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Happy New Year! It almost seems too surreal to believe that it's 2014! I had a lovely holiday filled with lights, beauty, love and friendship, all wrapped up in a Parisian-Manouches musical bow! But that story is too long to tell in this email, and will perhaps be told in song over the next few months.. For now, we have an exciting year of music, tours, film and recordings to tell you about! Sunday, Jan 19th we will be sharing the stage at Twilight Gallery with two sweet songwriters we met at the Austin MEOW conference - Seattle's own Sue Quigley, and San Francisco touring songwriter, Deborah Crooks. And speaking of Twilight, beginning in March, Willow & The Embers will be the featured band at Twilight's West Seattle Thursday Art Walks! The second Thursday of each month you can join us for music, art, wine and so much more at one of the hippest spots in Seattle's creative world! This spring will find us returning to Nashville to do a few shows with our good friend, David Bavas, and to head out on a little Tennessee/Kentucky/Ohio/Illinois tour! I am so very excited about this tour, having mainly toured throughout the Southwest, Washington, and Oregon, this will be brand new uncharted territory! The tour is still in the works, so if you have any spots in and around those areas that you'd like to see us at, send an email my way! It seems I may have found a new film editor to help tell the story for the Daughter of a Preacher Man documentary ! I have continued working on some edits on my own, as well as creating a few videos and 'behind the scenes' moments. The video, Wyoming, was featured on the MEOW conference web site this past fall! Please check out our Willow & The Embers Youtube Page to see what I've been up to! http://www.youtube.com/WillowandTheEmbers I have just been told that WOSfm Radio will be featuring our song, Ricordare, every Thursday for the next THREE MONTHS! Whoothoot! Ricordare will be included in the Triple A Show #2 Thursdays 4-5 PM Pacific (7-8 PM Eastern).... Here's where you can listen: www.womenofsubstanceradio.com www.wosradio.com www.live365.com/stations/breenoble (to listen and vote) Kevin and Bob and I return to the studio this evening to dust off the strings and pick through some new material. I hope to have rough recordings of these new tunes by the end of February....fingers crossed! I think that about covers all things Willow & The Embers for now. Thanks so much for your continued support of independent music, and for listening to my song! Much love and light and music to you in the new year! xo Willow
This morning I was awakened by intense sideways rain and a crazy amount wind... It is so stormy here, the crows can't even fly straight, and leaves are literally making tiny cyclones down our block. Must be November. :)
Kevin and I had a fabulous time in Austin last week at the MEOW music conference! We met some lovely fellow musicians, took part in some informative music panels, and really had a great showcase and fun time performing....and, of course, had some pretty darn good bbq too!
The band and I have just two more performance left for 2013, then we will be taking a break for the holidays and will continue to work on the Daughter of a Preacher Man documentary. If you'd like to check out the clips, videos, and the 'behind the scenes' we've been working on thus far, you can check out our Willow & The Embers Youtube Page....we've just posted a clip from an impromptu song in an Ashland OR park!
I would love, love, love to see any and all of you (although I realize that's not entirely possible since the ability to beam ones self across the country has yet to be invented) at our show Saturday, November 9th at The MIx in Seattle's Georgetown neighborhood. It has been awhile since we've performed at a 'club', and the MIx is a great room for music. And, we are playing first! Can't remember the last time the magic trifecta of performing at a music club, on a Saturday, in the first slot, has happened! So tell your friends and countrymen! The Embers and I would love to show The Mix that even 'folk-noir' can have a draw :)! All the details for the shows are below! I hope this email finds you well and that your November is filled with color, levity and beautiful music!
Saturday, November 9th 9pm / $8 cover / 21+ The Mix 6006 12th Ave S (in Georgetown) Seattle WA The Mix Facebook Events
Thursday, November 14th 6pm - 8pm Twilight Gallery 2013 Holiday Art Extravaganza! 4306 SW Alaska, Seattle, WA
Willow https://www.facebook.com/willowandtheembers www.willowsmusic.com http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/Willow1 http://www.reverbnation.com/willowtheembers http://www.jango.com/music/Willow+and+The+Embers?l=0
We have some exciting things happening here on the Willow & Ember front!
