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Greetings!
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Be well,
 
Jessica Star

 

~Journal~

Jessica Star singing at the Baggot Inn, NYC! 

I sang at the Baggot Inn last Tuesday, March 4th with Jason Rosen and his jam. What fun! He’s asked me to be in a band with him and his guys so I’ll be singing every Tuesday with them at the Baggot Inn until it apparently closes. Yep, word has it that it is another NYC club that will be shutting down. Wha! Expensive rent!

We had a great time on Tuesday. I sang lead on about 10 songs and harmony on a bunch of others. Bassist, Kentucky Parkis and Drummer, Dave Dawson were there and playing. Also Karel, the jazzy sax player was there and we all shared the stage and made some wild sounds!

It’s a good work out for me and I really do enjoy it. It IS a jam so if you’re a musician, come down and bring your instrument!



Rock on, rock on, rock on,



Jessica Star

I jammed last night at the Baggott Inn with Jason Rosen 

I sang last night at The Baggott Inn with Jason Rosen and a whole host of talented musicians! Tuesday night jam in NYC’s Greenwich Village, not bad. It was fun. More of a funky R&B feel to the Country I’ve been playing. I sang, “Baby, I love you” and “To love somebody”. It’s always a little like flying naked when you get up on the stage with no rehearsal and hope for the best! They’re all pros though so it was great.

I am playing a gig this coming Saturday night, Feb.9th at Solas in the East Village, NYC.

It’s a benefit to help save the 160 year old Irish Famine St. Brigid’s Church.

These cool opportunities keep revealing themselves to me and I love it! I love to help out through my music.



That’s all for now!



Jessica Star

Jessica Star plays this Sat., Feb.9th at Solas to help save St. Brigid’s Church, NYC 

I was asked to take part in this very special and important benefit this coming Saturday, Feb. 9th from 6-10 pm at Solas - 232 E. 9th Street (2nd ~ 3rd Aves.)in the East Village, NYC

I play from 7-8:30pm, solo



This is a party to help save the 160 year old Irish Famine St. Brigid’s Church on Tomkin’s Square Park.

Also playing are The Ruffians - http://www.theruffians.com

I hope to see you there! Also, my new brand new single,” What She Is” is up on http://www.myspace.com/jessicastarband

it comes right up when you go to my page!





http://www.savestbrigid.com

 

I just played the Evolver: Wake up and Dream party! 

I just got home from the “Evolver: Wake up and dream” party at Jivamukti Yoga School near Union Square in Manhattan. I’m so happy. What a great crowd! There were a bunch of Burning Man people there and also yoga practitioners. Nice people to play for. This year so far has been really full on! I’ve recorded the first song on my new album with heavy-weight Nashville musicians and played two really great shows. I’m grateful! Keep it coming! The combination of yoga, a clean diet, and right motivation is really working for me as far as getting my music out to more people and really moving forward. Yeah. I also did a photo shoot with my photographer friend, Darin Chumbley in Central Park last week. It was drizzly and cold but we got some good shots. Alright, that’s all for now. Be well and check in soon!



Jessica Star

Jessica Star plays Banjo Jim’s, NYC! 

I just got booked for the “Newville Sessions” at Banjo Jim’s! This is a songwriter’s showcase that combines New York City and Nashville! Right up my ally!

Date:Thursday, Jan.31st

Time:show starts at 9pm, I play from 11-11:45pm

location:700 East 9th Street, New York, NY 10009
Taxi: Tell the driver “9th Street and Avenue C”
Subway: 6 Train to Astor Place; N or R Train to 8th Street; L Train to 14th St and 1st Ave 

cost:donation

http://www.myspace.com/banjojims 

 

Jessica Star records her newest song,” What she is” Jan.14th, 2008, NYC 

WHAT FUN!!!!!!!!! Seriously. Yesterday I went into the studio of my producer, Cliff Goldmacher http://www.cliffgoldmacher.com and we laid down two tracks of him playing sweet acoustic guitar and then we recorded my vocals for my newest song, “What she is”.<br>My song is a true story that I wrote from the perspective, my perspective, of living in the city and being from the country. It’s a wild paradox. I’m sure it’s a common reality and I like to try and write from new perspectives, at least new for me. When I think about where I’m from, the first vision that comes to mind are the hills right up from the ocean in Bodega Bay, California. The forests and fields up the coast from there where moss grows on ancient trees along with fungus and you can walk by yourself down trails and see no one the whole day. It was there that I dreamed up living here in NYC. I was very happy living in nature but I felt that my real work was here in NYC or at least, this is where it would launch. “What she is” is this story! <br>So there you go, that’s the story of my newest song. We’re still in the midst of recording it and hopefully soon I’ll have it up for all to hear!

