Upcoming Earthwise showcases for Troutt, Simmons and Rothwell

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Valerie Troutt is a composer, teacher, leader and singer out of the East Bay.

Her ensemble supports blues legend Charlie Musselwhite at the Palo Alto JCC on Dec. 29.


Sylvie Simmons with Steve Earle (who not likely to appear Saturday — but I did see him live in Santa Fe once and at the Fillmore; I approached his agent Frank Riley in the men’s room and he explained that Steve is likely beyond my reach in terms of his fee; fair enough; oddly, a writer out of Canada created a “mark weiss..concert promoter” in a work of fiction who assualts someone in the bathroom of the Fillmore

Sylvie Simmons is a ukelele based singer-songwriter, also internationally known for her knowledge of writer and performer Leonard Cohen. She appears at Cubberley’s H-1 in Palo Alto, with Matt the Electrician, who, despite the monniker released 4 albums of original folk and is recording this week in Portland with Tucker Martine. This Saturday, November 16.

Carmen Rothwell is a jazz bassist from Seattle. She will appear Thursday, Nov. 21 at The Mitch, with Engage: Dave Douglas, she, Jeff Parker and Clarence Penn.


Carmen Rothwell, circa 2015


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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