It was key to get outside this week amid avoiding smoke, watching friends and families navigate evacuations and home/community losses, and the empowering and re-stimulating groundswell of #MeToo.
Truth AND beauty, more please.
And wouldn't you know it, this week marks a year since the release of Beauty Everywhere. To celebrate I'm offering a little NoiseTrade sampler of songs from the 2016's record, plus some tracks off earlier CDs — listen, share and download HERE. I also got word that Beauty Everywhere made it onto the first-round GRAMMY® ballot for Record of the Year and Americana Album. Both are incredibly competitive fields; nonetheless, I'm pleased and grateful to keep getting to make original music and have it included in the mix.
Going forward, between the hiking and hawkwatching, writing and ruminating, I'm back in the studio with Bay Station to complete the Other Desert Cities project that we started recording in April. We're looking at a Spring 2018 release. Before that, Bay Station has a few more shows on the calendar, including a return to Smiley's in Bolinas, on November 4. As always, I'd love to see you there.
Be well, take care, much love, Deborah
We happily do a number of performances each year for the nonprofit organization Bread and Roses (including this weekend), playing for audiences in a variety of institutional settings in the San Francisco Bay Area. Bread & Roses recently released a new documentary short film about their work directed/co-produced by Dan Foldes of Pint of Soul (who did the videos for my songs "Record of a Day" and "Wishing Tree" earlier this year) and co-produced by my friend and fellow songwriter Francesca Lee. It's a great piece — take a look at it HERE to find out more about the great work they do.