Saturday, July 10th
Storyfield @ 7pm – admission by donation
King’s Beach, North Lake Tahoe
We are excited to be performing at the 2010 Lake Tahoe Green Fest on July 10th and 11th at King’s Beach.
From Sigba.org: GreenFEST is an education in sustainability with green exhibits from renewable energy, interactive activities for children, and organic food vendors. There will also be beer and wine tasting.
Well, we had a good go of it in the Lilith Fair Contest at OurStage.com, landing at 94/647 female California entrants by the time judging ended last night (that’s the top 15%).
The semi-finals have begun for the top 20, and a winner will be chosen in about a week. Personally, I enjoyed the whole process, from writing and producing with Michael to entering and watching our track rise up the charts. I also received great feedback about our track that I will definitely incorporate before we make it commercially available.
We hope you had a pleasant experience judging the contest and we thank you for your comments, feedback and attention!
P.S. If you want to track the semi-finals in the California category, go here: http://www.ourstage.com/contests/3987-lilith-local-talent-search-los-angeles-san-francisco-and-san-diego
Here is a .pdf you can download and pass along to your friends with instructions on how to vote for our track, “Right Here Now” in the Lilith Fair Contest. We need to get in the top 20 by Monday night!
Here are the instructions:
1) Register at OurStage.com here: http://www.ourstage.com/go/lilithcalifornia
2) Make Catherine your favorite artist by going to this page: http://www.ourstage.com/profile/catherinescholz and clicking the “Make this my Favorite Artist” button.
3) Judge in the San Diego/LosAngeles/SanFrancisco Category as often as you can until Monday night, 9pm PST, 11pm CST, 12am EST. We need to make the top 20 to make the semi-finals.
Judge on OurStage or Judge on Facebook
4) More ways you could help:
– Leave a comment on this page for our track
and “Like” the track while you are logged into Facebook
THANK YOU!! – Catherine and Michael
You can track our progress here:
Either they changed the rules or I was hallucinating, but I just downloaded the official rule sheet from OurStage.com and we need to be in the top 20 to make the semi-finals by Monday night! Impossible? Hardly. With your help, we got this! Here’s how:
If you want to guarantee our track, Right Here Now, will come up at least once a day in your judging process, simply make Catherine Scholz your “favorite artist” by clicking the green button above once, then click it again when you get to the OurStage website.
If you want to guarantee our track, Right Here Now, will come up at least once a day in your judging process, simply make Catherine Scholz your “favorite artist” by clicking the green button above once, then again when you get to the OurStage website.
We’re only 4 spots away from making the semi-finals in the Lilith Fair Competition! Have you been judging online? THANK YOU!!!!
We’re at 117/634 – getting so close to the top 100 – and the top 20 is where we need to be by Monday to make semi-finals. This is so exciting to think we have a shot at playing at Lilith Fair on July 5th in San Francisco. The thought of putting together a band and rehearsing a full set, then performing for thousands on people seems like it’s actually within reach!
Would you be willing to spend 20 minutes or more judging tracks until Monday to help us reach the semi-finals? If you get to our track, take a screenshot and send it to us and we will send you some goodies!
Another couple of ways you could help:
If you have been judging online,
We would like to know more about your experience:
1) How much time have you spent listening to and judging tracks?
2) Have you come across our track, “Right Here Now“? If so, how many times?
3) What do you think of the music you are hearing from other artists?
Leave your response here as a comment.
Lilith Fair Contest Update: our track has slid to 365/566!
Can you help? Here’s an incentive for taking some time out of your schedule to help us out.
1) Follow this direct link to judge tracks in the California category
2) Judge tracks until you get to Right Here Now
3) Take a screenshot of the page (how-to tutorial here)
4) Email the screenshot image to firstname.lastname@example.org with your mailing address.
5) We will send you an autographed Whirlwind Girl CD and 2 brand new releases, Right Here Now and You Are Loved (new world-fusion dance track – yummy!).
Thanks so much for your support!
Stay tuned to my Facebook page for more frequent updates!
We submitted our track, “Right Here Now” to the 2010 Lilith Fair Local Talent Search: California at OurStage.com Friday afternoon, about 3 hours before the judging officially started. Within 2 days, our track jumped from 580/580 entries to 204/580!
