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Welcome!
This has been an amazing year so far playing Faerie Festivals on the east and west coasts! My new cd," Mystical Creature" is spreading it's wings in the world and I'm getting very positive feedback from listeners.
We just came home from playing three successful shows at FaerieWorlds in Eugene, Oregon!
Our next show is Sunday, September 7th from 5-8pm at The New Deal Cafe' in Greenbelt, Maryland!

~Jessica

Such sweet words from a fellow songwriter! 

Greetings Jessica, 
Just wanted to get your blessing to cover "river" 
I don't play many covers but when I heard that song.. 
I HAD to play it. 
I was telling some friends about your music 
I didn't have anything but my guitar, so I played it 
For them.. you now have A new tribe in Binghamton NY. 
I will only play it with your blessing, and continue to tell my folk about you. 
Love&Light 
Caswyn

FaerieWorlds!!! 

I just got back from FaerieWorlds in Eugene, Oregon! Wow. What an amazing festival! This was definitely my best year. Joseph and I played on Friday with drummer, Michael Saint John and SJ Tucker sang harmony on Black Bird!!! We had electrical outages three times during the set which brought out my improv skills- I sang acapella for one verse of Red Phoenix Aflame and then right at the chorus, the sound came back on and we rocked electric for the rest of the set! Big thanks to Buck Potter and Athonwy Doherty at the NeverWorlds stage for their masterful sound skills!
We joined Sharon Knight and Winter on the Main Stage on Saturday for their set. That was an awesome experience! Sharon and Winter's music is so powerful and beautiful! SJ Tucker also joined them and it was so much fun!
Sunday, we played our best show on the NeverWorlds stage with drummer Michael and Sharon and Winter joined us! What a great time. We had our merchandise booth right across from Nymbol's Puppet Theater at the entrance of NeverWorlds. My husband and son, Josh got to come with us to FW this time and they loved it!

Our next show is Sunday, September 7th in Greenbelt, Maryland at the New Deal Cafe!

FaerieWorlds stage schedules! 

I'm so excited! We will have a full band for our shows on Friday and Sunday in NeverWorlds and we'll be joining Sharon Knight and Winter for their Main Stage set on Saturday!!!



FULL SCHEDULES ANNOUNCED FOR
MAIN STAGE AND NEVERWORLDS STAGE

At last the news everyone has been waiting for; the complete stage schedules for Faerieworlds 2014!  Check it out!
MAIN STAGE SCHEDULE

FRIDAY
3:00            OPENING CEREMONY-SPIRAL DANCE WITH WOODLAND
3:45            SJ TUCKER
5:45            BROTHER
8:00            ZIRP
10:00          OMNIA


SATURDAY
1:00            SHARON KNIGHT & FRIENDS
2:30            BROTHER
4:30            TIERRO - MUSIC OF KAN'NAL
7:00            OMNIA: MUSICK AND POETREE
9:30            MARTINE KRAFT
11:00          SPECIAL LATE NIGHT PERFORMANCE

SUNDAY
1:00            SEA STARS
3:00            THE WICKER MEN
5:00            KYTAMI
7:00            ZIRP
9:00            WOODLAND & FRIENDS
 

NEVERWORLDS STAGE SCHEDULE

FRIDAY

4:45            YOUNG WILDFLOWERS FIDDLERS
7:00            JESSICA STAR
9:00            DOGWOOD/KATE MCKNIGHT
12:00          MOSS: BALLAD OF THE TOOTH FAIRY
12:15          SJ TUCKER                    

SATURDAY
2:00            PAMELA MORTENSON: DIDGERIDOO & STORYTELLING
3:30            FANAI
6:00            SEA STARS
8:30            BROTHER
12:00          THE WICKER MAN


SUNDAY
2:00            FAERABELLA
4:00            JESSICA STAR
6:00            SJ TUCKER
8:00            T THORN COYLE & SHARON KNIGHT: SACRED CHANTS



NY Faerie Festival, FaerieWorlds and life! 

Last weekend we played the NY Faerie Festival! Four of our own shows and two where we sat in with our friends, Sharon Knight and Winter. Winter produced our new album, Mystical Creature, and played guitar on a bunch of songs and Sharon sang harmony. They also joined us for two of our shows and it was amazing!
Our new drummer, Bob Jones is ROCKING IT!!!! This was his first Faerie Festival and the Fae loved him.
Our next show is in Mohegan Lake, NY at the Winery at St George on Wednesday, July 23rd at 8pm. Come!!! Dress in your Faerie Festival finery! It's the NY release party for Mystical Creature and the venue is gorgeous! It's a renovated stone church and looks like a castle pub on both the outside and inside. The acoustics are amazing.
The day after the release party, we fly to Oregon for.... FAERIEWORLDS!!!!! We'll play all three days and have an awesome band. 
If you are going to be there, come visit our merchandise booth;)

love,

Jessica Star

Nice comments about my new cd 

A friend of mine received Mystical Creature in the mail and I wanted to share what he wrote me after he listened to it;
"Just Got home from camp trip with the Hounds. Got CD in mail and have heard it for first time just now. Loved it of course. I miss the 90's driving to your gigs from places all over the Regional map every weekend. I do believe in your Music and it has helped over some bumps in life. For this I am forever grateful!"

this is person used to be at almost all my shows back in Northern California! Thank you Mike!!!

