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Big Bad Gina goes to the West Coast! 

Big Bad Immense Profuse Thanks to Laura Love and Mary McFaul for bringing us onboard and offering this incredible opportunity. We are so grateful and looking forward to this new musical adventure! We have begun the journey west and have been enjoying the sites along the way with so much more in store. We have several performances scheduled with Laura Love from Washington to Oregon to California. A complete schedule can be found on our calendar page. We will trade, share and combine sets with Laura who, like BBG, is genre hoppin'. Her music bounces from bits of the blues, bluegrass, jazz, and folk to gospel, reggae, and country; all mixed up and described as Folk-Funk, Afro-Celtic, Hip-Alachian. We encourage you to find out for yourself what Laura Love's music does for your soul by visiting www.lauralovemusic.com. However, a live Laura Love performance is an experience and one you won't forget and combined with Big Bad Gina is some Big Bad Love!!

Fayetteville Pride and Progress 

Thanks again for all who showed up and tuned in to our live webcast "Bon Voyage Party" from Fayetteville. It was fun knowing you all were out there and thanks for your comments and questions. One of the questions asked was, "What was your favorite Pride?" While we did say Milwaukee because of the sheer size (30,000 people) and length (the whole weekend), we must also include our Ozark Prides, both Fayetteville and Eureka Springs, AR because we are so proud to be a part of and represent our community. Fayetteville just recently passed an anti-discrimination ordinance after countless hours of public comment and discussion. A huge step for our small town in AR with an overwhelmingly positive response from our community who showed up in droves to support our mayor and city council in this decision. We are so proud to have been a part of this progress and hope that it becomes the norm in our country: human and equal rights! What a concept!

 

Big Bad Gina is 5 years old! 

Thanks to our local NWA community of friends, family, and fans! It was such a treat to be able to play in the very building where we all met: the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Fayetteville, and celebrate with music, community, food, drink, and dancing! Thanks for all your support and encouragement from the very beginning and well beyond!
Onward we go: producing our own Amazon Music Festival, emceeing and hosting this year's National Women's Music Festival, and a west coast tour with Laura Love. Stay tuned for more details and lots of stories. 
Thanks for the love of the music! Keep reaching for your dreams!
 

Folk Alliance International 2014 was beyond incredible! 

INCREDIBLE! as in we can't believe we played and heard that much music, in that amount of time, met so many people, were inspired in many and various aspects of music and performance with workshops and presentations and gear and the list goes on! We had 10 performances, including jamming live on KKFI's WomanSong; with Tret Fure, SONiA, and Leela Grace! All of our showcases were well attended and well received. We've entered a new community and it's international and it was connected all along and is already growing wider and lovelier on so many levels. Thanks to the KC folk community at large for being so welcoming and involved in the conference. We are inspired and energized anew and look forward to the opportunities that will arise out of the sheer experience of it all. 
This is a copy of just our showcase schedule. It's so fun, we had to post it again! Enjoy and Thanks!

Amazon Music Festival, You Tube Channel, Folk Alliance, and Texas Tour 

***AMAZON MUSIC FESTIVAL*** 
SATURDAY, APRIL 12, 2014
2-11pm
GUESTHOUSE INTERNATIONAL
I-540 & MLK Jr. Blvd.

FAYETTEVILLE, AR

The 2nd Annual Amazon Music Festival will feature 6 nationally-touring all-female Acts: Holly Near, Emma's Revolution, Big Bad Gina, Ginger Doss, SJ Tucker, and Summer Osborne.In addition, Drum Elder, Wahru Cleveland, will lead an Afro-centric hand drum workshop for all skill levels.

This all day line up makes a powerfully, energetic well-rounded event which will include political and environmental activism, humor, spirituality, imagination and muse. A true collaboration of sounds, styles, and community! Doors open at 1:30pm. All are welcome. Kids under 10 are free.


TICKETS on sale now at: www.bigbadgina.com/amazon-fest

*Read on for more info about each artist or visit www.bigbadgina.com/amazon-fest



***YOU TUBE CHANNEL***
Announcing Big Bad Gina's official You Tube Channel. You can view and subscribe at www.youtube.com/bigbadgina

 
***Upcoming February Tours***
And our last bit of big news: Big Bad Gina does Folk Alliance in KC, MO with showcases and our Texas Tour (starting in Little Rock, AR) begins Feb. 7 with special sistah guests: SJ Tucker in Little Rock and Ginger Doss in Ft. Worth, TX. Then on to Austin and Houston. Please check out our official calendar for more details at 
www.bigbadgina.com



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AMAZON MUSIC FESTIVAL ARTISTS:


