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December 2004 TICE NOTES - -

Winter stands at our doorstep, patiently waiting her turn to dance
Snowflakes camp on strata clouds, shapeless yet
Time slows soon, but not too soon for me
Comes a winter’s lullaby on frozen winter’s trees


My great thanks to Brian Austin Whitney of JPFOLKS for a superb job at the Santa Ana music awards show.  Independent music is alive and well, friends.  CDBaby.com is the place to find a plethora of “the good stuff.”

Some recently discovered artists I like:
Mark Thunderwolf (Native flute)
The Dreamsickles are Tom Prasada-Rao and Carrie Cooper (contemporary and roots)
Melody Guy (Americana, country)
GUTA (intelligent, original, crossover rock & roll)
Wolfe (high-powered blues and rock)

Check them out at CDBaby.com

Thanks also to Andrea Clearfield, pianist, composer and producer of The Salon event in Philadelphia for a terrific evening of exceptional talent. If you live anywhere within driving distance of Philly, please treat yourself to an evening of musical bliss! Contact the website at http://internationalopus.com/Andrea_Clearfield

The new album and songs coming this Spring in four directions.
Until then, blessings on your winter time.

all peace…
jackie tice




Live shows – new venues you’ll like!

Fri Dec 31, 2004
   7 - 9 PM
First Night, York, PA


Sun Jan 23, 2005
   7:30 PM

 
The Raubsville Inn , Easton, PA
   25 Canal Road, 610-252-2165
   Caberet-Style Dinner and Show,
   one price, call for info
   more info next month on this great venue!
   

October 2004 TICE NOTES - -

Friends....
We're getting closer to release dates for the new record. I'm happy to report that the pre-release copy is being played on WXPN - 88.5 FM, Philadelphia. Call Michaela Majoun - diva of radio that's hip - if you want to hear it. 215-573-WXPN

NEWS and GIGS BELOW
The Salon, Philadelphia
Postponed from March, I will appear on Sunday October 24, at THE SALON, an event featuring superb musicianship, in the style of the 19th-century European salons. About ten performers tout the best of their latest musical endeavors spanning jazz, classical, and acoustical styles. There will also be a dance piece presented at this Salon.
I will be joined by William (Billy) Hall at this performance. 400 South Sydenham Street, 7:30 pm. Doors open at 7:00 pm, and you are advised to come early to get a seat. . Suggested donation $8 http://internationalopus.com/Andrea_Clearfield for more info.

The California trip, Los Angeles
From November 4-8, I will be in the Los Angeles-metro area, making my way into the offices of music supervisors, visiting TV studios and playing my songs. I have two performances scheduled. If you're from CA, email this address for further information.

An Award?
My all-acoustic, locally-released CD, In These Bones (2002, Saja Records), has been nominated as best traditional folk album by the JPF MUSIC AWARDS. This grassroots organization has over 25,000 member musicians/songwriters, including Jason Blume, the Dixie Chicks, and other famous folks, whose main purpose it is to close the gap between the mainstream "popular" perception of elitist musical talent and the actuality of many thousands of talented independent artists, putting out CD's and making credible contributions to the industry. This organization has a bigger pool than the Grammy's, thereby representing a truer picture of the music industry. My record is recognized in the same category as the Doc Watson/David Holt collection, Legacy, which puts me in very good company and very stiff competition.

VOTE - PLEASE!
all peace....
jackie tice

more to come...



Performance Schedule:

Sun Oct 24, 2004
   Reservations:
   215-893-0127
The Salon , Philadelphia, PA
An evening of food, art and music, modeled after the 19th Century European Salons, each month an evening of classical, folk and world music, dance and poetry is featured at this town home of pianist Andrea Clearfield. (http://www.internationalopus.com/Clearfield).
Varied performers. Great venue! (215) 893-0127


   

August 2004 TICE NOTES - -

Friends -

Welcome to the new people on this mailing list! Thanks to all of you being part of my core group of supporters – live music is a struggling phenomenon in light of cable, I-pods and other internet interactives. I deeply appreciate your commitment to its survival.

I have been traveling this summer and am back home now to get to the business of getting my new record, Human, out to all of you.

