August 3, 2009
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I'm a singer, so there's that. Hidden River Arts, my arts organization, would be another reason - we produce open mic events at a few venues in the city So, I bring that network and a variety of venues to the table. As far as other interests - writing, theatre, literature, visual art, world religions, the Renaissance, foreign languages (which I'd like to learn to speak well, but for now speak badly). yoga, meditation, vegetarian/vegan foods and other kinds of organic/local cooking....and revolution.
I like coming and hearing live music, meeting the musicians, network for possible collaboration with my own events. Picking seven bands is really tough - okay - I'll just pull a bunch of them out of the air here - Led Zeppelin, Terry Reid, Phil Ochs, Muse, Faun, Breaking Benjamin.....and I have no idea how I picked those. Tomorrow it will be a different seven. I know Phil Ochs is not a band. I like political musicians - singer/songwriters or bands -- who want to overthrow tyranny. I like great voices - like Robert Plant and Terry Reid. I like pagan folk music. And like Stephen Sondheim. I love singers like Linda Eder, Linda Ronstadt, Barbra Streisand, Patti Lupone, Bernadette Peters, Idina Menzel, Nancy Wilson, Carmen McRae, Sarah Vaughan, Morgana King...female singers who perform on Broadway, in cabaret venues.....shall I stop here?
My own future goals: get my new plays into workshops and productions. Sing and perform more often. Publish a few more of my books - I have several completed manuscripts that need to have a future. Continue to grow my arts organization. Travel more - perhaps in connection with singing and performance.
I'm a singer, once toured with a jazz/rock/fusion band, but focus now largely on the cabaret format. I play piano, but only for myself - certainly not for performance.
I'm a writer, playwright, educator and singer. Love Dave's open mics! I'm the Founding Director of Hidden River Arts. Among other things, we hold live events at venues in the city. Check out my meetup page for further information!
I've attended a lot of the activities of the network, and always enjoy the events. The people are warm, friendly and welcoming. The musicians are terrific. I recommend these events highly.