This summer I have been working with Jacob Arthur Sunday (Seattle local filmmaker/cameraman who came on the road with us last fall) on the first round of edits for the Daughter of a Preacher Man documentary. Yesterday we wrapped up viewing Olympia and now are moving on the zoom footage! - lots more to do, but it is nice to be getting it done! In and amongst the editing, I have been working on putting together several videos of the tour....sneak peaks, behind the scenes and such. The latest video I have been working on is The Ballad of Mabel McGee (http://youtu.be/vlMwuums5l8). When we were in Oklahoma on our DOP tour, we took a side-step to Ripley OK. Ripley is the little town where my grandma, Mabel, was born and raised and where she met my grandpa Charley. We filmed my song Ballad of Mabel McGee (off our record Lonesome Lo-FI Lullabyes http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/mmps) in the cemetery where my peeps are buried...it was probably 92 degrees, there were crickets and red ants, and a breeze so warm it felt like someone just opened an oven door. The Embers were sweet enough to don their finest for the event. It was one of my favorite moments of the tour! Please feel free to like, love, share :) Hope you enjoy! The other videos we've put together can be found on our Willow & The Embers Youtube page! (http://www.youtube.com/WillowandTheEmbers)
In other news... We will be returning to The Blue Moon this Saturday, August 24th! (http://www.reverbnation.com/venue/bluemoonseattle) The Embers and I will be opening the night for local singer/songwriter, Angelo DelSenno. 9pm, $5 cover, 21+
HEADING TO AUSTIN TX! We are thrilled to be showcasing at the MEOW music conference (Women in music and film) this October 24th-26th.... our showcase date, venue etc TBA soon! (http://meowcon.com) I guess that about wraps up what's been happening, and what's about to happen. Our website is in transition at the moment, but you can find updates, new songs, shows, videos etc at our Willow & The Embers Facebook Page! https://www.facebook.com/willowandtheembers Thanks so much for all your support and love! I hope August's sunshine carries you sweetly right on in to autumn! xo willow -- Willow www.willowsmusic.com http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/Willow1 http://www.reverbnation.com/willowtheembers http://www.jango.com/music/Willow+and+The+Embers?l=0
just a wee reminder that we will be performing 2 shows around the Seattle area in the next few weeks.
For those of you a little north of Seattle, Saturday, May 11th we will be performing on Camano Island at Cama Beach State Park for an afternoon Mothers Day sailing event This is a lovely little park right on the water...a beautiful way to celebrate Mother's Day! http://www.parks.wa.gov/CamaBeach/events/
And Friday, May 17th we will be playing a show at Seattle's iconic Blue Moon Tavern . We will be sharing the with Strangled Darlings fro Portland.
In addition to our live performances, you can now buy our music and support one of my favorite charities! Willow & The Embers on Reverbnation
Hope to see your sweet faces at some of these spring shows! Have a lovely afternoon! Xo
I trust this spring afternoon finds you well and full of beautiful music! Seattle's spring has just begun to blossom and fill our world with lovely colors and sweet, intoxicating scents...lately the evenings have been so fragrant, I feel like I could be quite content flying from flower to flower like a bumble bee.
But, alas, a bumble bee I am not :).
This past winter we have been working on the Daughter of a Preacher Man documentary as well as writing some new material. We hope to have a little sneak-peek video to release within the next few weeks!
Speaking of Daughter of a Preacher Man...we will be playing our last show of the tour this Saturday, April 13th in Mansfield WA. This was the first town where my father was a preacher, and the first town that I lived in. And, it will be my birthday weekend, so I will be coming full circle so to speak! Mansfield has about 250 or so people who live there along with a handful of cows and horses surrounded by fields of hay and canola flowers. We will be performing at the only bar in town and will be staying the night in parsonage where my family lived. A great way to finish the filming of the documentary! The only thing that could possibly make it better would be to see some of the sweet, familiar faces of our friends and fans! I know it's a trek, but if you feel like an early spring road trip, there is a sweet hotel in the neighboring town of Waterville (Waterville Hotel).....
