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Fire in the Works! with Robin Jackson, Lewis Childs, and Lesley Kernochan

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A Garden Concert in NE Portland (location announced upon ticket purchase)

Three eclectic songwriters and an all-star band present this July 4th concert at a private garden sanctuary in NE Portland! Pop the kombucha and join us for a dreamy, whimsical night in the garden as we celebrate connection and the resurgence of live music on this auspicious day of inter-dependence!

This is a VERY SPECIAL reunion of three unique NW songwriters and long time friends, Robin Jackson, Lewis Childs, and Lesley Kernochan. Eclectic songwriting and storytelling, bohemian antics, and indie folk twang connect the styles of our songwriters — who will also be joined by a band of Portland musical wonders including:

Michelle Alany - violin, vocals Michael Galen - drums Michael Dougherty - bass

Enjoy all of the aspects of connection and joy as we ignite our own creative fires this Summer! And there will still be time to knock off a few fireworks after if wanted.

TICKETS are limited to 50. All seating and the show will be outdoors. Please come with COVID safety in mind for others. You will receive the exact venue address upon purchase of your tickets.

ABOUT ROBIN JACKSON "A captivating song-crafter, a true storyteller." - NPR. An Award-winning songwriter, teacher, activist, and spirited impresario, Jackson has built on his colorful, bohemian upbringing and dedicated himself to creating connection through art and music. He has played with everyone from Marchfourth to Gogol Bordello to Amanda Palmer to Devotchka and most recently with The Polish Ambassador. His songs are an eclectic brew of dreamy, vintage folk-pop. whimsical Americana, gypsy-tinged jazz, and acoustic storytelling. He has two albums out; 'Dust Diaries' (2010) and Dark Stars (2017).

ABOUT LESLEY KERNOCHAN Lesley Kernochan is an Americana folk singer/songwriter with prayerful lyrics and occasional bursts of jazzy mouth trumpet. Within each song Lesley's versatile voice brings music to life that is "uniquely beautiful... with lively and sharp intelligence [No Depression]." Lesley has an eclectic background as a saxophonist, contemporary classical composer, operatically trained coloratura, and musical saw player before gravitating to piano and guitar. She has five original records that span many genres, and currently lives in Los Angeles.

ABOUT LEWIS CHILDS Lewis is a songwriter, international performer, educator and recording engineer based in Portland, Oregon. Coming straight form the source, Childs delivers a truly enigmatic and soul-stirring style of song-crafting. His eclectic and diverse musical style is accentuated by his vast vocal range and penchant for storytelling. He sings in many languages and has a diverse set of musical influences that inform his work as a songwriter and producer, notably the music of Brazil. A true troubadour, his music helps to tell the story deep inside all of us. Lewis is the founder of Groundswell Studios.


Lucidity Festival: Dusty Barrel Stage & The Family Stage

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So glad to be returning to this dreamy, idilic festival. I love the size, and that it's about half acoustic, half electronic music. Also the land is so beautiful. I'm delighted to be joining the fabulous crew at Dusty Barrel Stage this year, as well as returning to the family area to share music and community creating. Hope to see you there this spring! More details of showtimes and locations TBA.

Germany & Belgium Album Release Tour

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I'm thrilled to be touring Germany again this February through March, with a few shows in Belgium as well. It will be mostly in trio form with Helge Klein on bass, and Konrad Matheus on drums. Here are the European show dates:

