Songwriter Round with Julie Christensen, David G. Smith and Sergio Webb - 6 pm4101 Hillsboro Rd. Nashville TN 37215 US (615) 262-0883
Tickets go on sale at the Bluebird Cafe Site at 8 am 1 week before the show on Wednesday April 12. Click here for the ticket link. They sell out quickly, so set an alarm so you can come see us!
Stone Cupid with Black Lemons for Record Store Day - TBA in the afternoon1603 Riverside Dr Nashville TN TN U.S.A. (615) 678-8857
The 2 bands will be holding forth. Vinyl of The Cardinal will be available. Fun will be had.
Songwriter in The Soul House - 6pm - 8pm3725 Maryville Pike Knoxville Tennessee 37920 U.S.A (865) 247-7748
Chris, Sergio and I will be honored to play Tim and Susan Lee's occasional Wednesday Music Series at The Soul House. Past performers have included Webb Wilder, Malcolm Holcombe, Wreckless Eric, Tommy Womack, Don Dixon, and a bunch of others. Tim and Susan usually kick off the show, and then we'll hold forth and earn our BBQ! Hopefully we'll get to Knoxville in time to do a little radio on WDVX earlier in the day. Stay tuned!
Sweet P’s original location, located on the little river, is that quintessential off the beaten path, word of mouth, family juke joint that locals put on the map. The Soul House is proud of it’s reputation as having some of the best barbecue in the region as well as bringing top shelf music to the area through it’s various concert series and festivals. Steeped in Southern culture Sweet P’s Soul House is dedicated to providing a classic southern experience.
Black Lemons Residency Plus Stone Cupid and More! - 8:30 pm1313 Woodland St. Nashville TN 37206 USA 615-226-1617
Julie will play a 45 minute set at 9:30 with Chris Tench, Sergio Webb, and bassist Dylan Rowe. No drummer but almost Stone Cupid!! There will be new tunes, plus some from THE CARDINAL. Vinyl will be available for sale. C'mon upstairs to East Nashville's cool new venue. Tell 'em Sheryl sent ya.
Interview w/Julie on VINYL LUNCH with TIM HIBBS - 11:30 to 1:30Nashville and World Wide
Apple users can get an app for listening at THIS LINK. (Android App coming soon..)
The 5 Spot
Get Behind the Mule: The 11th Annual Tom Waits Tribute and Benefit - 8 pm1006 Forrest Ave Nashville TN 37206 US 615-650-9333
The 11th Annual Tom Waits Tribute & Benefit for Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee music & visual art event returns to The 5 Spot in East #Nashville, TN on SAT., DECEMBER. 10, 2016.
Make plans to come hear the music of Tom Waits’ interpreted by some truly amazing musicians & artists helping to provide a meals for others who cannot afford their daily bread.
The 2016 list of performers features national, regional and local music artists includes:
Ballhog! – Bourbon Jockeys – Carpetbaggers 615 – The Coal Men – David Olney – Furious Primates – January’s Door – Jhesi & The Silver Moons – Julie Christensen & Your Late Night Evening Prostitutes – Sarah Potenza – Tommy Womack
Witness nationally-recognized, award-winning visual artist and Free Art Movement Nashville (#FAMN) group creator Jeff Bertrand creating a “live painting” of a Tom Waits portrait during the music performances. The art will be offered via silent auction during the show.
All proceeds from the gate and art sale are donated to
Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee.
DOORS Open at 7:00 pm – MUSIC & PAINTING Starts at 8:00 pm.
Only a $10 suggested donation at the door at The 5 Spot. You are welcome to contribute what you can in support of the music and this more-than-worthy cause.
#GetBehindTheMule2016 #TomWaitsTribute2016 #OnlyInNashville
Stone Cupid Full Band with Bark and Extra Planet - 9:00626A Main St Nashville TN 37206 USA 615-645-9930
The return of Julie Christensen & Stone Cupid, as a full band at 9:45, with Knoxville's BARK (Tim and Susan Bauer Lee) opening. Rock Power Trio EXTRA PLANET will follow at 11:15
For more info, click HERE
Live on WXNA-FM Radio!! - 2:00 pm until 3 pmPO Box 60205 Nashville TN 37203 U.S.A.
Listen to Julie, Chris, and Sergio play music live on 101.5 WXNA.FM low power radio in Nashville at 2 pm on Saturday, November 12th! Gina Frary will interview Julie, and she's already interviewed some cool people as part of this series. We're honored to be asked on the show. You can also tune in to http://www.wxnafm.org or listen there on the tune in app. Support independent radio!!
10th Annual Gram Parsons Birthday Celebration - TBA301 West Riverside Drive Austin TX 78704 US 512.472.9304
Patterson Barrett's Annual Event. Details and Artists to come.
Bobby's Idle Hour Tavern
Songwriter's Round with Russell Thompson and More! - My set is at 9:30 PM1028 16th Avenue South Nashville TN 37212 U.S (615) 726-0446
Russell runs a great round and is a wonderful songwriter, so come at 7:30 and get a good seat. I think my set with Chris Tench accompanying me is at around 9:30 PM.
Julie Christensen live on The Witness! - 12 Noon Central Time89.5 FM on your radio dial (626A Main St Nashville Live) Murfreesboro TN 37132 U.S.A. 615-898-2800
Tune in to WMOT-FM 89.5 100 thousand watts of roots radio and NPR all the time! But ESPECIALLY at noon on October 21st, when Julie will be interviewed by The Witness, and play music from fresh vinyl of The Cardinal, plus some live new unreleased songs with Chris and Sergio acoustic on-air.
Julie and Chris join Amelia White's Residency! - 6 pm until 8 pm1006 Forrest Ave Nashville TN 37206 US 615-650-9333
Reckless Johnny Wales will open the show at 6, accompanied by Chris Tench, and then Chris and Julie will join Amelia and her great band, including Robert Mache visiting from Memphis! Get there early and stay until 8! Julie will do a few of her songs and sing back up on most of Amelia's. Tomi Lynn Lunsford and some other surprise guests will be sitting in. C'mon down, East Nashville.
Sarah Potenza's AMA Sunday School of Gospel Women! - 2 pm - 4 pm626A Main St Nashville TN 37206 US 615-645-9930
Glad to be even a small part of Sarah's cavalcade of Gospel shouting women! Plan to stay for the whole thing. Hallelujah!
Besides Sarah Potenza (of 2015's The Voice) and myself, singers holding forth will be Americana's Queen Mary Gauthier, Meghan Linsey (also from The Voice), Lilly Hiatt, Lisa Oliver-Gray, Lenesha Randolph, and Christine Ohlman.
Americana Happy Hour at 12th & Porter - 5 pm sharp!114 12th Avenue North Nashville TN 37203 US 615-866-0836
Julie Christensen and Chris Tench kick off an evening of great acoustic Americana acts including Amelia White and Carolina Story, sponsored by Indie Squared Management and NuMGMT. Don't miss it! We start right at 5 pm. No Depression featured this show, and Julie in particular in this year's Guide To AmericanaFest!
Alternate Root Acoustic AMA California Country Social! - 4 pm - 8 pm1313 McGavock Pike Nashville TN 37216 U.S.A 615-499-4498
Julie with Chris Tench promptly at 5:25 pm until 5:45 pm!
The Alternate Root & California Country Records present The California Country Social at Fond Object Records in Nashville ~ Americana Fest Week
2Ton Bridge - 4pm
Marvin Etzioni - 4:25pm
Renee Wahl - 5pm
Julie Christensen - 5:25pm
Amilia K Spicer - 5:50pm
Sam Morrow - 6:15pm
Ted Russell Kamp - 6:40pm
Alice Wallace - 7:05pm
CALICO the band - 7:30pm
Admission is free for all + all ages + beer and snacks
8:30 pm3967 sepulveda culver city CA 90230 US (310) 390-1328
The Reunion of the BAD ASS BUNCHA BAND! with Rick Shea, Greg Boaz, and Steve Mugalian accompanying Julie and some of 'em also accompanying our co-host co-bill for the night, Mr. Jeff Turmes, fresh off the road with Mavis Staples and Bob Dylan! Come on out for some LOVE.
Last Stone Cupid Full Band Show for awhile! - 7:30PM sharpOne Cannery Row Nashville TN 37203 U.S.A. 615-251-3020
Stone Cupid Full Band Show-- The First in Nashville since January 21 2016! And the last for awhile, since Bones will be going back on the road with Midnight Oil and Steve is on the road a lot, too, this summer. Special Guest that we'll be sharing the bill with is Trigger Code, who will follow us at 9PM.
Doors at 6:30PM and our show is at 7:30 PM. Ticket link is here, so be sure to get tix in advance because this may sell out. It's a great room and we will rock it.
Buy your $5.00 tickets here... there will be a small service charge... pile in with some friends and come on down!