In other exciting news, we're going to Nashville! I've been wanting to go to Nashville for as long as I can remember and am so excited! Kevin and I will be flying down to Music City to visit our good friends and musical cohorts, David Bavas and Kate Tucker ! We will be performing at a songwriters showcase Wednesday, April 18th at Drifters with David and a handful of other Nashville singer/songwriters. So those of you down south, or with friends down south, come on over and see us!
We have a couple May performances closer to home if Mansfield and Nashville are just a few miles out of the way. Saturday, May 11th we will be performing on Camano Island at Cama Beach State Park for an afternoon Mothers Day sailing event. And Friday, May 17th we will be playing a show at Seattle's iconic Blue Moon Tavern.
In addition to our live performances, you can now buy our music and support one of my favorite charities! Willow & The Embers on Reverbnation
Hope to see your sweet faces at some of these spring shows! Thanks so much for your love and support of my song! Xo Willow
Saturday, April 13th Town Bar and Grill 34 Main St Mansfield, WA 98830 Mansfield, WA 98830 8:00pm - 10pm
Wednesday, April 18th Drifters BBQ, Cold Beer and Music 1008-B Woodland St, Nashville (Behind Batter'd and Fried) Phone #: 615-262-2776
Saturday, May 11th Mother's Day Saturday Sail Cama Beach State Park The Center for Wooden Boats 1880 SW Camano Drive Camano Island WA. 98282 360-387-9361
Friday, May 17th BLUE MOON 712 NE 45th STREET SEATTLE WA 98105 206 675 9116
I will be performing with my guitarist, Kevin Wood, Tuesday, March 12th at the Triple Door Lounge! https://www.facebook.com/events/460765190658506/
You can now log onto noisetrade.com/willowsmusic and get a free download of our song 'i remember (how it all went down)! Please share this link with your friends! xo willow and the embers
Tour reflects Willow & The Embers lead singer's childhood
firstname.lastname@example.org Musician Willow Scrivner is retracing some hard times in a path that will lead her through Amarillo. The Seattle-based singer’s band, Willow & The Embers, will perform Saturday at The 806, 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave., as part of her journey from Washington to Lawton, Okla., for a tour and documentary about her childhood. Scrivner’s father was a preacher in Lawton for two years in the 1970s, one of his last jobs with the Church of God. It was one of several moves for Scrivner’s family. “As a kid, I felt like I was in the circus,” she said. “Every day, you put up your tent and hope someone comes along.” But while he was there, Scrivner’s father went through a major crisis of faith. “By the time we left Lawton, he had gone through so many churches and so much politics in the denomination we belonged to ... that he felt like he had lost his salvation,” Scrivner said. That led to a move back to Reno, Nev., and even more critical times for the family. “My parents almost split up a couple of times there, my sister was sexually attacked there, we were poor as church mice without a church there,” Scrivner said. Now, she’s re-exploring that pivotal time in her family’s life on “Radio Sky,” a folksy album that combines gospel and country influences, and with her “Daughter of a Preacher Man” tour and Kickstarter-funded documentary. The tour will take her to towns she hasn’t visited since she was a child, including Amarillo, where the family stopped for lunch both on their way to and from Lawton. “It’ll be interesting just to visually see (these locations) as an adult versus as a child,” Scrivner said. “When you marry and bury people like a preacher does and become part of a church family and then move as much as we did, it’s like leaving part of your family behind.” The trauma — not just from the constant moving, but from the later catastrophes in Reno — left Scrivner’s own family fractured. “I feel like my family was like a watermelon that was dropped from a high, high, high bridge — fragments everywhere,” she said. The family healed, though, after moving to Washington. Her father eventually started his own nondenominational church — “It’s very different from the pounding of the pulpit when we lived down in Oklahoma” — and, despite the personal nature of this project, he’s behind his daughter fully.
“Him and I have been kind of like oil and water in some cases, but we’re coming back to each other, and he’s very proud of my desire to do this, even if it reveals some of our flaws as a family,” she said.
WHOOHOO!!! $5,145!! http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1404049692/daughter-of-a-preacher-man-tour-and-documentary
"Daughter Of A Preacher Man' tour and documentary www.kickstarter.com Daughter of a Preacher Man - Willow & The Embers search for manna, music and memories