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 booking@soulgraffiti.info $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/

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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.

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22 Nov 2012, by

December 2012

WWwwwwwwoooooooooow!

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!

with love,

Justin

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5 Nov 2012, by

JAB news

Hello,

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: booking@soulgraffiti.info

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.

Kindly,

Justin

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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: booking@soulgraffiti.info 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.

Justin.

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Thank you all for the support on the funding for the new album. We are excited to be launching into recording new songs. Some GREAT events are coming up in the near future. Jesse Weber and I will be at Peña Pachamama (1630 Powell Street , San Francisco) with special guests Morgan Nilsen and Paul Bertin. 8 pm start time. Then we are off to Gaia Festival to play August 3rd and 5th on the Rock The Bike pedal powered stage. We are also riding there, if you want to come with us, please reserve a spot HERE. 200 Miles in 4 days! Not too hard. We will have a sag wagon available to carry some heavy gear to make it easier on people as well.

All my love!

Justin

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KICKSTARTER WAS SUCCESSFUL AS OF JULY 19TH AT 2 PM. THANK YOU TO ALL THE SUPPORTERS WHO CAME THROUGH TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN. I WILL HAVE MORE GRATITUDE TO SHARE IN THE NEAR FUTURE. MUCH RESPECT, JUSTIN

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Video By: Arthur Woo

Please Donate Here.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/justinancheta/justin-ancheta-band-studio-cd

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Dear Friends/family/loved ones/and all,

My how time flies! 14 More days on the kickstarter campaign! and Here is the low-down. Almost $2,000 of $15,000 has been raised. The average pledge is $50. That means I need 260 more pledges in 14 days to make the goal, or a miracle to happen. If you know of a way for this miracle to happen, Please do so by going to the link HERE. Or passing this link along to a friend, family, or rich stranger: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/justinancheta/justin-ancheta-band-studio-cd/dashboard – Special video updates/songs available when donations happen.

Many many shows coming up and lots happening in music I hope to share with you soon! I’ll be doing 4 shows this weekend, then off to the Oregon Country Fair with my friend Cello Joe to try some Music at the most sought after music event on the west coast, so says the many that I have spoken to. Looking forward!

09-09-2012 Pioneer Park, Nevada City CA Nevada City, CA
MannaFest – Nevada City
Time: 2:00pmAdmission: FREEAge Limit: All AgesVenue Address: 423 Nimrod Street, Nevada City, CAVenue Phone: 530-265-8223
09-08-2012 California Club Auburn, CA
Soul Graffiti Presents: Justin Ancheta
Time: 9:00pmAdmission: $5Age Limit: 21+Venue Address: 1580 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CAVenue Phone: (530) 885-6453Venue Website: http://www.caliclubonline.com/
08-25-2012 The Surf Spot Pacifica, CA
Soul Graffiti Presents: Justin Ancheta – Pacifica CA
Time: 6:00pmAdmission: FREE or Donation to BandAge Limit: All AgesVenue Address: 4627 Pacific Coast Highway , Pacifica, CAVenue Phone: (877) 625-2929
08-05-2012 The Gaia Festival Laytonville, CA
Gaia Festival
Time: 8:00pmAge Limit: All AgesVenue Address: Black Oak Ranch, 50350 Highway 101, Laytonville, CAVenue Website: http://thegaiafestival.com/
08-04-2012 The Gaia Festival Laytonville, CA
Gaia Festival
Time: 8:00pmAge Limit: All AgesVenue Address: Black Oak Ranch, 50350 Highway 101, Laytonville, CAVenue Website: http://thegaiafestival.com/
07-27-2012 Laughing Lotus San Francisco,, CA
Soul Graffiti Presents: Justin Ancheta
Time: 8:00pmAdmission: $10Age Limit: All AgesVenue Address: 3271 16th Street, San Francisco,, CAVenue Phone: (415) 355-1600Venue Website: http://sf.laughinglotus.com/
07-25-2012 Peña Pachamama San Francisco, CA
Oye Productions Presents: Justin Ancheta
Time: 8:00pmAdmission: FREE or Donation to Band – Food and/or Drink PurchaseAge Limit: All AgesVenue Address: 1630 Powell Street , San Francisco, CAVenue Phone: (415) 646-0018Venue Website: http://www.pachamamacenter.org
07-22-2012 Latin Grill Express San Francisco, CA
Justin Ancheta & Friends at the Latin Grill SF
Time: 2:00pmAdmission: FREE or Donation to BandAge Limit: All AgesVenue Address: 993 North Point Street , San Francisco, CAVenue Phone: (415) 345-8512Venue Website: http://www.latingrillexpress.com/
07-15-2012 Oregon Country Fair Veneta, OR
Oregon Country Fair
Time: 8:00pmAge Limit: All AgesVenue Address: 25000 Highway 126, Veneta, OR
07-14-2012 Oregon Country Fair Veneta, OR
Oregon Country Fair
Time: 8:00pmAge Limit: All AgesVenue Address: 25000 Highway 126, Veneta, OR
07-08-2012 Amnesia Bar San Francisco, CA
SongBird and Soul Graffiti Presents
Time: 9:00pmAdmission: $10Age Limit: 21+Venue Address: 853 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CAVenue Phone: 415.970.0012Venue Website: http://www.amnesiathebar.com/Amnesia/Amnesia_-_Home.html
07-07-2012 423 Vermont Street San Francisco, CA 94107 San Francisco, CA
Soul Graffiti Presents: Justin Ancheta – House Concert
Time: 8:00pmAdmission: $10Age Limit: All AgesVenue Address: 423 Vermont Street, San Francisco, CA
07-06-2012 The Club Car Auburn, CA
Soul Graffiti Presents: Justin Ancheta,
Time: 8:00pmAdmission: Suggested $5 do musiciansAge Limit: 21+Venue Address: 836 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA

