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House Concert and Silent Auction Fundraiser for Homelessness with David Berkeley
Melissa and Richard's House
Santa Fe, NM
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Thanks so much for coming, and thanks for supporting Pete's Place! We hope you enjoyed the music as much as we did. Remember to follow and like David on instagram @davidberkeleymusic and facebook @davidberkeleymusic. Plus, you can join his mailing list or get more of his music at davidberkeley.com. Also, check out his bizarrely wonderful duo http://www.sonoftownhall.co Stay in touch!


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House Concert and Silent Auction Fundraiser for Homelessness with David Berkeley
We're very excited to announce that our old friend David Berkeley will be playing at our house (well, our backyard). Here's the notion: We create a little mini festival in our backyard. We cut out the noise and overpriced drinks of the club scene. We tear down the stages and lights that separate artist from audience. And in its place, we provide a beautifully intimate concert experience where you can hear the music and see the stars. And then, we're going to donate 50% of the proceeds to Interfaith Community Shelter at Petes Place (https://interfaithsheltersf.org), which is an amazing organization helping to support our homeless population and combat homelessness. The evening will be BYOB...and bring a lawn chair, too!

Also we will be serving delicious plant based- dairy free Ice cream by donation from Sunset Swirl, https://www.instagram.com/sunsetswirlsantafe/
Please bring cash for a scoop!

And there will be a Silent Auction to raise more funds for the shelter. Here is some of what we will be auctioning off:
(Venmo, PayPal or cash/check accepted)

Bonnie Binkert Art, www.southwestabstractions.net
Sundagger Clouds (acrylic on canvas, 20 x 20), Valued at $750

Chamisa Chocolate, https://www.instagram.com/chamisachocolate/
4 delicious bars of hand-made local artisan chocolate, Valued at $40

Dell Fox Jewelry, www.dellfoxjewelry.com
Unique 14k gold RumI poetry bracelet, Valued at $285

Honey Million, www.HoneyMillion.com
Gorgeous hand-beaded linen wraps, Valued at $150

Jesse Friezin, www.Jessefreidin.com
Dog lovers delight beautifully photographed and signed copy of Jesee Friezens dog portrait book: Finding Shelter, Valued at $25

Lil Weavy Handwoven, https://www.instagram.com/lil.weavy/
Gorgeous handwoven cotton and leather earrings, Valued at $30

Museum of Spanish Colonia Art, www.SpanishColonial.com
Gift basket with clay & hand embroidered handkerchief, Valued at $40
Cordova Carving by Master Sabanita Ortiz, Valued at $450

Pranava Yoga Studio, www.PranavaYoga.Studio
One private Yoga therapeutic session, Valued at $95

Yoga Source, www.yogasource-santafe.com
5 class pass, Valued at $75

If you haven't heard David's music, here's a bit more on him:
Besides playing at our wedding, David Berkeley has been called "a musical poet" by San Francisco Chronicle, "a double fantasy of Nick Drake and Donovan" by Rolling Stone, and praised for his "lustrous, melancholy voice" by The New York Times. Berkeley has released seven albums and authored two books. He's been a guest on This American Life and has won the Kerrville New Folk Competition and ASCAPs coveted Johnny Mercer Songwriter Award.  Berkeley has opened/toured with Adele, Mumford & Sons, Ray LaMontagne, Billy Bragg, Ben Folds, Don McLean, Dido, Rufus Wainwright, Joseph Arthur, Duncan Sheik, Colin Hay, Nickel Creek and Guster. He has performed on Mountain Stage, World Cafe, WFPKs Live Lunch, XM/Satellite Loft Sessions, Daytrotter, KCRW, WFUV, WXPN, KPFA and many, many more. His most recent project is a novella of intertwining short stories and an accompanying album of songs, each sung from the perspective of the stories main characters. Its an incredible combination that, like most of Berkeleys art, manages to both break and heal the heart.

In the midst of touring with his duo project Son of Town Hall, Berkeley has been busy writing and recording a batch of political songs that speaks to our divided and troubled times.  "The Faded Red and Blue" comprises five songs covering the central topics that have filled the airwaves and newspapers for the past two years: Trump, gun violence, immigration, the environment, even suicide. "I have two young sons, Berkeley explains. "These past two years have been particularly tough for me not only as a songwriter but also as a father. Though I found it easy to write about what was angering me, I wanted to do more than just rant. I didnt want to widen an already gaping divide. Thats not really why I write songs." Berkeley has managed to find hope, despite the subject matter. "So Ive tried to find some common ground, maybe even some shared humanity, he continues. I wrote them as much for me as for you. And I wrote them for my boys. To remind us all that we still live in a world that is worth loving, that is still worth holding dear." The release comes at a time in our national history where we so need a voice that can spread compassion and encourage unity.

Hear more at www.davidberkeley.com

Location

Melissa and Richard's House (View)
Near Salvador Perez (specific address provided upon purchase)
Santa Fe, NM 87505
United States

Categories

Music > Singer/Songwriter

Kid Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!

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