February Newsletter: Folk Unlocked and more

My work has truly come to embody the term 'cottage industry' this year. As we stay close to home and at a distance, our bungalow continues to be the site of music making, yoga instruction, video production and 'zine creation. Island walks (post-storm view pictured below) and keeping the bird feeder full are filling in the time between. Read on for details!

MUSIC 

Livestream 

This year's Folk Alliance International conference will be virtual. As such I'll be doing two streaming showcases for Folk Unlocked on YouTube—one of my material, one of Bay Station's— and you too can watch!  Live from home. Join us in the stream Tuesday, February 23, 2021 6:30pm PT/8:30pm CT -Click HERE for a reminder - and Thursday, February 25, 2021 for a set of Bay Station tunes 6:30pm PT/8:30pm CT HERE

Recording 

Bay Station is this close to completing a new 6-song EP called Beyond the Safe and Sound. We're looking at a mid-March release date (right around the time we expect to resume our porch shows). Kwame and I have also been recording songs I've written of late and tunes from my musical-in-progress. 

Radio 

While playing out is still both memory and future (esp. now that the #SaveOurStages act recently passed, yay!), I'm pleased to find songs from The Department of the West continuing to be broadcast via the radio airwaves, including from stations in Alaska, New York, Massachusetts, Arkansas and Scotland this past week. Thanks to all the DJs, music lovers and musicians for keeping the flame alive! 

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