Hot Water Sessions begin this week in Niles, San Francisco, Suisun City, Novato and Alameda

 

Jump in! The Hot Water Sessions — aka a Bay Area run of shows in intimate, acoustic listening rooms I'm doing with Aireene Espiritu and Yours Truly, Michele — start this Wednesday in Niles at the Mudpuddle, before venturing to SF, Suisun City, Novato and Alameda. Join us at one or more of these great venues:

            May 17  Muddpuddle Shop, Fremont, CA  7pm Hot Water Sessions 2017 — Soak in the Sounds of Sultry Americana — Kick-off Party with Aireene Espiritu, Deborah Crooks, and Yours Truly, Michele

            RSVP/More info:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1860826930831504/

            May 18   The Lost Church, San Francisco, CA 7:30pm Hot Water Sessions/#FolkFightsBack Benefit Tickets http://www.ticketfly.com/event/1459109?utm_medium=459899

            May 19   Barkissimo, A Floating Oasis, Suisun City, CA, 7pm  Hot Water Sessions;  More info/to RSVP boatysattva@gmail.com

            May 20  Hopmonk Tavern, Novato, CA 1pm in the Beer Garden

            May 21 Tiny House Concert, Alameda  6pm Hot Water Sessions 2017 — Soak in the Sounds of Sultry Americana - closing partyRSVP baystationband @ gmail.com

Facebook invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/422569208106322/

 

"Found" on WOS Radio

 

#Podcast Episode 616 of Women of Substance Radio features Music By Deborah Crooks Nicolette Aubourg Music Amanda West Jan Seides Susan Horowitz Renee Rojanaro Canary Burton Linda Newlin Mary Segato - Songs Judy Coder - Musician Ruth Gregor Greenrose Faire. Listen in:

 

May Music: By the Bay, On the Mountain and in the Water

 

I'm just on my way home from a happy-making nine days of yoga, music and road-tripping through California. I'd want this trip to continue if I wasn't so excited about the "Hot Water Sessions" upcoming this month with Aireene Espiritu and Yours Truly, Michele ! Do you have a ticket to one of the shows yet? We're playing a sweet run of special venues in Niles, San Francisco, Suisun City and Alameda. From former churches to yachts, beer gardens to house concerts, ther is something for everyone.Join us at one show or all!:

Wednesday, May 17
Hot Water Sessions 2017 Kick-Off Party at
The Mudpuddle Shop
Donations welcomed. Limited seating, RSVP https://www.facebook.com/events/1860826930831504/
 
Thursday, May 18
Hot Water Sessions @
$10 advance/ $15 day of show. Advance tickets recommended: http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1459109
 
Friday, May 19
Hot Water Sessions @
$20  RSVP to boatysattva@gmail.com
Barkissimo is located in the heart of downtown Suisun City, across the grand plaza from Main Street. Bring a home made dish to share with the community.
 
Saturday, May 20
Hot Water Sessions @
Donations welcomed. In the beer garden.
 
Sunday, May 21
Hot Water Sessions @
A Private House Concert 
ALAMEDA, CA
$20. Limited seating,  RSVP to baystationband@gmail.com

Bay Station

Bay Station had a GREAT time in Joshua Tree recording a batch of new material. We're aiming to have the project listener-ready by late fall. In the meantime, look for us live around the Bay Area:

May 12, 2017 The Fireside Lounge, 1453 Webster St, Alameda, CA 94501 8pm Full band show with The California Sons.

Follow Bay Station on Facebook and Instagram.

 
 

Announcing the Hot Water Sessions! Aireene Espiritu, Deborah Crooks and Yours Truly, Michele

 
Poster design by "Nemo"
I'm getting excited about the "Hot Water Sessions" I'm doing with the wonderful Aireene Espiritu and Yours Truly, Michele in May! Join us in several of our favorite venues in Niles, San Francisco, Suisun City and/or Alameda:
 
Hot Water Sessions 2017 Kick-Off Party at
The Mudpuddle Shop
Donations welcomed. Limited seating, RSVP https://www.facebook.com/events/1860826930831504/
 
 
Hot Water Sessions @
 
Hot Water Sessions @
$20  RSVP to boatysattva@gmail.com
Barkissimo is located in the heart of downtown Suisun City, across the grand plaza from Main Street. Bring a home made dish to share with the community.
 
