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"The way is long, but the end is near." -Bob Dylan
Most Thursdays Sept-May EBB & FLOW Art Gallery wSteve Russell
April 22 2010 CONCERT AT 128 SOUTH, Wilmington NC wSteve Russell
June 12 2010 THE STEAMBOAT SPRINGS REUNION CONCERT Opening the Show w/Steve
JULY 18 09 STUDIO CONCERT Bridge Back Movement Studio, Marshall NC 6:45 pm
JUNE 20 09 EAST SIDE FOLK &BLUEGRASS FEST Nashville TN
JUNE 10 09 HANNAH'S CABANA on the Waccamaw w/Steve Russell 5-8pm
MAY 16 MUSIC IN THE WOODS Paris Mountain State Park, Greenville SC 6pm
APR 10 CRIMSON MOON wRalph Roddenbery, Dahlonega GA 706.864.3982
MAR 14 BARC AUDITORIUM Windom MN
MAR 13 OUR STORY STUDIO Fairmont MN
MAR 6 NEW YORK MILLS KULCHER CENTER NY Mills MN
MAR 1 SSCONCERTS WRITERS ROUND w Tim Fast & Herschel Browne Murrells Inlet SC 843.651.3230
FEB 7 '09 SYLVIA THEATER WRITERS ROUND w Tim Fast, Herschel Browne and Lorna Roberts
JAN 26 INSTITUTE OF MUSICAL TRADITIONS MASC Showcase Rockville MD
JAN 15-19 SURVIVING THE WINTER Swannanoa Reunion, Quinby on the Eastern Shore, VA
JAN 12 BREWERS ALLEY Frederick MD w Jon Shain
JAN 11 2009 MIDATLANTIC SHOWCASE, JAMMIN JAVA Vienna VA
JAN 10 09 HOUSE CONCERT Culpeper VA 4PM
DEC 7 08 SOUTH STRAND CONCERTS WRITERS ROUND Steve Simpson, Chris Rosser and Phyllis in Murrells Inlet SC
NOV 30 THE EVENING MUSE Open Kate Campbell 8pm
NOV 9 '08 HEMLOCK FESTIVAL Dahlonega GA Sunday 1pm
OCT 5 '08 Hosting KATE CAMPBELL in OUR LIVING ROOM
Murrells Inlet SC
SEPT 30 SENIORS ANNUAL PICNIC Mechanicsville SC
SEPT 13 DEMOCRATS RALLY, Market Common Myrtle Beach
JULY 6 ENO FESTIVAL Durham NC NCSC Writers Round
JUN 28 CRIMSON MOON Writers Night Dahlonega GA 8pm
JUN 21 MUSIC IN THE WOODS Paris Mtn Series GreenvilleSC
JUN 7-8 RECORDING Asheville NC
MAY 4 PURA VIDA Charlotte NC
APR 21 RECORDING Asheville NC
eeemail: phyllis at phyllistannerfrye dot com
It ever was, and is, and shall be,
ever-living Fire, in measures being kindled
and in measures going out. - Heraclitus 550 B.C.
032208 Be still and know... a knot on the wall, the floor, or a peanut ...until you know it from all the rest, so that if someone put your peanut into a bowl of peanuts, you could pick it out. That is my interpretation today of Be still and know. It's Easter, the Resurrection. Pain to Joy. Pick yourself up. Be still. Echoing advice, reaching its destination. Thank you from the Walls of Time.
030508 On my walk at Brookgreen Gardens today, I traded a little carbon dioxide for some oxygen from my favorite tree. He has told me some cool things before, like "Did you see that I am dancing?" Today he said, "See how I am being in my place, with all my dead ends (he is a live oak) ...and see your place." I caught the word 'being.' It resonated with a dance of breathing.
Being is perfect;
Thinking is imperfect.
In your skin,
In your place,
Like a tree,
with broken limbs
Out in the elements.
Holding onto what we know
And reaching into the unknown,
like a tree.
Being is perfect.
OCT 07 Thank you, NORTH CAROLINA SONGWRITERS CO-OP for selecting me to play in your Annual Songwriters Event Oct 13, in Holly Springs. It was an honor to meet those wonderful songwriters from all over the world... Dave Turner, Kate Graves, Rupert Wates, Adam Middleton, Audry Auld Mezera, and Stacey Allyn Baker. Thank you Mark Easley and Jon and Eileen Batson.
SEPT 2007 It is closet-cleaning time ..literally and figuratively.. and the schedule is sparse. And my little house has burned. It was my past, it was my future. Mickey Newbury said "the future's not what it used to be;" Tom Waits said "nothing's yours to keep." "Peace will come." Tom Paxton says that. I believe it. But the closets must be cleaned out. "Ecstacy, then the laundry." -the Dalai Lama ...if you do your own laundry.
We are looking forward to the next act in this play.
...and working on material for the next RECORD!ing project .. Thanks for your invaluable unseen support.
For the fourth year it was an honor to work with the exciting Hemlock Festival, Dahlonega GA, Nov 2-4. Look em up and consider supporting this noble effort to attend the health of our majestic Hemlocks. It's an interesting story, too. One beetle eating another beetle eating a tree! Thank you Forest Hilyer and the Lumpkin County Coalition.
After my performance at the Swannanoa Gathering Showcase 2007, Tom Paxton kissed my forehead and said to me, "You are real." (I must admit the question had crossed my mind.)
