Song Circle Music Parties

Play an acoustic instrument? Sing or write songs? Join us for one of our Song Circle Music Parties sometime. They’re a very casual hangout. Musicians trading songs. Like an open mic without a mic. They usually happen around lunchtime and last for a few hours. Different locations and hosts each time. If you’d like to come play some songs with us, send an email, and I’ll reply with the address and details.

Past performers

Here are some of musicians I’ve had the pleasure of presenting at Inside Lands and my original series, Bay Area House Concerts.

A Great Big World (Ian Axel and Chad King)
Adrianne (The Rescues)
Ali Handal
Allie Moss (Ingrid Michaelson band)
Amber Rubarth
Amie Penwell
Audrey Auld
Austin Willacy
Blame Sally
Bob Hillman
Bobby Jo Valentine
Brad Brooks
Brindl
Cello Joe
Chris Hanlin
Chris Von Sneidern
Danny Schmidt
David Hopkins
Dear John, Love Renée
Deborah Crooks
Echoes + Artifacts
Edie Carey
Elliot Randall
Essence
Felsen
Forest Sun
Garren Benfield
Graham Patzner (Whiskerman)
Greg Holden
Glen Phillips (Toad the Wet Sprocket)
Gregory Alan Isakov
Heather Combs
Ira Marlowe
Jay Nash
Jean Mann
Jeff Campbell (Static & Surrender)
Jeff Pehrson (Box Set)
Jesse Brewster
Jill Sobule
Jim Brunberg (Box Set)
Jerry Hannan
Jhene Canody
Joe Rathbone
John Craigie
John Walter (Walty)
Keeley Valentino
Keith Greeninger
Kelly McFarling
Kunkel & Harris
Kwame Copeland
Kyler England (The Rescues)
Kyle Alden
Kyle Williams
Kym Tuvim
Larkin Gayl
Louise Goffin
Madeline Tasquin
Maggie Forti
Mark Davis (To Wake You)
Matt Langlois (Welcome Matt)
Matt Lucas
Megan Slankard
Michael McGovern
Michelle Lewis
Misner & Smith
Mike Gibbons
Mike Rufo
Molly Venter (Red Molly)
Monica Pasqual (Blame Sally)
Nick Shattell (not an Airplane)
Noe Venable
Oona Garthwaite (Marston)
Paul Brill
Paul Manousos
Peter Case (Plimsouls)
Petracovich
Rachael Sage
Reed Foehl
Rick Hardin
Rose Cousins
Rosi Golan
Sally Jaye
Susan Zelinsky
Talia Paul
Teja Gerken
Tom Rhodes
To Wake You
Uma Robin Mackey
William Fitzsimmons
Yours Truly, Michele

New music video: “Fight or Flight” featuring Jeff Campbell of Static & Surrender

Here’s something fun that happened. A few weeks before the 2016 election, after a series of sleepless nights, I woke up before dawn with this song in my head.

Up until then, I’d been in a creative drought for years. But the tension of the campaign ended up inspiring me in unexpected ways. For the first time in 8 years, I’d finished a song I felt good about.

So I asked my friend Jeff Campbell—leader of Pine & Battery, Static & Surrender and one of my musical heroes—if he’d produce the track. He went a step further and ended up playing guitar, arranging vocals, and writing the intro and bridge for the song.

Hard to put into words how lucky I feel to have such a supportive friend. Big thanks also to the fantastically talented Gawain Mathews for capturing the Kings of Leon meets Pete Yorn sound I had in my head, and to Rick Munoz who rocked like a thunder god on the drums.

When you download my song “Fight or Flight” at drewpearce.bandcamp.com, 100% of my proceeds will be donated to UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency who are helping refugee children and families receive life-saving relief and support.

Thanks for listening and supporting the cause!