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Girls With Guitars

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Wynola Pizza & Bistro, 4355 CA-78, Santa Ysabel, CA 92070

Janice Bina-Smith, Cynthia Brando, and Corrina Carter will be sharing an evening of music in The Red Barn @ Wynola Pizza, which is just down the hill from the (apple pie) town of Julian, CA. Fall weather, music, and pizza!
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SMITH & CARTER

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Pine House Cafe & Tavern , 9849 Sunrise Highway , Mt. Laguna, CA

Janice Bina-Smith & Corrina Carter swap songs at this historic log building which is The Pine House Cafe and Tavern, first opened in 1942. It's less than an hour's drive from San Diego's downtown and beaches; great rustic comfort food which includes big juicy burgers made from scratch. What a perfectly lovely way to start the long holiday weekend. We will both be playing our beautiful, one of a kind, hand crafted "Mosely" guitars and singing practically every song we know! Please join us in this wonderfully rustic setting.

Girls Night Out with Corrina Carter and Jeannie Willets

The Fret House, 309 N Citrus Ave,, Covina

CORRINA CARTER blends her vocals and guitar playing with passion and heart. She chooses, curates and performs songs from the folk, blues, and country tradition.

JEANNIE WILLETS an award winning folk/jazz singer/songwriter, serves audiences "food for the soul" with her well crafted songs, smooth voice, and creative guitar playing.

Tickets are $15 and will be available at the door, or purchase your tickets online to reserve your seat.

https://frethouse.com/pages/concerts-events

The Songwriter Serenade - Hosted by J.C. Hyke

Matt Denny's Ale House Restaurant & Bar, 145 E. Huntington Dr, Arcadia

The Songwriter Serenade is a weekly show held every Tuesday night at Matt Denny's Ale House Restaurant & Bar. Over 400 artists have now played the show!
Tonight's artists include; Corrina Carter, Carol McArthur, and Jodi Siegel. Each artist will play a 4 song set.

This is a free show on the patio. Please click the link below for more details.

http://www.jchyke.com/songwriter-serenade.html

Roadhouse Series - Americana Women

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Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Ave, Altadena, CA 91001

Corrina Carter's music runs the gamut under the Americana umbrella which includes blues, country, folk, and a bit of soul. Her 2016 release of "Lady in the Moon" was celebrated right here at The Coffee Gallery Backstage. She will be singing two songs along with several other artists. Please click the link below for more details and a list of performers.

https://bit.ly/2RjKvl3

Please make your reservations by calling 626 798-6236 Tickets will be available at the door. $20

South Pasadena Arts Crawl

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Bungalo Bill's Courtyard (The Munch Company), 1026 Mission St., South Pasadena

Artists and Businesses team up to celebrate the summer season with another fun and family friendly “Neighborhood Night-on-the-Town”. Sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce and produced by SPACE, the South Pasadena Arts Crawl welcomes people of all ages to this free event which offers gallery exhibitions, art activities, live music, open houses, food and drink specials, and sales throughout the business district. Mission Street, and adjacent blocks, will be abuzz with festivities for the event.

Corrina Carter will play a short set at the location above, along with Cynthia Carle, Dave Clausen, Wild Mountain Mystics, Dudley Saunders, Eric Chase, Chauncey Bowers, Donna Barnes Roberts, Bill Burnett, and Cynthia Brando.

Come out for a great evening. bring the kids. there will be many activities, including: Dinosaur Farm and Kidd’s Jewelry Heist host “The Kids Are Alright Night” in their back parking lot, featuring performers 21 and under, with Charley Hickey headlining. Plus face painting and a $5 bracelet bonanza.

Mudpuddle Show! Corrina Carter, Rick Shea, and Michael McNevin.

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Mudpuddle Shop, 37433 Niles Blvd, Fremont, CA

Corrina Carter, Rick Shea, and Michael McNevin are going to get Muddy! Might include some of other touring friends adding to the showcasing & swapping with Carter, Shea & McNevin, picking, harmonies, sitting in. A fun night of Americana. Bios and more details to come. Meantime, it's a good time to make your reservations :). $20. Doors at 7:30, show at 8pm. BYO or share what's there. Bring a friend - walk-ups are welcome to open seats at showtime, and, RSVPs are a good idea. Pay at the door.

RSVP at this event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/372320166590689.

Or write Mike at info@michaelmcnevin.com

The Eclectic

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Griffins of Kinsale (21 AND OVER), 1007 Mission St., South Pasadena

This is an all day music and art event with over 60 acts performing on multiple stages around town. I will perform a 60 minute set joined by the wonderful Tim Fleming on pedal steel. The festival is family friendly and free to attend. Take the Gold Line to South Pasadena.

http://theeclectic.rocks/

http://www.griffinsofkinsale.com/

Hosted by: Songwriters at Play and Morro Bay Wine Seller

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Morro Bay Wine Seller, 601 Embarcadero, Morro Bay

As special guests, Corrina Carter, Alice Wallace, Craig Louis Dingman, Chris Beland, and Dorian Michael, will start the show playing 4-song sets. The showcase, featuring Andrew Delany, playing a 45-minute set, will close out the night.

Corrina's set will begin at 7:50pm

FREE - 21 & over

https://www.facebook.com/wehavewine/

http://www.songwritersatplay.com/

Steve Key Presents, Songwriters at Play

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Sculpterra Winery & Sculpture Garden, 5015 Linne Rd, Paso Robles

As special guests, Corrina Carter, Marty Dolciamore, Susan Marie Reeves, and Jenner Howland, will start the show playing 4-song sets. The showcase will feature, Renée Azzari and Nathan Conn, "Breakfast Wine", playing a 45 minute set, to close out the afternoon.

