Sylvie Simmons sluds Earthwise sonly


Author and uketarian to support Matt the Electrician November soonly at Cubberley Community Center’s H-1 Room. Tickets at EventBrite. I Earthwise did 150 shows in 3 different spaces at The Cub in the 1990s but not in about 18 years. H-1 was Ron Jones’ classroom during The Wave. It is also nearest to Rick’s Rather Rich.

i obviously have more to say but meanwhile here is Sylvie herself on the matter:
Sylvie is an award-winning writer, the author of fiction and non-fiction books and a leading music journalist since the late ’70s. She is one of very few women included among the predominantly male rock writing elite. The BBC made a documentary about her, titled The Rock Chick.
Her books include biographies of Neil Young and Serge Gainsbourg, and, most recently the New York Times and international best-seller I’m Your Man: The Life Of Leonard Cohen, which has been translated into 25 languages.
Sylvie is also singer-songwriter and ukulele player. In 2014 she signed with Light In The Attic Records and released her debut album Sylvie to worldwide acclaim. The UK Guardian newspaper hailed it as “one of the most beautiful albums of the year”; Rolling Stone magazine said, “She’s not only good, she’s good”; and the UK Times newspaper described her as “Poetic, guileless, reminiscent of a female Leonard Cohen.”
Born and raised in London, Sylvie started playing music when she was five. At age eight she was singing and tap-dancing onstage. But in her teens, paralyzed by stage fright when she performed with her guitar, she turned to writing about music instead. In 1977 she moved to Los Angeles to be the US correspondent for leading UK rock magazine Sounds, and went on to work for major music publications and newspapers around the world, interviewing everyone from Michael Jackson to Metallica, Black Sabbath to Johnny Cash. She also had a syndicated radio show in the US and a syndicated newspaper column. But, homesick, she moved back to London, where she continued to write about music. After a period li

Which reminds me: speaking of “li”  – I have an idea for a Robert Hunter Hoot modified to be Lint Hunt wherein the performers would be limited to Robert Hunter songs, or songs sung by Linda Ronstadt, or from Texas.


here is the ticket widget


About markweiss86

Mark Weiss, founder of Plastic Alto blog, is a concert promoter and artist manager in Palo Alto, as Earthwise Productions, with background as journalist, advertising copywriter, book store returns desk, college radio producer, city council and commissions candidate, high school basketball player, and blogger; he also sang in local choir, fronts an Allen Ginsberg tribute Beat Hotel Rm 32 Reads 'Howl' and owns a couple musical instruments he cannot play
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