this was a challenging year in many ways, but such a beautiful year of music. here's some songs from new albums that moved me in 2017:
New interview up on the Nebula Music Podcast with Eddy Barco, discussing music, life, community, and collaboration. Check it out here:
Headed to the Crown of the Continent Guitar Festival & Workshop in Montana this week, to play and teach alongside some masterful musicians:
All people deserve love, respect, and protection from abuse. Tomorrow, Bandcamp is donating 100% of their share of music sales to the Transgender Law Center, and so am I. You can purchase downloads of any of my albums, and all of the proceeds will be donated to the much-needed legal support of the trans community.
"...the Transgender Law Center, [is] a nonprofit organization that works tirelessly to change law, policy, and culture for the more equitable. TLC does critical policy advocacy and litigation on multiple fronts, fights for healthcare for trans veterans, defends incarcerated trans people from abuse in prisons and detention centers, supports trans immigrants, and helps trans youth tell their stories and build communities."
Playing an intimate show in Burbank this Thursday at the beautiful, intentional Space-Shift.
Address: 216 North Rose St., Burbank, California 91505
Show begins at 8 with special guest Selina Moon
Limited capacity - to reserve your spot please make a contribution of $20 to firstname.lastname@example.org via PayPal (send as friends and family)
The Dallas Morning News' GuideLive featured an article by Michael Granberry on tomorrow's hometown concert - click here to read. The show will take place at Uncle Calvin's Coffeehouse, and feature Roland Elbert on piano.
5/12: Dallas - Uncle Calvin's Coffeehouse (with Roland Elbert)
5/13: Houston - Kolanowski Studio Presents House Concert Series
5/14: Spring - Creative Life Spiritual Center (morning services)
5/16: Austin - rooftop party (email email@example.com for info)
5/20: Rockwall - Cork & Canvas
Music and meditation with Hannah Christianson, at South Boston Yoga, as a part of Art Week Boston.
Music for the Soul: An Evening of Heartfelt Music
from Acclaimed Songwriters Emily Elbert & Hannah Christianson
April 28, 2017 at 7:30pm
South Boston Yoga, 36 W Broadway Boston MA
$15 - 20 Suggested Donation
Full band show for the Revolution Series at National Sawdust on April 22nd:
Aaron Liao on bass, Jason Burger on drums, and special guest Hailey Niswanger on sax.
Use code "ARTIST5" for $10 discount tickets at https://nationalsawdust.org/event/the-revolution-vol-14/
Heading back to the Lone Star State for a series of spring solo shows:
Introducing a new duo project, Sage and Sun: offering up musical prayers for healing and harmony, born from folkloric and mystic traditions around the world. Sung with Seema Seraj, recorded by Alex Krispin
Two new recordings are out today - "Letting Go" and "Here and Now".
“Letting Go” represents the journey of learning to move through fear into trust, and accept pain and darkness as our teachers. “Here and Now” offers a reverent bow to love, and to finding gratitude in the present moment.
You can find them on all major digital outlets:
Here's the second installment of the "Peace Songs" series: a Pete Seeger/Bob Dylan medley: