|June 9, 2001||EctoFest West||Kuumbwa Jazz Center, Santa Cruz, CA|
Happy will also be touring with Project
Lo in July. Keep an eye on this page for details.
Do you have any ecto-related news to post to this page? Contact Meredith Tarr to get your listing up!
[5/12/01] EctoFestWest Update: Sunday House Concert Details
On Sunday, June 10 Phil Hudson will host a day-long house concert in his beautiful backyard in Boulder Creek, CA. Performers confirmed so far:
Phil Hudson/Bill Mazur
Previously Lost Dogs
Arbel & Janathon
Other artists may still appear.
The music will begin at 2:30 pm, and continue until around 10:00.
Admission is a mere $10 suggested donation. Please RSVP
to Phil Hudson if you plan to attend, so he can keep tabs on the parking
situation. For more details, please see here.
[5/12/01] EctoFestWest Update: Tickets On Sale in Santa Cruz
Shelly De Forte reports:
For those of you who live in the Santa Cruz area but have not yet
purchased tickets for
EctoFestWest, they are now
available at Streetlight Records in downtown Santa Cruz. Streetlight does not charge any extra fee, so the tickets are still $20.
[5/12/01] EctoFestWest Update: Related Activities
Some of the performers lined up for EctoFestWest are adding other Northern
California performances around the time of the event. To help in
travel planning, we will keep track of them here.
|June 6||Wendy Rule, Cyoahka Grace + Friends, Pipa Pinon||Espresso Gardens||San Jose, CA|
|June 10||Veda Hille||Los Altos Bar & Grill||Los Altos, CA|
|June 12||Veda Hille, Sini Anderson||Rose Street House of Music||Berkeley, CA|
[3/17/01] Happy To Participate in NYC Performance
Happy will be performing as part of a multimedia show called "The Water
Wheel" by Eric Nicolas, at 9 p.m. on March 22, 23 and 24, and at 8 p.m.
on the 25th. Happy does not have a huge part...she's singing back up and
did the pre-show electronic music (there is a 1 hour pre-show reception).
The theater is at 205 N. 7th St, Brooklyn. For more info, call 718-599-7997.
[3/6/01] Another EctoFestWest Update: Lineup and Tickets
The final EctoFestWest lineup is set!
Jill Tracy, Two Loons For Tea, Cyoakha Grace, and Veda Hille will be joining Happy for one amazing night of music.
Cyoakha will be joined on stage by members of her groups Land Of The Blind and Azigza.
Happy plans to do an 80-minute, full-band set showcasing all-new material.
The official web site is online at www.ectofest.org/west.
Tickets are now on sale, for $20 each. See here
[3/6/01] Happy Tribute Album To Celebrate ecto's 10th Anniversary
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the founding of the ecto mailing list, musician members of the list are putting together a CD of versions of Happy's songs. Contributors will include Cyoakha Grace, Bill Mazur, and Phil Hudson, among others.
Songs currently anticipated to appear on the CD include "Save Our Souls", "Feed The Fire", "Ode", "Temporary and Eternal", and "I'm Not Awake, I'm Not Asleep".
If all stays on schedule, the CD should be completed by the anniversary
date, June 18th. Stay tuned for updates!
[3/6/01] ectofest 2001 Date Set
ectofest 2001 is planned for Saturday, August 25 in Danbury, CT. This is a week earlier than usual, so those who have been unable to attend due to Labor Day weekend plans can make it this year. Mark your calendars!
Further details will be posted at ectofest.org
when they become available.
[12/12/00] Carl Adami Releases Album
Happy's longtime "liquid bass" player, Carl Adami has released an album
as part of a group called Outloud Dreamer, called Drink The Sky.
Information, sound samples and order info can be found at outlouddreamer.com.
[11/7/00] Happy Launches Official Web Site
Happy has launched her official web site: auntiesocialmusic.com.
