In May Issue of Inland Empire Magazine
There's a cool little write up in the May issue of the Inland Empire Magazine about up and coming, local female musicians. Some of my favorites that were mentioned include: Crystal McKee and Apryle Dalmacio. Many of you may know already that Crystal McKee started the Female Acoustic Showcase that has been running in the Inland Empire for over three years now. And of course, they did mention my name too! I wish I would have know about it beforehand! So, I could have submitted a photo to them. It was nice to be mentioned though. It was a nice surprise. :)
Pick up your copy today! On newstands now!
The RAW Semi-Finals Showcase will be on Thursday, November 10 at Club Sevilla located in Riverside, CA at 6:30 p.m.
Please lend your support to the Mobetta Loretta Band as "Musicians of the Year!" Let's put the Inland Empire on the map, ya'll!
Come on out and bring your friends! The cover is only $10 if you get your tickets in advance!
Please go to: http://www.rawartists.org/riverside/rawards2011
Nominated for RAW Artists: Musicians of the Year
We were nominated online as "Musicians of the Year" for the RAW Artist Showcase in Riverside! Now, we will have a chance to compete against Riverside and Pomona artists for an opportunity to become the national winners! The Semi-Finals Showcase will be next month! Votes will be tallied LIVE at the show! Then, a panel of judges will decide the winners in each category! Keep posted for more details!
RAW Online Voting Begins October 1-15
Mobetta Loretta asks you to help her and her band become the next RAW Musicians of the Year in Riverside, CA!
The RAW Musicians of the Year online voting begins October 1-15. You can vote once a day! Please go to http://www.RAWartists.org
to vote for Mobetta Loretta!
The winner will receive generous prizes including increased exposure in marketing including print media and merchandise packages, studio time with Chris Garcia (Katy Perry/The Pretenders/Christina Aguilera) and consultation with Don Greirson (Capitol Records/A&R/Music Consultant) and the opportunity to tour next year in any one of the 21 cities that RAW appears in including, New York, Chicago, Austin, Nashville and San Francisco (and the list goes on)!
RAW - Grassroots Showcase featuring Mobetta Loretta
RAW hand-picks and spotlights local artistic talent in film, fashion, music, visual art, hair & makeup artistry, and performance art. With artists from all genres in each showcase, RAW events come together to form an amazing circus of creativity!
What can you expect when attending RAW Showcase? We screen an independent film (usually a short, webisode or music video), a fashion show from an up-and-coming local designer, a musical performance, an art gallery featuring several independent visual artists, and performance art (comedy/dance/fire dancers, you name it...). You'll get a little taste of everything. Combine all this creativity with drinks, fun, and good company! To join the fun, please RSVP to Mobetta ($10/ticket) at http://www.rawartists.org/view-artists/userprofile/mobetta
When: October 13th @ 8:00 p.m. at Club Sevilla located in Riverside.
Winner at the Inland Empire Music Awards
I was honored to receive the award for Best FOLK at the IEMA show! It was a fun event! Thanks for all the folks at the Inland Empire Weekly who put on the sixth annual awards show.
Thanks also to my recording engineer, Kevin McKee; my mastering engineer, Kevin Bartley at Capitol Records; the band and all guest musicians who contributed on my album; and to all the supporters, listeners and fans who made it all possible! Thank you!
Inland Empire Music Awards
The Sixth Annual Inland Empire Music Awards just announced the nominees for the 2010 Awards Show!
I am honored to be nominated for:
I am also very proud to announce that my dear friends, Sal & Isela (Husband and Wife duo) were also nominated for their debut album, "Sal and Isela con Los Salerosos" for all the same categories above (except for Best Female) and Best World Music. Sal & Isela were featured as guest artists on my album, "Salt of the Earth."
The Sixth Annual Inland Empire Music Awards will take place this Saturday, October 23, 2010 at the Riverside Plaza - Main Street Stage at 6:00 p.m. Admission is free and open to all ages!
So, come on out and support Inland Empire artists for an evening of great fun! For more information please visit: http://www.ieweekly.com/iema
CMJ Music Marathon
I've been notified I've been selected to play at the CMJ Music Marathon in NYC between October 19-23, 2010. Specific Dates and Times TBA.
