Monthly Archives: February 2011

An Evening Eddy Lawrence on “Make No Bones About It

Born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama, Eddy Lawrence spent a decade in New York City before settling in the North Country of New York State in 1992. His songs and recordings have garnered critical praise in many publications, including Dirty Linen, Acoustic Guitar, The Village Voice, CMJ, Folk-Roots, Performing Songwriter, New Country, and Sing Out!.

Eddy has appeared at clubs, coffeehouses, and festivals across North America, both as a headliner and as an opening act for many well-known artists. These days, he performs in concert with his wife, Kim, who accompanies him on upright bass. The duo has recently released a new all acoustic CD called “My Second Wife’s First Album”. The recording is their first together and the ninth album of Eddy’s original songs.

Eddy first gained attention in New York City’s thriving East Village music scene of the early 1980s. He got his start with the seminal NYC roots-rock band, LESR, before releasing his first solo album, “Walker County” in 1986. That LP was an acoustic homage to his home state of Alabama, recorded in his Lower East Side walk-up apartment, using sparse instrumentation: acoustic guitar, mandolin, and bass. For the next 15 years, Eddy worked the folk music circuit, playing coffeehouses, festivals, and clubs in support of the acoustic albums he was releasing. He mainly toured in the Northeastern US, but sometimes traveled farther afield and crisscrossed the US several times. “Going to Water”, released in 2001, harked back to his rock and roll days, featuring electric guitars, bass, and drums. In 2004 he released “Inside My Secret Pocket”, an album that featured both acoustic and electric material.

Shortly after the release of “Secret Pocket”, Eddy scaled back promotion of his own albums and songwriting in order to focus on producing recordings by Native American artists, several of which were released on his own Snowplow label. These CDs, which he produced, arranged, recorded, and played on, were well-received in Indian Country and two of them were nominated for Native American Music Awards (NAMMYs).

With “My Second Wife’s First Album”, Eddy has reentered the world of the singer-songwriter, returning to the acoustic sounds that first brought attention to his music back in the 1980s. Growing up in Alabama, with deep roots in the red clay of then-rural Walker County, Eddy was immersed in the old-time folk, country, blues, and bluegrass traditions that flourished there. He has called the area where he came from “the place where the Appalachians meet the Delta”, in reference to the musical melting pot that fused traditional European and African elements, spawning the folk, blues, gospel, rock, and soul music that heavily influenced popular music worldwide in the latter half of the twentieth century.

Eddy’s songs have appeared on many compilation albums, including NPR’s “Car Talk Car Tunes” and nine Fast Folk albums, which have been acquired by the Folkways division of the Smithsonian.

Venues where Eddy has performed include: The Birchmere, the Bluebird Café, The Bottom Line, Bound for Glory, Caffe Lena, Johnny D’s, Middle East Nightclub, Minstrel Coffeehouse, Ram’s Head Tavern, Roaring Brook Concerts, Vancouver Folk Music Festival (main stage) and many others.

Raven speaks with Lonny Peddycord about Intergenerational Trauma

Sunday, February 20 · 5:00pm – 6:00pm -Raven speaks with Lonny Peddycord about Intergenerational Trauma

This conference is coming to the Pacific Northwest. Join us as we get an update with Lonny Peddchord. Info is below:

Intergenerational Trauma and the Healing Forest

First the individual must heal, then the family can begin healing; then the community can start to heal; and then the nation can heal.

Mr. Coyhis will introduce the concept of Wellbriety as balance and connection to the natural laws that create healing within the native community. Culturally based tools are discussed as a way for changing families. A combination of immense losses a…nd traumatic events that have perpetrated an entire culture need healing as natives across the nation are encouraged to seek to reinstate cultural ways, language and sacred traditions. The unfortunate consequences of trauma include not believing you have a future, difficulties within families and a distrust of the outside world. This is passed down through direct parent-child interactions and also through interactions with extended family and the community. Healing will take place through application of cultural and spiritual knowledge. Healing of our Native Community is entirely possible.

Even if you cannot attend, please share this event to others who may wish to attend.

see the following webpage for a map of where to find Kane Hall,

If you park in the garage across the street from the school of social work on 4101 Fifteenth Avenue Northeast, Seattle, WA 98105-6299.
travelling South on 15th ave, turn left into underground parking garage and ask the parking attendant what level to park for direct access into Kane Hall.

Medicine Wheel Ceremony-Spring Equinox Pacific Northwest 2011

Learn more when Raven speaks to Blue Thunder on “Make No Bones About It”. Blue Thunder is a Younger Tribal Elder, 59 years old from the Wind River Indian Reservation of the Eastern Shoshone Nation, located on the Wind River Indian Reservation, Ft. Washakie, Wyoming.

The time of prophecy is upon us, the time of the ending of the Fourth World and the beginning of moving into the Fifth Sun or Fifth World. All cultures around our beautiful planet have an ancient knowing of this time and of the great shifts ahead. The Mayan calendar is probably the most famous at this time, showing the end of their old count of time on December 21, 2012 and the beginning of a new time, a new world.

Blue Thunder with many others will help co-create a Medicine Wheel Ceremony in the Pacific Northwest that will occur in conjunction with the Spring Equinox, the ceremony will last for three days beginning on the 19th & ending on the 21st.

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Chief Arvol Looking Horse comes to Olympia Washington 2-13-2011

Chief Arvol Looking Horse comes to Olympia Washington for a Visit. February 13, 2011 from 7pm to 9pm – Evergreen State College -Longhouse Education and Cultural Center

Chief Arvol Looking Horse