We are officially in the season of holiday goodness so, say hello to Christmas decorations, holiday songs in every store, candles being lit and gatherings of family and friends. The Lonesome Lovers and I very much enjoy this time of year and we've got a few special events in the Seattle area coming up starting this Friday that we feel embrace this time of year.
So first the quick lighting of a candle, followed by the long slow dance of a snowflake... Friday, December 6th:
Carrie Clark & the Lonesome Lovers Annual Holiday Hootenanny & Sing-a-Long with Angie Louise at Egan's Sunday, December 15th:
Underwood Stables Presents A Charlie Brown Christmas - Holiday Hootenanny Part 2 Thursday, December 19th:
A Heart Needs A Home, Richard Thompson Tribute Show to Benefit Solid Ground
Saturday, January 4th:
Happy 2014 at the Conor Byrne Pub
And now the dance of the snowflake.... THIS Friday, December 6th
Carrie Clark & the Lonesome Lovers annual Holiday Hootenanny and Sing-a-Long with Angie Louise Egan's Ballard Jam House:
1707 NW Market Street (in Ballard), Seattle, WA 7pm show
Doors open at 6pm. For the little kids (more rudolf and frosty). 9pm show
Doors open at 8:30pm. For the big kids (more whiskey and sass-a-frass).
Both shows include sing-a-longs, santa hats, special guests, Carrol's Caramels, full dinner menu, sodas, beer, wine and cocktails.
$10 cover kids under 12 are free
These shows are filling up fast and tend to sell out so make your reservations soon soon soon! email@example.com Sunday, December 15th Underwood Stables presents A Charlie Brown Christmas - Holiday Hootenanny Part 2
This show is another all ages event at an amazing private space in Fremont. Hit me up at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to come to this show and I'll send you the details. Thursday, December 19th A Heart Needs A Home, Richard Thompson Tribute Show to Benefit Solid Ground's Housing for the homeless
The Royal Room
: 5000 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, WA
7:30pm (all ages) show and 9:30pm show
The best way to round out excessive celebration is to give back to the community and Solid Ground is one of my favorite organizations here in Seattle. This show is all about songs by Richard Thompson with a crazy fabulous all star line up of Seattle musicians led by our own Wayne Horovitz and also includes Bill Frisell. I'll be performing a couple songs along with Robin Holcomb, Eli West, Reggie Garrett, Darren Loucas, Jim Page, Paul Benoit and many more. Proceeds from this event will go to support Solid Ground adn the more than 55,000 King County residents they help each year with housing, food and life skills. Saturday, January 4th: Conor Byrne Pub
This show isn't in December, but it is early January and still part of the holidays in my book. Join the Lonesome Lovers and I in the sparkly new year of 2014 at the Conor Byrne Pub. We'll have some exciting news to share with you for the upcoming year. Conor Byrne Pub:
5140 Ballard Avenue NW, Seattle
Whew! So many good fun things this month, we really hope you can join us! Wishing you all a fabulously wonderfully love filled sparkly celebration of all that is good this December. Thank you for being here on this music journey with us, we love you all very much!
carrie, greg,rob, dave and kohen
We have officially entered fall and are moving really fast towards winter and the holiday season is right on our tails. I've been enjoying the change in the seasons and super excited for the beauty and joy of the holidays. For you folks in and around Seattle, with the holidays comes our annual Holiday Hootenanny! This year we are doing two shows, so I'm hoping you all will mark your calendars and make your reservations as these shows sell out fast. Here's the skinny.....
Friday, December 6th
Carrie Clark & the Lonesome Lovers annual Holiday Hootenanny and Sing-a-Long
at Egan's Ballard Jam House in Ballard, Seattle, WA
7pm show will be geared more for the younger kiddos (under age 12 are free).
9pm show will be geared for the big kids.
Both shows will include sing-a-longs, special guests and Carrol's Caramels
Doors open at 6pm for the early show and at 8:30pm for the late show.
