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Where to Find Beauty

 

 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.

'Beauty Everywhere Record Release'
'Beauty Everywhere by @[51138611676:274:Deborah Crooks] https://deborahcrooks.bandcamp.com'
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The Beauty Solution

 

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. :)
bit.ly/BEhereDC

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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.

Love and gratitude, Deborah

 

Hot off the press - Beauty Everywhere CDs

 

Hot off the press! My new recording "Beauty Everywhere" - available everywhere on 10/18 but I'll have these on hand a few days earlier at, Friday, October 14 and the record release show at The Back Room.

Beauty Everywhere on WOSRadio and CSuiteMusic

 

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 reviewed in No Depression

 

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."

 and

"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

Interview with Middle Tennessee Music about Beauty Everywhere

 

Middle Tennessee Music Blog interviewed me about Beauty Everywhere! Find it here: http://www.midtnmusic.com/deborah-crooks-interview/

 

Big Red Sun at Twang Sunday

 

Very fun afternoon joining the amazing Maurice Tani and his fabulous Twang Sunday Calvacade of All-Stars at Thee Parkside for a couple songs. A great afternoon of music and music community. Here's a snippet:  

Beauty Everywhere Instagram Challenge

 

What do you find beautiful? Tag your photos #instagramchallenge and #BEhereDC now through October 18 (the release date of Beauty Everywhere) and I'll post the best ones and send you a download of the title track "Beauty Everywhere."
You can listen to the title track and pre-order Beauty Everywhere by clicking here:  Bandcamp.


 

August Beauty & Shine: pre-order Beauty Everywhere

 

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

Pre-order Beauty Everywhere by clicking the Bandcamp player (below). Optionally, you can pre-order the 7-song EP via Paypal and I'll send you a download code.    

 

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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! 

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