Thank you, Brooks Williams, David LaMotte, Christine Kane, Cliff Eberhart, Billy Jonas, Kate Campbell...
Thank You to the 2007 Independent Music Awards.
NOV 07 Phyllis' song 'Blowin By' is included on the new CD "Breaking the Silence." These compilation CDs are published and promoted to assist the annual Benefit Concert for Suicide Prevention and Awareness in Detroit, Michigan.
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APR 19-20 '08 VOICE WORK w Siobhan Quinn/Michael Bowers Asheville NC
APR 7-8 RECORDING Asheville NC
MAR 18 '08 RECORDING Asheville NC
MAR 13 '08 THE EVENING MUSE w STEVE SIMPSON and JARET CARTER ! 8PM
FEB 9 '08 MYRTLE BEACH TRAIN DEPOT Open for Gigi Dover SouthxSoutheast Concerts 7pm
FEB 6 MS MENDEZ' CLASS Blackwater Middle School Conway SC
JAN/FEB EXPLORING SONGWRITING wPhyllis CCU Litchfield & Georgetown Campuses 843.651.3230
DEC 8 CHRISTMAS ON THE CREEK Murrells Inlet SC
NOV 4 HEMLOCK FESTIVAL Dahlonega GA
OCT 26 RA FOUNTAIN, Fountain, NC w SeeYouTuesday
OCT 13 North Carolina Songwriters Night, Holly Springs NC
OCT 2 thru MID NOV Phyllis' Songwriting Workshop Tues 2:30pm Georgetown Campus COASTAL CAROLINA UNIVERSITY 90-minute class 6 wks
SEPT 16 MURRELLS INLET COMMUNITY THEATER Season KickOff 2pm
AUG 19 SouthStrandConcerts Hosting BRUCE PIEPHOFF Murrells Inlet
AUG 11 BLACKWATER BREWS with Shawn Snyder, Fiddle Extraordinaire, Murrells Inlet SC (First show at home in over two years.. Thank you Jayme and Eryn)
** about my house OCT 07 From a letter to my friend Al Davis about the little house: "... Yes, my little house burned; it was something i had thought up for mike and me, and my dad and brothers and us built it back in 1985-86. it was beautiful wood all over ...knotty pine and cypress, only 1064 sq ft. we had built it on an acre and a half of really green and peaceful property about ten miles inland from surfside beach, near the waterway at the socastee drawbridge. Darby was born a couple of weeks after we moved in, and we lived there with a lot of cats and herbs and vegetables until she was sixteen.
then the big road (hwy 31) came thru, very slowly, and uprooted us and relocated us to murrells inlet and we bought the little house back from the highway department ... and an acre of land ...and followed it down the highway to its new home, halfway between where we were (socastee) and where we are now (murrells inlet).
[i remember on the way there was a car full of mexican boys riding along next to me in the passing lane ...not passing anything, and not going anywhere fast...pointing at the house and waving and laughing, and they were snapping photographs ...just like me.]
so for a couple of years, i spent a lot of energy and time and money putting it back together (2002-2004). michael reno helped me, best he could. my mom said "i'd never hold on to even a person like you're holding on to that house." it's up for interpretation. what was i holding
on to? i don't know. something i thought would get me there.
so we had been renting it out since then. i had figured i'd retire in it ...with a big porch all around it ...and a garden. but instead i got my fourth big letting-go experience. it's called 'the real eminent domain.' it's up for interpretation, too, i reckon, but it looks like we lose unless we choose not to. or if you don't let go, you'll fall off. thanks for asking."
JUNE 30 FLAT ROCK WINE SHOPPE Flat Rock NC
APR 3 SMOOT MEMORIAL LIBRARY 7pm King George VA
MAR 30 THE EVENING MUSE, Charlotte NC w/Mama Said 8pm
Thank you, Mr. Ron Goad for a great week of DC area showcasing!
FEB 23 FREDERICKSBURG SONGWRITER SHOWCASE 8pm F'Burg VA
FEB 24 RED ROCKS CAFE Centreville VA 3pm
FEB 25 HOUSE CONCERT Culpeper VA 7PM
FEB 26 WESTSIDE CAFE Frederick MD
FEB 27 TORTILLA FACTORY Herndon VA
MAR 1 FIREHOUSE GRILL Fairfax VA the SAW monthly showcase
(Songwriters Association of Washington)
now and then, the new cd...tomorrow is yesterday.
...and tomorrow i will have a new webpage...well, maybe day after tomorrow. two ears make a heart...and cdbaby makes it possible in the meantime. xo.
.... BACKWARDS ...
FEB 1 '07 THE EVENING MUSE w/Tim Fast & Steve Simpson 8pm Charlotte NC
DEC 6 '06 THE MEADOWS Afternoon Concert Conway SC
DEC 23 1-4pm CMas Songs at the DEAD DOG SALOON ! wTom Smith Myrtle Beach
OCT 21 '06 ART OF SOUND FESTIVAL Shelby NC (Cleveland County Arts Council)
12-1pm Writers' Round wDarin Aldridge & Greg Luck
3:30-4:30 PTF wJaret Carter, dobro
Thank you Becky Love, Tommy Forney and Nancy Owen
OCT 22 Brainstorm
OCT 23 HOLLOW REED STUDIO Asheville NC w/Chris Rosser
OCT 25 THE MEADOWS Afternoon Concert Conway SC
NOV 3 '06 BLACK COW Coffee Shop Concerts, Honea Path SC 7pm
NOV 4 HEMLOCKFEST! Dahlonega GA 1:15-2:15 pm
... So the Hemlocks May Live!
