Brunch and Little Victories

dear french roasters and bellini toasters,

happy spring! and happy tail end of national poetry month! i have several small but big-for-me announcements to yawp about! 

the first is that this coming sunday i will be performing my first Petaluma Vale & the Ghost-Lights gig since i’ve been diagnosed with Muscle Tension Dysphonia. i’m doing a mini-set, and hoping my voice stays relaxed and strong! also Ghost-Light Alison Blake will be running a 5k that day (go Ali!!), so i will also be doing all my own harping! big small steps on my long rehabilitation journey(s). Ghost-Light Valerie Thompson and i will play as a part of Goli’s Sunday Music Brunch (my favorite meal!) on may 5th in boston. see below for details!

another small but triumphant appearance that i am very excited about will be taking place on june 13th, when i will be a part of a Harry Nilsson tribute night! yes, Harry Nilsson, the incredibly under-appreciated ingenious songwriter and singer, whose songs you very likely know but don’t know are his. also writer of the delightful children’s story album called The Point!, about a boy named Oblio and his dog Arrow. (later animated and narrated by Ringo Starr. i highly recommend it.) songs of his include “[Lime in the] Coconut,” “One [is the loneliest number that you’ll ever do...],” “[I can’t liiiiiiiiiive if living is] Without You,” “Everybody’s Talkin’ [at me, I don’t hear a word they’re sayin’...]” etc. i will be covering my favorite song from The Point!, as well as “Coconut”!  please come and partake in this joyous occasion! i didn’t even realize he had a song called “Sleep Late, My Lady Friend.” i’m very much looking forward to hearing that one. 

mimosas and flapjacks,


Goli’s Sunday Music Brunch
sunday, may 5th, 2019, 11:30am
undisclosed location in boston 
(RSVP to or to me and the location will be disclosed to you)
11:30 brunch (bring food or beverage to share!)
12:45 music starts
Petaluma Vale & the Ghost-Lights (me + Val)
Goli (Vess + Val)
The Bespoke Consort (Goli + Erik Lindgren + Thomasine Berg) 
$10-15 sliding scale donation 
all ages
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A Little Touch of Schmilsson: 
A Harry Nilsson Tribute 
thursday, june 13th, 2019, 8pm
somerville, ma
Sally O’Brien’s • 335 Somerville Avenue • 02143
Cover $8
Ages 21+
Presented by Meghan Chiampa 
Performances by: The Grownup Noise; Steve Walther Orchestra; Petaluma Vale; Christopher Parlon; Nick Zaino
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