Music

Standing Rock Cultural Arts presents:

RAW PURR 15TH BIRTHDAY PARTY
-AN ACOUSTIC EVENING OF EMOTIONALLLY INTELLIGENT MUSIC
-WITH GUEST, BELOW JUPITER

The North Water Street Gallery. 257 N. Water St.

SATURDAY, MAY 15, 8PM

COST: FREE. DONATIONS ACCEPTED.

CONTACT: 330-673-4970

ABOUT RAW PURR

The story begins with piano lessons 1st thru 8th grades. I hated the
discipline of practicing. In first grade I was already flicking lessons
occasionally. I only kept at it because I didn't want to disappoint my
dad (that fact, ironically, was the driving force of most of my early life).

Recitals every year. In 7th grade, I forgot where I was going and had to
start over (Liebestraum) so you better believe I took the book with me
in 8th grade (Moonlight Sonata - country blues and minor classical -
need I go on about where the darkness of my music came from?).

In high school I was in a band playing and singing Neil Young and
Aerosmith. Those were the only two music books I had. That 7th grade
experience hadn't left me.

I was married and with infant at 19, finishing college, pursuing a
career, managing a household so I disconnected with playing music until
15 years later. Lots of pent-up shit 15 years later. Lots to write about.

Being a romance junkie from a very early age combined with the eloquence
of my dark music past - and lots of emotion to spill - I jokingly (only
half) dubbed myself the Ballad Queen.

I've since expanded more into music that charts the progress of my
awakening (although I still write an occasional kick-ass ballad) - which
we're all stumbling towards (hopefully).

The piano playing? I still play at an 8th grade level but with decades
more experience in nuance!

The point of all of this documenting of my search through song, through
my voice which is my most potent tool? How real can I get? How much of
the conditioned shit (fear is big on that list) can I cast off so that I
can expand to become the fullest peace,love&groove pilgrim possible?
We're all called to that. The world is so in need of that...