A new SB.Com has shimmied out of it's cocoon and landed smack-dab in the middle of your screen-life.
Whether you arrived unceremoniously or flew to meet us, there is love for you here. Welcome!
Happy Spring, Beloveds!
Oh, how I wish I had scheduled a return to Texas for RIGHT NOW!! The wildflowers are early and CRAZY-GORGEOUS this year!
Iowa travels in June - host a house concert!
Consider hosting a house concert for Sharon as the warmer weather arrives and the desire to socialize ramps up toward summer. House concerts are a perfect way to bring the concert to YOU - right in your own home or yard, with your loved ones there to share in the one-of-a-kind memories. You'd be surprised at how many people can comfortably fit into your living room or backyard, and - if you've never experienced this type of show - how incredibly wonderful a house show is. Drop us a line if you'd like to be a host, we'll walk you through the details.
SisterSpace Nominates Sharon Bousquet for the Inaugural Virginia Giordano Memorial Fund
Here is what Jo-Ann McIntyre, SisterSpace Board President, shared with us about Virginia and the fund:
"Virginia was one of the most prolific producers of women's music. She shaped the women's music movement in NYC and beyond. Her influence on local and national artists and the music scene was incalculable. Since her untimely passing in 2014, there has been a wish to create a foundation or fund that would help to continue her work and honor her legacy. We are finally able to bring that dream to fruition in conjunction with the Virginia Giordano Memorial Fund and SisterSpace Weekend Women's Festival.
The goal of the Fund, especially from here on out, is to support up and coming artists and those who play more intimate spaces, by giving them performance and networking opportunities. We have selected you in the hopes that you will help us represent and honor this amazing woman who gave so much of herself to helping artists and their careers throughout the years. In return, we ask that you pay it forward by suggesting other artists for future nominations and by helping to spread the word about the Fund. Together we can form a base for an eventual community and network of artists who will carry on her legacy and keep continuing to help each other up."
I am grateful and so appreciative of Virginia's work over many years, of SisterSpace for providing women-only spaces that create community, offering women opportunities for sharing our complex and fruitful lives with one another. Thank you!!
East Coast Shows
Those in the Wilmington/Newark DE area, I play first and second Sundays monthly at the Center for Spiritual Living Delaware (.com) where I serve as the Music Director. If you consider yourself "spiritual rather than religious", you may find yourself at home with us. If Spirit-mindedness isn't your thing, click on the "shows" tab to see the calendar. Taking a break from a full performing calendar and the booking beast has been good for my clarity. I'm excited to return to more music, more of the time.
My strongest intention for Late Fall/Winter 2019 is to return to Western Europe. I am called - continually called - to return across the water and play. Once a songwriter tastes the way the Dutch listen and ask insightful, startling questions about your lyrics... the wholly enthralled appreciation for songwriters that runs through the entire region from Germany to Holland, England to Ireland and Wales....well. That seed has grown. More on this soon!
New Biz Address Coming Soon
Love Buzz Music is now based in Elkton, MD. We are 10 minutes to the college town of Newark, DE and 7 minutes to the historical town of Elkton, MD. There are goats, a horse, some cats and a dog or two. The four-leggeds bring us lots of laughter, except the frisky and always-hungry pygmy goat Laverne who, if I'm honest, scares me! She's got horns on that there mischievous head and isn't afraid to wield them. Wide berth duly noted. We are close to my work at CSL Delaware in Wilmington, and close to my mom (West Chester) and sister (Arden DE). Life is good.
Photos and Lyrics
Per your request, 2019 will find Sharon's photographs and song lyrics with a new address at sb.com. Now, to carve out the time and create those pages. Thank you for your interest in art in all it's forms.
Thought of the Day:
If the reason that we want what we want
is because we think we'll be happier in the having of them,
why not let HAPPY be the goal and let Life/The Universe/Everything take care of the rest.
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