Hello hello hello hellllloooooooooooo out there!
Boy, have we been busy. We’ve been working full time in Bellingham and playing shows around the region every weekend since May! It’s been amazing to connect with familiar faces and meet so many beautiful new people.
We had a soul-nourishing adventure among the San Juan Islands with the Lydia Violet Band and the Salish Sea Revival Tour; We performed for the people and plants at the spectacular Nursery at Mount Si; We hosted a magnificent Chocolate Party and dance at the Majestic Ballroom; We packed the Honeymoon Meadery full of friends and loved ones for an intimate serenade… Thank you for sharing these moments and memories with us!
The coming weeks hold the following musical delights:
*CANCELLED – August 26th @ Conway Muse*
Friday, September 22nd – 7pm – Alternative Library – I AM DESIRE ritual theatre poetry reading by Traesti Luther w/ music by The Living Arrows
Well, that about covers the near and slightly less near future.
Keep an eye on us on Facebook and Instagram to stay apprised of additions and changes to our schedule. Also please feel free to reach out if you have any questions, comments, funny stories, cool pictures, random ideas, or friendly hellos you have for us!
Lots of love,
Hello out there, beautiful friends and fans of The Living Arrows!
We are back from the magical woods of Holden Village, where we spent six weeks in the snowy valley, listening to owls at night and playing music all the live long day. We have lots of new magical songs to share with you, and numerous performances on the schedule this spring and summer!
Here is the list of shows so far:
May 5th – Random Howse (Eastsound, Orcas Island)
May 6th – Bastion Brewing Co (Anacortes)
May 18th – Anelia’s Kitchen & Stage (La Conner)
May 20th – Aslan Brewing Co (Bellingham)
May 28th – Northwest Folklife (Seattle)
June 3rd – Music Moves Me – Boundary Bay Beer Garden (Bellingham)
June 9th – Skylark w/ ThedrifterLuke (West Seattle)
June 16th – Disco Bay Detour (Port Townsend)
July 1st – Honeymoon Meadery (Bellingham)
July 15th – The Shakedown w/ Below Blackstar (Bellingham)
August 26th – 7:30 pm – Conway Muse w/ The Sky Colony (Conway)
Keep your eye out for updates as our schedule continues to grow!
Happy springs and lots of love from,
Traesti, Loren, & Alexandra
Hello dear creatures of Earth!
We Living Arrows hope this newsletter finds you in good health and cheer this holiday season.
Knowing that many loved ones may have fallen on difficulty and suffering lately, we wish to extend our deepest intentions of healing, positivity, and support to you and yours in need.
If you have the means to offer financial support at this time, here is an undeniably moving cause we would like to bring to your attention: Love For Little Levon.
Donate to the little fellow, and you get an amazing compilation of music from incredible artists such as Elephant Revival, Spirits of the Red City, Shakey Graves, Chimney Choir, Laura Goldhamer, and many more.
“This album is a compilation of songs from people who have contributed their music to help raise spirits and funds for Cagney & Jess’ baby, Levon Robbie Wenk. Cagney was diagnosed with an aggressive, stage 4 brain cancer in August, and less than a month later Jess gave birth to Levon. ALL MONEY RAISED FROM THIS COMPILATION will go to the Wenk family for the sake of Levon’s future and well being.
The majority of these songs have yet to be released, and some of these songs may never be available anywhere else. The music ranges from studio sessions to demos, and live recordings to phone recordings.
This compilation is a pure example of community and it demonstrates the strength that can coalesce when people are in need of love and compassion. Thank you to all musicians and artists who contributed their self expression to benefit Little Levon.”
Levon’s father, Cagney, passed away on the 23rd. Please think about buying this amazing album to support a beautiful and suffering family.
Another opportunity to support an extremely inspirational and powerful community member in need is here.
“Our beloved friend Chiara is dedicated to the health and wellbeing of future generations and the protecton of Mother Earth. She is a fearless warrior with a big heart, and right now, she needs our help. Please share with people who have the capacity to donate and want to support her healing journey and sacred work in this time of transformation.
On their way to the Lelu Island in Tsimshian territory to stand in Solidarity with Water Protectors resisting fracking and LNG, Chiara and friends hit ice and went down a 30~foot embankment. Chiara sustained a TBI, concussion, fractured her temporal skull bone and perforated her eardrum, with 50% hearing loss. We expect a full recovery, but we also expect Chiara to be on a long road to recovery with very crucial needs in her healing process. All financial support will go to immediate needs including medical, transportation, basics and self-care. An investment in Chiara is an investment in our shared values of preserving crucial habitat, addressing climate change and organizing to amplify resistance to business as usual.”
In other news, we Living Arrows have returned from our five-week tour of Iceland, and feel very motivated and grateful and supercharged with musical energy! The January issue of Bellingham’s What’s Up! Magazine will feature a Tales From The Road article detailing the joys and misadventures of our journey, so keep your eye out…
Speaking of What’s Up Magazine, we are proud to say we have been nominated for their 2016 Music Awards. Go on over to what sup-magazine.com and vote for us on “Best Silver Platter” (for our new album Roots & Wings) and “Best Axes of Folk”!
Next item… We are very elated to announce that our upcoming plans this spring include participating in a six-week artist residency at Holden Village! The theme of the residency is Ecology, Spirituality, and Social Justice, and we look forward to spending our time in the magical Glacier Peak Wilderness arranging and preparing a whole new batch of songs for your listening pleasure.
We also will be booking a tour down the west coast during the month of July, so if there are any wonderful places between Bellingham and San Francisco that you would like to bring to our attention, please do get in touch!
While you’re on the internet, wander over to YouTube and scope out this sweet little video we made of our song, I Am Not My Thoughts.
By the way, we would also like to inform you that lyrics to all of our recorded songs are available for your perusal right here on our website! (and VERY soon, we will also have posted the lyrics to unrecorded songs you’ve fallen in love with at our live shows!)
Wellp, that was a long one.
Thanks for reading, we love you a whole lot and wish you an extremely fortunate and delightful New Year.
~The Living Arrows~
Traesti, Loren, & Alexandra
Join us on September 29th at the Shakedown to celebrate the release of our brand new album, Roots & Wings!
Hello dear creatures of Earth!
We write you from the apple-scented sunshine pool of Bellingham, WA. There are a few exciting things we are ready to announce!
Our first music video ever is out and about on the YouTube. Nolan Alan McNally filmed our song, Young Lovers, on Lopez Island this summer. The song will be on our upcoming album.
Speaking of our UPCOMING ALBUM! The release date is set: September 29th at the Shakedown, come hear us sing and get your copy of our beautiful new creation. Opening act Dawn Bombs & Local Ghost!! Keep your eye out for the facebook event.
For the Bellinghamsters, you can catch us here and there around town over the next month til we leave:
Needless to say, it is going to be a very fun and busy month!
The day after our CD release show, we’ll head on a little tour to Colorado. Check the CO tour schedule!
We are looking forward to sharing lots of new music with you.
Email email@example.com for booking inquiries or other questions.
Lots of love from,
Alexandra, Traesti, and Loren
The Living Arrows
This past weekend we wandered out to Lopez Island with the magnificent Nolan Alan McNally to shoot a music video for Young Lovers, a song that will be on our upcoming album Roots & Wings (September 2016).
The video will be out for your viewing pleasure this July!
Here are some highlights from the day:
Set You Free ep out now!
Get it here!
Recorded in Bellingham, WA at Northwest Studios with Sam Chue. Mastered by Craig Russo.
Hello dear friends and fans, near and far!