Summer rolls on, and the madness continues in the backyard, where a studio is trying to rise out of the hot North Texas clay….
We’re playing shows across Texas for the next few weeks before we spread our tiny wings and take flight once more. I’m super excited to be returning to the Mucky Duck in Houston and playing with my very good friends from Demitasse and Salim Nourallah. More info on the shows page! Also, last week I did a show at home via Concert Window and you can see a highlight of it below. This is “New Year,” a new song that will make it onto the next album. It’s my anthem to not giving up.
I also did a house concert in Austin with SoFar Sounds (video coming) and a house concert with the lovely Aimee Bobruk (thanks Aimee!). It’s been great to see so many faces that I’ve been missing.
This photo was taken by Elizabeth Hedley, a high goal polo photographer, shooting in CA, FL, NY, SC, WY and beyond and now establishing herself in Austin as a portrait photographer.
Photo Credit: E. Hedley
We’re adding new shows all the time so make sure you are signed up on the mailing list and I’ll keep you posted. Facebook ain’t always great about passing on my missives to you, as maybe you’ve noticed by now.
Love and more love,
It feels so good to say y’all again and know that someone will understand me.
That, of course, means we’re back in Texas for a bit, and we’ve had some great shows since we’ve been home! Fresh off the plane, we played at the AT&T Performing Arts Center with the fantastic Daniel Markham, who will be joining us on electric guitar whenever possible.
AT&T Performing Arts Center, May 2014. Photo courtesy of Neff Connor, copyright 2014.
We also played down at the Liquid Lounge, and I did a solo set during the inaugural edition of the Dallas Indie Festival, held practically in my backyard down at White Rock Lake. So cool to be able to walk to a gig.
These are my favorite shoes, long and skinny and teal.
We’re working on a lot of different projects right now. In a few weeks we’ll release some of the tunes that we recorded in Denmark with The Sentimentals, and hopefully by the end of the summer, we’ll be back in the studio. I have enough material now to work on at least two solo records and maybe a covers record too, so new music is coming soon. I’m also going to try to be better about just releasing things digitally in order to get them out there sooner.
In the meantime, come out and see us at a show in Texas this summer, and whenever possible, we’ll hit the road and come find you wherever you are. We’ve got a show coming up July 23 at a new listening room in town, Vagabond, and we’re stoked. Trio show in a cozy room with great food and killer drinks. See you there! Did I mention it’s FREE?
love and fireflies,
I’m getting organized for an awful lot of touring in 2013, and I need to make some room in my storage unit.
Until December 31, you can buy ANY of my albums for $5 directly from me. Build up your back catalog! Shipping is FREE in the US and $5-10 internationally (depending on how many albums you purchase).
You can buy any combination of albums – want 5 Christmas CDs? Done! Want to stock up on a few of my early album for friends? Easy. Just click on the Paypal button below! In the “notes to seller” section, just tell me which CDs you’d like (title(s) and quantity). You can find my catalog listed here.
**UPDATE** “Sparkler” is now sold out.
Thanks for giving my storage unit a breather!
xoxo – vanessa
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This is my first full band show in Texas in nearly three years. Wowsers.
We’re going to be on tour in Europe this summer, so this is the only chance to see the band in the USA until October!
Get your buns to this show!
xoxo – vp
Perfect for the fridge, binder, car bumper, or guitar case in your life!
Stickers came in the mail today! They are ready to be a part of your life and are FREE at a show or as part of a pre-order of the new album. YES! -v
Nothing like a few days of torrential downpour, hail, and deafening thunder to make you appreciate a little sunshine. Great glowing ball in the sky, I’m awfully happy to see you again.
Speaking of sunbursts: there’s a new tee design! It’s got a cool sunburst on it.
- snazzy new Vanessa Peters tees as modeled by all-together too cool kids.
You can order yours through BandCamp as part of the pre-order of the new album. If you have any questions about colors, fit, sizing, or my favorite kind of tea, feel free to send me an email.
love and sunbursts!