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 firstname.lastname@example.org $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.
Time, life, moving, inspiring moments. Set your intentions and go! – Our ability to connect our intention and create moments very fast is Happening Now! Stay tuned for what my intentions are being set for. SHAKE YOUR PEACE! CD release 2013, Justin Ancheta Band CD release 2013, New art by Rich Black (Occupy Movement), T-shirts, Posters, Festival bookings, tours to Hawaii and around the West Coast, Bike tours and community building events. All this is happening for the reason to connect each other and our intentions to the Moment, to grow our roots deep, plant our seeds in fertile soil, and let abundance flow through. Come check out a show and get inspired to Create NOW!
Beautiful days of Autumn in the bay area. So many great things happening locally, including Tonight at the Revolution Cafe at 8 pm, an intimate classical rendition of JA songs, backed by local artists and the Classical Revolution crew which hosts these events every Monday Night (http://classicalrevolution.org/) at the Revolution Cafe in SF’s Mission District.
Also, an Awesome HUGE show is happening with Cradle Duende, SHAKE YOUR PEACE! and Heather Normandale, at the Make Out Room, brought to you by Seaweed Sway, Soul Graffiti, and Stone Soup. Join Our Facebook, take public transportation or BIKE there for a discount at the door. $10 door for all other patrons. $8 if you take muni/bart/bike. – 7-11 pm.
The Album is coming along! – So stoked to get great local northern musical favorites to join in making this album, as well as preparing for two more releases in the coming 2013 year. It is going to be a year for the radicals to get active and in the mainstream, and this album is one step towards having a local grassroots movement in community, culture, and resilience awareness. How are you going to get involved? – Please tell us your passion: email@example.com
Mixing at Hyde Street with Scottie McDeeeee mid November. A rough mix of ‘Downward’ is HERE for you to listen to briefly.
Thank you so much for the support over the years. Inspired to live simple, and strong.
9-29-12 12-3 pm – Come support and hear a free show at the Panhandle, San Francisco – supporting District 5 Supervisor candidate – Julien Davis. Supporting local small businesses, families and community, as well as bikes and public transportation. More info HERE.
I’m working diligently in the studio with some of the best musicians of San Francisco, preparing to make THE 2013 debut album I have been wanting to create my whole life; no pressure or anything! In the meantime as well, I have some great shows for October coming together to keep me on my feet, including many great events with Rock The Bike, and SHAKE YOUR PEACE! Happy Bday to October bday friends – Paul Freedman (October 3rd) and Gabe Dominguez (October 13th) – Make sure you give them a phatty kiss on the cheek!
It is my honor to support with my music the Environmental Group of Marin that teaches classes on GMO food and ways we can live more sustainably. This is happening on October 13th. I should be Biking there, anyone want to ride with and support this organization? email: firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in making the ride October 13th. Tickets are $25 and includes food, music, and drink at the event.
I have taken some video of pre-production but am not too inspired to share it, as I really want to focus on recording and the music. I know sometimes I have to pay respects to this thing we used called technology, as it is my means to connecting with you all. Trying to find the balance. It is amazing how much computer I am using for pre-production, a lot!
Finding the balance.