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Christine Havrilla & Gypsy Fuzz / Blog

music over the years...!

I was recently driving to a gig & caught a piece on NPR on Alan Lomax, the American field collector of folk music of the 20th century. He was also a folklorist, ethnomusicologist, archivist, writer, scholar, political activist, oral historian, and film-maker. He was talking about a trip to Europe that ended up being 10 years because he could not stop recording traditional pieces from different countries...it was really entertaining & inspiring to hear what he captured...& then the radio piece played Americana artists that spoke of everything from roots, to folklore, to politics, to gospel...It made my drive pleasant as I heard his field recordings/portable recordings! Some of this music is not really "my taste" or my top choice to listen to, however, this journey into history reminded me of HOW MUCH MUSIC PLAYS A PART IN OUR LIVES, in any country, in any city or town across the world....once thing that Mr. Lomax said that stood out to me was that the folk music in the US has 100 + years of stories/inspiration, but when he was in Europe, he was taken aback when realizing the thousands of years of stories/inspiration....WOW, when you try to wrap your head around it, lol...Anyway, I just wanted to share this with you...totally random, but, interesting, when hearing about a person with a passion...

Nov 2013

Hello everyone! November makes me smile because Thanksgiving is here...as well as a pile of shows at venues that make me smile, like Steel City, Triumph, Lansdowne Folk Club, The Flash, Ale House...etc...! I hope you all have a great place to go & celebrate Thanksgiving with the people in your lives that you are grateful for!

Details are listed below for Kurmapalooza, the benefit for our bass player, Mike Kurman, on Sunday 11/10 in Carversville, PA! http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/498880 (You can also donate even if you cannot make the show!)

Thanks to all of the venues who have been playing my music via Deli Radio!!! Check it out at http://deliradio.com/christine-havrilla-gypsy-fuzz

Reminiscing back to Portland, OR & some shows with my talented guitar player out there...I am offering you a FREE DOWLOAD of "Fortune Teller" from a session we recorded at his practice studio...Just the two of us jamming out, so it's about 9 minutes long & you'll see why!!! Fun stuff- thank you Scott! "Fortune Teller + jam (PDX Sessions w/ Scott Hampton)" Click here to view

On 11/23 I will be doing a TV Taping for Cafe Improv in Princeton, NJ at the Paul Robeson Center for the Arts . It will re-broadcast locally twice a week on TV30 on Mondays at 8:00 pm and Thursdays at 1:00 am on Verizon FiOS Channel 45 and on the internet at http://vimeo.com/channels/cafeimprov

The last bit of news I'd like to mention to you is that 3 STORIES HIGH is doing a few reunion shows this month! Some of you remember the all-female band from the early 2000's that I was a part of on bass & vocals...WELL, we are kicking it off again (after 10 years!) at World Cafe Live @ The Queen on Saturday November 9th. I am honored to be performing again with these talented friends & musicians: Kelly Ricketts on guitar & vocals, Christine Moll on drums & vocals, & Rosann Mattei on guitar.

I hope to see you soon & I thank you for supporting me & my music over the years! You keep me going! I love doing what I do & am grateful for being able to share it with fans who listen!

~Christine www.ChristineHavrilla.com

Dec 2012

Hello! As the end of the year quickly revs up around us, I find myself smiling & thankful to all of you for your support & I look forward to playing for you this month & also in 2013, too! Wishing you the best Holiday Season! If you need quick gift ideas, there is a Music Sale going on now with FREE shipping at www.christinehavrilla.com/giftcard Take care & cheers! Christine

Oregon music weekend...

Hey there everyone! I am excited to be a part of 3 upcoming shows this week in OR...1st off is THUR 9/27 Songwriters in the Round at Mississippi Pizza that I am hosting and having the talented Rachael Rice and Heather Combs share their music as we all perform on stage together taking turns, hopping in on harmonies, jams, etc... THEN, off to Mountain Music Weekend at Opal Creek Ancient Forest near Jawbone Flats...FRI SAT 9/28 9/29. Fans are welcome to camp or rent cabins as we perform music conduct songwriting workshops in-between hiking and other outdoor activities. Join me Heather Combs, Mike Gibbons, Alan Kanning plus special guest Ashleigh Flynn on Saturday night! Event co-hosted by Bold Sky Studios. Info: Nicole@boldskystudios.com As always, thank you for your support! Hope you have a wonderfull week hope to sing for you soon! -Christine