Monthly Archives: August 2012

Deliriously happy women, great ice cream and more cowbell – Michigan 2012, part two

I was excited about Friday night’s show. Not only did it look like the rain was letting up, but C.C. Carter was on first, sharing the stage with Sistas in the Pit. I’ve seen and loved poet C.C.’s work for … Continue reading

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Deliriously happy women, great coffee and fire in the rain – Michigan Festival 2012, part one

My partner and I left Ottawa in the wee hours, excited about attending this women’s music festival. I’ve been going since 1979 although not every year. Living in Arizona had its drawbacks. I was closer after moving to North Carolina … Continue reading

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Learn to jam

And I don’t mean strawberry. Going to jams is fun and will make you a better player. Don’t worry about your playing ability. There’s a jam for everyone. I want to especially encourage women. Most of the jams I go … Continue reading

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How to hire musicians you won’t be tempted to unplug

Everyone hires a DJ for wedding receptions and special events. Do something brash and hire live musicians. Here’s how you do it. Find musicians Ask your wedding planner, the venue, a party planner, your friends and your family for recommendations. … Continue reading

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