Deborah Crooks



8/26 Inside Lands at The Open Matt Sailing Adventure continued...


Our Inside Lands House Concerts adventure continues! Follow along and then join us August 26 at The OPEN MATT. Tickets in advance via Ticketleap:


"Wishing Tree" a 2017 Global Peace Song Awards Finalist


"Wishing Tree" is a finalist in the 2017 Global Peace Song Awards. Help it win by liking this post on the 2017 Global Peace Song Awards Finalists page HERE:
Many thanks!



Video: Inside Lands Sets Sail!


The talent for the next Inside Lands show has set sail for The Open Matt! Will the musical crew cross the Bay waters in time? How many songs might they write en route to the venue? Follow their nautical adventure and then meet The Welcome Matt, Yours Truly, Michele and Deborah Crooks in Oakland, August 26, 2017 at 7pm. Doors at 7:00 pm. Music at 7:30 pm. Seating is limited, please RSVP to or reserve your seat in advance via Ticketleap:

"Be Kind" on WOS Radio...again!



Song Awards and Mentions


In the good news department, I received an honorable mention in American Songwriter Magazine's -Sept/Oct 2017 Lyric Contest for a song I wrote in Idaho in May: "Let the River Do the Running" !!  and"Wishing Tree" is a finalist in the Global Peace Song Awards, Folk category. 


Inside Lands Show: August 26 at The Open Matt in Oakland


Summer of Love Music benefit for Southern Poverty Law July 23


Please join me at The Backyard Summer of Love Music benefit for the Southern Poverty Law Center in Berkeley on July 23, 2017, 4-6pm This fun outdoor music event features music by Maggie Forti, Irene Sazer, myself, Steve Waters, and Andrea Prichett. Presented by Carleton St. Studios, all proceeds going to SPLC, an organization that works tirelessly to fight hate, teach tolerance and seek justice. 

Backyard Summer of Love Music benefit for the Southern Poverty Law Center
Sunday, July 23, 2017 4-6pm $25
RSVP, more info, email:
Bring a blanket, BYOB (though beer will be sold), and bask in the music while helping us raise money for SPLC.



Hello July: Records, recording, videos ...

Having started June at a songwriting residency in the Idaho mountains, I was a bit off the back concerning actual dates until last week...and now it's July! Jeepers. This month finds me mostly working behind the scenes, tinkering with a batch of new songs, and in the studio with Bay Station (finishing the recording we began in Joshua Tree in prep for a fall release) well as sitting on the docks of bays enjoying island life.;) We're also playing a few gigs around and about. Will I see you in SF or Fremont? Hope so! Wishing you well in the meantime. xo Deborah

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...three-dot songwriting: June recap

...A couple days after returning from Idaho, we headed to Georgia for a couple Bay Station dates. It's always fun to play in a very different part of the country, plus we managed some sightseeing (hello The Allman Brothers Band Museum and Daytona Beach)...a week or so later, the summer solstice found me hosting another soulful songwriter showcase — c/o Aireene Espiritu, Paige Clem and Claudia Russell —at The Octopus Literary Salon. (I'll be doing two more such songwriter features there this year, in September and December)...closting out June, Bay Station got back into trio formation to play poolside at Alameda's Summer Sailstice before helping The Monkey House celebrate its 5th anniversary.... Then it was  back to work with Bay Station on our Desert Songs project...many thanks, as always, to those who came to the shows! Looking forward to more. -DC




"Record of a Day" (Pint of Soul Video)

"Record of a Day" by Deborah Crooks
Back in  January, I spent an afternoon shooting a couple videos with  Pint of Soul at Amado's in San Francisco. This live version of"Record of a Day" (from the Beauty Everywhere CD)  features Art Khu on piano, Kwame Copeland on guitar, and Kim Xuan Nguyen on bass. Enjoy!

Octopus Songwriter Showcase at The Octopus Literary Salon - June 21


Nothing like hopscotching across the country over the past couple weeks to appreciate the Bay Area and all it's amazingness that much more. I love travel and I love the return ...and I love love love that I'm sharing a show with three FABULOUS SF Bay-based songwriters - Aireene Espiritu, Claudia Russel and Paige Clem- next Wednesday June 21 at The Octopus Literary Salon in Oakland. These women are all on fire creatively (and there will likely be a special guest or two sitting in). Mark your calendars and join us.