Deborah Crooks: News/Journal
May 13 @ Osteria: KC Turner Presents Acoustic Bistro - April 14, 2013
May 13 @ Osteria KC Turner Presents Acoustic Bistro - 7pm-10pmKC Turner Presents Acoustic Bistro
3277 Sacramento St
San Francisco, CA
To guarantee seating make a reservation by calling (415) 771-5030
No Cover/All Ages
Andrew St James
Madame Guitar Straps - April 12, 2013
Pretty, huh? I'm so happy to have found out about Madame Guitar Straps. Really pretty line of guitar straps coming out of Austin.
Back in the studio, what's next - April 11, 2013
I hope you’ve been enjoying the new songs from the upcoming "Little Bird" CD. They’ve been getting a bit of airplay in CA and WA as well as online and I’m happy to be getting positive responses to the work. Yay! Meanwhile, recording of the final four songs of this project, now called “Little Bird” commenced yesterday, and we are expecting to complete them in May. I expect to be pressing actual, physical discs in June. Stay tuned!
In the meantime, if you want to hear live versions of the new tunes, and will be in CA in April/May, please come to one of these shows
- April 30 Songwriter Serenade at Matt Denny’s Ale House, Arcadia, CA 7pm
- May 13, KC Turner Acoustic Bistro Osteria, San Francisco, CA 7pm http://www.osteriasf.com/
New song: Little League - April 1, 2013
A baseball-related tune for opening day, from the new CD "Little Bird"
Operation Shanti Video: Helping those in need in India - March 26, 2013
I contributed music to this video detailing Operation Shanti's work in Mysore, India, to help those living in poverty. OS continues to add programs: Check out their site and lend a hand if you can. http://www.operationshanti.org/
New tune: Looking Down the Road - February 9, 2013
After many months of recording and mixing, I'm pleased share the song "Looking Down the Road" from my soon-to-be-released CD "Little Bird." It's been great fun to work with Producer Art Khu on this latest collection. Let me know what you think and follow the links below if you'd like to pre-order a copy. Enjoy, Deborah Crooks
SoundCloud to "Looking Down the Road"
Off the Grid-Larkspur - January 29, 2013
Happy New Year! Let's make it great... - January 2, 2013
Happy New Year!
A sincere thank you for being a part of my 2012! A lot certainly happens in 12 months and I hope you're looking forward to an abundant and expansive next round as much as I am. I am busy playing and booking shows for the year ahead while work on the new recordings continue. Very soon, I'll have some songs to share with you. In the meantime, if you'd like to book me to play or have any requests for venues you'd like to see me play in 2013, please drop me a line. January starts with a couple of private events and benefits as well a gig at Off The Grid- Larkspur. I look forward to seeing you soon. xo, Deborah
"...a more diverse take on Americana with a distinctly female tone, and quite charming." — East Bay Express
Named to Music Connection magazine’s 2012′s HOT 100 Live Unsigned Artists & Bands
"Deborah Crooks makes the case for a return to the roots of rock"- Consequence of Sound
Tonight, 12/28, in Berkeley - December 28, 2012
Just added! I'm playing tonight, Friday, Dec 28, at The WestSide Cafe, a friendly neighborhood cafe in West Berkeley. Please join us!
Deborah Crooks @ WestSide Cafe 7pm-9pm
Berkeley California 94710
Happy Holidays! - December 25, 2012
Free sampler at NoiseTrade.com/DeborahCrooks
Sat 12/8 @ Plough & Stars - December 6, 2012
Music Connection Magazine's 2012′s HOT 100 Live Unsigned Artists & Bands - November 30, 2012
I was so happy to find I'm included in Music Connection Magazine's 2012′s HOT 100 Live Unsigned Artists & Bands. Thank you Music Connection!:
"MC’s annual, eagerly awaited Hot 100 list spotlights the live performers who made us sit up and take notice in 2012. Those involved in determining the results of this year’s poll included not only Music Connection staff members, but freelance journalists, club bookers and other industry professionals from across the US....read more
Moving, recording, resurfacing - November 20, 2012
Hello and Happy Thanksgiving!
I'm feeling extra grateful as I just moved into a new place. The past month has entailed much home dealings and not so much performance but I'll be getting back to it later this month with a feature spot at Steve Witt's Open Mic at High Street Station in Alameda, Thursday, November 29. If you're in the Bay Area. Amid that I HAVE been recording and getting closer to having some ear-ready tunes SOON. Extra special thanks to those who contributed to my IndieGoGo campaign (you'll be hearing from me very soon). Have a great week. xo, D
Notes from a busy week - November 8, 2012
A few days before the election, the new Deborah Slater Dance Theater production "Private Life Studies," on which I'm a writer, debuted at Counterpulse Theater. After months of work it was very pleasing to see the show come together...and beautifully so. I'm looking forward to seeing more stagings of this piece in the coming year. In the meantime, photographer Pak Han took some amazing photos to give you an idea of the action.
