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Join us to celebrate the solstice again at Garden of Memory at Chapel of the Chimes! Welcome back! Kitka will perform 3 20-minute sets in the main Chapel at 5:30pm, 7pm, and 8:30pm.

True Life Trio on Tour in the Pacific NW

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Arcata, Corvalis, Pt. Townsend, Seattle, Portland, Astoria

Sun, Jun 5, 20227:00 PM Sun, Jun 12, 202210:00 PM So excited to hit the road again after such a long time. More info soon!

June 5: Arcata Playhouse, Arcata, CA June 7: Troubador Music Center, Corvallis, OR June 8: Vocal Workshop, Port Townsend, WA June 9: Quimper Grange, Port Townsend, WA June 10: The Chapel at Good Shepherd Center, with Dunava, Seattle, WA June 11: Abbie Weisenbloom Presents, Portland, OR June 12: Kala at Hipfish, Astoria, OR

Tour details and tickets available here

True Life Trio at Razzmatazz Folk Dance Weekend

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Mendocino Woodlands Camp #1, Mendocino, CA

TLT is super jazzed to be part of this wonderful event! Here is some info from the organizers:

Annual Razzmatazz Folk Dance Weekend at Mendocino Woodlands Camp #1 After missing the last two years of Razzmatazz Weekend at Mendocino Woodlands due to the Covid pandemic, we are going to hold our Weekend camp in person again (fingers crossed) on June 3,4,5, 2022! This will be our 43rd year and our final Razzmatazz Weekend. We will be celebrating 43 years together in the magical Mendocino Woodlands, with the incomparable music of Édessa, outstanding guest teachers, and joyful campers.

We are so happy to announce our staff for this final year:

Teachers: Michael Ginsburg, Joe Graziosi, Steve Kotansky

Édessa, the heart and soul of camp, with Christos Govetas

True Life Trio and Joe Finn

Our chef: Nicole Saadeh and her staff

We will be donating all “Above & Beyond” monies directly to the Mendocino Woodlands Camp Association in appreciation for taking such good care of the Woodlands all these years.

This year’s camp is partially underwritten by a generous donation from Jim Kaumeyer, a long time folk dancer in our Santa Rosa group.

Registration for the weekend is now open. Everyone must be fully vaccinated to attend. For a registration form, email: razzmatazzfolkdanceclub@gmail.com

True Life Trio performs riveting vocal harmonies from Eastern Europe, the Americas and beyond, featuring veteran vocalists from legendary Bay Area groups Kitka and Brass Menazeri. This innovative trio explores the creative possibilities of cross-fertilization of different traditions with unlikely timbres connecting Bulgaria to the Bayou.

Leslie Bonnett - voice, fiddle, percussion

Briget Boyle - voice, guitar, percussion

Juliana Graffagna - voice, accordion, percussion

REVIEWS: “They bring the world. Via gorgeous harmonies, the East Bay’s True Life Trio travels through a wide spectrum of styles and traditions…Whenever they raise their voices in song, True Life Trio uplifts the listener, regardless of the song’s subject matter or language.” — Paul Freeman, The Daily News, Bay Area News Group

“True Life Trio has created a unique musical journey that gives a timely immediacy to the enduring spirit that originally inspired the songs.” — Ginger Murray, SF Weekly, from a review of Home

“The blend of harmonies touches my soul.” — Cynthia Sutko, audience member

Tickets are $20 general admission. Children under 12 are free. Advance tickets are available at the link below, or you may purchase your tickets at the door the night of the show. Doors open one half hour before show time. We accept cash or Venmo only at the door (ATMs are nearby).

The Back Room is an all-ages, BYOB (for those 21+) space, dedicated to (mostly) acoustic music of all kinds. You are welcome to bring your own food and adult beverages with no additional corkage fee. The venue is ADA accessible. If you need more information or have any questions, please call us: #510-381-1997.

To join our mailing list, please click here. Thank you for your support!

A Message About Our Indoor Shows:Our indoor shows require proof of vaccination, and you must wear a mask except when eating or drinking. The performers will be mask-less and same-day tested.