Full dinner menu, sodas, beer, wine and cocktails all evening long.
$10 cover kids under 12 are free
These shows do sell so out so make your reservations soon (206) 789-1621.
Lots more fun coming up in the next few months so until then, enjoy the transition of fall to winter and I look forward to seeing you all soon soon soon!
Summer is flying by! I feel like I'm just barely holding on by a thread to maintain what little is left of this fantastic summer we are having here in the NW.
And summer fun means summer concerts and I am happy to say that the Lonesome Lovers and I will be performing this Wednesday, August 21st at Shoreline Concerts in the Park! This is a free all ages event so pack up the kiddos, a picnic and come join us at Cromwell Park. Our little guy Ryder will be there as well so we hope you can join us!
Wednesday, August 21st
Shoreline Concerts in the Park
18030 Meridian Avenue North
7pm to 8:30pm http://www.shorelinearts.net/
Now get out in that sunshine! smooches,
photo by Laurie Clark Photography
Hi everyone! It's been a crazy few months since I last wrote and there is someone I would like for you all to meet.... The newest member of the Lonesome Lovers, please welcome, Ryder Lawrence Novelli, born April 20th at 6:05am weighing 8.7 pounds and measuring 20 inches. I am so so so very much in love with this little guy and can't wait for you all to meet him. I posted a few pictures below so you can see his sweet face.
With all this time off basking in this new world of Mommyland, I wanted to let you know I do have some shows coming up....
For those of you in and around Seattle...
The Lonesome Lovers and I will be back performing starting August 21st at Shoreline Concerts in the Park! I hope you can join us for this free all ages event.
And for those of you in Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands or in Arizona, Californa, New Mexico and Oregon....
I'll be in Europe October/November 2014 and the SW in May 2014. If you are interested in hosting a house concert on a weekend or a smaller event during the week (dessert and song) please contact me and we can chat about how you can have me perform for you and your friends right in your own living room or back yard.
I hear Ryder waking up so I better run! Hoping you all are enjoying the beginnings of summer and I look forward to seeing you all soon!
At the hospital and the last photo of me big and preggo. It's time!
One month old and completely stolen my heart.
30 hours later, our little boy arrived Welcome Ryder Lawrence Novelli.
Can't wait to meet you all!
Hi Folks! We just played our last show here in Seattle at the Triple Door and what an amazing evening! I'm now officially on hiatus to wait for our little boy bundle of joy who is scheduled to arrive sometime around April 20th.
Drop me a note anytime and I'll be sure to post some photos of our little guy just as soon as I am able.
Thank you all for checking in from time to time, for being on this journey with me and for supporting musicians like myself. Without fabulous people like you, I couldn't do what I do.
Happy February and Happy Happy Birthday to all my fellow Aquarians! Yes, I love February! Not only because it is my birthday month but also because it is a short little month usually sparked with unpredictable weather, a charge in the air and then just like that, spring is just around the corner. This month my hubby and I had a pre-baby vacation in Hawaii where we basked in sunshine with our toes in the sand watching humpback whales dancing on the horizon. It was peaceful and relaxing and I'm finding that between my bouts of pure panic that someone in the very near future will call me Mom, I also feel a sense of excitement that this little life inside of me is going to change my world in a lot of very wonderful ways.
Our show countdown to Mommy world is getting smaller by the day so I'll get right to it and let you know where we'll be in the next few weeks. For those of you near Seattle, don't forget to mark your calendars for our last show here at the Triple Door on Sunday, March 3rd. Tickets are available now and I highly suggest getting yours ahead (see link below). You wouldn't want to miss out on seeing this belly which is sure to be quite sizable by then (remember earlier when I mentioned the whales?). Show countdown to Mommy world here in Washington....
