Hi Everyone –
Warm greetings and blessings to you all!
May you be filled with lovingkindness.
May you be safe and protected from all inner and outer dangers.
May you be well in body and mind.
May you be at ease and happy.
REPORT ON FOLK ALLIANCE 2008
Attending this year’s International Folk Alliance music conference in Memphis, TN was an incredibly rich and rewarding experience; I performed in 14 showcases (including 5 of my own), made many new contacts, saw and heard a lot of amazing songwriters in action, and needed a week to recover from it all (!). Special thanks must be given to Lauren Lapointe, my songwriting goddess buddy from Savannah Georgia, who convinced me to go in the first place AND set up a gig for the two of us (at MO’s Coffeehouse, the night before FA started) to boot. THANKS, dear Lauren!
(Full details are on the “Calendar” page). I’ll be:
– performing at church services – Centre for Positive Living (March 2), Centre for Spiritual Life (March 2), Unity of Vancouver (March 23);
– co-leading my first Kirtan (devotional chanting) night with my good friend Sandra Dawn Johannson in Tsawwassen (March 7);
– performing at a morning church service and an evening solo concert at Unity Church of Calgary (March 9);
– one of 30 “Positive” Musical Artists performing in “Harmonizing With Humanity”, a fundraising event for ItoI Music and the Positive Music Association, at Quintero Golf and Country Club in Peoria, AZ, near Phoenix (March 28-30).
I’d be honoured to see you at any (or all!) of these.
NEW WEB SITE CONTENT
Besides my updated calendar on this site, my myspace page (www.myspace.com/nathenaswell) now has photos that were taken at Folk Alliance and Graceland. Enjoy!
Last month, I expressed my heartfelt thanks to my pal Shawn Soucy “for doing all that was required – and more! – to get me to the finish line” on my CD release party video. I failed to also mention my dear friend Mandy Leith for all that SHE did on the project. If Shawn carried the ball into the end zone for the touchdown, Mandy set him up by throwing the ball from the other end of the field into Shawn’s hands at centre field. THANKS, Mandy, for all of your hard work, and please accept my sincerest apologies for not acknowledging you in last month’s newsletter.
With love and gratitude,