What's Up in September/October?

Hey there friends,  Hope you had a great summer! I was busy teaching at Manhattan School of Music and that was exhilarating.  I also played  at a couple of festivals with WOOL&GRANT and heard lots of wonderful music. 

I'm excited about my solo show with PAUL SACHS and the CHAPIN SISTERS on October 11 in Ossining.
It's a benefit for Ferry Sloops, a non-profit, environmental sailing organization that inspires people to appreciate and protect one of our country's greatest resources, the magnificent Hudson River

Saturday, 10/11 
Concert for the River/Shattemuc Yacht Club
Ferry Sloops Concert for the River
Ossining, NY

Featuring Ina May Wool, Paul Sachs http://www.paulsachs.com,
and the Chapin Sisters www.thechapinsisters.com/

Learn more and order tix: http://www.ferrysloops.org/event.php?id=168

And I'm thrilled to be asked back to the TRIBES HILL www.tribes hill.com songwriting workshop in Hartsdale, NY.  That's coming right up on three Sunday afternoons (10/5, 10/12 & 10/19).

In my three sessions of this great series, we'll play mostly with words, so singing or playing an instrument is not necessary.  We'll do short bursts of writing from prompts, read to each other, listen to classic songs, and get into the process.  Expect inspiration, fun, and skill building too.  

The workshop will be great for you if you've never written before and would like to get started, or for a recharge if you're a more experienced writer.  If you do have songs in progress and would like some gentle, constructive feedback,  bring those.

Feel free to write to me with any questions ina@inamaywool.com. There's more info at http://www.inamaywool.com/workshops/
To register and for questions about the series, email Steve at ideaseeds@gmail.com and write "songwriting" in the header

FYI: You might know John Dillon and Viv Nesbitt from their Art of the Song radio program heard on over 150 public radio stations across North America.  I’m honored that John and Viv have invited me to be one of the artists featured in the Standing O Project, an online community that gives fans a wealth of music & interviews, and supports working musicians with a monthly income. Check it out at StandingOProject.com 

Please take a look at the calendar page for all the info on other gigs coming up:

This Friday, 9/12, Two Moon Art House & Cafe, Park Slope

Saturday, 9/20, Afternoon, Lungs Harvest Arts Festival, 8th St. (B/C, NYC)

Saturday, 9/20, Evening, Sing Out for People's Climate March, Two Moon

Hope to see you soon!

-Ina May

Tonight on Bleecker Street!

Playing a solo set tonight at 9!  I'm the feature at Songs of Greenwich Village, located at Choga, 145 Bleecker Street, 1 flight up.  Come on over.

October 5/Tribes Hill Lyric Writing Workshop Begins


Hey Friends, 

I've been asked back to the Tribes Hill Songwriting Workshop Series.  For four Sunday afternoons starting September 21st, I'll be leading a group in Hartsdale, New York.  We'll play with free writing and lyrics, listen to songs and talk about them, and write and play some more.  

For lots more details, click over to the Workshop page on this site.  

Hope you can join us!

-Ina May




Happy June!
We've got new shows and workshops coming right up. Here are the details:


Sunday, June 22, 2-5 pm

Kathryn's House Concerts Presents

Ina May Wool's Creative Writing Workshop

on the Lower East Side of Manhattan

Join us for writing games and prompts to kickstart your imagination and create fresh new work.

Please write to me with any questions, to reserve a place for yourself, and to get the exact address. ina@inamaywool.com

See the workshop page on inamaywool.com for more details.

Sunday June 8

At the People's Music Network Summer Gathering, http://peoplesmusic.org/

ina May leads a workshop:
Creating with Words: Art, Healing, and Empowerment

Ina May Wool and Bev Grant (WOOL&GRANT) will be playing at various times during the weekend.


Friday, June 13th
Two Moon Art House & Cafe
2nd Fridays at Two Moon - 8 pm

315 4th Avenue Brooklyn NY 11215 718 499 0460
Price: $10 suggested donation
WOOL&GRANT and Carolann Solebello with
Special Guest: Robin Greenstein

Friday, July 11th, 2014
Two Moon Art House & Cafe
2nd Fridays at Two Moon - 8 pm
315 4th Avenue Brooklyn NY 11215 718 499 0460
Price: $10 suggested donation
WOOL&GRANT and Carolann Solebello with
Special Guest: Jeremy Mage

Huntington Folk Festival
Saturday, July 19, 2014
WOOL&GRANT at the Huntington Folk Festival - 3:15 pm
Heckscher Park (Main St. Rt 25A and Prime Avenue Huntington NY 11743 US 631-425-2925



Happy Spring!