Thank you, Forest Hilyer, Chairman, LC firstname.lastname@example.org 706-265-5282
NOV 8 THE MEADOWS Afternoon Concert Conway SC
101606 murrells inlet, south carolina. walking around the perimeter of brookgreen gardens is one of the finest opportunities on the planet. ...you can avoid almost all human contact and become a part of an unadulterated and startling beauty ...you begin to see amazing life happening in the bluest blues and the greenest greens imaginable... yesterday for over an hour i watched from the shade of an oak tree at the picnic pond while a grown mudslider (turtle) on the grass ever so slowly inched away from an almostgrown alligator about fifteen inches behind. brookgreen gardens is the best reason to come to the beach.
thank you, anna hyatt huntington, for your humanitarian foresight.
For OPENERS: In this strange and wonderful business of pulling music out of the hat, producing the magician's identity APPARENTLY makes PROPS! of the magicians who've allowed him (that would be me, a girl.) onto their stages. here are some of mine:
(EXCEEDING GRATITUDE to all!)
The Honorable KATE CAMPBELL
CARRIE NEWCOMER / DAVID OLNEY
Her Majesty ANNIE GALLUP
SLOAN WAINWRIGHT / VERLON THOMPSON
His Wizardry MICHAEL RENO HARRELL
MALCOLM HOLCOMBE / GOVE SCRIVENOR
BOB SINCLAIR / JACK WILLIAMS / SAM ANDERSON
TOM YODER / BUTCH MORGAN / JONATHAN BYRD
CHUCK BRODSKY / STACY EARLE
Mr. KEVIN DANZIG / KEVIN GORDON
FERRON / MARY GAUTHIER
CHATHAM COUNTY LINE / HAYES CARLL
.. A little BIOGRAPHY .....
phyllis grew up singin the gospel in a big baptist family in georgetown county, south carolina, with the cool summertime dirt road between her toes ...and chickens under the porch. with a head full of dylan, she left the church for rock 'n roll in the early seventies ... then in the mid-eighties she left rock 'n roll to raise her young'n, and turned into a song magician on a mission. her inspiration burst and she landed on the highway in 2001. now she's on the road lookin for song lovers like you.
... BACKWARDS ...
Sept 30 FLAT ROCK MUSIC FESTIVAL Hendersonville NC
Aug 6 Sam Anderson's HOUSE CONCERT Belton SC wCindy Novelo
Aug 5 Afternoon w/the Songsisters, Asheville
Aug 5 8pm THE EVENING MUSE Charlotte NC w/Cindy Novelo
Jul 30-Aug 5 SWANNANOA GATHERING, Black Mtn NC in Class
Jul 29 hosting SAM ANDERSON in Concert Murrells Inlet SC
SOUTH STRAND CONCERTS. Special Guest Cindy Novelo.
Jul 22 8pm Writers Round w/Jon Zachary Instant Theatre
310 Main Street Highlands NC
Jul 21 2006 8 pm Opening for Malcolm Holcombe at the
GREY EAGLE Asheville NC
JUL 15 BACK ROOM AT THE FLAT ROCK WINE SHOPPE
9 pm w JARET CARTER & DARIN ALDRIDGE Flat Rock NC
JUL 14 SOUL INFUSION TEA HOUSE 8pm Sylva NC
JUL 8 RODI CAFE Gastonia NC
.. PAST SCHEDULE FOLLOWS ..
WARNING: this is an exaggerated webpage.
O when the sun goes down, the tide comes in,
and rushes over this town,
and i am glad to see that i am not the moon,
pullin the tides, but just a sand fiddler,
racin the big tide in the moonlight. ptf 100905
SEE SEE SEE SEE LIFE AS AS AS AS ART ART ART ART
row, row, row your boat
gently down the stream
merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily
life is but a dream;
this life is just a dream
'the times, they are a changin'
we knew it all along
and we hang on tight to what we know
but life is just a song
and we try to sing along
i'd row, row, row this day
so gently like a dream
if i may, if i might
row gently up the stream;
for i am bound upstream.
-- SCHEDULE APR-JUNE 2006 ---
>> Apr 29 2006 UU COFFEEHOUSE Open Annie Gallup Columbia SC
>> May 4 EVENING MUSE Charlotte NC Open Kate Campbell 8pm
>> May 5 WGWG FM 88.3 Boiling Springs NC ON AIR 3:30 PM
>> May 6 HOUSE CONCERT Greenwood SC 8pm 864.229.5427
>> May 7 SUNDAY SESSIONS Uptown Shelby NC 3:30 PM Cleveland County Arts Center WITH Jaret Carter & Darin Aldridge 704.484.2787
>> May 10 THE MEADOWS Conway SC 2pm
>> May 11 THE GRAPE Northlake Mall Charlotte NC
>> May 13 SAM ANDERSON'S Musical Farm Recording Event Belton SC
>> May 20 EVENING STAR CONCERTS Sautee Nacoochee GA 8PM
Open Sloan Wainwright
>> May 21-Jun 8 BREAK for KERRVILLE FOLK FESTIVAL to Walk and Breathe
>> May 31 CASBEERS San Antonio TX Songwriters Round with JonathanByrd RichardBerman ButchMorgan LisaMarkley...