Julie and Chris warmup for David Newbould's EP Release - 8:30 pm626A Main St Nashville TN 37206 US 615-645-9930
David Newbould Album Release... Chris Tench and I will warm up with a short set of songs before David unveils his new EP, The Devil is His Name
Ear to the Ground Birthday Bash - 9pm - 11:30 pm1006 Forrest Ave Nashville TN 37206 US 615-650-9333
Joe Wolfe-Mazeres' Blog turns 5 years old and Julie, Chris, and Sergio will be there with a load of other stellar East Nashvillians and others to celebrate! Don't miss this. Joe's a treasure. #E2tG We'll be on the early side, at 9:30, so we're the 2nd act, not long after the RB Morris residency!!
Julie Christensen with Sergio Webb and Chris Tench - 6 PM potluck Music to followTBA when you RSVP Chicago IL U.S.A.
House Concert Series that is long-standing and well respected and attended. So go to their Facebook page, like it, and get more info to make sure you can attend! We look forward to playing for you.
Julie Christensen with Sergio Webb and Chris Tench - 6 pm until 10 pmTBA when you RSVP Champaign Illinois U.S.A. 217-722-2432
This is a private house concert and the potluck starts at 6 pm; Music to follow. To get on the Sandwich Life Mailing List go to
their blog or their Facebook page. (Rather than just calling to reserve...) The concert is in Champaign. Please call to reserve your space, so they'll know how many to expect. We look forward to playing for you at this well established concert series!
Stone Cupid Full Band with Dave Moore and Sergio Webb Opening! - 7 pm until 10 pm120 E. Burlington St. Iowa City IA 52240 US 319-351-9529
Stone Cupid returns as a Full Band with Hometown gal Julie Christensen who got her start in Iowa City with Longshot. After touring with them and with LA's post punk proto-Americana rockers Divine Horsemen and then with Leonard Cohen, Julie settled into making 5 independent solo albums. Her most recent one, "The Cardinal,"is made with her ace Nashville band, Stone Cupid, who joins her at the Mill tonight. One of Stone Cupid's guitarists, Sergio Webb, will also accompany co-bill Dave Moore, the unofficial mayor of Iowa City and friend of the band. It will be a memorable evening, so don't miss it!
An album co-release and Alzheimer's Disease Fundraiser event - 7:30 pm to 10:30pm129 Main Street Davenport IA 52801 US 563-326-1333
What: An album co-release and Alzheimer's Disease Fundraiser eventWhen: Saturday April 30, 2016Featuring: David G Smith/First Love; Stone Cupid w/ Julie Christensen/The CardinalWhere: Redstone Room/129 Main St., Davenport, IA 52801/563-326-1333 (River Music Experience)Advance Tickets: $10 davidgsmithmusic.com will send people directly to RME for tix as well.Doors Open: 6:30p
Stone Cupid Full Band Show - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm101 North Railroad Street Shenandoah IA 51601 US 712-246-4444
Julie Christensen and Sergio Webb return the the fabulous Depot Lounge with the full band this time. Come and rock out with Stone Cupid. Iowa's own Jim Viner will be playing drums.
Live Broadcast of Full Band Show on Iowa Public Radio! - 7:30 pm sharp901 Cherry St Des Moines IA 50309 US 515-369-3672
Our friends Al Schares, Mark Simmet, and Phil Maas from Iowa Public Radio have arranged with Mickey Davis for a special Wednesday Night of Live from Studio One at The Basement for our Iowa Swing on April 27th! Please be there to join us for it, and bring lots of friends.
Stone Cupid Full Band! - 5 pm- 7pm112 Main Street Pomeroy IA 50575 US 712 468 2372
Byron's is not just a venue, it's an institution. And we're proud to be playing there!
Uncle Tony's Living Room Party - 6:30 pm until 8 pm2102 Blair Blvd Nashville TN 37212 U.S.A.
Tax Day is done. Come have a burger and join Julie, her brother Dr. Dave Christensen on guitar and vocals, and your lovable host Uncle Tony (Laiolo) for an early evening of covers and originals in the living room/bar and go in peace.
Todd Rundgren Tribute Show with All-Star Band - 8:30 pm626A Main St Nashville TN 37206 US 615-645-9930
Chris Tench has organized this labor of love. Todd is Gawd. A great set full of your favorite Todd anthems and power pop rockers. Featuring Nashville favorite musicians Tench, Ross Rice, Jim Hoke, Bill Lloyd, Julie Christensen, Shana Spiegel, and a great rhythm section plus surprise guests. Don't miss this!
Dark Horses of East Nashville! Amelia White, Sergio Webb, and Julie Christensen - 7:30 pm3105 Beach Blvd Jacksonville FL 32207 USA 904-352-7008 (Ray)
Dark Horses of East Nashville! Amelia White, Sergio Webb, and Julie Christensen - 8 pm3116 Main Street Duluth GA 30096 US 770.662.1777
Cancelled!! To be rescheduled.
Dark Horses of East Nashville featuring Amelia White, Julie Christensen, and Sergio Webb at Eddie Owen Presents at the RCT on 1/23 at 8PM
Dark Horses of East Nashville! Amelia White, Sergio Webb, and Julie Christensen - 9 pm1001 Noble St Anniston AL 36201 USA (256) 770-4631
Cancelled due to weather!
Record Release Bash for Stone Cupid and Amelia White - Stone Cupid 9:30, Amelia 8:15626A Main Street Nashville TN 37206 USA 615-645-9930
Stone Cupid with Julie Christensen's new album The Cardinal drops the next day, January 22, 2016, and Amelia White's Home Sweet Hotel will be released on February 5th. Here's your chance to snag both at a discount and to see a great show by 2 of East Nashville's premier bands.
Alejandro Escovedo Musical Experience-Leonard Cohen Influence - 8:00 pm310 Willie Nelson Boulevard Austin TX 78701 USA (877) 435-9849
The 4th annual ALEJANDRO ESCOVEDO MUSICAL EXPERIENCE returns to ACL Live on Saturday, January 9, 2016!
It will focus on the influence of Leonard Cohen.
There are songwriters who sing their songs, and then there are songs who sing their writers.
ALEJANDRO ESCOVEDO is one with his muse and his music. Over a lifetime spent traversing the bridge between words and melody, he has ranged over an emotional depth that embraces all forms of genre and presentation, a resolute voice that weathers the emotional terrain of our lives, its celebrations and despairs, landmines and blindsides and upheavals and beckoning distractions, in search for ultimate release and the healing truth of honesty. Sometimes it takes the form of barely contained rage, the rock of punk amid kneeled feedback; sometimes it caresses and soothes, a whispery harmony riding the air of a nightclub room, removed from amplification, within the audience.
His rise has been gradual, a steady incline rather than a quick ascendance, but it has deepened and burnished his music, made it closer to the bone, where it begins to break, deepening his insight and his ability to find that insight in performance. His tireless touring, and dogged determination to place one album after another, has taken him through many musical scenes, remaining the same persona within each, of an artist who doesn’t settle for the easy way out.
It is a journey that has taken him from Texas to California to New York and back again to Texas, encompassing a breadth of music as varied as the many bands he was part of before embarking on a solo career. In the 1970s, he surfaced on San Francisco’s no-holds-barred punk scene centered around the Mabuhay Gardens in North Beach, a guitarist in the Nuns; Rank & File helped unite the disparate worlds of punk and country in the 1980s; and after he moved back to Austin, the True Believers combined all manner of Americana music in a harbinger of what was to come in Alejandro’s solo career which begun in 1992 with the album Gravity.
Julie is proud to be a special guest on this show, along with Mitch Watkins, another former Leonard Cohen collaborator!
Doors: 6:30 PM · Show: 8:00 PM
Stone Cupid Sings Like Hell! - 8pm33 East Canon Perdido St. Santa Barbara CA 93101 US 805-963-0761
As part of the amazing and long-running Sings Like Hell Series, Stone Cupid will be performing as a band at this great old Theatre in the heart of Santa Barbara. co-bill to be announced.
Julie Christensen and Sergio Webb, with Dan Montgomery - 8 pm2805 N. Mc Kinley Avenue Oklahoma City OK 73106 US (405) 524 0738
Proud to be returning to The Blue Door with Sergio Webb. This will be a good show. C'mon down and listen to a stirring live performance and grab a pre-release copy of Julie and Sergio's new band album, "The Cardinal," due to be released January 22nd, 2016!
For tickets, click here. Don't worry that they misspelled my name!
Julie Christensen and Sergio Webb, with Dan Montgomery - 8pm641 South Cooper Street Memphis TN 38104 US (901) 278-4994
Julie Christensen and Sergio Webb are heading west to California from Nashville, and stopping through to share a bill with the great Dan Montgomery! This is sure to be a good time, so head out to get your seat early, and line up for some pre-release copies of Julie's upcoming Stone Cupid band album, "The Cardinal."
Julie Christensen with Sergio Webb! - 7 pm101 N. Railroad Street Shenandoah Iowa 51601 USA 712-246-4444
Julie Christensen brings the popular Sergio Webb to accompany her in this special show in advance of the release of their band Stone Cupid's album "The Cardinal." The album will be released in January, but you can buy a pre-release copy at this show!
