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Shiny Red Nose - Happy Holidays from KCDC!

 

 

Post-holiday shows

 

Amidst wrapping presents and putting up lights, I'm prepping for a couple of shows this post-Christmas weekend. I'll be performing as a duo Friday night in SF and a trio (possibly more) Saturday afternoon in Pacifica. We'd love to see you at one or both!

Friday, December 26th, 2014
Giordano Bros.
 Spirit Vibrations & Bay Roots Booking Present Deborah Crooks - 9pm
303 Columbus Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94133

Saturday, December 27th, 2014
Surf Spot
Deborah Crooks live in Pacifica - 1pm
4627 Pacific Coast Highway,
Pacifica, CA 945044
 

 

Friday, December 26th, 2014

Giordano Bros.
DEC 26 Spirit Vibrations & Bay Roots Booking Present Deborah Crooks - 9pm
303 Columbus Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94133
415-397-BROS

Saturday, December 27th, 2014

Surf Spot
Deborah Crooks live in Pacifica - 1pm
4627 Pacific Coast Highway,
Pacifica, CA 945044
- See more at: http://deborahcrooks.com/shows#sthash.o3gfJ2At.dpuf

Friday, December 26th, 2014

Giordano Bros.
DEC 26 Spirit Vibrations & Bay Roots Booking Present Deborah Crooks - 9pm
303 Columbus Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94133
415-397-BROS

Saturday, December 27th, 2014

Surf Spot
Deborah Crooks live in Pacifica - 1pm
4627 Pacific Coast Highway,
Pacifica, CA 945044
- See more at: http://deborahcrooks.com/shows#sthash.o3gfJ2At.dpuf

Friday, December 26th, 2014

Giordano Bros.
DEC 26 Spirit Vibrations & Bay Roots Booking Present Deborah Crooks - 9pm
303 Columbus Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94133
415-397-BROS

Saturday, December 27th, 2014

Surf Spot
Deborah Crooks live in Pacifica - 1pm
4627 Pacific Coast Highway,
Pacifica, CA 945044
- See more at: http://deborahcrooks.com/shows#sthash.o3gfJ2At.dpuf
 

Ho-Ho

 

 A little Christmas time video we made last year (transmogrifying "OH OH" from the KCDC CD "Your Own Reaction")

 

Year-end thanks + dance theater

 

As I write this, I'm feeling so grateful that I've been able to pursue my muse in a variety of ways this past year, and especially to everyone — friends, family, radio hosts, music venues, music lovers and listeners — who've given me a stage or platform to keep going.  There have been many shows and projects I've been privileged to work on this year: from live shows and recording projects to dance theater productions (See more about that below) Hopefully I'll see you at a show or event soon! ;) In the meantime, warm wishes for a happy holiday and great new year. Love, Deborah

My words are providing most of the text for the latest Deborah Slater Dance Theater piece,'Private Life,' which premieres at ODC Theater,  December 11-14, 2014.
'Private Life' explores the unique bonds, loyalties and rifts born of the contradictions of the military experience set on a human scale. Private life — military and civilian — implies an intimacy based on the sharing of exclusive knowledge, experience and shared codes of conduct.  How do our private beliefs about morality, honor, etc. lead us to conduct ourselves, and how does this conduct steer us toward or away from one another?

DSDT's 'Private Life' at ODC Theater, 3153 17th Street SF CA 94110
December 11-14, 2014
8 pm shows Thursday - Saturday, 2 pm show on Sunday

 

 

Thank you!

 

KCDC had a great time playing Saturday in Alameda. We're heading back into the studio in December. Stay tuned for more news!

 

KCDC Rides Again: Full-band show in Alameda 11/22

 
KCDC plays High Street Station Cafe in Alameda this November.

KCDC in Alameda! FULL band Saturday, NOVEMBER 22, 2014, - 7:00pm-10pm

 1303 High St Alameda, CA 94501 USA
  Michael Valentine opens. Call to make a dinner reservation: 415 355-7888 Price: $10
http://kcdcmusic.tumblr.com/

“That the two musicians can create excellent songs is [not only] proved in abundance through songs like the ballads “Jesus And The Jed,” “Gone Missing,” “Oh Oh” and “Love Some More,” but also by the uptempo charged and handsome guitar riffs on songs such as “Put Away the Year,” “Sweep Out the Dust,” “What To Say (Come Here)” and the album title track “Your Own Reaction.” …we’d love to hear more quality music from this duo on record.” — Rootstime

