Music things are happening!

Sunday, May 29
BayCon, San Mateo

I’m singing a handful of bluegrass songs with Mike Lieberman on guitar and mandolin at 4:00 on the music stage.

For you con folk: I’ll also be on the “Facing the Darkness” panel at 1:00, under my pen name, Skye Allen. The panel is moderated by Maria Nieto; Bret Sweet is also a panelist. The description is:  “The space to deal with hard subjects (ex. human trafficking, abuse, injustice, war) using fiction/science/dark humor.” The con organizers included a trigger warning: ***This panel may not be suitable for children or sensitive persons. Strong triggers may be present. Please exercise your judgement in attending. There may be moments that are intense and graphic.*** Come chat with us about our books and the difficult topics that matter to us if it feels right.

Saturday, June 4
Sophie’s Cuppa Tea, Oakland, 10 a.m. to noon

Russ Pollock and I will sing Celtic and Americana songs and duets, with Russ on more than one kind of guitar! Possible mandolin bonus if we’re lucky. No cover.

Thursday, June 9
Black Pug Café Open Mic, Alameda, 7-9:30 p.m.

I’m the 2nd Thursday host of this Alameda open mic at the venue we used to know as the High Street Station Café. We on the local scene are doing all we can to make sure this friendly and supportive open mic keeps thriving under new management. No cover, food and drink for sale, and bonus, they have a piano.

And one sad music thing. We lost Guy Clark this week. This is him with one of my favorite singers, Karen Matheson, showing us how to manage the distance between that far country and this one.