Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Lyric writing for teens!

Hi all -- I'm so excited to be teaching a lyric-writing workshop for teens on August 22! As a songwriter and a writing teacher, I am very excited to bring together my two passions -- music and supporting students find their unique writing voice!

Course details:

In this 3-hour workshop (from 2-5 pm), we will focus on what it is that makes great lyrics! In a supportive and lively environment, we will do exercises to spark your creativity and craft those creative ideas into vivid lyrics for your own songs. We will explore ways to find the best words to express your own unique ideas, and organize rhythms and rhymes into compelling verses, choruses, and bridges.

Most importantly, we’ll dig into what makes your writing voice uniquely yours – and what can, in turn, help make your lyrics, and your songs, all your own.

This workshop is for all levels of musicians interested in exploring their lyric-writing voice. No experience writing lyrics necessary; experience playing an instrument is helpful but not necessary.

Whether you're a beginner or seasoned lyric-writer, this course is for the musician in you!

Email me at kelly (at) kellystewartvogel (dot) com. 

Specs: August 22, 2-5 pm. The workshop is being held at the wonderful Pioneer Valley Writers' Workshop in Williamsburg, MA, a wonderful space for writing courses of all kinds. Check their website for more information and/or to sign up:  Pioneer Valley Writers' Workshop

Monday, May 16, 2016

Fly with the Fireflies!

I'm happy to announce that my good friend and fellow musician Zareen and I have a new kid-friendly album, Fly with the Fireflies, available for download now! Zareen and I have combined our efforts as singers, arrangers, songwriters, and instrumentalists to create an album that kids, and parents, can enjoy. We've also included a few originals, too: Zareen wrote "Jump Around" and I wrote "Hiccuping Willa" and "The Fog Song." We're excited to release the album and we hope you enjoy it!

And -- the album artwork was done by two amazing women, mamas, artists, and our good friends: Sadie Siegel who did the hand-lettering design, and Katina Papson-Rigby, who did the cover image.

Here's the cover art -- now fly, don't walk, to our site for downloading!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Coming right up!

I get to re-visit two great spots this week: The Mission Farmer's Market and The Hotel Utah. I'll be at the Mission Market this Thursday from 4-5:30, and at The Hotel Utah on Tuesday, June 24th at 9pm.

At the Hotel Utah I'll share the evening with 2 fantastic groups: Yaquina Bay and the Delta City Ramblers. You'll hear some roots, some electric, some Americana, some twists on Americana, and you will have tons of fun.

I'm super excited for the shows and hope to see you at one, or better yet, both!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Mission Farmer's Market!

I'm so excited to play in my neighborhood today at the amazing Mission Farmer's Market! I'll be playing original tunes on the piano & singing away from 6-7:30. Come get your shopping done while I serenade you! Hope to see you there!

Friday, February 7, 2014

What a great night...

We had an amazing time at the Hotel Utah on January 29th for the CD Release! And lucky for us, the rain didn't stop the crowd from coming! We had a full crowd for an evening of festivity, music and a rarin' good time. Loved sharing the night with talented San Francisco beauties Essence and Anastasia too. Here are a few pictures from our set -- highlights in low resolution:

Looking forward to seeing you at the next show! More to come!

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Hotel Utah CD Release January 29th!

I'm thrilled and honored to have my CD release party at the Hotel Utah on Weds, Jan 29th! We'll be playing new tunes and old, rockin' and sweet. It's a magical place, that Hotel Utah -- intimate, edgy, mysterious, warm, inviting. Sit downstairs and whoop it up with friends and strangers, or tuck yourself in at the balcony above and quietly soak up the music below. Wherever you end up, you'll have a grand ole' time.

I'll be sharing the evening with Essence and Anastasia, two lovely and talented female San Franciscan musicians. So come on out for an evening of good music, good women, good food, and good drinkin'!

Doors at 7, show at 8. Tickets are $8 in advance. $10 at the door. Hope to see you there!

Tickets and Hotel Utah details here!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

this weekend!

i'm thrilled for so many reasons. one big one is that i'm playing this saturday at the mulford gardens arts & music festival in san leandro. what an awesome event this is! come out, hear local musicians, check out local art, and support a wonderful neighborhood community! i'd love to see you there!

check out their website here and i will hope to see you there!