Hot Water Sessions @
Donations welcomed. In the beer garden.
 
Hot Water Sessions @
A Private House Concert 
ALAMEDA, CA
$20. Limited seating,  RSVP to baystationband@gmail.com
 
More about the artists: 
 
Aireene Espiritu 
"Folk singer-songwriter Aireene Espiritu works in the elemental substance of vernacular American music with an uncanny ease. Whether blues, hillbilly, soul, folk or R&B...[she] demonstrates masterly command of each."- Jonny Whiteside, Los Angeles Times
 
Deborah Crooks
"California songwriter Deborah 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 [Williams], Deborah may have a wider pallet of styles than even Lucinda." - John Apice, No Depression 
 
Yours Truly, Michele http://michelekappelstone.com/
"She’s a celebration. No matter your mood, you’ll walk away with a smile. It’s cheaper than therapy." Tony DuShane, San Francisco Chronicle
With a sound infused with 60s pop, shadowy torch songs, and touched by by Americana Roots-Rock, it is truly Michele Kappel’s own brand of music.
 

April Music Action

 

The heavy winter rains have yielded beautiful flowers and green hills in California, and I'm taking those visual cues to stay positive. April finds me mostly playing with Bay Station Band, before I pivot back to DC shows in May. Hope to see you out there! xo, Deborah

 

"Be Kind" on WOS Radio

 

Pleased to have a song I did with Bay Station Band "Be Kind" included on Women of Substance Radio & Podcast Episode 597 "Music with a Message" along with Sandi Gregory-Olbrich Takeyce - Ti Deborah DeDe Wedekind Elle Crossley Lisa Jane Lipkin Linda Kosut Debra Hadraba Heather Wilson Carmella Gitanjali Baynie Jane Ross Fallon Lily Kiara Erin Bentley and Sandy Rapp

 

 

Octopus Songwriter Showcase at The Octopus Literary Salon

 
 

2017 Series poster by Nemo-Unstoppable Creative https://www.unstoppablecreativeforces.com

 

March (and march some more): Octopus Songwriter Series, Tributes and Wishes

 

I've had that thought a lot lately: When is the next march? Meanwhile...part of my staying active continues to be engaging with my creative comrades. Thus this month, I'm playing a tribute show, a songwriter showcase and several Bay Station band gigs. New songs are taking flight, and 2017 is promising yet more music, including a tour with two of my favorite musical pals and another Bay Station recording. More on that next month. In the meantime, I'd love to see you in March. xo Deborah

March 15, 2017 at 7pm.  March features three great artists: Bob Hillman, Peter Whitehead and Maggie Forti. Don't miss it! The entry ($5-10 suggested) is a steal, plus the Octopus is cozy, has delicious and nutritious food and drink.
 

Watch "Wishing Tree" video!

 
Announcing the release of the video for one of my newest songs,"Wishing Tree!" I wrote "Wishing Tree" after coming upon several such trees in the Bay Area (like this one in Port Costa, left). 
"A wish tree is an individual tree, usually distinguished by species, position or appearance, which is used as an object of wishes and offerings. Such trees are identified as possessing a special religious or spiritual value. By tradition, believers make votive offerings in order to gain from that nature spirit, saint or goddess fulfillment of a wish." 
"Wishing Tree" is part autobiography and part wish for everyone to breakthrough oppression, be happy and free.
 Shot by Pint of Soul at Amado's in San Francisco in January, the song features Art Khu on piano, Kwame Copeland on dobro, and Kim Xuan Nguyen on bass. Let me know what you think, and please share!
 
 

Birthday Show Thank You

 

Thanks friends and band mates for coming out to The Lost Church on Friday, along with fellow birth-month pal Michael McNevin, to celebrate our birthdays, play and ...wiggle! Always so great to play with this group of musicians.