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Willows neighborhood resident Aimée Campbell is a self-described “lifelong lover of live music.”  Since 2014 she’s hosted house concerts at her venue called Dala’s Nest, featuring local artists playing a variety of musical genres.

“Events at Dala’s Nest bring diverse music to the community at no cost to the artists,” she said.

This Saturday, Oct. 21, she’s featuring vocalist Wendy Waller at 6:00 pm (doors open at 5:30 pm). Suggested donation is $20.

Emails Wendy: ” was at a wedding and a woman recognized me as someone that she use to hear sing at Rudy’s Bar/restaurant in downtown Palo Alto. She asked what I was doing these days and if I was still singing. I said I am teaching singing and performing at house concerts.

“Then she said, Do you know Aimee Bolter Cambell? She’s having house concerts at her place. I asked the woman if she would mind introducing Aimee to me and so I was introduced via e-mail and Aimee and I began corresponding. Aimee listened to my music and liked it and so here we are!”

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Finish folk pop duo, Vellamo, appears in Menlo Park on Oct. 21

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In Finnish mythology, Vellamo is the goddess of the sea. In the world of music, Vellamo is the performing & songwriting team of Pia Leinonen and Joni Tiala. Their music is characterized by haunting melodies, ethereal vocals, and virtuosic guitar styling. They write instantly-memorable songs in English as well as in their native Finnish, and […]

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Peter and Will Anderson Trio will appear at M-A PAC on Sept. 23

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The Peter and Will Anderson Trio will be performing at the Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center on Saturday, Sept. 23 at 7:30 pm as part of the Palo Alto Jazz Alliance’s 25th anniversary celebration. Tickets are available online. The Anderson Twins Trio, featuring Peter and Will Anderson, have been called “virtuosos on clarinet and saxophone,”,= by the […]

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Freddy Clarke makes music for a wobbly world

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Musician Freddy Clarke got our attention at a summer concert in Fremont Park when he greeted the audience by proclaiming: “Hi, I’m Freddy Clarke from Menlo Park.” Indeed, the lifelong singer, songwriter, guitarist and band leader has been a resident of Menlo for the past four decades. A converted garage serves as his studio; his […]

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Spotted: Young princess dancers among a sea of older dancers

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The Steely Dan tribute band Aja Vu played at Fremont Park tonight. It brought out the usual kid dancers, and we spotted two Menlo Park princesses. Now some who live with women who grew up in Menlo Park would call any female raised here “a princess.” But that was only half the story. What we […]

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Multi-media artist Mel Day previews Wall of Song, her video art installation project

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Most recently, multi-media artist Mel Day‘s work is focused on collective singing and civic engagement. This will be front and center when, together with Michael Namkung, the Wall of Song project, a first-of-its-kind collaborative singing video work, is presented at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco on July 25. Central to the project is a mass singing of Leonard […]

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Cellist Alexander Hersh comes to Music@Menlo as part of the International Program

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Alexander Hersh, a recent graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music, is a fourth generation string player, so it was surprising to hear him say, “My parents never pushed me to play an instrument; my mother wanted me to be a lawyer.” However, he did admit to getting a toy violin when he was […]

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Here’s your chance to hear great bluegrass music – Menlo-Atherton High School style!

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The finest bluegrass pickers to emerge from the halls of Menlo-Atherton High School are getting together this Saturday, July 15, for a special show at Club Fox in Redwood City (2209 Broadway). Since graduating in 2004 and 2005, Ryan Breen (banjo), Henry Warde (guitar), Kyle McCabe (bass), and Andy O’Brien (mandolin) have developed into some […]

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Vocalist Madeleine McGlynn debuts at Stanford Jazz Festival

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Menlo Park resident Madeleine McGlynn (fourth from left), who we profiled in June, made her performance debut today appearing with three other vocalists at the Stanford Jazz Festival in a program called Celebrating the Great American Songbook. Backed  by a five-piece band, she appeared solo for two songs, singing Night and Day and Feeling Good, which she said […]

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Madeleine McGlynn takes the stage at Stanford Jazz Festival this summer

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Menlo Park resident Madeleine McGlynn started singing about the time she started talking. “My Dad listened to jazz standards, and every day when he got home from work, I’d have him play whatever songs he wanted to introduce me to. That music has remained my era. I love Harlem Renaissance jazz, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday.” Madeleine will […]

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Spotted: Young rockers at Portola Valley summer concert

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The first on the dance floor at tonight’s Portola Valley summer concert were the young kids in the audience. That they had never heard the great rockabilly tunes played by session guitarist Jinx Jones  (far right) mattered little. The music got their groove on. Photo by Linda Hubbard (c) 2017

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