If you would like to have an influence on how this contest turns out, you may begin judging tracks yourself at OurStage.com in the California category. The judging process will be happening all month-long. Here are the rules for judging:
You may also track our ranking in the contest directly on the OurStage website.
The San Fransisco winner will perform at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA on July 5. 2010. Thanks for your support and stay tuned to my blog, my email list, and/or Facebook for updates!
The Lilith Fair Local Talent Search has extended the entry deadline to May 22nd, though judging on OurStage.com will begin on May 1st, 2010. They have also narrowed the playing field by region so I will be competing with other artists from California and Hawaii instead of the whole world and if selected, I would be performing in San Francisco, Los Angeles or San Diego.
We have been producing our new song, “Right Here Now” at SunSound Studios and recently, one of our fans, Christopher Taylor, strongly encouraged us to consider uploading “Whirlwind Girl” for our contest entry. What do YOU think? Leave us a comment.
Michael Logue and I have put in some more hours on Right Here Now, the track we are submitting at the end of this month for the Lilith Fair Contest on OurStage.com. Give this new version of Right Here Now a listen and let us know your thoughts here on my blog. Last time we posted a sample, we got some great, practical feedback from Barry Friedman (shorten the intro.) and Julie Maria Madrona (less reverb on the vocals). Thanks for listening and sharing the production process with us! Here is the new sample of Right Here Now (version 2):[audio:RightHereNowV2.mp3]
Enjoy! – Catherine and Michael
– Lilith co-founder and main stage headliner Sarah McLachlan
Corinne Bailey Rae
Mary J. Blige
Tegan and Sara
A Fine Frenzy
Grace Potter and the Nocturnals
Marina and the Diamonds
For more information about the tour, visit LilithFair’s website.
For more information about the contest, visit OurStage.com.
(update 5.29.10: Semi-Finals are almost over for the top 20)
Announcing… I am entering a contest at OurStage.com to compete for a spot on the 2010 Lilith Fair tour. If you would like to see me and my band perform live on the Lilith Fair Tour, please consider giving some of your time and attention over the next few months in the judging process. This would involve registering at OurStage.com, then visiting the site over the next few months to listen and judge in the Lilith Fair category.
Currently, we are leaning towards entering the song, “Right Here Now” and we would love to hear your thoughts. Please contribute your thoughts as a comment here on my blog.
Listen to “Right Here Now”:
If you are excited about this and would like to begin the process and register now, you may do so here: http://www.ourstage.com/register?register_as_fan=true. And please mark your calendar: judging at OurStage will officially begin on May 1st, 2010.
Many thanks for your support!
I am excited to share this preview sample of “Right Here Now” with you. This song is being recorded at SunSound Studios in Grass Valley, CA. Enjoy the expanded slow rock feel with vocal harmonies and lyrics that remind us to stay present.[audio:new_scratches/RightHereNowSample.mp3]
This song is going to be on the next album.
Sometimes she speaks without making a sound.
Sometimes she screams so loud it shakes the clouds.
Oh, but she’s right here now.
Sometimes I feel like a ghost in this town.
Sometimes I feel like an angel flying around.
Oh, but I’m right here now.
Sometimes he floats away from the light.
Sometimes he shines like a star in the night.
Oh, but he’s right here now.
Announcing: I have been asked to perform “Right Here Now” live at the upcoming See Jane Do Passion into Action Conference to be held at the Holiday Inn Express in Grass Valley on Saturday, January 23rd, 2010. The song is currently being co-produced with Michael Logue at SunSound Studios and “Right Here Now” will be available on compact disc at the conference. Samples of the track will be available on my website soon and MP3’s will be also available for purchase as well. Check out the video of a live performance of “Right Here Now” with co-writer, Michael Logue at the See Jane Do Soiree last year (it’s about 22 minutes into the video).
Here is my first attempt at making music for all you dancers out there…
Special thanks to Michael Logue for guidance with some of the more advanced aspects of audio engineering!
Feeling the muse speaking and recorded some new music tonight. Listen here:[audio:PianoClarinetMusette1.mp3]