News:


Kickstarter campaign (Originally posted April 28th)
Wednesday, - December 31st

Hello all you lovely folks!

Starting on April 24th, we have launched a Kickstarter fundraising campaign for Awna Teixeira's debut solo album "Where The Darkness Goes". Kickstarter is a highly respected way for indie artists to fund their art. With the dwindling grants system and the digital era both record labels and artists are going back to the ways of the arts patrons. This gives everyone a chance to help make art happen. No amount is to small. You can even donate $10 for a digital download of the new album before it is released. We invite you to come and check out the sweet video our dear friend Suzie Boelter made for the campaign. In the video you can hear parts of some of the new songs as it takes you through scenes from the studio, photos, and explains how it is all coming together. We have 30 days to reach our goal, you can help by re-posting this to anyone who you think would enjoy Awna's music. Thank you so much for your support! Take care and big love always,

The Po'Girl team

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1343033127/awna-teixeiras-debut-album-where-the-darkness-goes



Happy Leap Year! Spring is in the air--new shoots blooming....
Wednesday, - December 31st

Hello Sweet Friends--

Where to start? 2012 has been fertile, creative, and busy, busy so far....for those of you who follow along with our adventures on Facebook -- you probably already know that Awna and I are allowing ourselves some time off of Po'Girl touring this year....We're going to be doing one tour and one tour only in 2012 , March 21st through April 14th in the Netherlands and the UK - joined by Mikey 'Lightning' August on drums and Chris Merrill on bass--and - we're excited to announce - we'll be playing three very special North American shows ---- just Awna and I -- opening for the fabulous Carolina Chocolate Drops in early May! The shows are all listed below this message...

These are the only scheduled Po'Girl shows for 2012 and 2013, in order for Awna and I to have time to record, release, and tour our new projects- refilling the creative well!

Awna is getting ready to record her first solo album ( I'm honoured that I'll get to make a cameo guest harmony appearance--her new songs are incredible)-- it will be released on Aug 20th, 2012. She'll be doing a big solo cd release starting this Sept/Oct...She's also working on a companion volume to her first book - A Brief History and Introduction to the Gutbucket Bass- and a new series of Children's Books with music, for more information visit www.hazytales.me

Meanwhile I've teamed up with Chicago songsmith JT Nero ( of JT and the Clouds), we're almost finished our debut duo record Birds of Chicago to be released this summer/fall 2012 ( Awna's going to put on the final guest harmony touches on March 19th)--we're currently on the road in beautiful Tennessee -we just had our Folk Alliance debut, and BlueBird Cafe Nashville debut and are on our way to SXSW-- for more information visit www.jtandalli.com

I'm also involved in a recording project called Sankofa 'The Uptown Strut' to be released March 27th, 2012 on Kingswood Records- featuring John Sebastian (Loving Spoonful), Dom Flemons (Carolina Chocolate Drops), Ndidi Onukwulu, Sule Greg Wilson, and Professor Louie ( the Band) for more information visit soundcloud.com/1888media/sets/sankofa-the-uptown-strut.

Po'Girl is working with a new booking agent in North America--Laura Thomas at Comboplate Booking- http://comboplatebooking.com/ - we're big fans of the other artists on her roster and are happy to have her onboard!

I hope this spring brings you all renewal, fulfillment, and joy

see you down the road,

alli

UPCOMING SHOWS

Netherlands
Odeon De Spiegel Theaters
Mar 23, 2012
Rotterdam, ZH
Netherlands
Lantaren Venster
Mar 24, 2012
Utrecht
Netherlands
Vredenburg Leeuwenbergh
Mar 25, 2012
Grootschermer
Netherlands
Museum Nic Jonk
Mar 25, 2012
Drachten
Netherlands
Iduna
Mar 27, 2012
Oss
Netherlands
Theater de Lievekamp
Mar 29, 2012
Amsterdam
Netherlands
Melkweg@Sugarfactory
Mar 30, 2012
Oud-Heverlee
Belgium
Evenementen Cafe L'is 't Waar
Mar 31, 2012
Venlo
Netherlands
Perron 55
Apr 1, 2012
Amen
Netherlands
Muziecafe de Amer
Apr 1, 2012
Amen
Netherlands
Muziecafe de Amer
Apr 3, 2012
Saffron Walden
United Kingdom
The Bluebell Inn
Apr 4, 2012
London
United Kingdom
The Borderline
Apr 5, 2012
Berkshire
United Kingdom
Arlington Arts Centre
Apr 6, 2012
Penryn
United Kingdom
Miss Peapods Cafe
Apr 7, 2012
South Petherton, Somerset
United Kingdom
The David Hall
Apr 8, 2012
Barnsley
United Kingdom
Kingstone School of Creativity's South Hall
Apr 10, 2012
Otley
United Kingdom
Korks Wine Bar
Apr 11, 2012
York
United Kingdom
The Duchess
Apr 12, 2012
Bury
United Kingdom
The Met
Apr 13, 2012
Banchory Scotland
United Kingdom
Woodend Barn
Apr 14, 2012
Falkirk Scotland, SL
United Kingdom
St. Modan's Church
May 2, 2012
Minneapolis, MN
United States
The Cedar Cultural Center
May 4, 2012
Madison, WI
United States
The Overture Center
May 5, 2012
Chicago, IL
United States
Lincoln Hall



Po'Girl heading to Alberta, Canada for last shows of the year
Wednesday, - December 31st

Hello Friends,

We're finally coming back to Canada-- we'll be playing 4 intimate shows in Alberta. These are the only Canadian shows we're playing this year, and our last Po'Girl shows of the year..We hope to see your lovely faces there

It's been a big year-- lots of international touring-- and lots of new irons in the fire. We spent 2 intense and glorious months touring Europe in August and September.... and Miss Awna has become an author since the last time we visited Alberta. Her first book - A Brief History and Introduction to the Gutbucket Bass will be available at the shows. She also has a new solo record in the works to be released in the fall of 2012, and she's begun writing an in depth companion to her first book--as well as starting work on a new children's series with accompanying cds! Check out her new website for updates: http://www.hazytales.me/

Meanwhile I've had my first theatre experience. I was honoured to be a part of the debut production of Keep a Song In Your Soul: The Black Roots of Vaudeville at the Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago last week. It was a unique, historic and inspiring production spearheaded by the wonderful Carolina Chocolate Drops, Reginald Robinson, Reggio "the Hoofer" Mclaughlin, Sule Greg Wilson and Lalenja Harrington--joined by Katherine Davis, Angela Wellman, Justin Harrington and myself and directed by the fabulous Andrea J Dymond. We performed 5 shows over 4 days to 2000 people. The feedback was overwhelmingly positive-- hopefully we'll have the opportunity to present this show further in 2013/2014. I really hope we can bring it to Canada!

I'm currently at Minbal Studio in Chicago working on the debut record of my new duo project JT Nero and Allison Russell ( www.jtneroandallisonrussell.com) --which will be released in the spring/summer of 2012.

Awna and I will be heading to Alberta a couple of days early this Tuesday to work on our new Po'Girl songs ( and visit my beloved Albertan family) -- we're not going to release the next Po'Girl record until 2013 to give us both time to work on our other projects-- but we'll be pre-viewing lots of the new songs at the shows....

