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Birthday Season, Summer Shows, Ashokan Family Camp!

Dear Friends,

The birthday girl and her GrandmothersMay was a very special month here, as both my daughter Storey and I celebrated birthdays- and somehow, amazingly, Storey is now a teenager!

Many of you here have watched her grow up, her first live performance with us was just about nine years ago, when she was in her last days as a three year old. We were performing at a small theater in Seatte, and I asked Storey if she wanted to join us onstage that day. We put a little chair in the back of the stage, and she sat there for most of the performance, just fascinated by the audience of children.



Los Angeles 2014
Now here we are in 2014, and although she is still the same lovely, funny and kind Storey that we knew as a three year old, she now stands in the front, plays guitar better than I can at this point, sings in harmony with her mom and dad and makes us happier than we could have ever possibly imagined. We count our blessings every single day.


Blue Clouds
Today we are so grateful to find out that we won an Independent Music Award for our album “Blue Clouds”- thank you so much to the judges for this wonderful recognition.

Independent Music Awards



I want to share news of a fantastic new summer program happening in my neighborhood- the first Ashokan Family Camp will be hosted this summer by my dear friends Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer at the Ashokan Center in Olivebridge NY, just down the road from us in Woodstock. Cathy and Marcy have assembled a fantastic staff, including Bill Harley, Joakim Lartey, Billy Jonas and many other gifted and generous music educators. If you are looking for a beautiful summer adventure this August, that will bring your family into the great outdoors and create opportunities to play music together as a family, look no further!

Ashokan Family Camp

M Shanghai BandFinally, this weekend begins our summer performing season and we are so excited to be playing with our friends The M Shanghai String Band again. We had crazy fun playing with them in NYC earlier this spring, and we are looking forward to more shows with them this summer. Join us on Saturday at the Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center- it is free!

PEACE
elizabeth mitchell and you are my flower



New Album released today, Richmond VA this weekend and more!

the_sounding_joy_300Dear Friends

Although it feels a little silly to talk about Christmas music in October, here I am sharing some holiday news with you. Our new album “The Sounding Joy: Christmas Songs in and out of the Ruth Crawford Seeger Songbook” was released today, October 15, on Smithsonian Folkways.

This album was a labor of love. Over the last four years, we worked sporadically in our home studio, collaborating with friends and neighbors and finding new ways to sing and play old Christmas songs. Really old Christmas songs! We are joined by Peggy Seeger, Natalie Merchant, Amy Helm, Gail Ann Dorsey, Dan Zanes, Chris Wood, Marco Benevento, Happy Traum, Aoife O’Donovan, John Sebastian, Jay Ungar and Molly Mason, Mike+Ruthy, Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams, Joan Osborne, Suzan-Lori Parks and more more more. I won’s say much more about it right now, maybe I will wait til it gets just a little bit colder outside! But for now, I wanted to celebrate it’s release date, and let you know that it is here, when and if you are ready to hear it.

Click here to visit the album page!

Also! We will be in Richmond VA this coming weekend! We have never been to nor played music in Richmond VA- this is exciting! Please join us and spread the word if you can . We will be joined by our friend Dan Zanes which should be so much fun.

Also this weekend is the Fall Family Fun Festival at the Ashokan Center in Olivebridge NY. We played this event last year and had such a beautiful day. We will be joined again by our dear friends Jay Ungar and Molly Mason. Join us and learn to make a broom, paint a pumpkin or make and drink apple cider with us!

xoxo

elizabeth mitchell and you are my flower



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