Archive for Gigs

New Music Videos from The Phoenix and Production Updates

The studio session at Ancient Wave went so smoothly, which is not surprising given the level of skill and talent I had the privilege of working with! Here are some new live performances from The Phoenix Taphouse open mike on May 25, 2023. Hope to see you at my upcoming show there on June 24th! RSVP to LMK. Included in this playlist: Cactus Flower, Nothing’s Wrong and Movin On. Next step in the production process for “Let This Be Enough” will be adding in bass, dobro and piano/keys and locking in my vocals. The mix already sounds super pro, almost radio-ready. Check out the photos taken by John Taber.

Live performance at The Phoenix TapHouse June 24th Grass Valley

On Saturday June 24th from 6-8pm I will be doing a live set at the new Phoenix TapHouse in Grass Valley, CA. The Phoenix is a new hotspot, serving fresh local beers on tap as well as southern-syle meals. Try their chili!

I played a few songs at their open mike night recently and enjoyed meeting new people and hearing some fresh tunes. They have been working hard at generating buzz about their offerings. Invite your friends and RSVP on Facebook here:


Hope to see you there!

Singer-Songwriter Showcase at Wild Eye Pub May 18th

Catherine Scholz at Wild Eye PubI’m pleased to announce that I will be showcased in a fundraiser for our local radio station, KVMR on Thursday May 18th at the fabulous Wild Eye Pub music venue and restaurant.

There will be four female singer-songwriters and each performer will provide a 30-minute set with time for questions and answers with the audience.

Wild Eye PubI love the Wild Eye Pub! It is run by locals musicians Beth Moore and her husband and it’s truly a labor of love for them. The food is delicious, the beer is local and good times are guaranteed! Tickets are sliding scale $10-$20.

Is there a particular song you would like to hear? Leave a comment and let me know! Hope to see you there. RSVP on Facebook

Videos from The Open Book Show

Videos from The Open Book Show in Grass Valley, CA on March 24, 2016 are now available on YouTube. Here is the playlist:

More videos from the show will be added to this playlist as they are available. Subscribe to my YouTube Channel to receive updates when they are added.



Upcoming Concert: The Open Book Thursday March 24th

RSVP on FacebookI’m excited to announce that I will be playing a full concert on Thursday, March 24th from 7-9pm at The Open Book in Grass Valley, California. I will be performing all-original songs from my two albums, Whirlwind Girl and Right Here Now, as well as some previously unreleased material.

The Open BookLike The Open Book Facebook Page (formerly Tomes Bookstore), is a sweet and intimate listening room, perfect for singer-songwriters and small ensembles. Seating is limited, so you may want to purchase your tickets in advance.

Tickets are on sale now right here on my website. RSVP on Facebook and please share this post with your friends and family, thanks!



Upcoming Performance at Give Peace a Song – International Day of Peace Celebration

Give Peace a Song

My first live performance since the “Right Here Now” CD Release Concert will be on Sunday, September 20th, 2015 at the “Give Peace a Song” event in historic downtown Nevada City, California. Hope to see a great turnout for peace! More about the event from organizer, Lorraine Reich:

In commemoration of the International Day of Peace, the Peace Center of Nevada County hosts a community event to bridge the unrest and violence of the world with our visions for peace and social and environmental justice. The “Give Peace a Song” event provides a platform for local artists to display art that brings art and politics together in most creative ways. There are many reasons why we should care about art — first and foremost because artists have a lot to say, and through their art we are engaged in ways that expand our view of the world. Some say that art necessarily changes the world, but at the very least we are transformed in our thinking, concepts and world views. The program will feature local song writers and musicians sharing with us their expressions on these times with lively songs and music. Performers will include Catherine Scholz, Nory Fussell, the Peace Chorus, Jeffrey Gottesman, Bob Polucha, and more.

There will also be a number of local community leaders who will speak on various topics that impact our world today. Among the speakers are Sharon Delgado, Reinette Senum, Bill Drake, and unconfirmed is Joanna Robinson. The new “Utah Phillips Peace Bench” project will be announced at the event.