It's chock-full of news and information about Happy, and moreover, all
of her releases are available for sale there, including the elusive Rhodes
I and Rhodes II! Go forth and surf!
[11/5/00] Announcing Ectofest West!
A group of San Francisco Bay-area ectophiles are busily planning the
first Ectofest West, scheduled for June 9, 2001 in Santa Cruz, CA.
Confirmed performers so far include Happy and Mary
Lydia Ryan, with many other very cool artists under consideration.
Watch this space for further details as they are released.
[11/5/00] Happy At Work On Next Album
Happy is currently at work on her eleventh album. There is no target release date yet, but it looks as though it will be released on her own brand-new label, Auntie Social Music. Judging from the two new songs she performed with Project Lo in October, we're in for yet another collection of musical goodness.
Please also keep an eye on Sharon Nichols' Terra
Incognita page for all the latest.
EctoFestWest promises to be the biggest gathering of ectophiles in several years. Folks are coming in from all over the country, and many are planning to be in the area for several days on either side of June 9. There is sure to be a big group of ectophiles at each of the events listed at the top of this page.
In addition, ectophiles meth and woj are trying to get a group of people together to go for a sail around San Francisco Bay on Adventure Cat. Spending 90 minutes cruising the Bay on a 52-foot Catamaran is one of the coolest things you could possibly do while you're in the area. It looks like a sunset cruise on June 11 or an afternoon cruise on June 12 are the best bets. If you're interested in joining in, e-mail meth.
E-mail me if you'd like to advertise
your get-together here!
Happy's eighth album of new material (and tenth overall), Many Worlds Are Born Tonight was.released by Samson Music on August 11, 1998. Please be sure to check out their Happy page for information about Happy, the album and a yet-to-be-provided list of tour dates.
There have been numerous reports on ecto of difficulty in finding the album in stores across the US. If you have a similar tale of woe, please e-mail Samson to let them know the town and the store(s) you checked in vain, so they can remedy the situation.
Happy In Print!
According to Samson, Happy will be receiving coverage in the following publications:
The first single, "Roy (Back From The Offworld)" has been serviced to college, alternative, and AAA radio stations across the country. For a list of the stations that have added it and/or the album so far, click here. Call your local station and bug them to play it now! If you have a suggestion for a radio station in your area that you think would be a good candidate to receive the single and album but is not on this list, please e-mail me and I'll forward the info to Samson.
In addition, the nationally syndicated radio show Echoes has been giving the new album quite a bit of airplay. John DiLiberto has always been a big fan and supporter of Happy's music. Check out the Echoes web site to see if it's on a public radio station in your area. If you do hear Echoes, be sure to drop them a line and let them know how much you appreciate their support of Happy, so they'll know it's worth it for them to keep her on their playlist.
[1/8/01] EctoFest West Update
The lineup for EctoFest West is currently as follows: Happy Rhodes, Cyoakha Grace, and Jill Tracy. Unfortunately Mary Lydia Ryan had to drop out due to the fact that she's going to be having her baby any day around then! We're happy for Mary Lydia, and wish her and the baby the best...
Stay tuned for more announcements as they come. The official web site will be launched at ectofest.org soon.
The organizers of ectofest 2000 are pleased to announce this year's lineup, which includes Happy once again! This is sure to be a very special performance. Do not miss this event!
[7/29/00] Happy To Tour With Project Lo This Fall
Happy will be going back out on tour with Project Lo starting in October. See the Project Lo web site for more information.
[7/8/00] Happy Dropped From Samson
It's official -- what fans had feared from her conspicuous disappearance from the Samson Music home page is true. Happy has been dropped from the Samson label.
Terra Incognita's Sharon Nichols posted the following details:
As some of you may know, Happy was signed to Samson Music a while back.The pages of the ecto mailing list are now buzzing with suggestions from fans as to a label that would be a good artistic and promotional match for Happy. If you are not an ectophile (what Happy fan wouldn't want to be?) and want to join in, feel free to sign up.