A few exciting gigs are coming up. Continue to check jackietice.com for news, reviews and articles. Thanks to Mike Space at Godfreys for the upcoming show with my dear friend and fellow-songwriter, Billy Hall.

all peace...
jackie tice



Performance Schedule:

Fri Aug 13, 2004
   9:30pm
Billy Goode’s
Happy to be going back to Newport for two shows during the Newport Jazz Festival! New Englanders – this would be the weekend to come hear me play.
29 Marlboro St., Newport, RI
(401) 848-5013
Great food, great prices.

Sat Aug 14, 2004
   2:00pm
Newport Mansion
A Private Garden Party, Newport RI
Fri Sept 3, 2004
   7:30pm-9:30pm
First Friday Celebration
Fox Optical
28 E. Third Street; 610-332-2400.


Thu Sept 16, 2004
   8:00pm
   Reservations:
   610-867-2390

 
Godfrey Daniels
Jacqline Tice / William Hall – almost grown up…
Award-winning songwriters, Hall and Tice, take the Godfreys stage together for the first time in seven years – these two formidable individual artists together creating a sound and energy greater than the sum of its parts! Don’t miss this!!
7 E. Fourth St., Bethlehem PA 610-867-2390


Sun Oct 24, 2004
   Reservations:
   215-893-0127
The Salon , Philadelphia, PA
An evening of food, art and music, modeled after the 19th Century European Salons, each month an evening of classical, folk and world music, dance and poetry is featured at this town home of pianist Andrea Clearfield. (http://www.internationalopus.com/Clearfield).
Varied performers. Great venue! (215) 893-0127


   

Mid May 2004 TICE NOTES - -

My Friends -

The mastered copy of 'Human' is on it's way to me from MInneapolis as I write this.

Mike von Muchow and Tom Tucker spent many hours tweaking the record to get it just right! Then, they listened to some of Prince's new CD, due to be released soon! I'm not usually one to be so bold - name dropping like that - but it's so funny to me, as well as kind of cool!

I'm taking two trips this summer to North Dakota to, again, be with 'my people,' the Mandan/Hidatsa. I wouldn't be doing the work I do without going back there. They are indelible in their effect upon my psyche, my soul and my art - both visual and musical. One of my recent paintings, Thunder Moon, specifically focuses on Thunder Butte in ND and it's sister-song of the same name made the record, with Bill Miller adding beautiful native flute to the piece.

I am preparing 100 limited-edition pre-release copies of Human for sale at the upcoming gigs. These will be signed and numbered and will include exclusive studio photos from the week we recorded the album. The official release of Human is not determined yet but, as I said, these pre-release copies will be available at gigs until they run out! E-me if you're out of the state or country and we can possibly get one to you.

For WDIY-FM (88.1) listeners, I'll be on The Blend with Ray Sommerville at 2:45pm on Wednesday, May 19.

Thank you
all peace...
jackie tice



Performance Schedule:

Sat May 22, and
Sun May 23 2004
   4pm
Stepping Stones Pow Wow
Dimmick Park, Hellertown, PA
Billy Hall, vocals and John Rauh, percussion


Thur May 27, 2004
9:00pm
MAYFAIR FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS, Cedar Beach Park, Allentown PA, Cedar Beach Park, Allentown PA
Master's Stage
Sage Ariel, vocals - Nick Franclik,bass - Billy Hall, vocals -
Kevin Soffera,drums & percussion - Bill Washer, guitar
This Gig Will Rock - we'll play everything from the new record, plus Coyote favorites.
 
August - Mystic CT, Newport RI
September - Bethlehem PA
October - Philadelphia PA
   

Mid-April 2004 TICE NOTES - -

Friends -

The new album, officially called Human, is finished and ready for mastering.

Bill Miller, Michael von Muchow and I spent most of the first week in April mixing the record.

A Cooper Hawk came and visited during a break, perching on a tree 20 feet from the porch at Signal Sound Studios, where we mixed and recorded the album. My great thanks to Pete Davis (owner/engineer) and to Rick Statkus (engineer), who were vital to the completion of this project.

I am eternally grateful to Billy Hall, who also spent many hours post-production, recording, editing and gathering all the source material necessary for getting the record ready to mix.

Great thanks to Michael von Muchow, from La Crosse, WI, who flew in to be part of this. His honest approach to the music is enlivening. I recommend him highly to others in the music biz. He is also handling the mastering end of the process, along with Tom Tucker, who mixes Prince's records, in Minneapolis.

