|TUESDAY, MAY 21, 2013|
|May 17 Post: Weekend & GMA on May 30!|
Hey gang! Sorry for the late notice from the RW camp! Rena will perform with her full band (Rena Wren & The Good Guys) tomorrow night (Sat the 18th) from 7-9 at The Front Porch in Mt. Ida! This is the band's once a year country shindig and you are sure to hear a yodel, a banjo, a harp and a ukulele! Then Sunday the 19th Rena & Rodg are donating a duo performance in honor of Mother Earth at the Hot Springs E-Day Fest at The Farmers Market from 1-2. On Monday, Rena is the featured artist at Ciao Baci in Little Rock for Jeri Warlick's Spring Fling Event from 7-9 on the patio. Dave Bishop and Matt Stone will accompany her as well as a guest appearance by Roger Gray. THEN, the full band will play tunes from their upcoming rock album on Good Morning Arkansas at 9 am on Channel 7 KATV on Thursday, May 30. Please tune in!!! Rena will check in with you all soon. Til then and always, much love from RW & Team!
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|SUNDAY, MARCH 31, 2013|
|April is Where It's At, Ya'll!!|
Wow, we took March off to rest and recoup and boy is April ever shaping up great! We are back in the studio finishing up "Incognito Baby" and could not be more excited about how the tracks are sounding!! Coming your way soon!!! As for April, see below for all the fantabulous fabulousness April has to offer (no foolin'!):
April 8th - Songwriter MEET & GREET at HSFAC!! I am teaming up with the Hot Springs Fine Arts Center to offer a monthly networking and sharing resource for the songwriting community to foster and provide support for this wonderful form of art. We will meet Every Second Monday at the FAC located at 626 Central Avenue in downtown Hot Springs at 7 pm, with the first session being a "Meet & Greet" on APRIL 8th!! Songwriters of all ages and levels are invited and encouraged to attend these events. We will spend a little time getting to know each other. Writers are welcome to share a song, a part of a song, a story, or any kind of insight or struggle with writing, or to just listen and learn! Future sessions will include speakers on topic requested by participants, guest performers, songs in the round, and much, much, more! So please come with an open heart and mind and share in the love that is our songwriting community in Hot Springs!
April 12th - "Artistry of the Guitar" at Balance Yoga & Wellness! Dragonfly Songwriter Showcase is honored to once again host the amazingly talented musicians of "Artistry of the Guitar." Steve Davison, Ken Bonfield, and Micky Rigby will perform a concert at Balance Yoga & Wellness Studio located at 4039 Central Avenue in Hot Springs, AR on Friday, April 12th at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 at the door. These guys always sell out, so come early!
April 13th Wedding Reception - We are so happy to celebrate the union of Patty M. McCook & James Wright by playing our music at their wedding reception on the evening of April 13th. Patty & James, CONGRATS! We are honored to support your special day. xoxo
April 27th - CASA Children's Festival - I am happy to have been invited to play for the children at the CASA Children's Festival on April 27th at the airport in Hot Springs at 11 a.m. I will pass out little hand instruments for the children to share and play and will teach them one of my songs to sing with me. Fun shall be had by all!!
April 28th - HOODSTOCK!!! Excited to announce that "Rena Wren & The Good Guys" (FULL BAND) will perform at 4 pm on Sunday, April 28th at The 1st Annual Hoodstock Music & Performing Arts Festival at Bald Mountain Park in Hot Springs. The festival runs April 26 - 28, so be sure to visit here for all the fun facts: www.hoodstock2013.com. $5 entry and $5 camping!!
That's a wrap for the April haps! Thanks for being a fan and we hope to see you VERY soon!!
RW & Team
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|THURSDAY, JANUARY 10, 2013|
|Shows, Happy Dance & Grammys!|
Hi, everyone! We have started sharing audio updates via FB and Twitter, so if you want to, you can keep an eye out for "Rena Wren Soundbites" every so often! Here is the one we posted today. Just click & listen!! http://soundcloud.com/renawren/rena-wren-soundbite-010913-at . We hope you enjoy this new way to connect with you!
We are happy to announce we will be the Featured Artist the Fine Arts Center of Hot Springs' 3rd Friday Event this month on Friday, Jan. 18th. Artist demonstrations at 6:30 p.m. and Rena Wren Trio 7:30-9:00 pm w/ special guest vocalist Michelle Brewer. This event is FREE and ALL AGES! Come hear your favorite RW tunes! For venue info, visit www.hsfac.org.
I am most excited to be part of Austin Songstress Aimee Bobruk's tour! I will be doing two house concerts with her in Feb. The first one will be here at Dragonfly Studio in Hot Springs on Sunday, Feb. 3rd at 7:00 p.m. The second one will be Monday, Feb. 4th at the home of Eric Francis in downtown North Little Rock (Argenta District) at 7:30 p.m. If you would like to attend, please let me know ASAP by replying to this email or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Entry is $10 or $20 for entry and an Aimee Bobruk CD (this is a $5 discount). Also, on Feb. 4th, Aimee will be a guest on RJ Looney's "Under the Influence" Radio Show on KABF 88.3 from 5-6 p.m., so tune in before coming to the show! Please check out Aimee's amazing body of work at www.aimeebobruk.com!!!