Since that time, Samson has split into three labels: 1) Triloka, a world
label that Gold Circle Entertainment bought; 2) Samson Music, which is
now a soft jazz label; and 3) Brick Red, which caters to rock.
Happy, hard at work on her eleventh album, was to continue her career
with the company. Samson, unfortunately, recently decided that her music
didn't fit into any of the three new categories, and she was dropped
from Samson. As some of you may already feel, this is probably the best
thing for Happy as Samson wasn't really pushing her career as expected.
So, Happy is now without a record label.
[7/31/99] Happy on Samite Album
Happy provides vocals on the title track of the new Windham Hill release Stars To Share, by Samite, an artist from Uganda. There is a sample of this song at http://www.windham.com/recordings/01934-11426-2.html. Even though she's not credited anywhere on the site, that is definitely her!
[7/31/99] Ectopia Now Available
Ectopia, the compilation of original music by ectophiles is now available! See here for ordering details.
[7/22/99] Happy In Billboard!
The dance remix single of "Roy (Back From The Offworld)" is in this week's Billboard magazine. It's on page 39, listed in the DANCE BREAKOUTS box. If anyone hears "Roy" in a club, please drop your humble webmeister a line with a review!
[7/9/99] Announcing ectofest 99!
Ectophiles Chuck Stipak and Meredith Tarr are organizing a music festival in Danbury, Connecticut on Labor Day weekend, to benefit two local charities. Performers confirmed at the moment include Rachael Sage, Sloan Wainwright, and Happy, with more to be announced shortly. This promises to be the ecto event of the decade, if not the millenium. ;) See the official ectofest 99 web site, www.ectofest.org for all the details, and start making those travel plans now!
[6/25/99] Serenading Genius Discussion List Created
Kelesyn has created a discussion list for Happy fans called Serenading Genius, a list "dedicated to the brilliant and lovely singer/poet Happy Rhodes. This list is a tribute to Happy and to all who listen to her music. The goal of the list is to network Happy fans everywhere, and is not intended to compete with any other list that may exist, but simply to amplify discussion, fellowship, and insight."
To subscribe, go to http://www.onelist.com/subscribe/Serenading_Genius.
[6/24/99] Announcing An Ecto Compilation!
The first compilation of original music by ectophiles is nearing completion! For more information on what's on the disc and how you can get yourself a copy, see here.
[6/20/99] Vote for Happy!
In celebration of 10 years on the air, the Public Radio International program Echoes is conducting an online poll to determine the 25 Favorite Echoes Artists of the Decade. The 25 artists selected will be featured in a special edition of Echoes in October. The show's host, John DiLiberto has been a very strong supporter of Happy over the years, so it only makes sense to get her on this list. To cast your vote, go to http://www.echoes.org and follow the instructions there.
[6/20/99] Bon Lozaga On The Bill At The Tin Angel
Bon Lozaga (of Gongzilla and Project Lo) will open the show at the Tin Angel on July 24. He will also sit in with Happy's band on guitar. It's also been reported that Happy will be performing with Project Lo in November - stay tuned for more details!
[6/20/99] More Shows To Come?
There are rumblings that more shows are in the works for the early fall. As soon as we know, you'll know.
[4/11/99] Happy's Albums In Europe?
Both Marcel Rijs (in the Netherlands) and Dirk Kastens (in Germany)
have reported finding evidence of Happy's releases in Europe. Marcel
found a release of Many Worlds Are Born Tonight in his local library,
on Gold Circle. And Dirk
reports that at JPC there are all 10 of
Happy's CDs listed in the online catalog as being on the Samson label,
and not as imports. There is no independent confirmation that these
albums are actually available from JPC, but if you're a Happy fan in Europe,
you might want to check it out. As soon as any more specifics about
European releases surface, I'll post the info here.
All these have the same sound samples from Building The Colossus