Sunday
Apr232017

Spring Tours in the South West!

I'm super excited to be heading to Durango at the beginning of May to record on my dear friend Jenn Rawling's new beautiful album. We will be holing up in a cabin with most of the members of the Haunted Wind Chimes to record her beautiful songs for a week. Finishing up with a house concert in Durango on the 7th with all of us in tow....

After that I will be making my way to Wyoming to meet up with the ever delightful band Whippoorwill for a small run of shows around the South West.

Below are our show dates if you are in the area or would like a road trip!

BIG LOVE,

Awna

May 7 - Durango, CO - House Concert with Jenn Rawling, and Haunted Windchimes - EVENT LINK

May 12 - Saratoga, WY - Saratoga Inn with Whippoorwill 

May 13 - Fort Collins, CO - Wolverine Letterpress and Publick House - with Whippoorwill, Porlolo, and Inplanes

May 14/15 TBA CO

May 16 - Taos, NM - Taos Mesa Brewing Mothership 8pm

May 17- Santa Fe - Kitchen Sink Studios 8pm

May 18 - OKC, OK - The Blue Door 8pm

 

Thursday
Jan262017

Elo 2017!

Photo by Christine Meyer, Bremen, Germany 

It's been a crazy start to the year...Feeling the need to combine our efforts and band together even more, in what is feeling like a really hard time for so many...Speaking the truth through art seems even more important than ever....

I have been working for the last few months, writing and recording a new album full of songs I've been compsing on accordion.

It's been an amazing heart opening and challenging experience, pushing even more boundaries than ever. I will be releasing the album this winter as a limited edition album to help raise funds for a new accordion! 

Sadly accordions don't appreciate in value like old guitars or violins. They become harder and more expensive to repair as the years move on. It has also become harder to find people who are able to repair them.

On top of getting harder to repair, my old, used accordions (Sofia 1947/Etta 1957) have become increasingly harder to play. I have had to compensate and change my playing causing me to strain and injure my hands.

My goal is to have an accordion that will be with me for the rest of my life and allow me to grow as a player and performer.

Stay tuned for the release of the fundraising campaign and a chance to pre-order the new album "A Thousand Years or More".

Love and peace

AWnA

Tuesday
Sep132016

Happy Autumn!!!

Hello gentle people,

It has been an amazing spring and summer! For the first time in my touring life, I have finally taken the time I need off the road. Travelling so much for us introverts can be a hard thing, and I also think it is really important to take time in ones life to love and nuture ourselves and those around us.

Music is a beautifully healing thing and I have been making lots of it!

It has been a really wonderful few months writing, recording and working with a new group of musicians!

I am excited to announce that I have been rehearsing with the lovely and talented ladies of a local Taos band Mirror Travel. Tiffanie Lanmon on electric guitar, Meredith Stoner on bass and Lauren Green on Drums. They are currently learning a big stack of my songs and we will hit the road mid October for our first little regional tour.

PLease stay tuned for photos and show dates and more exciting news to come! 

So much love to you always,

Awna

Wednesday
Jan202016

New Mexican winter....

(Back of Saint Francisco de Asis Church, Ranchos de Taos, NM - Photo by Sarah Ellis)

It kind of feels like I am retired this winter, but then I look down into my plate of beans and rice and at the huge hole that has made its way through my army boot, and I remember that I am just trying to follow my heart. Sometimes I am travelling across the world performing every night and other times I am trying to rejuvenate and live simply, so I can write... 

It's been an amazing year of touring my new album 'Wild One' this past 2015. Starting in March, I flew over seas with my dear friend and amazing musician Ja Speed. We toured the UK/EU, performing 20 shows in 24 days. We had a blast, with really supportive audiences and we raised a few hundred dollars for mental health awareness. A huge thank you to our kickstarter supporters that helped make the tour possible!

Since we decided 2015 was going to be a full year on the road, when I flew back to the U.S. we packed our lives up into storage. We bought an 18 passenger van,  (We named her Ramone - as it is unlucky to not name your ship) converted it into a home and left New Mexico.

This year of North American touring was booked by Sarah Ellis of Stargazer Music Bookings, who also joined me on the road and worked above and beyond, becominig one of my favourite tour managers ever! I mean, not only did she take care of all of the logistics, she helped with publicity, took care of half the driving and made the best damn sandwhiches.

From April to November we went through 25 states and five provinces in Canada. Getting to see some of the most stunning countryside. It was an incredible year and I am so grateful to all my amazing friends, family and fans that came out to support our shows!

Come November we made a very quick, last minute decision and decided to plant ourselves in the New Mexican high desert of Taos for the winter. I have always been in love with this state and am so delighted to be here for a few months writing and studying new instruments. 

We have ended up in a few hundred year old adobe home that sits across the parking lot from one of the oldest churches in the U.S. Saint Francis de Asis, my grandmother's favourite Saint! We have a gorgeous view of the back of the church from our front porch. (The same view that Georgia O'Keefe famously painted!) People seem to come from all over the world to see it, so we have a lot of new friends. We have a huge clan of ferral cats, some really great neighbours, a broken water main that makes a really nice pond in our front parking lot and at least one poltergeist, so naturally, it's very comfortable here!

It has been sweetly inspiring so far and I can't wait to start this years touring in the spring with some new material. 

It's been a crazy start to 2016, losing one of the biggest most amazing icons....It has been a true pleasure to be graced by David Bowie's influence in my lifetime. He truly has paved the way for all of us misfits and I feel like I am reminded again, how important it is to try to live true to your truest self.

Thank you Sir Bowie!

Love.

 

Thursday
Aug202015

HELLO CANADA!!!! Wild One Release Tour 2015

It has been an amazing Canadian portion of our 2015 tour so far! We arrived to play the Artswells festival in Wells BC at the beginning of August and have been enjoying this province immensely. Had some wonderful westcoast shows and a sold out show at the Dream Cafe in Penticton. It was such a wonderful way to go back to a place I spent some time in as a teenager. We then played in the unforgetable Kaslo BC at the Bluebell Bistro. 

We are slowly making our way across the country with our last Canadian show landing us in Wakefield QC September 18th. Please check out my show dates for all of my performances, (CLICK HERE) which include shows in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec! Looking forward to seeing so many friends, family and fans along the way! Much love, x Awna

Kaslo B.C. in the Kootenay Valley....xo