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McCabe’s and other upcoming events…

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Rehearsal’s have been in full swing

…and we are getting really excited to bring a new twist to the songs on the the album.  With a pared down band (myself, Vito, and MB Gordy), the songs have a very different feel and I think you all are really going to enjoy it.

McCabes is one of those classic LA venues for acoustic music, where I’m pleased to have been asked to open for Plainsong, a British country rock/folk rock band, formed in early 1972 by Ian (later Iain) Matthews, formerly of Fairport Convention and Andy Roberts, previously of The Liverpool Scene.

This is my first time performing there and as you know first impressions are very important.

So, here’s my ask:
Come on out on Sunday night and help fill the house so we get asked back, I’m certain you won’t be disappointed!
https://www.mccabes.com/2017/04/03/plainsong-featuring-iain-matthews-and-andy-roberts/

COMING SOON:
YOUR CHANCE TO WIN A GODIN GUITAR

I am excited to let you know that Godin Guitars have partnered with me to give away one of their beautiful Art & Lutherie line guitars.
We are still working out all the final details, but be on the lookout in the next few days for an email about how you can win!

COMING EVENTS
April 22, 2017 (Earth Day)
Evening Concert

$20.00 in advance  –   $25.00 at the door
(with Vito Gregoli and MB Gordy)
https://www.paypal.me/KAHaynes

ON THE ROAD IN ARIZONA

TUSCON, ARPIL 27 – GALACTIC CENTER 7:30P
MESA, APRIL 28 – CENTER FOR SPIRITUAL LIVING, 7:30P
SEDONA, APRIL 29 – UNITY CENTER, 7:30P
SEDONA, APRIL 30 – UNITY CENTER (WORKSHOP) 2:30-4:30P

SATURDAY, MAY 6
SACRED SONG CIRCLE RETURNS

…and I’m very excited to let you know we have a beautiful new location
Rising Lotus Yoga Studios
Sherman Oaks

A spacious and beautiful room where we can gather in sacred circle to lift our voices in song reconnecting to the fifth chakra, and aligning with our true voice.
Easy to get to and plenty of parking!

(bring a backjack if you would like one)

Copyright © 2017 Wise Old Owl Records, All rights reserved.

Well, that was totally epic! October 1st at Full Circle Venice

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Well, that was totally epic!


Thank you to everyone who came out!
I am it total disbelief of how you all came out and celebrated with me!

STANDING ROOM ONLY??? FLOOR SEATING????
Just wow….. I am truly speechless and in humble gratitude that I get to do something I absolutely love and that you all love it too.

Big gratitude to the band of Eleven:
Jesus Florido – violin
Larry Steen – bass
Christo Pellani – drums/percussion
Michel Tyabji – percussion
Jeff Andrews – dulcimer/kartals
George Landress – keyboard, techie stuff
Joanne Lazzaro – flutes
Elinor Sitrish – vocals
Nichol Joy Chase – vocals
…and my partner in crime
Vito Gregoli – musical director/guitars

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KIMBERLY HAYNES LIVE AT FULL CIRCLE VENICE OCT 1, 8P

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bright-star-photo2Please join me for one night as I take my new album into a live performance venue for the first time ever.

The evening will be a dynamic, uplifting, and interactive experience thriving on the energy of music, joy, and community in styles ranging from acoustic pop and world beat to meditative journeys.

October 1, 8pm ~ FULL CIRCLE VENICE

Buy tickets HERE

 

We will gather to celebrate the release of the album and in support of an organization near and dear to my heart…

ALL profits from this event directly to Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services (www.didihirsch.org).  
This beautiful organization has been providing quality mental health and substance abuse treatment in Southern California since 1942, with 11 centers throughout Los Angeles and Orange counties, offering a variety of services to adults, seniors, families, children, military families where stigma or poverty might limit access, including:
  • crisis counseling
  • substance abuse and prevention
  • suicide crisis line
  • trauma counseling
  • school programs in under-priviliged areas
  • and much more.
I have personally benefited from this organization at one of the darkest times of my life.  
My life was quite literally saved.
I am taking this opportunity to give back.