Corrina's set will begin at 2:00pm

All ages welcome.

http://sculpterra.com/
http://www.songwritersatplay.com/

Corrina Carter and Michael McNevin

Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Ave, Altadena, CA 91001

Corrina Carter's music runs the gamut under the Americana umbrella which includes blues, country, folk, and a bit of soul. Her 2016 release of "Lady in the Moon" was celebrated right here at The Coffee Gallery Backstage with her friend Michael McNevin opening the show. She includes two songs written by him on her record and when he is down from the bay area they can be found doing shows together around LA.

In a return visit to The Coffee Gallery they will accompany one another as well as share songs individually, resulting in a warm and inviting celebration of friendship and music. Accompanying them both on pedal steel will be the very talented, Tim Fleming.

Please make your reservations by calling 626 798-6236 Tickets will be available at the door. $15

Saturday Songwriter Sessions

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The Hill Street Cafe, 524 S Coast Hwy, Oceanside

Join Glen Hernandez, Willowspring (Vicky Tarr Jans & Diane), Breakfast Wine (Renee Azzari and Nathan Conn), and Corrina Carter for some original music and fun in the relaxed atmosphere of the Hill Street Cafe. Enjoy the music, along with great organic food, refreshing beverages, or a glass of wine, cider, or beer, and if you're so inclined, join in by playing provided percussion instruments, singing along, or just tapping your feet! The fun is free!

May6

The Eclectic Music Festival

Calvary Church, 1050 Fremont Ave., South Pasadena

This is an all day music and art event with over 40 acts performing on multiple stages around town. I will perform a 30 minute set joined by the wonderful Tim Fleming on pedal steel. The festival is family friendly and free to attend. Take the Gold Line to South Pasadena.

Oct15

The Living Tradition

The Downtown Anaheim Community Center, 250 E Center Street, Anaheim, CA

Beginning at 7:30pm, Corrina Carter will be playing a full set. If you don't already have a copy of her "Lady in the Moon" CD, this would be a good time to pick one up. Come down to this beautiful OC venue. Tickets are $16 (kids under 18 are free with each paid adult. How cool is that?). There is also free parking.

Opening for Jeni and Billy you will be transported to the Appalachian coal country.

Presented by The Living Tradition, a non-profit organization working to support and preserve traditional music and dance in Southern California.

http://www.thelivingtradition.org/tltbodyconcerts.html

“Solar System”, opens my 2016 “Lady in the Moon” record. 

Greetings, 

Checking in for a little music talk, and show reminder. 
This song grabbed my attention years ago, and it, “Solar System”, opens my 2016 “Lady in the Moon” cd. Thought you might like to hear the wonderful songwriter Bill Mallonee doing the version that literally stopped me in my tracks when I saw him live. 
We tried to make my studio recording of it “wide and spacey”, 
🌜🎶🌛 ......I’ll be doing it, just me and a guitar at The Fret House show in Covina, CA this Saturday night. 3/30/19 Please consider this a personal invitation to everyone on my fan site, and beyond, to join me as I co-bill with local singer songwriter Jeannie Willets. 


Jeannie Willets Fan Page 

Take Good Care, Listen Live, and often! 

Corrina 

P.S.—- FYI....My CD is available here: Buy some music!

 

Bill Mallonee - Solar System

Lady in the Moon 

Well here it is, the new website, with all the updated information to keep track of what I'm up to, where I'm playing, and how to order my new CD "Lady in the Moon". 
I will try and write something as often as I can;  my idea is to take a song each time, and talk about why I chose to include it on the record. 

Let me begin by saying that I do not consider myself a songwriter, which is why there are no songs on the album written by me.  I am however part of a songwriting community that I adore and who are so generous to share their songs with me.  Usually I'll be out listening to music and stumble upon a song that I feel like I can wrap my heart around; and wait to see if it continues to take root, . 

I'll begin with "Lady in the Moon"; the title cut.  I knew that one day I would record it;  way back 30 years ago, I knew.  That was when I first heard it from the songwriter, my friend, Ray De La Paz, who had a love for melodic Paul McCartney songs.  I always loved singing it with him; and when the harmony kicked in on the chorus, I felt like this was a song written just for me and filed it under: "songs I would love to record". 

Well in those days I was a pretty new guitar player and the chords he used were way out of my 'folky songs of the day', wheelhouse, so for many years I was content with the special treat of singing it together at parties we both attended.  As time went on and I improved on guitar, I knew I needed to have it in my back pocket;  and I was not about to lose track of this song!  Kids, family, life; the times of running into Ray were few and far between as things got busier for both of us and eventually I lost track of him. 

I was however in touch with a mutual friend who knew how to play it and agreed to show me; so I could write out the structure of these elusive chords.  For years I was missing two chords in the chorus; Ray unfortunately passed away in 2011 and in the meantime I  lost track of our mutual friend. 

Enter the age of Facebook and reconnecting with my last hope to the missing chords for "Lady in the Moon".  To this day I don't know their names....but I can play 'em, and I still have the scribbling of the chord shapes from the 80's where the journey began. 

Before computers and search engines, this is how it was done, and the collection of such material was my lifeline for hanging on to a precious song that naturally fit as the title for the album, Lady in the Moon.  Rest in peace, Ray,  I'll take good care of "her". 

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