Bay Station spent a long Memorial Day weekend, sailing around the San Francisco Bay, playing music with a bunch of area songwriters. Check out highlights from Day 1 when they say from Alameda to San Francisco and meet up with SF songwriters Nina Jo Smith and Peter Whitehead.
Thursday, July 12, 2018
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Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Wow, what a ride the past weekend has been. Bay Station completed its mission on Memorial Day, sailing from Richmond to Alameda after a music-filled few days with some of our favorite friends in music. Below is just a sampling of some of the tiny boat concerts staged on Espresso. Check out the Bay Station Facebook page for full videos! Thanks to all those who participated!
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Friday, May 25, 2018
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.
Saturday, May 12, 2018
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 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. www.worldmigratorybirdday.org/partners"
Friday, April 27, 2018
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!