Aren’t those redbuds magical? Look at this picture that Craig took outside of our new house…
Redbuds (or Cercis canadensis) are one of the first flowering trees of spring…I take them as a good sign. I love that I’m getting married to horticulturalist — in three weeks! He always helps me see everything anew. What signs of life have you seen in nature and in your own world? My life has become very complicated lately. I’m searching out what is beautiful. I’m especially looking for what is beautiful in the unexpected.
I’m going on a quick tour to the Portland area from April 6th – 9th. I’m playing in Hillsboro with Dan Abrahamson at one of my favorite spots, Influence Music Hall (show fb page) and with Halelupe at another favorite place, Artichoke Music (tickets). I’m looking forward to being back in a place that still feel a lot like home for a few days.
I had a house concert in the the N. Portland area fall through for Friday, April 7th. I’m on the hunt for one more small, intimate house concert for that evening. Something outside of Portland would be good. I could even skip up into Washington for the night. I would appreciate any suggestions or connections.
My favorite gig recently was speaking and performing at the Salt Lake City Oasis (such an amazing community!). I was invited to share my music and speak about my eating disorder recovery. I shared songs and stories from my 2015 album and one-woman show “How to Survive a Poison Apple,” a revisionist fairytale folk rock opera that’s is all about my eating disorder recovery. I made a slide show and mixed my songs and stories into the presentation. The community was very engaged and they asked great questions. Thanks for having me. I love my eating disorder awareness and advocacy work. I want to do more and more of it. And, in the next few years, I want to write a book…
I am currently booking fall 2017 and 2018. I’ll be touring up and back to the FAR-West conference in Bellevue in early October. I’m looking for house concerts, venues, kids’ shows and eating disorder speaking engagements along the way from Salt Lake City to the Puget Sound. I’ll also be going to other places, yet unknown. Let me know if there is somewhere you think I should go.
I love to hear from you. Write me back and let me know what’s going on for you. What unexpected beautiful things have you seen…?
MORE INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE AT WWW.MINDYDILLARD.COM
4/6 HILLSBORO, OR – In-the-Round w/Dan Abrahamson at Influence Music Hall at 7pm
4/7 HILLSBORO, OR – Princess Fearless at WL Henry Elementary School
4/8 PORTLAND, OR – Mindy Dillard & Halelupe at Artichoke Music
4/9 PORTLAND, OR – Private House Concert
4/30 SALT LAKE CITY, UT – Mindy Dillard at The Garage on Beck
5/7 SALT LAKE CITY, UT – Mindy Dillard at Salt Lake Center for Spiritual Living at 10 and 11:30am
5/13 SALT LAKE CITY, UT – FAMILY MUSIC CONCERT w/Princess Fearless (Sponsored by IAMA) at 10am
5/14 SALT LAKE CITY, UT – Mother’s Day House Concert at Kris Thorne’s. Directions: Please park in the LDS church lot at 1361 E 4000 S (northwest area) and follow the red Meet-up signs on the fence to the walkway that leads to CasaKris.
Concert at 3pm. $15 per person donation. Bring friends, family, kids…but no pets. 🙂
5/18 SALT LAKE CITY – Mindy’s Student Recital!
6/10 – 6/14 BOZEMAN, HELENA, MT – Princess Fearless Library Shows
6/17 SALT LAKE CITY – Mindy Dillard, Bronwen Beecher and Tara Shupe present Father’s Day Concert at Holladay United Church of Christ
6/18 SALT LAKE CITY – Unity Salt Lake – 11am
6/26 STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO – Princess Fearless at Bud Werner Memorial Library
6/27 STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO – Princess Fearless at Strings Music Festival Family Concert Series
6/28 STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO – Mindy Dillard speaks at The Foundry