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Looking back, going forward  

Looking back, going forward   aka what I created/co-created in 2021 and what's brewing/continuing into the New Year. ​Music
  • Bay Station's Beyond the Safe and Sound (April 9, 2021). Six new songs co-written with Kwame and recorded at home, in porches and remote studios. 
  • Twin Lakes EP (May 21, 2021): Three new songs relfecting the events of 2020-21.  Recorded at home and via flying in parts from the rythm section. 
  • Bay Station's Love the Bay Video Series: We produced two new artist spotlight…
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Join me and New Year's Eve Quaranpalooza LiveStream 

The latest in this series of multi-performer, multi-genre livestream music festivals is a true extravaganza. QuaranPalooza NYE is number 20, with 22  performers and 9 3/4 hours of music for you. This Friday 12/31 2:30PM - 12:15AM PDT, with performers from NYC, Wisconsin, Malaysia and more from  The San Francisco Bay Area! 

Pick up a $15 ticket to join artists in The Zoom, with  25% of the ticket price going to Bay Area Cancer Connections. 

Featuring:

2:30-2:50 Ladies Rock Night 

2:55-3:15 Craig Greenberg 

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Read Bird in the Tree on Substack 

While I send out a monthly music newsletter about my upcoming gigs and new recordings, I've been doing a lot of writing these past couple of years — about living in the Bay Area during the pandemic, about the local music scene, about creative projects and process of different kinds, about learning to be a better sailor and my avian conservation volunteerism — that doesn’t all fit that category… so I've started a Substack called Bird in the Tree! I'll be sharing a new post each week and I'd love for you to…

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Department of the West Turns 2  

“To get from then to now/I don’t know how we did it….” Two years ago today — a lifetime ago and then some! — I released The Department of the West. I loved making this record with an amazing crew of musicians - Danny Allen Kevin White, Mike Stevens, Maryam Qudus, with special guest artists Heather Davison, Maurice Tani and Kwame Copeland. kevintwhitebass  While I’m looking forward to future recording projects, I’m appreciating I got this out there before #covid times.

Read the review at The Rocking Magpie

 

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Lighted Boat Parade! 

Kwame and I have talked about doing the local Lighted Boat Parade in our folk boat for years but time constraints or something else have always interfered. Last year, we ordered oodles of extra lights in preparation and they arrived the day before the event was canceled due to Covid. We did up the porch instead but we're glad the parade was on again for 2021. We started decorating earlier in the week and got it together to be on the water last night (including a live musical component). Fun! And beautiful…

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Friday Music Series at El Vaquero Winery December 3 6-9 pm 

I'll be making a solo appearance at El Vaquero Winery in Corralitos, CA, this Friday amid Michael Gaither's Friday music series at El Vaquero Winery featuring Henry Chadwick. El Vaquero is a family owned and operated winery in Corralitos that specializes in producing small lot single vineyard designate wines from Corralitos, Santa Cruz Mountains, and neighboring appellations. A beautiful spot not far from where I grew up. 

A night of live music Friday, December 3  6-9 pm 

at El Vaquero Winery 

Make a…

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November 27 Quaranpalooza Livestream Music Fest for a Cause 

 I've so enjoyed starting to play and see live music again more regularly in recent weeks. Nonetheless, there's still ample opportunity to enjoy livestreams from the comfort of home, including this Saturday, for the next QuaranPalooza Livestream Festival. This is the 19th multi-performer, multi-genre event John Rybak has produced since 2020. The latest iteration features 20 (!) different artists, including myself, Michael McNevin, Amy MacClain, Az Samad, David Gans and many more. Music starts at noon; I'm…

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Live Music in Point San Pablo Harbor, Richmond FRIDAY Nov. 19 

Point San Pablo Harbor is a once-upon whaling station along Richmond's San Pablo Bay which has more recently been transformed into a groovy hangout for those looking for a local getaway. Over the past few years, a band of creatives have installed an outdoor gallery of large sculpture, lighted paths, gardens and a goat farm(!), a community hall and restaurant. 
The restaurant, Black Star Pirate BBQ, serves up tasty plates, cocktails and generally good vibes on its sheltered back patio complete with a stage…

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