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The Gospel of Tree Bark

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Announcing: Pacific Northwest Tour! 

 
Announcing: Pacific NorthwestTour!
 

Your favorite cello-wielding folksinger is hitting the road! It's been wonderful to play at home this spring and summer, sharing music with the communities I love in my own dear Portland. This fall, though, I've been invited to perform in several towns in the beautiful state of Washington so I'll be north-bound in October.


I'll be performing solo concerts in Seattle, Whidbey Island, Port Townsend, and Lopez Island up in the San Juans, with a possible Olympia date to be added soon!

 

Can't wait to see all you Washington folks! If you know people in the area, please tell your friends! They'll get to enjoy the music you already love and it'll help me out immensely!

 

Also, keep an eye out for more fall tour dates - I'm planning a southbound trip for November. If you've got someplace you really want me to come play, let me know!

 

Oh, and in other news, I'm now on the Twitter! Follow me to hear updates from the road!

Solo shows for sizzling summer! (BYOPopsicles) 

Solo shows for sizzling summer! (BYOPopsicles)

Thanks to everybody that came out to the shows I played with Carsie Blanton at the end of June! It was great to finally get my solo act up on a legit club stage with a spotlight and everything. :-) Big gratitude to all you Seattle folks who weren't too shy (or too cool) for singing along. It warmed my heart to hear your voices! July is keeping me grounded at home with a house show at Foster Eco-Village this weekend. Come check out the beauty of their permaculture gardens and stay for the cello music and singing!

And then, Sunday July 20th, the one and only Kyleen King splits the bill with me at Mississippi Pizza. Kyleen and I have been playing strings on some pretty killer records lately (look for the next My Morning Jacket and Decemberists albums), but we've yet to share the stage as solo artists. I'm looking forward to this, and it's not just because there's gluten free pizza involved. Early show! See you there!

KBOO Radio Interview and Carsie Blanton shows (Portland and SEATTLE!) Podcast

with David Waingarten - photo by Noah Kleiman

KBOO Radio Interview and Carsie Blanton shows (Portland and SEATTLE!)
David Waingarten and I had a blast playing together last night at Magnolia's Corner, but before we did, I gave a live in-studio performance at KBOO Community Radio. You can listen to the whole thing right here!
Coming up next weekend, I'll be performing at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Portland at NE 20th and Killingsworth. The lovely and talented Carsie Blanton will be in town (one night only!) with her hot-shot New Orleans band to play sultry classic jazz tunes from her new record. That's on Saturday night, June 28th, at 7pm. And then on Sunday, June 29th, I'll follow those guys up to Seattle where I'm opening for them at the Columbia City Theater at 8pm. Come on out Seattle folks!!
xo,
Anna
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  1. KBOO Show June 20, 2014

Summer Shows! 

Photo by Noah Kleiman

Summer Shows!

The beauty of Portland summer is upon us, I'm settled in a new apartment that is deliciously close to Mt. Tabor, and there is much music to share!
I played a solo set at Bloom Festival this weekend at Tryon Life Community Farm in the Maple Grove. What a sweet and special place. Lovely to see your faces!
But I'm just getting started!!
My next two public performances will be at Magnolia's Corner with the one and only David Waingarten who has a whole new batch of beautifully crafted songs he's getting ready to release (which happen to be rather cello-heavy! :-)
And then my old friend Carsie Blanton is coming to town (from New Orleans) with her band on a CD release tour. We're going to put on a show together at Redeemer Lutheran Church in NE Portland. All the details are HERE with some more July dates and more to be announced soon......

For now, I'm off to do some recording with The Decemberists! Yee-haw!!
See you out there!
xo
Anna
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From March 2014:
Off to the Woods

It's hard to leave Portland when the two-story magnolia tree outside my kitchen window is in full bloom! But I'm off to the woods for a writing retreat in southern Oregon. Old growth and fast-moving water await. Readying myself to listen deeply and let new songs emerge.

There are more shows in the works for April in the Portland area! A couple of them are already confirmed. Details are HERE!
Wish me luck and see you soon....
Love,
Anna