Friday, February 15th: Doe Bay Cafe in Olga on Orcas Island, WA
Celebrating Valentine's Day with songs of love, lust and loneliness
7pm to 9pm / all ages!http://doebay.com
Friday, February 22nd: Crossroads in Bellevue, WA
7pm to 9pm / all ageshttp://www.crossroadsbellevue.com/SpecialEvents/MusicattheMarketStage Seattle and surrounding, PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!!
Sunday, March 3rd at 7:30pm
TRIPLE DOOR MAIN STAGE
opening the evening the very lovely and amazing Shenandoah Davis
All ages show
Tickets available now! http://tripledoor.net/Calendar/Events/March-2013/Carrie-Clark---Shenandoah-Davis.aspx?date=2013-03-03
Thank you for being here on this list and for reading all the way to the end. I adore and appreciate you all so so very much! Happy February and don't forget to hug your favorite Aquarian!
Happy sparkly new year everyone! I don't know what it is like in your neck of the woods, but the northwest has been extra sunny sparkly in the beginning of this brand spanking new year! I hope you all enjoyed the holidays with your nearest and dearest and are feeling the rejuvenation and excitement that comes with the beginning of something new. There is definitely a spark of excitement in our world and it takes shape of a very special little side project I have been working on the last few months that I'd like to tell you all about. Drum roll please.........
I've got a bun in the oven and my hubby and I are very excited to meet this little bundle of joy in April. How's that for a little news and excitement! I'm nervous, excited, anxious, overwhelmed, excited, nervous did I mention a bit anxious? In preparation for our little bundle of love, I'll be playing just a few select shows close to home and then I will be taking a few months to get ready for our little guy to arrive (yup! We are having a little boy!). For those of you in the SW and over in Europe, it means I won't get to visit with you this year, but I am already making plans to be back in your neck of the woods in 2014. For those of you here in the NW region, I've got a few shows coming up including one very special event I hope you can save the date for as it will be a grand and glamorous night with each and every one of the Lonesome Lovers in tow... Please save the date! Sunday, March 3rd at the Triple Door Main Stage!
I'll keep in touch with you all over the next few months to let you know how our little family is doing. I'll miss seeing many of your faces this year, but you can be certain I'll have lots of stories and some new songs to share with you when I see you next. Show countdown to Mommy world here in Washington....
Friday, January 18th: Sorrento Hotel's Fireside Lounge in Seattle, WA 7:30pm to 10:30pm / all ages!
Friday, February 15th: Doe Bay Cafe in Olga, WA
7pm to 9pm / all ages!
Saturday, March 2nd: Poverty Bay Wine Festival, Des Moines, WA Seattle and surrounding, PLEASE SAVE THE DATE!!!
Sunday, March 3rd at 7:30pm
TRIPLE DOOR MAIN STAGE Seattle, WA
with Shenandoah Davis
All ages show$12 advance / $15 door
Advance tickets available now! tripledoor.net/Calendar/Events/March-2013/Carrie-Clark---Shenandoah-Davis.aspx?date=2013-03-03
Thank you for reading to the end, thank you for being on this list and thank you for being such an amazing source of inspiration to me. I feel so very lucky to have such wonderful people to share this musical journey with. Wishing you and yours a sparkly beginning to a beautiful new year!
It's a holly jolly December and the festivities have already begun. I'm a fan of the holidays. I love the smell of cider and gingerbread, the numerous holiday parties with friends and family and the feeling that a new year is just ahead ready to burst with all it's possibilities. It's an electric and exciting time of year meant to be spent with those you love and adore. And speaking of time spent with folks I love and adore, we have two fabulous shows right here in Seattle for you fabulously lovely people so I'll get right to it before the snowflakes start to fall and Grandma asks for another nip of holiday punch...