“Kimberly Haynes has made something here that is truly wonderful in all aspects of its creation, one can create a beautiful album, but it’s even more special when that creation is born from the passion of a heart felt truth. Vito Gregoli has done a supreme job in producing this release and using the talents of Tina Malia, Christo Pellani, Peter Kater, Jesus Florido and Byron Metcalf was a stoke of utter genius, if this album isn’t a massive global hit, there is no justice in the music business anymore, this is an album that everyone should have.”  ~~ Steve Sheppard, One World Music

“Kimberly’s music harmoniously weaves inspirational heart-felt lyrics into a rich tapestry of world instruments to create poetic reflections of her inner landscape.  
The spectrum of her pure and passionate vocal performance evokes both the tenderness of a mother’s touch and the ancient feminine power of a tribal priestess singing her truth”. ~Natascha Wilczek

“Haynes’ gentle, soothing, wistful, and haunting voice reaches resplendent passions…At every point, sincerity rings through, and the two constituents, the vocal and instrumental elements, serve as bolsters to each other in the subtlest but most suffused of ways…not only are her deliveries satiny and mellifluous but this woman boasts excellent compositional skills as well, the lion’s share of the cuts.”
– Veritus Vampirus – The Rude-imentary Truth

BUY TICKETS HERE

The band: Vito Gregoli (co-producer/musical director); Christo Pellani (percussion); Larry Steen (bass); Nichol Chase (vocals); Joanne Lazzaro (flutes); Jesus Florido (violin); Benjamin Malcolm (Didjeridu); Michel Tyabji (percussion); and other guest artists you won’t want to miss.

www.MusicMedicineWoman.com

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BHAKTIFEST!

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FB-BHAKTIFEST-POST-1Come to magical Joshua Tree, CA for the yoga and music experience of a lifetime!
*** It’s set to be cooler than usual at a balmy 90 degrees ****

Join me for a special hour of songs and sound healing on the Hanuman stage ~~
Friday ~~ 8.30pm
Saturday ~~ 7pm
The awesome band: David Vito Gregoli, Nichol Joy Chase, Dave Cipriani, Jamie Papish and a few other surprises…

“Whether it is soft and sweet like a lover’s words in your ear, or rocking it with power and passion, there is an authenticity in Kimberly’s singing that makes you feel that this is someone who has experienced the highs and lows of life and uses them all to deliver her songs with heart and soul.

~Michael Diamond, Music and Media in Focus

*******CONTACT ME FOR DISCOUNTED TICKETS*******

In addition, I will be supporting these wonderful artists:

Thursday, 10a: Jacob Duran, main stage
Sunday, Noon:  Johanna Beekman, main stage
Sunday, 2p:  Krishna’s Kirtan

and other add-ons to be announced!

 

WHAT: Bhakti Fest West
WHEN: Thursday, September 8 thru Sunday, September 11 2016
WHERE: Held at Joshua Tree Retreat Center – 59700 29 Palms Hwy, Joshua Tree, CA 92252.
*******CONTACT ME FOR DISCOUNTED TICKETS*******
MORE INFO: http://west.bhaktifest.com/

Bhakti Fest is a 6 Day Transformational Music | Dance | Yoga Festival which celebrates the devotional path with its roots in Yoga, Kirtan and Meditation. Since 2009, for six days each September, we have featured the best Yoga Teachers, Kirtan Musicians, and Workshop Leaders in the world.

It embraces ancient and modern sacred wisdom and traditional and non-traditional spiritual practices. The festival is a vehicle for evolution of human consciousness through a heart-centered revolution.

THE DAY OF AWAKENING IS HERE!!!

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Yay Team “Awaken Me”!!!!

WE DID IT!!!!

The album has officially dropped is widely available!

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AMAZON,   ITUNES,   SPOTIFY,   SOUNDCLOUD

…and anywhere else you can think of!