Holly Near headlines the event.  For over 40 years, Holly Near has been a leading force for women in music and a spokeswoman for global peace and multicultural consciousness. Among honors from the ACLU, she was named Woman of the Year in Ms. Magazine and interviewed inPeople magazine in 1976 for her LGBTQ advocacy.  A social change artist, Holly Near has observed that "Music can influence choices for better or for worse."

www.hollynear.com

 


Emma's Revolution carry on the passion and commitment within the social change music movement. Smart, funny, and informative. Like Rachel Maddow and Jon Stewart with guitars. Featured on NPR's All Things Considered and Pacifica's "Democracy Now!"
www.emmasrevolution.com

 

Big Bad Gina brings multiple musical genres to life with their multi instrumentalism and 3 part harmonies. Big Bad Gina has twice headlined the National Women's Music Festival, played the Michigan Womyn's Music Festival, been featured at Pridefest events including Milwaukee, Tulsa, KC, and Nashville.
www.bigbadgina.com 

 

Ginger Doss is an aspiring piano zen master bridging Spirit with song. Divinely inspired words connecting universal emotions set to rhythmic, funky, danceable beats. With her song, "Thankful" she has received many honors including a nomination in the acclaimed OUT Music Awards. 
www.gingerdoss.com

 

SJ Tucker, Pixie Pirate Mythpunk Powerhouse, has been the glad captain of her own independent music career since 2004. With over ten albums released, Tucker has received songwriting awards and has traveled the world with her music. 
www.sjtucker.com

 

Summer Osborne, award winning songwriter and LGBTQ activist, sings to change the world by changing people's minds about themselves. Osborne's kaleidoscope of music is infused with her charismatic stage presence and naturally humorous personality. 
www.summerosborne.com

 

Wahru Cleveland, "Drum Mother" at National Women's Music Festival and founder of Sistah Ngoma, multicultural professional women's drum group, and the Columbus Community Drummers. 
www.drumwahru.weebly.com

 

TICKETS ON SALE NOW AT:  www.bigbadgina.com/amazon-fest

                                

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Big Bad Gina & Laura Love - Gypsy Cafe

Sunny Valley, Wolf Creek, OR, Ashland, OR

 

Now we're in OR! 5PM Doors, 7PM Music 541-761-8555 Price: $10 -$20 -$50 donation, pay what you can The Big Bad Love Tour heads to Oregon for their one and only show in the Beaver State. Laura met BBG last year when they were playing the same stages at a couple of festivals. She fell in love with this "folkin-rockin'-genre hoppin" multi-instrumental kick ass vocal band from Fayetteville, AR and invited them to accompany her on a West Coast tour. BBG will play a set of their material and then back up Laura on her stuff. This show takes place at Gypsy Cafe, which is located on private land in Sunny Valley / Wolf Creek. It will be like an outdoor house concert. Admission is by sliding scale donation. Suggested prices are $10, $20 or $50. Whatever you can afford is fine. Contact your concert host to make reservations and get directions: RSVP Barbara at gypsycafeoregon@gmail.com or 541-761-8555. Leave a message and they'll get back to you. - See more at: http://lauralovemusic.com/tour_dates#post-82

We'Moon Womyn - Woohoo!

$10 - $20 - $50 sliding scale

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Big Bad Gina & Laura Love - Occidental Center for the Arts

3850 Doris Murphy Ct. , Occidental, CA 95465

 

The Big Bad Love Tour descends into California with a show in Sonoma County at the Occidental Center For The Arts. Laura Love met Big Bad Gina last summer when they were thrown together on festival stages. It was a great mash up and Laura invited this "folkin'-rockin'-genre hoppin'" multi-instrumental kick butt vocalist band from Fayetteville, AR to join her in this, their first West Coast tour! Let's show them them some Golden State hospitality and pack this joint! Reservations are advised. Go to the web site www.occidentalcenterforthearts.org or call 707.874.9392 for more information. This will only happen once so don't miss it! - See more at: http://lauralovemusic.com/tour_dates#post-82

$20 Age limit: All ages

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Big Bad Gina & Laura Love - Kuumbwa Jazz Center

320-2 Cedar Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

 

Big Bad Gina and Laura Love in Santa Cruz! Laura Love hits the road with the fabulous Big Bad Gina, the awesome Genre Hoppin' Folkin' Rockin' all woman band from Fayetteville, AR that has been knocking crowds dead and winning awards all over the Midwest. Laura joined forces with BBG after crossing paths on the festival circuit last year. They fell in love and decided to take over the West Coast.
Big Bad Gina performs a set of their original material, then they back up Laura for a set of her material. This will be an unforgettable night that Santa Cruz will be talking about for a long time. Do. Not. Miss. This. Find out more about Big Bad Gina here. General admission is a mere $20. For $32, you get Gold preferred seating. Those seats are limited and go fast, so if you'd like to get in early and sit up front, go for the Gold today! 831-479-9421 - See more at: http://lauralovemusic.com/tour_dates#post-82

