Archive | October, 2022

Strawshop’s Original BeatleConcert is Back

28 Oct

Hello friends and lovers of live music!

I fell in love with the Beatles as a kid and have loved and listened to them my entire life.  And every member of this band shares this love and we are actually giddy – and emotional – in our rehearsals.  

And so it is with reverence, heart, and anticipaton (and more fucking practice hours than you could ever imagine) that we perform these shows as presented by Strawberry Theatre Workshop.

Info is below.  We are aiming to sell the shows out (lots of repeat attendees), so please don’t wait to get tickets if you are interested!

This November, the Mainstage at 12th Ave Arts will be transformed into a mock recording studio where patrons can watch the creation of the greatest songs from Beatles catalog of 1966-1970—the music that the original artists never performed in front of a live audience.  Paul Hiraga (Downpilot) returns with his all star ensemble to recreate songs from Abbey Road, the White Album, Revolver, Sgt Pepper and the studio singles that defined the Beatles’ legacy.

Join Strawshop on Thursday, Nov-10 for a special private performance with the band, aimed at raising money for the theatre’s spring festival, Strawberry Jam 2023.  Tickets for this benefit performance provide reserved seating and a close intimate evening with the musicians and the music.

Return on Friday/SaturdayNov 11-12, with 150 of your closest friends and immerse yourself in the music the way the Beatles never had a chance to present it themselves: live and in concert.

Everything you need to know is at:
Seats are limited and they will sell out, so act quickly.

Upcoming Shows – TONY FULGHAM and more

12 Oct

Thanks to all who came out to support Jen Ayers and SHe Said!  We hope there will be more opportunities to see the show again down the road…

Coming up this FRIDAY night:
WHEN: Friday, October 14
WHO: Tony Fulgham (with Tim DiJulio, Aimee Zoe, yours truly) on a bill celebrating The Swearengens (Final Show), Freddy Luongo (Debut Album Release Party) & Richard Simeonoff
WHERE: Tractor Tavern, Ballard, WA. 
TIMINGDoors 8pm Show 9pm.  Tony Fulgham set, roughly 9:30pm.
INFO: 21+.  $12/advance, $15/doors
MORE:  Tony’s writing new songs for this new project.  We’ll throw in a few tunes from North Twin and Jackrabbit days. 

WHEN: Thursday, October 20 and Saturday, October 22
WHO: Twitty/Lynn  (Grandchildren of Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty)
WHERE: These are out of town shows in Enumclaw and Zillah, WA.  So, if you find yourself in either of these towns…
MORE:  It is always SO MUCH FUn to play with Tayla Lynn.  And it will be especially poignant to be presenting these shows with Loretta having passed away just last week. I look forward to meeting and backing up Tre Twitty, grandson of Conway.  I learned to love country music from my grandmother at a very young age and love to think how happy she would be to know that I’m playing these shows.
Info & Tickets:

WHEN: Sunday, October 23
WHO: The Debbie Miller on a bill with Arthur James
WHERE: Hotel Albatross, Ballard, WA. 
INFO & Tickets:
MORE: We love this beautiful and intimate venue and I always love playing with TDM who will make you laugh and cry.  Haven’t seen or heard my friend Art (James) in a long time and can’t wait to see this night unfold.  Lots of special guests & friends performing.  Don’t miss it!

And, not too far down the road, these shows, both of which tend to SELL OUT, so grab your tickets:

BeatleConcert – 12th Ave. Arts, Capitol Hill
November 10, 11, 12

SMASH – The Moore Theatre
Sunday, November 20

Live Music is good for the heart & soul.  Hope to see you out & about!


5 Oct

Hi friends & fam &  lovers of The ARTS!

We are so excited to open SHe Said TOMORROW night, October 6, at Broadway Performance Hall.

Jen Ayers and The Band (under the fine direction of R.L. Heyer) have been working tirelessly to bring this story to life and to a live audience.  I am in awe of Jen & Graham Ayers and their families and all that they have maneuvered and navigated these last many years.  SHe Said is at its core a love story.  A true, gender-crashing musical story that explores the impact of gender identity on a family and couple who transition together.

Thanks to ALL who have purchased tickets to support this production. The entire cast & crew appreciate it so much.

For those who want tickets and more info:
WHAT:  SHe Said
WHEN: October 6, 7, 8, 9
WHERE: Broadway Performance Hall, Capitol Hill.


A link to the accompanying album, produced by Jeff Fielder:

If you’re in the theater, please stop by after the show to say hello.