We Aren’t Dead Yet

notdeadyettitlephotosnamesDianne Davidson, Deidre McCalla, and Jamie Anderson have years of performance experience between them. All three maintain solo careers but sometimes get together for this round robin extravaganza to prove that older doesn’t mean dead.

We are part of the vibrant women’s music movement that began in the seventies. Dianne and Deidre recorded for Olivia Records and we all did solo shows at hundreds of venues, from coffeehouses to Carnegie Hall.  Appearing on stage together for “We Aren’t Dead Yet,” we perform songs spanning our careers, solo and with each other.

Dianne Davidson got a record contract instead of a high school diploma and went on to release seven albums including one for Second Wave (Olivia) in 1988. She’s worked with everyone from Linda Ronstadt to Tammy Wynette. Part of the Nashville scene, her style is hard to define so she jokingly calls it “field and stream.” Whatever it is, expect a variety, from heartfelt ballads like “Tonight I’ll Dream That You Care” to rollicking covers like Willie Dixon’s “Built for Comfort.”

The Miami Herald affectionately dubbed Deidre McCalla a “dreadlocked troubadour.” She is a much beloved performer in both folk and women’s music circles and has shared the stage with a long list that includes Tracy Chapman and Cris Williamson. With five critically acclaimed albums, her songs reflect a wide range of experiences from the moving “Girl You Don’t Know” to the reflective ballad “Cradled in Green.”

Hailing from Ottawa, Canada, Jamie Anderson is a multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter-comic. She’s played in 47 states and 4 countries, and released 10 albums. Songs range from tongue-in-cheek (“Menopause Mambo”) to serious (“Black and White”). Her memoir, Drive All Night, was released in 2014. She doesn’t know anyone famous but she once passed Pat Benatar on a staircase.

 

How and why did we start these shows? More about that here.

See us in concert: 

June 10    Asheville, NC  Isis Music Hall

June 24    Nashville, TN  City Winery

July 7       Madison, WI   National Women’s Music Festival

Past dates:

2017          Lansing, MI    Women in the Arts Festival

2017          Ohio Lesbian Festival

2016          Carrboro, NC  ArtsCenter

2016          Decatur, GA   Friend’s Meeting House

2015           Carrboro, NC  ArtsCenter

2015           Atlanta, GA

2015           Nashville, TN  Douglas Corner Cafe

And maybe your hometown! We are currently booking dates Contact us.

 

For solo performances, check our websites:

Dianne Davidson

Deidre McCalla

Jamie Anderson

Ohio 2017 Janice Rickert

Ohio Lesbian Festival 2017. Photo by Janice Rickert.

 

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