Meet Don White, Megon McDonough, Elizabeth Mosier, Peg Espinola, and Janet Feld -- all doing what they do best
Some you might know - Megon McDonough was in the Four Bitchin' Babes, Don White and I did shows together for 9 years, but Peg Espinola is an octogenarian folksinger who didn't start writing songs til she was 67, Janet Feld has been teaching adults how to play guitar for 20 years at the Passim school of music in Cambridge, MA, and Elizabeth Mosier is a non-fiction writer I met last year when I spent a month at the artist retreat, Yaddo, in Saratoga Springs.
During this pandemic I try to make my concerts a way for you to discover the work of other artists whose work I think you will love.
"Highlights of the Zoom After Party" with Lavin/White/McDonough/Mosier/Feld/Espinola"
A very strange thing happened during the party. Just after I introduced Peg Espinola, my screen went black. No warning, just turned off. I searched around to see what could be wrong and saw that it had become unplugged. I frantically plugged it back in, but then had to wait for it to re-boot since the power reserve had gone to zero -- and when it finally did re-boot, a couple minutes had passed and all the pages that had been open before were all suddenly open again, including the front page of the NYTimes.
That's when I saw the headline about RBG. I finally rejoined the Zoom After Party just as Peg ended her song, and it took me a few seconds to get my bearings. I finally popped back on the screen, apologized for missing her song completely, and wondered if I should say something about the headline I just read. For a second I thought maybe I had dreamed it, that it wasn't real. But we were live, in real time, so I decided I would. I'm no actress. I don't know how to "act" calm when my heart is pumping a hundred miles an hour. So I told them.
The video then ends with Megon McDonough -- she was up next, and it made sense to stop after her song, "You Will Know The Tree By The Fruit It Bears." In this country so many of us share dates when we know precisely where we were -- November 22, 1963, September 11, 2001, and now September 18, 2020.
Please wear a mask,
- Robin Batteau and me from 4-5:15 Eastern; at 5:30 Robin & I co-host Hillary Rollins' annual House Party open mic - both free -- many confirmed performers already -- a one night songwriters' festival
- What better way to prepare for the debate? Will be showing 4BB vids and Robin Batteau's brand new one, too - LIVE!
- Robin was live at the Greenwich Village Folk Festival; friends watching him joined him -- what a result --
- The other three performers are Reggie Harris, Siobhan O'Brien, and Marc Douglas Berardo
- Going to the P.O. on Monday at 4 PM to mail out 25 that are going out free with purchase of my new album -- last chance for swag --
- Meet Don White, Megon McDonough, Elizabeth Mosier, Peg Espinola, and Janet Feld -- all doing what they do best
- Celebrating the release of my brand new album, 'ON MY WAY TO HOOTERVILLE' followed by Song-Swap with Surprise Guests on Friday night
- Sing and/or play along with Robin Batteau around 9 PM when he does his classic, "Guinevere" - let me know if you want the sheet music
- Believe me, this is so good, it's worth the asylum I am now living in to send it to you -- Alice Howe's version of "A Case Of You" is worth it alone!
- I chalk it up to working non-stop on my new album (deadline is Friday Noon) -- here's highlights of the Midnight Zoom After Party with Andrew Ratshin, Matt Price, Alice Howe & Freebo
- I was joined by Andrew Ratshin, Matt Price, and Alice Howe & Freebo -- plus a former Jeopardy! champion for smart fun
- Plus the special guests announced for Midnight (Eastern time) Zoom After Party Friday night