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

High Street Station
KCDC in Alameda! - 7:30pm
1303 High St
Alameda, CA 94501
USA
415 3557888
Price: $10
- See more at: http://deborahcrooks.com/shows/#sthash.7UeogBvD.dpuf

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

High Street Station
KCDC in Alameda! - 7:30pm
1303 High St
Alameda, CA 94501
USA
415 3557888
Price: $10
KCDC, the band, makes it debut performance in Alameda!
- See more at: http://deborahcrooks.com/shows/#sthash.7UeogBvD.dpuf

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

High Street Station
KCDC in Alameda! - 7:30pm
1303 High St
Alameda, CA 94501
USA
415 3557888
Price: $10
- See more at: http://deborahcrooks.com/shows/#sthash.7UeogBvD.dpuf
 

T.E.L.L. Hour @ Amnesia Nov. 1

 

Years ago, first public performances revolved around reading my words aloud, rather than singing. So it felt like a full-circle kind of moment when I was booked to appear at the Songbird Presents T.E.L.L. hour this coming weekend. I'll be reading my lyrics on Saturday, Nov 1, with a whole slew of other writer/musicians at Amnesia. It's sure to be an invigorating and thought-provoking night. Plus it's Halloween/Day of the Dead weekend in the Mission District. Ole!

San Francisco Songbird Festival presents:
Saturday, Nov 1st Early Show 6-9 pm $8-$10

6-9 pm - T.E.L.L. Hours

Featuring Viola Booth, Tyler Weiss, Deborah Crooks, Jen Burke Anderson, Bird and Boat (Featuring Travis Ortiz and MMara Ann) Hal Harry Scifres Robins, Kevin Munroe and Shaun Lamar.

7:30 - 9:30 - Jazz and Standards by Emily Anne and Heather Thiel and Friends

 

Fun @ FAR-WEST; This week on KZSU & @ The Cottonwood

 
The FAR-West Conference in Oakland turned into a song-soaked, musical fun ride. I had a great time playing PGS rooms hosted by Bohemian Highway, Maurice Tani & Jim Bruno, Kyle Alden and Amy Andrews Music, as well as the pre and post-conference events at High St. Station and Awaken Cafe, and the gig with Kate Burkart at High Street on Saturday between everything. I heard SO MANY GREAT songs and met a slew of great folks. I feel both replete and reinvigorated for more!
On that note, I went straight from FAR-West to a rehearsal with KCDC. We'll be playing LIVE this Wednesday, Oct. 23 on KZSU Stanford 90.1 FM. Tune in!
Thursday, I'm hitting the road with Kwame to play in Truckee, CA. Got friends in this fun, mountain town? Send them our way as we'll be holding down The Cottonwood from 7-10pm. The award-winning restaurant "has it all; a rich and vibrant heritage, a lively music scene, a full bar, and an adventurous menu created by the Executive Chef of 17 years, David Smith."
Deborah Crooks in Truckee @ Cottonwood Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 7pm Off Brockway Rd.(Old hwy 267) Truckee, CA 96160 (530) 587-5711

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Cottonwood

Deborah Crooks in Truckee - 7pm
Off Brockway Rd.(Old hwy 267
Truckee, CA 96160
(530) 587-5711
- See more at: http://www.deborahcrooks.com/shows/#sthash.UyYOb5vn.dpuf

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Cottonwood

Deborah Crooks in Truckee - 7pm
Off Brockway Rd.(Old hwy 267
Truckee, CA 96160
(530) 587-5711
- See more at: http://www.deborahcrooks.com/shows/#sthash.UyYOb5vn.dpuf
 

PGS Rooms & Susanne Millsaps Memorial Coffeehouse @ FAR-West

 

I'm playing a variety of PGS rooms & The Susanne Millsaps Memorial Coffeehouse at FAR-West in Oakland Oct 17-18. If you're attending please say hello! www.far-west.org

Deborah Crooks at FAR-West:
FRIDAY NIGHT - 11:30 P.M. - J. Bruno & M. Tani Showcase ROOM  511
FRIDAY NIGHT - 12PM -Bohemian Highway ROOM 524
SATURDAY AFTERNOON - 4:00 P.M. - SUSANNE MILLSAP'S MEMORIAL COFFEEHOUSE Grand Ballroom F-H
SATURDAY NIGHT -  11PM - J. Bruno & M. Tani Showcase ROOM 511
SATURDAY MIDNIGHT - Bee-Loud Glade Rm - ROOM 529 
SATURDAY (ACTUALLY SUNDAY) 12:30 A.M. -  Amy Andrews Presents ROOM 509