Celebrate with me!

Hi there, store

I don’t know about you, but I have, at times, been guilty of forgetting to celebrate things. I will often move right on to the next thing and I’m not sure if I don’t think I deserve to enjoy a moment or have a party (ouch!), but lucky for me, I’ve learned from friends, family & other cultures that it’s WAY OKAY to celebrate and that ANY excuse is a good one! :) Oh good!

Given the cold weather (for some of us, even more of a reason), this February, I invite you to find a reason to celebrate (whatever you want: Valentine’s day, your birthday, the fact that you have heat during this cold winter or whatever you could possibly be exuberant about!). And, if you want, share the reason below in the comments (I’d love to know both what and how you plan to celebrate).

I’m thinking maybe we can spread some warmth around hearing about what other folks are relishing and choosing to bring to the forefront of their awareness!

I also invite you to join me anytime between Feb 13th-22nd in New York, New Jersey, Boston, Maine, Seattle, or via Livestream (see below) in the comfort of your own home where we can celebrate whatever you want… old memories, that we survived this winter, fill in your reason here _______ with old and new songs!

Here’s a little video I made of some memorable moments from when Black Notebook and Give In came out, 10 and 12 years ago (was it that long ago?) because I thought it would be fun to celebrate their release anniversaries (why not?) on Feb 15th with a show at Club Passim playing all of those old tunes!

Black Notebook & Give In Anniversary Video

Please join me for an evening of music, delicious food, tea, wine or beer OR if you prefer, cuddle by your home fire and join us via Livestream! Details below…

FEB 15th CD RELEASE SHOW (5pm) & ANNIVERSARY SHOW (8pm)

Feb 15th 5pm

CD RELEASE SHOW for DORA

(plus songs from Honeycomb & Blazing Red)

For tickets, visit http://www.clubpassim.org.

For the Livestream, visit http://www.concertwindow.com/shows/3058-anne-heaton.

Feb 15th 8pm

BLACK NOTEBOOK & GIVE IN ANNIVERSARY SHOW

For tickets, visit http://www.clubpassim.org.

For the livestream, visit http://www.concertwindow.com/shows/3059-anne-heaton.

Celebrating is like saying, “Yes I like being alive and I’m not waiting for a better moment!” Come as you are and don’t forget your boots!

Love,
Anne

PS: At the NYC and NJ shows I’m supporting one of my favorite songwriters and one of my dearest friends, Melissa Ferrick!

Check out the tour dates page for details!

“Sunday Nights” song lyrics

Quite a few folks have asked me for the lyrics to the “Sunday Nights” song I sent out via video last week so here they are… xoxo, A

“Sunday Nights”

It’s been a while since you dreamed big
I guess you’ve accepted the path your on
Out on the island
Dreams roll in on waves
You see them first but they just keep going

You’ve learned all the New Age wisdom
So you find a smile sometimes
But it’s such a long line of Sunday nights
From our easy chairs we ask what might
Have been had we not lost our birthright

It’s like trying stop a wave in motion
It’s like trying walk on top of the ocean
No you can’t change anything going all the way back
They were hungry
They were hungry

Out on the island, you’ll hear a friendly tone
You can catch a ride from anyone, you don’t need to know them
But you know how it goes, how rare a happy end
So you take solace in old songs and poems

You’ve learned all the oldest wisdom
So you can get by in a bind
But it’s such a long line of Sunday nights
From our easy chairs we ask what might
Have been had we not lost our birthright

It’s like trying stop a wave in motion
It’s like trying walk on top of the ocean
No you can’t change anything going all the way back
You feel hungry
You feel hungry

You’re blessed
You’re blessed
You’re blessed
You’re blessed…

Happy New Year and a new song!

Happy belated New Year and here’s a new song that may be called “Sunday Nights” or it may be called “Dream Big.” Either way, may you dream big (if you want to) in 2014 and then have fun taking all the little steps along the way! Hope to see you somewhere out there in our beautiful country.

