Shimmering at ECSL

Carol Calvert and I had a sweet experience playing with Joseph Salack at the Everyday Center for Spiritual Living on 8/5. What a great service! They truly are “a loving, inclusive, omni-denominational community where we empower each other to live Joy-filled lives EVERY day.” Their celebration is offered every Sunday in the beautiful and acoustically awesome Rivera Chapel of Light located at 417 E. Rodeo Road, SF 87505 .

Here is an Enya tune we did:

What fun to have upright bass! Joseph Salack is the music director for ECSL and kindly jumped in to play with us.

This Gig-filled Weekend 🎹

Thanks to all our friends for coming to hear Jim Harlan and me at Winterowd Fine Art last Friday! What a sweet scene it was. Check it out.

How fun is this? I get to play with three very talented friends, each in different venues this weekend. I’d love to see you!

–Hope 

COMING UP:

We’d all love to see you!

Flute & Guitar, Canyon Rd. Fri 7/20

Thanks to all our peeps who came. What a sweet surprise you were. Wasn’t it fun??

Here’s a clip from that night. Sunny Side of the Street:

Will you be in town Friday, July 20? If so, stop by Winterowd Fine Art at 701 Canyon Road between 5 and 7pm. You will be able to meet the wonderful artists represented by Karla Winterowd, during a Group Exhibition called Force of Nature. Jim Harlan will accompany me on guitar. He’s so fun!

About the clip below: A few musical friends camped out on a cool night at Ghost Ranch in May ’18. Ilan Shamir patiently held an iPhone for this video of me and Jim Harlan until we noticed that Ilan was falling asleep which was hysterical! This tune is a mash-up of House of the Rising Sun with lyrics from Amazing Grace. The white square in the middle is a solar light. The flickering light is our campfire. Such a fun night!

August 3, Upper Crust Eldorado

I’m happy to say that pianist Joseph Salack and I are starting to play out. Our first gig is Friday August 3, from 6 – 9 pm at the Upper Crust in ELDORADO (not the one downtown). Joseph and I are having way too much fun improvising modally together. Flute and piano are such a great combination and pure improv. is, for me, the BEST. I feel very lucky to have found someone of Joseph’s creative ability.  Here is a sample. We hope to see you!

NOTE TO MY FRIENDS IN ELDORADO: Gila Joy Pascale has worked very hard at Savor Eldorado, where neighbors enjoy local music, art & each other, in private homes. As she is taking a break, I am gladly jumping in. This website was my first fun task.  Please visit the site and contact me via the site if you want to share your music, show your art, and/or host an event. We hope to start up again this summer, in August.

Introducing Joseph Salack

After a long winter of recovery from a broken shoulder, and the rethinking my musical direction, I found pianist Joseph Salack. He needs no introduction in Santa Fe, where he has gigged for years, but he needs one on this site! We recently recorded these improvisational pieces on my iPhone. We envision ourselves improvising this way in a lovely venue with great acoustics and a real piano. Joseph has an electric keyboard for piano-less locations as well. Call Hope at 505-920-2256 for booking. Our first gig is at Upper Crust in Eldorado on Friday August 3rd, 6-9pm.

A kind of Summertime:

 

A Newer Development…

Greetings, friends. These winter months of healing from a broken shoulder have given me time to review my priorities in life. The upshot is that Vinnie and I are no longer a duo, but we’re still good friends and I feel deeply enriched by the year we played together. Vinnie’s repertoire of tunes is incredible as is his musicality. The fact that Vinnie supported me in singing for the first time shows immense bravery and compassion. 😉 I was blessed to play with him and get to know him and Jude. They are both gems.

Vinnie and I had fun setting up his new Facebook Music Page. He’ll be announcing his gigs via FB, so please LIKE VINNIE’S PAGE HERE. In addition to his solo gigs, Vinnie will continue playing with the Blues Review Band, and the Santa Fe MegaBand that he leads.

I’m now looking for a primarily instrumental partnership, featuring extended improvisational conversations between my flute and either a guitar or keyboard. Original music is great, as is popular music, some jazz, blues and vocals. Keep your ears/eyes open for me, okay?

A New Development…

Note from Hope: Looks like my winter will be rich in rest and Netflix… I took a fall off my mountain bike and broke my left shoulder last week. Not a bad break as they go – no surgery needed – but no fluting for the near future. I’m grateful that my right/dominant arm is unhurt and that this didn’t happen in the summer! Friends have been lovely. Upper Crust Pizza gave me a yummy salmon salad.

I’m happy to say that Vinnie will be back at Eldorado’s Upper Crust Pizza this Friday playing guitar and singing fun Americana oldies. He’d love to see you. Bring your requests!

Friday, 12/22, 5:30 – 8:30 pm
Upper Crust Pizza in Eldorado, next to the gas station.

Happy Holidays!

-Hope Kiah

Spontaneous Jam

Vinnie and I had a fun long practice, ending in this spontaneous flute/guitar jam. What a blast! This may be my favorite kind of music to play – totally FRESH. Vinnie’s more into oldies, which I also love, but I’m more into jamming. Anybody interested? I’m looking for a guitarist and/or keyboard player who likes this kind of thing.

More Pizza Jammin!

upper crust 9-30-17 B
Saturday, 9/30 at the Eldorado Upper Crust

Our gigs at the Upper Crust Pizza in town and Eldorado are turning into extreme fun. We appreciate the owners’ dedication to local musicians. We love the intimate settings and the inevitable banter with friends and strangers. Vin and I had full houses at our last gigs in Eldorado & Santa Fe.  What fun! Thanks to everyone who showed up. Looking forward to our next neighborhood pizza gigs at Upper Crust (See maps below).

5:30 – 8:30 pm Upper Crust Eldorado:

  • Saturday 11/11
  • Friday 12/8
  • Friday 12/22

Downtown Upper Crust:

Eldorado Upper Crust:

We also enjoyed playing at the Santa Fe Artists Market this summer, by the 1st National Bank, at the downtown Plaza.