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April 26, 2005

April Newsletter

Beth Amsel - April Newsletter

I. Touching Base
II. The Reverie Now Available/CD Sale
III. Upcoming Shows on East Coast

I. Touching base
It has been quite a while since I last wrote to you, my lovely e-mail
folks. Autumn and winter turned, a presidential election (and subsequent inauguration) passed, and baseball season again commenced (with an appreciative nod to you, my Boston listeners). Have you been well? I am sitting in my new house up in Nederland, CO, looking out the back door, trying to convince my senses that today's foot of snow covering the back deck like soft wedding icing does not indicate Spring's taking the year off in 2005. It has been an adjustment, living at 8240 feet, both in terms of oxygen intake and the delayed sweet return of tender vernal green, but the view of the Indian Peaks Wilderness from where I sit is incomparable and I can't deny this is home.

II. The Reverie Now Available/CD Sale
After a few delays here and there, the new record, The Reverie, is now
available and on sale on the website (www.bethamsel.org/merch.html). A
HUGE thanks to everyone who helped make this record possible. I am so
proud of the thing and so look forward to you being able to hear it!
We're running a little sale on the website right now: Purchase The Reverie and we will include a copy of A Thousand Miles or Kindling for only another $10.00 (your choice). That's two records for only 25 bucks. Plus, if you order it off the website directly, you'll save a stamp!

III. Upcoming Shows on East Coast
A return to the East Coast is long over due and I am very excited to do a few shows in my old neck of the woods in May. The dates are limited, but I'll be back in September for a real record release tour. What can you expect to hear? Everything off the new record and quite a bit off A Thousand Miles as well (I have been neglecting that record for far too long). As I have been home writing this winter, I have been trying out new songs along the way and I do hope you'll come along for the ride.

5/6/05: Montague, MA. The Montague Book Mill. 7:30PM 413-367-9206
5/7/05: West Creek, NJ. Home Town Music Series. 8PM. Split Bill with Rod
Picot. Please call 597-2991 for more info.
5/15/05: Franklin, MA. Afternoon House Concert. 2PM. Advance reservations
required. Please call 508-528-0026 or email: barry@barrykasindorf.com
5/20/05: Media, PA. Sixth Street House Concert. Advance reservations
required. Please call 610-627-0670 or email: concerts@sixthst.com
5/22/05: Columbus, OH. 7:30pm Clintonville Beechwold Community Center
Please e-mail: cocoabeano@hotmail.com. Advance reservations required.
$10/person plus a canned good (to be donated to the community hall's
pantry program)
6/10/05: Duluth, MN. Beaner's Central. 8pm. Split Bill with Matt Hebert
(from Northampton, founding member of The Ware River Club). (218) 624-5957 $8/$10.
6/10/05: Minneapolis, MN. Collected Sounds House Concert. 7:30. Advanced
reservations required. Please email: amy@collectedsounds.com
6/11/05: Madison, WI. Mother Fool's 8PM. Check out their website!
6/12/05: Chicago, IL. Tentative House Concert. Check back soon:
6/14/05: Omaha, NE. Mojo's Coffeehouse. 8PM 4826 Dodge Street. Please
call: 402-553-7014

I hope this finds you and your loved ones as well as ever and reveling in Spring's first blush (eating ice cream, plucking dandelions). Thank you, again, for making it possible for me to do what I love best. I feel very lucky to have such an incredible group of listeners!
ps: have you read The Time Traveler's Wife?

Posted by bethamsel at 09:38 AM