Join Annie May Willis and a band of amazing musicians and artists for an evening of song, poetry, art, and dance to celebrate the release of Annie's second album, This Love!
Originally from rural New York, singer/songwriter, Annie May Willis' roots in classical violin and Appalachian folk music have grown into a raw and poetic voice for love, community, service, grace, and healing. She blends the worlds of heart and spirit and speaks to the places that both ache and rejoice in all of us.
Annie will be joined by several talented singers, musicians, and co-writers who recorded on her album, Aea Luz, Ty Hammond, Jakob Pek, Lauren Arrow....and more! After the performance, local resident Pink MammothDJs will bring some beats to continue the night's celebration.
Please join us in a night of acoustic performance and a boutique market as we welcome Annie May Willis and Temple Ro back to Colorado!
$10 Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/annie-may-willis-live-temple-ro-marketplace-tickets-42450111426
(ALL Proceeds go to the artist!)
ANNIE MAY WILLIS
Originally hailing from rural New York, singer/songwriter, Annie May Willis first learned the language of music through her family of singers and musicians and 12 years of violin lessons. Now in California, her roots in classical violin and Appalachian folk music have grown into a raw and poetic voice for love, ritual, service, grace, and healing. She blends the worlds of heart and spirit and speaks to the places that both ache and rejoice in all of us. Her music has been described as "pure heart; every song a thank you, a reminder, a promise, a memory." She is currently working on her second album release.
Listen to Annie here:
Born from a culture of expression and through a dedicated commitment to the advocacy of all beings, Temple Ro is ethical festival fashion with a compassionate heart. They believe that fashion and care for the world can walk hand in hand, that every woman is beautiful and valuable, that equality extends past humanity, and that velvet might just be the most precious of all the jewels. Their clothing is 100% made in the USA by people who’s names they know and from ethically sourced fabrics. These garments are sure to be the most flattering, most comfortable and highest quality pieces you’ve ever worn. A must have for both ceremony and celebration.
Check out Temple Ro here:
Dress in cover photo by Temple Ro
Photo by Jim Dziura
Come join us on April 21st at the Yoga Center of Chico for an evening of beauty ~ singing, dancing and herbal delights!
Aea Luz and Annie May Willis join together to perform their original songs ~ weaving their journeys of the heart into a night of song. They will be followed by a performance by DunkelpeK, perfect for deep meditation and movement and/or contact improvisation. Nadeja from Matriarikas Apothecary will delight you with her exquisite teas and samples of her healing cordials.
$10-$20 at the door, sliding scale.
The Yoga Center of Chico has limited seating, please bring a cushion or folding chair for comfort!
About the musicians and offerings:
Aea Luz is a singer/songwriter from Chico, slaying the darkness with an honest tongue so ethereal and magnificent it seduces your soul.
Annie May Willis is a singer/songwriter from the Bay Area. Annie's soulful and earth bound music will carry you home to your heart.
About DunkelpeK: The tremendous roar of silence. The sublime expanse of emptiness. The perfect harmony of chaos. These are the sonic worlds that DunkelpeK explores. Theirs is a vast, hyper-dimensional music born from the Heart of Love. A duet made up by percussionist Nava Dunkelman and guitarist Jakob Pek, DunkelpeK’s visceral sound and deep, musical communion opens a doorway to the ineffable beauty of life.
About Matriarikas Apothecary: Matriarikas Apothecary is alive in loving relationship with the wisdom of the botanical world. Nadeja is a Traditional Western Herbalist, Aromatherapy, and Flower Essence practitioner, who makes unique plant based remedies and teaches classes in Chico, CA and the Bay Area.
~ Through their physical mediums, may these herbal offerings bring deep healing and radiant vibrations. ~
Email MatriarikasApothecary@gmail.com for more information.
Join Annie and friends to celebrate the release of Annie's debut album, "Steady On." Annie will be performing her original songs, along with offerings of visual art, raw chocolate, libations, flowers by Will Atwell, and a trunk show by SF clothing brand Temple Ro.
Doors open at 8pm - live music will start at approx 8:45.
And then stay a while and enjoy the sounds and beats of DJs Jonathan Will of Pink Mammoth and Trever Pearson after the performance and get your groove on!
Please feel free to invite family and friends to this night of music, art, and community!
From the artist:
"In what seems like a miraculous combination of magic, grace and steady encouragement from friends and family, I was given the opportunity to record 9 of my original songs with master sound engineer and producer, Jay-J.
At a very young age, I was infused with an appreciation for music and poetry. From 12 years of violin lessons, to listening to my mother play the piano and my older brothers and sisters sing and play music together, to reading my father's poetry; music and art have always been a part of my life. However, it wasn't until about 2 years ago that I began to write my own songs, sing and play guitar and other instruments. The songs that have come through in these 2 years originate from my heart, dreams and experiences in life, and I am humbled and excited to share them with you. Many hands, voices and inspirations are within this project and I am deeply grateful for them all."
Annie will be accompanied by the talents of (Robert James Ryan III), Lily Eggers, Jonathan Rossi, Homer Hsu, Darby McConnell, Ali Maya, Eleanor Tara, Joanna Fassl Penn, Lauren Arrow and more!