Summer News  2015, Key Notes Issue #77

In This Issue
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Gabe Harris Supports Bread & Roses Presents, So Can You!

Gabe Harris
Percussionist and experiential workshop leader Gabriel Harris wrote a beautiful letter
for our Spring-Summer Appeal. Contributions are still coming in. Your continuing support is gratefully received and critical to sustaining our ongoing mission. Over 600 shows each year in eight counties around the Bay Area for those who are isolated and need music most are possible largely because of your generosity.

For more info and to donate now click here. 

Upcoming Events

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We'll be in the Kid Zone at the Osher Marin JCC for their annual Summer Nights concert series this Sat. July 25 featuring entertainment by The Lady Crooners with 'Til Dawn opening. For more info click here

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Bread & Roses Presents is honored to be a beneficiary of the Sonoma Music Festival - October 2-4. Sponsored by B.R. Cohn, the event this year will be held at the "Field of Dreams" near downtown Sonoma. Headliners include The Doobie Brothers, Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band and many more.

Want to volunteer for this event? Contact Lisa Starbird 

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See you at Iron Springs in Fairfax August 11, 4-11 pm for Give Back Tuesday. Bread & Roses Presents will receive ten percent of all food and drink proceeds during that time.  Performer Lauren Arrow will play from 6:30 - 8:30 pm.




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Winners Announced! "Oh Say, Can You Sing?"
Contest ~ Oakland A's

Bread & Roses Presents is pleased to announce that Damond Moodie of Oakland is the first-place winner of our first ever "Oh Say, Can You Sing?" contest. As the prizewinner, he will be singing the national anthem at the Oakland A's game on August 3. Damond had the top number of votes or "Likes" in the contest, which was open to all active Bread & Roses volunteer performers.

Christopher Bryden of Oakland won the second-place prize of five hours recording time at
Fantasy Studios in Berkeley.

Thanks to all who participated and helped raise over $5,000 to support our program of hope and healing through live music in the Bay Area. Damond image
Guests Thrilled by "Hot Laps" at Sonoma Raceway  

Bread & Roses Presents had a special event on Monday, July 13 at the world-class Sonoma Raceway. The event was part of an auction
package from our May 13 benefit. Thanks to the generosity of Rich Robbins and Wareham Development, 80 guests (who donated to
Michael Pritchard's GoFundMe campaign) got to take "hot laps"
around the track and enjoy photo op's with the Giants and A's championship trophies. Special gratitude to Steve Page, President & General Manager, Sonoma Raceway, and his outstanding staff, Jerry Wheeler and Rebecca Shippert, for their help with the hot laps.  Big thanks to Frederick Nighthawk for bringing some hot licks. 
20th Annual Kate Wolf Festival

From the beginning of the Festival twenty years ago when our
founder the late Mimi Fariņa was asked to perform, Bread & Roses
has been a part of this extraordinary music event. This amazing weekend of live music June 26-28 was the 20th annual festival in memory of the late singer-songwriter/guitarist Kate Wolf, whose songs are still performed each year.
Bread & Roses team (l-r) Marian Hubler, Dennis McIntyre, Brenda Laribee, Carrie Sownie & Andrew Kaluzynski
Thanks to Producer Cloud Moss, Danny Scher and Wavy Gravy for supporting us to have a table at the event and to connect with many new and old friends. This year, we renewed contact with Judy Collins and Steve Earle, as well as introduced ourselves to many emerging performers. Audrey Auld, with Pam Delgado & Velvy Appleton, and Dan Hicks and The Hot Licks, were just some of our volunteers who performed. We raffled off a beautiful image donated by renowned Sixties photographer Robert Altman and took in over $1,800 in donations. Hope to see you there June 23-26, 2016! Click here for more info.
Spring Benefit "At the Crossroads" a Fun Evening and Big Success

Bread & Roses Presents hosted its annual Spring benefit at Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael. It was our first time presenting a fundraiser at this wonderful venue with its special ambiance and dedication to live music. About two hundred supporters joined us for the event. Thanks to all who contributed especially Gabriel Harris & Rhythm Village, Joan Baez, Emree Franklin and Tea Leaf Green. For video, photos and to read more click here.
Stanley Mouse Limited Edition Poster

A limited number of signed posters from our recent benefit at Terrapin are available for sale for $100 each. Produced by Moonalice Posters, the collectible piece was designed using a beautiful image of
a woman with a guitar and roses from an original painting by legendary artist Stanley Mouse who signed a few for us. 

Stanley has been in the news a lot recently with the publication of his new book "California Dreams: The Art of Stanley Mouse" and his current retrospective exhibition at the San Francisco Art Exchange.

All sales benefit our ongoing program of over 600 concerts a year for those who need live music most. For info: call (415) 945-7120 or email;
 Day of Peace: A Highlight of Our Ongoing Program at San Quentin

On Saturday April 25, Bread & Roses Presents was honored partner with the Day of Peace Committee in San Quentin State Prison on a daylong special event celebrating peace as a way of life.
We arranged for a number of talented performing artists to participate
including country singer Nathan Lee who came all the way from Nashville.  Other musicians who played were Audrey Auld with Pam Delgado & Jeri Jones, Mark Hummell & Sid Morris, and Gail Muldrow with Dave Getz, Kurt Huget and Tony Saunders. Bread & Roses Presents has brought music to San Quentin since the 70s when Mimi Fariņa started the organization.  Read more on our blog.
Marin Academy Senior Reflects Upon Internship 
By Katrina Strack  

Marin Academy High School, seniors are encouraged to participate in a project during the month before graduation that is meant to provide a learning experience outside of the classroom and give students a new perspective before heading off to college.

As I looked ahead towards graduation and felt my final days of high school slipping away from me, I was overwhelmed. My activities and schoolwork started to feel meaningless, like they were just stepping stones on a path I was walking far too quickly. Everything was moving too fast. I hoped that my upcoming senior project, a month-long internship at Bread & Roses Presents would pull me out of my funk. Little did I realize just how much it would. Read more...
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