DC's Music News

Live music this month: San Francisco, Seattle and more 

I've a variety of interesting gigs around the Bay Area as well as one in Seattle. I hope you'll join me as you can!  ꧁ 𝑫𝒆𝒃𝒐𝒓𝒂𝒉 

Upcoming Shows

Saturday, June 8, 2024 
Bay Station duo
San Francisco Porchfest
33 Bartlet, San Francisco, CA

A short set amid a very full afternoon of local music.

Tuesday, June 11, 2024
Christopher Paul Stelling w/ Deborah Crooks
The Lost Church-San Francisco,
Columbus Ave
SF, CA $25
7:30pm doors/8pm show

I'll be opening a night of music featuring Georgia-based songwriter

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Flight Lessons lands in Sebastopol 

After much doing, we finally landed a Flight Lessons show in Sonoma County. Huge appreciation to those who held onto their tickets and my bandmates for hanging in through several rescheduled dates and a last-minute venue change to come out to Soft Medicine Sanctuary on Saturday night. The Sebastopol venue turned out to be a great space for the show & Kyle Alden played a beautiful opening set. Thank you Erica Sorenson for the photo. Hoping to do more of these Flight Lessons shows soon!

"Flight Lessons" folk opera now at Soft Medicine Lounge - Sebastopol 

Due to the Lost Church-Santa Rosa's ongoing permit challenges, Deborah Crooks "Flight Lessons" folk opera scheduled for Saturday, May 18 has been moved to Sebastopol's Soft Medicine Sanctuary. SATURDAY, MAY 18 Deborah Crooks' "Flight Lessons" folk opera + Kyle Alden “The Loft Church”  at SOFT MEDICINE SANCTUARY  186 N. Main St. Sebastopol  upstairs in the loft 7:30pm doors/8pm show

May Days: Doubling Down on Beauty 

It's been nearly eight years since I made Beauty Everywhere but the title track still describes how I'm moving through the world. When I wrote that song, I was in need of an extra dose of hope and I started making lists of the beautiful things I’d see each day —  sidewalk chalk art, an ocean view — to remind me of the wonder of simply being.  Many of its lyrics are paraphrased from what my dad showed me to do as a child: to notice “all the world’s a miracle/ all the flowers coming up in bloom / all this

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Natural wonders: Words, music and the eclipse 

I've just returned from a road trip across the Southwest to Texas for the Kerrclipse Music & Eclipse festival and back. It was a moving experience to witness the eclipse — a true natural wonder — with a community of friends and fellow musicians at the storied site of the Kerrville Folk Festival. We were fortunate that the clouds cleared enough to get a good look at various stages of the partial eclipse as well as the full eclipse and the sun’s corona! Totality was an out of this world experience! Hearing…

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Flight Lessons Spring Match! 

Flight Lessons Spring Match!

My fiscal sponsor, Fractured Atlas, is distributing $1,000 to 20 different projects for their annual Spring Match campaign. Every donation that you make to Flight Lessons between Monday, April 15 and Friday, April 19 equals one extra chance for us to receive the $1k, so I'm here to ask for your support! Click here to make a donation of any amount to improve our odds, and be sure to share our fundraiser far and wide—every donation counts! Fractured Atlas is a non-profit artsRead more

Santa Rosa Show postponed 

I'm disappointed to report that the show this Friday in Santa Rosa is NOT happening as scheduled as the Lost Church SR is still contending with permit hell. Ticket holders will be notified by the venue. Stay tuned for new show dates when I have them. 

Clear for Takeoff: "Flight Lessons" in Santa Rosa, March 22 

I'm happy to report that the “Flight Lessons” show at The Lost Church - Santa Rosa is officially back on! 

Friday, March 22, 2024
7:30pm doors/8:15pm show

"Flight Lessons" folk opera

with Brightdarkdawn
at The Lost Church
575 Ross St. Santa Rosa
all ages, $20 adv/door

This has been rescheduled from March 6th. All tickets holder's tickets will be honored for the new date if not already refunded.

$20 General Admission Doors at 7:30pm. Show from 8:15-10:30pm with one intermission

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Talking "Flight Lessons" on KRCB 

We had a nice time talking about the next "Flight Lessons" show and playing a few tunes on Doug Jayne's Midday Music show on KRCB yesterday. If you didn't catch us live, take a listen HERE