I have some live shows coming up in NYC, check out my calendar!

Jessica Star

 

Jessica Star show! Sat., Feb.2nd,2008~ 11pm NYC~Evolver: “Wake Up and Dream” Party* 

This is going to be one cool party! Here’s the info:

I’ll be playing solo around 11pm in the cafe space so get there early and get into the vibe!

*Reality Sandwich presents…..
Evolver: “Wake Up and Dream” Party*

**Saturday February 2, 8pm - 5am

@Jivamukti Yoga School
841 Broadway, 2nd Fl. (between 13th & 14th St. at Union Square)
$15 advance tickets, $20 door
Dreamy Costumes Highly Encouraged!
http://www.realitysandwich.com




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holiday greetings! 

Just a little update for ya!
I’ve been meeting with potential producers for my upcoming album and I can feel the wheels starting to roll. Actually, they’ve been rolling, they’re now speeding up and shifting gears. It’s all feeling very good. I got some new pictures in my studio; one of Bob Marley (not smoking) and one of Jimi Hendrix! My studio is getting better and better. I’ve been writing songs all for my new album.

We celebrated Chanukah this weekend and I made out like a bandit! I got hard shell cases for my banjo (yes, my banjo!) and my Luna guitar and a nice chair for my desk in my studio! Also, the pics of Bob and Jimi were gifts. We have a Christmas tree up in the living room in a nice spot where the passersby can see the lights. I think it spices up the neighborhood here in Brooklyn! I always appreciate when people decorate or plant flowers here. It shows spirit! Alright, that’s it for now, just a little update to say hi and my life is rockin’ here in NYC.

I hope you are all enjoying the holidays!


Jessica Star

 

Jessica Star rocked out last night at the Cutting Room, NYC 

Last night I went to the weekly Monday night Cutting Room jam! Richie Cannata http://www.richiecannata.com  runs it and the band is smokin’ hot.
I sang,” Natural Woman” and it felt great. It started at 11pm or so and I left at 2:30am.
I LOVE LATE NIGHT MUSIC SESSIONS!!!
I’ve always been a night owl and it feels great to be out with the other late night music folks. I met a bunch of cool and talented people and listened to some sweet rocking music.

It’s amazing to me how fast the universe responds when you make up your mind to forge ahead with your plans or make a change in your life that needs to be made. Try it, it’s cool! See what happens as a result of a new choice you’ve made!

Stay focused on your dreams!


Jessica Star

 

Jessica Star played the NYC Burning Man Decom 2007 

We played the NYC Burning Man Decom at the Queens Museum of Art last Saturday night. What a great space for that party. Our set went off without a hitch. It was the first time Kentucky and I have played together live for an audience. It was cool. We played to pre-recorded tracks with drums and fiddle on them. It was the debut of “What she is”, my new dance tempo urban country song! Burners are a delightful crowd to play to. Thank you Decom volunteers for giving us a slot at that great party!

We played at 8pm so, we had the rest of the night for frolicking and partying. There is a huge replica of the five boroughs of NYC there at the museum. I mean, it’s a model of the layout of the boroughs and it’s really cool. There was a lot of great art and slide shows, dancing, pulled chicken tortilla wraps, domes with chill spaces and blinky lights and costumed stranglings.

It was cold enough to wear our fake furs!

Now I’m back to writing new tunes for my next cd. Have I mentioned that I’ve never made an album this way? In the past I put together the best of what I had and called it an album. This time I’ve decided what the flavor of the album will be and am writing and producing the songs to all go on that album. I know most artists probably do it that way but it’s a first to me! It’s all changed since I’ve gotten this digital equipment! I was listening to my older analog recordings compared to strictly digital and I can really see how analog has a smoother, lush and filled out feel. I think I’ll record everything analog and then convert to digital for the engineering and post production… Big words!

Ok, here’s the sermon:

A lot of times when you’re going after your dream, life can be frustrating. Meaning, the feeling of frustration is common. Don’t let it drag you into doubt. You gotta believe!!!