>> June 3 LUCKENBACH TEXAS !! What Fun ... Thank You Butch Morgan and the HiX !
>> Jun 9 2006 THE BLUE RIDGE BBQ FEST Fri 4pm Tryon NC
>> Jun 16 MUSIC ON THE SQUARE Jonesborough TN
... Official Showcase SOUTHWEST REGIONAL FOLK ALLIANCE CONFERENCE Austin Texas Oct 2004
... Phyllis was asked to play Main Stage SOUTH FLORIDA FOLK FESTIVAL Ft Lauderdale January 2006
...Winner SUWANNEE SPRINGFEST 2001 Song Competition 2001 (Live Oak, FL)
O T H E R C O O L A W A R D S:
... WOODY GUTHRIE FEST SONG COMPETITION JULY 2005
... MIDATLANTIC MUSIC CONFERENCE Charlotte NC October 2005
... MILLENIUM MUSIC CONFERENCE Harrisburg PA June 2005
... CHARLOTTE FOLK SOCIETY(NC)OctOBER 2002
... MOUNTAIN VALLEY ARTS FEST Alabama 2002
... GREAT AMERICAN SONG CONTEST 2002
... WHAT SOME PEOPLE SAY ABOUT PHYLLIS ...
"Phyllis Tannerfrye is riveting and visionary..." - ANNIE GALLUP, Beat Poet Songwriter Artist
"Many of us know how difficult it is to write a song, even more to deliver the message effectively. Phyllis is blessed with the gift of an expressive delivery that enhances the tapestry she weaves with words."
-Charlie Tucker, FLAT ROCK FESTIVALS, Hendersonville, NC
..... N O T E S .......
April 8 2006
sometimes there's a road sign, makes it look like you know where you're goin. i saw plenty of road signs this week. on wednesday, ...drove up to greenville and got darby from furman u (fu) and she rode with me to the flat rock wine shop. i sang a few songs at their open mic (booked july 15..with someone or two TBA) ...and we even got darby to sing one of her songs. ...she's been playin in a band at furman (they got eighty students over to coffee underground to hear them.). . . . . then on thursday, i drove the long and winding road to beautiful murphy, nc, where kevin danzig was playin at the daily grind. he let me play between his sets. . . his tips jar says 'gas money' and he wanted to give me part, but i declined, and when i got home and took my guitar out of the case, thirty one dollar bills flew up and o the dance they danced comin down . . . . . . we had 47 great music fans here for the 'evening with the girls' house concert on march 31. with cindy novelo all the way from kansas and the NEAR MISSES from Charlotte. michael murphy (and bev) from charlotte came and recorded the whole thing (we had close to a dozen folks from the charlotte area) ...
March 20, 2006
Yesterday at the Cleveland County Arts Center in Shelby NC, The Harris Brothers and Darin Aldridge knocked our socks off. Awesome talent.
Last Saturday at CDX Mixed Media in Hickory, Rufus and friends provided a welcome setting for a travelin' songwriter... great audience, lots of art and fun people, and great food. I am grateful that people will come together and listen to original music. thank you...
...and speaking of house concerts, DAVID LAMOTTE took our audience ...43 songlovers on superbowl sunday! NO one was thinkin about football)... just took em into the wild blue yonder. right in our living room in murrells inlet. amazing.
Jan 29, 2006
>> This coming Friday morning.. FEB 3.. get up early and drive to North Wilkesboro and look for Minton's Pawn Shop... early. 7-9am It's the Hometown Opry, WKBC's weekly community gathering for music and fun. ..and Phyllis will play (sing), and Wilkesboro's favorite hometown pickers will fill the gap. That includes the amazing Wayne Henderson, guitar maker AND player.
The NEW CD is called "Now and Then" and features 14 of the newer songs i've been playin for the last year. with some of the finest musicians you can find, including a few of western north carolina's best bluegrass boys. the fine musicians on this little record have added the magic that made it all worth doing.
In the meantime, i am grateful to cdbaby for letting me EXAGGERATE this one, and especially grateful to ALL OF YOU for supporting my songwriting dilemma.
** *** JAN-APRIL 2006 SCHEDULE *** **
>> Jan 13 2006 LIVE IN THE STUDIO WSGE 91.7 FM 3pm with Rockin'Dallas
>> Jan 14 '06 THE TOSCO MUSIC PARTY! Charlotte NC
>> Jan 15 SOUTH FLORIDA FOLK FESTIVAL Main Stage!
Ft Lauderdale 3:00pm (well i WAS asked to play it by Steve Glickstein ...that's a great honor, but the festival was cancelled ...hurricane wilma tore up easterlin park and no other outdoor venue is able to accomodate this event... maybe next year!)