Julie Christensen, David G. Smith, and Surprises in the round! - 7 pm - 9 pm730 South Dubuque Street Iowa City IA 52240 US (319) 339-0804
Julie Christensen and David G. Smith will play and also host some surprise guests who are in town for the Folk Alliance Regional Midwest Conference. Come get a taste of what's going on in Americana and Folk in our region. Julie and David will both have CDs for sale.
Uptown Bill's features weekly performances in a "listening room" venue named for local legend Bill Sackter. Featuring a mix of local musicians and touring bands. Parking available in front of the coffee house and in the parking lot across the street.
Julie Christensen Homecoming - 8 pm120 E Burlington St Iowa City IA 52240 US (319) 351-9529
Decades ago, Julie Christensen lived in Iowa City and played music with a country-rock/western-swing outfit called Longshot. Julie was born in Iowa City and raised up in Central Iowa, so this is a homecoming of sorts, on the eve of the release of her upcoming band album, "The Cardinal," to be released in January of 2016. She and guitarist Chris Tench, from their band, Stone Cupid, will hold forth with songs from the new album, plus material from Julie's 5 other independent albums. Pre-Release copies of "The Cardinal" will be available for sale.
"--one of the truer singers you’ll ever hear — straight up, no mannerisms, perfect taste; ...recognize how she could sing with both Leonard Cohen and Chris D. "L.A. WEEKLY
Julie Christensen with members of Stone Cupid - 9 PM626A Main St Nashville TN 37206 US 615-645-9930
Julie sings songs with guitarists Chris Tench and Sergio Webb from her upcoming Stone Cupid band album "The Cardinal" due January 22, 2016, and will have pre-release copies on hand for sale.
Movie Night and Music: Border Radio Screening and Stone Cupid set - Sundown-- approx. 9:001313 McGavock Pike Nashville TN 37216 U.S.A. 615-499-4498
Fond Object Records has a great Sunday night tradition of screening a favorite TV series, then a movie along with a keg and neighborhood friends. On August 9th, after "True Detective," Julie and Stone Cupid will play a short teaser set with music from the new album and a couple Divine Horsemen tunes.
That's because Julie's ex and bandmate Chris D. is the leading actor in Allison Anders' first feature, BORDER RADIO, which also stars John Doe, Dave Alvin, Texacala Jones, Luanna Anders, and many LA scenesters of the day in the mid-eighties, including a cameo by our own Julie Christensen.
The Basement East
Stone Cupid with Nancy Terzian and The Leg Men - 7 pm until 8:30 pm917 Woodland Ave Nashville TN 37206 USA 615-645-9174
Fun co-bill with Nancy Terzian and her band. Both of us have fresh music out and good bands to play it!
Nancy Terzian and The Leg Men at 7pm
Stone Cupid (with Julie Christensen) at 7:50 pm
Album Launch Concert for "Dylan, Cash, and the Nashville Cats" - 6 pm222 Fifth Ave S. Nashville TN 37203 US
Very excited to have been invited to sing a Leonard Cohen song at this concert, accompanied by The Long Players. Other performers will be Michael Nesmith, Steve Young, Radney Foster, Jeff Hanna (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band), Jamie Hartford, Al Kooper, Kathy Mattea, Tracy Nelson, and many others More info here. Here's more about the album, including audio files.
General Day and Time Info:
Event begins at 5:00 p.m. / Concert at 6:00 p.m.
Individual Dates & Times: *
Jul 7, 2015: 5 pm (Tue)
Uncle Tony's Townhouse - 6pm-7:30pm2102 Blair Bl Nashville TN 37212 USA 615-269-5509
The band, Stone Cupid, has a new album pre-order campaign going right now. Click here to get yours!
East Nashville Chicken Chase and Hot Hen Hoedown - 6pm - 9-pm1006 Fatherland St. #105 Nashville TN 37206 U.S
Happy Mother's Day
final daze of the Wash-Stone Cupid band blowout! - 8:30 pm2038 Greenwood Ave. Nashville TN 37206 US 615-226-6070
The final month of the beloved old Family Wash (to be relocated to Main Street in early summer) So proud to have been asked by Jamie to be included. It is Stone Cupid's home base.
Dark Horses of East Nashville! Amelia White, Sergio Webb, and Julie Christensen - 9 pm1001 Noble St Anniston AL 36201 USA (256) 770-4631
Bobby's Idle Hour Tavern
Darrin Bradbury & Tim Carroll Present: Julie Christensen, Russell Thompson and more - 8 pm1028 16th Avenue South Nashville TN 37212 U.S (615) 726-0446
Proud to be playing in this series of renegade songwriters, reveling in the underbelly of Nashville's misbegotten.
Amelia White and Julie Christensen - 7:30 pm to 10:30pm2915 Gallatin Pike Nashville TN 37216 USA 615-562-4710
A cool newer venue here in East Nashville--acoustic-oriented, very cozy and intimate. Should be a great night. It's looking like Reckless Johnny Wales will open, and then Amelia will play around 8:15, and I'll close out with Chris Tench and a friend or two.
8th Annual Gram Parsons Birthday Hoot! - 7 pm - 10 pm301 West Riverside Drive Austin TX 78704 US 512.472.9304
Patterson Barrett's the musical director for this extravaganza in tribute to Gram's music. Featuring performances by Rosie Flores, Charlie Faye, Mark Hallman, Phil Hurley, Julie Christensen, Cam King, Lorrie Singer, Karen Abrahams, Michael Fracasso, Bob Livingston, Freddie Steady Krc, HalleyAnna, LeeAnn Atherton, Jenifer Jackson and Kullen Fuchs, Earl P. Ball and more!
Julie Christensen Band Live on Concert Window! - 7:30 pm Central Daylight TimeOnline Worldwide TN USA
I will be doing a special live webcast on Concert Window at 8:30 pm / EDT 7:30 CDT on October 30. My rockin' band and I will be playing songs and answering YOUR questions in real time! Wherever you are in the world, you can tune in. You can purchase online tickets and pay what you want (as little as $1) starting now at http://www.concertwindow.com/shows/9082-julie-christensen. The webcast will not be taped – it's offered in real time. I hope you can join me!
here's what Nashville Scene said about my band:
from the NASHVILLE SCENE JULY 2014
There are plenty of great singer-songwriters in East Nashville, but very few with a résumé that rivals Julie Christensen’s. Christensen, who moved to town from Los Angeles a year ago, was a member of renowned ’80s L.A. punk band The Divine Horsemen (with then-husband Chris Desjardins), followed by a lengthy stint in Leonard Cohen’s band. (She’s featured in Lian Lunson’s 2005 doc Leonard Cohen: I’m Your Man.) She’s worked with Iggy Pop, Public Image Ltd, Todd Rundgren, John Doe, Exene Cervenka, k.d. lang and more. Suffice to say, she’s got cred. Her 2012 album Weeds Like Us is an intoxicating blend of gritty roots rock and old-school soul. Highlights include the lead track “Restless,” a steamy dose of bubbling country funk; the moody ballad “Outside”; and the swampy, yearning “Call Me Up.” Christensen may be new to town, but she wasted no time finding a stellar backing band, including guitarists Sergio Webb and Chris Tench, bassist Bones Hillman and drummer Steve Latanation. Reckless Johnny Wales opens.
--JACK SILVERMAN - July 2014
Julie Christensen at Southern Festival of Books! - 11 am to 12 pmLegislative Plaza Nashville TN 37243 US 615.770.0006
The dates and times for 2014 Southern Festival of Books are:
Friday, October 10, 2014: 12:00 noon - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 11, 2014: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 12, 2014: 12:00 noon - 5:00 p.m.
Location: War Memorial Plaza, Nashville, Tennessee
Julie Christensen performs Saturday, October 11 from 11am to 12pm at the Music Stage
Humanities Tennessee's Southern Festival of Books: A Celebration of the Written Wordsm was first held in Nashville on the second full weekend (Friday-Sunday) in October, 1989, and has been held annually on the same weekend since then. One of the first book festivals of its kind, it has inspired hundreds of similar book festivals throughout the nation and beyond.
The Festival has always been a free event that offers readers and writers an opportunity to interact, to create a public community around a festival that promotes and celebrates the joy of reading and of lifelong learning. Each year the Festival brings to Nashville approximately 200 of the nation's and region's most prominent authors. Books by all the participating authors are available for sale at Festival book sales area where proceeds support the Festival.
In addition, the Festival hosts popular book exhibitors and programs three performance stages throughout the event. The Chapter 16 Stage highlights readings and other literary performances. The Café Stage features music by some of the area's most talented songwriters and poets. Special events for children take place on the Youth Stage including appearances by favorite characters, musicians, artists, and storytellers.
Julie and Band with Dan Montgomery Band play "Short Sets" - 8:30 pm - 10 pm2038 Greenwood Ave. Nashville TN 37206 US 615-226-6070
It's the famous "pint-and-pie" (the world's best shepherd's pie) night at the Wash. And there are so many other great things on the menu, including tonight's stellar lineup of friends with bands! I'll play with my band at 9 pm, and Dan Montgomery will follow at 9:30 with his full band. He has a great new record out, called "Sin, Repent, Repeat." Don't miss this.
