This group was originally intended to promote a series of live music events and the music that is born from the QueenEarth network.Â QueenEarth & Friends encourages the creative circle to stretch beyond shaking hands at live music venues. It keeps folks informed about music, educational opportunities, events, artists, and the sharing of good news and insight in the QueenEarth circle. It enables support of her ventures and the endeavors of her friends, fans, and colleagues. By increasing their presence, QueenEarth & Friends brings light to a growing collective of leaders in education, music, and creativity. Created by a musical performer who blurs lines between genres and an educational professional who serves various populations, QueenEarth & Friends seeks to:
- entertain and educate through programming that celebrates an appreciation for music and arts
- support a growing diverse network of education, music, and creative professionals
- promote creativity and its role as a catalyst for personal growth and development
- encourage social justice through collaborative community programming and services
Since folks are always asking me about live music and events in Baltimore, I created a FacebookÂ group to help folks stay informed about music, educational opportunities, events, and the sharing of good news and insight in the QueenEarth circle. We hope this group grows. http://www.facebook.com/groups/106172289511499/
QueenEarth& Friends: Terra Cafe (101 E 25th Street)
Every 3rd Saturday, QueenEarth invites you to a dinner party with her and some of her favorite musicians, poets, and emcees. QueenEarth & Friends will always be a night of new collaborations! $10 cover gets you three awesome acts, and you can BYOB! Come and grab a seat at a table with some of Baltimore’s best comfort food! Doors at 7. Show from 8-11pm. http://www.facebook.com/events/315073428538964/
2012 ” & Friends”Â
Brooks Long and David B
Alex Madden and Cool Breeze
Jahiti and Teporah
Janice B and Mo Rece
BlackRoot Wordslave (aka Axiom)
Slick Vic Low
2013 ” & Friends”
David B and Adeke Rose
J Pope & Funk Friday
Marc Evans and Chuck the Madd Ox
Katie Fisher and Pei Chi
Brooks Long & The Mad Dog No Good
2014 “& Friends”
ijava Cafe – Host of We Create Wednesdays!Â
Speak Easy Open Mic (Oakland, CA)
Want to play at a QueenEarth & Friends event? The show has traveled around Baltimore and out to Hagerstown, MD. QE & Friends is mobile. Invite us to your spot! E-mail QueenEarth@queenearth.com.
QueenEarth & Friends:Live and Acoustic is also the title of the March 2012 album release. QueenEarth captured a year of live performances on one animated compilation. Grab the album at one of her shows, catch her out open mic hopping and supporting the “& Friends”,Â buy your copy at Terra Cafe, or download online!Â
We took our show to Portland and hosted a small intimate women’s retreat. This will be the first of many. Check out our blog! Stay tuned!
“& Friends” Awards in Music, Education, and Creativity
This is a place where I give props and recognition to my circle! This will update and change regularly 🙂
Food (Creativity and Cuisine)
Our food blog is also awesome! www.youblogwhatyoueat.comÂ Though we need new recipes, it’ll be nice to find some American cuisine fro our London kitchen adventures!
Check out this senior thesis featuring interviews from some of my favorite Baltimore folks!Â http://aregulargig.blogspot.com/ “This blog is a framed portrait of my ethnographic field work, my final thesis, and the living heritage that can be found at the open mic night scenes within and surrounding Baltimore, Maryland. I want to thank the participating musicians, poets, and investors of communal artistic expression, without whom this research thesis would not be possible.”
Be the Change Yoga and Wellness in downtown San Jose, CA is committed to community health and wellness! They were also the first venue to give me a regular gig! I love these wonderful ladies and am so thankful for the opportunity to work with them!
On My Mind (Education)
I’ve dabbled in some online courses via www.Edx.org; Entrepreneurship 101, Intro to the Music Business, and Leaders of Learning. For all m lifelong learners, check it out!
Artist of the Era (Creativity)
Speaking of social justice, Have Mercy was videotaped by New Lens media. These youth are making their mark by documenting social justice issues in their own community! http://www.newlens.info/