Hope you're all fulfilled and thriving and enjoying the sweet shift of season

see you down the road,

Alli

Shows:


Thursday,
November 17th
2011

Geomatic Attic - Lethbridge, AB CA
Po'Girl
20$
Set Time: 8:00 pm
All Ages
403-380-0283
#70-491 W.T. Hill Blvd. S
http://www.geomaticattic.ca

Friday,
November 18th
2011

Medalta Potteries in Historic Clay Distric - Medicine Hat, AB CA
Po'Girl Follow Your Bliss Tour
17 CND + HST
Set Time: 8:00 pm
All Ages
403-526-2226
713 Medalta Ave. S
http://www.mhfolkmusic.com/

Saturday,
November 19th
2011

Ironwood Stage & Grill - Calgary, AB CA
Po' Girl
$17 + HST
Set Time: 8:00 pm
All Ages
403-269-5581
1429 9th Ave. SE
http://www.ironwoodstage.ca

Sunday,
November 20th
2011

The Haven Social Club - Edmonton, AB CA
Po'Girl in Alberta
20adv/25door
Set Time: 8:00 pm
All Ages
780-756-6010
15120A Stony Plain Road T5P 4V8
http://www.thehavensocialclub.com



Po'Girl Euro Tour
Wednesday, - December 31st

From the streets and canals of Amsterdam to the Belgian Ardennes to the Edinburgh Fringe and all over the UK....

Two weeks in and this tour has been charmed so far...we've been introduced to some wonderful new festivals and wonderful new people and places, and have been lucky enough to visit with dear old friends along the way... we'll be updating http://www.facebook.com/PoGirl.Officialregularly with photos and videos from the tour

We've got almost six more weeks to go...tomorrow night we're at the Paradiso in Amsterdam! One of our all time favourite venues...all the Aug/ Sept dates are listed below... hope to see some of your lovely faces along the way

xx

po'

Thursday,

August 18th,2011

Paradiso - Amsterdam, NL

Po'Girl in the Netherlands

Set Time: 8:00 pm

All Ages

Weteringschans 6-8

http://www.paradiso.nl/web/Agenda-Item/PoGirl-2.htm

http://www.pogirl.net/shows.php

Friday,

August 19th,2011

Landgoed Thedinghsweert - Kerk- Avezaath (Tiel), NL

Doors: 7:30 pm

Set Time: 8:30 pm

All Ages

http://www.luckydice.nl/thedinghsweert/

http://www.pogirl.net/shows.php

Saturday,

August 20th, 2011

Houffalive - Houffalize, BE

Houffalive

Set Time: 8:00 pm

All Ages

http://www.houffalive.be/programma-fr.html

http://www.pogirl.net/shows.php

Sunday,

August 21st, 2011

Troubadour Treffen - Prinsentuin, NL

Troubadour Treffen

Set Time: 3:00 pm All Ages

http://www.prinsentuinconcerten.nl/2011-08-21/troubadour-treffen-2011

http://www.pogirl.net/shows.php

Sunday,

August 21st, 2011

Keerpunt - Spijkerboor, NL

Po'Girl in the Netherlands

Set Time: 6:00 pm

All Ages

Oostermoer 1

http://www.rootsontheroad.nl

http://www.pogirl.net/shows.php

Wednesday,

August 24th, 2011

Acoustic Music Centre at St. Bride's - Edinburgh, SL UK

Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Set Time: 8:00 pm

All Ages

44 0131 668 2019

10 Orwell Terrace

http://www.edfringe.com

http://www.thequeenshall.net/elsewhere/shows/po-girl

Thursday,

August 25th,2011

The Iron Works - Oswestry, Shropshire, UK

Po' Girl Follow Your Bliss Tour

Set Time: 8:00 pm

All Ages

01691 679123

The Iron Works, Church Street

http://www.the-ironworks.co.uk

http://www.pogirl.net/shows.php

Friday,

August 26th,2011

Purbeck Festival - Langton Matravers, SW UK

Purbeck Festival

Set Time: 8:00 pm

All Ages

Wilkswood Farm, Valley Road

http://www.purbeckfolk.co.uk

Saturday,

August 27th,2011

Durham Town Centre - Durham, UK

Durham Streets of Folk Festival 2011

Free Festival

Set Time: 8:00 pm

All Ages

Durham Town Centre

http://durhamstreetsof.co.uk

http://www.pogirl.net/shows.php

Sunday,

August 28th,2011

Solfest - Workington, NW UK

Solfest

Set Time: 8:00 pm

All Ages

44 01900 602122

Carnegie Theatre, Finkle Street

http://www.solwayfestival.co.uk

Monday,

August 29th,2011

Globe hall - Ireby, Wigton, Cumbria, UK

Set Time: 8:00 pm

All Ages

http://www.pogirl.net/shows.php

Phone:01697371645

Wednesday,

August 31st,2011

The Bluebell Inn - Saffron Walden, UK

Po'Girl UK TOUR

8 GBP

Set Time: 8:00 pm

All Ages

01799 599199

High St, Hempstead

http://www.thebluebellinn.co.uk/

Thursday,

September 1st,2011

The Glee Club - Nottingham, UK

Po' Girl Follow Your Bliss Tour in the UK

Set Time: 7:00 pm

All Ages

44 (0) 870 264 3333

The British Waterways Building, Castle Wharf, Canal St,

http://www.cosmicamerican.com

http://www.pogirl.net/shows.php

you can also buy tickets via these websites www.wegottickets.com www.gigantic.com www.seetickets.com

Saturday,

September 3rd,2011

Fylde Festival, Second Stage - Fleetwood, Lancashire, UK

Fylde Festival

Set Time: 8:00 pm

All Ages

44 01253 887693

http://www.fylde-folk-festival.com

http://www.pogirl.net/shows.php

Sunday,

September 4th, 2011

Fylde Festival, Main Stage - Fleetwood, Lancashire, UK

Fylde Festival

Set Time: 2:30 pm

All Ages

44 01253 887693

http://www.fylde-folk-festival.com

http://www.pogirl.net/shows.php

Sunday,

September 4th,2011

The Trades Club - Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire,, UK

Po'Girl Follow Your Bliss Tour

Set Time: 8:00 pm

All Ages

44 01422 845 265

Holme St,

http://home.btconnect.com/tradesclub/trades

http://www.pogirl.net/shows.php

Tuesday,

September 6th,2011

Cleere's Theatre Bar - Kilkenny, IE

Po'Girl Follow Your Bliss Tour in Ireland!

Set Time: 8:00 pm

All Ages

056 7762573

28 Parliament St

http://www.cleeres.com

http://www.pogirl.net/shows.php

Wednesday,

September 7th,2011

Clonmel World Music - Clonmel, TIP IE

Po'Girl Follow Your Bliss Tour in Ireland!

Set Time: 7:00 pm

All Ages

086 3389619

Raheen House Hotel

http://clonmelworldmusic.blogspot.com

http://www.pogirl.net/shows.php

Thursday,

September 8th,2011

Clonmel World Music - Clonmel, TIP IE

Po'Girl Follow Your Bliss Tour in Ireland!

