My friend, the geek-chanteuse Marian Call, is touring the United States, playing smaller venues in all the Lower 48 (and Hawaii!). I heard her sing in Boulder where she was incredible as always, and also at w00tstock, where a whole passel of folks were enthralled.
If you need a sample of her stuff, check out this, or this, or even this, where I try to describe her style.
She's seeking venues right now, and below is a list of places and times for her (her final travel schedule is online at her site). If you live in one of these places and want her to come to your local coffee shop, house concert, or what-have-you (she's specifically looking for places that don't usually host such an event), contact her! You can find her through her website or on Twitter.
St. Louis, MO Aug. 26
Fayetteville or Little Rock AR Aug. 27
New Orleans and greater Louisiana Aug. 28-30
Mississippi Aug. 31
Alabama Sept. 1-2
Bellingham, WA Sept. 12
Hawai'i -- Oahu, Maui, and Kauai Dec. 13-21
She's also playing a few places on the west coast:
Tacoma, WA // Thurs. 08.12.10 - Mandolin Cafe 7pm, all ages, $5-10 recommended donation. 3923 South 12th St., Tacoma WA.
Portland, OR // Tues. 08.17.10 - House Concert Open to the public -- please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP and receive the address. All ages, free, $10-15 recommended donation, please bring a snack or beverage to share. Portland, OR // Wed. 08.18.10 - Proper Eats Market & Cafe 8pm, all ages, free. $5-10 recommended donation. 8638 N Lombard Ave., Portland OR
Seattle, WA // Thurs. 09.09.10 - Fremont Abbey: the Very Very Big Seattle Concert Marian almost never plays with a band, but this September in Seattle it shall come to pass. Strings, drums, and every good thing, including the unsinkable Molly Lewis opening (#freemolly!). 8pm, all ages, ticket price TBA. Tickets will be available in advance here at http://mariancall.com and at the door. 4272 Fremont Ave N, Seattle WA.
Vancouver, BC, CANADA // Sat. 09.11.10 - Cocoa Nymph Chocolates & Confections 8pm, all ages, $5 cover. 3739 W 10th Ave. Vancouver BC V6R 2G5