This record would not exist without Bill Miller. It's the best record I've ever made - hands down! His commitment to his vision and ability to hold the space of intention and positive energy is miraculous. In the face of his own rising career, it was truly an act of love that he guided this beautiful journey and the resulting music to its completion.

Another important part of this project and one of it's magical moments came with the publication of Geoff Gehman's two-page spread in the Morning Call, Allentown PA.. Geoff spent hours interviewing and visiting with me, Bill Miller, Jamey Haddad and others to write this beautiful piece documenting the magic and the making of this album. The article is posted here at jackietice.com.

I had no intention of recording an album at this time. I was looking for a house to buy when all this came to my attention. Some things are painfully obvious as the right thing to do.

Everyone who came to this project said the same thing. They did it because they felt like it was the right thing to do. It called to them. There is no accounting for that feeling between people. It's just a gift!

So, as we complete another step along the way toward the "whatever," I'm grateful and look forward to holding the finished product in my hands, and also to sharing it with all of you.

Hang in there ----------it's coming........

all peace....
jackie tice



Performance Schedule:

Sat Apr 24, 2004
   2:30pm
Native American Heritage Day, Horsham, PA
(215)343-0965
 
Sat Apr 24, 2004
   8:00pm
   $10
Project RAIN (Resource American Indian Needs) Benefit Concert 
590 West Valley Forge Road, King Of Prussia, PA
(610)431-4620
other performers include Spirit Rain, Daria, So's Your Mom
 
Sun Apr 25, 2004
   2:15pm  
EARTH DAY  Huntingdon, PA
(814)643-2659
 
Thur May 27, 2004
9:00pm
MAYFAIR FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS, Cedar Beach Park, Allentown PA
Master's Stage
with trio
   

Late March 2004 TICE NOTES - -

My Friends -

I have just emerged from a one-week recording marathon with BILL MILLER. Six weeks after handing him a demo, the wind swept us into the studio, where we created high art with JAMEY HADDAD (Paul Simon, Lenny Kravitz, Dave Liebman), PETE CUMMINGS (Oak Ridge Boys, Tanya Tucker, Elvis Presley!), JOSHUA YUDKIN (Bill Miller's oft-seen accompanist), TONY DOMINIC (UNAMI), BILLY HALL (Frostwater, Peter Yarrow, Pete Seeger) and GARY RISSMILLER (Phil Woods, Charles Fambrough).

You won't hear the results on CD for another month or two, however, a few gigs coming up will give us opportunity to showcase some songs.

The full moon has birthed another baby....

all peace....
jackie tice



Performance Schedule:

Sat Mar 13, 2004
   7:30pm-10:30pm
   $10
Cerridwyn Music and Art Festival
various performers including ACCo
    (A Chorus Celebrating Women)
Mauch Chunk Opera House , Jim Thorpe, PA - 570-325-0249

We headline at approx. 9:30pm 
Art show open from 2-5pm (my painting White Crow Woman will exhibit)

Thu Mar 25, 2004
   6:45pm  
Celebrating Women's History Month
YWCA  Pottsville, PA
(570)622-055


Thu Apr 1, 2004
   8:00pm
Godfrey Daniels, Bethlehem PA
Opening for BILL MILLER
610-867-2390/reservations required

 
Thu Apr 2, 2004
   8:00pm
Godfrey Daniels, Bethlehem PA
Opening for BILL MILLER
610-867-2390/sold out

 
Sat Apr 24, 2004
   2:30pm
Native American Heritage Day, Horsham, PA
(215)343-0965
 
Sat Apr 24, 2004
   8:00pm
   $10
Project RAIN (Resource American Indian Needs) Benefit Concert 
590 West Valley Forge Road, King Of Prussia, PA
(610)431-4620
other performers include Spirit Rain, Daria, So's Your Mom
 
Sun Apr 25, 2004
   2:15pm  
EARTH DAY  Huntingdon, PA
(814)643-2659
 
Thur May 27, 2004
9:00pm
MAYFAIR FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS, Cedar Beach Park, Allentown PA
Master's Stage
with trio
   

February 2004 TICE NOTES - -

Greetings Friends...

My driveway is packed with snow and ice. I'm doing my best to look towards Spring and Summer - writing new songs and painting, resting up for the big thaw just around the corner. Right!