$20 General Admission / $32 Gold preferred seating Age limit: All ages

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Big Bad Gina & Laura Love - American River Music Festival

950 Lotus Road, Lotus, CA 95651

 

Camping, white water rafting, and MUSIC! Over 30 music presentations, the beautiful South Fork of the American River and a friendly river community. On this stage BBG will back Laura Love with keyboards, electric violin, guitars and drums while Laura sings your favorite songs and plays that funky bass.  BBG throws in some of their originals and at the end of the weekend, this will be the set you will be talking about.  Do. Not. Miss. This.  Find out more about Laura Love here: www.lauralovemusic.com 530-889-7398 for festival info and prices.

Age limit: All ages

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Big Bad Gina & Laura Love - Wisteria Ways House Concerts

Oakland, CA 94618

 

Big Bad Gina performs a set of their original material, then they back up Laura for a set of her material.  This will be an unforgettable night that the Bay Area will be talking about for a long time.  Do. Not. Miss. This.  Find out more about Laura Love here: www.lauralovemusic.com Please note that this is an AFTERNOON show! This is an outdoor house concert, which means you should go to the web site to see how to make reservations, what to bring to the show, and other details.  510-655-2771 Or email your concert host to ask for information at info@wisteriaways.org. See you there! - See more at: http://lauralovemusic.com/tour_dates#post-82

$15 - $20 sliding scale

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Sep20

Ohio Lesbian Festival

Columbus area, Ohio

 

Fri. Sept. 19 - Sun. Sept. 21 A stellar lineup including Cris Williamson, Melissa Ferrick, Alix Olson, Elvira Kurt, Beverly McClellan, Wahru, and many more. Big Bad Gina plays Saturday night. Camping, workshops, burlesque, movies, childcare, vendors, and more. Check out: http://ohiolesbianfestival.wordpress.com/

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Sep27

Big Bad Gina & Laura Love in KC

UMKC, KC, MO

 

After a month long tour on the west coast, we're bringing Laura Love with us to KC. Ticket info to be announced soon.

Age limit: All ages

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Oct5

Little Rock Pride Fest - Parade and Picnic 2-8pm

Clinton Presidential Center and Park , Little Rock, AR

 

Pride in October? Pride is everyday! Join us in celebration in our home state! "The Natural Colors of Equality" The event starts at 2pm with a parade and festivities from 3-7pm and a kid zone til 8pm. Hosted by Central Arkansas Pride. For more info visit: www.centralarkansaspride.com and www.facebook.com/centralarkansaspride

Age limit: All ages

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Oct31

BBG does Rocky Horror in Austin

Bear's Lair House Concerts, Austin, TX

 

Stevie Bear welcomes BBG once again for another special event. But will she recognize them? Maybe we should call it the "FrankenBear House"....

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Nov1

Big Bad Gina in the HOUSE

Glorfield House Concerts, Houston, TX

 

Sandi and the Houston Community welcomes BBG back to their neighborhood. These gals know how to have a good time. We saw them at Amazon Music Festival and National Women's Music Festival already this year! Looking forward to seeing them again in their home town! Oh and we just learned recently that Sandi's first house concert featured Lucie Blue Tremblay! Wow!

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Dec5

Student Recital

Fayetteville, AR

 

We're so proud of our students. Celebrate in their accomplishments! More info coming soon.

Age limit: All ages

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Dec13

Holiday Show

Fayetteville, AR

 

Age limit: All ages

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Feb6

Private Party

Eureka Springs, AR

 

Our dear friend turns 80!!

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Apr10

AMAZON MUSIC FESTIVAL

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Fayetteville, AR 72701

 

3rd Annual and now 2 days! Friday night events will feature BBG and a DJed dance. Saturday's confirmed acts include The Traveling Fates {Ginger Doss, SJ Tucker, and Bekah Kelso}, and Ubaka Hill. Tickets available in January, 2015

Age limit: All ages

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Highlights and Awards
2014 Winner - HRC Battle of the Bands - Kansas City
2013 Winner - Battle of the Bands - Dallas, TX
2013 Headlined - Tulsa Pride
2013-2012 Headliner - National Women's Music Festival
2013-2012 Performed Michigan Womyn's Music Festival
2013 Performed Milwaukee and Nashville Pride
2012 Winner - HRC Battle of the Bands - Kansas City
2011 Winner - National Women's Music Fest Competition
2010 Winner - Best New Band NAMA Awards

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