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Chickapalooza video, 3/22 @ Silo's

 

Big Sur for Sounds in the Round

 
I love the ocean, I love the coast, and one of the best ever places to experience the Pacific Coast is in Big Sur. So I'm super delighted to be a  part of Treebones Resort Sounds in the Round Monday Music series next week. If you're up for a get-away, I recommend booking a yurt pronto. We play Monday, March 3, 2014 6:30-8:30pm.
 
 

Welcome Matt Wednesdays #2 with Deborah Crooks and Kwame Copeland

 
Amid a prolific 2013 which included collaborating with modern dance choreographer Christine Cali, touring throughout the US, signing a publishing deal with Wixen Publishing and releasing several original videos,  The Welcome Matt, aka San Francisco artist Matt Langlois, self-produced POP JUNK FLUFF and HYPE, a 10-song collection full of indie pop-rock gems. Kwame and I were privvy to learn one of the tunes from POP JUNK FLUFF and HYPE, the catchy "The Key of G,"  as a part of a laid-back recording of the Welcome Matt Wednesday video series. Can you tell The Welcome Matt knows his way around a hook? Find out more about The Welcome Matt at his site: http://www.welcomemattsf.com & view the video herehttp://youtu.be/8gFrTV30nno 

HEARTBREAK HELL @ The Monkey House

 
Valentine's Day has always felt a bit like a setup, a lot of pressure whether one is in or out of a relationship.  So I was delighted when songwriter Ira Marlowe put together a night of sad songs by other local troubadours to commemorate this pseudo holiday now associated with romantic love. Plus it's a benefit for Bay Area suicide prevention efforts.
Come take a listen. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you may or may not eat too much chocolate...and you're always welcome to bring flowers:
HEARTBREAK HELL @ The Monkey House,
February 14, 2014 7pm Berkeley, CA
with music by Ari Fellows-Mannion, Donna Lou Stevens, Jhene Canody, Kwame Copeland, Deborah Crooks, Monica Pasqual, Caylia Chaiken, Paul Griffiths, Ira Marlowe, Dawn Oberg and Mokai.

Little Bird NW Tour

 
After a wonderful couple weeks of holiday rest and celebrations, I'm getting ready for a run of dates in the Pacific Northwest and San Francisco. Here's my route:
Saturday, January 11th, 2014  Redwood Curtain Brewing Co - 8pm
505 S G Arcata Ca USA
Tuesday, January 14th, 2014  Good Bean 11am-1pm
165 S Oregon S Jacksonville OR 97530 USA
Wednesday, January 15th, 2014  Oberon's Tavern - 7pm
45 N Main St Ashland OR USA
Thursday, January 16th, 2014 Cloud & Kelly's Public House - 9pm
126 SW 1st St Corvalis OR 97333 USA
Acorn Rebellion opens
Friday, January 17th, 2014 Soulfood Coffeehouse - 8pm
Redmond WA 98052 US
Sharing the evening with the lovely Jean Mann
Saturday, January 18th, 2014  Metronome Coffee - 8pm
3518 6th Ave #101 Tacoma WA 98406 USA
Sunday, January 19th, 2014  Twilight Gallery - 7pm Price: $7-10
4306 SW Alaska Street Seattle WA USA (206) 933-2444
A special show with Seattle friends Willow & The Embers and Sue Quigley!
Monday, January 27th, 2014  Osteria
KC Turner Presents Acoustic Bistro - 7pm No Cover
3277 Sacramento St San Francisco CA 94115 USA
Monday nights are happening when KC presents three acoustic acts at this swell Italian restaurant. We’re on Jan 27 along with You Knew Me When and Dawn Angelosante. Make your reservation now by calling (415) 771-503.
- See more at: http://www.deborahcrooks.com/shows
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Happy Holidays!: Ho Ho (Tired Santa) song/video

 

MEOW-Con The Movie, Mini-doc covering Women in Music Conference in Austin

 
Last month, we traveled to Austin to showcase at MEOWCon, an action-packed conference for women in music. Amid the showcases and panels and networking, Kwame and I were interviewed for this mini-documentary of the MEOW experience. Check it out! You'll also catch Suzi Quatro, Patti Quatro, Kathy Valentine, Jennifer Batten, Mia D'Bruzzi, Paula Boggs, Sara Skinner, Rain Perry, Kim Bingham, Leanne Summers, Hether Wagner Reed, The Better Halves, Theresa Jenkins, Allie Shaw, Chelsea Schwartz, Diana Finlay Hendricks, Julie Christensen, Susan Arbuckle, Amber Saxon, Nancy Quatro Glass, Sue Young, Neeta Ragoowansi,  Tony Scalzo, Rick Carney, Carla DeSantis Black, Margaret Moser, Jody Denberg, Derek Woodgate, Jane Boxall, Rachael Sage and more. MEOW Con is seeking sponsors for the 2014 edition. Visit www.meowcon.com or www.meowonline.org for more info.