There will be some cross-pollination. Come early, and stay late for Jamie Rubin's Carpetbaggers Local 615 at 10.
Lady Parts Justice Benefit "V to Shining V" - 1 pm to 5 pm1006 Fatherland St. #105 Nashville TN 37206 U.S
TENNESSEE IS HAVING A PUBLIC V TO SHINING V PARTY IN NASHVILLE!
Folks will be gathering for music, comedy and scheming at Pavilion East in Nashville. This awesome bash is being thrown by the Vote NO on 1 Campaign with our friends Healthy and Free Tennessee, Lady Parts Justice, and Planned Parenthood of Middle and East Tennessee. This is a fundraiser to Stop Amendment One on November 4th.
Check out this show!
We are thrilled to announce that Mother Of Rock & Roll Bebe Buell and her band, the Nashville Aces, have joined our stellar lineup. We’ll have a solo performance from punk rock pioneer Cheetah Chrome, founding member of The Dead Boys and Rocket from the Tombs. Folk-Americana Singer/Songwriter Julie Christensen will be performing with the Wild Ponies. Tristen will deliver her unique form of neo-traditionalist synth folk pop. Hit songwriter Warren Pash brings even more rock and roll. Den Mother of Memphis Comedy Katrina Coleman and Nashville’s own Amy Sulam will provide the funny.
Julie Christensen and Band Return to the Wash! - 8:30 pm Reckless Johnny Wales, 9:30 pm Julie and Band2038 Greenwood Ave. Nashville TN 37206 US 615-226-6070
On Thursday, July 24th, Julie Christensen will take the stage at the beloved Family Wash in East Nashville. Joining her again is her stellar band from early June: Sergio Webb and Chris Tench on guitars, Bones Hillman on bass, and Steve Latanation on drums. This is a rock ‘n’ roll aggregation with no shortage of cred on the world stage, and great fun was had earlier this summer, so the Wash’s Jamie Rubin wanted to “keep it rolling.”
A stylistically gymnastic songbird, Christensen has a resumé that includes work with Leonard Cohen (on two tours and a couple albums,) Todd Rundgren, Robben Ford, Iggy Pop, Van Dyke Parks, John Doe, Exene Cervenka, Steve Wynn and Lou Reed. From 1983 to 1987 Christensen was a member of the post-punk SST band Divine Horsemen with her former husband Chris D. The Iowa native's 5th solo album, "Weeds Like Us," produced by Mavis Staples' band member Jeff Turmes, came out late in 2012 and made some end-of-year lists. Boasting Julie’s longtime pals, some of Southern California's most sought-after studio musicians, "Weeds" is a collection of songs for the unlucky, brave, and tough. Julie made the move to East Nashville almost a year ago, with Amelia White's insistence and the blessing of several friends in the Americana community, and is riding on a surge of activity in her long career. Julie and band play at 9:30 pm
Reckless Johnny Wales emerged as soon as Bob Saporiti retired, in 2001, from 17 years of work at Warner Bros. Records, as Senior VP, and General Manager of AOL/Time-Warner. In 2003, Reckless Johnny released his twisted album of original music, "It's Not About the Money," featuring a who's who of famed studio musicians including Jeff "Skunk" Baxter, drummer/percussionist for Nanci Griffith Pat McInerney, Michael Snow, Clive Gregson, and Shawn Camp. Reckless' harmonica chops have graced many a stage and recording, and audiences are in for a treat when this man makes an appearance as a performer. He kicks off at 8:30 pm
Featured Songwriters Night â€“ Pre July 4th Party! - 8:00 pm2106 Eighth Ave S. Nashville TN 37204 US 615-298-1688
Nashville Music Group Presents: -Featured Songwriters Night- A NASHVILLE TRADITION Come join us for your pre July 4th festivities!! Hosted By: Nashville Music Group When: Thursday – July 3 – 8:00 p.m. Where: Douglas Corner Cafe – (615) 298-1688 – 2106 8th Ave South Featured Nashville Music Group Writers and Special Guests: Reckless Johnny Wales, Julie Christensen, Rose and Denny Knight with special guest by Lil Waun, Jeff and Amber Williams (Texarkana), Phillip Russell, Todd Pasick, Arlos Smith and Sid Herring
Julie and Band Rock the Family Wash! - 9:30 pm - 11pm2038 Greenwood Ave. Nashville TN 37206 US 615-226-6070
Sarah Williams opens up for us around 8:30 pm
Great food, folks, and feng-shui!
The Clay Lady's Open House and Holiday Sale! - 5 pm until 8 pm1416 Lebanon Pike Nashville TN 37210 USA 615-242-0346
An informal in-the-round with Nashville songwriters to celebrate this artist's collective.
Amelia White and Julie Christensen in Concert! - 9:30 pm to midnight2038 Greenwood Ave. Nashville TN 37206 US 615-226-6070
Glad to be playing again with one of my favorite songwriters and singers on the planet, Amelia White! She has a new album almost ready, and it's fantastic! Amelia will be on at 9:30.
I'll go on after, sometime around 10:45. It's a Saturday, so don't wimp out on us! I'll be accompanied by Chris Tench, who also played on my Christmas single, Nineteenth Christmas, on guitar and atmosphere. Both Amelia and I will play new original holiday songs, as well as our usual good stuff.
John Jackson, guitarist extraordinaire, and Megan on percussion will be joining Amelia. It's going to be a great cozy jingly night.
Sherrie Phillips CD Release with Julie Christensen opening - 7 pm until 10 pm109 Cude Lane Madison TN 37115 USA
Proud to be opening for my new friend and fabulously soulful singer Sherrie Phillips. Randy Leago will be joining me on the many instruments he plays so well.
Songwriters Round with Amelia White, Julie Christensen, Anne McCue, and Reckless Johnny - 9 pm2106 Eighth Ave S. Nashville TN 37204 US 615-298-1688
Proud to be counted with these great writers on a special in-the-round song circle. This is a great listening room. Please come!
Musical Guest at Poetry in Motion! - 8 pm44 E 32nd St New York NY 10010 US (212) 691-4065
Eve Brandstein is hosting the East Coast edition of her legendary poetry series. Michael Lally and others will be on hand at this great venue. I'll be the musical guest and read some poetry. The theme is a reprise of the LA favorite: "That's How the Light Gets In."
Showcase at MEOW Con in Austin! - 7 pmRenaissance Hotel Austin TX 78701 USA
Proud to be performing at the first MEOWCon convention in Austin. My 25-minute showcase will be on Friday night at 7 pm in the Trinity Room, and Danny B. Harvey will be accompanying me. He's a "Musician for Equal Opportunity for Women!"
Piney River Folk and Soul Fest-- - 11 am - 6 pmPiney River Escapes 6830 Piney River Rd N Bon Aqua TN 37025 USA 615.865.7411
Troubadour Blues Film with Special Musical Guests - 8 pm - 11 pm2038 Greenwood Ave. Nashville TN 37206 US 615-226-6070
Tom Weber's wonderful film dedicated to working musicians and starring Peter Case, with Mary Gauthier, Amy Speace, and others sharing stories of life on the road. Guest artists to include Amelia White and Julie Christensen.
Julie Christensen and Bliss Bowen share the bill! - 8:30 pm until almost midnight...3967 sepulveda culver city CA 90230 US (310) 390-1328
Julie with John McDuffie and special guests share the bill with Bliss Bowen. We don't know who's first up--come for the duration; you won't be sorry!
Julie with Dan Wilson and Barney Tower! - 7 pm until 9 pm140 N Ventura Ave Ventura CA 93001 USA N.A.
Happy to be back at Green Art People. This is a great venue and good vibes. Donations go to Green Art People. Please join us!
Songwriter Serenade - 7:00 pm- 9:30 pm145 E. Huntington Dr Arcadia CA 91006 USA
Once again performing at JC's great songwriter showcase. This time, John McDuffie will be accompanying me!
Julie Sings Dark Side of the Moon - 7 pm2230 W. 6th St. Los Angeles CA 90057 US (213) 384-5701
; GRAMMY MUSEUM SERIES
Julie with Dan Wilson and Barney Tower! - 7 pm140 N Ventura Ave Ventura CA 93001 USA N.A.
Ventura's Happening Wednesday Hotspot will be the place for a fun summer evening of music. Come see what all the buzz is about!
Half a block from a well-known taco shop, behind a carwash, and in front of a generic apartment complex is a small building that sits far back on a side street in Ventura.
As you approach, there seems to be a garage party going on with a band playing inside. Small groups stand outside chatting and smoking.
Depending on your vantage point, the interior resembles a coffee shop, a small theater, an art studio, a tiki lounge or a residential scrap yard.
In the bathroom, hanging on every wall, are dozens of clocks.
Should you find yourself at the spot on Ventura Avenue, you've ventured into Green Art People, a place where music meets art meets big business meets the environment...
