Sojourn Benifit at The Talking Stick

On February 11th I played a benifit at The Talking Stick for the Sojourn Women and Children’s Shelter with ‘Nette Radio!

The following is a write-up from the shelter about the evening – all photos are by Mickey Yeh Photography!

“Sojourn is deeply grateful to Annette Conlon who pulled together a seriously healing evening of beautiful music on February 11, 2011 that featured brilliant artists Mary Scholz, Le-Ti, Patsy Moore, Stacy Robin, and The Conlons. The energy of the night was amazingly positive and supportive. The show was broadcast over Nette Radio and raised much needed funds for all of Sojourn’s programs, including our shelters for battered women and their children and our hotline.”

Thanks to Annette for having me, The Talking Stick for hosting the event, and Mickey for the photos!

Lestat’s West – San Diego

Thursday night was my first time performing in San Diego! It was at the very awesome Lestat’s West – a theatre that is connected to the next door coffee house. I opened for Canadian Singer/Songwriter Chris Velan (definitely look him up – he’s pretty awesome).

A lot of the time solo songwriter performances are in the corner of a noisy coffee shop or bar – this was a real theatre with real seats, a real stage and sound system and THIS:

I could most certainly get used to this!

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Special thanks to Rory Donovan for taking the photos!

February…so far…

On February 1st I just barely made it out of Philadelphia before the ice storm took over the area! I flew into Los Angeles via Denver (which was at -12 with a wind chill bringing it to -30…and they opened up the back door of the plane!)

On the 3rd I performed at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel at the 2 Year Anniversary show for the Indie Showcase – it was a fun night! They invited three of that night’s performers to come back for another show – myself included – so I will be back for a full 2 hour set some time in the spring!

Interview with Jett Dunlap of JD247

Santa Monica Sun

Challenger Sun

View from the airplane

This was my first time seeing the sun set on the beach – well, that is probably incorrect as we vacationed in California when I was in high school but I don’t remember the sunset part…regardless, all the time I spent out here last year I never got to see it!

On Saturday night I went out to dinner with some friends to ‘Casa Sanchez’ in Venice – not only was the food delicious, but there was a fantastic mariachi band that performed for most of the time we were there. ┬áThe show was phenominal and made for an awesome night!

Yesterday I had a free day so I went for a walk…which turned into a hike. I made my way up to Griffith Park and hiked up one of the Hollywood Hills. It was definitely not what I had set out to do (I wasn’t wearing hiking appropriate clothing) but it was such an amazing experience. ┬áThe view is gorgeous! I definitely recommend it to anyone visiting or living in Los Angeles – just bring lots of water and wear sunscreen!

Rounding the corner of one of the trails and all of a sudden...

You could see all of Los Angeles! From Downtown to the Hollywood sign, to the ocean!

Check out all the trails leading up the mountain

Next up is a show in San Diego at ‘Lestat’s’ on Thursday and one in Venice at ‘The Talking Stick’ on Friday.
Friday’s show will be streaming live starting at 10:30pm est/7:30pacific at http://Ustream.tv/channel/netteradio