I returned last week from a 6 date tour in Germany with violinist Carolin Pook. We played Wuppertal, Cologne, Moers, Hannover, Berlin and Haverland. I rented a car and a harp that both turned out to be brand new. Here's a pic of me playing in a DIY shopping cart throne at Platz Project, the super progressive co-working shipping container community in Hannover. Half way during the show I looked up and there were so many people gathered! I have to say that was my favorite show. Another great moment was when an elderly gentleman at the Berlin concert told me I was strange, but that the world needs strangeness, and that my music touched everyone's hearts.
Hello Fellow Travelers
My name is Thistle. I have been called to sing and play harp, for you.
Very excited to be playing in this newly re-opened venue on Rock City Rd. Will feature percussion and cello, and perhaps recorder as well. <3
Dirty Churches // THISTLE // Feral Children
Main Drag Music has been around since 2002, selling gear to musicians in Williamsburg before Kent Ave was a one way street. I'll be playing my songs with a percussionist and Dirty Churches will be performing their ultra creepy Silver Suite ballet. Feral Children improvising some thick tones on upright bass and bass clarinet. Very excited for this one.
THISTLE & Pook // Alastair Ottesen // Mitch Van Deusen
St. Gregory's a/k/a the "A Frame" is a sweet little spot to hear music when they host concerts. Joined by the talented Brooklyn based singer song writer Alastair Ottesen and harpist and recent Woodstock transplant Mitch Van deusen. Should be a lovely afternoon show.
THISTLE and Pook
Outdoor afternoon concert at a fun party spot in Hannover. Thanks to our friend Wilson Novitski for hooking us up with this show!
playing as guest of Sapropelic Pycnic
Ka Baird has created a special evening of 3 musical movements for Issue Project Room with solo project Sapropelic Pycnic. THISTLE is honored to be included as harpist in the 3rd movement called "Transfiguration." The piece will involve dance/movement by Muyassur Kurdi.
THISTLE with Pook
a loft concert with Pook on violin. amazing people, most likely food, and good vibes all around, compliments of Ka and Camilla who have salons/house shows at Pineapple Reality about once a month. By donation.
Playing a duo with Pook!
THISTLE with Pookestra
For the 3rd time, Thistle returns to the stage with Pookestra, to debut more songs arranged by Carolin Pook for chamber orchestra. Pook will play violin while leading the chamber orchestra through both improvisations and scored music. Tickets at the door.
Playing this gorgeous little stage on a Saturday afternoon, adding a little bit of mystery to your day, if you so choose.
THISTLE & Pook// Guiding Light// Völuspà
duo version of Thistle (with violinist Carolin Pook) joins friends Guiding Light and Völuspà for a special evening of lyrically oriented songstress tunes (sorry Jason of Guiding Light, this is my spin for now). Don't miss these talented humans as they emanate sonic bliss. tix at the door.
THISTLE with Pookestra (chamber orchestra!)
This is a very exciting and rare concert! Thistle will perform her songs inspired by Hans Christian Andersen on harp and voice. She will be accompanied by a seven woman chamber orchestra. The music is arranged and conducted by Carolin Pook, who will also be playing violin. Guest artist Bala Skandan joins us this evening. This orchestral concert only happens twice a year, hopefully more! Jesse Gelaznika and Sermanas open the show with classical chamber music and solo electronic music respectively. Wow!
THISTLE for GambaZine
I just hopped onto this bill with some very talented poets (one of whom is a special friend who moved to Paris this past spring). It's going to be a fun night of artistry.
GAMBA Z's Artist Salon
GAMBAzine is a magazine dedicated to literary and visual art. They host salons of thought provoking performances. "GAMBA Z's Artist Salon is supportive, familial and craves your independence, freedom and ultimately the nudity of your inner pursuits." Watch out! Intellectual nudity!! I will be playing solo harp and vox for this one.