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Mega-Summer Fun in June!!

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Hello Dear Friends and Fans of Music!!

  The sun is finally warming our bones here in the Northeast after a long, cold winter…so, what better time than to celebrate with soulful and healing music with good friends?! I hope you can join us at a show (June 21-25) this month, supporting local/regional songwriters (and for a good cause on 6.14.) Full details are at www.lynndeeves.com/see

   My pal Jen Deraspe (of “Nurture though Nature”) embarked this Saturday and is paddling the Androscoggin River to raise awareness and funds for clean water…the end of her solo trek will be a welcoming event at the Seadog restuarant in Topsham, Me. on Thursday, 6.14. The following week, my girls Trina and Colleen will return to Maine for 4 shows (see video below for a taste of our vibe)…Bring it!! 

                                               peace and sunblock,

                                                                          Lynn

 

Winter Gigs and Adventures

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Hello Dear Friends and Fans of music!

I have some fun adventures I’d like to share with you…starting with my next class entitled

~”Mindfulness in Every Day Life,” and running for 6 Thursdays from 6:30-7:45pm (March 1-April 5, 2018) 
Gardiner, Maine (class will be held in the GHS library)
FMI or registration: www.msad11.maineadulted.org

~then, my annual return to the cozy warmth of a house concert in the White mountains at the Highlands Inn in Bethlehem, NH  on Saturday March 3, 2018 (8-9:30 pm) (free to Inn guests) 
FMI: http://www.highlandsinn-nh.com 

~Wednesday March 7, 2018 (7-9pm), I’m honored to be invited to join the “Songwriters-on-Stage” series, sponsored by the Maine Songwriters’ Association. I’ll perform in-the-round, along with Ronda Dale and Jeff Trippe in the theater at Frontier Café at 14 Maine Street in Brunswick, Me.
FMI: http://www.explorefrontier.com/event/songwriters-on-stage-4
Tickets: $10 advance http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3334355

~April 15-20: I’m humbled and grateful to have the opportunity to join a small group of monastics/mindfulness practitioners on a 60 mile section on the “Path of Happiness” retreat, as they hike from Blue Cliff monastery in New York, ending with a peace walk in Washington, DC. The section I’m joining starts with a Day of Mindfulness in New York City (finally get to stay/hang with Trina Hamlin in the big city!) and ends near Allentown, PA. I’m looking forward to practicing mindfully in the wilderness and dropping my habit of trying to get “somewhere” (usually in a hurry). www.pathofhappiness.org

…as always, upcoming gig details are updated and available at www.lynndeeves.com/see

“under the song tree” reunites for one night only!

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Hello Friends of Music!

 I’m pumped for a fast-approaching show with old trio-mates and most excellent, Maine songwriters Anni Clark and Dan Merrill…we haven’t performed together in 10 years and are bringing it on for a requested reunion show in Brunswick on Saturday, 10.28.17. If you’re into singer-songwriters, acoustic instruments, 3 part harmonies, laughter and good vibes…we’ll be offering it up at the U.U. church for their “Concerts for a Cause.” Full details at www.lynndeeves.com/see

peace and candy corn,

        Lynn

 

 

 

Fall Fun in Maine…

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Hey Guys,

Looking forward to these fun gigs with friends in this next month….

October 4-final Graze “foodie” event at Pineland Farms with Robby Coffin

October 5-November 9, 2017 (6 Thursdays, I’m teaching an adult education class in Gardiner-open to all-entitled “Mindfulness in Everyday Life”

October 28-reunion concert with “under the song tree” (with pals Anni Clark and Dan Merrill-our first show together in over 10 years!

Full details of these shows/events are at www.lynndeeves.com/see

peace and apple crisp,

      Lynn

 

Lynns’ 2017 summer into Fall scoop…

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Hello Friends,

It’s been a spectacular Maine summer here-backpacking, kayaking, sun, gigs, family time, tubing, even a turbo, 3 day cross country RV trip…and it only gets better from here…ICELAND! for a backpacking and tourist adventure is on the docket for 2 weeks then, I’ll be resting/rejuvenating at Blue Cliff monastery in New York (  where I am humbly being ordained into the “Order of Interbeing”). Mindfulness and meditation has become a Big part of my Path and I am so happy to live it and share it in a variety of forms-music, being one…

Robby Coffin and I will join up to close out the summer at Drummore Bay Concert Hall in Phippsburg and again for two “Graze at Pineland Farms” shows. To end October, a long-awaited reunion show with Anni Clark and Dan Merrill in “under the song tree!” All show details and the latest are available at www.lynndeeves.com/see

 

June Fun in store!!

