Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Hedgebrook Residency

I am thrilled to be doing a residency at Hedgebrook Farm, on Whidbey Island, this week. From the website:
"Hedgebrook retreat for women writers is on Whidbey Island, about thirty-five miles northwest of Seattle. Situated on 48-acres of forest and meadow facing Puget Sound, with a view of Mount Rainier, the retreat hosts women writers from all over the world for residencies of two to six weeks, at no cost to the writer. Residents are housed in six handcrafted cottages, where they spend their days in solitude – writing, reading, taking walks in the woods on the property or on nearby Double Bluff beach. In the evenings, they gather in the farmhouse kitchen to share a home-cooked gourmet meal, their work, their process and their stories. The Writers in Residence Program is Hedgebrook’s core program, supporting the fully-funded residencies of approximately 40 women writers at the retreat each year. "

Friday, February 7, 2014

I Wish For You

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Jess Bonin!

An interview with Jess Bonin, artist, drummer, & owner of Lucky Dumpster, in Edison, Washington. By Solestruck.

http://blog.solestruck.com/meet-our-muse-jessica-bonin/

New Video for "Sunset" premieres on Rookie today

Today the video for the song "Sunset", is premiering on Rookie Magazine! This video was very fun to make and I am grateful that Sarah Hanssen, the director, approached me with the idea for it.
photo by Adam Raabe

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Winter

This winter, I'm taking a break from shows and working on writing again. Updates will be slow for a while.

Friday, November 8, 2013

WEST COAST SHOWS: Davis, SF, Portland, Everett

ASHLEY
Nov 17, Third Space, in Davis, CA

Monday, November 4, 2013

Santa Fe!

Karrie Hopper in her birthday coat
Land of the vortex
 Karrie Hopper is one of my favs. Her band, The Room Outside, put out an album last year and it's so great. We played with them when we were in Santa Fe. Exquisite. Here's a nice review from tiny mixtapes.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

The Natural State

Eli and I enjoyed a beautiful drive to Fayetteville, AR today. We got a glimpse at two National Forests, Ouachita and Ozark!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Updates

10/24/13: Huntsville, AL – House Show doors 6:30, show 7:30-9:30
10/26/13: Fayetteville, AR – The Fayetteville Underground
10/29/13: Dallas, TX – 1919 HempHill
10/30/13: Austin, TX – The Owl
10/31/13: Fort Worth, TX – Gnome Dome
11/3/13: Santa Fe, NM – TBA
11/4/13: Phoenix, AZ - Trunk Space

We missed our show in Birmingham last night due to a scheduling mistake on my part (sorry!), and then we got a flat tire. Hopefully this won't make us late tonight!


Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Tea in Ocmulgee

Monday, September 30, 2013

LAKE tour ending, beginning SOLO tour

York Beach, Maine
LAKE tour is almost over. We're in Knoxville tonight. Two more shows: Athens, GA and Jacksonville, FL.  Eli and I are excited about our solo tour (Eli is playing with me too!) coming up. Our first week of shows will be with a wonderful band from Japan called Elekibass.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Poppet and Skrill Meadow, and the Cars

Goodbye to the big grey van.
Check out:

Poppet- unique dance/performance art/music.

Also, my bandmate, Markly Morrison, has a new album out: Spirituals.

In other news, we're feeling sentimental about our cars. We must say goodbye to good ole' Partridge Grey and the Explorer. In replacement, we have acquired gas-efficient minivan to be stoked about.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Karaoke


Friday, August 16, 2013

Playing at Helsing Junction tonight! 6:35

grabbed this pic from the Helsing Junction Website
I'm going to quote the Helsing Junction website here:
"Join us for 3-days of music with K Records, an Olympia-based record company. The festival features 20 different K Records acts, independent films, homemade organic food (the proceeds from which are donated to Thurston County Gleaners Coalition), swimming in the river, and two nights of camping in our orchard and fallow fields. "

