5/3 Upper Crust Gig

NOTE: Happy Hour at Upper Crust runs from 2pm to 6pm. Get there before 6 for $4 pints and $1 off beer and wine.

Friday 4/5 was great. We prevailed over allergies! Playing at the Eldorado Upper Crust is such fun. We are enjoying coming up with new tunes including, finally, some Jethro Tull! Thanks to all of you who attended. Come join us again on Friday May 3.

When: 5:30 – 8:30 pm

  • Friday, May 3
  • Saturday, June 1
  • Friday, July 5
  • Friday, August 2

Where: Upper Crust Pizza Eldorado

Free Paul Simon Tribute Tonight, 3/23

ASIDE: On 4/5, and 5/3 Jim Harlan and I will be playing from 5:30 – 8:30 pm at Upper Crust in Eldorado.

LAST MINUTE NOTICE! Destiny Allison and Steve  Ewers have kindly donated the La Tienda Eldorado Performance Space to host a free local tribute to Paul Simon, produced by Chris Harrell. After months of prep, at 7pm this evening, Saturday 3/23, about a dozen performers will take turns playing their favorite PS tunes. I get to play with about half of them, including 2 tunes with my duo partner Jim Harlan. I’m thrilled. Last fall the James Taylor tribute was beyond packed, to the point of no standing room left so you may want to show up early. Here is tonight’s line-up:

  1. Welcome: Chris/Gene Harrell – Mrs. Robinson (drums-Julia)
  2. Gene Harrell: Medley: America, Old Friends/Bookends, Anji, Dangling Conversation, Flowers Never Bend, Punky’s Dilemma (vocals-Morning)
  3. Andy Mason: Me and Julio / Under African Skies / Born at the Right Time (vocals-Liz, drums-Julia)
  4. Joey Wilson: René and Georgette Magritte With Their Dog After the War / American Tune
  5. John Francis Mustain: You Can Call Me Al / Nite Game / Take Me to the Mardi Gras
  6. Michael Lehrer: Kathy’s Song / Scarborough Faire / For Emily, Wherever I May Find Her
  7. Chris Harrell/Hope Kiah/Randall Engle: El Condor Pasa
  8. David McDonald: Have a Good Time / Slip Slidin’ Away / I Know What I Know (vocals-Liz, flute-Hope, drums-Julia)
  9. Jeff Sand: St. Judy’s Comet
  10. Jeff Sand/Tupper Schoen/David Anderson: Only Living Boy in NY / What a Wonderful World / Scarborough Faire/Canticle
  11. Greg Harris: Keep the Customer Satisfied / Cecilia (vocals-David, accordion-Ron, flute-Hope, drums-Julia) Bridge Over Troubled Water
  12. Jim Harlan/Hope Kiah: Sounds of Silence / 59th St Bridge Song
  13. Bob Curtis: She Moves On / Duncan (flutes-Hope & Heidi, drums-Julia)
  14. Finale: The Cast – Loves Me Like a Rock / The Boxer (flute-Hope, drums-Julia)

2 Gigs 11/11 and 11/18

Here are 2 fun music options to choose from. I hope to see you!

Sunday 11/11/2018, 5 – 9 pm – A FUN FREE BENEFIT! This was a snowy, very fun event.

chris harrell hopeSunday 11/18/2018, 3 – 6 pm

  • I played with Chris Harrell at a very fun Savor Eldorado event. I sat in with him at Upper Crust a couple times and had a ton of fun. Everybody loves Chris’s spirit and huge repertoire of Americana and originals. I’ve asked him to do a set of his Santa Fe/Lamy/Eldorado tunes.
  • Evie Gauthier opened her home and share her lovely jewelry and wearable art. As president of the Eldorado Arts and Crafts Association (which produces one of the largest studio tours in the state), Evie is well-connected with local artists and welcomed Savor founder Gila Joy Pascal and Kim Crickard to share the spotlight. RSVP and see the artwork here >>.
  • RAFFLE: Every $10 suggested donation got 2 raffle tickets, eligible to win a $100 bill. The drawing was held at about 5:30 pm.