General Admission $20.00

The White Horse Bar Live Music Series Vol. 4 features these three great local bands: Oddity - https://www.instagram.com/oddity.mp3/ Adrian West Band - www.adrianwest.com Briget Boyle - www.brigetboyle.com Doors at 7pm, music starts at 7:30 $10 - $20 sliding scale (cash, venmo, paypal accepted) 21+, Proof of vax required, masks required when not drinking, venue is accessible

Oddity:

Hailing from the East Bay, Oddity is a multi-faceted musician and songwriter seeking refuge in the intersections of jazz, hip-hop and neo-soul. Her experience as a transgender woman of color is inextricably woven into her music: at once an affirmation of life, a dissociative lament, a vengeful anthem, a desperate cry for change. At an ideal session Oddity would chef up a progression over a laid back beat, improvise a hook, let the band vibe for a minute before returning with a brooding trombone solo. YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zy1rbNg_LDY Instagram: @oddity.mp3

Adrian West Band:

Oakland-based four-piece acoustic rock ensemble. Think Paul Simon meets Dave Matthews Band. A fun mix of originals, covers and instrumentals spanning acoustic rock, jazz & classical styles. Ever the realist, Adrian takes a peculiar delight in setting serious topics to uplifting music. www.adrianwest.com

Briget Boyle

Briget Boyle's songs are compelling reminders that healing and redemption are coming. With gritty, vulnerable lyrics, pristine vocals, and driving playing on her antique Gibson J45, Briget’s 90s rock-tinged songs center the truth-telling power of the human voice. Sincerity is magnetic and Briget's songs often inspire listeners to put pen to paper, clear their throats, and dust off their old guitars. What will happen when you listen? Briget is currently in production for her third solo album with the working title "Heartbreak Residue." The album is due out in late 2022. At this show, Briget will be joined by some of her dear music making friends for a rockin' full band sound! https://brigetboyle.com/ https://linktr.ee/brigetboyle https://www.instagram.com/brigetsongs/ https://www.facebook.com/brigetboylemusic https://www.tiktok.com/@brigetsongs https://twitter.com/briget

Celebrate Mother’s Day with Kitka and special guest artists Tzvetanka & Ivan Varimezovi in Oakland’s most exciting new outdoor venue! Kitka will offer a concert program showcasing the beauty and vitality of women’s vocal traditions from Balkan, Baltic, Slavic, and Caucasian lands. Following the performance, audience members are invited to stay for a Community Sing in which Kitka and Tzvetanka will share a couple of beautiful, accessible, and fun songs in praise of the mothers in our lives.

SUPPORT UKRAINE - Please join us for a fundraiser with music, to support marginalized communities in Ukraine (LGBTQI+, Deaf and HOH, Refugees of Color). Stay tuned for information about the specific organizations our fundraiser will support. Hosted by Elizabeth Ann Setzer and St. Matt’s Lutheran Church - NoHo

This will be a hybrid Live/Virtual event. Sunday March 6th 2022, 4-6pm Pacific Time

FEATURING In addition to the amazing Elizabeth Setzer and other guest performers TBA, True Life Trio will join us for a virtual performance, sharing reflections from their travels in Ukraine with Mariana Sadovska and Kitka Women’s Vocal Ensemble.

IN PERSON (with masks) St. Matt’s Lutheran Church, 11031 Camarillo St, North Hollywood, CA 91602

Meest USA West is sending parcels out by air every week going into Poland and taken to Lviv; from there the donations will be dispersed to the cities in need. We will be collecting essential items to donate at the fundraiser. Meest has created this Amazon list, which is a good starting point, but if you can buy locally that is even better. The most in-demand items, according to friends on the ground in Ukraine, are protective gear (helmets, vests) and warm camo clothes. Sleeping bags, large containers (water jugs, gas cans) and medical supplies also (celox, tourniquets, bandages) and hand warmers.

BRING IN-KIND DONATIONS TO CONCERT AND WE WILL BRING TO MEEST USA WEST (IN GLENDALE)

QUESTIONS? Elizabeth Setzer: elizabeth.setzer@gmail.com Pr. Stephanie Jaeger: stephanie@stmatthewsnoho.org

Freewill donations

True Life Trio Live from the Living Room

Zoom

Join True Life Trio on Zoom from our living room for an evening of sharing songs and stories. About this event We so look forward to the next time we can play for you in-person. For now, let’s take advantage of the amazing technology available to us…Please join us for a set of tunes live-streamed from our living room to yours. See you soon in the virtual world! Photo by April Renae

Sliding Scale $10-20

Eli Conley & Briget Boyle - Livestream Concert & Conversation

Zoom

Join us for a livestream concert and conversation with singers, songwriters, and teaching artists Eli Conley & Briget Boyle. We'll play some songs and chat about our passions as queer musicians and educators.

A third of the proceeds will go to the Monkey House to help keep this vital independent music venue open in an uncertain time!

ABOUT THE ARTISTS:

Eli Conley titled his sophomore album Strong and Tender, but he might well have been describing himself. On stage he’s an earnest yet funny storyteller. His songs address big themes like gender, aging, and death through the concrete and immediate details of daily life: a stolen truck, a flopping fish, a dime in the pocket.

