I hope that you are all feeling safe and well. In Maine, we have enjoyed (or tolerated) a few days of light snow covering the ground…ready or not…
I wanted to let you know about a special (and rare) Live event happening next weekend. (see flyer below for details). My dear friend Jen Deraspe will lead guided meditation and Qi Gong, as I offer Live drumming, chanting and song as we merge our collective energies with a small group of participants to welcome in the Light, celebrating the Winter Solstice. We currently have 2 spots left and will follow CDC guidelines. You are asked to either be fully vaccinated or have a negative Covid test within 72 hours of the event And wear a mask/not attend if you are feeling unwell. Thank you in advance for ensuring all of our safety in gathering. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org reserve a slot.
Happy crisp and clear fall afternoon to you all. I’m happy to be invited as part of a community of Maine songwriters offering up a musical tribute to honor our friend, Martin Swinger’s legacy of inspiring, wacky, profound, clever and heartfelt songs. The show is slated for next Sunday September 19 from 6-8pm at Johnson Hall theater in Gardiner, Me. For ticket/performer details, visit atwww.johnsonhall.org
I hope that you are all safe and well, enjoying the beginning weeks of summer! I am so happy and excited to announce several upcoming, outdoor, Covid-safe concert options. I haven’t played live with my music peeps in over a year and 1/2 and can’t wait for it! Full show details are at lynndeeves.com/see
A Sneak peek: July 8 and August 1 are free and open to the public with my funky, little trio (Robby Coffin on guitar and Alfred Lund on percussion), July 23 is already Sold Out, August 29 is private.
I hope to see you all soon. Have a great summer and stay cool…temperature–wise And mentally…
I hope that you are all taking good care of yourselves and each other. I wanted to share the news that I’ve been selected to be “Artist of the Week” on WERU-a very, cool Maine community station. This means that they will play one song from my new CD “Songs from a Peaceful Heart” daily at 745am (EST) each weekday starting on 2.15.21 and then, I’ll do a Live phone interview with the music director at 830am (EST) that Friday, 2.19. You can tune in/stream from anywhere in the world at www.weru.org For those who are lucky enough to live close enough to get this on an actual (“old school”) radio, it’s at 89.9fm.
I So hope that you are all safe and taking care of yourselves/each other during these difficult times. It’s both a challenge and an opportunity to be on the Planet at this time. In the midst of it all, I miss performing with and for my peeps! Until it is safe, I will be happily Savoring memories of attending and participating in live music, getting chills from perfect 3 part harmony, bantering with a crowd and feeling the amazing energy exchange of a Live show. I hope that we can safely gather soon…in the meantime…I’m sharing a beautiful review of the latest CD (link below) by Aimsel Ponti from the Portland Press Herald…she will also be playing some of the cuts on her radio show on WCLZ (98.9fm). I’m humbled and Grateful to have these important musical messages out in the world at this time, especially.
I hope that you are all weathering this wave of the world’s difficulties by finding ways of Connection and Balance. My latest release is offered up in the Spirit of being a “healing balm.” This heartfelt collection, entitled “Songs from a Peaceful Heart” is now digitally available as single-song downloads or the full-length CD, as well as listening to song samples of each selection.
This is a soulful collaboration with contributions of many lay and monastic mindfulness practitioners from within the Plum Village tradition. The project was recorded prior to and just as the reality of the Covid-19 situation emerged. May the music be of great benefit during these unsettled times.2/3 of all proceeds will benefit the Thich Nhat Hanh Foundation and Morning Sun Mindfulness Community of NH.
Hello My Friends,I hope that you are doing all that you can to keep yourselves and others safe and well at this unprecedented time in our world. Although we are not able to be together in a physical sense, thankfully-there are many ways to stay connected. One of the ways I have chosen has always been through music. I’m happy and grateful to let you know that a new CD is now available in hard copy (CD form) and coming soon-digital downloads on Amazon Music, Apple Music/I-tunes, Spotify and Pandora). The CD is a heartfelt, soulful compilation of mindfulness practice songs in collaboration with many members of Thich Nhat Hanh’s Plum Village tradition, along with local (Maine/NH) musicians. Who knew when this project began, what the world would look like today? My aspiration is that the music will offer a healing oasis from the troubles we are facing, as well as inspiration as we move forward. 1/3 of the proceeds will support Morning Sun Mindfulness Community in NH and 1/3 of the proceeds will support the Thich Nhat Hanh Foundation.
I hope that you are all well and warm during this festive time of year. At home in Richmond, we just chopped down our Christmas tree from the farm down the road and put up outside lights this afternoon…there are so many things to feel Grateful for…including, family and friends…health…a brand-new Taylor guitar (which has been on my “bucket list” for several years)…as well as being invited to collaborate with a longtime friend for a Solstice celebration. Join Jen Deraspe and I at “Nurture through Nature” for this special evening…see flyer below and www.ntnretreats.com/calendar
(Reservations are strongly recommended as this event sells out in advance.)
Here in New England, we are easing our way into the Fall and I’m happy to be returning to the beautiful sanctuary of the UU church in Brunswick next Friday night, October 18th for a Side Door coffeehouse appearance. It’s been several years since I’ve been at SDC and it’s always a fun open mic from 7-8:30pm followed by my solo set at 8:30pm. Come on out and bring a guitar, poem, story, whatev…yourself. It’s a super-supportive and warm crowd in which to grow your Brave! Details on the flyer below…