I’m heading out to the west coast this month for PantheaCon, a couple of delightful shared shows with Betsy Tinney on cello, and my birthday!
PantheaCon is hosted by the Doubletree San Jose, 2050 Gateway Pl, 95110, and runs from February 17-20.
Ancient Ways’ PantheaCon will experience a full Mythpunk Masquerade invasion this year, thanks to Sharon Knight & Winter, Sooj & Betsy, Dogwood & Johnstone and Tempest!
We have a whole bunch of wild, witchy, folkloric and fun concerts and appearances throughout the weekend. Listen for the siren call and join us! I’ll be presenting a themed concert, Shapeshifters & Siren Songs, on Sunday evening. We’ll also have a big full-band concert together with the whole pack of us, as well as more intimate concerts, some hosted by the CAYA Coven hospitality suite!
From the event website: We are tribes of choice. We come in many shapes, sizes, ages, pasts and futures. We take many forms and many spiritual paths. But we appreciate our variety and glory in it all. In diversity comes strength.
Join our huge and varied Pagan, Heathen, Wiccan, Reconstructionist, Indigenous, spiritual and magical groups in education and celebration. As usual we fill the whole hotel with over 14 function rooms for workshops, rituals, concerts, and presentations including 4 ballrooms for Vendors along with open house parties.
After PantheaCon, Betsy and I have two sweet shared shows together. We’ll be in Portland, OR on my birthday!
WEDNESDAY, FEB 22, 7-9:30pm
Faery Queens & Siren Songs: Sooj’s Birthday Concert!
The Sacred Well, Portland
SE 13th Ave & SE Lexington St, Portland, OR 97202
Come celebrate Sooj’s birthday with Sooj & Betsy as they perform together in The Sacred Well’s gorgeous new Portland location! Sooj & Betsy have loved and worked with the Sacred Well team at their Oakland location in past years, and they’re so grateful to have a new Portland location to visit! We hope you will be, too!
PLEASE NOTE: space is limited to 30, and bringing your own chair along just in case is advised. Seating will open at 6:45pm on the evening of the concert.
The Sacred Well Portland, located at 7927 SE 13th Ave at Lexington, proudly serves the spiritual supply needs of Pagans, polytheists, witches, Wiccans, gem & mineral enthusiasts, and metaphysical/new age communities of the greater Portland, Beaverton, Milwaukie, Clackamas, and Gresham areas. Your magic is our mission!
After Portland, it’s back to our favorite small stage for the first time in a long time!
SATURDAY, FEB 25, 7-10PM
Sooj & Betsy Live at Soulfood Coffeehouse!
15748 Redmond Way
Redmond, WA 98052
$20 suggested donation
Special guests are likely; everyone is welcome!
I’ll head home again for a stay-cation, a little remodeling, and some more recording time at the end of the month. Wish me luck on not working through the scheduled stay-cation!
Also please feel free to wish me luck this coming Wednesday, February 8. I’ll be having outpatient surgery that day. No crisis, but my PCP & my surgeon say it’s time for my gallbladder to say farewell. This should be much less invasive than the last time I had surgery, back in 2009. Unlike then, I currently have insurance coverage. Needless to say, after that’s been wrangled, if I need to put out the call for help or healing, I promise you all that I will.