May 2012

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Hey peeps,

Did a KPFA interview last night on Sing Out with the stalwart fan/friend Larry Kelp. Larry came to my Zeitgeist show a couple years ago in Brooklyn.

Check it out–see you soon!

Thanks Larry

Great article Andy Gilbert article in the Mercury News about our upcoming bay area live music to silent film shows, thanks Andy!

And Paul Freeman also chimed in, thanks Paul!

See the home page for all our gigs—and I hope I see some peeps come out for this—

you ol’ Club Foot fans, you Trance Mission fans, you Eighty Mile Beach fans….bring it!

cheers,

b

Hey peeps,

Check out our new hit song (!) For the Grace of Any Man on Moe Staiano’s recent video of us at Davies Hall. We’ll be performing it on our NW tour starting at Montalvo Art Center on May 25th.

Cheers,

Beth

Hey peeps,

Red House Speak Easy presents Adam Levy with Todd Sickafoose this Saturday and yours truly sitting in on a tune. Come on over for some tasty soup and check out my concert series. We’ll have the fire pit going and homemade soups and libations for you to sip. http://bethcuster.com/gigs

We’ve officially launched my new site, peruse it for downloads, etc. Thanks to Alexander Bailey for all his wonderful design work.

When’s the last time you got out of the city? Consider spending a day in gorgeous St. Helena for our gig at Tres Sabores Winery. Go to a spa in Calistoga then come hear us perform, treat yourself!  We’ll be performing outdoors in front of the vineyards–there’s wine tasting and food available–and it’s a benefit for Oxbow School, a great arts high school of Napa.

I hope I see you very soon,

Cheers,

Beth

It is with great awe and inspiration that I reside at Montalvo Art Center for May, my final month of an artist residency that has spanned three months in three years. Thanks to Richard Marriott of Club Foot Orchestra for nominating me (thanks Ricky!). I’ll be continuing on the CFO tradition of performing live to a classic silent film at Montalvo on May 25th . Treat yourself and come for the day~Montalvo is in Saratoga, 40 miles south of San Francisco. Bring a picnic, sprawl on the ample lawns, hike the 140 acres of trails and gardens, hear Japanese sound artist Mamoru Okuno at 6pm then our performance at 8:30.

There’s some very cool artists in residence with me here including photographer Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe and artist Justin Lowman http://www.justinlowman.com and others. We get together each weekday night to feast on the culinary arts of chef Niki Valentine, formerly with the American Academy of Rome kitchen.

Yes, I am working while here…mostly on an orchestral arrangement of My Grandmother score as per a request from an orchestra in Spain, thanks to Chicago trumpeter Tom Purdie who lives and performs with Orquestra de Galicia.

With deepest gratitude,

Beth