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Red Wolf Song Healing Circles & Art Classes

Hello friends-

I am writing to you from my studio/study/garage space when all is quiet here in South Austin. Fall seems to have officially arrived and the air feels fresh & cool. This is my favorite time of year…

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Me & Miranda after a song healing circle

I have been quite busy with various projects these days (besides motherhood!) and would love to share with you some of what has been going on. Recently, one of my friends & fellow songwriter Miranda Dawn invited me to be a part of this great workshop that she created. I facilitated a song healing circle with her, and we connected with people who were grieving the loss of loved ones, which was the theme of this particular event. As part of the workshop, the participants were led to freeform write and together we wrote a song for each person using their words. The amount of love and support that was present was just incredible. I left the circle feeling uplifted and renewed. It was such an honor to be a part of this.

Miranda and I will be giving another workshop this Sunday in South Austin. If you happen to be in town, I encourage you to come to the event. The theme is Family Connection and Communication, but is really open for anything. There will be a new moon in the sky, and our focus will be on renewal, hope and new beginnings. Visit http://www.redwolfhealing.com/ for more info.

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Singing “Circle Game” with Shawnee

This past weekend I was a part of a great lineup for a Joni Mitchell Tribute Show. I sang the song “Circle Game” with Shawnee Kilgore. The event was a fundraiser for Kerry Polk, who is a fellow songwriter dealing with some health issues. It was such a beautiful show with so many amazing voices singing Joni’s songs.

As some of you know, I am also a painter. I have been teaching painting classes and have some really fun events coming up soon. I give lessons at schools, homes, breweries & more! If you would like to attend one of these classes, or want to host one of your own, please email me back to chat.

Sending you all lots of love,

Vanessa

European Press reviews for Return to Waves

Here are some links to see whReturn to Wavesat folks are saying about the new record:

Rootstime Belgium:

http://www.rootstime.be/CD%20REVIEUW/2015/FEB1/CD19.html

Insurgent Country:

http://insurgentcountry.net/reviews-Vanessa%20Lively%20-%20Return%20To%20Waves.html

Johnny’s Garden:

http://johnnysgarden.nl/?q=content/vanessa-lively-return-waves

Keys & Chords:

http://www.keysandchords.com/album-review-blog/vanessa-lively-return-to-waves

Real Roots Cafe:

Vanessa Lively, Return to Waves

 

Tour update, Austin 360 Radio & more…

Hey friends,

I am writing you from deep in the hills of West Virginia. Jason and I have been on tour since the CD Release a couple weeks ago and it has been amazing so far!! We have had great shows in TX, AR, MN, IL & OH, and now we’re heading to Nashville, Memphis & Little Rock for the last few shows of this trip. I am not looking forward to the crazy heat in Austin, but it is always nice to get home!

…Videos, Radio Performances & such…
There are many videos online from our CD Release at The Kessler Theatre in Dallas. Also, the KFAI live in-studio performance is archived so you can hear that online for another week or so. Click here to listen that show. When we get back to Texas, I’ll be uploading some videos from the Cactus Cafe show in Austin as well, and will post them to the website, so be on the the lookout for that…

And next week (Thursday July 14th / Bastille Day!) Jason and I will do a live in-studio performance for Austin’s new radio station Austin 360 Radio. You can listen online at www.austin360radio.com

Thank you for all your love and support!! Everything has been going really well with this new album and we will be setting up many more tours, so hopefully we’ll see you someday soon in the near future…

Lots of love,

Vanessa

p.s. the album is available for sale online via our website, iTunes & more!