Briget Boyle's songs are compelling reminders that healing and redemption are coming. With gritty, vulnerable lyrics, pristine vocals, and driving playing on her antique Gibson J45, Briget’s 90s rock-tinged songs center the truth-telling power of the human voice. Sincerity is magnetic and Briget's songs often inspire listeners to put pen to paper, clear their throats, and dust off their old guitars. What will happen when you listen?

Sliding Scale $10-20

WE ARE BACK for our first public performance since March of 2020, when we last performed at The Back Room! We will be playing two sets: one for listening and one for dancing. We can barely contain our excitement to play for you again.

ABOUT US: True Life Trio performs riveting vocal harmonies from Eastern Europe, the Americas and beyond, featuring veteran vocalists from legendary Bay Area groups Kitka and Brass Menažeri. we explore the creative possibilities of cross-fertilization of different traditions with unlikely timbres connecting Bulgaria to the Bayou.

Leslie Bonnett - voice, fiddle, percussion Briget Boyle - voice, guitar, percussion Juliana Graffagna - voice, accordion, percussion

REVIEWS: “They bring the world. Via gorgeous harmonies, the East Bay’s True Life Trio travels through a wide spectrum of styles and traditions…Whenever they raise their voices in song, True Life Trio uplifts the listener, regardless of the song’s subject matter or language.” — Paul Freeman. The Daily News, Bay Area News Group

“True Life Trio has created a unique musical journey that gives a timely immediacy to the enduring spirit that originally inspired the songs.” — Ginger Murray, SF Weekly, from a review of Home “The blend of harmonies touches my soul.” — Cynthia Sutko, audience member

Tickets are $20. Children under 12 are free. Advance tickets are available at the link below, or you may purchase your tickets at the door the night of the show. Doors open one half hour before show time. We accept cash only at the door (ATMs are nearby).

The Back Room is an all-ages, BYOB (for those 21+) space, dedicated to (mostly) acoustic music of all kinds. You are welcome to bring your own adult beverage with no additional corkage fee. If you need more information or have any questions, please call us: #510-381-1997. Thank you for your support!

A SPECIAL NOTE FROM THE BACK ROOM:

Thank you for your interest in this show. This show is part of our outdoor concert series, which is very different in atmosphere and logistics from our indoor shows.

Under the circumstances, we recommend masks, even though we are outside. We hope that you are vaccinated, although we do not require it for our outdoor shows. We will continue to socially distance our seats, but you may rearrange them to your liking. And those seats will be standard folding chairs - no comfy couches outside, but they will be comfortably shaded. Only 60 tickets will be sold, and we expect all or most of them to be bought in advance. (Reimbursement for cancellation is guaranteed with 24-hour notice, and rain may cause a cancellation from our end). If a show is sold out, you may contact Sam via email (sam@backroommusic.com) for permission to bring your own seats (and be charged at the "door" instead of in advance).

Please keep in mind that late afternoons can be chillier than expected, even on a warm spring day, especially when sitting still, so bring an extra layer! Cups of water will be available, but it might be a good idea to bring your own drinks/snacks.

THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING LIVE MUSIC!

Garden Party: Briget Boyle / Sophia Raven Rose / Rob Jamner

Garden Party

Tickets: https://bit.ly/GardenPartyOct1 7:00PM - Doors 7:30PM - Rob Jamner 8:10PM - Sophia Raven Rose 8:50PM - Briget Boyle Garden Party presents its first ever backyard concert, featuring songwriters Briget Boyle, Sophia Raven Rose, and Rob Jamner. Bring a blanket or a lawn chair, some food and drink, and get ready to get cozy with a night of original music. We ask that all attendees be fully vaccinated. Please remember to bring a mask, and wear it when you are not eating or drinking Briget Boyle’s background ranges from the folk music of the Balkans to the folk music that surrounds her on the West Coast of the United States. A prolific songwriter, vocalist, and guitar player based in Oakland, California, Briget recently released her second solo album, The Next Line. The record was hailed as a “fascinating and gripping listen” by Gabriel Aikins of Substream Magazine. Sophia Raven Rose is a singer-songwriter currently based out of Portland, Oregon. Her music is heartfelt pop with folk, jazz, and country influences. She is a classically trained vocalist who has been writing music since she was young. She released her first EP in February 2021. Rob Jamner (they/them) is a genderfluid, genrefluid songwriter and poet. They thrive on ambiguity, playing with expectations in their music. Some moments are catchy and cathartic, others are surprising and sophisticated, but everything comes together to make a singular, distinctive sound. Passionate about building community, Rob frequently collaborates with other artists to bring songs to life.