Hey All,

I have been getting back into the routine of music deep in my life after a short hiatus, of MUSIC, and life. Always playing music, but I am very very focused right now to get things done. Really excited to show my new set up to everyone I meet in Northern Cali shows as well as Hawaii. I’ll be on Oahu visiting family and doing shows from June 4th-14th.

I have some shows coming up in SAN JOSE  June 2nd as well as a midnight Yoga session didge show this Friday. BMF 2012 with SHAKE YOUR PEACE June 23rd – come to the city and ride bikes with us! Then Green Fest June 24th the following day in Grass Valley, JA Band. June seemed to fill up fast, and July – September is getting busy. I am constantly recording, including in about 9 hours with Jonathan in Oakland. Looking forward to sharing with you new songs and inventions of sound art that are flowing through.

Here is a link to some new tunes, including a cover I sang with Joan Baez and another new one for a friend I did for his wedding, “california stars” wilco.

Also, a Bay Rising Tour recap is HERE for more information on how the tour went. More soon!

06-24-2012 Green Life Festival Grass Valley, CA
Green Life Festival – Grass Valley
Time: 2:45pmAdmission: TBAAge Limit: All AgesVenue Address: 11228 McCourtney Road, Grass Valley, CAVenue Website: http://www.greenlifeecofest.org/music/
06-10-2012 Cycle City Honolulu,, HI
Soul Graffiti Presents: Justin Ancheta-Hawaii
Time: 1:00pmAdmission: FREE or Donation to BandAge Limit: All AgesVenue Address: 600 Puuloa Road, Honolulu,, HIVenue Phone: (808) 831-2604Venue Website: http://www.cyclecityltd.com
06-09-2012 Cycle City Honolulu,, HI
Soul Graffiti Presents: Justin Ancheta-Hawaii
Time: 1:00pmAdmission: FREE or Donation to BandAge Limit: All AgesVenue Address: 600 Puuloa Road , Honolulu,, HIVenue Phone: (808) 831-2604Venue Website: http://www.cyclecityltd.com
06-02-2012 The Britannia Arms Cupertino San Jose, CA
Afton Presents: Justin Ancheta Band
Time: 7:00pmAdmission: $9 pre Sale – $13 doorAge Limit: All AgesVenue Address: 1087 S De Anza Blvd. , San Jose, CAVenue Website: http://britanniaarmscupertino.com/
06-01-2012 Laughing Lotus San Francisco, CA
Justin Ancheta Acoustic Didge Set
Time: 10:00pmAdmission: $10Age Limit: All AgesVenue Address: 3271 16th Street , San Francisco, CAVenue Phone: (415) 355-1600Venue Website: http://sf.laughinglotus.com/

Live On Bike 2010

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3 May 2012, by

May – 2012

Hello Friends – Fans – Family!

