One of my favorite SF artists, musician/composer/songwriter Peter Whitehead is doing something really cool as part of the San Francisco International Arts Festival which wrapped up last weekend, a mini music marathon! For eight hours, Peter held down Gallery 308, now filled with his instruments, and improvise with invited collaborators all afternoon and early evening.
Musical Mini Marathon with Peter Whitehead. Guest schedule below.
12.30 -1.00 David Samas – Instrument builder,collector – various unusual items & voice
1.30 – 2.00 Bart Hopkin – Renowned instrument builder and author – unique invented instruments
2.30 – 3.00 Daryl Henline – Composer, choir master – Voice, various instruments
3.00 – 3.30 David Molina – Multi instrumentalist, composer, builder
3.30 – 4.00 Patti Trimble – Bay Area Poet and writer.
4.30 – 5.00 Sudhu Tewari – Redesigned electronics, springs, looping, effects, noise.
5.30 – 6.00 Norman Rutherford – Viola da Gamba, bass clarinet, sonar and other instruments
6.30 – 7.00 Sarah Shelton Mann – Legendary SF Choreographer, teacher, performer, writer readings, dowsing
7.30 – 8.00 Stephen Kent – Didgeridoo virtuoso, multi instrumentalist and radio host.
Deborah Crooks (www.DeborahCrooks.com) is a writer, performing songwriter and recording artist based in San Francisco whose lyric driven and soul-wise music has drawn comparison to Lucinda Williams, Chrissie Hynde and Natalie Merchant.
Singing about faith, love and loss, her lyrics are honed by a lifetime of writing and world travel while her music draws on folk, rock, Americana and the blues. She released her first EP "5 Acres" in 2003 produced by Roberta Donnay, which caught the attention of Rocker Girl Magazine, selecting it for the RockerGirl Discoveries Cd. In 2007, she teamed up with local producer Ben Bernstein to complete "Turn It All Red" Ep, followed by 2008's "Adding Water to the Ashes" CD, and a second full-length CD "2010. She's currently working on a third CD to be released in 2013.
Deborah's many performance credits include an appearance at the 2006 Millennium Music Conference, the RockerGirl Magazine Music Convention, IndieGrrl, at several of the Annual Invasion of the GoGirls at SXSW in Austin, TX, the Harmony Festival and 2009's California Music Fest, MacWorld 2010, Far West Fest and many other venues and events. She toured the Northwest as part "Indie Abundance Music, Money & Mindfulness" (2009) with two other Bay Area artists, and followed up with "The Great Idea Tour of the Southwest in March 2010 with Jean Mazzei.
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