Come join me at 2:00 Saturday, August 15 at the Norman Rockwell Museum.
I'm excited to officially launch "Ecstatic Dances" at this wonderful venue! Norman Rockwell Museum 9 Route 183 Stockbridge, MA 01262 413-298-4100 x 221
One of my favorite places is Mt. Greylock, the highest mountain in Massachusetts. At the very top of the mountain is Bascom Lodge, a refuge from the wild wind and a cultural center offering all manner of workshops, concerts and talks.
Did I mention dinner? The absolute best! One seating at 7:00pm.
It was my good fortune to have a creative residency for a week at Bascom Lodge last year, and my recordings of wind and birdsong will be put to good use in a workshop I'm offering on June 28th.
Elemental Songwriting with JoAnne Spies
Observing the flora, fauna and rhythms of the elements atop Mt. Greylock, we will create elemental songs that reflect our conversations with the world around us. With a focus on rhythm, writing and improvisation we will leave this workshop with the tools to deepen our connection to nature and song. Participants will have the opportunity to share their work in performance at the lodge.
If you aren't already atop the mountain, allow yourself a forty minute ride to the top from the entrance road in Lanesboro. Arrive at 5:30 for a special concert that includes all who participated in the afternoon workshop who want to share a poem or song
I will have rhythm instruments on hand as well as the story drum, guitar and six-string ukelele to accompany my own songs.
Looking forward to a very special day with everyone.
Come down to the Tina Packer Theatre/Josie's Cafe at Shakespeare & Company celebrating the launch of the Writing Fire anthology on Friday, May 1st from 5:30 - 7:30. Arrive early at this gorgeous spot and visit with the array of writers represented. I'm thrilled to have a haiku in the book. I'll be going on at 5:30.
My new CD Ecstatic Dances will be available and there will be dancing!
Music at 2pm and at 4pm.
No Kid Hungry
It's hard to believe that 1 in 5 children in America go hungry. Writing and recording a song about mindful eating has made me more aware of the disparity between those of us who are 'eating mindfully' and those who have none.