Believe in the reality that your dreams WANT to come true!!! Good dreams, I mean.

Yep, hey if wayyyy more people were bringing into this world the bright dreams that only they can see in their minds, think how much more fun this place would be?! That’s kind of like Burning Man. Everyone is an artist if they want to be at Burning Man. Humans being creative. Creativity makes us happier and might even make us want to share! Yep, I grew up in the post 60’s Bay Area of San Francisco and those hippies had a good effect on me!



Love ya,



Jessica Star

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Previous events

Apr9

Festival of Legends

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Optimist Farm, 2908 Optimist Farm Road, Apex, NC 27539

We are returning for our second year at The Festival of Legends! Here is an excerpt from their website about the festival: The Festival of Legends is a celebration of the mythic arts and the magic of life itself. It is a playground for the imagination – for children as well as adults – and an escape from the mundane world. It is a journey to the romantic by-gone eras that never were, and an exploration of the fantastical realms that have always been. The natives are magicians and musicians, acrobats and comedians, artists and crafters, proud knights and fairytale creatures. Step into the Festival of Legends, and step into a place of wonder.

Feb19

Wicked Faire

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The Hyatt Regency of Princeton, 102 Carnegie Center, Princeton, NJ 08540

A Winter Renaissance Faire for ages 16+

We are playing on the Regency Stage!!! Friday, Feb. 19th at 8:00-9:00pm Saturday, Feb. 20th at 7:30-8:30pm and Sunday, Feb. 21st at 11:30-12:30pm We have a lot of the things people love about Renaissance Faires – the chance to interact with a vast and colorful assortment of fantasy characters, a stunning array of Renaissance-style performers, a thrilling plot, unique and extraordinary vendors, some lovely Faire food, and the like.

Ticket Types

$50.00 General Admission
$75.00 VIP Knight Errant
$110.00 VIP: Royal Pass

Nov6

FaerieCon East

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

Our concert will be on the Mythic Stage at 1pm on Saturday, November 7th!!! Here is an excerpt from the FaerieCon East website about the event: Join lovers of fantasy, mythic arts, crafts & costumes, ancient wisdom teachings, and tribal music in Baltimore this November for FAERIECON INTERNATIONAL, the largest gathering of acclaimed faerie and fantasy artists and best selling authors in the world. For nine years, FaerieCon has been a global destination for three days of workshops, panels and presentations and the Mythic Marketplace, called ‘the finest fantasy lifestyle shopping experience on the East Coast.’ The highlights of the weekend are two Masquerade Balls and an Acoustic Concert, which feature internationally acclaimed pagan folk and mythic fusion bands, many for the first time in the US. Enter the Realm and Experience the Magic & Music of FaerieCon!

Apr25

The Festival of Legends

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Storybook Farm, Chapel Hill, NC

http://festivaloflegends.com The Festival of Legends is a celebration of the mythic arts and the magic of life itself. It is a playground for the imagination – for children as well as adults – and an escape from the mundane world. It is a journey to the romantic by-gone eras that never were, and an exploration of the fantastical realms that have always been. The natives are magicians and musicians, acrobats and comedians, artists and crafters, proud knights and fairytale creatures. Step into the Festival of Legends, and step into a place of wonder.

Age limit: All ages

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."

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.

Jul25

FaerieWorlds

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FaerieWorlds , Mt. Pisgah, Eugene, Oregon

We will be playing in NeverWorlds at FaerieWorlds! I'm very excited to be playing for the third year in a row at FaerieWorlds;)!

Age limit: All ages

Jul23

Jessica Star's Mystical Creature cd release party!!!

The Winery at St. George, 1715 E. Main Street, Mohegan Lake, NY 10547

Open 6:30pm, Dinner served until 11pm - Showtime: 8pm

TABLE SEATING: Guaranteed Table(recommended for dinner) Tables seat 4 - 6 people: Table might be shared for parties of 2 GENERAL ADMISSION: Limited Seating on a first come, first served basis Dinner can be served in this area, no tables

"Jessica Star's Mystical Creature CD Release Party"

Jessica Star, the Fae Rock Songstress, and her band bring music to enchant the modern and soulful tribe of the Winery at Saint George. Drums, bass, and guitar weave with Jessica's compelling vocals and original music to uplift the spirit"

Festive attire highly encouraged!

$15

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