Set Time: 7:00 pm

All Ages

086 3389619

Raheen House Hotel

http://clonmelworldmusic.blogspot.com

http://www.pogirl.net/shows.php

Saturday,

September 10th,2011

Radcliffe Centre - Buckingham, UK

Po'Girl Follow Your Bliss Tour

Set Time: 7:00 pm

All Ages

44 01296 748268

Radcliffe Centre, Church Street

http://www.empty-rooms.com

Sunday,

September 11th,2011

The Kitchen Garden Cafe - Birmingham , UK

Po'Girl UK TOUR

?12adv/ ?14 door

Set Time: 7:30 pm

All Ages

+44 (0) 121 443 4725

17 York Road, Kings Heath

Monday,

September 12th, 2011

O2 ABC2 Glasgow - Glasgow, SL UK

No Mean City Americana Festival

?11.00

Set Time: 7:00 pm

All Ages

300 Sauchiehall Street

Wednesday,

September 14th,2011

St Bonaventure's - Bristol, UK

Po'Girl Follow Your Bliss Tour

Set Time: 7:30 pm

All Ages

+44 (0)145 255 0575

Egerton Rd, Bishopston,

http://www.crhmusic.com

http://www.pogirl.net/shows.php

Thursday,

September 15th,2011

St. Ives Festival, Cornwall - St Ives, Cornwall, UK

St Ives Festival

Set Time: 8:00 pm

All Ages

Western Hotel, Royal Square

http://www.stivesseptemberfestival.co.uk/

http://www.pogirl.net/shows.php

Friday,

September 16th,2011

Calstock Hall - Calstock, UK

Po'Girl Follow Your Bliss Tour

Set Time: 8:00 pm

All Ages

The Quay, Calstock

http://www.calstockhall.org

http://www.pogirl.net/shows.php

Saturday,

September 17th,2011

Cornerstone Arts Centre - Didcot, Oxon, UK

Po' Girl Follow Your Bliss Tour in the UK

www.cornerstone-arts.org

Set Time: 8:00 pm

All Ages

25 Station Road,

Sunday,

September 18th,2011

The Lexington - London, UK

Po'Girl Follow Your Bliss Tour

Set Time: 8:00 pm

All Ages

96-98 Pentonville Rd, N1 9JB, United Kingdom +44 20 7837 5371 ?

http://www.pulluptheroots.co.uk

http://www.pogirl.net/shows.php

Wednesday,

September 21st,2011

In store live session & CD signing @ Union Music Store, Lewes - Lewes, East Sussex,, UK

Po'Girl UK TOUR

Free Show

Set Time: 2:00 pm

All Ages

1 Lansdown Place,

http://www.unionmusicstore.com

http://www.pogirl.net/shows.php

Wednesday,

September 21st,2011

The Ropetackle - Shoreham By Sea, Sussex, UK

Po'Girl Follow Your Bliss Tour

?12

Set Time: 8:00 pm

All Ages

01273 464440

The Ropetackle, Little High Street

http://www.ropetacklecentre.co.uk

Thursday,

September 22nd, 2011

The Exchange - Sturminster Newton, Dorset, UK

Po'Girl Follow Your Bliss Tour

Set Time: 7:30 pm

All Ages

44 01258 475 137

Old Market Hill,

http://www.stur-exchange.co.uk

Friday,

September 23rd,2011

Union Music Store Presents - Lewes, UK

Po'Girl UK TOUR

??12 (??10 concs)

Set Time: 7:30 pm

All Ages

01273474053

Friars Walk,Lewes, East Sussex,

http://www.unionmusicstore.com

http://www.pogirl.net/shows.php

wegottickets.com www.unionmusicstore.com/

Saturday,September 24th,2011--Benny's Birthday and the last show of the tour

The Royal Native Oyster - Whistable, UK

Po'Girl Follow Your Bliss Tour

Set Time: 8:00 pm

All Ages

The Royal Native Oyster Stores, The Horsebridge

http://www.whitstablefolk.co.uk

http://www.pogirl.net/shows.php



A Brief History and Introduction to The Gutbucket Bass will be available to read and purchase August 2011!!!
Wednesday, - December 31st

NEW RELEASE!!!
A Brief History and Introduction to The Gutbucket Bass will be available to read and purchase August 2011!!!
Po'Girl is on Tour this summer and fall!

Dear Po'Girl Fans, Friends and Family,
I am very excited to announce the launch of my new book A Brief History and Introduction to The Gutbucket Bass and new Website www.hazytales.me!
A Brief History and Introduction to The Gutbucket Bass is self-described as a brief history and introduction to a wonderful bass instrument that I have been playing for over 10years; I started playing on the streets in North America and worked my way world wide. Everywhere I travel, it has been made clear, that most people know very little about this instrument. When I started to compile information over the last year, I realized there is so much information which has not been discovered. In the next two years, I will be compiling more extensive research. In the mean time, this introductory book, will guide people on the path to help acquire knowledge about this great instrument.
As we create history, it is also really important to hear from you; the stories and experiences you, your friends and family have had with The Gutbucket Bass. This will help put an often oral tradition into documentation. On my new website (www.hazytales.me), in the Gutbucket Bass section, you will find a page called 'Your Stories'. Here you will find a journal where you can share your stories and thoughts about The Gutbucket Bass ( aka-Washtub Bass). Please include as many dates and locations as you can. If you would like me to potentially use your story, please also leave your e-mail, so you can be reached for the permission of use. You can also e-mail me at hazytales@gmail.com.
Through August and September, A Brief History and Introduction to The Gutbucket Bass will only be available to buy at our live shows, since Po'Girl is touring in New Mexico, The UK, Ireland, Scotland and The Netherlands. Come October and November, you will also be able to buy it online at my new website and at more Po'Girl shows as we continue to tour through western Canada and the US. Please check out www.pogirl.net for show listings.
On my new website, www.hazytales.me, you can find out about the stories and solo albums I am currently working on, upcoming projects, shows, videos and more. You can also follow me on Twitter, Facebook and Myspace. All of these links are on my new website!
We are also very excited to announce that Po'girl will be playing a number of festivals this year in The Netherlands and The UK! So please stay tuned for new photos and stories about our excellent adventures!
We all look forward to seeing you this summer and fall!
Take care, xo
Awna Teixeira & Po'Girl
www.hazytales.me
www.pogirl.net



Collaborations...
Wednesday, - December 31st

Hi Folks,

We had an inspiring March and April touring the Midwest and Northeast with the wonderful Peter Mulvey-- we'll be doing it all again in Western Canada in Nov 2011, stay tuned for those dates..

Benny's new Po' tar --tentatively named Henrietta Federico-number 39 of the Sidelinger luthier opus--came through her first tour with flying colours! Thanks to all of you who donated to the rebuilding fund to help make it happen--pics coming soon...

Po'Girl is taking a little time off this May and June --we'll be doing one show in May (the Oberlin Folk Fest) and then laying low until July--a wee New Mexican visit and then Europa from Aug through September...we're looking forward to sharing some new tunes with you all soon.

During this "downtime" Awna will be finishing up her first book about the gutbucket bass, Benny will be catching up on guitar commissions and getting married, Mikey Lightning will be getting his pilot's licence and playing with 5 different bands and Alli will be hitting the road as a part of JT Nero's band --promoting his new record Mountains/Forests. The tour starts in Western Canada next week and takes them as far south as Texas...check out those dates at www.jtandtheclouds.com

may the spring renew us one and all!

more soon

xo

po



Alli Russell and Mikey Lightning on tour with JT Nero for the release of Mountains/Forests!!
Wednesday, - December 31st

Hello Lovely Friends,

We've just finished our last tour of 2010. Thank you all for coming out to the shows, being such fantastic engaged audiences, and for the ongoing inspiration. We couldn't follow our bliss without you...We're looking forward to a longer break than we've had in years and to seeing you all again in the New Year.

