February Music: Monkeys & Mud

Perhaps it was the added chicory in the coffee, or all those great artists we heard and connected with at Folk Alliance, but I came home from New Orleans doubly fired up for live music and general music-making. I'm happy to report the next couple months are full of creative possibility, including several collaborative shows and a residency. First up is a special show this Sunday at The Monkey House, where I’ll be co-hosting/playing the Bay Station Love the Bay Retrospective screening and performance In 2019, Kwame Copeland and I released a dozen music and sailing episodes as part of our Love the Bay video series. We're already in production for a 2020 round of videos (and also completed 30+ 'pop-up' LTB vidios as part of our January FAI showcase), but first, we'll take a look back at our 2019 efforts. Join us and many of our great featured artists! 

LOVE the BAY 2019 Retrospective 
SUNDAY FEBRUARY 9, 2020 
THE MONKEY HOUSE 
1638 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94703 
Doors 6:30pm; Show at 7pm. $10-20 at door. BYOB. 
With performances by Aireene Espiritu, Bay Station, Bob Hillman, The Keller Sisters, Maurice Tani, Peter Whitehead, Yours Truly, Michele and Ira Marlowe! Reserve a seat:monkeyhouse.seats@gmail.com.

I'm happy to say The Department of the West has been getting support from community radio. Thank you WERU, KDRT, WCNI, She Wolf Radio, KUBU, Blues & Roots Radio and KGLP for playing the songs of late. 
What The Rocking Magpie wrote about The Department of the West: 

"There’s an effortless finesse to the way these songs are constructed ... what Americana music is all about for me; imaginative, cinematic, informative and last but not least … entertaining. 

 

 "My New Sweet" live at The Make-Out Room

 

Upcoming Events 

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2020 
LOVE the BAY 2019 Retrospective 
THE MONKEY HOUSE 
1638 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94703 
Doors 6:30pm; Show at 7pm. $10-20 at door. BYOB. 
With performances by Aireene Espiritu, Bay Station, Bob Hillman, The Keller Sisters, Maurice Tani, Peter Whitehead, Yours Truly, Michele and Ira Marlowe. 
Reserve a seat:monkeyhouse.seats@gmail.com. 

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2020 
Deborah Crooks/Danny Allen 
MUDPUDDLE MUSIC SHOP 
37433 Niles Blvd Fremont CA 
4pm-7pm;  Walk up $20. 
Join me and Department of the West co-producer Danny Allen and Mudpuddle maestro Michael McNevin at the at Mudpuddle Shop . ‘Get muddy!’ As Mike would say. We'll rotate short sets; jam follows. RSVP info@michaelmcnevin.com 

THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 200 
Alison Harris/Deborah Crooks 
THE LOST CHURCH - SANTA ROSA 
427 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa 95401 
$15 adv/$20 day of show 
I'm excited to play at the new Lost Church with the excellent Alison Harrison. Advance tickets HERE

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