>> Feb 3 '06 WKBC Hometown Opry Radio 800 AM 7-9am Wilkesboro NC
>> Feb 5 DAVID LAMOTTE in Concert in my living room! $15 seat...843.651.3230
>> Feb 10 WOLF'S LAIR Dobson NC
>> Feb 11 Community Music Fun at the Cook Shack Union Grove NC and the Best Cheeseburger Anywhere (Thanks, Pal! xoxo)
>> FEB 24 EVENING MUSE Charlotte Writers'Round w/Bob Sinclair, Celeste Krenz and Gigi Dover
>> Mar 10 2006 CAFE PORTOFINO Boone NC 7pm or so
>> Mar 11 CDX MIXED MEDIA House Concert Hickory NC(Thanks, Rufus)
>> Mar 12 MOUNTAIN SPIRIT CONCERTS w/Tom Fisch Asheville NC
>> Mar 18 PRIVATE BBQ PARTY WITH BORROWED TIME BLUEGRASS Muddy Creek, SC
>> Mar 31 HOUSE CONCERT Murrells Inlet SC w/ CINDY NOVELO on the 'Fiddl-ish' .. and the NEAR MISSES! from Charlotte 843.651.3230
>> Apr 12 2006 THE MEADOWS Conway SC 2pm
>> Apr 15 WEDDING Waxhaw NC 3pm
>> Apr 15 RODI CAFE Gastonia NC 8pm
>> Apr 27-May 1 BREAK for The MERLE WATSON Tradition with Friends 'n Family
.. B A C K W A R D S ..
>> Dec 1 Webpage Consultation, Charlotte NC
>> Dec 1 The Krugers at the COOK SHACK! Union Grove NC
>> Dec 10 2005 FRESH BREWED Coffeehouse w/Tom Yoder!
>> Dec 15 RODI Cafe Gastonia NC
>> Nov 1 '05 CHARLESTON RECORDING STUDIOS James Island SC
>> Nov 4 THE CD BEING MASTERED! at FINAL STAGE, Nashville
>> Nov 5 PRAIRIE WIND FOLK & BLUEGRASS CONCERTS, BARC AUDITORIUM Windom MN
>> Nov 6 HOUSE CONCERT Windom MN
>> Nov 8 GRAPHICS! w/Geri Bland, Charlotte NC
>> Nov 16-17 GRAPHICS are Finished! now & then you sigh.
>> Nov 17 WGWG FM Fundraiser GardnerWebb U Radio Spot
>> Nov 17 RODI CAFE Gastonia NC 704.864.7634
>> Nov 18 RIDGERUNNER NATURALS STORE CONCERT 6or7pm
w/Ed Kelley 828.456.3003
>> Nov 19 THE CROOKED DOOR Marion NC 828.652.6216 8pm
>> Oct 1 '05 Sat BENEFIT for the Hemlocks Dahlonega GA
>> Oct 3-4 CHARLESTON RECORDING STUDIOS James Island SC
>> Oct 8 GOLDEN HILL CONCERTS 8pm Hollingsworth GA Open for Kevin Danzig
>> Oct 12 CHARLESTON RECORDING STUDIOS James Island SC
>> Oct 15 CHARLESTON RECORDING STUDIOS
>> Oct 18 CHARLESTON RECORDING STUDIOS
>> Oct 20 RODI CAFE FoodArtMusic Gastonia NC 704.864.7634
>> Oct 22 ART OF SOUND FESTIVAL Shelby NC 5pm Beam Stage.
>> Oct 31 CHARLESTON RECORDING STUDIOS
>> Sept 9 '05 CHARLESTON RECORDING STUDIOS James Island SC
>> Sept 14-15 CHARLESTON RECORDING STUDIOS
>> Sept 15 RODI CAFE Gastonia NC 704.864.7634
>> Sept 22 THE EVENING MUSE Charlotte NC Open for Mary Gauthier
>> Sept 23-24 ALBINO SKUNK FEST ... with albino skunks.
>> Sept 25 FLAT ROCK MUSIC FEST Hendersonville NC (with nonspecific skunks)
>> Sept 26-27 CHARLESTON RECORDING STUDIOS James Island SC
>> Sept 30 Fri THE CRIMSON MOON Dahlonega GA 8pm with Dana Marie LaChance 706.864.3982.
>> Aug 2 '05 CHARLESTON RECORDING STUDIOS James Island SC
>> Aug 7 BLACK MTN STORYTELLING Michael Reno Harrell
>> Aug 11 CHARLESTON RECORDING STUDIOS
>> Aug 18 RODI CAFE Gastonia NC 704.864.7634 FOODMUSICART
>> Aug 23 CHARLESTON RECORDING STUDIOS
>> Aug 28 VERLON THOMPSON in our living room! FULL HOUSE.
.... PAST DATES BELOW ....
WHAT SOME OTHER PEOPLE SAY ABOUT PHYLLIS:
"Phyllis is an artist who refuses narrow categorization. Her talents as a AMERICAN singer songwriter are far too broad for that. I don't want to take this CD out of my player."
-DAVID BUTLER, WQFS-FM, Greensboro, NC
"This is what songwriting should be; Phyllis is a winner." -Beth Judy, SUWANNEE SPRINGFEST, Live Oak, FL
"You will listen for the next twist of phrase in Phyllis' intricate lyrics and beautiful melodies. She has highly expressive vocal technique & an engaging stage presence." -Bill Beckett, WUFT-FM, Jacksonville, FL
"Phyllis has a powerful voice with bluesy overtones, and her songs are exquisitely crafted and emotionally compelling." -CHARLOTTE FOLK SOCIETY, Oct'02
. . . NOTES TO MYSELF... PHYLLIS QUESTIONS . . .
..what is the difference between the muse and god?
..what makes the cross on the moon?
..why is the grape tootsie roll pop paper blue?
hmmm . . . MORE BACKWARDS...