In the mean time we're excited to announce that during this Po' Girl respite Alli and Mikey will be on tour with our beloved JT Nero for the release of the second Nero album, Mountains/Forests. Many of you have seen JT Nero, lead singer and songwriter of JT and the Clouds touring with us over the last year. Now Alli and Mikey get to go on tour with him!

mountains/forests" is delicious set of small tragic-comedies, recorded over two days in a North Wisconsin cabin with contributions from Po'Girl and the Clouds. It's a real singers record, center pieced by JT's harmony work with Po' Girl's Allison Russell and Michelle McGrath, late of The Capital Sun Rays.

Ask JT Nero, and he'll claim that he learned doo wop songs and spirituals from Meadowlark Lemon and Curly Neal on the back of the Harlem Globetrotter bus in the late 70's, and that his father played for the Washington Generals, who traveled with the Globetrotters, losing nightly while serving as comic punching bags. JT will also tell you that his beliefs about the absurdity of life and the inevitability of loss were formed in these years.

Ask others, and they will describe - however it came to be - the sense of loss, absurdity and beauty in Nero's music. Critics describe it as "slinky, vulnerable and reverent of the Memphis soul of yore," and Nero himself as "on the verge of breaking big-time." (Chicago Tribune) Or, a "show stealer with his amazing R&B voice and off-hand stage commentary." (Festivalpreview.com - Kate Wolf 2010 review) As a singer, he's " a superb crooner and an equally powerful soul singer, able to belt out a lyric or etch it with the delicacy of Venetian glass, whilst evoking Curtis Mayfield one moment and Sly Stone the next." (All Music Guide) Nero delivers "Greenwich Village-style busker soul, caught between two generations of tragic Buckleys" (Chicago Reader), and, put another way, "soul-music injected variations on the pop-folk, singer-songwriter theme." (Santa Barbara News-Press)

Ask us and we'll tell you that we love this album, that we put our all into the recording, and that JT, Alli, and Mikey are thrilled to be bringing it to you this Dec and January...the dates are up on our shows page.

see you all soon,

love

po'girl<



Po'Girl with JT Nero Bike Works Benefit at the Triple Door!
Wednesday, - December 31st

Beautiful Seattle Friends and Friends of Seattle Friends --please help us spread the word!
This Thursday is the 3rd annual Po'Girl Benefit Concert for Seattle Bike Works this time with very special guest JT Nero of our favorite band Chicago's JT and the Cloud at the beautiful Triple Door in Seattle--Wednesday is the last day for advance pricing so get your tickets now!

We're going to be interviewed on KBCS (91.3 fm) at 1:00 pm this Wednesday and play some live tunes from the new album to preview the Bike Works Benefit-- tune-in if you can...

PO' GIRL BENEFIT CONCERT FOR BIKE WORKS - COME ON OUT!

with special guest JT Nero
Awesome Music In a Great Venue Supporting The Best Youth Bike Program In the Country!!!
All-Ages Event - Bring The Kids

Thursday - September 16, 2010
The Triple Door
216 Union Street
Doors Open 5:30 PM - Music Begins 7:30 PM

Purchase Tickets Online At www.bit.ly/BikeWorks, by phone (206-838-433), or at the Triple Door Box Office. Note that the preferred seating "Tailwind Tickets" cannot be purchased online.
Advance: $25, $50 Preferred Seating "Tailwind Tickets". At the Door: $30.


Full Event and Ticket information At:
www.teamupfornonprofits.org/events-2/?event_id=7

ALL PROCEEDS WILL GO TO SUPPORT the Bike Works Programs

Bike Works, Po' Girl, Team Up for Nonprofits

Bike Works invests in youth, promotes bicycling as a clean and healthy transportation alternative and form of life-long exercise, and provides affordable bicycle services to the community (www.bikeworks.org) Core to its mission is reaching out to underserved youth and families who otherwise might not have access to the classes, camps, and range of services it provides.

o Educating Youth. Bike Works teaches youth three fundamental things: how to fix their own bike, how to ride a bicycle safely, how to serve others in the community.
* Making Bicycling Accessible and Affordable for Our Community. Bike Works offers affordable recycled bicycles through its nonprofit community bicycle shop.
* Promoting Sustainable Transportation and Environmental Stewardship. Bike Works views every bicycle donated, refurbished, and recycled back into the community through its programs as one less bike in the landfill, and potentially one less car on the road.


Po' Girl is a four-person vocal and multi-instrumental band whose music has soulful roots with elements of jazz, country, folk, and R&B grooves (www.pogirl.net). The band showcases a wide array of instruments -from gutbucket bass, accordion, clarinet, banjo, dobro, guitar to electric bass, glockenspiel, piano, harmonica, drums - and they frequently trade off instruments with each other across songs. Po' Girl regularly plays to sell-out crowds at top venues and festivals across the U.S. and abroad during their almost constant touring (300 days on the road this past year!). They are equally at home in Douala, Cameroon playing the Massao World Music Festival, as they are at the International Jazz Festival in Montreal, the Winnipeg Folk Festival, the Woodford Music Festival in Australia or just playing for fun for people in Vondel Park, Amsterdam. Last season Allison Russell, one of the members of Po' Girl, toured with Vinyl Cafe, the Canadian equivalent of our Prairie Home Companion. The band's recently completely "No Shame" tour across the U.S. and Canada raised money to benefit child abuse prevention programs. The band has seven albums to its credit. To get a sense of the bands energy and range of material check out this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VW5ZwoeHlHo.


Here are some links to check out JT Nero lead singer and songwriter of JT and the Clouds
JT
& The Clouds: www.jtandtheclouds.com
JT Nero: www.myspace.com/jtnero
http://www.youtube.com/watch?..v=vZ4TKzkyb60
JT NERO, wandering mystic, stumbling misfit, moping misanthrope, movable feaster, crooner, poet!

Father played point guard for the Washington Generals, the team that traveled with the Harlem Globetrotters, in the 70's, losing every night while serving as their comic punching bags.

Most of JT's beliefs about the absurdity of life and the inevitability of loss were formed in these years.

Learned doo wop songs and spirituals from Meadowlark Lemon and Curly Neal, two of the most famous Globetrotters, on the back of the team bus, and still cites these two men as his biggest musical influences.

Has developed into a fearsome singer and songwriter, known inter-galactically for his work leading the eclectic soul outfit JT and the Clouds, and his constant touring and collaborating with Canadian roots bedazzlers, Po' Girl.

Is set to release "whirlaway" a delicious set of small tragic-comedies, recorded over two days in a north Wisconsin cabin with contributions from the Clouds, Po' Girl.

It's a real singers record, centerpieced by JT's harmony work with Po' Girl's Allison Russell and Michelle McGrath, late of The Capital Sun Rays.

Is coming first to Eastern US and Canada, and then to the British Isles and Europe, to absolutely explode your mind and spirit, then rebuild them with love and gentle care.