The short and sweet shake of the snowglobe..... Friday, December 7th: Sixth Annual Tom Waits Tribute Show Saturday, December 15th: Holiday Hootenanny at Egan's Musical gifts for the holidays
And the long wait for the cookies to bake in the oven... Friday, December 7th: Sixth Annual Tom Waits Tribute Show at the Conor Byrne
If you are a Tom Waits fan, this night is just for you. Dave, Greg, Rob and I will be joining a host of Seattle bands performing nothing but Tom Waits tunes. Show starts at 8pm, we go on late late at 12am. 13 bands playing nothing but Tom Waits and the proceeds go the Cafe Racer Love Fund. It's going to be an amazing night, I hope you can join us! Conor Byrne Pub:
5140 Ballard Avenue NW, Seattle, WA
Advance tickets recommended:
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/297005 Saturday, December 15th: Holiday Hootenanny at Egan's with the Von Piglet Family Players
That's right it is time for our annual holiday hootenanny! Join Greg and I along with Sue and Vincent from the Von Piglet Family Players for an all star holiday hootenanny performing your favorite holiday songs with Santa hats, sing-a-longs, Carrol's Caramels and other festive surprises. Reservations are HIGHLY recommended as this is a very small and cozy venue so don't delay and get your seat reserved. Call (206) 789-1621. This show is all ages, yes, ALL AGES and cover is $10 at the door. Egan's Ballard Jam House
: 1707 NW Market Street, Seattle, Washington
Doors open at 8:30pm. Show starts at 9pm. ALL AGES http://www.ballardjamhouse.com/
Facebook event link for RSVP's and spreading the word https://www.facebook.com/events/113419195483790 Musical gifts for the holidays
Just in case you need a little something special for the holidays I'm doing a short and sweet holiday sale. $15 for any one of my CDs signed, wrapped and mailed to the one you love. Just email me what CD you would like, who it is for and where to mail it. Nothing like giving something local and made with love for your loved ones. Email me by Monday, December 17th so I have plenty of time to mail it for the holidays.
Thank you for reading to the end, thank you for being on this list and thank you for being such an amazing source of inspiration to me. I feel so very lucky to have such wonderful people to share this musical journey with. Wishing you and yours a beautiful holiday and an amazing beginning to a new year!
Hi folks, I apologize for the added newsletter this month, but so much has been added and changed that I didn't want you to miss a thing! First and foremost a little bad news, Jill Cohn has come down with a terrible cold and will not make the show this Friday at Egan's. The good news, my fabulously talented friends, Sue Corcoran and Vincent Gates (aka The Von Piglet Family Players) have offered to jump in so they will be joining me instead! You'll love their songs, their fabulous harmonies and who knows, if you ask nicely, it's possible we could be persuaded to sing you a few old songs from the Looking for Sailors days :) Please join us, it's going to be a really wonderful night!
And these two shows just added!!
For you radio fans, I'll be performing on KBCS 91.9FM Bellevue at 2pm Friday afternoon before the show. Listen in! http://kbcs.fm
Saturday, I'll be crossing over to the east side of the bridge, to open for my friends, the Side Project, for their CD release party at Top Shelf Broiler (formerly Olive You).
Venue details and information follow below and I very much hope to see your smiling faces this Friday, Saturday or sometime very very soon! Oh yes! And one last thing, please tell your friends. The more the merrier!
carrie THIS FRIDAY, November 16th - Carrie's Fall Red Boots Tour Homecoming Show with the Von Piglet Family Players
Egan's Ballard Jam House
1707 NW Market Street
Doors open at 8:30pm. Show starts at 9pm. ALL AGES http://www.ballardjamhouse.com/
Reservations recommended as this is a small and wonderfully intimate venue: 206.789.1621
Egan's has yummy small plates, beer, wine, coffee, tea hot cocoa and all ages are welcome! I hope to see you there!
Facebook event link for RSVP's and spreading the word https://www.facebook.com/events/113419195483790 Saturday, November 17th
Top Shelf Broiler (formerly Olive You)
89 Kirkland Avenue
Opening for the Side Project for their CD release party! Join us! www.topshelfbroiler.com
The grey and the rain have made their way to the NW with fall blowing through faster than I can find my rain powered puddle stomping boots. I had a ball touring though the SW and will be celebrating my return here in Seattle with a homecoming show at Egan's in Ballard Friday, November 16th. For those of you here in town, you can hear first hand about some of my favorite highlights from the road as well as an announcement about a little side project I have been working on.