Upper Crust Eldorado Gig Fri. 11/2

A fun music weekend in Eldorado! This Friday, 11/2 from 5:30 to 8:30 pm I will jam to some Americana tunes and originals at the Upper Crust in Eldorado with Jim Harlan who is a very talented and fun singer/songwriter/guitarist. You can hear a sample of our music here. On Saturday at 7 pm Chris Harrell is producing a James Taylor tribute show at the Performance Space at La Tienda Eldorado. I’ll be playing on some of my favorites, along with local players and singers. Very fun. Sunday I’ll be part of the audience for local youth musicians at 1:30 at the Performance Space. Lisa Carman has taught many of our adult and young musicians. She’s back visiting from her recent move to Bozeman MT. Her adult students will perform at 5pm Sunday. I would like to expand Savor Eldorado from the “sea of silver” out here on the “white res”, to younger and older elder musicians and artists, so Sunday I’m scouting for young talent. I would also like to get a county van to pick up elders who don’t drive and bring them to Savor events. All ideas are welcome.

Eldorado Upper Crust:

James Taylor Tribute & 9/23 Savor Eldorado

rachel arvio jewelry donation
Rachel Arvio will show her work and give away (your choice of) earrings for the raffle.

Sunday 9/23. First things first. I am having a blast with Savor Eldorado, where neighbors enjoy local music, art & each other, in private homes every month. Please RSVP here to get more information and join us this Sunday on 9/23 from 3 – 6 pm at Susan Latham’s home. Tracy Weaver will play guitar and Rachel Arvio will show and sell her lovely jewelry. The raffle will give away a $100 Visa gift card, a $25 gift certificate to Upper Crust, and a pair of Rachel’s earrings. If you are interested in these events, please sign up for the Savor Eldorado Newsletter. I may not use my flute gig notification list to announce this every month.

 

Friday 11/2. Playing with Jim Harlan at Upper Crust Pizza in Eldorado, 5:30 – 8:30 pm. More info soon.

Saturday 11/3. This is early notice but save the date for a James Taylor tribute evening with many singers and players at the Performance Space in Eldorado on November 3.

Yesterday, after noticing my shadow while singing and riding my ebike, I spontaneously held up my iPhone and recorded my floating shadow and a bit of JT. I love to sing (so to speak) while I ride and probably shouldn’t expose it here but friends are loving it on Facebook and the joy of biking is something to share!

Singer/songwriter/jammer Wanted!

In my ongoing journey of musical self-discovery I am veering in another direction for gigging. I have explored jazz, Americana and pure improv and now am moving towards the genre of singer/songwriter collaboration. I have done this before but never with someone who loves to jam. I enjoy singing harmonies and improvising. I love songs that leave people uplifted. So I’m calling out to the universe for an uplifting singer/songwriter who would like to jam with flute and add vocal harmonies. Guitar or piano are fine. IS THAT YOU? Do you know someone? Contact me!

I’m also available to record tracks remotely. > >

Got Flute? Session Flute Tracks

Recently I was asked to record a flute track on my friend Julie Cunningham’s original piece “Realize”. To show her my idea, I used an app on my iPhone (Hokusai) and sent the flute track to her. Amazingly, they are mixing that iPhone recording onto a CD!

Here is an almost final version:

Separate flute track:

I had so much fun doing this at home, that I have now purchased everything I need, including Pro Tools, to start creating professional flute tracks for other people’s music. Recently I had an onsite training session with Bill Palmer of Frogville Studio. He got me set up to produce professional level flute tracks. I am ready to go! If your song needs flute, call me! 505-920-2256

Savor Eldorado 8/26/2018

Pianist Joseph Salack and I enjoyed playing at a house concert in Eldorado on Sunday August 26 from 6 to 9 pm. Savor Eldorado is an organization promoting the sharing of local art and music. In the last year I’ve been asking for inspiration about how to give back to my community after working as a web designer (and lately playing music) in Eldorado, since 2001. Gila Joy Pascale has worked very hard at Savor and as she is taking a break, I am gladly jumping in. The Savor Eldorado website was my first fun task as well as organizing and performing at this first Savor event for year. Artistically we were blessed by a display of Jennifer Moore’s elegant scarves & shawls as well Maggie Mae Beyeler’s ceramic work, all available for sale at the event.

We raffled off a number of items including a $100 Visa gift card and a $25 gift card for Utopia, donated by Destiny Alison. Every (suggested) $5 donation was eligible to a raffle ticket. We earned enough for the music, the next $100 Visa gift card, and reimbursements for supplies and hosting fees. YAY!