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We're back and have a full summer of shows!
Wednesday, - December 31st

We're home from a great tour in the Netherlands, UK & Ireland. We have a busy schedule of shows and festivals lined up for this summer in North America. Check out our website for all the details

6/12 & 6/13 - Thirsty Ear Festival - Santa Fe, New Mexico

6/23 - Coconino Center for the Arts -- Flagstaff, AZ

6/25 & 6/26 - Kate Wolf Memorial Music Festival - Laytonville, CA

7/3 & 7/4 - New Bedford Summer Fest - New Bedford, MA

7/9 - 7/11 - Vancouver Island Music Festival - Comox Valley, Vancouver Island, BC

7/17 & 7/18 - Vancouver Folk Music Festival - Vancouver, BC

7/23 - 7/25 - Calgary Folk Festival - Calgary, AB

7/28 - Lunch Concert with Po' Girl at Bank of America Plaza - Seattle, WA (12pm - 1:30)

7/29 - St Edward State Park - Kenmore, WA (6pm & FREE!)

8/3 - Summer Bandstand Series - Santa Fe, NM

8/5 - Rio Grande Botanic Garden - Albuquerque, NM

...then to the East Coast USA...and one last festival...

8/20 - The Lompoc - Bar Harbor, ME

8/21 - Wayne Yacht Club - Wayne, ME

8/22 - Venue Music Bar - Freeport, ME

8/23 - Club Passim - Cambridge, MA

8/24 - Concerts Happening in Ridgefild Park - Ridgefield, CT - FREE show!

8/27 - 8/29 - Porcupine Mountains Music Festival - Ontonagon, MI



New photos in the Po' Girl photo gallery
Wednesday, - December 31st

Hey everyone,
The Po' Girl photo gallery has now been updated with all the photo's from the time we spent in the studio making "follow your Bliss", the "No SHame Tour", and the making of the pre-sale albums....
Thank you to everyone for an amazing winter!!!!



the Netherlands Tour is On!!!
Wednesday, - December 31st

Great News!!

Awna and Alli have landed safely in Amsterdam and all the rest of our Po' Team will be making it by Saturday--the shows will go on!! We are so happy--can't wait to see your lovely faces! The Firday night show was cancelled, but the rest of the tour is on.

xxo
po'girl



The end of No Shame Tour now we’re Following our Bliss but this Volcano is throwing down some gauntlets….
Wednesday, - December 31st

Hi Folks,

The No Shame Tour officially ended when Alli ran the Athens, Ohio marathon on April 11, 2010. She did it in 3 hrs 57 minutes and 21 seconds--coming in 2nd in her age group and 64th overall. We raised $1102 in the USA and $764 in Canada from 10 % of our merch proceeds ---special thanks to all of you who also generously donated directly to the National Children's Alliance and Little Warriors. Special thanks also to JT and the Clouds and to Allis's family David Russell, Tessa, Nicki, and Keino George who got her through the race!

We're all packed and ready to go and waiting to fly from Chicago to Amsterdam--our flight today was cancelled due to the volcanic activity in Iceland and the ensuing international air space mayhem.... So we're waiting in a very long queue!! We are looking at every option trying to get to the Netherlands in time for our first four shows--as it stands we've been able to buy another flight that will get most of the band to Amsterdam by April 27th ( which means we'd miss the first four shows but better than the option British Airways presented us with which would mean we wouldn't arrive until April 30th!! )--we're still looking for anything earlier... If any of you reading this have special pull with the airlines and are feeling generous towards a hard working Canadian Urban Roots band please let us know!

We'll get there one way or another. We are looking forward to being back in Europe - ash and all!
Looking forward to seeing your lovely faces out at the shows

xxo

Po'



The end of No Shame Tour now we’re Following our Bliss but this Volcano is throwing down some gauntlets….
Wednesday, - December 31st

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Hi Folks,

The No Shame Tour officially ended when Alli ran the Athens, Ohio marathon on April 11, 2010. She did it in 3 hrs 57 minutes and 21 seconds--coming in 2nd in her age group and 64th overall. We raised $1102 in the USA and $764 in Canada from 10 % of our merch proceeds ---special thanks to all of you who also generously donated directly to the National Children's Alliance and Little Warriors. Special thanks also to JT and the Clouds and to Allis's family David Russell, Tessa, Nicki, and Keino George who got her through the race!

We're all packed and ready to go and waiting to fly from Chicago to Amsterdam--our flight today was cancelled due to the volcanic activity in Iceland and the ensuing international air space mayhem.... So we're waiting in a very long queue!! We are looking at every option trying to get to the Netherlands in time for our first four shows--as it stands we've been able to buy another flight that will get most of the band to Amsterdam by April 27th ( which means we'd miss the first four shows but better than the option British Airways presented us with which would mean we wouldn't arrive until April 30th!! )--we're still looking for anything earlier... If any of you reading this have special pull with the airlines and are feeling generous towards a hard working Canadian Urban Roots band please let us know!

We'll get there one way or another. We are looking forward to being back in Europe - ash and all!
Looking forward to seeing your lovely faces out at the shows

xxo

Po'



Europe / UK here we come!
Wednesday, - December 31st

Hey there everyone,

All the finishing touches are coming together now for our up coming Spring 2010 Europe/UK Tour. We are so excited to be heading out to these places again with our new release "Follow Your Bliss".

Starting April 23rd will be touring the Netherlands, Germany, the UK and Ireland for seven weeks. Joining us will be our dear friend JT Nero, whom some of you know from Chicago's finest "JT and the Clouds"...out on the road in support of their latest release "Calendonia".(it's amazing)

It has been a wonderful time putting our songs together getting ready for this tour and we can't wait to play them on that side of the Atlantic.

In The Netherlands we will be appearing on two National T.V. shows and in the UK we will be on the Loose Ends radio show, on BBC with Bob Harris, radio Solent and as well as a live performance with BBC Lancashire Radio Theatre. We're also doing a radio show in Dublin. We LOVE the BBC and look forward to playing on air, so please do check out our website for details and show dates. (details will be up soon for the radio shows!)

www.pogirl.net

Take care as always and hope to see you soon,

Love

Po' Girl



Thanks!
Wednesday, - December 31st

We just wanted to send out a big thank you to all of you who donated to our fundraiser for the National Children's Alliance and Little Warriors. We donated over $1800 from merch sales and direct donations alone. We appreciate all your support for us, for Alli and for ending child abuse. We are so proud of Alli for being strong enough to tell her story of survival and sing her song every night during the tour. Incredible courage.

Alli's song No Shame is still on our homepage for free down load - so feel free to share it with anyone. Alli is running her second marathon on April 11th - you can make donations in her name directly to the NCA or Little Warriors.

Our spring No Shame Tour was outstanding- covered a lot of ground. We were so lucky to not hit any of the freak weather that was happening all over the country. We squeezed JT Nero into the van for the last month, which was well worth it, despite the cramped conditions. His songs and energy were wonderful editions to the tour.

Heading to the UK and Netherlands in two weeks! More soon...

Love,

Alli, Awna, Benny, Mikey and Maggie



Half Way Through the No Shame Tour…Our Faith in Humanity Grows Daily!
Wednesday, - December 31st

The Ann Arbor Folk Fest set the bar high right at the beginning of this tour ---we will never forget getting to share the stage with Richie Havens, Roseanne Cash, Patty Larkin, Hoots and Hellmouth, and the Hot Club of Cow Town during the finale--all around wonderful! We got to see Iron and Wine for the first time-- mind blowing... Then a reunion with our beloved JT and the Clouds at the SPACE in Evanston--such a great venue, and a fantastic night. It was Mikey's baby niece, Lily's first show! Paul and the Musical Merry Go Round at KDHX made us feel so welcome our first time to St. Louis - we'll definitely be getting back there soon!

