I’ve been playin’ around πŸ™‚

Happy December! I hope you are doing well and taking care of yourself during this holiday season. πŸ™‚ I’ve had a great time, performing solo and with dear pals all over. New video link and a few special mentions and pics are below, but more is on my facebook page and upcoming performances are listed on my website.

New subway video: My dear friends Karen Lovely and Ben Rice (Portland, OR, pictured above) wanted to come to Boston and make a video in the subway. πŸ™‚ It finally happened! It’s a song that Karen wrote about an especially talented Bay Area subway busker, (*very* tragically, gone too young): “Punk Rock Johnny.” Click here to check out the video.

– And…Muddy Water’s eldest son “Mud” (below, left) invited me to perform with him last week at Chan’s in Rhode Island. A very special evening, indeed! The prior evening, I also performed at Chan’s as part of a wonderful group…”Ladies of the Blues and Soul.” Huge thanks to Diane Blue for that honor! (Pic below, right).

– Comin’ up… Back in the subway (tomorrow!). I’ll post my station location on my facebook page when I get there in the morning.

New Year’s Eve: I’m returning to Pittman’s Freight Room in Laconia, NH as a special guest of Racky Thomas Band. We had a really great time last year. πŸ™‚ Racky is *such* an amazing performer and I’m really looking forward to that (Call 627-527-0043 for reservations to Pittman’s in Laconia, NH).

– Thank you!… Blues are a brewin’ for 2019. πŸ™‚ As we close out this year, I thank you for your love and support, and hope that the new year brings us all brighter days of greater unity. I try to remember our common denominator: the choice of human kindness, the ability to be loving toward one another. It is *always* an available choice for us. I send you all Love and Light and hope to see you soon, ilana

Playing with Mud Morganfield at Chan’s in Woonsocket, RI (Photo by Frank McKenna)

Sparkly Soul Sister Diane Blue and I at the Ladies of the Blues and Soul show at Chan’s in Woonsocket, RI.

Performing at “The Shrine” in New York, NY.


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