Little Bird CD takes flight release shows

 

I'm very pleased to report that my new CD "Little Bird" — 11 new tunes produced by Art Khu — is complete. While it is being released everywhere Nov 5, 2013, I'll have copies on hand at all of these shows which will be showcasing the material on the recording. Come help me celebrate and pick up a copy!

Upcoming Dates

Friday, October 25th, 2013

The Driskill Hotel

Live @ The Driskill - 6pm-8pm

604 Brazos St Austin TX 78701 US (800) 252-9367
 http://www.driskillhotel.com/live-entertainment.php

Saturday, October 26th, 2013

Renaissance Hotel

MEOW Con - 7pm

Austin TX USA
Showcasing at MEOW Con
http://sched.co/18tYKYe

Sunday, October 27th, 2013

Cedar Street

Original Showcase - 10pm

208 W. 4th St. Austin TX 78701 US 512-495-9669
Price: $5
More info tba.

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

Boom Boom Room

First Tuesday with JRo Project - 9:30pm

1601 Fillmore San Francisco CA 94115 US 415-673-8000

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

The Lost Church

Aireene Espiritu & The Hobos, Deborah Crooks - 8pm

65 Capp St San Francisco CA 94141 USA
Price: $12
Wonderful venue! Aireene & The Hobos! This is will be another great night of music!
- See more at: http://www.deborahcrooks.com/shows/#sthash.aH6wXVk9.dpuf

Upcoming Dates

Friday, October 25th, 2013

The Driskill Hotel

Live @ The Driskill - 6pm-8pm

604 Brazos St Austin TX 78701 US (800) 252-9367
 http://www.driskillhotel.com/live-entertainment.php

Saturday, October 26th, 2013

Renaissance Hotel

MEOW Con - 7pm

Austin TX USA
Showcasing at MEOW Con
http://sched.co/18tYKYe

Sunday, October 27th, 2013

Cedar Street

Original Showcase - 10pm

208 W. 4th St. Austin TX 78701 US 512-495-9669
Price: $5
More info tba.
- See more at: http://www.deborahcrooks.com/shows/#sthash.aH6wXVk9.dpuf

Upcoming Dates

Friday, October 25th, 2013

The Driskill Hotel

Live @ The Driskill - 6pm-8pm

604 Brazos St Austin TX 78701 US (800) 252-9367
 http://www.driskillhotel.com/live-entertainment.php

Saturday, October 26th, 2013

Renaissance Hotel

MEOW Con - 7pm

Austin TX USA
Showcasing at MEOW Con
http://sched.co/18tYKYe

Sunday, October 27th, 2013

Cedar Street

Original Showcase - 10pm

208 W. 4th St. Austin TX 78701 US 512-495-9669
Price: $5
More info tba.

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

Boom Boom Room

First Tuesday with JRo Project - 9:30pm

1601 Fillmore San Francisco CA 94115 US 415-673-8000

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

The Lost Church

Aireene Espiritu & The Hobos, Deborah Crooks - 8pm

65 Capp St San Francisco CA 94141 USA
Price: $12
Wonderful venue! Aireene & The Hobos! This is will be another great night of music!
- See more at: http://www.deborahcrooks.com/shows/#sthash.aH6wXVk9.dpuf


Friday, October 25th, 2013
The Driskill Hotel
Live @ The Driskill - 6pm-8pm
604 Brazos St Austin TX 78701 US (800) 252-9367
 http://www.driskillhotel.com/live-entertainment.php

Saturday, October 26th, 2013
Renaissance Hotel
MEOW Con - 7pm
Austin TX USA

Showcasing at MEOW Con"
Conference of Women in music
Renaissance Hotel
Austin, CO
http://sched.co/18tYKYe

Sunday, October 27th, 2013
Cedar Street
Celebration of Women in Music Showcase - 10pm
208 W. 4th St. Austin TX 78701 US 512-495-9669
Price: $5
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/416819101753092/?source=1

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013
Boom Boom Room
First Tuesday with JRo Project - 9:30pm
1601 Fillmore San Francisco CA 94115

Thursday, November 14th, 2013
The Lost Church
Aireene Espiritu & The Hobos, Deborah Crooks - 8pm
65 Capp St San Francisco CA 94141 USA
Price: $12
All-acoustic set!

