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Melissa Ferrick with Chris Pureka at The Linda! [Jan. 19th, 2008|11:33 am]
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g33kboi
Melissa Ferrick with special guest Chris Pureka

Saturday, January 26th, 8 PM

The Linda: WAMC's Performing Arts Studio
339 Central Ave, Albany, NY
$23. Call 518.465.5233 to order tickets.


image of Melissa FerrickIf there is one thing we all know about Melissa Ferrick, it's that she gives us one hell of a live show. "Skinnier, Faster, Live at the B.P.C." continues to be one of her top selling albums. And now, 8 years later, she gives us her latest: "Live at Union Hall". Packed with her charming and witty banter, her ferocious guitar skills and her addictive fervor, "Live at Union Hall" welcomes you back in for the ride and reminds us why Ann Powers (NY TIMES) said, "Ferrick's live shows define her popularity, she plays her acoustic guitar as if it were a full band and stresses improvisation in her vocals."

image of Chrisreka PurekaChris Pureka's sophomore release, Dryland plays like the way she enters a room: with low, deliberate airs, quietly demanding respect. One stark, solo acoustic guitar builds into layered swan songs and raspy serenades that resonate with unassuming depth and candor.

This Event is supported by: The New York State Music Fund, established by the New York State Attorney General at Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors; and by the Capital District Gay and Lesbian Community Council.

For more information please visit www.wamcarts.org.
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(no subject) [Oct. 17th, 2006|06:01 pm]
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sparrow107
Dear Chris Pureka Fan,

My name is Matt Haven, and I'm the owner of chrispureka.net. I'm writing you because you are friends with Chris Pureka on MySpace. As you may know, Chris's Martin DC1E guitar was stolen from The Ark in Ann Arbor, MI, on Monday night. Because a $1500 loss is a serious one for any young folk musician, a fundraiser has been set up to help Chris recover. If there's any way you could contribute (even if it's just a few dollars), it would be very much appreciated. You can donate via PayPal or by check by visiting www.chrispureka.net. Thanks for your time.

Matt

P.S. If you know anyone else who would be interested, please feel free to forward this message.
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Stolen Guitar - Need Help [Oct. 17th, 2006|08:57 am]
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sparrow107
TO ANYONE IN THE ANN ARBOR AND SURROUNDING AREAS:

CHRIS PUREKA'S

Martin DC1E
SERIAL NUMBER: 639488

WAS STOLEN AT THE ARK IN ANN ARBOR, MI
ON MONDAY NIGHT, OCTOBER 16TH.

ANYONE WITH INFORMATION PLEASE CALL
413-695-6986

PLEASE REPOST, CHECK THE LOCAL PAWN SHOPS AND/OR HELP IN ANYWAY YOU CAN.

thank you.

christen

christen greene
faux pas productions
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This Saturday, 9/16 - Chris Pureka w/ Jeremy James [Sep. 15th, 2006|01:27 am]
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g33kboi
Can you believe it? Progressions Concert Series is kicking off its THIRD year and it all starts this Saturday! You do not want to miss this show! Keep reading for all of the details...

Saturday, September 16
Progressions Concert Series featuring Chris Pureka w/Jeremy James

8 PM Show, 7:30 PM Doors
3rd Floor of CDGLCC (332 Hudson Ave, Albany, NY Map)
$12 ($10 for students w/ID) - Seating is Limited! Advance Reservations Highly Suggested!
(see below for more info)

Also, please note this show is the same day as Larkfest so please allow extra time to find parking, etc. (FYI: parking restrictions in the Lark St area end at 7 PM)

Chris PurekaChris Pureka is preparing to release her new cd, Dryland, on September 26, 2006. Be sure to join us for this very intimate performance by a songwriter who is truly making her mark in the diy singer/songwriter scene. She performed this summer at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival as part of the esteemed Most Wanted Song Swap - an honor that is decided by the votes of the Falcon Ridge audience.

"Chris Pureka is an excellent guitar player. Not an excellent 'woman' guitar player; but, an excellent guitar player, period. She digs in like a true natural. The feel, the tone, the chords, the vibe, the chunk-a-chunk-a, everything. I could listen to her all day. " - Pamela Means, Singer Songwriter

Jeremy JamesJeremy James, a local favorite in the Albany acoustic music scene is back to help us kick off the 2006-07 season of Progressions Concert Series.

"James is an old soul whose new release is more colorful than its name suggests. With a voice like Loudon Wainwright's and lyrics like Joni Mitchell's, this one-time country boy is a welcome addition to the neighborhood." - CE Skidmore, Glens Falls Post Star

Reservations can be made via Progressions Concert Series MySpace or telephone (518-462-6138, x.11). Reservations for 5 or more require a credit card to hold the tickets. The credit card will be charged if your party does not show up. You can choose to pay cash the night of the show, or we can go ahead and charge your credit card. Reservations will be held until the start of the show.
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(no subject) [May. 9th, 2006|03:29 pm]
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trippinferris
Melissa Ferrick and Natalia Zukerman are doing a three show gig at the Vixen nightclub in Provincetown, MA, during Memorial Day Weekend! It's also Women's Week there in P-Town and there will be tons of other stuff going on as well (parties, drag shows, etc.). For those of you that have already heard of either one of them you know that these will be absolutely amazing shows! And for those of you deprived people that have never heard of either of them, you don’t know what you're missing. I recommend checking out both of there MySpace pages to have a listen. They're both amazing artists, you won't be disappointed! All three shows are EXTREMELY CLOSE TO BEING SOLD OUT!
We urge you to get your tickets in advance, ASAP! Hope to see you at the shows!