Coming in March is a very hip Jim Thorpe event. The Cerridwyn (Ker-i-dwin) Music and Arts Festival will feature women artists and musicians at the famed Mauch Chunk Opera House.

The festival will begin in the gallery space at the Opera House with an exclusive Art Exhibit from 2pm – 5pm. The Opera House doors will re-open at 7pm for an exhibition of artwork, musical performances mixed with poetry readings and featured performances by the ACCO chorus and myself.  Lite Fare and refreshments are included in a $10.00 ticket price.

Part of the excitement for me is that I will hang two paintings for the Art Exhibit.

The gallery page on the website is still in the design stage, so this is an opportunity to get a preview of some of my visual work and to hear the songs inspired by them.

An exciting opportunity this month is at the Salon in Philadelphia. Modeled after the 19th Century European Salons,each month an evening of classical, folk and world music, dance and poetry is featured at this townhome of pianist Andrea Clearfield (http://www.internationalopus.com/Clearfield).

Allentown musician Steve Brosky has finished recording a bluesy, funky cover of my song, Trouble, from my Let In The Joy album. Recorded at Westwires Studio (www.westwires.com), the backing vocals are provided by Billy Hall, my daughter Sagi, Paco the drummer! and myself.

Other news is on the burner for next time. Please drop me a note and thank you for your support!

all peace...
jackie tice


Performance Schedule:

Fri Feb 06, 2004
   7:30pm-9:30pm
First Friday Celebration
Cleo's , Third St., Bethlehem, PA

Sat Feb 07, 2004
   7:30pm-10:30pm
   $10
Cerridwyn Music and Art Festival
various performers including ACCo
    (A Chorus Celebrating Women)
Mauch Chunk Opera House , Jim Thorpe, PA - 570-325-0249

 
Sun Feb 29, 2004 The Salon , Philadelphia, PA
An evening of food, art and music, modeled after the 19th Century European Salons. Varied performers. Great venue! (215) 893-0127
 
Thu Mar 25, 2004
   6:45pm  
Celebrating Women's History Month
YWCA  Pottsville, PA
(570)622-055


   

NOVEMBER 2003 TICE NOTES - -

Friends -

Thank you - all who've attended shows and bought CD's through October. I so appreciate your continued support and generosity of spirit.

The next two weekends will be fun and filled with music. First, Godfrey Daniels is sponsoring their annual Craft Faire Extraordinaire on Saturday, November 22 from 9-4pm, with live music playing from 11-3. I will be appearing with my special guest, Bill Hall. You'll remember him from the Blue Coyote record and from our extraordinary journey to Kerrville Folk Festival in 1996, when we, as two individual songwriters, entered the field of 800 entrants for the Emerging Artists competition there. As fate would have it, we BOTH came home as two of the six winners of the New Folk Award that year. Pretty cool! At this gig, we'll debut the song we just wrote together - not to be missed!

The following weekend - November 29 and 30 - you'll have another chance to attend a Native American Pow Wow. This one, again at Dimmick Park in Hellertown, will be held in a huge, heated tent, with enough room for a dance circle, vendors of Native crafts, leathergoods, jewelry and clothing, and two Indiginous drumming groups. I will play, as well, in the late afternoon hours. This is a non-profit event to raise money for the People of the Tayac Sun Dance - held on Piscataway Nation grounds in southern Maryland. My friends, Eagle Claw Victoria and Sherry Running Bear, are organizing the event. I am happy to be part of it.

Check the website at http://jackietice.com for updated info and to check future performance dates.

My CD, Let In The Joy, is now available at http://cdbaby.com/tice2 .

all peace.....
jackie tice


Performance Schedule:

Saturday, Nov. 22
   1PM
GODFREY DANIEL'S CRAFT FAIRE EXTRAORDINAIRE
ICE HOUSE, SAND ISLAND, BETHLEHEM PA
610-867-2390 OR GODFREYDANIELS.ORG


Sat, Sun, Nov 28, 29
   late afternoon
STEPPING STONES POW WOW
DIMMICK PARK, HELLERTOWN PA
610-838-1141


   
 

Booking and Contact:
Saja Maka Music
booking@jackietice.com
PO Box 333
Center Valley PA 18034 USA

 

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