Our life on the road would be a cold, hard place indeed if it weren't for our surrogate families and dear road friends who make us feel so welcome all over North America. Huge thanks and much love to Matt and Judy in Lawrence, KS, Marjorie and Barry Miller in OK City, Mark and Deborah in Norman, OK, Billy and Dodee and all the wonderful folks at Blue Rock Studio, in Wimberley, TX. We had so much fun playing and we're excited for the upcoming DVD!

Memphis we had a great time for the 5 brief hours at Folk Alliance. Knoxville, you were worth the all night drive...we had a "band nap time" after the radio show. We love WDVX! Special thanks to Matt Morelock and Morelock Guitars for the deal on Alli's first electric guitar! Niki and Jim - you made Atlanta feel like home!

And then New York, New York and the second reunion with JT & the Clouds---what a great, great city and lovely, lovely people! JT Nero of JT and the Clouds is with us for the rest of the No Shame Tour dates. We're all having a blast working out more of each other's songs and presenting new arrangements to you beautiful listeners every night. We are so very lucky! Maine was extra special with tons of Benny and Maggie's childhood friends and family coming out in style. We love you Ellises and Sidelingers! Pittsburg, we feel you like never before thanks to Matt and Jane--we love you guys! We can't thank you enough for the superlative hospitality.

It's been an honour and a privilege to have representatives from the many child protection agencies affiliated with the National Children's Alliance and Little Warriors come out to some of our shows and give us all more information about the ways that we can help to prevent child abuse in our communities. Thanks to our amazing audiences for supporting this cause and for supporting Alli in her upcoming marathon run, in Athens, Ohio on April 11th. April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month in the USA and we're all excited to be making this tangible contribution. Alli is training hard everyday despite the cold weather and our crazy tour schedule.

We're back home in Canada now (but still on tour). Alli's new found paternal family, the Georges, are spoiling us all with the best Grenadian style cooking ever and with great company! We'll be playing shows in Canada until March 22nd -- we're looking forward to saying hello to some of you at the shows.

See you in the funnies!

Love,

Po' Girl



East Coast dates 2010
Wednesday, - December 31st

Hello fans! Here are the upcoming east coast tour dates! We have added the details for the special Brooklyn NY show tomorrow night! We won't be back on the east coast for quite a while, so don't miss your chance to enjoy the good music - it will help with the winter blues....

2/27 68 Jay St Bar Brooklyn, NY 9pm with JT and the Clouds from Chicago playing at 8pm

2/28 Ithaca, NY - Castaways with JT Nero

3/1 Northampton, MA - Iron Horse with JT Nero 7 pm

3/2 Somerville, MA - Johnny D s with JT Nero

3/3 Portland, ME - One Longfellow Square with JT Nero 8pm

3/4 - Syracuse, NY - Funk N Waffles with JT Nero

3/5 Pittsburgh, PA - Club Caf? with JT Nero 7pm

3/6 Ann Arbor, MI - The Ark with JT Nero

3/14 Burlington, VT Club Metronome with JT Nero



Po'Girl on the "No Shame Tour" to Help Prevent Child Abuse
Wednesday, - December 31st

It's a new decade and Canadian Urban Roots band, Po'Girl is getting proactive!   Alli Russell, Awna Teixeira, Benny Sidelinger, and Mikey "Lightning" August are taking the new show on the road in the USA and Canada throughout February and March for the "No Shame Tour".

 Po' Girl will be raising money to benefit the National Children's Alliance  ( http://www.nationalchildrensalliance.org) in the USA and Little Warriors (http://www.littlewarriors.ca) in Canada.  Partial proceeds of all Po'Girl merchandise sales from their shows will be donated to these groups.  Allison Russell of Po'Girl will also be fund raising by collecting donations in support of her running the Athens, Ohio marathon on April 11, 2010 at the conclusion of the "No Shame Tour". One hundred percent of these donations will go to benefit the two child abuse prevention organizations. It's all a part of following their bliss....

Russell is the survivor of ten years of sexual abuse at the hands of her adopted father.  She wrote the song "No Shame" in 2006 when she found out that he had been released from prison. Po'Girl recorded "No Shame" on their critically acclaimed album Deer in the Night  in 2009. "No Shame" was featured on the radio program The Vinyl Cafe in May 2009. Host Stuart Mclean wrote a beautiful piece about the song and Alli's history; the reception from listeners was overwhelming.

Says Russell,  "Stuart's piece and the response to it, gave me the idea that perhaps I could be more actively using my past misfortune and our music to increase awareness and dialogue about the endemic issue of child abuse in North America. Whatever I can do to prevent what happened to me from happening to others, that's what I have to do. It's my responsibility as a survivor. Not everyone is so lucky."

Hailing originally from Canada, Po’Girl weave a blend of musical influences, sweetness, grit & soul into their fresh and original sound. Since the band's birth in Vancouver, BC in 2003 they've been winning devoted and growing numbers of fans across 4 continents and 13 countries with their powerful, passionate and spirited live show. The interplay between Alli, Awna, Benny,and Mikey "Lightning" is truly something to behold. They are distinct voices with incredible harmonies; multiple instrumentalists who bring the perfect sound to each song and songwriters who pen poetic tunes you'll find yourself humming. They'll be heading to Europe for a two month tour of the Netherlands, the UK, and Ireland after the "No Shame Tour".  Catch them while you can!

Their latest release, Deer in the Night still includes many of the trappings of the trademark Po' Girl sound - the echoes of speakeasy jazz, the western lament, the accordion-strapped ghosts of European folk - but it's all delivered with a soulful clarity and depth only hinted at on previous records. They have also recently released a live album, Po' Girl Live that captures the energy and spirit of the live show, complete with special guests JT and the Clouds.

Po'Girl is spending January recording new album "Follow Your Bliss" in Chicago, IL. "Follow Your Bliss" will be released in Europe in May and in North America in June.

“Their uplifting take on American Folk music, combining it with Jazz, roots and a little bit of pretty much everything else, has the ability to put a smile on anyone’s face.” – Glasgow Americana Festival

"With enough sultry ambiance to be at home in either cocktail lounge or New Orleans street corner,  Po' Girl's sentiment never feels forced, the lyricism never cliche or false. They manage to maintain that traditional and nostalgic sound while the breathing fresh life into an old-fashioned genre."- Rolling Stone Magazine


  "Po' Girl is rough and smooth, sweet and tart, and would be huge stars in that super-cool alternate universe I've always wanted to live in." -          John Schlotfelt, Little Village Magazine

**Artists can be made available for interviews by contacting:

press.pogirl@gmail.com 
Phone: 773-951- 5722 or  413-687-5114


Press photos:

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Mp3s:


No Shame -

http://www.pogirl.net/deer/shame.mp3

 
Gasoline-

http://www.pogirl.net/deer/gasoline.mp3

Bloom-

http://www.pogirl.net/deer/bloom.mp3
 

www.pogirl.net

www.myspace.com/pogirls

www.cdbaby.com/artist/pogirl


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Rather Odd Journey
Wednesday, - December 31st

In November we played a show in a little town called Duncan in BC. We met some lovely folks who were on a trip documenting "couch surfing" and making a video about it for a school project. They came to the Po' Girl show because their hosts were already planning on coming to see us. Here is a link to the short video that they put together - Po' Girl has a cameo!

http://ratheroddjourney.ca/index.php?page=couch-surfing-from-pacific-to-the-atlantic

 

The guy, Kelvin, is contining on a bigger journey from Antartica to the Arctic  --  you can see what he is up to on that site. Pretty cool!



