Christine Havrilla and Gypsy Fuzz
The start of 2016
There were many memorable moments experienced in 2015 as I took so many different stages solo & with the band, played the crap out of my guitar, sang my heart out for you & shared my stories, thoughts & questions with you...Answers, you ask? I do not always have the answers, & what might "work" for me might not "work" for you, but knowing we can communicate & share the experience of a live show or my recorded music keeps me connected with all of you...keeps us "searching, finding, living...". I cannot tell you how much you are all appreciated for your support & for your interaction in this age of "social media" on top of the more personal "person-to-person" interaction at shows. Much love & happiness to you as we do it all again in 2016!
Some things I am grateful for this past year:
YOU. Yes, you who are reading this right now...Main Line Today Magazine's “Power Women” article…I am honored to be among a fine list of unique & talented women! Being on Takamine Guitars International Artist Roster, Audix Microphones, working with American Musical Supply for their singer/songwriter month, chosen as a featured artist on My Rural Radio, recording "Live Sessions" throughout the year at places like The Old Church, sharing shows with Antigone Rising, Brandi Carlile, playing colleges, new venues & old venues! The 16-day, 12- venue Sirens of Spring Tour III with Mama's Black Sheep as well as many amazing shows, indoors, & out, at some fun venues like Melodies, World Cafe, Dublin Roasters, Womens Fest Rehoboth, Stockton University…and kicking off the new project 9 5ive 4our as well. Hitting NY's The Living Room before it closed it's doors in December, reconnecting with June Rich at the Ardmore Music Hall, Neumann College, WXPN’s final radio broadcast for Michael Majoun w/ Jonatha Brooke & other guests, Weddings, CT, OR, WA, NH, NC, VA, MD, DE, PA, NJ, OH, KY, WV, outdoor Parks/Concert Series like Kennet Square, Upper Saucon, Music & Merlot at Hopewell Valley Vineyards, Porta Asbury Park!, Ladybug Festival in Wilmington, beach gigs, MUSIKFEST!, Burlap and Bean, The Tin Pan, returning to Steel City, The Flagship AC, TWILIGHT Concerts in Bryn Mawr, Allentown Pride, benefit shows, etc...World Café Live, house concerts, NH, & more beach gigs! Kind reviews from THe Key-XPN, Nor'Easter Mag, Steel Notes Mag. And then there is having time to create & write! Did I say writing?!? Yes, lots of new ideas musically & lyrically are flowing once again...You will start hearing new songs like "Sunless Escapade", "Right in Front of Me", "Said it Once", "In-between", "Happy", "Reception"... I also got to end this year of shows with America, opening for them at Scotish Rite...& lastly, revisited New Hope's legendary John & Peter's...
These are just some of the outstanding experiences I had in 2015...thank you.
I look ahead to 2016 with hope for being a year with new fans, new music, new discoveries, new opportunities, experiences & continual growth on my part as a musician, writer, producer, business woman, friend, partner, family member, listener, gypsy, mentor...Thanks to all of my current supporters/booking people/fans/fellow musicians ~ you are so appreciated!
Thanks for everything & see you soon!
"Christine Havrilla & Gypsy Fuzz" is all- in- one now, in case you might have missed that! Still me, still my music, former & newer, all being performed by this wonderful band of Gretchen Schultz on vocals & percussion, Rob Schnell on drums, percussion, & vocals, Dan Kauffman on guitars/bass, Keith Giosa on keys, bass, vocals...
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