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Beth DeSombre December 2012 Gigs and News

Posted on December 1, 2012
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.)

II. December Shows
Thursday, December 6th, 2012

Punch's Alley

Amnesty International Coffeehouse - 8:10 p.m.

Wellesley College
Wellesley Massachusetts 02482
US 781-283-3414 [map]
Price: Free (donations accepted for AI)
I'm happy to participate in a coffeehouse benefit for the Wellesley College Amnesty International Chapter (raising funds for KIVA, a microfinance organization). I'll play for about 20 minutes, followed by other great acts. Come be entertained and contribute to a good cause.

Friday, December 7th, 2012

Gallery 263

Co-bill with Lenny Solomon and Allysen Callery - 7:45 p.m.

263 Pearl Street
Cambridge Massachusetts 02139
Price: $10
A fun triple-bill of songwriters at a wonderful art gallery in Central Square that has started hosting shows. Come hear all my new songs and get introduced to the music of some other great songwriters.

Monday, December 31st, 2012

First Church of Christ Scientist

New Year's Needham! - 4 p.m.

870 Great Plain Ave
Needham Massachusetts 02492
US [map]
Price: Free with event button.
It's my annual new year's eve show, part of Needham's fantastic celebration. New Year's Eve is my favorite holiday of the year -- come help me celebrate with music!

III. Video of the Month

In honor of the winter holiday season, here's a video of me singing my actively agnostic Christmas song Welcome This Winter Morn, backed by Mike Delaney:

IV. Electronic Beth!
Twitter, Facebook Fan Page, and Facebook friend page all have different info; collect them all!

Blogging at my music website: http://www.bethdesombre.com/blog.html
Follow me on Twitter: http://twitter.com/BethDeSombre
Join my Facebook Fan Page: http://www.facebook.com/Beth.DeSombre.fan
Order CDs or download mp3s: http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/BethDeSombre
Download either CD from Digstation: http://www.digstation.com/artistalbums.aspx

V. Looking ahead to 2013

Detals of other shows are still being nailed down, but here's what's already on the schedule -- look to my website for the most current info.
Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

WICN Folk Revival

Co-hosting and playing live - 7-11 p.m.

90.5 fm
Worcester and online! Massachusetts US 508.752.0700 [map]
Price: Free (listen online!)

Saturday, January 5th, 2013

The Center for Arts at the Armory

Somerville Songwriter Sessions - 8 p.m. (Co-bill with Laura Bullock, Terry Kitchen, Jan Luby, and Bethel Steele)

191 Highland Avenue
Somerville Massachusetts 02143
617. 718.2191 [map]
Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

Music Closet TV

Live video taping -- available later - 6 p.m.

Winchester Massachusetts [map]
Saturday, March 16th, 2013

Magpie House Concerts

7 p.m.

concerts@magpiehouseconcerts.com (email for reservations/directions)
Salt Lake City Utah 84104
801.487.5552 [map]
Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

Multifaith Center Wellesley College

Songs of Hope -- co-bill with Barbara Kessler - 7 p.m.

106 Central Street
Wellesley Massachusetts 02482
781.283.2685 [map]

Where I live the earliest sunset of the year is just over a week away (yeah, I know that's weird given the solstice and all, but look it up!), so the sun will start sticking around longer soon. Until then, singing helps keep away the winter blues. Hope to get the chance to sing for you soon!


Beth DeSombre