>> July 31 '05 HOUSE CONCERT Phyllis and TOM YODER! 843.651.3230 COME TO THE BEACH!!
>> July 24-30 THE SWANNANOA GATHERING. Time to Breathe.
>> July 23 with CINDY NOVELO the EVENING MUSE 8:00 pm
>> July 22 THE WOLF'S LAIR w/ CINDY NOVELO on the fiddle. Dobson NC at Black Wolf Vineyards
>> July 22 WSGE FM 91.7 GASTON COLLEGE RADIO Live 2:30pm
>> July 21 RODI Cafe GASTONIA's BEST, 704.864.7634 8PM
>> July 17 UNITY CHURCH Surfside Beach SC
>> July 3-4 CHARLESTON RECORDING STUDIOS
>> Jun 4 '05 PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH of the COVENANT CONCERT SERIES Greensboro NC 336.275.6403
>> Jun 5 SAME PLACE The 9:20 SERVICE (not church, they said.)
>> Jun 5 WQFS FM Greensboro NC 11:00 am
>> Jun 12-13 CHARLESTON RECORDING STUDIOS
>> Jun 15 CHARLESTON RECORDING STUDIOS
>> Jun 16 RODI CAFE Gastonia
>> Jun 20-23 DOUBLE TIME RECORDING STUDIO Wilkesboro NC
>> Jun 24 COFFEE CAFE, Culpeper VA
>> Jun 25 9TH ANNUAL MILLENIUM MUSIC CONFERENCE Harrisburg PA Official Showcase at BORDERS BOOKS 9:00pm
>> MONTH OF MAY '05. IN STUDIO .. and taking a long look at Darby... she's GRADUATING from HIGH SCHOOL!!
... she ain't no baby no more.
>> May 19 RODI CAFE 8pm Gastonia NC GREAT FOODARTMUSIC
. . .
WHO is in charge of this calendar??
>> Apr 3 '05 UNITY CHURCH Surfside Beach SC
>> Apr 16 THE EVENING MUSE Charlotte NC 8pm Open for Malcolm Holcombe. THE BEST LISTENING ROOM.
>> Apr 17 FLAT ROCK FAMILY Spring Thing at Sam Anderson's
>> Apr 20 WSGE Live on Air 2pm 91.7 FM Gaston College
>> Apr 20 OLD HOUSE STUDIO, Gastonia. We're adding Jaret Carter (amazing dobro...ask Jerry) and Darien Aldridge on MANDOLIN
>> Apr 21 RODI World of ArtMusicFood 8pm Gastonia NC
>> Apr 22 PRIVATE EVENT Rock Hill w/ Michael Reno Harrell
>> Apr 23 WACCAMAW RIVERKEEPERS BENEFIT Murrells Inlet 1-5pm Strolling Event Historic homes along the Inlet. Stories, Art, Food & Music. $25
>> Apr 28-May 1 MERLEFEST for Enlightenment and Regeneration
>> Mar 12 '05 PRIVATE PARTY Muddy Creek SC w/Borrowed Time Bluegrass and BBQ
>> MARCH 15-16 OLD HOUSE STUDIOS Gastonia NC Percussion Tracks with the Great Greg Lilley!
>> Mar 17 RODI Cafe Gastonia NC
>> Mar 21-27 Camping with the Family at The Magical SUWANNEE SPRINGFEST down in Live Oak, Florida...One of the Best Real Music Festivals ... No Hype... Great Music like Guy Clark and Verlon Thompson and Peter Rowan
>> Feb 10 '05 OCEANSONG CAFE on the Isle of Palms SC **OPEN FOR JACK WILLIAMS info: 843.886.0707
>> Feb 13 JACK WILLIAMS in Concert at my house. 843.651.3230
>> FEB 15-16 OLD HOUSE STUDIO Gastonia NC Makin Bass Tracks! Tom Kuhn and Rick Blackwell
>> Feb 17 RODI ... Gastonia's Coolest Restaurant, Art Gastonia NC 8-10pm GREAT FOOD, ART and SONG. 704-864-7634
>> Feb 25 FRESH BREWED COFFEE HOUSE 8pm Myrtle Beach SC !!
in concert with the most excellent TOM YODER, together and solo. It's your chance to hear us AT HOME! CALL 843.946.7428
>> Feb 28 ANNUAL ETHNIC LUNCHEON Diversity Celebration w/ WPMS Faculty, Conway SC
>> Jan 7 '05 THE WOLF'S LAIR Dobson, NC. PEOPLE DRIVE TO THIS RESTAURANT. 336.374.2532.
>> Jan 20 WSGE 91.7 FM Gastonia 2PM LIVE INTERVIEW
>> Jan 20 RODI Gastonia's Coolest Restaurant and Art Gallery/Acoustic Venue, Gastonia NC 8-10pm GREAT FOOD AND GREAT ART AND GREAT PEOPLE. 704-864-7634
>> Jan 21 7-9 am (that's in the morning!) WKBC the Hometown Opry Radio Show, Wilkesboro NC ... Live from Minton's Pawn Shop!