Feb 25 - Lübeck @ Tonfink

Feb 26 - Eckernförde @ Spieker

Feb 27 - Husum @ Winterconcert Series Im Bahnhof

Feb 28 - Sylt @ Winterconcert Series, Friend's Bistro

Feb 29 - Gingst @ Wohnzimmer der Stadtinfo

Mar 1 - Parchim @ Irish Pub

Mar 4 - Bad Salzuflen @ Wüstener Krug

Mar 5 - Hamburg @ Deichdiele

Mar 6 - Düsseldorf @ Max Brown

Mar 7 - Bielefeld @ Legere Hotel

Mar 8 - Wuppertal @ Kontakhof

Mar 11 - Paderborn @ Fischerhütte

Mar 12 - Homburg @ Mandy's Lounge

Mar 13 - Köllerbach @ Uhrmacherhaus

Mar 14 - Temse (Belgium) @ De Gulden Cop

Mar 15 - Rupelmonde (Belgium) @ Loze Vissertje

Mar 17 - Berlin @ Valentin Stüberl

Mar 18 - Stolberg @ Anderswelttheatre

Mar 19 - Magdeburg @ Blue Note

Mar 20 - Margburg @ Q

Mar 21 - Bergadorf @ Chrysander

Kingsland Wildflowers Festival

Kingsland Wildflowers, 520 Kingsland Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222

Kingsland Wildflowers is kicking off Climate Week 2019 with an incredible lineup of unique and local lineup of organizations and artists all coming together to celebrate Greenpoint as a hub of environmental activity.

The native rooftop meadow and wildlife habitat located on the banks of Newtown Creek, a federal Superfund site, was created through a close collaboration of private and non-profit entities looking to rewrite the narrative on the possibilities of the cohabitation of ecology and industry. This annual festival aims to bring awareness to Greenpoint’s and the surrounding communities' long-standing environmental burden and its transition to a cleaner, healthier future as well as the global climate crisis and the potential for local, community-based solutions.

Lesley Kernochan will be offering music on the rooftop garden from 5-8pm. For the full line up please head to the website:

ARISE Music Festival

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Sunrise Ranch, Loveland, CO

Delighted to be a part of this magical festival! Details on where and when to come. Meanwhile, here is more exciting information about the festival:

ARISE Music Festival will return again to the beautiful Sunrise Ranch in Loveland, Colorado on August 2-4, 2019. ARISE is Colorado’s beloved summer music festival, anchored in the love of live music. The multi-genre music festival offers75 stages of world class performances ranging from funk, reggae, bluegrass, jam, hip-hop, rock, electronic, folk to conscious roots music. This year's eclectic lineup will feature sets from Tipper, Beats Antique, Railroad Earth, Leftover Salmon, Sunsquabi, CloZee, Rising Appalachia, Voodoo Dead, Aqueous and The Main Squeeze along with a long list of other talented acts that are incredible live. Other ARISE primary attractions include yoga, workshops, art, film, activism, a renowned Children’s Village plus all the fun and co-creative excitement that can get packed into a 3-day camping festival. All told, ARISE will feature well over 200 scheduled performances and presentations throughout the weekend. Don't miss it!

With a long-standing commitment to planting one tree for every ticket sold, and an unwavering leave-no-trace ethos, the ARISE Festival’s core values are grounded in a stated mission to serve a vehicle for community-building and creating a festival experience which inspires positivity, joy and active engagement in issues of social justice.

Matre & Lesley Kernochan Living Room Concert

BOL Meditation, 1184 S La Brea Ave, Los Angeles

Acoustic Hip Hop with my dear bestie whom I've known since birth. We grew up on the same block, walked to school together, and both became musicians! And now we are collaborating, bringing together my folk flare, and his hiphop soul. We are having a blast creating together, and I hope you'll come out and see this special show. Matre is a deeply spiritual wordsmith, and I'm a big hearted goofball so the combo is clearly a spirit-hearted wordball goofsmith.

Sister Shivani Meditation Event

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Dolby Theatre, 6801 Hollywood Blvd #180, Los Angeles

I will be singing the song that came to me called "The Universe", joined by hiphop artist Matre, for this free meditation event with Sister Shivani.

Here is the Brahma Kumaris event description:

Although humanity stands at the moment of unprecedented division, we are also on the precipice of increasing unity, harmony, peace and integrity. Major global changes begin with increased individual awareness and personal accountability.

We invite you to join in a thought- provoking conversation with a great wisdom keeper of our time Sister Shivani to hear the ways in which we may positively influence humanity through our inner evolution.