Now to the HAPPY DANCE! I promised a video of me doing my "Happy Dance" when we hit 5000 Facebook LIKES. We are there and I will be sending out the little video very soon. Please continue to tell all your friends about our music page! If you would like to LIKE us, click here: www.renawren.com/renawrenmusic.
Finally, I am happy to announce that Maddi and I will be attending the 55th Annual Grammy Awards and After Party in L.A. on Feb. 10th in Los Angeles. A friend of mine from Singapore, Arun Shenoy, is nominated for his awesome Instrumental Pop Album called "Rumbadoodle" and I am so excited to get to be there to see him and all the other nominees! Check out his music here: www.arunshenoy.com. I know he would appreciate your support! I will be sending video blog updates to FB and Twitter via SocialCam from Hollywood, so please stay tuned!!
Thanks for being a fan! We heart you, each and every one!
RW & Team
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|MONDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2012|
|"Happy Merry Jingle Days" CD Release Party & Upcoming Events!|
“Happy Merry Jingle Days” is here and you will want to catch the CD Release Party at The Vienna Theatre www.viennahotsprings.com on Friday, December 21st from 7-9 pm. We will play our set from 7:30-8:30 so that we can mix & mingle with you and sign CDs all 30 minutes before and after the show! Tickets are $15 and admission INCLUDES a “Happy Merry Jingle Days” CD! This CD was recorded LIVE with love and holiday cheer at Dragonfly Studio on December 1, 2012. It is an acoustic live CD that you will HAVE to sing along with!! My dear friend, Michelle Brewer is a featured vocalist on the CD! Also, special thanks to Jeri Warlick for the awesome cover art! If you can’t make it to the party, you can order now by sending $10 to Paypal at email@example.com or by sending check or cash to Rena Wren Music, 515 Coachlight Road, Hot Springs, AR 71913. For other payment options, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. OR, if you are in the Jonesboro area, you can pick one up at Rena’s show at The Edge Coffeehouse on Saturday, Dec. 22nd from 7-9 pm.
On Saturday, Dec. 8th, Rena will play a solo show at Jeri’s Holiday Art & Cocktail Party at 344 Crystal Court in Little Rock from 5-9. On Sunday, Dec. 9th, Rena Wren & The Good Guys will play a rockin’ full band set at the NIghtflying Anniversary Party at The Big Chill in Hot Springs. Music starts around 4 pm and goes all night! Rena’s set will be sometime between 6 & 8 pm. Then, on Monday, Dec. 10th, Rena will be a guest on RJ Looney’s “Under the Influence” show on KABF 88.3 in Little Rock. Rena & RJ will discuss Rena’s musical influences, inspirations and background. Rena may even play a song or two for you LIVE! And remember Rena Wren Trio will be in Jonesboro at The Edge Coffeehouse on Dec. 22nd from 7-9 pm.
In February, Rena is honored to play 2 house concerts with award-winning Austin Songstress, Aimee Bobruk (www.aimeebobruk.com). On Monday, Feb. 4th, Rena & Aimee will play at Rena’s hilltop home in Hot Springs. On Tuesday, Feb. 5th, they will play at Eric Francis’ awesome Argenta home in downtown North Little Rock. More details on these house concerts coming soon!
As always, thanks for being a fan!
rw & team
DASHING THROUGH THE SNOW....!!!!
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|WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2012|
|Vienna Theatre Thur Oct. 11th!|
We are happy to invite you to an intimate evening of song in the award-winning Vienna Theatre in the heart of downtown Hot Springs, Arkansas this Thursday, October 11, 2012 (It is 10-11-12, how cool is that!!!??!!) at 7:30 pm. This 75-seat theatre is the perfect backdrop for a night of love, laughter and music! Rena will be joined by Rodgey Roach on bass and Rodney Roach on lead guitar. Expect to hear some of your Rena Wren faves as well as some new songs from her "homegrown" CD project called "I Heart Love." You may even get to hear a banjo and a yodel or two! There will be Art/CD giveaways and more! Come join the fun!! $15 at the door or reserve by calling 501.463.2799. Theatre info at www.viennahotsprings.com. The theatre is located at 424 Central Avenue, Hot Springs, AR 71901, doors open at 7 pm.
IN OTHER NEWS...
Our new acoustic single, "Mi Amor," is available on iTunes, so grab it now!! By purchasing this song, you will contribute directly to our ability to complete our 2 cd projects! Just go to iTunes and search "Rena Wren" and you will find the single. Show some love, ya'll!!!
In case you missed Rena's show at The Arlington, here is a link to the youtube clip: http://www.reverbnation.com/c/fan_reach/pt?eid=A385491___lnk1001&url=http%3A%2F%2Fyoutu.be%2FsoAYruT9NlA
Some of you heard about the mash-up I did of 'Freebird" and "Somewhere Over the Rainbow." I call it "Somewhere Over the Freebird" (LOL) and the link to the video photage/song is here: http://www.reverbnation.com/c/fan_reach/pt?eid=A385491___lnk1002&url=http%3A%2F%2Fyoutu.be%2FAyIBxRWhIUw
rw & team
Steadfastly may you walk knowing you are a loved and loving creature!
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