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Beth DeSombre December Newsletter
Hi folks.

I. News

I've just spent a little time in the studio -- I'm not quite ready to record the next CD (although I'm planning for that in the near future), but I wanted to get a couple good quality demos made of some of my recent songs. So stay tuned; I'll be posting them on my website sometime this month so you can preview them.

Also, with the winter holiday season upon us, I wanted to encourage you to give people music for whatever gift-giving occasion you observe. I would, of course, be thrilled if you gave my CDs as presents to people who might like them (details below on how to order if you're not at a live show this month -- and if you are, there's a special deal of a free winter holiday CD if you buy one of my CDs) . . . but, honestly, I'm just as happy if you share music you love this winter no matter who it's by. (Extra brownie points, though, if it's by an independent musician.)
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February 2012 Gigs and News

Posted on February 1, 2012
February greetings --

Here's what I have for you in the shortest (but less short this year!) month of the year:

I. News
II. February and March Shows
III. Video of the Month
IV. Beth in Cyberspace
V. Upcoming Shows

I. News

My biggest news this month is that I've taken the plunge and signed up for February Album-Writing Month (FAWM), a challenge in which songwriters attempt to write an album's-worth of songs in the shortest month of the year. FAWM has defined that, usually, as 14 songs, but this year to take account of leap year, it's 14.5. I have no idea if I can do it, but I love a good challenge, and I'm excited about spending a month focusing on songwriting.

If you want to hear what I come up with be sure to check in at my blog: http://www.bethdesombre.com/blog.html (which you can also get links to every time I post if you're a fan or friend of mine on facebook. Because I'll post links to songs when the ink isn't yet dry, I will most likely make them available only to those [...]
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Nearly New Year's 2012 Gigs and News

Posted on December 31, 2011
Hi Folks:

Happy (almost) new year! Last year's winter convinced me to bundle up at home writing songs instead of gigging in January, so I figured I'd get this newsletter out a little early to let you know of the one show before that (brief) hiatus. Here's what I have for you this month:

I. News
II. Tonight -- New Year's Eve Show!
III. Video of the Month
IV. Beth in Cyberspace
V. Shows booked so far in 2012
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December 2011 Gigs and News

Posted on December 1, 2011
Hi folks:

December?! How did it get to be December?! Nevertheless, it seems to have arrived, so here's what I have for you this month, most importantly being an appearance on the radio TONIGHT (December 1st). Details below:

I. News
II. December Shows
III. Video Audio of the Month
IV. Beth in Cyberspace
V. Preview of 2012 Shows

I. News

This is a month of radio, including two different appearances on my favorite folk radio show, The Folk Revival on WICN in Worcester. Nick Noble creates fantastic themed shows that demonstrate his wide knowledge of and appreciation for folk music, broadly defined, and he's a big supporter of local artists. For the last few years I've joined him to play live and co-host his last show of the year, honoring the voices lost to the music world this year. But we decided that it might make sense for me to ALSO play live on a night that focused less on loss, so I'll be playing TONIGHT -- December 1st -- on Nick's show focusing on local musicians. Details [...]
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October 2011 Gigs and News

Posted on October 1, 2011
Hi folks:

I grew up saying "rabbit, rabbit, rabbit" as the first thing in the morning of a new month, to bring luck. This morning, out before the sun with the dog, the rabbits themselves (probably fresh from eating my garden) showed up to welcome October.

Here's what I have for you for you this month:

I. News
II. October Shows
III. Video Audio of the Month
IV. Beth in Cyberspace
V. Other Upcoming Shows

I. News

The big news is that . . . I'm back! After an intentionally slower September of performances, as my day job ramped up, I'm back to my normal schedule in October, with four solid shows lined up. I've also been writing -- news songs to present to you this fall!


II. October Shows

Thursday, October 6th, 2011
Open Mike Feature - 7:30 (feature plays at 8:30 or 9)
Amazing Things Arts Center
55 Nicholas Road
Framingham, MA 01701
781.772.1945
$6 ($5 for members)
I'm the featured act at one of the best folk open mikes in the area. Come sing, play, or just listen -- I have [...]
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