We are now selling hand-made pre orders of the upcoming album: "Follow Your Bliss"!
Wednesday, - December 31st

Click here for more info.

We have a bunch of new songs that we've been playing live at shows and we're so excited to get them recorded and out to our fans! These special edition copies will be hand printed (by the band) on an attractive cardboard case, signed and numbered. They will only be available until Jan 15th, and will not be manufactured in this way again. This is an excellent gift idea for the holidays. With that in mind, in mid December we are going to send a hand printed card acknowledging the order to all shipping addresses. We will be recording the album in January at a wonderful little studio in Chicago, and plan to ship the pre sale copies in early April.

We greatly appreciate you helping us keep our independance, and hope that you will enjoy getting a very limited edition item that is only available during this presale period. Due to major changes in the industry, many musicians are moving toward independant produciton of their albums. This can offer great advantages to artists in the long term, but it requires raising the production costs in advance.

The price is $25 USD and includes tax and shipping. You can purchase it online with google checkout or paypal. Please make sure to include a shipping address. Additionally, you can email pogirlmanagement@gmail.com to make arrangements to purchase with a check or money order.

Click here for more info.



On Seattle BikeWorks, Lisa, Rory, Torin, Frank Busting, and Child Life
Wednesday, - December 31st

We’ve been having the most incredible tour. We want to send out a huge thanks to all of you who’ve been coming to the shows and spreading the word, for being part of our community and for letting us be part of yours.

This last trip to Seattle has really reminded us of the importance and beauty of community—and reminded us of how grateful we are to be included even if we’re only physically present a couple of times a year….Our Seattle based friends Bill and Micki Lippe have become almost surrogate parents to our band over the last  two and half years. Bill is a great supporter of live music in Seattle and runs a fantastic house concert series. He is also deeply involved with an organization called Bike Works, www.bikeworks.org, —which is helping to build sustainable communities by educating inner-city and at risk youth and promoting bicycling as a clean and healthy transportation alternative. Bill arranged for us to play a benefit for Bike Works in 2008 and we just did another this Nov. 13th past. We are planning to make the Seattle Bike Works benefit a yearly event from now on, and a big thanks to the Bike Works kids for our new van ornament made entirely of bike parts! We've named him Richard and he and Chester are now best friends! 

Bill and Micki are the kind of people who just quietly and without fuss go about making life better for everyone around them –they are truly connecters.  We first met Lisa, and her two incredible sons, Rory and Torin at a house concert that Bill put on for Awna, our friend JT Nero from JT and the Clouds, and I in 2008. The three of us remember being struck by the family –how loving they were, and how mature, and assured, and wise beyond their years the two boys were. Lisa was planning on bringing both the boys out to the benefit on Nov 13th—but as the day got closer it became clear that Torin wasn’t going to be physically up to attending. Torin is seven years old and he’s in the midst of a battle with a brain tumor that he’s named Frank. Bill arranged for us to go over to Torin’s house before the benefit and put on a concert for him in his bedroom since he couldn’t come to us. We had a wonderful time and feel honored to be a part of Torin’s network of support. His mum Lisa and big brother Rory, and their whole loving extended community are doing everything they can to help and strengthen Torin throughout this battle. Torin’s split 2 and 3rd grade class have been hand making Frank Buster badges –tangible symbols of the commitment to blast Frank out of Torin’s head and right out of the universe. The Frank Buster badge stands for hope, community, and taking action when we see someone dealing with a difficult situation.  Torin wants all proceeds of the sale of the Frank Buster badges to go to the Child Life Department-- go to www.seattlechildrens.org/clinics-programs/child-life/  for more information—which helps to provide a positive hospital experience for children and teens.  Our way of taking action is to sing for Torin and his full recovery every time we’re on stage. We now have a mascot—a little stuffy owl named Oscar who’s always with us and is going to wear a Frank Buster badge until Torin is in full remission!  I hope all of you will be “Frank Busters” in your communities too in whatever ways you can…

Ways you can be a Frank Buster:

Wear a Frank Buster Badge

Support Child Life ( or a similar organization in your community) to help kids who are really sick

Wash hands, cover coughs, and stay home if you get sick

Remember to include kids who are really sick in your everyday activities. Don’t assume they want to be treated differently

Make a hat for a kid who’s lost their hair

If you know someone who’s really sick, write a letter or draw a picture to remind them that you care

 

Wishing you all happy and healthy community filled holidays, see you out on the road

Love from Alli and Po’Girl

 



West Coast Live! Radio Show Nov. 21
Wednesday, - December 31st

Po' Girl will be a guest on West Coast Live!, a nationally syndicated
radio show, is being broadcast live from the Freight & Salvage
Coffeehouse this coming Saturday, November 21st.

Other guests this week include Andre Agassi, Romney Steele, and Jay
Kinney
.

West Coast Live is aired in the San Francisco Bay Area on KALW, 91.7
FM, as well as many public radio stations nationwide. A list of our
affiliates can be found at www.WCL.org. The show is streamed live at www.KALW.org
.

You can also be part of the audience - the show is from 10am-12.
Tickets can be reserved at 415-664-9500 or at www.ticketweb.com

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Don't forget that Po' Girl is on tour in California - don't miss the
upcoming shows!


11/20 Chico, CA * Chico Womens Club 7:30pm $20/$23

11/21 Sebastopol, CA *Sebastopol Community Center 8pm $18/$20

11/22 Berkeley, CA * Freight & Salvage 8pm $18.50/$19.50

11/25 Felton, CA* Don Quixotes 7:30pm $12/$14

11/27 Altadena, CA * Coffee Gallery Backstage 8pm $15

11/28 San Diego, CA * AcousticMusicSanDiego.com 7:30pm $15/$20

11/29 Encino, CA * Center for Folk Music 8pm $17/$20

12/3 Phoenix, AZ * The Compound Grill 7:30pm $10

12/5 Albuquerque, NM * Low Spirits Bar & Stage 8pm $15/$20


Love,

Po' Girl

www.pogirl.net



Big tours, big plans.
Wednesday, - December 31st

We’ve been having a wonderful fall touring season—thanks to all of you for coming out to the shows and giving us a reason to sing!  We’re a month into this leg of the tour and have a month to go so we hope to see more of your beautiful faces over the next 4 weeks.

The Northeast USA with pals Girlyman  was great, the Midwest with our fave bro-band JT and the Clouds refilled the creative well—Montana was magnificent as always--Alberta spoiled us with sold out shows and BC is doing the same so far..Tonight we’re in the stunning Kootenay region of British Columbia, in Rossland at the Old Fire Hall—a sweet gem of a venue with an incredible menu—ten thumbs up!! We’re so looking forward to the rest of the BC shows and the USA West Coast tour- we’re getting spoiled!