The Peace and Justice Center invites all people of faith, conscience, and goodwill in the spirit of nonviolence to come and join in speaking out publicly for an end to war, poverty, and environmental destruction. The event takes place from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Nevada City Veterans’ Hall at 415 N. Pine Street, Nevada City. For more information visit or write The event is free and open to the public, donations gladly accepted, and of course there will be free snacks and beverages.

Summer 2013 Gig Schedule

I’ll be playing at these Nevada County events this summer:

Solstice Party at Casa de AnyaDevi (private party) – June 21st

Grass Valley Downtown Association’s Thursday night markets - July 25th and September 19th

First Friday Art Walk Nevada City - July 5th

Matteo’s Public – 8/14, 8/28, 9/11, 9/25, 10/5, 10/25

California Organics – 8/30

See the Full Event Calendar for all the details

Live at California Organics Restaurant

Come on down to Nevada City’s finest organic restaurant for yummy eats, smooothies, beer/wine, oh yeah, and music! Friday, June 7th from 6:30-8:30pm. RSVP on Facebook

Spring 2013 Update

California Organics Market

It feels good to have a couple of live gigs coming up. Thanks to music promoter and KDVS Davis DJ Karen Carchidi, I’ll be filling in for Juliet Gorbert at California Organics restaurant on Friday May 24th at 6:30pm.

I’ll also be playing a short set at Anya Devi‘s Solstice party on June 21st. Both events are in Nevada City, CA.

I gave my website a lift and made it responsive (it automatically resizes according to the requirements of the browser/device being used). Let me know how it looks for you and your device.

Meanwhile, I am still remixing my 2008 release, Whirlwind Girl. Recently I had the pleasure of recording on The Center for the Arts‘ Steinway grand piano. I tracked on “Nothing’s Wrong” and “Hammer and the Chimes.” Michael Logue did the recording and we are working together to mix in the new sounds. So far they sound incredible! Here are some photos taken by John Taber:

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Photos from Sacred Dance Circle Workshop and Concert

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Sacred Dance Circle and Concert

Happy 2013!

I’m pleased to announce I am returning to the live music scene with a sacred music event in Penn Valley, CA. The Workshop and Concert will happen on February 9th at Dragonfly Yoga Studio. Please RSVP on Facebook if you are planning to attend.

Robert will be leading the dance circle and I will be opening the concert with a 45-minute set of music. Robert’s partner, Juanita will be making the dinner. This will be a lovely event that is guaranteed to touch and heal the hearts of those who are ready and willing to receive.

All are welcome regardless of ability to pay.

Blessings of harmony,


Women’s Writing Salon: details

This Saturday, September 11 starting at 4pm, I have the honor of sharing 3 of my original songs with the Women’s Writing Salon at Sierra Mountain Coffee Roasters in Grass Valley, CA. Here is the order of readers and our bios:

1. Catherine Scholz
2. Ann Keeling
3. Christine Irving
4. Jan Fishler
5. Kirsten Casey
6. Ronnie Paul


1. Catherine Scholz is a singer-songwriter and composer born and raised in the Milwaukee area with a degree in Music from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. She moved to northern California in 1999 and she is currently working on a number of original pieces from a variety of genres: folk, folk-rock, and instrumental ambient dance tracks. She is also eagerly anticipating her 2nd child in late October. Her website is:

2. Ann Keeling is a writer, editor, and personal writing coach who has taught at universities and high schools. Most recently, she taught Creative Writing at Ghidotti Early College High School. Her passion lies in helping students increase their writing mastery and find the brilliance of their unique voice. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College and an MFA in Dance from UCLA. She lives in Grass Valley with her husband, son, and a black-and-white dog.

3. Christine Irving is a poet and playwright. She performs frequently in local venues and is the author of a book of poetry, Be a Teller of Tales and a CD, Originals. Her latest endeavor is a chapbook of poetry entitled, The Naked Man. Her books for children, Prickly Predicaments, Prickly Passages and The Mystery of the Black Madonna are available on Kindle. She is currently working on a novel about Mary Magdalene.