>> Jan 26 '05 Wed THE EVENING MUSE 8pm Charlotte NC 704.376.3737 Opening for Chatham County Line
********** SEPT-DEC 2004******************
>> Dec 5 2004 Hosting MICHAEL RENO HARRELL Murrells Inlet SC
>> Nov 26 OCEANSONG CAFE Isle of Palms SC ... A SONGWRITERS ROUND w/Carroll Brown & Mike Strauss
>> Nov 13 CHESTER STATE PARK Afternoon Picnic for the Episcopal Church of Rock Hill
>> Nov 12 THE EVENING MUSE Charlotte NC
Open / CARRIE NEWCOMER
>> Nov 11 CLEMSON UNIVERSITY/SCETV ROAD SHOW "YOUR DAY" 12noon-1pm Live from Hartsville SC and 7pm on http://yourday.clemson.edu LISTEN ONLINE !!
>> Nov 8 2004 MCLEOD HOSPICE MEMORIAL Florence SC 5 pm
>> Oct 14 '04 THE EVENING MUSE, Charlotte NC 8pm
>> Oct 1-3 Official Showcase SOUTHWEST REGIONAL FOLK ALLIANCE CONFERENCE Austin TX
>> Sept 25-26 FLAT ROCK FESTIVAL Hendersonville NC
>> Sept 23 2004 RODI Gastonia NC 7:30 or 8:00 PM Come for dinner! 704.864.7634
*** bottomless PAST SHOWS DOWN BELOW ***
....HOUSE CONCERTS ARE THE BEST!....
... would YOU like HELP hosting PHYLLIS at a HOUSE CONCERT at YOUR HOUSE ??... with YOUR FRIENDS as the AUDIENCE?
... it's the very best way to experience homemade acoustic music, the music that belongs to the people. if so, EMAIL ME FROM THE LINK ON THE LEFT. ...cheers! phyllis
MINGO CREEK, South Carolina. "Lowcountry backwater is the heart of Phyllis Tannerfrye, the songwriter. The heart, where the life starts...where the journey begins. Her music is southern, but it comes from somewhere way beyond the creeks & marshes of her Georgetown County home. The songs tell us stories about people and places. Some we want to walk right up to and touch; some we want to visit only through her voice and guitar, like the rain-soaked alley in a dark city night. She tells us about herself and she tells us about ourselves. This music is Life, and it isn't narrow in scope or subject...it moves...like water. Like a river. It takes us past places so familiar that we know exactly where they are, but she shows them to us from another side...from the river. And she takes us into canyons that we would never think to enter without her as guide. It's a long river...and a wonderful ride. Welcome aboard." ... -MICHAEL RENO HARRELL, the Producer ...voted Charlotte's Best Songwriter / also MERLEFEST Song Champion.
LYRICS ... OLD WOMAN:
© 2000 phyllis tannerfrye / liontooth music
i am an old, old woman
i'm old and free at last
free of the trouble and heartache
i could not let go in the past
trouble keeps the women busy
and heartache would keep me on the ground
but I got to let go every worry
and hold on this freedom i've found
trouble comes knockin at my back door every day
i don't listen what that cold wind say
it keeps me rockin, can't stop it anyway
but there's a blue, blue sky above this cloudy day
sometimes i can see my light come shinin
all the way from abraham to me
when the light is bigger than the shadow
the blue sky is easy to see
trouble comes knockin. . .
yeah, i-i, i'm an old, old woman
and i know i did not come here to stay
everybody on this train goin somewhere
and somewhere there's an uncloudy day
trouble comes knockin. . .
....(old) NEW SONGS:..
"daddy said we need to keep on prayin
for each other til the kingdom comes.2X
not just sunday mornin, no the time to pray is now
workin in the garden, children hold on to your plow.
daddy said we need to see the beauty
in each other and around us too.2X
not just in the people, no, no, not just you & me
beauty all around us only open eyes can see, yeah.
hmmm hmmm hmmm hmmm hmmm hmmm hmmm hmmm ... "
(that was the difficult line)
august 10, 2004***
"i'm a road sign on your way to heaven...
and here you come outa the blue...
you come a guzzalin and revvin...
and i just get one fleeting glimpse of you..
but i'm standin my ground, hopin you will see
no matter where you're bound, you can follow me...
i become a yield sign to keep you from colliding...
just a reminder, WE GOTTA GIVE ..."
JULY 05 ... We got to work in the Kruger Brothers' Studio last week, Wilkesboro ...great experience, wonderful people. now i'm listening to lots of tracks...great musicians...it's like working backwards. . . i hope it won't SOUND backwards..
i like WALKING backwards...especially on the beach, near my home, at Huntington State Park. the beach is wide, and i can close my eyes and walk backwards for a long time. it's a great thing to do, better than standing on my head.
MAY 05 We had a great time at MerleFest this year. Find the Kruger Brothers'"Carolina in the Fall"...gorgeous song.
MAR 05 Highlight of the month: off to Suwannee Springfest in Live Oak, FL with the family. We're pickin up and deliverin' musicians from the airport.
FEB 05 We got the bass tracks done! The multitalented Tom Kuhn has given us the bottom line again.. wait til you hear what he's done with MAGNET ! it's just what it wanted.
... AND we had the privilege to work with Rick Blackwell, an extremely smooth and gracious musician (he plays bass for kathy mattea).
JAN 05 It's MOLTING time... or HIBERNATION... it's a bumpy road... it's time to turn...it's not why, why, why... it just is..van morrison said part of that.. i said the rest... i had a dream and bob dylan was in it...since i was eleven he's been in my dream.. i wonder if he's ever dreamed of me
NOV 04 that trip to texas consumed us for a while. i'm still digesting it...and hoping soon to get down to following up some of the great contacts we made out there... i had six showcases over the weekend and made some great new friends. ...I FLEW!...with my guitar! and it wasn't so bad.