Unknown Music Series Volume III: Lounge Singer

picture from the Anacortes Unknown Flickr page
Last month, I did a special lounge set at the Anacortes Unknown Music Series Vol. III. I use the words special and lounge because I played covers, instrumentals, and occasional requests of originals. People who wandered in were encouraged to make requests, mingle, and relax. My favorite part of the evening is when Calvin Johnson requested the Elton John song, "Daniel", because I actually knew all the words, as well as many people in the audience! That palm which you see prominently displayed in the picture, which helped tremendously with the lounge vibe,  has a cool story too. Brett Lunsford told me that it came from a trimming from a tree in his (grandfather's?) backyard, which had grown from a trimming from a tree back in Croatia. Maybe I'll come back and do another lounge set for the Croatian Club sometime.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Fall LAKE tour starts in a month!

Holy cow! Sorry we don't have our dates posted yet. Coming soon! We're busy with videos, jobs, Helsing Junction, practicing, pre-orders, filling orders (bandcamp: circular doorway cd), finding a new van...boats... cats...

Girls Rock Camp Portland!


Thank you, Girls Rock Camp Portland! I am so grateful to be volunteering (and performing) this week.

I will go home feeling empowered to tell people when I feel uncomfortable with boundaries or words of oppression. (I am also going to try out asking people if I can hug them instead of going in for the hug right away.)

I also feel inspired to play guitar again. The girls work so hard to learn new instruments or be able to play a new song in a week. I can do it too!

Also, good luck to Music Camp for Girls in Bahrain. Girls 12 and up with prior involvement with RnRC4G can do a free zine workshop this upcoming week in Portland and do a penpal-zine-exchange with girls in Bahrain.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Colours on K Release Party!

Colours is finally out! Today, on K.

But guess what's also out today? Surprise! My band, LAKE, is surprise-releasing our album, Circular Doorway, today on bandcamp!

Friday, July 12, 2013

All COLOURS Piano Videos on K records YouTube Channel

You can watch all of the videos I made to promote my new solo album, Colours, on the K records Youtube Channel. I made these videos with my husband and collaborator, Eli Moore, and a team of friends helping with particular videos.

Thank you for working on this project:

Eric Williger, River Nason, Mariella, Grant Fairbrother, Marit Schmidt, and Adam Oelsner.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

New York

Eli and I are in New York. I have a show on Monday, June 10th, at Death By Audio.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Solid Home Life

This is an album by friends of mine, Lindsay Schief and Greg Olin, that they made as a reflection of being roommates in Portland. I sincerely recommend it to someone looking to match the vibe of a quiet summer afternoon with the doors and windows open. Did you remember to water the plants?



Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Back in Olympia



Thursday, May 23, 2013

Rookie Mag! Video link for "Humming in the Dark"

People at K records brainstormed that I should make some live videos for Colours, and here is the first of the series.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Scotland




I took great joy in packing light. Everything I need is in my medium-sized backpack (depicted right.)


In Scotland, we managed to find time to visit an amazing castle ruin on a cliff (depicted left.) 

The black rocks covered with tide creatures looked like jewels in the crystal-clear water (bottom left). 

When we departed, a sleet-storm incurred, passed, and as we drove away, there was a picturesque double-rainbow over the ruins! This is a group drawing we made in the guestbook at the venue in Aberdeen (bottom right).

People are sooo nice in Scotland. Why is that? 








Tuesday, May 21, 2013

UK

Martinis and pasta

This is nice
I am borrowing a bass and practicing to open for two of the shows




Julia's hair is out of control


Thursday, May 16, 2013

Drawing in the car

An interesting project I've come up with to pass the time in the car: drawing bedrooms.



Tuesday, May 14, 2013

No Wonder I

An Adventure Time episode aired last night featuring the LAKE song, "No Wonder I". You can find the song here on bandcamp: http://laketheband.bandcamp.com/album/no-wonder-i