Improvisor, wordsmith, and musical mad-scientist.





 

Ringin' in the Summer 

The days are heating up in Humboldt, more and more sun, which means more outdoor time and music festivals!

Lots of opportunities to catch me and my local cats for tunes in the coming months! I will keep updating the social media and events listings here, hope to see you at one or more of these! Tomorrow you can come see Port Mooncall, local Celtic trio, playing at Cafe Mokka from 7-10. Port Mooncall will also be playing at the Folk Life Festival on July 14 at the Dell'Arte Street Stage, shortly before Summer goes venturing into the wilds of Europe for a time! We are excited for her to bring back many new tunes and inspiration from her time abroad, studying music at some phenomenal international fiddle camps.

Work continues on the No Pardon album, thankful for the steadfast assistance of our studio engineer Marc Jeffares. He and I are churning out new ideas and envisioning where the songs can go, gradually making this piece of art into a reality. We are excited to feature a number of friends and wonderful local musicians... it's coming along week by week, and I'm more stoked every time a song starts to reach a general stage of completion. I can't say it enough... I am SO very grateful to live in a community that's brimming with creative potential and imaginative artistic action. No Pardon will also be at the Folk Life Fest on Thursday July 12, at 5pm.

A few more gigs this summer with the Bowlick's, this Saturday you can catch us playing at a tasty Lost Coast Rotaract Food & Wine Benefit for the Geologists Without Borders, who are going to build a water treatment plant in the rural region of Zurite Peru. That benefit will be at the Wharfinger building in Eureka. In August, Jesse will be moving, and the Bowlick's are going to be on a longer-term standby as he journeys onward with his partner to the bay area. Hoping to play one more show before he leaves town!
 

Lots of adventures await! No Pardon will be touring later this summer, so if you want to hear us, send us a line and we would be delighted to book a show near you! We will be in the Sierras for a festival called the Lost Sierra Hoedown this September (20-23 in Johnsville CA). We'd love to see you there, highly recommend this fest for a good time.

Thanks for tuning in!

 

Rosalind

 

 

 

 

 

 

March Music Madness- Debriefing 

So a lot's been going on here musically... hence this update. Expect more soon.

The album recording continues with No Pardon, and a new video of a song I wrote a few years back will be surfacing soon! 

No Pardon has a string of shows coming up in April, including a show at Humbrew's on the 14th that you will want to see, and on the 15th we will be at the Westhaven Center for the Arts! We are gearing up for our album release in June, and are excited to share the material with you over the next couple months. 

In other news, a new band has emerged, with Summer McCall on cello, Britt Smith on the swingin' guitar, and yours truly on the feedle: Port Mooncall.

I posted a video of Summer and I performing a traditional Irish tune, Gallagher's Frolics, filmed by our friend Jake Glasser. Check it out under this post.

We don't yet have a website, but we've been making a local splash this past Paddy's Day with our Neo-Celtic sound. Here's a link to a candid, close-up interview and tunes with local reviewer and writer for the Hum, Bob Doran:

https://www.facebook.com/bob.doran/videos/10155927354756343/

(please refrain from judging for the awkward beginning of this video... we were caught on candid camera)

More shows TBA! Thanks for checking out the site!

 

Cheers!

 

Rosalind 

 

 

February goodness 

Updates! 

This week I'm playing a couple shows with Ben Walden in the north country of Corvallis OR and Astoria OR. Catch up with me online, I'll be posting pics and stories on social media. Mayhaps set up a live stream at one of our shows this week! 

The above drawing is a sweeet rendering of this fiddler by my friend Chas Coffman.

With No Pardon:

We are in studio once again, working on a OUR FIRST FULL-LENGTH ALBUM in a warm little sound cabaña in Eureka.... here's a sideways glance at Earnest, our most estimable bass, keeping the digital cockpit company between takes. 

Exciting to feature the drums of Sam Kaplin-Good on this album, among other lovely tones. Getting a bit of an indie rock edge in some of our new songs. 

I'm so pleased with the progress we are making. Can't wait to share it with everybody. 

Stay tuned, 

Rosalind

Ring, ring-a-ling, it's 2018 

Welcome to my site, to a new year, one that is hinting to be musically explorative, dynamically in-the-flow, and *empowering for female artists across the globe*

I am presently in Peru, writing from the third story apartment of my brother and familia. In between busking in cambios (little rocket-speed buses that zip around on rickety wheels), cooing and coddling my newborn nephew, puppy-snuggling and adventure-scheming (some things stay the same <3), I have been working on a new composition on the mandolin that I wrote in dedication to my nephew (sobrino, en español), Canción para Noah.

