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I’ve been working diligently in my basement, practicing with my new loop machine. Finally I have some shows coming up where I’m planning to use it. It’s scary and exciting to have a new style to deliver to an audience! I wonder and worry about how it will be received. But I will find out soon. This Friday you can catch me doing my first Live Looping show outside at noon at Annie Street Plaza (Yerba Buena) in San Francisco. I figure this is a great way to try out the looping in a more casual environment. I’ll let you know how it goes!
As you know, I’ve been working diligently on my new Live Looping project. I’m very happy I was able to make this recording right in time for the holidays as my gift to you. Please watch through to the end for the full effect, and let me know what you think!
It’s the time of year when you buy stuff. And I have to point out that my CDs are technically stuff! Yay! So, consider gifting my music to those you care about. It will be a gift for both them and me!
Purchase them here
Last Friday I played live on KSCU Radio, Santa Clara, California. During the show I played some acoustic songs and was interviewed by Modern Mark of the Modern Mayhem show. He also played most of the tracks from my new album, Restless. It takes me about five minutes to get comfortable and start talking so hang in there. You can stream or download the whole thing for free. Enjoy!
This one is cool. A new interview has been posted by Alain from LovelyVoices. He really really likes female singers with glasses. So, needless to say, he’s been following me for a while. Here It Is
I’m announcing my Patreon website! Patreon is like Kickstarter except it’s ongoing. It’s a crowd-funding site that can take scheduled contributions on a monthly basis. (Find It Here)
As you know, I’m a very busy bee. I write new songs, practice, tour, make videos, and in addition I do all my own booking, publicity and promotions. And let’s be honest, it’s not exactly the most financially lucrative activity, yet I spend an average of thirty hours a week on this.
That’s why these lovely innovators in San Francisco have come up with Patreon, a site where artists can raise funds on a regular basis for their projects. With regular income for projects I can create more music, more tours, more videos and just more of everything for you to enjoy. And everything can be higher quality. Imagine if I can make a music video with a budget of more than a hundred bucks?
Please take a moment to check out the site and see the perks you get for your contribution. If you are unable to give, please pass it on, share it on Facebook, tell your friends personally and through email. Any money given will come back to you ten fold in the form of me making more music for you and others to enjoy.
Here’s that link again. Please check it out. http://www.patreon.com/amyobenski
This weekend is all about the Far-West Conference in Oakland, CA. I will be there all weekend so please seek me out! Right now I’m only scheduled to play one showcase on Thursday night, October 16th. The location is in the Susanne Millsaps Room 528, 1:10am. I’ll also be in volunteering as green-room manager for the Choice Concert on Thursday night. Which means I get to hang out with Keith Greeninger, Run Boy Run, Walter Strauss, David Jacobs-Strain, and Red Meat before they go on stage. For daily updates on what I’m up to at the conference please visit my Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/amyobenski See you there!
The CD Release Party was a smash! We had a great time and it feels so good to have the release of the album officially out there. Thanks so much to all who attended and all who were there in spirit. As a continuation of sorts I have many many shows in September. Please take a look to see if I’m playing in your area. See you soon!