Household Ink @ 25 - 7 pm1221 State Street Santa Barbara CA 93101 US (805)962-7776
a “microfest,” celebrating 25 years of Household Ink Records, SOhO, May 21
What: “HI@25,” a “microfest” with multiple acts on the Household Ink Records label
When: Tuesday, May 21, 7 p.m.
Where: SOhO, 1221 State St., Santa Barbara
Info: (805) 962-7776, www.sohosb.com
Who: Headless Household, Natalie D-Napoleon, Julie Christensen, Lucinda Lane, Zen Horse Repair, and…?
Article on Household Ink Records, Down Beat magazine, September, 2012
Santa Barbara-based label Household Ink Records was born, out of necessity and curiosity, in 1987, as an outlet and “in-house” label for the eclectic band Headless Household. By the early ‘90s, the roster and the sense of a future had grown, including acts such as flapping, Flapping, Dudley, Lean-To, Fringe Deities, Nate Birkey and more.
Cut to 2013, and the genre-diverse label is 25 years deep and with a catalogue of 36 titles (with eight by Headless Household) and counting. It’s a ripe time for another “microfest,” of the kind the label had five years ago at SOhO.
Welcome to “HI@25.” On Tuesday, May 21 at SOhO, for three hours-and-change, a handful of acts on the roster will kick up sonic dust, including the still description-defying Headless Household, respected “Americana” artists Julie Christensen and Natalie D-Napoleon (the label family’s newest addition), the wily coyote-esque Zen Horse Repair, and Lucinda Lane, a brand new band, presently hatching and going public.
This is a special gig for Headless Household in that Julie Christensen, its longstanding, outstanding and beloved vocalist, is moving on over to Nashville this summer, bringing a dozen-year Headless chapter to, not a close, but a quasi-hiatus. We hope. Also joining the Household same-olds – Dick Dunlap, Tom Lackner and Joe Woodard – at SOhO are Tom Buckner, Bill Flores, Sally Barr, Tom Ball, and possible surprised guests.
Headless Household has a discography of eight titles to date: Headless Household (1987), Inside/Outside USA (1993), ITEMS (1995), Free Associations (1999), mockhausen (2000), post-Polka (2003), Blur Joan (2005) and Basemento (2010). They are currently in kickstarter mode, with a campaign to raise greenbacks for their ninth album, and all-ballads affair (linkage here).
Julie Christensen in Concert - 2 pm until 4:30 pm3955 N Studebaker Road Long Beach CA 90808 US (562) 420-3393
Proud to be a part of this great series hosted by Stan deWitt, which recently presented Glen Phillips.
Stan is a wonderful guitarist in his own right, and will likely do some playing with me!
Julie and Band with Bliss Bowen opening! - 8:30 pm until almost midnight...3967 sepulveda culver city CA 90230 US (310) 390-1328
Julie at the Songwriter's Serenade! - 7pm-9:30 pm145 E. Huntington Dr Arcadia CA 91006 USA
Julie and Badass Buncha Band w/Kip Boardman opening - 8:30 pm until almost midnight...3967 sepulveda culver city CA 90230 US (310) 390-1328
Julie Christensen and Karen Hammack in Concert - 7:30 pmPlease contact Julie for reservations/directions Ojai CA 93023 USA
Please contact Julie at cupid-at-stonecupid.com for details and directions.
SXSW Special Showcase - 12:45 pm1608 Barton Springs Rd, Austin TX 78704 US
a triple bill including Sylvie Simmons (of MOJO, author of "Leonard Cohen, I'm Your Man" the biography)
myself at 1:30 pm, then the great Ronee Blakley at 2:15.
Leonard Cohen and His Women - 12:30 pmRoom 18D 500 E Cesar Chavez St (Austin Convention Center Austin TX 78701 USA
Sylvie Simmons, author of the new Leonard Cohen biography, "I'm Your Man," will be moderating a panel that includes Ronee Blakley, Perla Batalla, myself, and possibly one other guest. Should be scintillating!
"The close presence of the woman", Leonard Cohen, singer, songwriter, poet, novelist, unflinching sage and celebrated ladies man has said, was always "a very important element. The presence of the female voice allows my voice to speak more clearly - and I've needed to hear them." Women who have sung and toured with him join the session, moderated by the author of I'm Your Man: The Life of Leonard Cohen, which Rolling Stone said made every prior biography "practically unnecessary".
Donna Lynn Caskey & Julie Christensen-Songwriters in-the-round - 6 pm until 10 pm410 Palm Ave. Loft A-1 Carpinteria CA 93013 USA (805) 684-9700
You are invited to bring food and original music or poetry to share.
Open mic and potluck at 6:00 pm.
Featured songwriters Donna Lynn Caskey http://www.donnalynncaskey.com/ & Julie Christensenhttp://www.stonecupid.com/ will perform in-the-round starting at 7:30 pm until approximately 9:00 pm. No entrance fee, though your generous donations appreciated.
Song and poem circle starts around 9:30 pm.
Julie and her Badass Buncha Band open for Jeff Turmes! - 8:30 pm until almost midnight...3967 sepulveda culver city CA 90230 US (310) 390-1328
A repeat of a swell night we had on January 29th. My band will be Rick Shea on guitar, Greg Boaz on bass, and Steve Mugalian on drums, with Jeff Turmes sitting in! Then Jeff will rock a set with some of the same band members. You don't want to miss this!
Folktacular! - 2 pm until midnight2525 Michigan Ave Santa Monica CA 90404 US (310) 998-1199
|Folktacular 2013: Sunday, February 17th, 2pm-midnight -- And yes, 2pm-Midnight is a long show – but this is a luxurious auditorium with couches and everything.
$25 at the door -- Price includes admission, beverages and Tito’s Tacos while they last!
If paying at the door, please RSVP to this Official Facebook Invitation event page - (Advance tix buyers - who already sent checks in - will be on the Will Call List at The Door).
POTLUCK contributions strongly encouraged and appreciated.
Robert Morgan Fisher’s FEBRUARY FOLKTACULAR - Line-Up!
Special Headliner Guest! Dan Bern 10:00pm
Julie Christensen 9:30pm (accompanied by John O'Kennedy)
Robert Morgan Fisher 9:00pm
Bob Woodruff 8:30 pm
Bill Burnett 7:00pm
Chad Watson & Pam Loe 6:30pm
Alfred Johnson 6:00pm
Jeff Kossack 5:30pm
Paul Zollo 5:00pm
John Zipperer 4:30pm
Jeff Gold 4:00pm
Sabrina & Craig 3:30pm
John M 3:00pm
Sandy Ross 2:30pm
Clive Kennedy 2:00pm
Special guest accompanist John O'Kennedy on mandolin and guitar!
(*NOTE: After Headliners: Gary Stockdale! and Special Mystery Guest(s)!*)
Location: Writer's Boot Camp Auditorium at Bergamot Station 2525 Michigan Avenue, Building I Santa Monica, CA 90404
DIRECTIONS: 10 west past the 405, exit Cloverfield turn right, right on Michigan which ends at gates of Bergamot Station. Park as far to the left or West as you can and follow signs to Writers Boot Camp, Bldg. i
Map to the Venue/Location:
http://www.writersbootcamp.com/maps/directions.htm Tel: 310.998.1199 or 800.800.1733
Julie Christensen and a BITCHEN BAND - 9 PM3967 sepulveda culver city CA 90230 US (310) 390-1328
I'm proud to be playing the Cinema Bar again with a wonderful band: Steve Mugalian on drums, Rick Shea on guitar, and Gregory Boaz on bass!
Kip Boardman will be opening for us at about 8:15
That's How the Light Gets In. - 8 PM681 Venice Bl. Venice CA 90291 USA 1-310-822-3006
Eve Brandstein presents the celebrated Poetry In Motion @ Beyond Baroque for a monthly series with readings, refreshments, videos, music, memories, special guests & more. Here's a ticket link to buy tickets at a $15 pre-sale price!
I'm proud to be part of this series, and I will do some reading, but also be her MUSICAL GUEST for the evening, joined by a few friends. This is always a well-attended salon, so get there early and rub elbows with LA's poets, artists, and literati.
Julie Christensen with Ranjit Masilamani - 7:30 pm185 East Santa Clara Ventura CA 93001 US 805-652-1137
Songwriter's Serenade - 7:00 pm145 E. Huntington Dr Arcadia CA 91006 USA
Amelia White, Julie Christensen, and Jon Byrd at the Cinema Bar! - 8:30 pm3967 Sepulveda Blvd. Culver City CA U.S
Big Buddha Lounge
Julie Christensen and Dan Wilson at Big Buddha! - 7 pm - 9 pm530 N. Ventura Ave Oak View CA 93022 USA 805.649.2832
The dynamic duo of Julie and multi-instrumentalist extraordinaire Dan Wilson. Come on down, settle in cozy, and stay for both sets! A great way to spend Sunday night.
Tommy Womack,Julie Christensen, & Amelia White in Nashville! - 6pm - 9-pm401 12th Ave South Nashville TN 37203 USA 615.254.7999
Julie's first up, so get there early! Gonna be a evening of song, with Nashville Local great Tommy Womack, California based Julie Christensen who among other feats of greatness sang back-ups for Leonard Cohen for years, and has a wonderful new album out, and Amelia White, a local who has a relatively new album out produced and drummed on by Marco Giovino of Band Of Joy.