Life is full, and it's an odd and precious balance that I feel as the page turns to 2018. Being in Peru is so real, it's surreal. There's a constant drive of city-tones. Cacophonous symphony of horns and children hollering, dogs baying in a staccato triple-metre, and the constant rumble of motors like a collection of nearer and distant hives. It is such an enormous gift to visit my brother, and to be present at this time in the lives of my sister and nephew. I brought the mandolin with me for this venture, leaving behind my trusty fiddle for a few weeks. It feels good to be working on rhythm, chords, and picking technique more intensively. And of course, my brother has an acoustic guitar that I have been playing a lot since I got here, a Yamaha (like mine, but not) DWX-7C.

In February and March I'll be recording with No Pardon on our first full-length album, at the studio of my bandmate Chris' good friend, Marc Jeffares. Marc recorded our awArd-wiNning song (we placed third in a local rock radio station's, KWPT The Point, Cover Song Contest) written by Nick Lowe, (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding.

Also in the works is the second annual north coast mini-tour. I'm stoked to be playing again with guitar-wizard Ben Walden for a few shows in February, TBA.

I'll be posting a few new singles soon!

Thank you for tuning in, hope to jam in a town near you very soon.

Rosalind Parducci

 

 

 

March Tour 

Got back last night after a week on the road. I am so grateful that I had the company of my dear friend Laurel, expert in go-with-the-floetry, positive heckling, puppies, and keeping it real. <3 
A brief recap:
On Thursday I played a solo set at Oberon's Restaurant and Bar in Ashland. Then it was on up to Portland for a rockin-raucous Paddy's Day house show, where I thoroughly enjoyed jamming with Ben Walden and his band, Nevada Sowle and Richard Crookston. We played another show at the Armory Skatepark in Astoria the following day. (I attempted a brief pre-show experiment on a skateboard involving my fiddle *kids don't try this at home*) 
Arrived to the steep streets of a mellow Seattle, where it rained sporadically, with stretches of sun that almost fooled me into thinking it was spring. After a visit with old friend and soon-to-be doctor Mackenzie Hild, we met up with touring minstrels from the east coast Nicolas Horner and Lucas Chohany, aka Nick and Luke, and played at the Outlander Brewery and Pub on 36th St, joined fortuitously by army vet turned singer-songwriter Caleb Tesnow. I met Caleb weeks ago in Arcata leading up to his trek north, and it was a pleasure to see him setting up his roots in Seattle while planning his future long-term tour.
Great to party with the Pony House: Brendan Bishop, Susannah Thiel, Casey Baird, Andrew, and Sarah! Thanks to our wonderful musician friends for hosting us and providing your hospitality, Lisa Lipton, Steve Hunter, Caitlyn Faircloth, Farhad Tyabji! :) They say it takes a village... for a traveling musician, the village is a remarkable collaboration of many individuals from many villages.
Till the next time! 
Love,
Rosalind

Shows

Previous events

Food & Wine Pairing Benefit feat. The Bowlick's

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Wharfinger, 1 Marina Way, Eureka

In partnership with Geologists Without Borders, Lost Coast Rotaract is hosting its 8th Annual International Food & Wine Pairing to benefit the development and completion of a sustainable water treatment system and network of canals in the agriculturally independent Andean community of Zurite, Peru.

Tickets are on sale now for $60 apiece and will grant you entry to the event, which includes a silent auction, tapas, and a full course meal prepared by local chefs with regionally inspired wine pairings. Your ticket will also gain you one automatic entry into our Grand Prize Raffle! (More raffle tickets and chances to win will be available for purchase at the event).

The event will also feature live art by four local artists and live music by the band the Bowlicks!

"What happens when you stick a jazz bass, a classical cello and a folk fiddle in a musical blender? Come find out! The Bowlicks are Rosalind Parducci on fiddle, Jesse Alm on cello, and Nate Zwerdling on bass. The dynamic range of this group could be described as upbeat-melancholic... A keening instrumental ballad meets with chunky blues, and the soaring, toe-tapping tones of Northern California fiddling."

To purchase a ticket, email us at lostcoastrotaract@gmail.com.

Due to the nature of the event, you must be 21 or older to attend.

