You’re invited to a house concert with a stellar line-up at Mr. Sophie’s House of Sapphic Arts and Acts! I’m sharing the evening with songwriters I adore: Willa Mamet and Kamerin. I’ll be joined by the talented violinist/vocalist Nissa Gustafson. We’ve got new tunes we’ve been working on, including some old favorites
I hope you can join make it!
Tickets are $15-$20 (no one turned away)
About the artists:
Kamerin is an Oakland-based folk-pop singer songwriter who isn’t afraid to show their vulnerability on stage as they seek beauty in places of loneliness, nostalgia and heartbreak. A classically trained vocalist armed with a synthesizer and a laptop, Kamerin layers lush vocal harmonies, synthesizer loops, and tasteful beats to send you “melting backward into some childhood nostalgia you didn’t know you had.”
Willa Mamet is an Vermont-born songwriter, singer, and instrumentalist. She has released two albums with her duo, Willa Mamet + Paul Miller. Her first sola album is currently on the stove.
Having spent most of her life being told to Pipe Down, music is her Chime In. She now devotes her life to precisely this.
She lives in Oakland with her piano and her six-pawed cat.
Anne Carol Mitchell is a nature-based songwriter and composer who crafts sounds from the earth. Through her music, she creates evocative states where stories and landscapes come alive. Her music speaks simply of the beauty of the natural world, as a call to reconnect with the Earth. Anne writes music for filmmakers working for social change, with an official selection in the 2016 Green Film Festival. She has worked extensively with LGBTQ poet Judy Grahn, scoring selections of her work. Anne has toured in an opening ensemble for Ani DiFranco, in addition to her own work as nationally touring songwriter.
What is Mr. Sophies’s House of Sapphic Arts and Acts?
This is a small scale feminist performance speakeasy and arts space in East Oakland that is dedicated to developing and promoting artistic and community based work by queer, lesbian, trans and dyke self identified women. All genders (trans, intersex, genderqueer, cis) are welcome to attend the events. The space is in a private home with events that are speakeasy style invite only. Events are not advertised. There is an outside and indoor space available for events with access to a film projector and small sound system.The home does have three small dogs and a small number of stairs.