Be sure to find out about the Composer/Improv sessions in Berkeley, CA in 2006-2007
Listen to Previous Shows
Write or call!
This was a weekly gathering of people
hear local musicians and
spoken-word artists performing original, powerful pieces. [listen]
Now is the time to express our emotions, our stories, our thoughts
music and spoken word. We need to share in community, we need to hear
other, and rejoice in art and music. Expressing the personal will
affect the global.
We fight bureaucracy with silliness.
We stop war with song.
We combat hopelessness with hope.
Update: More Shows!
June 2, 9, 16, and 30. See the schedule
The Berkeley Fellowship
has graciously agreed to co-sponsor these events with us. This will
allow us to continue making beautiful music at their wonderful hall.
Visit their website
for more community and events.
Also many people have remarked on how wonderful the hall is. Contact
them if you wish to rent the hall for private or community events. Tell
'em LiveAndUnplugged.org sent you!
MP3 files updated: Listen to the May
MP3 files updated: Listen to the April
The April 21 event was a smash success. Don't take my word for it
-- listen for yourself: April
21st show. I've posted all the
MP3 recordings of people who wanted to be published
here. Also, check out the April
$*#@!^%$ Brittany Spears and the Backstreet Boys ain't got nothin' on
this. Pull down
these MP3s and get some quality music in your life, not that schlock
corporation$ who killed Napster. This is beautiful, original, live and
at its best!
the series continues, it will evolve ....
From our first gathering on April 7th,
people who came were most excited about the less amplified performances
in the wonderful
acoustics of the BFUU hall. The impromptu jams, the group
harmonizations, the sharing and listening -- these led us
to want future Live and Unplugged events to be truly unplugged.
(Amplified instruments still welcome.)
Performances in Berkeley, CA:
Thursday, September 15 7:00 PM
Thursday, September 29 7:00 PM
Listen to previous performances
June 2 [listen]
April 7 [listen]
April 21 [listen]
April 28 [listen]
May 19 [listen]
Berkeley :: [ Map
|| Berkeley Live and
Unplugged was hosted by Berkeley
Berkeley singer/songwriter Lauren Renee
and Berkeley/Tahoe playwright, poet and author Wendi Olson,
with generous support from the Berkeley
Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists.
to perform at an event?
Write or call!
a studio album/CD
with a band, depicting an Orwellian future under the Bush junta, which
was performed for three shows in Berkeley
complete with staging
, dancers, and costumes, also a solo swing-state tour. The album
a song about the troops coming home.
for cartoons, songs, MP3s, photos, stories, and poems.
Berkeley/Tahoe Poet, Playwright, Author, Singer
is currently working on a production of her latest play Nature
and a series of new illustrated books.
||Lauren Renee Hotchkiss
Projects: Lauren works on her vast body of original music, and plays
regularly for services at the Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian