March News: Workshops, East Coast, Midwest Fun

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Hello Friends,
We’re still basking in the glow of the recent Folk Alliance International (FAI) Conference which took place Feb. 15-19 here in our beloved Kansas City. WOW – what an amazing event!  Over 3,000 musicians, music industry pros, and music lovers gathered for a week to network, conduct business, learn new skills and share music, music, music. Highlights included our FAI Official Showcase, meeting one of our songwriting heros, connecting with friends old and new, and hearing music from around the globe that inspired and encouraged.  My favorite quote from the weekend was from Billy Bragg’s rousing keynote address, “Cynicism is our greatest enemy.” We came away inspired and motivated.
An on that note – more songwriting, please! We’re bringing back our #VPsongLab for the 3rd year as our Artist-in-Residence at Mobank’s Crossroads Branch, Kansas City. Want to know more?  Watch this video feature the Kansas City Star produced on #VPsongLab Year 1.  Drop by the bank this week – M-F 10a-5p.  
We’re giving two ukulele workshops in March – this is hands-on uke fun!  Class size is limited, get your tickets now. | Kansas City MO Workshop | Cambridge MA Workshop
We’re headed out to the East Coast for a short tour that includes performances at Club Passim in the Boston area as well as a guest spot with the fabulous Grammy-winner, Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks at Iguana in NYC.  Please pass our dates along to folks you know in the area – we love to make new friends on the road!
WHEW.  We’re feeling inspired to keep creating, doing, talking, connecting and making things better everywhere we can.  We’re choosing hope and action over cynicism.  As Woody Guthrie said, “This land is your land. This land is my land.”
Erin (Penny)
01 | Kansas city, MO |  #VPsongLab | MoBank | Feb 27- March 3 | Info
04 | Kansas City, MO | Ukulele Workshop | Ruiz Branch – Public Library | Tickets
11 | Jersey City, NJ | Fox & Crow | Info
12 | Cambridge, MA | Ukulele Workshop | Passim School of Music | Tickets
13 | Cambridge, MA | Club Passim w Tiny Dinosaurs| Tickets
14 | New York, NY | Iguana w Vince Giordano | Info
16 | New York, NY | Rockwood Music Hall: Stage 3 | Tickets
17 | TBA – Please check our website for updates
23 | Kansas City, MO | Record Bar | FULL BAND SHOW | Tickets
24 | Fairfield, IA | Cafe Paradiso | TRIO |Info

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