We are in Faerie Magazine!!! 

Yes, I have realized a dream of mine; to have my music advertised in Faerie Magazine!
www.faeriemagazine.com
*******
Once upon a time there was a minstrel( me) who traveled across the country to realize her music and life dreams in New York City...
She left a tribe of good friends on the west coast. Her vision, to connect with tribes from the east and bridge the coasts...
Fresh from a world of ocean, forests, community.. Day after day, year after year she played her music for the city folk and they listened. They liked what they heard but the city is vast, fast and expensive..
On a bitter cold winter day in Union Square, Manhattan, our minstrel was feeling the loneliness of the city, the busyness of the people, the absence of close friendship.
Like a beacon of light peeping out from behind a new age magazine at Barnes and Nobel was Faerie Magazine!
She picked it up and perused through the pages, deciding to buy it then and there.
That is when I read about the growing community of Mythic artists in the Realm of Faerie. The Faerie Path.
The path I'm on was ignited that day with the finding of that magazine.
That was over eight years ago.
And this is just the beginning!
 

We're going to play in Cold Spring, NY! 

Yesterday I went up to cold Spring, NY with my little boy and booked a show for me and my bassist at the Silver Spoon Cafe. Saturday, June 14th from 8-11pm. We are going to play a long two sets and enjoy every second of it!

Just played the Maryland Faerie Festival 

What a weekend! We got to the Maryland Faerie Festival on Friday night at almost midnight. On Saturday we were scheduled to play at 3pm, right after Frenchy and the Punk on the main stage. As they were finishing their set, a huge rain storm came in and our set was rained out! It happens! Last year we played as the storm came in and Telesma got their set rained out, now I know how that feels. It's a very weird feeling. At first I was ok with it because, what can you do? It rained hard! But as 3pm hit and we were sitting in the cabin all dressed and prepared to rock a set, I felt disappointment and kind of sad. We just have so much fun playing. We missed that fun! But the cool thing that happened is that we got to chill and hang out with these amazing people that we see at the festivals but are usually too busy to really talk with for any length of time. The rain made everything slow way down. It was kind of neat. Wotan and Waura, the Faery Smashers were there all the way from Seattle and we got to spend time with them:) Scott and Samantha of Frenchy and the Punk were there and they were great as usual. 
Today we had a noon show on the main stage and it went very well and was fun. The weather was good! Afterwards we sold CDs and tank tops! We also walked the merchants road and wished happy Mother's Day to all the moms, including me!
Now we're driving back home to New York.
Thank you Faeries! 
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Sep20

Central NY Pagan Pride Project

Located at the north end of Onondaga Lake Park, take Rt. 370W to Long Branch Rd., Liverpool, NY

 

The Central New York Pagan Pride Project's Autumn Equinox Festival is a local observance of Pagan Pride Day for the City of Syracuse, NY and surrounding areas. Our festival has many interlinking goals and purposes.

We try to keep our purpose balanced through the inspirations of Air, Fire, Water, and Earth:

Air: Education

We're never going to be able to practice our spiritual paths openly if we don't give the public accurate information about what we do and do not do.

Fire: Activism

People aren't necessarily going to go out of their way to find out what Pagans really do. We have to have the courage to act on our convictions and do what we need to do.

Water: Charity

We know that what we do returns to us. We need to demonstrate this by offering compassion to our communities where it is needed. When we share our own abundance, we show that we trust the Gods to share abundance with us in return.

Earth: Community

We're never going to be able to practice openly if we don't know anyone else in our local Pagan communities. We need to weave networking webs in our cities, in our towns, in our rural areas. We need these webs to support one another. That support will also show those who would restrict our practice that we are not just a few isolated people, but are a growing congregation of people who adhere to a faith that, while different, is as valid as their own.

Age limit: All ages

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Sep21

10th Annual Mother Earth Fall Festival!

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Royal Maypole Stage, 4255 Pierceville Rd, Glen Rock, PA 17327

 

We play on the Royal Maypole Stage at 12pm and 3pm! The Mother Earth Fall Festival is dedicated to the spirit of Mamma Terra, our small beautiful home, planet Earth. Each year we gather to appreciate the abundance of life, express our creativity, and share our knowledge. Come reconnect with Mamma Terra and celebrate the harvest season at Spoutwood!

$8, kids 12 and under are free Age limit: All ages

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Oct25

"Terrapin Woods House Concerts"

Glasgow, Delaware

 

for reservations and directions call Peggy at 302-521-0632

We'll be playing a house concert at this beautiful home in the woods with cathedral ceilings. It's byob and the doors open 45 minutes before our concert for a potluck.

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FaerieCon East!!!

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Hunt Valley Inn, 245 Shawan Road, Hunt Valley, MD 21031

 

This is an amazing indoor gathering of mythic artists from all mediums. The music, the market place and the balls at night make this an event you have to attend! "Wing wearing faerie lovers of all ages from as far away as California, Massachusetts, and Europe will converge on the Hunt Valley Inn in Baltimore this November for FAERIECON INTERNATIONAL, the largest gathering of faerie artists and authors in the world."

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