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.
ABOUT RAW PURR
The story begins with piano lessons 1st thru 8th grades. I hated
discipline of practicing. In first grade I was already flicking
occasionally. I only kept at it because I didn't want to disappoint
dad (that fact, ironically, was the driving force of most of my
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
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
Aerosmith. Those were the only two music books I had. That 7th
experience hadn't left me.
I was married and with infant at 19, finishing college, pursuing
career, managing a household so I disconnected with playing music
15 years later. Lots of pent-up shit 15 years later. Lots to write
Being a romance junkie from a very early age combined with the
of my dark music past - and lots of emotion to spill - I jokingly
half) dubbed myself the Ballad Queen.
I've since expanded more into music that charts the progress
awakening (although I still write an occasional kick-ass ballad)
we're all stumbling towards (hopefully).
The piano playing? I still play at an 8th grade level but with
more experience in nuance!
The point of all of this documenting of my search through song,
my voice which is my most potent tool? How real can I get? How
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
We're all called to that. The world is so in need of that...