Saturday, March 1st:
Cello Joe CD Release Party, featuring music by: Justin Ancheta & Jason McGuire.
The Awaken Cafe and Soul Graffiti Presents today announced the CD Release party for Cello Joe, Featuring music by: Justin Ancheta & Jason McGuire. A rare look into the local talent of the bay, Cello Joe is the frontier Beatboxing Cellist of the time, shaping rhythms and loops and fusing electronic styles with a natural element with conscious lyrics. He also was one of the first people to teach Ancheta how to ride and survive on a 100+ mile bike adventure. Justin Ancheta is coined as ‘folklyrico-americana’, influenced by Jason Mcguire for the past ten years, he dives into a multi cultural rhythmic soup of deep melodies and flamboyant rasqueado’s. Jason McGuire is the music director of Caminos Flamencos, the premier Flamenco dance and music company of the west coast. This show is going to be amazing. Get your tickets now HERE. This show may sell out!
*if you are part of the press for photo’s or writing article reviews, you can come for free to the show, just email your credentials and contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org
I just returned from an epic journey through jungles and waterfalls and around the island of oahu, Hawaii. The trip was fruitful for personal growth and enjoyment, as well as reaching out to the local community and gathering resources to create the first BMF of Hawaii! Bicycle’s are not used enough on the island and are mostly looked down upon because only the smelly homeless and drug users living under bridges use them. I do not say this with judgement myself, but I do recognize how the community there fears these people as well as looks down upon their lifestyle, therefore, the bicycle as well. So, with your help and everyones help, we hope to create a better vision for sustainable transportation on an island that has a perfect climate, as well as minimal hills. In the most downpour of rain-weather, you can enjoy a ride in warmth on the island. More news on that soon.
For now, I am excited to go back to the snow and visit family and friends in the hills. Some shows on those occasions are – The Club Car December 20th this Friday! (https://www.facebook.com/events/583742045044829/)
as well as an after party for the Wild and Scenic Film Festival at the Stonehouse January 10th in Nevada City. (https://www.facebook.com/events/660143807370709)
After making it through 2013, the apacolypse and the completion of ‘PLANT’ the new album released April 2013, I have been busy tending to my creative side, getting inspired by writing and playing with great musicians in the area. Here is one of my favorite music nights in awhile, when Jason McGuire of Caminos Flamencos, sat in at La Peña in Berekeley. I have a recording of our first time ever playing together. New songs in the moment came out like THIS one. If you want to see a show of us play together, email back stating so and I’ll forward on to Jason and get the ball rolling ; )
I’m back from the Yucatan, and ready to play lots of music and create some good happenings here in the Bay. First things first, I’m moving to Oakland in 6 days! so I’ll probably seeing more of the East Bay, I’m sure.
Check out the upcoming shows! lots of really cool things happening THIS weekend, as well as the following two weekends – Auburn at Club Car, and then the ULUV Festival in SF. All the details are in the show listings below. I’ve been working a lot with Cradle Duende, as well as doing many DJ gigs. Yes, I have accepted that I can still find pleasure in music while pressing a button. Don’t worry, I’ll make sure instruments and voice stay strong in my life. I’ve been sick for awhile and finally feeling my voice and body in good health again. After a long pause like that, the simple things of just talking or singing normal, or feeling normal, is such a blessing.
I’m still working in the Environmental and Social Movements where I can. Rock the Bike is a good outlet for me. I’d like to see more bikes and electric vehicles, car shares programs, and simplifying of life, in the happiest of ways. I find myself in front of computers too much so one of my goals in the coming months and following year is to minimize computer time and maximize garden and growing time, allowing my feet to touch the earth and soil. Maybe the hike on the dirt path or through the trees; or even down the road.
Much love from SF – soon-to-be OAKLAND.
