Taking the Beauty Everywhere biz literally, I spent today atop Hawk Hill hawk watching (see GGRO.org if you want to know more on that subject) and contemplating the beauty of the SF Bay. In related news, "Beauty Everywhere," the CD comes out tomorrow Oct 18 on iTunes CD Baby & Bandcamp(where you can preorder it now via bit.ly/BEhereDC). I'm really pleased with how this recording turned out and am happy to be able to release it to the world!
"Beauty Everywhere" by Deborah Crooks. Produced and arranged by Arthur Khu.
Recorded, mixed and engineered by Shawn Alpay at Tiny Telephone Oakland. Mastered by Michael Romanowski at Coast Mastering, Berkeley, CA.
My antidote to the mudslinging going on in the world is to appreciate all the good and beauty that exists. My New record, 'Beauty Everywhere', comes out on 10/18! And I'm celebrating it with a show at The Back Room on Friday 10/14. https://www.facebook.com/events/1575352236105957/
If you're in the Bay Area this weekend, please join me and my fabulous band, along with my friend and great singer-songwriter Melissa Phillips Music, who is sharing the bill. 8pm show, all ages, cozy venue, shiny new CDs Be there!
And if you can't make it you can pre-order the music now via Bandcamp and get "Beauty Everywhere" & "Record of a Day" immediately. :)
Deborah Crooks Beauty Everywhere Record Release at the Back Room with Melissa Phillips and James DeP
I'm very excited to write that the release show for Beauty Everywhere is only two weeks away! Please don't miss this show! I'm playing with a superb band — Art Khu on piano, Mike Stevens on drums, Ben Bernstein on bass and Kwame Copeland on acoustic guitar/backing vocals. I'm sharing the bill with a fabulous songwriter and guitarist, Melissa Phillips and James DePrato; and we're playing new music near and dear to my heart. Plus The Back Room is a cool, cozy all-ages venue (it has a grand piano and couches). Tickets are $15 and are available at the door. If you haven't done so already, please mark your calendars for October 14, and reserve your seat in advance by clicking HERE. I'll look forward to seeing you there. It's going to be a great night.
Pleased to be featured on CSuiteMusic http://www.csuitemusic.com/artist-you-should-know--deborah-crooks.html!
...and, you can hear the song "Beauty Everywhere" on the Women of Substance Radio New Music Show all week at 5 PM ET (2 PM PT). Listen at http://www.womenofsubstanceradio.com.
Bay Station's Go Out and Make Some CD got a great review by John Apice in No Depression. Choice words include:
"Crooks’ is simply too original to be a singer who will be known as someone who sings like…like no one. She changes gears seamlessly and in regards to Lucinda, Deborah may have a wider pallet of styles than even Lucinda."
"This band admirably reflects the wealth of music explored by Hot Tuna, they have that James Gang (Joe Walsh) metabolism, that Grateful Dead / Jerry Garcia Band (with Donna Jean Godchaux) homegrown classicism, and that ability to strike just the right chord with everyone in an appreciative audience."
You can read the full review HERE
You can listen to the title track and pre-order Beauty Everywhere by clicking here: Bandcamp.
Hello there, Two of the main things my dad gave me were an avid interest in the news, and a love of the natural world. A veteran of WWII who felt immense pride in his vet status, he passed away 15 years ago, and I can only imagine him shaking his head with dismay, as I've been doing, at the events that have been filling the media. So as much as I've been staying current, I've made a practice of looking for beauty to stay hopeful, that is, taking lots of walks on the beach and in open space, noting the tides and drawing up bird lists, gleaning inspiration from other creatives, and charting how much sheer beauty surrounds me, surrounds us all. It's what led to writing "Beauty Everywhere," the title track to my newest recording. Recorded earlier this year at Tiny Telephone with Art Khu (piano, organ, electric guitar), Mike Stevens (drums), Ben Bernstein (bass) and Kwame Copeland (acoustic guitar, backing vocals), I'm really pleased with how it sounds and am excited to share it with you!! I'll be releasing Beauty Everywhere in October, celebrating the record with a live show with all the players on the recording, at The Back Room in Berkeley on October 14, 2016. Please mark your calendars now and tell your friends! In the meantime, you can pre-order Beauty Everywhere and download "Beauty Everywhere" and "Record of a Day." Keep reading for all the details! xo, Deborah