CMJ Network connects music fans and music industry professionals with the best in new music through interactive media, live events and print.
CMJ.com offers a digital music discovery service, information resources and community to new music fans, professionals and artists.
CMJ Events produces the legendary CMJ Music Marathon, the largest and longest-running music industry event of its kind, in addition to live events and tours across the US.
It is quite an honor to be selected. I'm very excited!
Labor Day Weekend
A couple more gigs on Labor Day Weekend will include, Saturday, 9/14/10 at the The Music Hut located at 329 Main St., Half Moon Bay, CA 94019 at 1:00 p.m.
After the radio interview on Sunday, 9/5/10 at KPIG 107.5 FM we'll head to the Over the Hill Gang Saloon located at 3530 Portola Dr., Santa Cruz, CA 95062.
Americana Radio in Santa Cruz
We will be doing an in-studio performance on KPIG 107.5 FM in Santa Cruz, CA on the program called, "Please Stand By" with the famous DJ Sleepy John on Sunday, September 5, 2010 between 9am-12pm. If you are in the area, please tune in!
Nominated for Best Female Artist at the Street Official Music Awards
I've been nominated for "Best Female" at the Street Official Music Awards to be held on Saturday, October 9th at 8:00 p.m. at the historic Grove Theatre located in Upland, CA. Voting will take place online beginning on September 1, 2010. Please show your support by going to the website and casting your vote for me! http://www.streetofficial.net
Ruffneck Days Coming This October!
I'm very excited to be playing on the same bill with the Rockabilly Queen, Wanda Jackson at the very first "Ruffneck Days" to take place on October 2nd and 3rd at the Mill Creek Cattle Company located in Mentone, California. This very special two-day event will feature a host of both local and national acts including rockabilly, bluegrass and country music.
Headliners on Saturday, October 2nd will be L.A.'s very own Kings of Country Swing, The Lucky Stars and on Sunday, October 3rd will be the Queen of Rockabilly, Wanda Jackson.
Mobetta Loretta will be opening on Sunday, October 3rd at 12:00 noon.
Tickets are available at the Mill Creek Cattle Company (909) 389-0706 and at Hobo's Vintage (909) 792-3961 or you may visit: http://www.ruffneckdays.com
New York Debut
I made my stage debut in New York City on Monday, July 5th, 2010 at B.B. King’s. I was invited to join the stage with some very prestigious musicians. I sang my original blues song, “Go On.” Then, cruised over to join the jam with Ritchie Canatta located in Greenwich Village at the Bitter End. Just getting to play in the same establishment where Bob Dylan and so many other big name artists played was an exhilarating experience! It was very exciting to be accompanied by some of the best musicians in NYC, including Ritchie Canatta (Billy Joel band).
3rd Annual Female Acoustic Showcase
The 3rd Annual Female Acoustic Showcase is headed to town again! Be sure to check out an incredible line up of talented females on July 11th at Victoria Gardens, Rancho Cucamonga and Encore Performance on July 24th at Riverside Plaza!
Fourth of July Holiday
This Fourth of July Holiday will be a blast! I'll be hitting the road again to make several jam sessions July 2nd - July 5th, with some very prestigious musicians! I'm very fortunate to be invited to play in their company! Check us out at the Bitter End on Sunday, July 4th in NYC.
On the Road Again!
We will be on the road again with our dear friends, Sal & Isela! This time we're headed to Central California, where Sal & Isela used to live in Lompoc. Be sure to check us out if you are in the area on Saturday, June 19th at the Southside Coffee Company. See my calendar page for more information.
Help Make Local 890 a National Historic Museum
Our trip to New Mexico was an exciting roadtrip! We caravaned across three states and managed to boycott Arizona as well. Well, except for the speeding ticket that my friend, Sal got. He got zapped with the cameras!
We played at a very nice venue that had an audience of over 300 people! We met some fantastic people including Dr. Maria Trillo from Casa de la Cultura and Georgina Ortega from Casa in Las Vegas, NM. We met some folks from NPR radio and hooked up with the Morning Show with Gwyn & Lori 88.1 FM.
