Thursday, July 28, 2011

CHOCOLATE - recipe

After posting this photo on Facebook, I'm inspired by the comments to give you my recipe!

Erin Ivey's raw, sugar-free, dairy-free, guilt-free chocolates

1/2 c unfiltered coconut oil
1/2 tsp stevia powder (to taste)
1 pinch salt
1 Tbsp alcohol-free vanilla extract
2 Tbsp almond butter
1/2 c cocao powder

Add the stevia to the coconut oil. Pour into a blender (I like the bullet ones best).
Mix in vanilla & salt.
Mix in almond butter.
Mix in cocoa powder.
Pour into ice cube molds with a small spoon.
Put in the fridge for an hour or freezer for 20 minutes.


It's flyer time!

Is it "flyer" or "flier?" Regardless, I'm playing a month of Tuesday nights, solo acoustic with some special guests, at FRANK during August. Check to find out what guests are on tap. Then, come on by for hot dogs, cold beer, and chill music.


Last night, I figured out that this flyer was hard to read (after printing 50 pages of the damn thing). So, now every one of them is personalized. Hopefully readable, too.

Making "Chocolate" - photos

Here are a few pictures from editing the music video with Andrew Shapter. The video premiere party - and full band show - is this Friday, July 29 at The HighBall. Music starts at 10:30pm. Hope to see you there!

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Saturday, July 23, 2011

Happy birthday, Amelia!

In honor of Amelia Earhart's bday on Sunday, I'm giving away the whole Broken Gold album at all weekend. If you don't already have it, or if you want to turn friends on to it, now is the time!

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Spanish Moon

I had the good fortune to perform before Little Feat a couple weeks ago at One World Theatre. I listened to a ton of Little Feat in high school, back from the Lowell George era, so I was very curious to hear what they sounded like after years of personnel changes. Would they play their old stuff? Would it be stale?

Happy to report that Little Feat opened their set with "Spanish Moon" and then went into a really long jam, which set the tone for the rest of the night really well. I was never sure what to expect, which kept me really interested. They did play other great old tunes like "Willin'" and "Dixie Chicken," but with really creative arrangements and instrumentation. On the other hand, a couple of songs were so new that they broke out lyric sheets and charts. Keyboardist Bill Payne played a beautiful solo rendition of The Yellow Rose of Texas for us, seein' how we're in Texas and all...

It was really cool to see how healthy of a band they are. Not just cruising on their old hits played the same way every time. The set was really thoughtfully crafted. They weren't just phoning it in, as I have seen many long-standing bands do.

So, put on your sailin' shoes and go see 'em. It was an inspiring show. Isn't that what live music is all about?

"I pawned my watch and I sold my ring
Just to hear that girl singing."
-Spanish Moon