OCT 04 stuff takes time. joe's studio (36th st, charlotte) was struck by lightning while he was on his honeymoon. hmmm... so we're waiting for that to come back together so we can get the honorable TOM KUHN in there to put down some bass tracks. tom is an excellent musician and teacher and human being for that matter... and a great friend. he plays in a number of different configurations around charlotte and beyond with his trio LUNATIC FRINGE and his big band THE STRAGGLERS. i'm honored to have him play on my record.
SEPT 04 ...we copied the basic tracks and took em up to the 36th STREET STUDIOS, charlotte, engineered by the sound man from heaven, joe kuhlman from the EVENING MUSE ... picked up cindy novelo from the airport (all the way from lawrence, kansas) and she added her wonderful viola to "FOOTPRINTS" (me on the piano!) and on the ANGEL song.
JULY 04 ...after kerrville, we put down eight more tracks in the studio (CHARLESTON RECORDING STUDIOS, james island) and cleaned em up so they're ready for company.
... now we're studying them closely for INSTRUCTIONS. (the songs are in charge, you know.)
*** the SOUTH STRAND CONCERTS are a big hit here in murrells inlet sc. past & future SSconcerts:
BRUCE PIEPHOFF AUGUST 19, 2007
SAM ANDERSON AUGUST 2006
PHYLLIS, CINDY NOVELO & THE NEAR MISSES
... MARCH 31, 2006
DAVID LAMOTTE Feb 5 2006
PHYLLIS & TOM YODER Dec 10 '05
VERLON THOMPSON Aug 28 '05
JACK WILLIAMS Feb 13 '05
MICHAEL RENO HARRELL Dec 5 '04
SAM ANDERSON July 18 '04
GOVE SCRIVENOR May 9 '04
JONATHAN BYRD Jan 25 '04
MRH, SAM, TOM YODER 2004
CHUCK BRODSKY TBA
ANNIE GALLUP TBA
Wanna hear PHYLLIS MUSIC on the RADIO ?
..Check THESE STATIONS:
WNCW 88.7 FM Spindale 828.287.8080
WSGE 91.7 FM Gastonia 704.922.6333
WGWG 88.3 FM Shelby 704.406.4339
THE PENGUIN! on the Carolinas coast:
WPPG 106.7 FM Wilmington AND
WUIN 105.3 FM Myrtle Beach 800.998.1053
WFMT 98.7 FM Chicago IL Rich Warren Midnight Special
WHFC 91.1 FM Bel Air MD Harford Comm College
WUFT Gainesville FL
WFCC? St Augustine
KRCL Salt Lake City
(sorry this is incomplete; more info soon)
Listen to Phyllis Interview on Clemson Radio
"Your Day" from July 17,2003 w/Dyana Daniels
**** VENUE ARCHIVES *** PAST SHOWS ****
>> Feb 28 '02 SUMTER OPERA HOUSE 7:30 pm
w/ Michael Reno Harrell & Jack Williams
>> Mar 15 02 GODFREY'S Georgetown, SC 843.527.3610
Concert & The PAINTED RAGS catalog Art Show
>> Mar 16 02 THE LIVING ROOM, Myrtle Beach, SC Concert & The PAINTED RAGS catalog Art Show
>> Mar 19 02 NORTHEAST FIRST STREET MUSIC HALL, Gainesville, FLw/ Jane Yii Benefit for Civic Media Center
>> Mar 21-24'02 SUWANNEE SPRINGFEST Live Oak, FL (see above)
>> Mar 31 HOUSE CONCERT Charlotte NC
>> Apr 5 '02 WGWG FM Shelby NC Radio w/ Michael Reno Harrell & Jack Lawrence
>> Apr 6 THE EVENING MUSE, Charlotte NC w/ Michael Reno
>> Apr 12 '02 WHITMAN'S BACK ROOM, Simpsonville SC w/ Michael Reno
>> Apr 13 SIX STRING CAFE, Cary NC w/Michael Reno Harrell 919.469.3667
>>Apr 18 THE PURPLE ONION CAFE, Saluda NC 7:30pm 828.749.1179
>>Apr 19 '02 ARTWORKS Gallery, Litchfield Exchange, Litchfield Beach, SC Concert & Art Show w/her singing family
>> May 4 RIVER PLACE ARTS FEST, Coffee Underground, Greenville, SC
>> May 10-12 FLAT ROCK MUSIC FEST Hendersonville, NC
>> May 14-June 18 '02 KERRVILLE FOLK FESTIVAL Kerrville, TX (Being a songwriter 24 hrs a day)
>> June 29 WUSC 90.5 FM Live Radio Show 11 am, Columbia, SC
>> JAMMIN' JAVA MUSIC & COFFEE, 9 pm Columbia
>> July 10 COFFEE UNDERGROUND, Greenville, SC
>> July 11 The Naked Truth Songwriting Showcase at THE EVENING MUSE,Charlotte, NC w/ Michael Reno Harrell & Leslie Berry
>> July 12 '02 MALAPROP'S BOOK STORE Asheville, NC 8:30 pm
>> July 13 PRIVATE PARTY, Black Mountain