Maddi Mae’s October Newsletter (2019)

Maddi backing her friend, ambient electronic artist ORLA at Epicure in June. 

Public performances:

Friday, October 11th – The Brig Beer Garden in Washington, DC

Four-set solo performance
7:00 – 11:00 PM
FREE (no cover)
Facebook Event Page & RSVP: Click HERE

The Brig Beer Garden
1007 8th Street SE
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 675-1000

Saturday, October 26th – Johnny Monarch’s in Marshall, VA

Three-set solo performance
5:00 – 8:00 PM
FREE (no cover)
Facebook Event Page & RSVP: Click HERE

Johnny Monarch’s
8374 W. Main St.
Marshall, VA 20155
(540) 878-3555

Sunday, October 27th – Brunch & Brews at Old Bust Head in Vint Hill, VA ft. Wine Thief

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Photo by Gina Nilce.

Two solo sets, one set of Wine Thief
12:00 – 3:00 PM
FREE (no cover)
Facebook Event Page & RSVP: Click HERE

Old Bust Head
7134 Farm Station Road
Vint Hill, VA 20187
(540) 347-4777

About the event: Brunch & Brews will feature a breakfast menu by Bacon Weakling, beermosas, and craft beers. Entry is FREE, and brunch may be ordered a la carte from the food truck.

About Wine Thief: “Interweaving two guitars and two voices, Wine Thief makes indie folk music radiating with warmth and love.”

Wine Thief on YouTube
Wine Thief on Bandcamp
Wine Thief on Facebook
Wine Thief on Instagram

To book Maddi Mae, email mhicks.musician@gmail.com. Available for weddings and private events as well as public performances.

News:

Recording with Lore Audio Productions in Flagstaff, AZ

I met Kyle and Gretta Miller when opening a couple of shows for their band Tow’rs back in April. The two are really something special (as are their bandmates, Emma, Dan, and Keller!), and I was struck by their grounded energy and genuine kindness. I mean, they were on a major tour playing sold-out venues with music that has been streamed millions of times on Spotify, and Kyle still made me a cup of throat coat tea before my set.

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Kyle, Tanner, Maddi, and Gretta.

The two invited me to come out to their home and studio (Lore Audio Productions) in Flagstaff, AZ, and as fate would have it, Tanner and I were already planning a month-long cross-country trip for July. So during the last full week of July – after three weeks on the road already – we stayed with Kyle and Gretta and their sweet family.

Kyle and I spent a couple of days recording two of my songs, “Here Right Now” and “Little House” with Tanner’s support. I felt like a little bird who after flying over the desert, found a nice tree to perch upon. It’s been challenging for me to find a recording situation that felt “right,” but this was it. The sessions were smooth and efficient, offering me both structure and freedom. Kyle offered well-informed support and reached out to or referred to his own mentors frequently. When we weren’t in the studio, Gretta made me feel at home in her house with her family and friends.

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Kyle and Gretta’s studio.

When you hear these songs (and I’m not sure when that’s actually going to be), you’re going to be hearing what I hear in my head every time I play them. I got to breathe life into these bodies I’ve been carefully stitching together for years. I genuinely love them and smile thinking of all the stars that must’ve aligned to make those recordings happen.

Thankfully, we’re getting the opportunity to make more magic together this month. I’ll be flying back out to Arizona for a week in October to record four more songs. Stay tuned to my Instagram account (@mixedbagmaddi) for a behind-the-scenes look into this recording experience.

Tow’rs just released a new album called “New Nostalgia” – click HERE to listen on Spotify.

Engage:

Stream “Sunshine” and “Too Good to Be True” on bandcamp.
Follow Maddi Mae on Facebook.
Follow Maddi Mae on Instagram.

Email subscriptions: Thanks to everyone who has subscribed to this newsletter via email! We’ve nearly tripled the number of subscriptions in just a few weeks, thanks to your help.

If you haven’t subscribed yet, use the “Subscribe” button on the website OR email me at mhicks.musician@gmail.com so that I can send you an invitation to subscribe. Please, make sure to invite your friends and family to subscribe as well. I’m happy to send invites to any email addresses you send me.

Help wanted: I’m actively seeking the “right” people to help me make music videos for “Little House” and “Here Right Now.” If you or someone you know might be a good fit, send them my way. Message me on Instagram or email me at mhicks.musician@gmail.com.

Special thanks this month to Tanner Carlton, Valerie Amster, Ben Tufts, Andrew Valenti, Jen Gail Gray, Mark Anderson, Gina Nilce, Grace Albert, Rebecca Zinn, Paul B., and everyone who made it out to a show and/or engaged with me on social media.

Coming Soon…

Photoshoot and Interview with Jen Gail Gray

Shows at Magnolia, Desert Rose, and Old Bust Head