So proud of this cooperative achievement with such awesome people!

Thank you VITO!  You are #1!  I couldn’t have done it without you – nor would I want to. Your musical genius exploded on this album!

Thank you SUZANNE Doucet!  Your have been my true north.  A guiding light.  Deep and lasting appreciation for you.

Thank you to all the MANY truly superb musicians who gave their talent and time to making this album truly great.

Thank you GEORGE Landress & RICKY Kej for the making the product sparkle and shine in the end game.

Thank you ROD Linnum, CLAY Pasternak, MICHAEL Diamond, RANDALL Davis, and GREG Steffan… for promoting the album so earnestly!”

 and lastly but FAR from least…. Thank you, BRIAN – you are the foundation from which it all springs and I love you and appreciate you more than you could possibly know. 🙏🏻

PROMO PIC RANDALL #1

 

“Whether it is soft and sweet like a lover’s words in your ear, or rocking it with power and passion, there is an authenticity in Kimberly’s singing that makes you feel that this is someone who has experienced the highs and lows of life and uses them all to deliver her songs with heart and soul”

Michael Diamond
– Music and Media Focus

 

www.MusicMedicineWoman.com

 

“Awaken Me” Pre-Sale on Amazon Now!

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Yes, family and friends! It’s here!
I have put the last two years of my life, all my heart and soul, into the making of this album.
It is now in physical form and can be in your hands in just a few weeks.

Advance sales give the album a chance to be charted, so if you are considering buying a CD, for yourself or as gifts for others, please do so now by clicking on the picture below 🙂

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iTunes will be happening this week, too!
The international radio/print promotion begins today!

Keep your ear on the radio for tracks from the album.
I’m very excited to see what happens as the album starts getting played and reviewed.

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CD RELEASE PARTY
OCTOBER 1, 2016

PLEASE put it on your calendar.
Team “Awaken Me” is still working out the details, but definitely plan to be there!
More on this soon!

In gratitude always,

Kim

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Save the Date

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Hi everyone!
Another month has passed in record speed!

Much has happened, as usual!

First!
I will be singing June 18 at Bhakti Yoga Shala to ring in the Summer Solstice with Neil Martin and Kalakar!
Please come out and play 🙂

Summer Solstice at BYS in Santa Monica June 18, 2016

On to album news!
Wanting it to be as perfect a reflection of my vision as possible, I decided to push from a spring release to a summer release.  This helped me breathe and stop panicking.
Phew!
The street release date is AUGUST 19!  We have a date folks 🙂

With that decision things loosened up and everything fell perfectly into place, along with some great surprises too!

As I mentioned before, we already have both physical and digital distribution, which in itself is awesome!
We also now have a radio promotion scheduled for July/August!
I’m now working with an awesome creative marketing strategist, Suzanne Doucet, who is helping direct this ship of dreams.  She has mad skills (developed over 30 years in the business) and also really believes in the project.

I FINALLY found the right graphic artist to design the album!
Phew!  (Thanks to John and Joni for totally hooking me up).

We have final mixes on all but the last two tunes!!!  THIS IS BIG!
George the genius, along with Vito, made it seem effortless.
Thanks you guys!  Really sounds awesome!

So, with only about 15 days left to finalize all the music before it “goes to print” and is digitally released to all of you, we are listening, listening…. and listening some more to be sure we have done everything we can to make it amazing 🙂
Oh, and while also still creating and finishing up the final two tracks!!!! Yikes!
Nothing like a deadline!!

In any case, you can expect your digital copies by the end of June!
Those of you expecting physical CD’s, I should have them on their way to you in July.

In other exciting album news: 15 copies of a pre-release version of the album (minus the final two songs I’m currently finishing up) is off to France!  Suzanne Doucet is hand carrying them into MIDEM (billed as the leading international business event for the music ecosystem) for international distribution!  Woo-hoo!