4. Jan Fishler recently completed an adoption memoir, Searching for Jane, Finding Myself. Now, she spends much of her time learning everything she can about marketing books and implementing the various techniques and strategies shes read about. In her free time, Jan walks her golden retriever on the Gracie ditch, kayaks on lower Scotts Flat Lake, and dreams about having her book included in Oprahs book club.

5. Kirsten Casey earned her MA in Creative Writing over 18 years ago, and she continues to work on advanced degrees in mothering, stain removal, and chauffeuring. Occasionally she writes a poem. She lives in Nevada City with her lovely husband, three loud children, and neurotic dog. She would rather be here than anywhere else.

6. Some things never change. Ronnie Paul continues to practice yoga diligently, cook incessantly, write memoirs sporadically and salsa dance flamboyantly. Further more, she still hasnt written her promised cookbook or learned how to text message. Her aspirations include living in a body that never aches or pains and allowing herself to sit and read novels in the afternoon.

Upcoming solo performance: Women’s Writing Salon

My next solo appearance will be at the Women’s Writing Salon in Grass Valley, CA on Saturday, September 11th (re-imagining this date in our history). I will be performing Last Long, Blue Day, Carol Ann (a new upcoming release!) and Whirlwind Girl.

Then I will take a break to bring a new piece of human-life-music into our world around October 26th (that’s code for “baby!”).

Blessings of harmony,


Upcoming show: Tahoe Green Fest

Upcoming Show:

Tahoe Green Fest

Saturday, July 10th
Storyfield @ 7pm – admission by donation

King’s Beach, North Lake Tahoe

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Upcoming gig: Tahoe Green Fest July 10-11

We are excited to be performing at the 2010 Lake Tahoe Green Fest on July 10th and 11th at King’s Beach.

From 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.

Lilith Fair: list of confirmed artists

“Being a part of Lilith Fair was inspiring on so many levels.

Besides discovering new music everyday and sharing the stage
with an incredible array of talented women,

it was wonderful to see established and new artists alike
have the opportunity to play in front of much larger or more diverse audiences than usual.

With that in mind, I am thrilled to announce the first set of artists for Lilith 2010.”

– Lilith co-founder and main stage headliner Sarah McLachlan

Confirmed Artists (so far)

Beth Orton

Brandi Carlile

Cat Power

Chantal Kreviazuk

Colbie Caillat

Corinne Bailey Rae

Emmylou Harris

Erykah Badu



Indigo Girls

Jill Scott

Loretta Lynn

Mary J. Blige


Miranda Lambert

Norah Jones

Sara Bareilles

Sarah McLachlan

Sheryl Crow


Tegan and Sara

A Fine Frenzy

Ann Atomic

Ash Koley

Butterfly Boucher

Ceci Bastida


Donna Delory


Erin McCarley

Frazey Ford

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals


Ingrid Michaelson

Janelle Monáe

Jennifer Knapp

Jill Hennessy

Julia Othmer

Kate Nash



La Roux



Marina and the Diamonds

Meaghan Smith

Melissa McClelland

Missy Higgins

Molly Jenson


Priscilla Renea

Rosie Thomas

Serena Ryder


Susan Justice

Tara MacLean

The Submarines

The Weepies

Toby Lightman


Vita Chambers

Ximena Sariñana

Zee Avi

For more information about the tour, visit LilithFair’s website.

For more information about the contest, visit

Upcoming Performance: See Jane Do’s Passion into Action Conference


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).

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ShrimpFest 2009 with the Ginger Ninja’s

What a beautiful night among friends at the South Yuba River on last Saturday, 7.11.09.  On a granite slab jutting out over the water, Michael and I mused for the river folks through the Ginger Ninja’s pedal-powered sound system.  The acts that followed us included Ruby Turple with Cedar • Bear Dyken with Summer Moon • The Ginger NinjasObo MartinSHAKE YOUR PEACE! and Fossil Fool.  Definitely a night to remember.  Thanks, Kipchoge, for inviting us to shrimp with you at the river!


Photos by Thomas Spellman