We were honored to also play at the Juan Chacon Union Hall. We met some miners and important activists there, including Huetotel Lopez, who is fighting hard to help preserve the Juan Chacon Union Hall. We had the chance to tell/play our story and to listen to their stories---One miner who spoke is 94 yrs. old!
Be sure to check out www.juntosenlaunion.org to help support the Local 890 Union Hall and convert into a National Historic Museum of Mining History!
Live Interview and In-House Studio Performance
Check out our live in studio performance at Flatcatradio.com on Sunday at 7:00 p.m.!
Centennial Celebration for Mining Days
There will be a Centennial Celebration for Mining Days on Saturday, May 8, 2010 at 3:00 p.m. located at the Juan Chacon Union Hall in Bayard, New Mexico (Highway 180 East). The event will feature guest speakers, including Loretta Chacon (niece of Juan Chacon), along with miners and activists who will commemorate the history of mining that has gone back 500 years.
The event will feature a photographic art display of the women who were involved in the strike at the Zinc Mines and which were featured in the movie, "Salt of the Earth." A special screening of Loretta Chacon's documentary which features her great Aunt, Virginia Chacon and Juan Chacon, Jr. will be screened during the event.
Special performance by the Mobetta Loretta band performing songs from their recent CD, "Salt of the Earth," which was inspired by both Chacon's family history and the mining district surrounding Silver City, New Mexico.
VIVA NEW MEXICO 2010
I am very proud and excited to share with you that we will be featured at the upcoming VIVA NEW MEXICO 2010 Concert on May 7th from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at the Cobre High School Fine Arts Auditorium located in Bayard, New Mexico.
The event will take place to honor the men and women who overcame discrimination and obtained civil rights in New Mexico and for miners all over the nation.
The event is sponsored by Casa de la Cultura and co-sponsored by the National Hispanic Cultural Center and the Casa de Cultura (Las Vegas).
Tickets are $10 each for adults (children free). Available now for advance purchase at A.I.R. Mountain Coffeehouse, Chino Federal Credit Union, Ft. Bayard Credit Union, Food Basket, and the Santa Clara Catholic Parrish.
For more information please visit www.casadelaculturanm.org. Or you may call (575) 519-9738.
For general information on the Silver City area please visit: http://www.gilacommunity.net/silverweb/eatsleep.html or www.silvercity.org.
Come Celebrate With Us!
Come celebrate with us at Darcie Rickert + Ruff Neck's CD Release party on April 17th @ 8 p.m. at the Mill Creek Cattle Company located at 1874 Mentone Blvd., Mentone (909) 389-7167. With special guests, Marquis & Matt of Hobo Jazz, Cowboy Singer, Mr. Pickens and Mobetta Loretta with Professor Steve.
Best of 2009
"Salt of the Earth" was featured on Vanessa Franko's Audiophile Blog as one of the year's best! I am so thrilled to be included on the list! There are so many talented artists in the Inland Empire alone. Cheers to Vanessa for putting local bands into the spotlight!
Check it out on Inland SoCal Music Guide:
"Salt of the Earth"
Blues and roots artist Mobetta Loretta hit it out of the park with concept album "Salt of the Earth." It's based on the film of the same name and the story of her great aunt and uncle, which takes on civil rights and women's rights. The Redlands singer/songwriter spins the tale so well that the characters come to life from the speakers.
Key tracks: "Entwined & In Kind," "Hey Main Street"
On the Web: www.mobettaloretta.com
See it live: 10 p.m. Dec. 31, The Palms, Wonder Valley
CD Release Party a Success!
I wanted to thank all of you for coming out and supporting us at the CD Release Party last night! The evening was a success!
Thanks to Sal & Isela, David Robinson and Mia Mercado for contibuting their talents during the evening! Thanks also to Crystal & Kevin McKee for helping out with the sound and for all your love and support! Thanks to Mike Ingram for taking photos and for making me laugh! Thanks to the Vault and all the crew for helping make this happen!
Most of all, thanks to all the fans who were there to support our new release! We hope you enjoy the CD!!!
Feature Article on Salt of the Earth