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August: Amado's Benefit, Porch Concerts and More SIP the Bay 

SIP 2020 continues to be surreal and at times scary and I'm grateful to be in a good place with opportunity to continue creating. This month sees another All Around Music Showcase appearance (8/15), a benefit live stream for Amados' & the Riptide (Aug 21) and more SIPing the Bay (early September). And the porch concerts continue albeit our porch experience has been upgraded considerably due to our generous neighbors who have opened up their space for the weekly performance. More information on all as I have…

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Porch Concerts Continue: Friday July 24 6-7pm 

Porch concerts continue! I’ll be swapping songs with my pal Yours Truly, Michele on Friday, July 24, 6-7pm PDT, as part of the Alameda Porch Concerts with safe physical distancing. We’ll be playing a mix of folk, Americana, torch & twang originals and covers. Mask-wearing locals can ride or stroll by to listen. Live-streaming at Facebook.com/DeborahCrooksMusic 
Tip jar: Venmo @Deborah-Crooks-1 
 

Watch NEW Video "The Other Side" 

The time I've been spending on the water led me to complete the video for "The Other Side," a song from The Department of the West, in which the San Francisco Bay Area takes a starring role. Take a look and listen at the link in bio: 
About “The Other Side”: 
A few years ago, I learned that a dear friend, someone I'd been close to when I first returned to California, had passed. I was stunned, sent back to that lonely year when I didn't feel decisive or clear about most anything and a distant loved one had…

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And that's a wrap! Bay Station's SIP the Bay finale in Alameda 

Four nights, four shows, more than two dozen artists, music, sailing. We are immensely grateful to all the great artists who came aboard from their respective shelters during this crazy time.  Night four of SIP the Bay took us to our home port in Alameda. Check out this great party of island musicians: Steve Waters, Andrew Griffin, Dawn Ellerbek, Joan Wilson Rueter, Tania Johnson, Larrie Noble, Bay Station and honorary Alamedan, Michael McNevin:

 

If you didn't watch the shows live, you can still see them…

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SIP the BAY SF and onto Alameda 

It's been a fun full weekend of Bay Station's SIP the Bay Virtual Mini Music Fest. I took a solo turn at the SF spot. If you missed night #3's live stream, it’s not too late to catch the show HERE:

 


Today we head home, docking in Alameda, for a final show of this run. Another great lineup with Steve Waters, Tania Johnson, Dawn Ellerbeck-Roorda, Joan Wilson Rueter (Penny Opry) Michael McNevin, Larrie Noble Sr. Music, and Andrew Griffin (Felsen): We'll be streaming Sunday July 5 at 7pm PDT. Watch that show H

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Join us for SIP the Bay Virtual Mini Music Fest July 2-5 

Welcome to SIP the Bay Mini Music Fest, a virtual version of Bay Station's annual Love the Bay Music & Sailing tour around the San Francisco Bay! A series of live streams on Youtube and Facebook) featuring pre-recorded performances by Bay Area songwriters representing some of our usual ports of call.

A tip jar will be available throughout with half of any proceeds we receive to be donated to the NAACP  and The Color of Change.You are also welcome to tip artists individually. 
Stream schedule & artist…

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About Love the Bay 

In advance of our first SIP the Bay Virtual Music Fest we share a little more about our project

Join me at QuaranPalooza #2 Saturday June 27 

The QuaranPalooza livestream in May turned into a sweet online gathering of musicians and listeners from near and far, and the organizers have decided to keep it going. I'll be playing another short set of my songs at the second iteration of this music showcase/mini-festival featuring myself, Cello Joe, Nate Lopez, Dawn Ellerbeck-Roorda, Lisa Graciano, John Rybak, Az Samad, Genie Love and Szygy on June 27. Grab tickets HERE

Watch NEW Love the Bay Quarantine Edition 

We set sail amid the shelter in place to talk about life during quarantine, our respective approaches to songwriting and safe-physical distance porch concerts. Featuring Bay Station's "Enough," "Look But Don't Touch," "Covid-19 Self-Quarantine Blues," Kwame's "Circle" and my "List of Birds." Bay Station hosts songwriter interviews and sessions aboard their folk boat, Espresso.  Become a patron of the project HERE.