October 29- We Sing (Benefit to support Planned Parenthood)
September 13- The Bitter End NYCThe Subjective Perspective, Live Radio show coming on Friday, July 10th at 8pm PT. It is a call in show so I'd love to hear from you!
June 17- Live Radio KBOO Portland 8:30-9:30. Interview and live performance.
June 6- VINYL RECORD RELEASE show at The Royal Room SOLD OUT
May 16 - participant in 14/48's Composer Marathon.
February 7- Rock Lottery. Crocodile Cafe
Feb-June - rehearsals, fundraising, orchestrating, plotting...
November 21st- Matt Menovcik's record release at the Josephine.
November 14th- Biography Interview by SEATTLE WOMEN IN MUSIC (SWIM's) HERStory Series.
November 7th- Beacon Arts. Jake London, Don Hopper, Leslie Beattie
November 4th- Mike Spine's Record Release Party. Hattie's Hat.
September 2014 Euro-Mettle Tour. (England, Ireland, Germany, Netherlands)
AUGUST 10th - SOLO SHOW at ALKI ARTS. FUNDRAISER, AND an opportunity to hear the new all-guitar arrangements of the Song Cycle, Element 115 (Uup)
AUGUST 14th- Columbia City Theatre with Full band, METTLE.
Completed the recording of my new solo record- a Song-Cycle, Element 115 (Uup). The gorgeous artwork was just completed by Tim Silbaugh.
METTLE plays the song cycle live in Seattle. I am heading to Europe in August / September.
HATTIE's HAT with Steve and Kristy Smith at 9pm;
Slim's Last Chance;
Rendezvous Grotto with Carrie Akre
Composed and directed music for Fuente Ovejuna with Andrew McGinn, director for Cornish College of the Arts.
Nominated for a Gypsy Rose Lee award for best composer for These Streets. Thrilled!
THESE STREETS live band with special guests plays the 20th Anniversary of MOE Rock n Cafe (10 years of Neumos). Sold out!;
Started recording the new record with Kramer in St. Augustine Florida
I delivered the commencement speaker for the graduating class at Argosy University.
An honor to be named one of the "50 Women Who Rock Seattle" by the Seattle Weekly. Thank you!
I curated (and played guitar in) a set of music of incredibly talented local female musicians at the big blow-out Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power at EMP (Experience Music Project). Kim Virant, Fiia McGann, Stephanie Emery, Laura Vanderpool, Faith Stankevich. Also on the bill, the EMP All-Star Band: Kathy Valentine, Patty Schemel, Donita Sparks, Kim Shattuck, and Annabella Lwin, plus guests Star Anna, Shelby Earl, and Choklate.
Presented an Ignite Talk at EMP Pop Conference about These Streets. Instead of a traditional talk of 5 minutes and 20 slides, I wrote 20 songs- one for each slide and played them live.
FEBRUARY - MARCH 2013
THESE STREETS played to over 5,000 people in 12 shows. We had packed houses every night! Such a ride! I am so grateful for all of it. Working with such a fantastic team of dedicated and passionate people was a highlight of my life. Please visit Thesestreets.org for more information.
THESE STREETS is heading to the finish line. We have our last workshop this month. We finish writing the play and then head into rehearsals on January 5th. Go to link below to see the cool promo video and learn about the project. You can also make a tax deductible donation to contribute to this amazing project.
The project THESE STREETS is in full throttle as we head into our first big workshop with a cast of 11. Our design team is in place. Our fundraising efforts will amp up in early August. Please visit us- and join our page- at: https://www.facebook.com/thesestreetsseattle
There is lots happening this month.
On the 11th I will be presenting a workshop on body language and rhythm for the Northwest Chapter of the Dalcroze Society of America, at the University of Washington. Please come. Details are here:
Also Sarah and I are planning our fundraiser concert and auction at ACT, with all new music by We Are Golden. The date is June 1st. Mark your calendars! Funds will be put toward the production of our play/rock musical called THESE STREETS to go up at ACT next year.
I am composing music for Romeo & Juliet for Cornish College of the Arts. It's a great play to be doing now, as we witness our own tensions nationally and globally, and the mistakes that our intolerance and righteousness can create; and in the shadows of how much we all share.
We Are Golden (Sarah Rudinoff and myself) were awarded a 4Culture Grant to create a musical theater piece with a civic component. We are workshopping this work-in-progress at ACT Theater this summer, 2011 with plans for a final production in the Fall of 2012.
Invasions of Nick Cave Soundsuits in collaboration with Seattle Art Museum and Cornish College of the Arts, co-directed with Wade Madsen
1: 11 :11 - an evening of Works In Process.
Exploring the relationship between time, language and thought; while working my way through 3D (Digital Distraction Disorder), at night, in the desert, delighting in melody and improvisation.
John Keats coined the term “Negative Capability…(as being) capable of being in uncertainties, mysteries, doubts, without any irritable reaching after fact and reason.”
with bassist Matt Deason, and clarinetist Beth Fleenor.
WHEN: Tuesday, January 11, 2011, 8:00pm
WHERE: Chapel Performance Space at the Good Shepherd Center
May 24 We Are Golden @ Arlene's Grocery, New York, NY
May 25 Gretta Harley Spotlight @ Corneria Street Cafe, New York, NY/ featuring We Are Golden
July 3rd- We Are Golden @ Piecora's- a special acoustic set with Sarah and Gretta only
July 11th We Are Golden @ West Seattle Street Fair, Seattle WA
July 29 We Are Golden @ Triple Door, Seattle WA
September 5 We Are Golden, @ Bumbershoot Seattle, WA
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