 

We are busily plotting and planning the next Po’Girl album even as we tour and previewing lots of the new tunes at the shows---- Po’ style pre-production! We’ll be making our new baby between jan 15th and jan 28th in Chicago, Illinois with the fantastic Zach Goheen at the helm. We’re very, very excited and we’re going to offer a limited number of  special edition pre-sale copies in order to help us fund the recording. Check back for updates on this process- we’ll also be sending out info to our mailing list.  If you’re not yet part of mailing list  click here to join. .…..And don’t worry we never spam!!

See you all out on the road,

xxo  Po’



On the Road in Ontario...
Wednesday, - December 31st

We have fallen down in our news relaying and we apologize –it’s been a busy, emotionally charged summer and early fall!

We got back from the UK and hit North America running – we played Live Oak and Kate Wolf Fests in California for the first time — amazing — we met our new best friends Girlyman and plotted our fall foreign exchange tours… We played a few shows in southern Oregon and then we hopped over to Nova Scotia for the Stan Rogers Fest in Canso. 4 days off for the most of the band in Montreal while Alli flew to Toronto to meet her biological father and her paternal family for the first time, and then we all had a grand ole time at the Montreal Jazz Fest — 2 sold out shows! Merci Montreal pour votre generosite!

Late July and early August were mostly about human time away from the band — JJ taught at song school in Colorado, and played at the Folks Fest, Benny built guitars and he and Maggie visited family in Maine, Awna visited her family in Toronto and Victoria, and Alli went to Grenada for the very first time with her new found paternal family.

We reunited with Chester the trusty Lady Chevy in Seattle, Wa on Aug 26th. We had fun in the West Coast sun there, and in Portland—visited Sisters, Oregon for the first time—we love Angelina’s cafe! Then across the country in two and half days—Chester came through with shining colours—we spent a wonderful Labour Day weekend at the Shelter Valley Folk Fest in Grafton, Ontario. We got to visit with the wonderful Luther Wright (thank you Lu for the hula hoop!) and met and re-met some lovely friends, too. Special thanks to Alli’s paternal family for sharing their home and hearts and the best West Indian food in the world!

We met up with our friends Girlyman in London, Ontario yesterday — we had a sweet night at the London Music Club - and tonight we’re at Hugh’s Room in Toronto. This is the Canadian portion of our Po’Girlyman Foreign Exchange tour! Come one come all-we guarantee a good time! Check out our shows page for all the upcoming dates…

Our new Live album is available at our shows and we have new free post cards, too! Po’Girl enviro friendly tote bags coming soon… Hope to see some of you out on the road! We’ll check back in soon.

Love From the Po’Girl Gang



NEW LIVE ALBUM FOR OUR FALL TOUR!!!
Wednesday, - December 31st

hey all,

hope you are having a wonderful summer. we are super excited to be heading out again soon for the beginning of our fall tour.
we will be hitting the road with our new live album now also available at cdbaby.com.
they are recordings from all over the states from various shows over the last two years.
it has been a blast to go through them and pick out our favourites!
we are starting in seattle august 26th, playing oregon as well. then head east from some dates with our new lovely friends Girlyman....check out girlyman.com they are wonderful....
posted below are some of our canadian dates, but please check out www.pogirl.net for the other dates. we are also heading back the vancouver and vancouver island this fall so please do check our website for details.
much love and be safe out there
po'girl



england my england
Wednesday, - December 31st

Hello from the green rolling British Isles….

We have been having an incredible spring tour over here in support of our new album “Deer in the Night"…It’s been two years too long since our last visit—it feels great to be welcomed so warmly and unreservedly! We won’t let such a lapse occur again—we’re all set to come back to the UK this same time next year.
Thanks to the incredible help and support we’ve received from all of you we were able to make this tour happen. Thank you for believing in us. It has not been in vain! We’ve had an amazing response to our live shows and new c.d. We’ll be posting more reviews up shortly….
We started the European leg in the Netherlands at the end of April with our new friends, Netherland booking agents, and label, Sandra and Luciano from Lucky Dice Music. We had fantastic shows there ( the headlines after the Rhythm and Blues Fest in Groningen read “Canada Rocks!” and hailed us as the pick of the festival, and the Mayor offered us a tour of City Hall next time we come!) and we even spent a couple hours busking on our day off in Vondel Park in Amsterdam -causing a bicycle traffic jam rush hour style—kudos to JJ who pulled off her first street session with aplomb on a borrowed cajon! We’ll also be returning to the Netherlands next year for a more extensive tour that will include Belgium and Germany.
We flew from Amsterdam to Belfast on May 7 to make a sold out appearance at the Cathedral Arts Quarter Festival, and then on to the UK on May 9th. We hit the ground running with Awna taking one for the team—driving our big rundown rental van Bertha (left-side stick shift !!) around London in terrible traffic to pick up the drum kit and make it to the first England show in Bridport. We love the Electric Palace!
Bob and Claire from Grapevine, our fabulous new UK booking agency, have introduced us to parts of this country we’ve never seen before like Cornwall and the Scottish Highlands—from Land’s End to Lossiemouth—we’ve made lots of new friends and been stunned by the beauty of this small but mighty island. There have been so many highlights—extra special for us was having our fave songster and brother JT Nero of JT and the Clouds join us for a run of 6 shows from Otley to Leicester and having a couple of days all together in Edinburgh. Another big highlight has been sharing a bunch of shows with the divine Sarah MacDougall-- we all lived in Vancouver for a while but the UK brought us together. Benny and Sarah’s bandmate,Tim Tweedale, got to talk resonator shop and string out! We can hardly believe 5 weeks have passed so quickly. We’re starting to wrap up our time over seas and will be heading back to North America mid June to start our festival season.
We’ll be picking up trusty Chester the Chevy from our beloved friends Rick and Gail Thaler’s place in Albuquerque and driving across the country to California, then on to Oregon, Washington, Nova Scotia, and then ( very exciting for Alli who grew up going to the free Jazz fest shows) off to Montreal to play the Montreal International Jazz Festival! And then we’ll take a very short break at the end of July… Please do check our show dates as we’ll be all around for the summer and back in full swing this fall.
Also, we are very excited to announce that we will be releasing a new live album in a couple of weeks with some of the most requested songs from our back catalogue including a live version of 'Til it’s Gone' performed in Santa Fe, New Mexico with JT and the Clouds. It will be available on cdbaby.com and at our live shows very soon!
Take care and hope you all have been having a wonderful spring.

xxo
Po’



hello from oklahoma!!!
Wednesday, - December 31st

Hey ya’ll,

We are hanging down here in O.K. city!! Just got to play one of our favourite venues, “The Blue Door” to one of the most loving crowds!! Thank you Greg we love you!!!

Now we are just getting down to business before we storm SXSW.
Thanks to our lovely hosts Marjorie and Barry we have hunkered down and moved in, having lovely family style dinners and BBQ’S!!! It will be a year since we were in Texas recording our new album “Deer In The Night” and we are so excited to come back with pre-release copies and play some really great showcases.(please check our show dates)

We have been spoiled this tour since picking up our incredible new team player, the lovely and talented Miss JJ Jones…. Not only is she killer on the drums, but also drives like a trucker…… We have posted some new videos on our facebook page “Po’Girl on the road” and will have more up soon!!!

We are really looking forward to our tour over seas and hope to see all our friends and fans over there…. Please stay tuned for some upcoming bells and whistles!!!!

Love
Po’Girl