For those of you who can't come to the show or just want to hear first tales first, here are my highlights from this year's SW Fall Boots Tour. It includes some of the most wonderful house concerts I've had the honor of performing, a few of my favorite venues all throughout the SW, some new favorite spots and a long list of familiar faces that came to shows, put me up, fed me and showed me a whole lot of love. These photos are just a small sample of the tour with quite a few places left out due to my excitement to chat with folks and completely forgetting to take photos. I hope you enjoy....
First stop, Portland's Shaker and Vine where I got to play a cozy set opening for my friends, Willow and the Embers.
Willow and I post show. Me heading out on tour and Willow heading home from tour. My next stop was Roseburg, Oregon where the freeway was packed full U of O Duck fans heading to the game and entertaining me with their extravagant car decorations.
Amazing sunny and warm day in Laguna Beach where I got to spend the morning walking on the ocean. It's also where I saw the funniest sign on tour "Naked co-ed volleyball at 2pm today cancelled due to lack of balls." Bummer huh!
This year's house concert at the Page's in Bosque Farms, no gloves or winter coat required! Photo by Loch Page.
On the road heading out of Santa Fe, NM and saying goodbye to sage surrounded in blooms of purple and yellow.
New Mexico behind me, Arizona in front of me.....
Where the road is windy, curvy and downright beautiful!
Performing at Genghis Cohen in Los Angeles. It was an extra special night shared with my fellow friends and songwriters, Nicole Torres, Jill Cohn and Camille Bloom. Photo by Holly Smith.
I spent the morning checking out the boats in Alameda...
You can't see them, but the bay is FULL of sailboats and motor boats.
While I was crawling through town I did get to see Super Man on stilts.
4000 miles was quickly forgotten (sorry Oakland) I officially left California and entered Oregon.
Not officially home, but my tour is officially complete. Thank you everyone for such an amazing few weeks. See you all again soon!
Willow and the Embers in action. Their new album, Radio Sky, is beautiful and kept me sane during my long hours driving. Perfect for quiet windy roads under the stars.
Hit 1000 miles on I5 just before LA, had a glamourous meal in the Whole Foods parking lot before an amazing show at the Marine Room with Beth Fitchet Wood. I also got to stay with good friends Jolie and Devon. Their big dog welcomed me in the morning!
Officially leaving California and making my way to Arizona and crossed 2000 miles in Scottsdale. Arizona is full of tourist stops for meteorites, Montezuma's well, and beautiful cactus covered hills.
And post show caramel apples hand picked, hand dipped and even the sticks were hand crafted. And did I mentione there was homemade strawberry cheesecake? I had it for dinner and breakfast. Yummy!
Hey check it out, I'm still driving!
On my day off, I took the scenic drive from Flagstaff to Sedona through the Oak Creek Canyon...
3000 miles somewhere on I17 in somewhere Arizona.... I got caught in some crazy road work where I was held up for a few minutes until a truck could go by. I was given the go ahead by a large man who curtsied and then waved me through. Most definitely a first and had me smiling the rest of the day.
Back in the Bay area and homemade pancakes! Thank you Zara!
It was quite the weekend in the bay area with Fleet Week, America's Cup, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass and the Giants games.
Crossing the Bay Bridge to San Francisco....
Another glamourous moment of a touring artist, cold mac and cheese in the car for pre-show dinner.
Opting for another out of the way, windy, curvy, mountain road I found this one that took me from Ashland to Bend.
Post tour memory.... I got to go to my very first pumpkin patch at a farm that had the biggest pigs I've seen since I was a kid. Not a bad way to wrap up a tour. Oink!