Friday, November 15th, 2013
Armando's
Happy Hour & A Half - 4:30pm
Martinez CA 94553 US  

Friday, October 25th, 2013

The Driskill Hotel

Live @ The Driskill - 6pm-8pm

604 Brazos St Austin TX 78701 US (800) 252-9367
 http://www.driskillhotel.com/live-entertainment.php

Saturday, October 26th, 2013

Renaissance Hotel

MEOW Con - 7pm

Austin TX USA
Showcasing at MEOW Con
http://sched.co/18tYKYe

Sunday, October 27th, 2013

Cedar Street

Original Showcase - 10pm

208 W. 4th St. Austin TX 78701 US 512-495-9669
Price: $5
More info tba.

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

Boom Boom Room

First Tuesday with JRo Project - 9:30pm

1601 Fillmore San Francisco CA 94115 US 415-673-8000

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

The Lost Church

Aireene Espiritu & The Hobos, Deborah Crooks - 8pm

65 Capp St San Francisco CA 94141 USA
Price: $12
Wonderful venue! Aireene & The Hobos! This is will be another great night of music!
- See more at: http://www.deborahcrooks.com/shows/#sthash.aH6wXVk9.dpuf

FAR-West, MEOW & Little Bird

 

Aside from governmental wranglings, I hope you're enjoying this time of year as much as I am: Indian Summer is in full effect here in the SF Bay Area, birds are migrating and I'm just about ready to release Little Bird, the new 11-song CD I worked on much of the past year with producer, arranger and maestro extraordinare Art Khu. The CD is getting replicated as I write this (!) and the official release date is November 5. Woo-hoo! I'm really happy with how it sounds and how it looks (Harper Design Group did the graphics -see the cover above) and I'm that much more pleased and excited to get it into your hands. You can pre-order it HERE or find it at one of the shows later in the month.  
In the meantime, I've been enjoying the approaching season by playing lots of music around the Bay Area, at private functions and at home while gearing up for some travel this month to two talent-packed conferences.
First up, is the Far-West Folk Alliance Conference in Irvine. I'll be at the conference Oct. 11-12, playing a bunch of PGS rooms and soaking up all the other voices  who will be singing, playing and otherwise sharing their musical selves. Give a shout if you'll be there.
Two weeks later, I'm heading to one of my favorite cities, Austin, Texas, to perform at MEOW Con Oct. 24-26. The brainchild of music pioneer Carla DeSantis Black, who also founded the late-great RockerGirl Magazine, MEOW stands for Musicians For Equal Opportunities For Women, and is dedicated to addressing "the needs and challenges of women in the music industry today and to esnure women have a voice at every level of their music career." Thanks Carla!
And thank YOU for your interest in and appreciation for original music. There's a lot of shows coming up and I hope to see you at one or more of them.  www.deborahcrooks.com

September Music: In the Garden, On the Radio...

 

So much good stuff happening these days! We had a great time playing in August, including the show at Viracocha (left) and on KALX Saturday. Lots coming up...

Including this coming Saturday, you can find me live and in person at a very cool house concert in Alameda:

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2013
Monica Pasqual House Concert with Deborah Crooks & Sara Lovell - 7pm
27 Powers Court
Alameda CA 94501

I've been dipping into Laurie Wagner's 27 Powers creative writing community since I moved to Alameda several years ago, so I'm delighted to play there. Icing on an already good cake is performing in support of 6-time IMA & 6-time Emmy winner  Monica Pasqual, from the band, Blame Sally, whose music has been featured on soundtracks for PBS, The History Channel and National Geographic Television. Berkeley-based songwriter (and fellow Wild Writer) Sara Lovell will also be sharing her songs. It's going to be an incredible concert under the stars at a gem of a setting! Advanced tickets recommended. Please join us! $20, kids are free - wine and snacks on the house.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13TH, 2013
Hopmonk Tavern
5pm-8pm
224 Vintage Way  Novato  CA  94945
Price: No Cover

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18TH, 2013
50 Mason Social Club 8pm
50 Mason  San Francisco  CA  94501
With Aireene Espiritu, and special guests

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After more than a year of work, the new CD "Little Bird" featuring 11 of my songs, arranged and produced by the amazing Art Khu, is complete. I picked up the master earlier this week and the CD will be released officially November 5. Nonetheless, (other) little birds tell me there's a good chance you'll be able to pick up advance copies at some shows before that date. :D. Here's a preview of some of the tracks (if you've missed them )on Soundcloud:

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Upcoming Gigs

  • July 29, 2017
    Bazaar Cafe ,  San Francisco, CA
     
  • August 26, 2017
    The Open Matt ,  Oakland, CA
     
  • September 20, 2017
    Octopus Literary Salon ,  Oakland, CA
     

Recording News

Beauty Everywhere, new 7-song EP out now, find at the shows, or online on CDBaby and BandCamp....

The latest from Bay Station Go Out And Make Some is available everywhere online and at the shows! 

Booking & More Information

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