I am Really Excited to start May off with a warm welcome back to San Francisco by being invited to the International Arts Festival, as well as a new gig down in San Jose. Both shows are very different. The first (May 17th)will be an intimate look into the singer/songwriter of my music, acoustically breaking it down for an evening where I know I will get to show you my soul. San Jose will be a FULL Band show with all the bells and whistles (June 2nd). Please buy your tickets by clicking on the links and support local music! I just got back from Bay Rising 2012 and had an epic adventures with new and old friends, all close to my heart. Here is one of many articles written in regards to the tour. SHAKE YOUR PEACE! and RUPA & THE APRIL FISHES tore it up. Shredding on e-bike extravaganza! More info on www.soulgraffiti.info soon!

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April is upon us and the Rain is falling, healing, and cleaning. I am SO excited about the upcoming months. A lot is going on. I am making some new promo video’s that will be up shortly, working on new and old tunes with a larger arrangement of musicians for festivals and… backyards!

I have a busy early April this month with the JA Band, then going on tour with SHAKE YOUR PEACE! and Rupa & The April Fishes for the BAY RISING tour. Please Join us April 19th – 28th, Ending big at the Independent. Get your tickets early, as it will sell out quick, if not already. Here are some promo video’s for Bay Rising right HERE (Bike surfing) and HERE (SYP rehearsal). I hope to see you at one, or ALL, the shows in the coming months. Keeping positive! with Love, Justin

04-15-2012 Latin Grill SF San Francisco, CA
Justin Ancheta & Friends at the Latin Grill SF
Time: 12:00pmAdmission: FREE or Donation to BandAge Limit: All AgesVenue Address: 933 N Point Street, San Francisco, CAVenue Phone: 415-345-8512
04-14-2012 Galeria de la Raza San Francisco, CA
“Agua Y Fuego” feat. Makru & Justin Ancheta
Time: 7:30pmAdmission: $10-$15Age Limit: All AgesVenue Address: 2857 24th St, San Francisco, CAVenue Website: http://www.facebook.com/jancheta2#!/events/264273153658441/
04-13-2012 The Open Matt Oakland, CA
Soul Graffiti Presents: Justin Ancheta & Orion Freeman
Time: 8:00pmAdmission: $7 DonationAge Limit: All AgesVenue Address: 945 22nd Street, Oakland, CAVenue Website: http://www.theopenmatt.com/
04-12-2012 Flight Lounge San Carlos, CA
Soul Graffiti Presents: Justin Ancheta & Friends
Time: 8:30pmAdmission: FREE or Donation to BandAge Limit: All AgesVenue Address: 971 Laurel St, San Carlos, CA
04-08-2012 Latin Grill SF San Francisco, CA
Justin Ancheta @ The Latin Grill Express
Time: 12:00pmAdmission: FREE or Donation to BandAge Limit: All AgesVenue Address: 933 N Point Street, San Francisco, CAVenue Phone: 415-345-8512
04-07-2012 Mission Arts and Performance Project San Francisco, CA
MAPP event at Black Poppies Mission
Time: 6:00pmAdmission: FREE or Donation to BandAge Limit: All AgesVenue Address: 2601 23rd Street 3rd Floor, San Francisco, CAVenue Website: http://www.14blackpoppies.com/

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8 Mar 2012, by

March Shows.

Hey All,

Thanks so much for keeping in touch with the music and making my life what it is. It is great to see regulars like ‘Amber’ coming out to shows. The support really is amazing. We have been playing weekly at the Latin Grill and we have seen the same people there every Sunday. Great to make a vibe and connection with good food, music, and sangimosa’s. I am learning a lot on Tres, as well as about Cubano music from JW Tunococ. Working on my Rumba guitar rhythms!

Lots of shows this month, and a big one at the RED DEVIL Lounge on March 21st – Wednesday night! – 21+ Come support as we do our final video shoot for the upcoming video promo and kickstarter campaign. We are excited to be featuring new sounds, as well as tightening up some older stuff. Very grateful to be working with great musicians, Jonathan Lazarus, Jesse Weber, Paul Martin, Alex Scammon, Jeremy Kairalla, Paul Bertin, and more! Come celebrate with us. We are in need of some shots of us getting a crowd moving and shaking, that means YOU! Looking forward to March 18th and March 25th at the Latin Grill as well.

ALSO – WE NOW HAVE SG T-SHIRTS AVAILABLE! GET YOURS AT A SHOW OR HERE

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