Library Girl Presents: Songs of Love and Hate - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm3000 Airport Ave. Santa Monica CA 90405 U.S 310-397-3244
Featuring a Rare Evening of Words + Music with ZANDER SCHLOSS (Circle Jerks, The Weirdos, Joe Strummer, the dynamic duo of Sean + Zander), CLIFF WAGNER (Hot Club of LA, Cliff Wagner + the Old #7) + JULIE CHRISTENSEN (former singer for Leonard Cohen, Divine Horsemen + celebrating her latest solo album, Weeds Like Us.) Please come + give a listen to their stories and songs. Not to be missed!! MASON SUMMIT opens show. First come/First serve. $8 cash at door. Photo/Flyer by Mason. Produced by Susan Hayden.
50/50 Summer Music and Film Series
Julie with Fur & Steve in the backyard! - 6:30 pmprivate house concert West Los Angeles Ca 90024 USA
This has been a fun series, and I'm looking forward to playing it! I'll be sharing the bill with Fur Dixon and Steve Werner, and we'll be showing the movie "The Life Aquatic" after our performances. For more info and to reserve seats, please email alyssa-at-panioloproductions.com
Remembering Kenny Edwards - 7:30 pm185 East Santa Clara Ventura CA 93001 US 805-652-1137
Kenny Edwards (February 10, 1946 – August 18, 2010) was an amazing singer/songwriter and a good friend to Zoey's. Our big hall is named after Kenny. He was a founding member of The Stone Poneys and a long-time collaborator with both Linda Ronstadt and Karla Bonoff. Kenny's career spanned four decades, consumed thousands of studio hours, countless thousands of air miles and created libraries full of hit songs. Kenny was not a household name except to those in the industry, but he was a very influential part in musical history, especially where it pertains to the development of country-rock music and its boom during the '70s. With the release of his 2nd solo cd, Resurrection Road" Edwards, who for most of his career was the consummate backup ace, finally took a more prominent position on stage before his all too soon passing. Resurrection Road is a beautiful legacy of his best work. www.kennyedwards.com
WE HOPE TO DO KENNY'S MEMORY JUSTICE BY GATHERING TOGETHER TO HONOR HIM IN SONG.
Scheduled to appear: SWEET TALK RADIO, STEVE POSTELL, SUZANNE PARIS, KIKI EBSEN, JULIE CHRISTENSEN, CARL BYRON, SAM BOLLE & more TBA
Julie Christensen with Dan Wilson and friends - 7:30 pm- 9:30 pm140 N Ventura Ave Ventura CA 93001 USA N.A.
Emerging Artists Showcase - TBADodd's Farm Hillsdale NY 12529 US 866-325-2744
Julie Christensen in Concert - 8 pm316 East Matilija Ave Ojai CA 93023 USA 805-646-4300
NOTE DATE CHANGE!
I'm proud that Ojai's cultural hub, the O Yes Theater will be the venue for a very special theater concert performance that will spark the summer night.Click HERE for tickets!
Natalie d'Napoleon with Headless Household - 8 pm1221 State Street Santa Barbara CA 93101 US (805)962-7776
Folk Alliance Showcase for New Music Seminar! - 10:30 sharp154 Ludlow St New York NY 10001 US 212-533-7235
I'm sharing a bill with Rosie Flores and other great folk/singer-songwriter artists as part of Folk Alliance's first ever showcases during New Music Seminar. Very excited about this show! Please tell your New York friends!
Julie Christensen and Amelia White in Concert! - 7:30 pm- 9:30 pm185 East Santa Clara Ventura CA 93001 US 805-652-1137
Nashville's brilliant Amelia White is doing some Southern California shows, and I'm happy to be sharing the bill with this amazing songwriter and performer!
Headless Household "Spring Sing" - 8 pm - 11 pm1221 State Street Santa Barbara CA 93101 US (805)962-7776
Better late than never! Once again I'm proud to be Headless. Joe Woodard, Tom Lackner, and Dick Dunlap have graciously included me in their shenanigans for nigh on 15 years now. We're sure to pull out some Americana, Jazz, Polka, and the inexplicable.
Screening for "Troubadour Blues" Film with Julie Christensen and guests - 8 pm2029 N. Lake Altadena CA 91001 US 626.398.7917
My filmmaker and professor friend Tom Weber has made a film about life on the road for the folk musician in the 21st century called "Troubadour Blues" in which Peter Case figures prominently. We follow him over the course of some years, and we follow other great musicians like Mary Gauthier, Dave Alvin, Amy Speace, Chris Smither, and others. I'm honored that Tom has asked me to do a set of music as part of the show. Our mutual friend Dan Navarro has planned to show up, and if you want to see who else will grace the stage, better get tickets, fast!
Folktacular - 2pm - MidnightLos Angeles CA 90025 USA
Robert Morgan Fisher is cooking up a special Folktacular to celebrate the release of his new album (on which I appear) and also my new album, "Weeds Like Us." Watch this space for more details forthcoming.
There's No Place Like Home Concert - 7:30 pmPlease contact Julie for reservations/directions Austin TX 78703 USA
PLEASE NOTE THE DATE CHANGE!
My friends near Clarksville are hosting a special Manifesto Friday evening House Concert while I'm in Austin. This will be a record-release party event for "Weeds Like Us"
Please share with your Texas friends!
OKC Julie Christensen Record Release Celebration - 8 PM2805 N. Mc Kinley Avenue Oklahoma City OK 73106 US (405) 524 0738
I am honored to finally play this important venue run by my friend Greg Johnson. Please let your friends in the area know!Here's the direct link for tickets.
Julie Christensen and Cindy Lee Berryhill! - 7:00 pm3101 Pico Blvd. Santa Monica CA 90405 US (310)828-4497
Looking forward to this reprise of a McCabe's Bill from a long time back. With me will be my band, including Jeff Turmes and Steve Mugalian! This will also be our Record Release Party for "Weeds Like Us"
See you there.
Weeds Like Us Ojai CD Release Party - 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm310 E. Matilija St Ojai CA 93023 USA 805-646-5901
Our new album, "Weeds Like Us" is finally here! Come celebrate with us at a soiree with food and drink on a lovely late spring evening in downtown Ojai at this lovely Victorian with a wrap-around porch, surrounded by Guy Webster's photos. My band and I will play one set around 7:30 pm or so, but we're mainly celebrating the fruit of our labors.
Joining me will be Martin Young on guitar, Jeff Turmes (my producer) on bass and various instruments, Steve Mugalian on drums, Dan Wilson on mandolin, and Wendsue Rosloff on percussion!
CDs will be available for purchase, and if you pre-ordered one, you can pick it up there, as well.
Songwriter Serenade - 7pm-9:30 pm145 E. Huntington Dr Arcadia CA 91006 USA
The Songwriter Serenade is a weekly show held every Tuesday night at Matt Denny's Ale House Restaurant & Bar. Over 150 artists have now played the show! It starts at 7PM and goes to 9:30. Performers play their original songs for the audience on a lovely patio with a warm, inviting atmosphere. There are all styles and genres of music, with 4 or 5 different songwriters each week. The music is on a patio which is covered and has plenty of heaters for a warm, cozy evening. It is located at 145 E. Huntington Dr. in Arcadia, CA 91006. There is parking around the back
Performing Tuesday, April 24:
Poetry in Motion: Forgiveness - 7:30 pm681 Venice Bl. Venice CA 90291 USA 1-310-822-3006
Poetry In Motion, Eve Brandstein's Time Honored and Wonderful Poetry/Music Series
- April 15, 7:30pm "Forgiveness" with Kelly Carlin,
John Barrymore, Cheryl Bianchi. Elena Secata, John Tottenham
Featured Musical Performer - Julie Christensen
Wisconsin Singer-Songwriter Showcase - 8pm13800 North Port Washington Road Mequon WI 53097 USA (262) 457-4399
Prestigious Series of which I'm proud to be a part. Joining me will be Radoslav Lorkovic, and he'll do his own set, as well! Just north of Milwaukee.
All Evening with Julie Christensen - 9pm- 11pm or 12 am2871 N Lincoln Ave Chicago IL 60601 US (773) 549-5549
acoustic show with Radoslav Lorkovic and special guests.
Official Performance Alley Showcase! - 10 pmMemphis Downtown Marriott & Convention Center Memphis TN 38103 US 901.522.1170
If you're going to Folk Alliance, come see me! Joining me will be Radoslav Lorkovic on piano, Robert Mache on guitar and mandolin, and Wendy Sue Rosloff on percussion.
Dan Montgomery Show with Special Guests: Julie, Amelia White, and Michael Weston King - 8 pm- 11pm641 South Cooper Street Memphis TN 38104 US (901) 278-4994
It's the Dan Montgomery Show! Featuring Candace and Robert Mache.
