Dolly Varden will return to Evanston’s premiere music venue on Saturday, January 21st for a full concert event with special guest ellen cherry. We’ll debut a handful of new songs along with favorites and seldom heard songs from our catalog. The night will also be on a particularly eventful day in the USA: January 21st will mark the first day of a new era in the United States and a day of a massive protests in Washington, D.C. and all over the world. With this in mind Dolly Varden will aim to fill S.P.A.C.E. with the spirit of loving kindness, music, community and an intention to always keep fighting for the things the truly make America great: people from all cultures, religions, backgrounds and political views working together to make a better life for all. Dolly Varden and SPACE will donate a portion of the night’s ticket money to the American Civil Liberties Union. Advance tickets highly recommended
“I am very excited to announce the release of “Take It To The Bridge: Unlocking The Great Songs Inside You.” I’ve been working on it with Mark Caro for many years as an extension of my songwriting classes at The Old Town School of Folk Music. The book aims to encourage and inspire anyone who’s ever thought about writing a song through practical, approachable assignments that explore all elements of songwriting: form, lyrics, chords, melody and rhythm. The exercises were culled from 10 years of weekly assignments. Mark and I chose the ones that have had the best results over the years and seem to help people open up and write to their best potential. The book can be ordered direct from GIA, the publisher, now at this link.”
We have 2 big events coming up to celebrate the book release where you can buy the book from us in person and get a sheet of stickers for self-application as you complete the assignments!
Sat October 15 at SPACE in Evanston, 1pm
pre-release event with Mark and Steve playing songs and talking about the book
Sun Dec 4 at The Old Town School of Folk Music’s Szold Hall
Book Release Spectacular with Dolly Varden and a cavalcade of stars
more info on that soon!
We’ll play a full set of new songs and favorites from past albums when we return to one of the best music rooms in the Chicagoland area. Phil Angotti and his band play the second set and we’ll do a handful of songs together, too. A great, full evening of music beginning at 8:30. Advance tickets on sale now