Melissa Ferrick- Myspace http://www.myspace.com/rightonrecords
Website: http://www.melissaferrick.com/
Natalia Zukerman- Myspace http://www.myspace.com/nataliazukerman
Website: http://www.nataliazukerman.com/

ABOUT THE SHOWS!
Show #1
Venue: Vixen
Address: 336 Commercial Street
Date: 5/26/06 8:00pm
Phone: 508-487-6424
Tickets: 508-487-6424
Opening: Natalia Zukerman


Show #2
Venue: Vixen
Address: 336 Commercial Street
Date: 5/27/06 8:00pm
Phone: 508-487-6424
Tickets: 508-487-6424
Opening: Natalia Zukerman


Show #3
Venue: Vixen
Address: 336 Commercial Street
Date: 5/28/06 8:00pm
Phone: 508-487-6424
Tickets: 508-487-6424
Opening: Natalia Zukerman
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Article from PrideSource [Apr. 12th, 2006|07:38 pm]
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ferrickhead28
Chris Pureka: music from the road and the heart
By Chris Azzopardi
Originally printed 4/13/2006 (Issue 1415 - Between The Lines News)

Chris Pureka has come a long way from hammering on instruments as a band member in The Sparks, which she now only categorizes into one genre: "terrible."

"We were banging around on instruments that we didn't know how to play," she says, laughing.

But that was in third grade. It wasn't until the singer-songwriter was much older that she took music seriously and mastered strumming - not pounding on - a guitar.

Pureka crafts melodic arrangements with emotionally intense lyrics, mostly based on personal highs and lows. On her first full-length album, "Driving North," Pureka weaves intricate imagery from her travels during her first tour alongside progressive folk poet Alix Olson with the aftermath of a breakup.

"I'm best at writing about things that are at a very personal, more emotional level," she says. The lyrics to the title track evolved until they embodied the emotions of hanging on to a lover even when all that's left are "sad, sad songs."

"It was like the first song I wrote after I went through this breakup," she says. "It was the first song that came out about a week or two after it happened. I kind of always remember it that way. It has a sense of hope or optimism."

"Porch Songs" refers to her 2001 summer tour with Olson. "It kind of branches out a little bit and it's basically about friends mostly and traveling," she says. With the profusion of fresh images and new life, she's baffled as to why few musicians write from the road, especially since it's a chief source of inspiration for her lyrics.

"I'm surprised that more artists don't write more about being on the road," she says. "I mean it's such a part of our experiences as musicians."

While much of her writing reflects life's avenues, she steers clear of gay issues, even if it's something she relates to. "I never really wrote and I still don't really write necessarily about queer issues or queer politics," she says. "It's not really like where my art comes from."

The only exception was during high school, when she found herself unable to associate with other teenagers her age. "I wrote one that I played a lot. It was sad. It was about my experience with being a queer teenager."

Growing up in a small Connecticut town, Pureka remained closeted until she attended Wesleyan University, a liberal environment where she felt comfortable enough to come out to her peers. "It wasn't easy or anything but it was a really safe environment to do that," says Pureka, who now lives with housemates in Massachusetts.

During college Pureka studied biology and worked at a microbiology lab before pursuing a career in music. "One thing about trying to be a musician is that you can't really start when you're a lot older," she says. "If I'm gonna do it, I'm gonna do it now." But, if all else fails, she has biology to fall back on. "If this whole music thing doesn't work out," she says, "it's totally possible [I'll pursue biology]."



Chris Pureka will open for Kris Delmhorst at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 19 at The Ark in Ann Arbor. For more information visit www.chrispureka.com.
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(no subject) [Feb. 17th, 2006|07:49 pm]
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trippinferris
I'm trying to spread the word about a couple of upcoming shows, with two AMAZING artists that you won't want to miss! Melissa Ferrick and Erin McKeown are touring together and will be in the MA area in early April. For those of you that have already heard of either one of them you know that these will be absolutely amazing shows! And for those of you deprived people, that have never heard of either of them, you don’t know what you're missing. I recommend checking out both of there MySpace pages to have a listen. They're both amazing artists, you won't be disappointed! We’re expecting the shows to sell out, so we urge you to get your tickets ASAP! Hope to see you at the shows!

Melissa Ferrick- Myspace http://www.myspace.com/rightonrecords
Website: http://www.melissaferrick.com/
Erin McKeown- Myspace http://www.myspace.com/erinmckeown
Website: http://www.erinmckeown.com/
If your not in MA check out Ferric’s website for all dates. Maybe she will be in your area sometime soon!

ABOUT THE SHOWS!
Show #1
venue Somerville Theater
address 55 Davis Square
date 4/7/06 8pm
phone 617.354.4466
tickets 617.931.2000
tickets http://www.somervilletheatreonline.com
opening Erin McKeown
ticket prices: $28.00 & $23.00

Show #2
venue: Pearl Street
address: 10 Pearl St. Northampton MA
date: 4/9/06
phone: 413.584.7771
tickets: http://www.iheg.com/pearl_street_main.asp
opening: Erin Mckeown
adv $17.50 door $20.00
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Love independent music? Want to expand your CD collection? Write for us! [Oct. 9th, 2005|09:24 am]
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