Greetings, One & All~

I trust this A 440 Newsletter finds you all in good health and spirits, enjoying the golden light of autumn in your corner of the global garden as we are here in Northern Sonora. As befits the tone of the season, October will be a month rich in myth, mask and music.

Myths & Masks

On Saturday October 12th at 8 PM and Sunday October 13th at noon I’ll perform my solo storytelling, mask and world music show Myths & Masks at Old Town Artisans as part of the 40th annual Tucson Meet Yourself Festival.

Copies of my DVD and an assorted CDs will be available for purchase at both shows.

On Saturday October 19th and Sunday October 20th from 9 AM-3 PM I’ll conduct a maskmaking workshop entitled Myths & Masks: the Living Embodiment of Dia de Los Muertos at Western National Parks Association in Oro Valley; participants will create their own original masks and mythic persona poems, exploring and personally re-interpreting the ancient and contemporary themes of this iconic Southwestern tradition.

A few spots are still open for this limited-enrollment master class: information and on-line pre-registration are available at

Copies of my DVD and assorted CDs will be available here as well, this time at special discount prices for workshop participants.

On the evening of Thursday October 24th I’ll perform Myths & Masks at Plaza Colonial in Tucson as part of the Pima Library Foundation Annual Fundraising Gala. Information and tickets available at!outstanding-fundraising-parties/c1v32


Following appearances at the Tucson Fox Theatre and Old Town Center for the Arts in Cottonwood, Solvei & ZumaSOL (with yours truly on pan-global drums and percussion) will close out the Monterey Court Jazz Festival with a 7 PM set on Sunday October 20th. Information and tickets available at

Solvei & ZumaSOL in full groove at the Fox Theatre

Old Town Center for the Arts ZumaSOL logo

On the evening of Tuesday October 22nd I’ll reunite with the legendary William Eaton Ensemble to provide the entertainment for a private event at the historic Arizona Biltmore Resort in Phoenix.


A one-hour special installment of the program Healing from the Ground Up was recently aired by Community Media Center of Marin, a scintillating and far-reaching conversation between yours truly and Dr. Leslie Gray of the Woodfish Institute. Leslie and I are now planning to co-facilitate a Bay Area weekend retreat entitled NO WORD FOR ART: Personal Transformation Through Stories, Power Objects & Masks in mid-2014.

Creative Development

Visionary artist Prior Thwaits has envisioned a multi-disciplinary collaboration with Heidi Wilson, Cantrell Maryott, To-Ree-Nee Wolf and yours truly; we’ll convene in Tucson on Thursday October 17th and Friday October 18th to begin this co-creative process.

~May your autumn “fall” into place with balance and grace~