Here the magic elves helped me package the materials for shipping 🙂

Meantime, here’s a little clip from the Sound Dome at ShaktFest this year. I was thrilled to have been invited to perform at my first festival in both the Sound Dome and also on the main stage!  AND also secured an invitation for BhaktiFest in September.  Summer in the desert….. fun…..  so for those of you willing to brave the furnace, I will have reduced price tickets available

Summer is right around the corner folks!  Happy Summer Solstice 🙂

Thank you so much for being a part of this defining chapter of my book of life!
Can’t wait to share the finished product 🙂

Happy Summer Solstice everyone!

Spring is Here!

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I love the feel of Spring!

Seeing Mother Nature bursting forth with her finest colors and sweetest fragrences is truly inspiring!

Last week at the Bhakti Yoga Shala in Santa Monica, Neil Martin invited me to join a group of amazing musicians to welcome in the Spring Equinox and also celebrate the birthday of on of our favorite percussionists ever, Christo Pellani.

 We all had such a blast! Neil Martin, Amita Stark, Daniel Stewart, Christo Pellani, Eddie Young, Vito Gregoli, Jesus Florido, Shervin Boloorian, Daniel Tyler Pohnke

Since ‘AWAKEN ME’ was released last Monday, we already have almost 600 listens!  Warms my heart to know that my mission of music as medicine is being received in the world 🙂

I’m getting pretty excited about the big release of the whole album coming up in just a few months.

Meanwhile ~~ back in the studio/office, things are starting to get busier in the planning and strategizing stages for the release.

talks with photographers and graphic artists for the cover art, and the team of people who will steward the album out into the world with me.

Its a bit intimidating, so I’m just putting one foot in front of the other and trusting the unfolding.

On the creative side, Vito and I continue to fine tune and put finishing touches on the existing songs.

Next week we will jump into the final two tracks that still need birthing in the studio 🙂

I got to sing ‘Awaken Me’ live for the first time, too!  And with such a great band!

CHECK OUT THE VIDEO!

On a personal note,

Spring break for the Haynes boys has been a blast with a different playdate everyday!

they have an abundance of buddies.

It makes me feel so good to see them enjoying their young lives with such abandon.  But, honestly?  I’m ready for them to go back to school!  LOL!!

Until the next time….

enjoy the flowers and the beautiful Spring lightness of being 🙂

Awaken Me – New Single Release!

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 Hi everyone!

 Wow!  I can’t believe its been over a month since my last blog!   And so much has happened, too!

On March 4, “Light of My Soul” went to #3 on the SoundCloud singer/songwriter charts and I was totally wowed.

BUT THEN…. it went to #1 on March 5 and stayed there for a whopping 10 days.

LOMS has now reached almost 1million people!  Exciting stuff!

The SoundCloud page is now filled with really beautiful reviews from people all over the world who have now heard ‘Light of My Soul.’

It’s really moving for me to read.

I’m also honored to have been invited to contribute a composition to the Sounds from the Circle VIII, the 8th New Age Musik Circle album.

For the past 7 years Suzanne Doucet, internationally renowned New Age artist/consultant and founder of the international social network – New Age Musik Circle Forum – together with her associate Beth Ann Hilton have released an MP3 compilation album, touted as one of the year’s most significant releases in the new age music genre and sub-genres, including ambient, chill out, instrumental, meditation, nature, solo piano, space, world music, and now, vocals!
Suzanne Doucet at newagemusic.com

Promoter and publicist Beth Ann Hilton at TheBCompany.com.
Suzanne will choose between LOMS or my NEW single, AWAKEN ME, set to release on Monday!  Just in time for the Spring Equinox!  Here’s the cover!

Speaking of  AWAKEN ME!  This song was such a joy to create and I’m really excited to share it with you all.

The melody and words came through during a meditation and really stuck in my heart.

I brought it to Vito and he said, ‘well, let’s lay down a scratch track and see what’s there.’ As we listened back, we both started to feel inspiration moving.  Vito suggested we send it the perfect guy to set the tone for us.

