you'll have a great time.
Peri's Silver Dollar, 29 Broadway, Fairfax bar phone: 415.459.9910 bar web site: http://home.earthlink.net/~mikebtl/ and http://www.perisbar.com
9-9:25 Irina Rivkin - Outmusic Awardee Irina Rivkin’s compelling, powerful songs blend jazzy folk & rhythmic world music, with an all-original sound influenced by her Russian heritage. She layers her poetic lyrics with rich textured harmonies, swirling with vocal percussive beats, all created live on-the-spot using her loop station instrument. www.irinarivkin.com
9:25-9:50 Yvette Tannenbaum w. Winter Sunday - tuneful contemporary and traditional celtic songs of social and environmental significance with a groovey edge. Winter Sunday is Yvette O'tannenbaum: vocals/mandolin/piano/pennywhistle, Dave Sahn: guitar/back-up vocals and Cormack Gannon on bodhran
9:50-10:15 Mia and Jonah - Mia and Jonah have shared stages, campfires and numerous song circles with artists Lucas Nelson, Toshi Reagon, Sean Hayes, Jolie Holland, Camper Van Beethoven's Jonathan Segel and Victor Krummencher, AJ Roach, Erika Luckett and Austin Willacy. www.myspace.com/miaandjonah
Compared to artists such as M. Ward, Devendra Banhart, Martha Wainwright, and the Damien Rice/Lisa Hannigan duo, indie singer/songwriters Mia and Jonah have a live show which is “likely to stir audiences from the magical trance induced only by those special performers who create what they live and live what they create.” (Eugene Weekly)
10:15-10:40 Jolie DePauw - Solo performance singing songs from her group Lotus Dog www.myspace.com/lotusdog
10:40-11:10 Sugarplums - Gerry McWilliams, a multi-instrumentalist Philly native and Alzara Getz, west coast child of Rock and Roll pedigree. Together they are genre defying, yet deliciously catchy, combining old-time sensibilities that warm the soul with the newest in bohemian-pop-rock to stretch the boundaries of melody and mood.
Alzara's plaintive pipes call us back to the divine feminine that is reminiscent of Deborah Harry at her brashest, Marilyn at her most seductive, Stevie Nicks at her most mysterious. McWilliams paints the landscape with licks that are both oddly familiar yet totally unique. He owns his instrument as only someone who has played for years can do, leaving room for childlike joy and jaunty ramblings. Paying homage to Floyd, Moriccone, Sesame Street, Les Paul & Mary Ford, Sugarplums songs spring to live naturally and honestly in everyday life situations, much like a musical film. Many of their songs begin with Alzara's acappella vocals, staying little from their original improvised form.
With an obvious chemistry born from a serendipitous love affair, McWilliams and Getz take you on both a powerfully psychedelic ride and a familiar stroll down memory lane, all while keeping a handcrafted musical integrity that is hard to come by in an industry awash with largess that leans more to the side of musical malt-liquor than a more refined old world recipe. They create eccentric harmonies that combine the best of the Beatles sing-along refrains with the wide-eyed wonder of the Carpenters.
Each song stands alone as a flavorful auditory sip or taken by the pint as a full body of work, the Plums have a consistency that quenches the acoustical pallet time and time again. www.myspace.com/sugarplums1 www.sonicbids.com/sugarplums
11:10-11:35 Leila Swan recorded experimental electronica in Canada with Andrew Kohl & Kevin Hogg, played with Anton Miserak's new age band, new to the Fairfax & San Rafael bar scene!! Have played with "One Hot Mess," Michael 'Firefingers' Olsen, Andre Mottershead, Michael Welch & Damir Stosic www.myspace.com/leilaswansongs
11:35-12:05 Nkechi (pronounced nnn-KAY-chee) is a beautiful singer/songwriter musician using her evocative signature voice as a healing element in her lyrical sound. She's a full-blown creative with a passion for delivering conscious messages through verse, rhyme, and melody. She plays solo on guitar & keyboard or with her 5-pc band as Nkechi Live! Nkechi has performed at venues such as Cafe DuNord, the Make OutRoom, 12 Galaxies, Red Devil Lounge, El Rio, Hotel Utah, Rockit Room, Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, and other venues and festivals around the bay area and east coast. Her cd Vol1 : Astral Soul Butterfly Rock Songs is available on Amazon.com and itunes.com www.nkechi.com
12:05-12:30 Sofi Rox - A native of bolinas, CA. Sofi writes melodic songs layered with clever references to nature, boys & her own experiences. Her voice is clear and sweet.
12:30 Evie McKnight - a prolific and humorous singer-songwriter based in Berkeley. She performs her own folk songs and plays in a jazz band called Mother of Pearl and is currently working in local studios to complete a CD to be titled “Pirate’s Cove”. www.myspace.com/eviemcknight.
The complete lineup with pics is at http://passion.edu/elearn/calendar/view.php?view=day&course=361&cal_d=13&cal_m=12&cal_y=2009#event_1501
December 13, 2009
Sexy Sundays at Peri's in Fairfax
December 17, 2009
WomenROCK! Showcase at Dolores Park Cafe (Duboce)
January 15, 2009
Dinner & Music at Angelica's Bistro in Redwood City
At these shows I will have have Fair Trade "Holiday Themed" HandiCrafts from the women of http://www.batsiranai.co.zw
Blessings in Your Day :-)
And More Blessings :-)
Acoustic Soul Songstress/Visionary