Dan Montgomery kicks off our Folk Alliance Weekend with his first turn at hosting a night of some of his international favorites. Joining Dan will be Julie Christensen (Leonard Cohen, Nick Cave) and UK singer/songwriter Michael Weston King (The Good Sons) who has toured the US with Townes Van Zandt and has opened for Nick Cave at London's Royal Albert Hall. Yes THAT Royal Albert Hall. Nashville's Amelia White is also scheduled to open the show.
2nd Pre-Release WarmUp for Weeds Like Us! - 8:30 pm740 N. Fairfax Ave Los Angeles CA 90046 US 323-653-0640
Julie with Jeff Turmes on bass, Rick Holmstrom on guitar, and Steve Mugalian on drums. Also appearing: Mollison Drive.
Link for tickets Don't forget to enter my name and show so I can get credit! Thanks.
Pre-Release WarmUp for Weeds Like Us! - 9 pm3967 sepulveda culver city CA 90230 US 310-390-1328
Julie Christensen with Jeff Turmes and Steve Mugalian and guitarist Rick Holmstrom. Jeff will also do a band set.
Songwriter Serenade - 7pm -9:30pm145 E. Huntington Dr Arcadia CA 91006 USA
The Songwriter Serenade is a weekly show held every Tuesday night at Matt Denny's Ale House Restaurant & Bar. The show starts at 7PM and goes to 9:30. Performers play their original songs for the audience on a lovely patio with a warm, inviting atmosphere. There are all styles and genres of music, with 3 or 4 different songwriters each week. The patio is enclosed and covered, with heaters during the winter. During the summer, the music will be under the stars. There is parking around the back.
Jammin' at the Art Center - 6pm -9pm113 S. Montgomery St. Ojai CA 93023 USA 805-646-0117
"Jammin" At The Art Center is a new summer series of outdoor concerts held July through August. Julie will be there with Jimmy Calire, James Antunez, and Jim Connolly.
Library Girl Presents: Bulletproof - 7pm -9pm3000 Airport Ave Santa Monica CA 90404 USA
Featuring writers Jon Hess, Jim Turner, April Smith + Julie Christensen, who will also sing. Produced by Susan Hayden.
7:30 pm125 South Seventh Street Santa Paula CA 93060 USA
Save the Nation! Benefit for Marty Nation - 7pm (my set at 10pm)1717 Silverlake Blvd. Los Angeles CA 90026 US 323-661-4380
Candye Kane band, Julie Christensen, Stereo Blues featuring Tony Marsico of the Plugz, City Fritter featuring Johnny Nation, Ben Powell, Jill Sharpe band, Bloody Brains, Vampowers, Daniel Ash from the Bau Haus as guest DJ
$15 suggested donation/ show starts at 7 pm sharp
Marty Nation, a California native, was born in Northern California, and moved to Hollywood, and then Topanga's "rodeo grounds" where he attended grade school in Malibu. His generation were the real life Spicoli kids that Sean Penn spoofed in Fast Times at Ridgemont High. Only Marty wasn't a stoner or a beach bum. He and rockabilly rebel Colin Winski combed their hair into a duck tails, wore leather jackets and listened to Elvis, The Stooges, The Ramones, and other bands not yet realized by their peers in the late 1970s. Marty discovered glitter and The Dolls, and became somewhat of a legend himself in Hollywood, with notorious stories told about him by visitors to Hollywood's legendary "Disgraceland."
So many who know Marty have a tale to tell about him. He's the guy we all wished we had the guts to be, only it would take showing our darker sides to the world, and not many have those guts. It was Marty who kicked the door down and let the flood of kids in to see the Ramones the night the riot squad was called out to the Palladium in early 80s. The kids weren't having a riot at all. They just wanted to get in. I guess it was at capacity, and the fire marshals were holding everyone back. Marty just kicked the door in and let us all flood the Palladium. It was a rollicking show and nobody got hurt, but on the way out, helicopters flew over, and police were out with billy clubs, to give those punks a good beating for violating the fire code.
A motorcycle enthusiast by the age of 10, Marty raced speedway, drove classic cars, and played in a garage band with his brother Johnny. While still in his early '20s, Marty went on tour as roadie to Levi & The Rockats, then came back to Los Angeles to work in auto mechanics and hairdressing. He opened his own salon, The Martin Nation Salon and was known for "foxifying" his clientele.
In the mid-'80s, he formed his band Crowbar. A garage band pile-up, featuring pals Peter Andrus, Drew Steele of the Surf Punks, Ace Farren Ford and Hermann Senac of Blood on The Saddle, and in an earlier lineup, Wayne James and Andy Seven. They released an album, Crowbar Salvation, and the band took the name Crowbar Salvation.
After meeting wife Catherine, and having baby Molly Jo, the family moved east, where Marty attended The French Culinary Institute in NYC, and launched yet another career as a chef. They moved back to California, where Marty landed a job at Malibu's Promises, later opening his own restaurant The Iron Pan in Ojai, based on is mother's old iron pan.
Now living at beach with his wife Catherine and two dogs, things came to a screeching halt when Marty was hit by scaffolding that fell off a truck, as he was riding his motorcycle at 60 mph on the 134 freeway, near Los Angeles. Marty survived, but has had to endure extensive surgeries. With another 18 months left to recover and another hip replacement on the way, his family is overwhelmed by the support shown by family and friends to come together to help. Candye Kane spearheaded benefit performances for Marty where she'll be performing, along with many others. (see above)
The people whose lives Marty has graced do not forget him. As the Shaheen family recently posted on Marty's Tumblr page (www.martynation.tumblr.com), "Marty was always there for anyone in need and he was there on 9/11 when thousands lost their lives…he was one of the first to answer when there was a need to feed the thousands of men who were on the scene to dig through the rubble looking for suvivors…he provided food for the unsung heroes, for he was a hero himself…he cooked nonstop for days and nights providing over 150,000 hot meals to the char-faced firemen who came into his tent for a warm meal…yes Marty, I will not forget what you did for these men….you never once complained about the conditions at Ground Zero….you did what you had to do, and you did it your way….I have so much respect for you…"
Ojai Aid for Japan - 1pm-9pm (my set at 8pm)139 E. Ojai Avenue Ojai CA 93023 US (805) 798-1707
"Making a difference by making music."
Live Album Recording / Filming / Photoshoot
Sunday, March 27th 3pm to 9pm
The Village Jester, Ojai, CA
Video, Audio and Photo content will be available for download shortly after the event for a minimum $10 donation.
Remembering Kenny - 7:30 pm1221 State Street Santa Barbara CA 93101 US (805)962-7776
Headless Household pays tribute to friend and ally Kenny Edwards with "Remembering Kenny," featuring the band, and guest singer-songwriters
Monday, March 21, at SOhO
Who: Dick Dunlap, Tom Lackner, Joe Woodard, Julie Christensen, Tom Buckner, Jim Connolly, Sally Barr, Bill Flores, Tom Ball and ? Guest singers include Rebecca Troon, Natalie D-Napoloen, and more
Proceeds will benefit Sarah House Hospice Center
Members of the eclectic group Headless Household were among the many shocked and saddened by the passing of the wonderful musician Kenny Edwards last September. There was a highly personal connection in that Edwards had recorded and performed with the band for seven years, always game to join in the band's style-hopping antics and enriching the band's music, especially the "Americana" chapter of the band's songbook.
In tribute to Edwards' contribution to the band, and to the music of other artists in his adopted hometown of Santa Barbara, Headless Household is hosting a tribute night, Monday, March 21 at SOhO. "Remembering Kenny" will feature a set of its own music which involved Edwards, live and on record (he was involved in the albums post-Polka, Blur Joan and Basemento). An opening set will feature singers connected with Edwards' work, as producer, guitarist, vocalist, mandolinist and all-around supportive, spiritually centered and deeply musical persona.
Edwards, who moved to Santa Barbara a decade ago and got enmeshed in its musical community (including with Headless Household) had finally begun recording as a solo artist in the last chapter of his life, releasing the wonderful albums Kenny Edwards (2002) and Resurrection Road (2009). This capped off a stellar resume including working with Linda Ronstadt, starting with her earliest public phase in the Stone Poneys, working as an important architect of the '70s country-rock sound in Los Angeles, and working as accompanist with longtime ally Karla Bonoff and Wendy Waldman.
Julie and band in-store at Apple Store State Street! - 7 pm928 State Street (just south of Carrillo) Santa Barbara CA 93101 USA 805-560-1500
A special performance as part of Apple Store's First Thursday Art Walk Series
Poetry In Motion - 7 pm681 Venice Bl. Venice CA 90291 USA 1-310-822-3006
Group Poetry Reading, at which I'll be playing music and reading for the final 30 minutes. I'm really excited about this and grateful to Eve Brandstein for asking me to this great series!
Poetry in Motion continues! Join the return of a beloved Beyond Baroque celebration. Presented by EVE BRANDSTEIN with the usual unusual array of writers from the Hollywood community as well as the literary world at large. Special Admission: $10.00 for non-members
Post-Polka (A Subsidiary of Headless Household) NOVEMBERFEST! - 8:30508 E. Haley St Santa Barbara CA 93101 US (805) 966-9328
I'll be the Polka Queen for our once-a-year polka festivities! Eliza Rickman opens.