Thank you for the love and support and for helping create dreams in music and art. I feel very blessed to be pursuing such an ethereal art form of sound, and to be able to share it with you. Please take a listen to the new album if you haven’t already: http://justinancheta.bandcamp.com/
And come check out the eclectic as usual,-shows in Northern Cali that I just posted. Everything from ‘Cradle Duende’ at the Maker Faire May 18th, to Acoustic solo at the Surf Spot May 17th, as well as JAB at Club Car’s 10 year anniversary party May 11th. If you have not received your kickstarter rewards, please let me know and I’ll send it out asap. I think I’m very close to completing all send-outs.
lots of love!
JAB CD complete and home!
CD release shows booked, and CD will be mailed out to all of you that have helped make this happen. Pre-order tickets to San Francisco’s CD release HERE. And Pre-Order to Grass Valley’s CD release HERE. Thank you for making this happen, and I look forward to seeing you soon for the April 2013 CD release show(s).
You can pre-order the CD + CD TSHIRT- HERE. Anyone that comes out to a CD release already wearing the new TSHIRTS will get free downloads of songs that are unreleased (please make sure you mark your email and name down at the show, if so).
Wow. uh. wow.
After 6 months of intense production. The CD is being finalized this month and will be ready for the April 2013 release, so stay tuned! – For now, come out to February 22nd Independent show in SF, and check out all the other small shows that are making it possible to ‘be an artist’ in San Francisco. Thank you to all the support from local folks, restaurants, bars, parks, streets, and conrad beach! – home!
New t-shirts will be available at shows, plus online by donating to email@example.com $25 through paypal, and we’ll ship it out your way. If you gave to the kickstarter over $40, you should be getting a free tshirt soon! Thank you for all the support to make this album happen. The title of the album and artwork will be released in February, so stay tuned. Plus a new featured video of the title track ‘Better Predicament’ – So lots going on and thank you for thinking of how YOU can change the situation and make a Better Predicament yourself.
Blessings from Northern Cali!
|03-17-2013||Latin Grill||San Francisco, CA|
|Soul Graffitima Presents: Justin Ancheta|
|Time: 1:00pmAdmission: Food Plus Donation to BandAge Limit: All AgesVenue Address: 993 North Point Street , San Francisco, CAVenue Phone: (415) 345-8512Venue Website: http://www.latingrillexpress.com|
|03-15-2013||The Surf Spot||Pacifica, CA|
|Soul Graffitima Presents: Justin Ancheta|
|Time: 8:00pmAdmission: Dinner + Donation to Musician Appreciated but not mandatory.Age Limit: All AgesVenue Address: Hwy 1, Pacifica, CAVenue Website: http://www.surfspoteats.com|
|02-22-2013||The Independent||San Francisco, CA|
|Conbrio’s Last Show – and Justin Ancheta Band|
|Time: 8:30pmAdmission: TBAAge Limit: 21+Venue Address: 628 Divisadero St., San Francisco, CAVenue Website: http://www.theindependentsf.com|
|01-27-2013||The Surf Spot||Pacifica, CA|
|Soul Graffitima Presents: Justin Ancheta|
|Time: 2:00pmAdmission: Free or Donation to BandAge Limit: All AgesVenue Address: Hwy 1, Pacifica, CAVenue Website: http://www.surfspoteats.com|
|01-20-2013||Latin Grill||San Francisco,, CA|
|Soul Graffiti Presents: Justin Ancheta|
|Time: 1:00pmAdmission: Free or Donation to BandAge Limit: All AgesVenue Address: 993 North Point Street , San Francisco,, CAVenue Phone: (415) 345-8512Venue Website: http://www.latingrillsf.com/|
Happy Holidays y’all. I’ll be back home with family and friends up in the Sierra foothills. Come out to the show featuring the original artists from the album 2013 JAB – with Jay Ladner, Tree, Isa, Garcia, Morgan Nilsen, Jesse Weber and myself. Here is the facebook invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/116433168516076/ – please copy and paste it to friends and bring the party to the Stonehouse. 8 pm door and start time with Aedryan Gantt opening the night with his band.