Lesley Hearts Burlington

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Radio Bean, 8 North Winooski Ave, Burlinton, VT

Burlington, I have a crush on you! And so I just have to sing songs to you from the bottom, middle, and top of my heart. Come join me from 5:15-6:45pm while I share a variety of my tunes.

Germany Tour

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23/11 Bad Salzuflen @ Wüstener Krug

24/11 Parchim @ Irish Pub

25/11 Paderborn @ Fischerhütte

26/11 Offenbach @ Hafen 2

27/11 Hannover @ Theater am Küchengarten

28/11 Berlin @ Valentin Stüberl

29/11 Quedlinburg @ KuZ Reiche

30/11 Ruppertshain @ Felsenkeller

01/12 Köllerbach @ Uhrmacherhaus

02/12 HH-Bergedorf @ Chrysander

04/12 Hamburg @ Spielbudenplatz

05/12 Bielefeld @ Plan B

06/12 Düsseldorf @ Csikos

07/12 Bad Bentheim @ Altes Museum

09/12 Dortmund @ House Concert

10/12 Opening for Stoppok in Unna

15/12 Opening for Stoppok in Erfurt

Transgender Celebration Flash Mob!

Washington Square Park, New York, NY 10003

The annual Transgender Awareness Week Flash Mob is coming up! This year will be a bigger crew than ever before, and as usual we are going to dance in two different parks in Manhattan. Rehearsal will be Thursday evening, November 16th. Please message me if you are interested and I will send you the details. The dance is simple and all levels of movers are welcome. The more the merrier! We will be dancing to the song, "Esprit Yourself", which you can download for free on my website under MUSIC. Hope to see you there!

NYC Album Release Show at Joe's Pub

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Joe's Pub, 425 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10003

Joe's Pub is a gorgeous cabaret room. I'm beyond thrilled to offer this new album of music and many more songs to you all in this beautiful venue. This will be a very special evening!

A Calm Sun ~ East Coast Tour

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Here are the details for the tour so far. I'll be filling in the list with more shows and details as they reveal themselves. If you'd like to come to a house concert, message me and I'll get you the details. See you soon!

9/16 3-3:30pm CDT FB Live Concert from Nashville, TN with Clint Hartzell at

9/17 5-6:30pm Knoxville House Concert

9/18 WSM 650AM Nashville, TN Radio

9/19 3pm WHAY 98.3FM Whitley City, KY Radio

9/20 12noon WDVX 89.9FM Blue Plate Special, Knoxville, TN Radio Show Live In-Studio Audience

9/21 WETS 89.5FM Johnson City, TN Radio

9/23 9:30-10am WTJU 91.1FM Charlottesville, VA

9/23 7pm Washington DC House Concert

9/25 7pm Philadelphia, PA House Concert Triple Bill with Elijah Tucker & John Bickel

9/28 Fairfield, CT House Concert

9/30 9:30-10am WMBR 88.1FM Boston Radio

9/30 Medford, MA House Concert

10/1 4pm Exeter, NH House Concert Double Bill with Three Quarter Moon!

10/2 Concord, NH Out of the Woods Radio (

10/3 6-7pm WRFR 93.3FM Rockland, ME 21st Century Bohemian with Teresa Piccari

10/4 Portland, ME House Concert

10/5 Camden, Maine House Concert

10/7 Burlington, VT House Concert

10/8 Canada with special guest violinist Joe D'Esposito

Charcoal Americana Hip Hop: A House Concert

The Glowbox, 1725 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90405

I have technically been living in LA now for 11 months, and have yet to play a show in my hometown. This is absurd! So, I am hosting a house concert in my summer resting place (The Glowbox) just one block from the Santa Monica ocean. Please join us for a lovely evening of live music and art featuring my Americana songs, the hip hop talents of Matre, and charocal art by Dean Liao. The doors open at 7pm, show is at 8pm. We will provide some snacks and drinks, and feel free to bring a bottle of whatever you like to drink.

$10 donation for the artists.

