JULY 12: BLOSSOMING OF ARTS & CULTURE GARDEN PARTY-
at the Home of Victoria Elliot & Dr. Marvin McMillen10 Litchfield RdHarwinton, CT 06791
JULY 14-18 HOT SCHOOLS SUMMER INSTITUTE
I will be attending the HOT Schools Summer Institute at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT and leading an evening workshop for the participants.
For more info go to: http://www.ct.gov/cct/cwp/view.asp?a=3933&q=300598
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2014 - WDVX RADIO BLUE PLATE SPECIAL CONCERT
I will be giving a free concert at the WDVX Blue Plate Special Radio venue in Knoxville, TN from 12-1 PM. It is at the Knoxville Visitor center in downtown Knoxville.
MEMPHIS DULCIMER GATHERING- SEPTEMBER 19-20
The 10th Annual Memphis Dulcimer Gathering is a festival open to everyone. It is located at the Second Baptist Church, 4680 Walnut Grove Road, Memphis, TN 38117. The Staff concert is Friday, Sept 19 at 7 PM.
SATURDAY OCTOBER 25, 2014- NEW MORNING SONGWRITER SERIES 7:30 PM with Nancy Tucker, Lui Collins, and Cadence Carroll
I will be part of a wonderful new music series and will be performing with some EXTRAORDINARY musicians.
7:30 pm, New Morning Songwriter Series, New Morning Market at 129 Main Street North, Woodbury, CT 0679 Women Songwriters in the Round, with Nancy Tucker, Lui Collins, and Cadence Carroll. I'm excited to see and share a night of music with some old friends and new ones too - this should be a very fun evening! Doors open at 7 pm. http://www.newmorn.com
OCTOBER 7, 2011
OUT OF MANY WE ARE ONE has won the NAMA AWARD
for BEST SONG/SINGLE OF the YEAR!!!!
Connecticut Musicians Win Best Song/Single of the Year Award
Out of Many We are One has been awarded the NAMMY Award (Native American Music Award) for Best Song/Single of the Year. Out of Many We Are One was composed and produced by Litchfield, CT residents Thomasina Levy and Joan Spear. The success of this song is the result of a renowned group of musicians and producers who helped to record and distribute this song and its video worldwide. The distinguished team includes Levy, Spear, Joseph Fire Crow, David Darling, Tommy Skarupa, Dave Anderson, Bill Lauf, Rachel Rubin, Galen Brandt and Robert Brereton. All the musicians donated their time and talents. In addition, the production of its inspiring video and CD cover were donated by the teams at Movingpix.com and Lou DiBacco & Co, respectively. In-House Marketing donated additional support and media consultation.
The music and video for Out of Many We Are One are found at .
The Native American Music Awards, or NAMMYS, was founded and incorporated in 1998. It is a stirring event presenting music in genres ranging from blues to rock to pop to classical to traditional Native American songs and dances. USA Today says it is an event to “take seriously” and Indian Country Today has called it “awesome & incredible.” NAMA continues to proudly honor the outstanding musical achievements of Native American artists from across the country in over 30 Awards categories. This year, the ceremony occurred at the Seneca Casino & Hotel in Niagara Falls, New York on Friday, October 7, 2011. For more information about NAMA go to: .
I have a mini-tour booked for October 2011:
Washington, DC: I’ll be in the Washington, DC area performing with Karen Ashbrook on Friday, October 21st.
Townsend, TN: Then, I will be performing and leading 2 workshops in at Clemmer’s Wood-N-Strings dulcimer shop in Townsend, TN on Saturday, October 29th. I will be leading two Mt. Dulcimer workshops:
1:30 – 2:45 PM Understanding the Capo- Free yourself from the chains of tuning and retuning! Learn how easy it is to play songs in different keys and modes without having to retune. We will learn songs in minor and modal keys andlearn how to play the same song in different keys. Some basic music theory will be discussed. Capos will be available at the dulcimer store.
3:15-4:30 PM Left Hand Embellishments - Left hand embellishments will help you to “dress up” your music once you are familiar with the basics of playing the mountain dulcimer. Once you get some of these techniques under your belt (or should we say “under your left finger tips”?) you can even make a simple song like Bile Them Cabbage Down sound exciting. Techniques we will explore are: Hammering-On, Pulling-Off, Vibrato, Slides, Harmonics.
7 PM I will be in concert on the outdoor Pickin' Porch stage at 7:00pm at Wood-N-Strings in Townsend, TN. Bring your lawn chairs! For more information or to RSVP, contact Cherith @ (865) 448-6647.
January 26-29 In addition, I’ll be at the Key West Dulcimer festival. The schedule is still in progress- for more info., go to www.keywestdulcimerfest.com
I have a mini-tour booked for October 2011
Washington, DC Area- Friday, October 21st- I’ll be in the Washington, DC area performing in a private concert with Karen Ashbrook
Saturday, October 22nd- I’ll be leading a Mt. Dulcimer Discovery Workshop at the House of Musical Traditions from 1-3 PM at 7010 Westmoreland Ave, Takoma Park, MD. Fee: $25 for more info. go to www.hmtrad.com or call (301) 270-9090
April 22-28, 2012 I’ll be teaching intermediate mt. dulcimer and performing at Spring Music Week at the Augusta Heritage Center in Elkins, WV. Also joining me that week will be Maddie MacNeil, Karen Ashbrook, Randy Marchany, Wes Chappell, Karen Mueller and Jody Marshall. For more info. go to http://www.augustaheritage.com/