Moon Callin' at Cafe Mokka

Cafe Mokka Finish Sauna & Tubs, 495 J St, Arcata

All ages FREE event, in the cozy Cafe Mokka just off of Samoa Blvd, featuring darling local Celtic band, Port Mooncall. There's no wifi... just tunes, and sweet people! Featuring Rosalind Parducci on fiddle, Britt Smith on guitar, and Summer McCall on the cello.

May18

The Bowlicks

The Sanctuary, 1301 J St, Arcata

Rosalind Parducci on fiddle, Jesse Alm on cello, Nate Zwerdling on upright... we'll be playing classically inspired fiddle tunes and original songs at the classic, lovely Sanctuary in Arcata.

May12

Private Event: Wedding

Apr14

No Pardon @ Humbrews

Humbrews, Arcata

Listen to our pre-release performance of our upcoming album at the local hotspot in Arcata! Co-bill TBA...

Port Mooncall @ Cafe Mokka

Cafe Mokka, Arcata

This is a special opportunity to catch the new band, Port Mooncall, in the intimate setting of the North Coast's only Finnish Cafe, complete with sauna and tubs. Listen to Neo Celtic tunes while you sip hot beverages, maybe get a sauna before or after tunes... relax and rejuvinate with us. <3

Mar13

No Pardon @ The Eagle House

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The Eagle House, Eureka

Performing in Eureka's latest trendy tavern and cocktail lounge, located adjacent to the Eagle Inn. Enjoy our new music with a tasty beverage.

No Pardon @ Six Rivers

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Six Rivers Brewery, McKinleyville

No Pardon's first show of 2018! Grab a beer, have a house-made pretzel with some beer cheese, listen to what we're cooking up with our new material!

Ben Walden, Rosalind Parducci, The Hackles at The Albatross

The Albatross, Astoria

A rockin' February night of folk and jammy rock vibes in Astoria, featuring solo material from Ben Walden, Rosalind Parducci, and local band The Hackles.

Feb14

Palentines Day at Bomb's Away

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Bomb's Away Café, Corvallis

Two friends from different states, California and Idaho, gather to celebrate friendship and music this Valentine's Day at Corvallis' music hotspot, Bomb's Away Café. Come celebrate with us!

Feb3

Summer McCall & Rosalind Parducci

Humboldt Herbals, Eureka

The second Arts! Alive of 2018, enjoy some fine fiddling with Summer and Rosalind, at Humboldt Herbals, who are celebrating their 20th anniversary!

Aug25

Rosalind Parducci & Friends @ Arts Happy Hour

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Clarke Plaza, Eureka

The Ink People Collective are hosting an ongoing summer plaza event featuring live music, brews, and local crafts. Rosalind Parducci will be performing with Britt Smith and Nate Zwerdling for this wonderful event in Old Town Eureka.

Jul15

Beginning & Intermediate Irish Fiddling w/ Rosalind Parducci

Dell'arte South Room, Blue Lake

For this course, Northern California fiddler Rosalind Parducci will demonstrate techniques and ornamentation in beginning to intermediate level Irish fiddling. Attending fiddlers will learn a tune, and have the chance to learn and practice the left hand ornaments: i.e. flicks, rolls, and slides in the context of the tune. She will also provide pointers for bow technique. Rosalind began playing Irish fiddle as a teen at the sessions in Grass Valley, CA, and over the years she has had the opportunity to study with a number of master fiddlers in the tradition: Martin Hayes, Liam O'Connor, and Liz Knowles, to name a few. Rosalind's approach to the fiddle draws upon her experience in improvisation, with a broad range of musical influences and voicing incorporated into her playing. She enjoys helping students get the most tone they can from the fiddle, and regards each tune as a way to experiment and play with sound.

https://www.humboldtfolklife.org/whats-happening/2017/7/15/all-day-fest

Jul15

Folklife Festival: Summer McCall & Rosalind Parducci

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Dell'arte Amphitheatre Stage , Blue Lake

These two fiddlin' fiends join forces to bring a host of Scottish tunes and original pieces to life. Both Summer McCall and Rosalind Parducci grew up in the unique culture that is the Northern California Scottish fiddle scene. The two female fiddlers met and began playing together for the first time in Humboldt this year, with McCall on cello, and Parducci on fiddle. The collaboration is a joyous merging of two age-old instruments, and the creative minds of two free-spirited artists.

This performance is part of a free music and workshop day hosted by the Humboldt Folklife Society.

https://www.humboldtfolklife.org/whats-happening/2017/7/15/all-day-fest

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