August 24th, 2017
Caveness Voice + SongRise Studios Present:
A Night of Singers
I'm SO very excited about this Student Showcase I will be presenting this Thursday, alongside sister studio SongRise Studios, at Neck of the Woods in SF!
This showcase is a very special one for me, as it is the second performance for one of my amazing students, Aimee Thompson, who is deepening her performance through a collaboration with two other long-time Caveness veterans, David Kellerman, and Merrill Burch. David will be accompanying Aimee on electric guitar (HIS first time performing on elec, guitar!), and Merrill will be lending her gorgeous pipes to sing background vocals for Aimee.
This showcase will also serve to mark the culmination of two-and-three-years' worth of work with two of my best, brightest, nearest, dearest, most brave, determined, hard-working, and beautiful souls-and-singers, Carlo Prado & Julie Yasko. Both Carlo and Julie came to me years ago with a love of singing that is deep in them, and both of them have worked immensely hard, through all kinds of trials, fears, doubts, and challenges towards their singing goals, and I could not be prouder or more fulfilled to have worked with each of them all these years. They are both truly gifted singers and performers in their own unique ways - they have taught me so much about singing, creativity, teaching, and the deeper meaning of all of it, through my work with them. On top of their musical talents, both are two of the most beautiful, strong, uniquely-lovely-and-badass people I've also been fortunate enough to call friends. I will miss them terribly, but am so honored to get to be a part of sending them off to their respective amazing adventures - Carlo is following his dreams to New York, where he will no doubt deepen his creative and artistic journey; Julie is departing to travel the world (literally!) with her partner Dave, fulfilling a dream they've both strived for, and are finally bringing into fruition - through them stepping onto a stage and singing for the first time.
I'm constantly reminded of how powerful, and vulnerable, and unspeakably poignant singing, and the voice, are through my students.
It is symbolic.
I am deeply grateful to get to be my own sort of (bawdy and not-always-refined!) mystic healer through the voice - and to continue to be healed and smoothed-over myself through working through others' voices.
All that is to say: come on out and support the Caveness community! Show is at 8pm, $10, and I will be crying and hugging and feeling all the feelings.