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Beth DeSombre: Newsletters

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 in "December shows" and if you're not local, you can tune in on the internet!

Also among my musical end-of December traditions is welcoming the new year by performing at New Year's Needham. Although December is usually much too full with various obligations, I look forward every year to these musical traditions.

II. December Shows

Thursday, December 1st, 2011
Playing Live! - 7-11 p.m.
WICN Folk Revival
90.5 fm
Worcester and online!, MA
The Folk Revival is one of the best radio programs out there -- Nick Noble carefully curates a show each week with some of the best local and national musicians and current and classic songs. I'm honored to be his guest this week and play some live -- and new -- songs on the air. Tune in on the web (http://www.wicn.org/listen-live-online) or on the radio. You're most likely to hear me play at several different intervals between 7:30 and 9:30, and chatting with Nick on the air between other songs he plays.

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011
Co-hosting the Annual Tribute Show - 7-11 p.m.
WICN Folk Revival
90.5 fm
Worcester and online!, MA
Nick Noble hosts one of the best folk radio programs on the air these days. Each week he has a theme, and it has become my tradition to join Nick and as a co-host for the year-end show to honor those voices we've lost in music during the year. Nick has an encyclopedic knowledge of music and the annual tribute show always introduces me to people whose music I wish I'd known, and others I already knew to miss. It's an honor to co-host this show with him and a joy to listen.

Saturday, December 31st, 2011
6-6:45 p.m.
New Year's Needham
870 Great Plain Avenue (Christian Science Church)
Needham, MA 02492
Price: Free with event button ($5)
I'll be back again for my annual show as part of Needham's New Year's Eve celebration -- it's a tradition! Come join me as we ring in the new year. Different location -- this year we're at the Christian Scientist Church -- but same time, and as in past years I'll be following the fabulous Kirsten and Dave.

III. Video Audio of the Month

Still no video -- I was sick enough in November that you wouldn't have been able to hear the shows I had planned to record. But in honor of the holiday season, I'll post the final take of the preliminary audio I posted in a previous month -- my new agnostic Christmas song -- and make it downloadable for free:

IV. Beth in Cyberspace

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: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/bethdesombre Download either CD from Digstation: http://www.digstation.com/artistalbums.aspx
V. Preview of 2012 Shows

I have some especially fantastic shows coming up in the new year; he's what's currently booked (see my website for full info):

Saturday, March 10th, 2012
House Concert - 7 p.m. (potluck at 6 p.m.)
Park Slope House Concert
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Price: $10 suggested donation

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012
Three Short Women Songwriters With Glasses - 7 p.m.
Amazing Things Arts Center
55 Nicholas Road
Framingham, MA 01701
Price: $12
Sharing a show with two of my favorite songwriting women: Zoe Mulford (http://zoemulford.com/) and Susan Levine (http://www.susanjlevine.com/).

Friday, May 11th, 2012
Songwriter Sessions - 7 p.m.
The Vanilla Bean Cafe
450 Deerfield Rd
Pomfret, CT 06258
Price: $5

Sunday, June 10th, 2012
Co-bill with Alicia McGovern - 7 p.m. (potluck at 6)
Lower Falls House Concert
Newton Lower Falls, MA
Price: $15 suggested donation

Saturday, October 6th, 2012
Opening for Amy Black - 8 p.m.
Off The Common Coffeehouse
50 School Street
Bridgewater, MA 02324
Price: $13

And I'm also looking forward to playing further afield in 2012 (with a slightly more flexible schedule in my day job this spring); if you'd like me to come play in your town, let me know!

I hope the arrival of December is welcome in your household, and that you enliven the winter with music. Thank you for the opportunity to provide some of that potential soundtrack.


Beth DeSombre