This weekend, I’m playing in Alexandria, VA, and next Thursday we play at EvanstonSPACE, followed by two shows in Michigan that weekend (one at The Ark in Ann Arbor). Not so far ahead, in February, I’ll be playing two shows at Club Passim in Cambridge, MA. One is a CD Release Show for the new album, Dora, (oh I’m so looking forward to sharing this new music with you, truly, you don’t EVEN know), and the other is a show celebrating the album release anniversaries (10 and 12 years!) of Black Notebook and Give In, so bring all your old school requests! This is seriously old school. ;) (Seriously.) Other shows are upcoming in NYC, NJ, and Maine.

Please NOTE: The Seattle show on February 8th has been rescheduled for Friday, February 21st. All tour dates are here: http://www.anneheaton.com/tour.

I wanted to write that bit about dreaming big and the follow up steps because well, I’ll admit it, I’m often one of those people who has an idea (or a few at once) and then five minutes later, I’ll say to myself, “Anne, you thought of this five minutes ago, if you didn’t already make it happen BY NOW, obviously you never will.” It’s kind of a mean mentality. But when I can witness it with a little space, it’s actually pretty funny. This is why I like to say that I prefer when the Universe keeps me on ANTKBO (A Need To Know Basis Only) in terms of next steps. That’s a weird looking acronym but I think I could still get into it. ;) May you have a great 2014 and a beautiful day!

Gifts & weather

I very excitedly purchased all of my family’s holiday gifts last weekend. I can’t say what I got them of course (although it might be a fun way to see if they read these posts), but suffice to say that they are individualized “things” handcrafted by my friend and amazing potter, Joanna Kramer (www.joannakramer.com) that are related to coffee and tea. It was so fun to hold each one in my hand and try to figure out which design and feel would be best for each person.

I’m hoping in a way I can be with them (even when I’m not) for their quiet time or their getting caffeinated/motivated time for years to come. :)

**Holiday CD special!**

Any of my CDs ordered by December 17th can be gift wrapped and mailed to you or your recipient. The brand new Dora album is available for purchase as well as any of the older CDs (including Honeycomb, Blazing Red, Give In, I Know This and Black Notebook).

OR you can receive the CD special of 4 CDs for only $50… (what? really? ;-) ) by clicking the link below! All CDs will be shipped out by December 18th.

**Concert Tickets as a Gift!**

Also, if you’d like to give the gift of an activity, a romantic date or friend outing, consider getting tickets to my EvanstonSPACE show on January 16th or Post-Valentine’s Day Club Passim Show on February 15th. That way you can go too! Also, to be perfectly honest, it’s a gift to me too because when people buy their tickets in advance, I relax and wholly focus on the music we’re making for the show instead of running around putting up posters. ;-) (We are a small operation here at Anne Heaton, Inc. ;-) )

Happy belated Hanukkah, Merry Christmas upcoming and Happy Holidays in general.

Love love love to you!

Anne

PS: I have to admit I love when plans get changed! As a kid I used to love it when my piano lesson would be canceled at the last minute (not in advance, but once I already showed up). Suddenly I had a free hour! This morning I was supposed to get on a plane from Boston to Chicago but because of the weather, I am still here, at a lovely coffee shop called The Diesel, and so with my new hour, I’m writing to you. Feel free to write back if you’re held up by the weather too. Do you enjoy it kind of or not?

Buy the DORA Album:





Buy the HONEYCOMB Album:





Buy the BLAZING RED Album:




OR BUY ANY 4 CDS for only $50 (just specify which you’d like…Can include Black Notebook, Give In, I Know This, Blazing Red, Honeycomb and/or Dora)




If you have any trouble with the links, simply send $20 for one CD or $50 for 4 via PayPal to buy(at)anneheaton(dot)com. Thanks!

You can pre-order “Dora” now

The Dora CDs I mentioned in my last post have arrived!  If you are interested in receiving a copy of the album in advance of its online release, try please simply send $20 to buy@anneheaton.com over PayPal and then you will receive the album a few months before it comes out on iTunes.