Toast to the Union
And now for something entirely original. Award-winning lyricist, guitarist, fiddler, and concertina stylist, stencil artist, 'Fiddlers for Peace' founder, curator of the 'Deep Poetry Project', and editor of the Pepper Spray Times. 2004 honoree by the City of Berkeley for homeless advocacy, 2003 honoree for civil liberties activism through music, humor, and art by the Berkeley Commission on the Status of Women, winner of the East Bay Express' readers' poll 'Best Solo Performer' for 2002, and selected as one of the San Francisco Bay Guardian's 2001 'Best of the Bay.' Featured writer at the Centre for Political Song, Glasgow Caledonian University in Scotland, etc. Failure to Disperse Acoustic Revolt and Road Show ensemble and solo performances. Spiritual advisor and graphic production for the Best of Blasphemy project in Canyon, California. Published commentator in local and national fora. Proud part of the Folk This! Extended family. Winner of the 2009 Oldtime Spirit award from the Augusta Music Heritage Festival, voted best female artist at PirateCat Radio in SF in 2010. Nominated to the Revolutionary Poets Brigade by former poet laureate of San Francisco Jack Hirschman in 2010. New album 'A Toast to the Union''s title song published in the Revolutionary Poets Brigade Anthology published by Casa de Poesia, an international anthology of 76 poets from 25 countries.