Mother's Day Love 

Happy Mother's Day! 

My mom is a musician, she plays everything... piano, harp, guitar, flute and recorder, sings like a kween, and is a fairy dancer goddess diva lover soulship. 
She raised me to be a wild free spirit, an adventurer, a gypsy, a poet, and a hardcore romantic. 
I have so much admiration for the fierce work she has done through her spirit journey, building with her every force to increase access to the potential for both personal and universal synergy and alignment. 
I will always love this woman, and her well of inspiration, her ability to surmount challenge and hardship, her fekless rekless inner jester, her motivation to be honest even when life is super heady and complicated. She has done so much to embetter the quality of life for the people she works with, and continues to strive for balance (fellow Libra <3). I've watched her commune with a Great Spirit through a boundless sanctity in nature, and am inspired to this day by the work she has done to overcome. 

Today's gig is in honor of the work we all do to connect to the Mother, in her many majestic, oddball, sweet, fierce, funky, badass, interconnected iterations. I have many women in my life to thank for their kindred energy and for the esteemed life journey we have the pleasure of sharing. 

Big Love, 

Rosalind Parducci

 

Steady the boat with your donations 

Dear Friends,

I really hope this finds you well. As you may or may not know, I've got an album coming with my band No Pardon..... and so much more art in the works!

The reality of all this creative vision-questing is that there are continuous and necessary costs to maintain a practice as a creative, musician, and performing artist. This is a letter of appeal to request the support of my home crew.

Ongoing Support

I have recently created a Patreon Account. If you are not yet familiar with this forum, it's basically a way for you to be a subscriber, tending the garden the of songs. Your ongoing support makes a huge difference- is, in fact, vital.

You can give a couple dollars on up, whatever fits your budget. AND it comes with artistic gifts that I will send your way, including some regular contact if you want to get on the mailing list. If you're the old-school type, and you'd rather snail-mail me your support, send me an email at: parduccimusic@protonmail.com and I would be happy to work with you that way. Do you like getting real live letters and postcards as much as I do? I will pledge to send you a postcard in return for your backing. <3

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New Happenings

I'm bouncing around in the Arcata area, subletting rooms in the homes of some local female artists for the next few months, planning on some ongoing recording projects, and writing and arranging music continuously.  The No Pardon album release is coming up, and I am already getting geared up to put some singles out. By the end of this year, I hope to produce my first solo album. I am always open and on the lookout for more amazing places to share my music, and to sharing tunes for your special occasions, for dances, weddings, gatherings, what have you! Let me know if you want music at an event in the coming year!

On the continued education-exchange front, I recently had a synergistic exchange with a wonderful local violinist, and he informed me about a music gathering/workshop happening on the Klammath next week. Turns out it was put together rather sporadically, and it features a number of amazing folk artists, some local and some from around the world.

I am planning on attending, and I need support to make that happen. My vision in doing this workshop is to bring more ideas and tunes to the community, and to hold future workshops inspired by what I learn.

Here's the teaching/visiting artist lineup for this intimate gathering:

Roger Tallroth - Uppsala, Sweden ~ guitar, Swedish traditional music, overall musicality, harmony) 

John Herrmann Asheville, NC ~ old-time banjo, fiddle, songs, ensemble groove 

Elise Leavy New York, NY ~ voice, songwriting, guitar 

The Bee Eaters: 

Simon Chrisman ~ bass, rhythmic integrity, composition, groove, hammer dulcimer) 

Tristan Clarridge ~ cello, fiddle, ensemble listening, arranging) 

Tashina Clarridge ~ fiddle, overall musical life vision, Irish, oldtime, Texas fiddle)

 

Years ago, I recorded one of Roger Tallroth's pieces on an album, so the opportunity to work with him next week is enormous!

Josephine's Waltz on Spotify by Stringtown Ambassadors

I would like to raise $400 for this venture! Your help and ongoing support is so very appreciated, as I embark on more learning and sharing with the community.

If you don't feel like you can donate right now, i.e. too many demands on the pocket-book, stressful times, I get it! I send you love, and will keep sending music your way (unless you ask me not to) ... and you can always just share the music!

Warmly,

Rosalind

 

 

Album Release  

Hey friends!

 

Exciting happenings afoot! No Pardon will be releasing our debut album, Whisper, set to go online on April 26th, with 2 local album release concerts on April 27th and 28th. With over a year in the making, and featuring a number of collabs with musicians in the area, we couldn't be more thrilled to let this piece of art loose for your listening.

There is a peculiar, unique feeling that accompanies this release of a series of creative endeavors... it's like the unfurling of a wing, still damp after taking form in chrysalis.

I've been hearing a couple of our tracks on local radio! You can follow No Pardon on social medi, facebook and instagram, to stay up to date. We will be sending out email updates as well, so if you're on our mailing list, you can expect a free track from the album for early listening.

Pre-order a copy now, and help us recover our expenses to make the album. <3 We would love to see you at a show, if you buy a ticket and album together, you can also pick your copy up at one of the two shows.

To preorder, go to: nopardon.com/store

 

Warmly,

Rosalind

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

Irish Fiddling Workshop at Folklife Fest

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Folklife Fest at Dell'Arte International , Blue Lake

Learn a tune and some stylistic elements from Rosalind Parducci. She has played in many sessions across the country. She also studied Irish fiddle with, and is inspired by, Martin Hayes. She learned traditional Irish fiddle in 2009 in Ireland, from a number of session players, including Liam O'Connor, a Dublin-based fiddler. This session will include a new tune, for intermediate to seasoned players. Class is free, donations graciously accepted.

Photo credit: Andrew Goff

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