November Music (& Writing) News - November 1, 2012
Greetings! I hope this finds you warm, dry and gearing up for a month full of thanksgiving. It's been a very full year and I'm appreciating this month is seeing the fruition of several projects, some this weekend!
I did a lot of writing this year, not all music related, and one of the projects I worked on was a new evening length work by Deborah Slater Dance Theater. 'Private Life Stories'explores both the classic text 'The Art of War' and the everyday art of relationship. Initially inspired by the life of a dancer who was also a soldier, it features Slater's choreography with my prose and music by composer & neuroscientist Bruno Louchouarn.
Private Life Stories will be performed Nov 2, 3 & 4th 2012 @CounterPULSE, 1310 Mission Street, San Francisco, CaliforniaGet your tickets here: Eventbrite I'll be there opening night, this Friday!
The following evening, I'll be playing a set of my tunes as part of an evening of Americana and Blues music at Brainwash with Alex Walsh and Kwame Copeland. We'll all be doing our own sets and playing together. Guitars, harmonicas, percussion, some harmony...sounds good to me. Show starts at 8pm
A night of Americana & Blues, Saturday, Nov 3, 2012
Brainwash Cafe, 1122 Folsom
San Francisco California 94103
Still time to Support the New Recording!
Big thanks to those of you who donated to my new recording! There's still time to support getting the latest batch of songs out into the world via IndieGoGo! Sponsors receive the completed work first and are eligible for other benefits. Plus I've added some new perks including a $9 3-pack. No amount is too small to give and all goes to the completion of a new CD to be released early 2013. Make a donation now: www.indiegogo.com/DeborahCrooksCD
Far-West Folk Alliance - October 15, 2012
Autumn Lights Festival - October 8, 2012
A special evening in the Gardens at Lake Merritt in Oakland next Saturday, Oct. 13.
The Gardens grounds will be filled with lanterns, carved and lit gourds and illuminated sculptures, all created by local Bay Area artists. And there will be live music by a number of acts (including myself), as well as wine and delicacies from some of the East Bay's best food trucks.
Proceeds will benefit the Gardens at Lake Merritt, and its stewardship and educational programs.
Tickets available online at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/277296
Help me finish my new project - October 3, 2012
I'm partway through recording my latest release and am asking your help in taking it to completion. Make a donation and you'll be the first to receive the new tunes as well as special perks and benefits. The songs I'm currently recording were written over the last three years of playing, writing, performing and traveling (including two several-month-long forays to India to study yoga and Carnatic voice). Exploring faith, relationship, lineage and legacy, I'm enthused both for the project's lyrical content and the chance it's giving me to fill in my Americana palette that much more: I'm working with noted jazz artist and composer Art Khu — whose played on previous recordings — in the producer chair.
I'm halfway there....but your donations are crucial to covering the next half of my basic recording. Please take a look and listen to see how to help me finish my project. Many thanks! Deborah
October Music: East Bay Harvest Sat. 10/6 - October 2, 2012
October music performance life kicks in with a two-gig day in the East Bay on Saturday, October 6th, 2012
First up, I'm playing the Alameda music party that is the High Street Station Harvest Festival.
High Street Station Harvest Festival - 1-6pm
Alameda California 94501
Uni 415 3557888
Part of a full afternoon of music (&BBQ) at High Street Station in celebration of the season. Come hear Alameda artists Steve Witt, Deborah Crooks, The Sheets, Bad Ass Boots and more. I play with the band at 2-3:15pm
Then I go North to play a set at
Ale Industries "First Saturdays" Artist Market - 6-9pm
Concord California 94518 Part of a full evening Live, Local, and Independent ART, MUSIC, AND FRESH CRAFT BEER from 6pm - 9pm! Local Concord favorite Taqueria la Soledad will be serviing delicious Mexican food as well.
Part of a full evening of Live, Local and Independent Art, Music and Craft Beer. Americana / Folk / Outlaw Country musician friends PETE AHONEN and ANDREW GIBSON invited me along to play a set.
100,000 Poets & Musicians for Change - September 20, 2012
Saturday, September 29th, 2012 Bazaar Cafe 100 Thousand Musicians for Change Day - 7pm
San Francisco California 94114