The incomprable Byron Metcalf (www.ByronMetcalf.com) worked with my scratch vocal and novice frame drum track to create a really hypnotic rhythmic pulse.

Vito (www.DharmapalaRecords.com) added some super sweet guitar tracks.

Aeb Byrne (Aebness.com) brought in her two hang drums and tracked out some gorgeous melodic ear candy to compliment the multi-layered vocals.

This was a super fun song to build and I can’t overstate Vito’s excellent production skills in making it go off flawlessly.

AWAKEN ME is totally different than anything else I have done so far and I’m really excited about the release on Monday.

 

I do hope you’ll love it.  Look for it on iTunes!

Speaking of iTunes!

PLEASE take a moment to go in a leave a review on iTunes and/or Amazon.

Every review helps to improve visibility.

Here’s how you can help:

  • ITUNES:  ,

    • Search my name

    • Click on the song ‘Light of My Soul’ and ‘Awaken Me,’

    • Click on rate/review,

    • Leave a 2 or 3 line review – or, even one word 😉

  • Amazon, click here.

So, that’s the update, friends.

Thanks for visiting and following the progress of LOMS.

Bright blessings for a beautiful transition from Winter to Spring!

Kim

Now on Pandora!!!

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Howdy everyone!

This train I’m on is running on its own steam and really moving!

I’m just riding along, looking out the window in amazement!

THIS was the view this morning!!

 

WOW!!

On the other side of a week of GRAMMY parties, this was pretty cool!

You know…. I was just planning on making a little album for the sake of  doing of it….

but it seems it might be going a bit farther out than Casa Carmelina!  LOL!!  I’m really thrilled!

Please celebrate with me by going to Pandora to:

  • listen

  • like

  • share/publish/buy

LIKING is very important for the song to get traction.

 

So, HERE’S WHAT YOU DO:

Type in my name or “Light Of My Soul”, listen, when the song comes up, click the thumbs up.

Yippeeeeeeeeee!!!

****Meanwhile, back in the studio****

we are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.

8 of 10 songs are fully fleshed out and nearing the mixing stage.  Two more are in development with a clear idea of direction.

I’m having so much fun creating and I really am feeling excited about sharing the work with you all.

I’m super proud of what i’m hearing back.

as captain of the ship, vito gregoli, is calling in amazing talent and using his mad skills at the board.  in these last three weeks since the last update, we’ve shared the studio with some amazing contributors to the album:

Jesus Florido, virtuoso violinist, came in and blew the roof off my song ‘Navigating’!

i’m totally wow-ed with the song at this point.

remembering back to those quiet moments alone when i wrote it out of the depths of my own becoming….

its a pretty amazing experience to hear it now, i’ll tell ya!

Check out this video!

 

Ryan Martin, my dear friend and super talented soul, came in with some sweet sounds on a song that is also very close to my heart.

Well, let’s face it…. they all are! LOL

 

Aeb!!!!

Multi-talented Mistress of the hang drum, made heavenly sounds on a song that is meant to be a magic carpet ride to center of your heart 🙂

She rocked it and i’m totally loving the vibe.

 

Ken Stacey!!!

Super fun times with Ken yesterday in his studio as he layed down some gorgeous vocals for us!

You have heard his dulcet tones from his days with Ambrosia, Michael Jackson, Elton John, to name just a few   😉

He made it all so easy and seamless.

Really excited to get it all layed out with the lead vocal.

it truly is amazing to be working with talent of the caliber of these folks.  I’m in awe and gratitude – and just so happy to be working on my OWN life and projects.  It’s been a long time coming for me to take the driver’s seat….  it’s def a little scary, but I recognize that there is no other way at this point.  And, the unseen world seems to be showing great support as everything flows along so effortlessly 🙂 the obstacles have been few and far between.

In other news!  YOu may remember I mentioned in the last blog that I had been invited to co-write a song and then make the video with a powerhouse group of folks!  More on that soon, but here’s a fun pic from the shoot:

So!!  That’s a wrap for today!  Thanks for checking in 🙂

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