For more information on each of these creators.. MATRE Dean Liao Art Lesley Kernochan

Thank you! ~Lesley

Oregon Eclipse 2017: Total Solar Eclipse Gathering

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Big Summit Prairie, Oregon

This is a big beautiful festival happening in Eastern Oregon. There will be dance parties all around. I'm playing in the Kidzbiosis Dream Village. Though I have a children's music album, I will be sharing mostly my current Americana music from the new album "A Calm Sun." I'm blessed to be joined by the fabulous oud player Netanel Lesser (Atallah)! It's going to be a World Music Americana set like no of course, the Total Solar Eclipse of the sun.

Show times at the Kidzbiosis Family Tent are:

Saturday, August 19th, 12noon-1:15pm (with Atallah)

Sunday, August 20th, 4:30-5:45pm (with Atallah)

Monday, August 21st, 5:30-6:45pm (solo show)

House Concert in Santa Barbara

DoLa Home , 2000 Las Canoas Ridge Way, Santa Barbara

This is the gorgeous mountain ridge home of my middle sister Lauren and her husband Doug. I'll be sharing music from the most recent album "A Calm Sun", and whatever the heck else I feel like playing in the moment. Bring your mountain bike if you've got one, cause they have their own trails on their land. Yes, I just said that.

US Album Release Tour!

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all across the country and back

I'm heading out in my car solo to bring the new album "A Calm Sun" to you. I'll be playing house concerts, radio shows, and venues throughout this beautiful land. If you'd like to come to a house concert please contact me and I can give you the address and invitation. I'll be adding dates to this list along the way too. I hope to see you out there!

May 12 - KCBX San Luis Obispo 11am

May 12 - Santa Barbara House Concert

May 13 - Santa Cruz House Concert

May 14 - KPIG Santa Cruz 11:30am

May 15 - KRSH Santa Rosa 7pm

May 16 - Ohmega Salvage 4-6:30pm (Berkeley, CA)

May 17 - KRCB Rohnert Park 10am

May 18 - KPFA San Fran 11pm

May 19 - A CALM SUN Album Release Day!

May 21 - Elixart 7-9pm (Nevada City, CA)

May 22 - KVMR Nevada City 1pm

May 23 - KDRT Davis 4-5pm

May 25 - La Grange Cafe 5-7:30pm (Weaverville, CA)

May 26 - JPR Radio Ashland 12noon

May 26 - Ashland, OR House Concert

May 27 - Salem, OR House Concert

June 1 - Portland, OR House Concert

June 2 - Corvallis, OR House Concert

June 3 - Vashon Island, WA SPOKE 9pm

June 4 - Seattle House Concert

June 5 - KBCS Bellvue, WA 1:30pm

June 7 - Salt Lake City, UT Sugarhood Sound Series

June 9 - KRFC Fort Collins 2pm

June 9 - Denver, CO House Concert

June 10 - Boulder, CO House Concert

June 11 - Peach Street Distillers 4-6pm (Palisade, CO)

June 12 - KAFM Grand Junction 12:45pm

June 12 - Palisade House Concert

June 14 - The Butcher & The Baker 7-9pm (Telluride, CO)

June 14-18 Telluride Bluegrass Fest (Lesley & the Flying Foxes plays the Family Tent)

....and many more TBA

House Concert with Matre, Rick Ellis, & Lesley Kernochan

Lauren & Doug's House, 2000 Las Canoas Ridge Way, Santa Barbara

WHAT: Great music, sunset views, beer and wine, good friends WHEN: Friday, May 12th at 6pm, music starts at 7 WHERE: Doug and Lauren's house. (Lauren is my sister!) Parking is limited so please park at the bottom of the driveway, carpool, or bike BRING: $10 at the door (all money goes to the musicians), collapsible chair if you have one, picnic dinner if you want one

Matre is a phenomenal conscious hip-hop artist (who grew up down the street from me). Rick Ellis is a brilliant rock and blues guitarist/songwriter/singer/producer. The three of us have been having a blast mixing our different musical styles together.

There will be drinks and chocolates. Feel free to bring your dinner and enjoy a picnic here.