I suppose SoozMusic has been a bit quiet lately! This is due to me taking a break from it all and traveling to visit family and old friends in Europe. The desire to connect with the people that know you since childhood is sometimes too strong to ignore.
It turned out to be a magical trip! I reconnected with my brother and sister like never before. All the old junk had somehow disappeared, and there was nothing but love and respect for them and some close friends who I hadn’t seen for years. The journey helped me find my way to ‘what’s next’ after experiencing empty nesting at home and the end of a long term relationship.
On returning home, I dove back into the healing arts, treating clients and friends as an Ayurvedic Therapist at the Dhyana Center. There’s nothing like serving the community with viable treatments for improved and sustainable good health.
I coordinated another wedding and decided to offer more of this work as they are such joyful events. Brides and Grooms most definitely need help with their big day!
At this time of Thanksgiving, I’m grateful for life’s bounties in my little corner of the planet. My thoughts are for peace in the less restful places on earth. If I can help you or anyone you know with my service oriented offerings, please be in touch or pass this along.
Live Music, Beer Garden, Farmer’s Market, Street Fair, Kids Area.
…….and if you are in San Francisco, check out La Mandangaat the Cigar Bar & Grill at 8pm on Thursday, July 9th on Jackson Square at the corner of Montgomery and Pacific.
They offer an atmosphere low on pretension and high on relaxation, with an excellent selection of cigars, wines and spirits. Relax in their rustic environment, featuring welcoming leather couches, low lighting and wooden tables & chairs. There are indoor and outdoor pool tables.
It’s Earth Day, and what better way to spend it than in nature. After this post, I’ll turn off the computer and all electronics, and go for a walk. I want to feel the sunshine’s warm rays, smell the blossoms along the trail, and let a smile settle on my face.
There are a couple of great shows this weekend that I want to tell you about.
Delhi 2 Dublin are coming back our way and playing at Hopmonk in Sebastopol on Friday, April 24th. D2D have been making Sebastopol one of their tour spots for a few years now, and we want them to keep coming back, so, come on out and get onto the dance floor with this upbeat, fun, Bhangra and Celtic style band. See their tour poster below if you are not in the area and want to catch them somewhere else!
If you are in Truckee, then be sure to stop by Moody’s to hear Free Peoples on Friday, April 24th. If you miss them on Friday, then you can catch them on Saturday, April 25th at the same spot! Or go both nights!!
Free Peoples have been called “ Porch rock pros”, and their songwriting is” sophisticated with twists and turns that take the music several steps from the unexpected”.
After 10 days on the road in my Eurovan, I’m glad to be back home, doing laundry and catching up with email and friends. Oregon was beautiful and green. Tahoe was stormy and dramatic!
I felt blessed to stop for at least 2 swims a day in the many clean and clear rivers along the way.
In Tahoe, I agreed to bless and drop a crystal into my nearest waterway on September 21st, as part of a massive global water healing event. You can learn more about this event at: http://www.aqualuz.org
DJ Feral spins grooves that balance an urban edge with Eastern spirituality, bass beats and swirling rhythms. His mixes transform the dance-floor using organic elements of voice, percussion, Asian and Middle Eastern instruments combined with bhangra, electronic beats, breaks, and ethno-dubstep.
Indie Pop – Horses Heaven is music that tells a traveling love story. It is a melodic description of time spent together and a documentation of adventures that inspire by taking the listener on a sweet, soulful, and honest journey. Bijou Choder and Analise Lofaro mix their words and voices to create a story that is not only heard but also felt.
Horses Heaven consistently delivers addictive pop-hooks and melodies while maintaining the lyrical and stylistic depth to create classics. Led by the dynamism and affection of lead couple Bijou Choder and Analise Lofaro, the 7 piece band is here to entertain and move you. Truly going nowhere but up; come have fun and share in the passion!
Blues – A blues master that was born a couple generations too late, London born Tate Toussaint is an epic story teller that puts a chill in your spine with his deep and powerful vocals, and his seemingly effortless guitar playing. Reminiscent of early Bob Dylan, Townes Van Zandt and in some ways Woodie Guthrie, but with a style all of his own.