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Beth DeSombre: Newsletters

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

I. News

New Year's Eve is my favorite holiday: I love the chance to reflect and then to start over. I'm definitely the sort of people who makes "best of" lists, so it's a special honor to make it onto someone else's: the DJs at WFUV (one of the best folks radio stations in the country) all picked their top 10 CDs of 2011, and I made the top 10 list from Bob Sherman, host of the great show "Woody's Children." (See http://www.wfuv.org/music/best/bestof11_staff#bob). I'm excited to be included with folks like John McCutcheon, Stan Rogers (one of my all-time songwriting heroes; so good he can make top 10 lists decades after he died) Cosy Sheridan, and Brother Sun.


II. Tonight -- New Year's Eve Show!

It's become a tradition to play at New Year's Needham, the version of Boston's First Night for the western suburbs, and each year the folk offerings grow:

Saturday, December 31st, 2011
6-6:45 p.m.
New Year's Needham
870 Great Plain Avenue (Christian Science Church)
Needham, MA 02492
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 (and the fantastic Mike Delaney) 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 (who will themselves be following Dan and Faith). Other great performers later in the evening -- make a night of it!

III. Video of the Month

In honor of the time of year, here's a version of my song Resolution, performed at First Night Needham a few years ago: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4ebAkIGqDE
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 (blogging frequency will increase in the new year!)
Follow me on Twitter: http://twitter.com/BethDeSombre
Join my Facebook Fan Page: http://www.facebook.com/Beth.DeSombre.fan (I post here when there's a new blog post, and post about other music-related stuff
Order CDs: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/bethdesombre
Download either CD from Digstation: http://www.digstation.com/artistalbums.aspx
 V. Shows booked so far in 2012

Saturday, February 18th, 2012
Byrds Tribute - 7-11 p.m.
Gulu-Gulu Cafe
247 Essex St
Salem, MA 01970
978.740.8882
Free



Saturday, March 10th, 2012
House Concert - 7 p.m. (potluck at 6 p.m.)

Park Slope House Concert
Brooklyn, NY 11215
$10 suggested donation

RSVP for reservation and directions/address to Athenasav @ aol.com

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012
Beth DeSombre, Susan Levine, and Zoe Mulford - 7 p.m.
Amazing Things Arts Center
55 Nicholas Road
Framingham, MA 01701
781.772.1945
$12


Friday, May 11th, 2012
Songwriter Sessions - 7 p.m.
The Vanilla Bean Cafe
450 Deerfield Rd
Pomfret, CT 06258
860.974.1691
$5



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



Saturday, October 6th, 2012
Opening for Amy Black - 8 p.m.
Off The Common Coffeehouse
50 School Street
Bridgewater, MA 02324
781.294.8771
$13



I'm excited about many of these shows, and hope to see you at one (or more!) of them. Most importantly, I hope your 2012 is filled with music generally!

Beth

Beth DeSombre
www.bethdesombre.com