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Thank You, Friends! 

So wonderful to be with those of you who were there at the house concert/fundraiser last Sunday (9-24-17) in support of my new album in the works, Partially True Stories. My huge thanks to Dan for his incredible piano playing, to Barbara for the gorgeous space and delicious treats, and to Barbara, Kirsten, and Curt for co-hosting such a sweet event. I am grateful to you all. And to Joshua for the surprise of the Dr. Hops Kombucha! So fun. 

To those of you who were not able to be there, we missed you! Whether you are just joining in, or have been with me for the long haul, I want to thank you all for your love and support with a free digital download via Dropbox of my first album:  Dara Ackerman~ Skyland.  

THANK YOU, EVERYONE!  :-) :-) :-) 

1. A Benefit Concert for Breast Cancer Research 

Saturday, October 14th
Doors at 5:30, Show at 7pm

Feeling very honored and excited to be part of this year's annual Notes4Hope CD Release Concert, which is a benefit for breast cancer research and prevention. The show will feature singer-songwriters from all over the Bay Area, with Mat Kearney headlining and LUCE! It's going to be an incredible evening. 

I'll be singing one song~ my newest, called "After The Battle". I wrote this one just for this very special event. Here's a sneak peek, before the CD's release. Click HERE to listen!  

PS: Our very own and beloved Amy MacClain will be performing  "Step Into Now". So excited to sing backup for Amy on this MacClain&Cole favorite!

Click on this link for details and tickets:  NOTES 4 HOPE Website.

2. THRILLER Halloween Flashmob Party with FELSEN! 

The Ivy Room
860 San Pablo Ave, Albany 94706
Friday, October 27th at 8:30 pm 
$10 advance tickets online 
$13 cash at the door

For those of you who don't know, I also sing backup (and play percussion and dance like a wild woman) in an extremely fun Oakland Indie Rock band known as FELSEN. 

Come to the IVY ROOM in Albany on Friday Oct 27th, and join Felsen and friends for an insanely fun evening of original music, Michael Jackson THRILLER cover songs, and a giant flash-mob re-enactment of the dance number from the early 80's THRILLER music video. For more information, click here. And don't forget to get your zombie (or other) costume ready, and learn the dance. YouTube it HERE. Yeah, Baby. 

Have a fabulous October, everyone, and hope to see you at any or all of the above! 


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Upcoming Show & September News  

Dear Friends!

Welcome to my first official newsletter EVER!  Thanks for your years of patience and dedication, everyone. ;-)

This is where you will learn about my upcoming shows, get updates re my new album, see exclusive videos, and more! If you are receiving this email, you are someone who has either attended one of my shows, heard me sing in one of your yoga classes, found me online, or are a friend and supporter over the long haul. Grateful to you all. 

I will be performing songs from my coming new album, Partially True Stories, with my amazing bandmate and virtuoso jazz pianist, Dan Zemelman, at an intimate loft living room house concert, hosted by dear friends. You are invited to this very special event. All proceeds go toward finishing the new album. It's going to be so sweet, delicious and fun.  Click HERE for tickets and location! 
Sunday, Sept 24th 
Doors and snacks 3pm, showtime 3:30
Tiered pricing at $20, $35, $50, with perks for each level

Get tickets and location by clicking HERE! 
A million thanks to all of you who attended my house concerts so far this year in Oakland, Berkeley and Portland, and to those of who donated from afar to fund the recording my new album, Partially True Stories. Because of you, it is halfway through being done! In fact, here's me and the amazing Gawain Matthews, my incredible producer, in the studio:   Click here to see video! 
Here's the track I promised you, for the winners of the best vegan dessert contest at all of those shows. Everyone won! This song is called Loren, for my wonderful friend Loren. (Hi Loren!) You'll need to guess which parts of this song are only partially true. ;-)  Click HERE to listen!
At each house concert this year, YOU took a vote for which song to record next with the funds YOU raised. I promised to send you the song you voted for when ready. Getting so close to being done with those. Stay tuned!  

Keep and eye out for my next shows, updates on the album, and more to come. Thanks for tuning in, everyone.
With huge love!
Dara XO

PS  Scroll down for photos from tour! :-) 
PPS Additional photos, music and more at my website, DaraAckerman.com!