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Hello Dear Friends and Music Fans,

Happy summer! I’m so excited to share many cool shows next month, kicking off with a return to the Village Coffeehouse with guitarist Robby Coffin….after that…the “girls” are coming to Maine!! My favorite-est soul sistah’s Trina Hamlin and Colleen Sexton return for 5 shows in 5 days…our first performances together in 5 years…high 5!! I’ve included a video link below for your enjoyment…as always all show details are available at www.lynndeeves.com/see Advance ticket purchases are recommended, as some venues have limited seating capacity. Please feel free to share these dates widely!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwoUBC6jYOM

 

Saturday, June 3 (7pm)-Village Coffeehouse in New Gloucester, Maine with Robby Coffin

Wednesday, June 7 (5:30pm) Gardiner High School adult Ed graduation with Robby Coffin

 

5 shows below are with Trina Hamlin and Colleen Sexton:

Thursday, June 15 (7pm)-The Gem Theater in Bethel, Maine

Friday, June 16 (7pm)-St. Lawrence Center for the Arts in Portland, Maine

Saturday, June 17 (8pm)-Frontier Café and Theater in Brunswick, Maine

Sunday, June 18 (3pm)-Lisa and Lisa’s House Concerts in Buckfield, Maine

Monday, June 19 (8:15 pm)-Slate’s restaurant in Hallowell, Maine

Spring Has Sprung!

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Greetings Friends of Music and Life!

The last remnants of snow banks are declining daily and this morning, I savored a long-overdue, favorite pastime of simply sitting on the deck in the morning. It’s always a kind of victory to make it through a Maine winter…

Lots of cool, goings-on here to let you know about…

…first, I’ve been invited to offer a 6 week class, starting on Thursday, 4.26 (6:30-7:45pm) in Topsham, Maine.

FMI/to register:  www.merrymeeting.maineadulted.org

I’ll weave in music, mindfulness and humor as we explore ways to show up more fully in Life and cultivate such inner qualities as Gratitude, Loving-Kindness, Happiness and Deep Relaxation

 

Sunday, April 30, 2017 (10am)-I’ll be offering musical selections for a UU church service in Brunswick, Maine. Guest speaker Roger Paul. 

 

~Further details on these and upcoming tour dates with guitarist Robby Coffin AND the long-awaited return of my soul-sistahs, Trina Hamlin and Collen Sexton in mid-June!! www.lynndeeves.com/see

peace y’all,

                                Lynn

 

 

Springing up!!

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Hello Friends of Music,

I’m coming out of winter “hibernation” for 2 cool Spring appearances (see below). I am also super-stoked for a long-overdue, reunion tour in mid-June with gal pals Trina Hamlin and Colleen Sexton, as well as for summer shows with guitarist Robby Coffin…look for all details at www.lynndeeves.com/see

Saturday, March 18 (8pm)-Highlands Inn for womyn in Bethlehem, NH. House concert for guests only…my annual getaway to the White mountains of New Hampshire. Jenny and Gia are indeed the hostesses with the mostesses…think snow shoe/ski, hot tub under the stars, yummy breakfasts, intimate house concert… http://www.highlandsinn-nh.com

Sunday, April 30 (10am)-Unitarian Universalist church at 1 Middle Street in Brunswick, Maine. I’ll be offering musical selections for the morning service with guest speaker, Roger Paul-a Passamaquoddy/Maliseet tribe member who works with incarcerated Native Americans. Should be a powerful morning!

stay warm…

        Lynn

 

4th annual vigil for Sandy Hook and victims of gun violence

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Dear Friends,

I am honored to be invited to join this Wednesday evening  with members of the U.U. church in Brunswick, Maine for their 4th annual vigil for Sandy Hook and all victims of gun violence in 2015. Gathering together in community and sharing our hearts, songs and hope can be so healing in difficult times.

in peace and solidarity,

Lynn

https://www.facebook.com/pages/UU-Church-of-Brunswick-Maine/145631212124746

Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick (UUCB)
JOINS NATIONWIDE VIGILS ON DECEMBER 14 from 7-8:30PM TO #EndGunViolence ON THE FOURTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE SANDY HOOK TRAGEDY
The Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick will hold a vigil on this fourth anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy, commemorating those who died on that sad day and the 120,000 American victims of gun violence since December 2012. This year we are offering “Music in Memoriam” featuring members of the UUCB church and choir, and Maine singer/songwriter Lynn Deeves. Two videos will be shown of the faces of those who have died at Sandy Hook and in 2015 by gun violence. The vigil will be part of a nationwide tribute in partnership with the Newtown Action Alliance & the Newtown Foundation and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. We will offer a special recognition to members of Maine Moms Demand Action and Mainers for Responsible Gun Ownership. We will renew our promise to continue the work to #EndGunViolence.

We the People Rise Up Singing…

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Dear Friends,

Although I’ve experienced feelings of disbelief and sadness following the recent elections, I am bolstered by the many supportive and kind people in the world! I invite you to water seeds of happiness and hope in yourselves and in each other…practice a random act of kindness, help someone in need, speak out,  listen more deeply, smile at a stranger…and learn to trust in the “ripple” effect of any small (or large) act that you can offer to the world in your neighborhood…

I’ve been invited to offer a song and a chant at an InterFaith Service of Unity, Hope and Healing at the U.U.C.C. at 69 Winthrop Street in Augusta, Maine from 7-8 pm on Tuesday, 11.15.16. There will be inspiring songs and readings  from many walks of faith…all are welcome.

  in peace and strength,

  Lynn

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