A Week of Women!

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I am looking around and seeing SO MANY amazing women & female identifying artists (like myself) creating so much goodness right now!! OH MY GOODNESS! I must share and lift up this female community!

Mythology: on the Pagan calendar we’ve closed the season of Imbolic, the Goddess Brigid is a deity to invoke in this time - a time of seeking new light, and have entered into the spring equinox.
It’s very synchronistic to me how many female people are sharing new offerings found in this new light, after the darkness, all synchronistically! I can’t help but notice and report.

I’ve compiled their recent creations here, a lil story about how much I love them / their background, and links to their artistry or upcoming events!
They are grouped by art area, labeled above each section.


MUSIC

Lydia Liza

I AM STOKED for your upcoming album, and this BRAND SPAKIN’ NEW live music video of the track “Gardenia” - This is such a beautiful rendition, it’s contemplative, aesthetically moody with intricate structures yet performed with such ease. And your usage of tap harmonics at the very end? C’mon!!! <3

Lydia Liza Website
LL FB Fan Page
@LydiaLizaMusic (insta)

Listen to the acoustic version of the track “Gardenia” off her & her band’s upcoming album "Non Compos Mentis" coming Fall 2019.
Video, mixing: Drew Carlson, @denver_photo
Studio: River Rock Studio in NE Minneapolis


Jillian Rae

You badass you!! ANOTHER new album?!? Minneapolis is so lucky to have you, as a musician, collaborator, and educator at The Music Lab, the music school she co-founded!
Her newly release single “Inebriated” is The Current’s Song of the Day (April 17th)
AND YOU CAN DOWNLAAAAWWWD THE ALBUM’S TRACK RIGHT HERE!!!

Her album release with Humbird & Graveyard Club @ Cedar Cultural Center happens on on May 31st and you certainly won’t want to miss it!
I specifically love the acoustic arrangement of “Inebriated” Tiny Desk rendition! (video below)
FB Album Release Show Event
Direct Ticket Link
Jillian Rae Website


Kerri Joy

Help Kerri Joy "carry joy" to the world! 
”As a fiddle player, vocalist, and songwriter, my entire life has been spent in pursuit of bringing a joyfulspirit to my communities through music. Years of playing in bands of all genres (country, pop, funk, jazz, Celtic, and folk) has shaped my musical sensibilities and helped me develop my own sound and style, bringing me to this powerful moment of producing my first self-titled EP. 

Time, Space, Spirit
 reflects just that. It is an album years in the making, full of the passion that has kept me going through all the twists and turns of a life dedicated to making music. “

Kerri Joy GoFundMe
Kerri Joy Website
Kerri Joy FB Page


Laurel Kelsey Hay / Half Moon Rising Songwriter Showcase

On 4/17 this amazing woman and her partner Ben (sound tech extraordionare!!) hosted Half Moon Rising Songwriter Showcase’s 1st Anniversary Party at Ziggy’s in Stillwater!

I loved being a part of this event and this hootenany showcased over 40 SONGWRITERS!!! How do you even know this many songwriters, let alone get them all in one space in one day?! Many of which were female identifying. I love the Nashville style artist in the round experience, where we all share the same stage, trading songs (and guitars!)
Much love! Thank you for holding & curating an inclusive space!
Laurel Hay’s Website
Laurel Hay’s FB Page


Mae Simpson Music

Just got voted Best New Band by City Pages! Hey congrats friends!
Loved performing at the Hook & Ladder with ya on International Women’s Day <3

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VISUAL ARTS

Maybell Equay

First of all, I love your approach - she exclusively sells her jewelry through instagram!
Maybell is having a 24 hr sale TODAY ONLY!! Hurry!!
Support Female Indigenous Artists!

@maybell.eequay

Check out this gorgeous piece and many other like it exclusively in her story on instagram! She accepts payments via paypal and ships to you!

Beautiful Work <3

YOGA / HEALING ARTS

Josephine Hoffman

My dear Josie, how I love you and seeing you grow! This is my roommate from Perpich Center for Arts Education, Indigenous Artist (3D arts and sculptures), currently studying at MCAD in Minneapolis.
I’m STOKED to go to my first areal yoga class tomorrow, Friday the 19th, at 7:15pm at Fly Freak Yoga in Northeast Minneapolis!

FB Event
Fly Freak Yoga Webite


Colleen Buckman

OoOoooOOoOo she just announced a public Breathwork gathering - Concious Connected Collective Breathwork at Powderhorn Park in South Minneapolis.
I like your alliteration!! The nerd in me bows to you <3
”This experiential evening is for all of those who wish to develop their Rebirthing Practice and for those new to breathwork. Rebirthing, (Kriya Yoga Breathwork, Energy Breathing, Breathing from the Breath Itself), is a practice of circular, connected breathing that releases cellular memories from the body-opening up space inside of your physical, spiritual and emotional bodies for lightness, truth and love. “
FB Event for Concious Connected Collective Breathwork


 

Ok OK and because I must promote myself as well -
Here is a video I released almost two weeks ago (already?!)
My how soon news becomes old <3

I will be performing at The Cabooze on Saturday April 27th opening the night for Tubby Love & Amber Lily, with our friends all the way from Hawaii - Ok2Change.
I will be having Romie (of the Romerdome at Project Earth / ShangriLa) join me on percussion, as well as Kerri Joy on violin!
(PS did you know Kerri Joy has a gofundme for her first ever solo album!!?!?)

This is the Official Project Earth Festival Pre-Party!
Get Tickets Here
Doors are at 7:30pm, I’ll be performing shortly after.

Much love, thank you!

Forgiveness is For Giving Yourself by Maya Elena

Maya Elena