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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.

Watch NEW Video "A Garden" 

I started to write this song, which gets at how fear and shame and learned oppressions can keep us down, forgetful of our true selves and separate from the people we love, nearly a decade ago, as I was about to take off to India for several months. Last year, when I was in the studio finishing up recording basics for The Department of the West, bassist Kevin White wondered if I had an 11th song. I went home and found an older version of what would be "A Garden," revised it, and took it to the studio the…

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Livestreams: Join me at QuaranPalooza is Saturday! 

Seven musicians, guitars, cellos, loops, original songs and  livestreamable from anywhere - join me at QuaranPalooza this  Saturday 5/30 4-7pm PDT!

Get a ticket here: https://quaranpalooza.eventbrite.com/