Ilana Katz Katz News & Updates
I’ve been playin’ around 🙂
Happy December! I hope you are doing well and taking care of yourself during this holiday season. 🙂 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. 🙂 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.
Welcome to Spring (finally!) 🙂
I hope you are well. I’m doing great and feeling the joy from all the wonderful friends (old and new) who I performed with at Juke Joint Festival in Clarksdale, MS and Memphis, TN on Beale Street last month.
The fun musical adventures continue. Last night I performed at the Boston Chamber of Commerce Annual meeting – playing a pop song (yes!) with a wonderfully talented fellow street performer violinist friend – Vivian Lou – on a platform in the middle of a huge ballroom. 🙂
I’m gearing up for a very busy summer. Check my Calendar page – which I update frequently – for full list of dates. I’m thrilled to be part of the Boston Improvement Business Development Concert series. I’ll be performing (solo) at various outdoor sites near downtown crossing all summer long. I’ll still be in the subway, and all kinds of other venues (Goorin Hat Store on Newbury Street in Boston, summer concert series in Providence, North Atlantic Blues Fest in Maine – amongst many fun solo shows…) 🙂 I’ll surely be offering some home-baked Ilana Katz Katz cookies at some of my performances – from time to time. FREE – as always! You all know I love to bake! 🙂
I enjoy the array of performances I get to do and am especially grateful to all the musicians who invite me to perform alongside them (I’ve got some shows with the very special Racky Thomas and the Medicine Show Revival Band comin’ up!) I hope you get to hear some live music soon…outside…in the subway… or go on out and hear a new musician you’ve never heard. Take a chance and enjoy the music! 🙂
I hope to see you out there. You can always send me a note via my contact page, as I’d love to hear about *you* and your summer plans. Have a GREAT day! .
Sending you all hope, blessings, love, and light,
Happy Spring! 🙂 Welcome to my brand new website where you can find out about all my creative endeavors. I am a Blues fiddler, singer, songwriter, novelist and visual artist! Musically, I love to play and sing the Blues, but I also love playing old-timey Appalachian fiddle tunes and rock and roll. I play solo in all kinds of settings, from the subway (where I’ve been playing for a decade) to big festivals. I’m a side musician in all kinds of bands. Truly, I am grateful for – and welcome – all the wonderful musical experiences that come my way. I love it all! 🙂 Intertwined with all I do, I’m a humanist and I try to stay hopeful that we may all knit a closer, more compassionate world. We each have our own gifts and ways of expressing ourselves. I hope that you’ll enjoy your time perusing my music, my paintings, watching a live video, and consider coming to see me at a live show or buying one of my cds (or a painting or my novel). If you do come to a show where I’m performing, please come say hello as I’d love to meet you. 🙂 We’re all in this world together. Wishing you Love and Light and I hope you have a beautiful day. 🙂
-ilana katz katz