Santa Barbara Jazz Society Presents Headless Household featuring Julie Christensen - 1pm - 4pm1221 State Street Santa Barbara CA 93101 US (805)962-7776
Looking forward the the Headless Household Experience again
Jazz at La Cumbre Mall with trio - 5pm - 7pm121 South Hope Avenue Santa Barbara CA 93105 USA 805-687-3500
At the fountain near Tiffany's
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Julie at Pocket Goldberg's Songwriter Showcase! - 7:15 pm6864 Foothill Blvd. Tujunga CA 91042 USA 818-951-9089
House Band includes-MARK GOLDBERG, bass, NICK KIRGO, guitar, DAVE FRASER, keyboard & DEBRA DOBKIN percussion-- a great musical experience !
opening for Steve Poltz - 7:30 pm185 East Santa Clara Ventura CA 93001 US 805-652-1137
Once you see a Steve Poltz show you're hooked for life. Thoroughly entertaining, thought-provoking, zany & just plain awesome. From Steve's bio: He trick-or-treated at Liberace’s house, planned a two-day stay in Amsterdam that ended a month later with him escaping the city under the cover of darkness, and was Bob Hope’s favorite altar boy. Alone, these anecdotes go well with a fistful of peanuts at a cocktail party. But on top of these add that this person also co-wrote the longest-running song on the Billboard Top 100, had a debut solo album that earned three and a half stars in Rolling Stone, and was awarded the title of “San Diego’s Most Influential Artist of the Decade” at the San Diego Music Awards. What you end up with is one of the most engaging, twisted, and prolific songwriters of our time - Steve Poltz.
JULIE CHRISTENSEN/STONE CUPID Chanteuse Julie Christensen has honed her chameleon craft. In well over a hundred shows she has sung Joan of Arc to Leonard Cohen's flame. She's also sung with Steve Wynn, John Doe, Exene Cervenka, Lou Reed and Van Dyke Parks. With Chris D., she headed up the post-punk rock band Divine Horsemen. Others utilizing Julie's kaleidoscope talents have been as far-flung as Iggy Pop, PiL, Robben Ford, and k.d. lang. Her two acclaimed independent Stone Cupid albums are a soulful hybrid of jazz and folk. Buy tix and make dinner reservations for a table. 805 652-1137
Pocket Goldberg & Friends Songwriter Showcase - 7 PM6864 Foothill Blvd. Tujunga CA 91042 USA 818-951-9089
May 13th- Severin Browne
Hosted by Mark “Pocket” Goldberg & “Brother” Randy Sacks
This week's House Band includes- DEBRA DOBKIN, NICK KIRGO, TERRY WILSON & (possibly the triumphant return of) DAVE FRASER!!! Will find out who'll be playing with us!
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Ruskin Group Theater
Library Girl Poetry Reading - 7pm-9pm3000 Airport Ave Santa Monica CA 90404 USA
Library Girl is BACK on Mother's Day Night with A Rare Evening of Spoken Word
Featuring: Julie Christensen (Leonard Cohen, Divine Horsemen), Dan Navarro (Lowen + Navarro), Jason Luckett + Surprise Guests. Library Girl is now FREE/No Cover Charge! Produced by Susan Hayden.
(Ruskin Group Theater is across from Barker Hangar)
Headless Household 25th Anniversary Concert - 8 pm33 East Canon Perdido St. Santa Barbara CA 93101 US 805-963-0761
Headless Household celebrates 25th anniversary (a year late) with new double album, Basemento, and their first concert at the Lobero Theatre, Friday, March 19, 2010
What: Headless Household, 25th anniversary concert (a year late)/CD release party for the double-disc Basemento
When: Friday, March 19, 2010, at 8 p.m.
Where: Lobero Theatre, E. Canon Perdido
Tickets: $15, general and $10, seniors and students. Box office: (805) 963-0408, or,
web-wise, 963-0761, www.lobero.com
photo by Kim Rierson
Who: Dick Dunlap, Tom Lackner, Chris Symer, Joe Woodard, Julie Christensen, Glen Phillips, Tom Buckner, Tom Ball, Bill Flores, and more.
Time plows forward, as does the urge to make music, for some. Both can be unstoppable forces. So here we have the 25th anniversary (a year late, thanks to the Tea Fire, and other factors) of Headless Household, Santa Barbara's peculiar and ongoing, eclectic excuse of a band. Mixing up mixed-up elements of jazz, free improvisation, avant-Americana, Europeana, rock, soul and a new strain of Braziliana (in time for the bossa nova's 50th birthday), the band presents its first concert in the historic Lobero Theatre, on Friday, March 19, coinciding with the CD release party for its eighth feature-length album, the double-disc item called Basemento.
Julie acoustic with Phil Parlapiano - 7:45 pm740 N. Fairfax Ave Los Angeles CA 90046 US 323-653-0640
I'm happy to be performing many new songs that I'm preparing for my new album with the great Phil Parlapiano on piano, mandolin, and squeezebox.
Please get there early to get a good seat, spread the word, and tell 'em you're there to see US!
Julie with Karen Hammack on piano - 8 pm905 Country Club Rd Ojai CA 93023 US 805-646-1111
Beth Fitchet's Tuesday Songwriter's Showcase - 8pm - 11 pm214 Ocean Ave. Laguna CA 92651 US 949-494-3027
Beth Fitchet-Wood's famous Tuesday night Songwriter Showcase with Karen Hammack and Beth!
Martin Luther King Day Celebration - noon to 3pm205 E Ojai Ave Ojai CA 93023 US (805) 583-8700
Ojai Valley Youth Foundation's Annual Martin Luther King Day Celebration. I'll be headlining and performing a few songs with local youth.
Julie sings jazz and originals - 8pm - 11 pm905 Country Club Rd Ojai CA 93023 US 805-646-1111
Julie sings with Dennis Hamm on piano in the Neff Lounge: blues, jazz, and originals until 11 pm
Julie sings jazz and originals - 8pm905 Country Club Rd Ojai CA 93023 US 805-646-1111
Julie sings with Karen Hammack on piano: blues, jazz, and originals until 11 pm
private showcases - all dayHyatt Regency Irvine CA
Luna Guitars Presents, Acoustic Vortex, Bodie House Concerts Ã¢â‚¬Â¨private showcases--come if you're at the conference
all dayHyatt Regency Irvine CA
4 showcases for presenters of House Concerts and Festivals
jazz duo with Julie and Karen Hammack - 8 pm - 11 pm905 Country Club Rd Ojai CA 93023 US 805-646-1111
Spend Halloween night with us! Costumes are welcome! This will be our first time back at the Inn since June, and we're excited to be back.
THE SOUTH BAY BEAT SONGWRITER SHOWCASE - 7:30-10:30 pm705 Pier Ave Hermosa Beach CA 90254 US (310) 372-9705
BETH WOOD – Award winning songwriter and HONK member has worked with KENNYLOGGINS, MICHAEL McDONALD, ALAN TOUSSAINT and many more
JULIE CHRISTENSEN- Soulful jazz/folk artist has worked with LEONARD COHEN, STEVE WYNN, JOHN DOE, EXENE CERVENKA, LOU REED, AND VAN DYKE PARKS
KAREN HAMMACK – Well respected jazz pianist/writer has worked with JACKSON BROWNE, DON WAS, BILL FRISELL, PERLA BATALLA, JULIE CHRISTENSEN and NIKI HARRIS
Rock the Trucks - 2pm - 10 pmSignal St Ojai CA 93023 USA 805-646-7980
Rock the Trucks, a benefit to stop the multitudes of mammoth mining trucks from polluting Ojai with noise, smog, and danger.
Featuring Julie Christensen, Jonathan McEuen, Jesse Siebenberg (from Supertramp), and Teddy Jack (Leon Russell's son), Keith Carradine, April Hendrix Band, Lights, a Journey Tribute band, Shades of Day, and special guests
Singer Songwriters - 7 pm6864 Foothill Blvd Tujunga CA 91042 USA
Julie Christensen and Kenny Edwards Share an Evening - 8 pm451 E Main Street Ventura CA 93001 USA (805) 652-0091
Julie and Karen Jazz Duo - 8pm950 Country Club Road Ojai CA 93023 USA 805-646-1111
jazz duo - 8 pm - 11 pm950 Country Club Rd. Ojai CA 93023 USA 805-646-1111
Julie Christensen and Karen Hammack - 10:00 pm740 N. Fairfax West Hollywood CA 90046 USA 323-653-0640
double feature - 7pmContact email@example.com to RSVP and get directi Ventura CA 93004 USA 805-323-5157
jazz duo - 8 pm - 11 pm950 Country Club Rd. Ojai CA 93023 USA 805-646-1111
Music & Wine @ Axe - 7 pm -11 pm1009 Abbot Kinney Blvd Venice CA 90291 USA (310) 664-9787
Suzanne Paris Aleks Severs Gia Ciambotti & Miles Joseph & more