Friday, May 25, 2018

Love the Bay v.2

Bay Station has sail from Alameda on our second Love the Bay multi-day sailing trip/tour of the San Francisco Bay.  Follow along on Facebook and/ Instagram this  Memorial Day Weekend for live broadcasts from our various ports of call.

Memorial Day Weekend  May 25-28

Bay Station Loves the Bay

Aboard Espresso, San Francisco Bay
SF x Sausalito x Richmond x Alameda


Saturday, May 12, 2018

Be Your Own Bird & Help Migratory Birds

It's World Migratory Bird Day! Be Your Own Bird AND Help Birds - Buy "Be Your Own Bird"  and I'll donate half the proceeds to bird conservation efforts:
World Migratory Bird Day is an annual, UN-backed global awareness-raising and environmental education campaign focused on migratory birds and the need for international cooperation to conserve them.
"World Migratory Bird Day is celebrated each year to highlight the need for the conservation of migratory birds and their habitats. More than 300 events in more than 60 countries to mark World Migratory Bird Day 2018 (registered on the website) will include bird festivals, education programmes, media events, bird watching trips, presentations, film screenings and a benefit concert to raise funds for international nature conservation. The Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) and the African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbird Agreement (AEWA) — two intergovernmental wildlife treaties administered by UN Environment — organize the campaign in cooperation with Environment for the Americas (EFTA). EFTA works with diverse partners to provide English and Spanish educational materials and information about birds and bird conservation throughout the Americas. Their programmes inspire children and adults to go outdoors, learn about birds, and participate in their conservation."

Friday, April 27, 2018

Bay Station's Other Desert Cities Record Releases Today

A new record with Bay Station
While I'm more a periodic than routine co-writer, I love collaborating and making something that simply wouldn't exist otherwise. While we started co-writing as part of a challenge, Kwame Copeland and I have since made it an annual undertaking, resulting in a bunch of songs and the Americana band Bay Station. For the past several years, we've spent a lot of time in Joshua Tree writing together, and two years ago, we ended our cross-country tour there...and began a new batch of tunes. When it was time to record the keepers, we decided to record the songs near their source, took the band to Gatos Trail Studio outside of Joshua Tree and recorded the basics (We also played a gig and took a sound bath at The Integratron while we were at it!). Over the next months, we completed the 10 tracks at Lost Monkey Studio in Hayward. We’re pleased with how all those good vibrations added up, and, almost exactly a year after starting the record, we're excited to release Other Deserts Cities this coming Sunday, April 29 at The Starry Plough in Berkeley. It’s a double record-release show with our Bay Station bandmate Steve Waters. If you're in the Bay Area this weekend, please join us!


Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Alameda House Concert with Bay Station, Nate Jones Sloe Sippers, Joan Wilson Rueter & Yours Truly, Michele

Spring forward this Sunday March 11 for this fun house concert/mini-local-music fest featuring Alameda Island acts:
* Bay Station
* Nate Jones & The Sloe Sippers
* Yours Truly, Michele
* Joan Wilson Rueter

March 11, 2018 in Alameda
4-7pm $10 tickets in advance via TICKETLEAP
$15-20 at door
RSVP to baystationband @ gmail for more information

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Deborah Crooks "Record of a Day" (Pint of Soul Video)

"Record of a Day" by Deborah Crooks
Back in  January, I spent an afternoon shooting a couple videos with  Pint of Soul at Amado's in San Francisco. This live version of"Record of a Day" (from the Beauty Everywhere CD)  features Art Khu on piano, Kwame Copeland on guitar, and Kim Xuan Nguyen on bass. Enjoy!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Songwriter Showcase at The Octopus Literary Salon - June 21 in Oakland

Nothing like hopscotching across the country over the past couple weeks to appreciate the Bay Area and all it's amazingness that much more. I love travel and I love the return ...and I love love love that I'm sharing a show with three FABULOUS SF Bay-based songwriters - Aireene Espiritu, Claudia Russel and Paige Clem- next Wednesday June 21 at The Octopus Literary Salon in Oakland. These women are all on fire creatively (and there will likely be a special guest or two sitting in). Mark your calendars and join us.  

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Hot Water Sessions/ #FolkFightsBack Benefit for Women in San Francisc May 18

Tomorrow, Thursday, May 18, The Hot Water Sessions 2017 travel to San Francisco, for a Hot Water/#FolkFightsBack for Women benefit performance at The Lost Church at 8pm (doors 7:30pm).
Today is the last day to get adv. ticket prices - only $10. Jump in!
Tickets at
What are the Hot Water Sessions? 
 It's a luxurious soak in the sultry sounds of Americana brought to you by the combined forces of songwriters and sirens Aireene Espiritu, Deborah Crooks, and Yours Truly, Michele and features mighty man friend Kwame Copeland. 
"Folk singer-songwriter Aireene Espiritu works in the elemental substance of vernacular American music with an uncanny ease. Whether blues, hillbilly, soul, folk or R&B...[she] demonstrates masterly command of each."- Jonny Whiteside, Los Angeles Times 
"California songwriter Deborah Crooks’ is simply too original to be a singer who will be known as someone who sings like…like no one. She changes gears seamlessly and in regards to Lucinda [Williams], Deborah may have a wider pallet of styles than even Lucinda." - John Apice, No Depression 
"She’s a celebration. No matter your mood, you’ll walk away with a smile. It’s cheaper than therapy." Tony DuShane, San Francisco Chronicle With a sound infused with 60s pop, shadowy torch songs, and touched by by Americana Roots-Rock, it is truly Michele Kappel’s own brand of music. 

Seating at The Lost Church is first come, first served. We recommend you buy in advance to ensure being a part of the event (parlor shows often sell out), but you can also try purchasing at the door on the night of the show.

Online sales are active until 9:30pm the night of show (unless sold out). You can purchase tickets right at the door using a card via your phone and the above link. That old-fashioned cash is also accepted, of course.

 Folk Fights Back is a musician led organization that seeks to raise money and awareness for critical issues during the Trump presidency.