Improvisor, wordsmith, and musical mad-scientist.





 

New Year incoming 

Hello! If you are just checking out my site, I want to wish you a joyous and revelatory, heart-opening 2019.

I have a couple updates:

The No Pardon album-  we're down to 5 tracks to finish mixing, 7 complete! You can listen to Cala Lilly, posted in my website's Music section.

I have been selected to do a Musician-In-Residence at Westhaven Center for the Arts for the year of 2019. I was asked some questions by the Times-Standard about this residency, and I will post this below:

How does it feel to be selected as a WCA artist in residence? 

When I first moved to Humboldt, I was inspired to find out about WCA and the community programming and art space that the organization provides. I soon became aware that there was a Musician-in-Residence position, and sent an email describing my background as a musician, and that I was interested in being the MIR. 

I believe that it is so important to have trust in life's processes, and to sew the seeds of the things we want to see in our lives. Three years later, I am excited and honored to be creating and sharing my explorations in music in the coming year at WCA as the MIR. 

Tell me a little bit about your work as a musician, and the type of music you create. 

I have been a songwriter for most of my life. I was raised on a solid diet of the Beatles and Beethoven. When I started listening to alternative and mainstream pop music as a teen, I was inspired by the simple chord progressions, and the seemingly infinite well of instrument sounds that could be brought into a song. I started playing my mom's old nylon-string guitar when I was 13, and writing tunes on the viola while I was playing in a couple orchestras. Years later, I got into writing instrumentals and messing around on an electric violin, which I aspire to get back into. 

One of my biggest resources has been my ability to perceive extraordinary things in the realm of the everyday... I have an elaborate, romantic imagination. 

I am known locally for my fiddling, sitting in with string bands for various events (the Folklife Festival is a big one). My Humboldt trio, No Pardon, is due to release an album this winter, which features mostly original material. 

What do you hope to contribute as an artist in residence in 2019? 

I have been meditating on this idea about bridges in the past couple months. Every type of bridge; for me it's about that connective quality, the crossing between places. It is my intention to create music that inspires others to bridge the divides and seemingly impassible distances they perceive in their own lives. I look forward to translating thoughts and sentiments with this theme in mind into a solo album this year, and I am stoked at the prospect of collaborating with local artists to get different interpretations on the idea of a bridge. 

Will you be offering any special programs during your residency? 

I will be working with WCA to host a series of collaborative sonic art evenings, where I plan to connect local artists exploring similar themes. I will be demonstrating different ways to interact with music, and creating space for people to ask questions about process, opening opportunities for community members to make some music in a judgment-free, experimental art environment.

 

Cheers!

 

Rosalind

 

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

Mar16

Newcomer-Musician's Workshop for Adults

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Westhaven Center for the Arts, 501 S. Westhaven Drive, Trinidad

Play with Music: Instrument Experiment Day in Westhaven for Adults

This is a two-part event, and both are inclusive and community-driven. The first part is a music workshop/community sing (for people of all ages, specifically aimed towards adults wanting to explore a musical instrument/open up their voice!). The second part is a concert featuring workshop host, Samara Jade, hailing from the east coast.

Are you a somebody who has thought about taking up an instrument? Maybe you played piano, or violin, or flute as a child, then for whatever reason gave it up. Maybe you always wished you had tried an instrument, but then life happened, and years went by, and you still think about it at moments, wistfully. Well, whist ye not anymore, NOW is the time to try out an instrument, test your voice, and to take that step towards being the musician you want to be.
On March 16, join us at the Westhaven Center for the Arts for a beginning musician’s workshop/community sing for pre-musicians who have a passion to grow into, or just a long-prevailing curiosity about what you might be able to do if you just let yourself give it a try! Co-hosting this workshop are Westhaven Musician-in-Residence, Rosalind Parducci, and migrating musician and experienced workshop facilitator Samara Jade, riding the winds from the east coast to share her musical passion and creative flow process.

Instruments provided, or you can bring that one that's been collecting dust for too long! Come with your beautiful hearts and open minds and let’s get this thing rolling!

Workshop will take place from 4-6pm, you are welcome to come anytime. Suggested donations on a sliding scale, from $5-20.

About your hosts: Samara Jade is a modern folk troubadour and musical seamstress who stitches together a unique tapestry of sounds from diverse musical strands, including but not limited to folk, jazz, soul, blues, and Appalachian old-time. Her songs cut through truth, open hearts, stimulate minds, and could fall into the nutshell of a fan-coined genre, "Philosopholk." Whether she is performing solo or with her acoustic trio, Samara's intricately groove based guitar playing and acrobatically emotive voice is bound to get you dancing, crying, laughing - maybe all at the same time!

Www.samarajademusic.com

Rosalind Parducci is an improvisor, composer, wordsmith, and musical mad-scientist. She plays free-form poetry on the fiddle, voice, mandolin, and guitar. Her songs invite listeners on a musical odyssey, tinted by the pigments of jazz, pop and blues. Her lyrics are generated from the place where the modern everyday intermingles with folklore and mythos. She has a penchant for traditional and new folk fiddle tunes from America, Ireland and Scotland, with rhythms inspired by the ebb and flow of the natural world.

https://rosalindparducci.com/

Parducci & Paige

Arts & Drafts, Eureka

Live music for a makeup mural art show featuring our friend and makeup artist, Karen Echegeray with Tyson Ritter photography. Come out and have a draft! No cover, though we will play a few covers (Tom Waits, the Beatles).

Parducci & Paige

Westhaven Center for the Arts, Westhaven

Rosalind Parducci & Aleister Paige: Paige & Parducci is a musical collaboration exploring the horizons of music through a variety of instruments and poetry. Guitar, dobro, bass, fiddle, & vocals. Inspired by an eclectic array of artists ranging from Bill Frisell, Victor Wooten, & Gillian Welch, to Dave Matthews Band, Martin Hayes & Darol Anger, this is a musical performance not to be missed. $5-20 sliding scale. Refreshments available.

Margo Cilker/No Pardon/An American Forest

Phatsy Kline's Parlor & Lounge, Eureka

Margo Cilker apprenticed herself to the songwriter’s trade the old-fashioned way: get her heart broken in South Carolina, move to Spain and busk all over Europe a la Ramblin’ Jack, sing a duet on a Spanish Honky-Tonk band’s recording of an Ernest Tubb classic (“Nails in my Coffin,” with Dead Bronco), tour Europe with a band of Flatt-and-Scruggs-obsessed Englishmen, then return to her native California and milk cows on an organic farm in Petaluma. Cilker writes songs that philosophize hard work, heartbreak, and wanderlust with the reverence of a country music obsessive and the sharp-eyed clarity of one who was not born into country music but had to find it (and live it) for herself.

margocilkermusic.com

No Pardon is a rippin' folk trio born in Eureka CA that showcases conceptually fluid songwriting and toe-tappin' fiddle tunes. Chris Parreira's rhythm guitar is tastefully textured, an articulate mash-up between folk, rock, and country. Bringing in tunes from around the world, Rosalind Parducci's fiddling chops are intricate and imaginative, pulsing with Celtic, blues and old-time roots. Undeniably, it's all about that upright bass, featuring the heartbeat-steady backing of Amber Grimes.

https://www.nopardon.com/

"One of the highlights of 2018 was getting to see An American Forrest live. He’ll be a new artist to most, but earlier this year the cowboy walked out of the wilderness with one of the finest albums I’ve heard.” - Sean Jewell, American Standard Time

americanforrest.com

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!

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