Ok, so it's pretty cold and blustery hereabouts but I have seen the crocuses and the jonquils and a few hardy fruit trees blossoming, and I do believe the season is here.

Just finished teaching a lyric-writing course at Riverdale Country School which I really enjoyed.  It was part of a creative writing course in the high school there taught by the multi-talented Sarah Banks. (Sarah is also a fantastic violinist.)  We listened to some classic songs and some of the kids' current favorites, and we did a lot of writing.  It was fun getting to know what some highly intelligent 16-year-olds are listening to these days.  (There were plenty of surprises and some very excellent new writing too.)

WOOL&GRANT had a fine foray into New England on our tour last month. Thanks so much for cheering us on.

We were also very happy to be included in the one-day NERFA showcase in New Jersey at the beginning of this month.  A smile fest all around. 

Coming up there are some great shows and workshops I hope you'll join in on.  Check out the calendar page.  I just updated it so you can see more detail there.  This Friday (4/18) WOOL&GRANT is at the Two Moon Art House & Cafe in Brooklyn with Carolann Solebello and Elisa Peimer. In May I'm leading some writing workshops, and WOOL&GRANT will be featured at the 11th Annual Mamapalooza Outdoor Extravaganza at Pier 1 (70th Street) on May 18th. More on the calendar page.

Last and not least - if you'd like to get my email newsletters, please sign up http://eepurl.com/NRxw1.  If you used to be on the list and didn't mean to jump off, do the same http://eepurl.com/NRxw1.  I have a new mail service and they want people to confirm their interest.  If you get a message that says you're already signed up, that's all to the good.  They just want proof I'm not spamming.  And I would love to keep you in the loop.


Ina May 

 Ina May sings the blues at NERFA NJ



Thursday, March 27 LIVE at 11:00am on talkingalternative.com the Music Power Hour with Austin Marolla and Sloan Wainwright with special guest, the wonderfully talented singer-songwriter, Ina May Wool!

This just in

JUST ANNOUNCED: WOOL&GRANT have been selected to showcase at the Northeast Regional Folk Alliance (NERFA) One Day Conference in New Jersey on Saturday, April 5th. All right!


Musicians and Family at Rob Morsberger TributeThank you thank you thank you for all your warm support in the very cold month of February. Thanks for cheering WOOL&GRANT on at John Platt's On Your Radar show on the 11th on the big stage at the Rockwood Music Hall.  What a night!

Thank you too for sharing the joy of Rob Morsberger's music at the Songwriters' Beat tribute to my late friend on the 20th.  I sang his Relativity Blues Waltz with Janie Barnett accompanying me beautifully on piano, and many other musical friends brought Rob's songs alive in style. We felt that he WAS alive in the room with all the love and connection and spirit of the music.

WOOL&GRANT will be celebrating Women's History Month with a whole bunch of great shows.  There are lots more details on the calendar page but here's a brief rundown.  Hope to see you!

March 8 People's Voice Cafe with women's music icon Alix Dobkin (Manhattan)

March 14 Two Moon Art House & Cafe w/Carolann Solebello and Jerry Mitnick (Brooklyn)

March 15 Puffin Cultural Forum (Teaneck, NJ)

March 19 Live on Music of the People, WMCB 107.9 FM 4-6 PM (Greenfield, MA)

March 21 Live on the Bill Newman Show, WHMP 1400 AM 9-10 AM (Northampton, MA)

March 21 House Concert (Northampton, MA)

March 22 Songwriting Workshop by Ina May (2 pm)(Stratham, NH)

March 22 House concert (W&G)(8 pm)(Stratham, NH)

March 23 Newton Lower Falls House Concert (3 pm)(Newton, MA)

March 24 Cantab Lounge with Geoff Bartley

and last but definitely not least

March 30 First Acoustics with the Boxcar Lilies Voted No. 1 - Falcon Ridge Folk Festival’s ‘Most Wanted’ Emerging Artists (3 pm) (Brooklyn, NY)


Welcome to my new site! It’s been a long time coming,and though it’s not 100% complete, there’s a lot here already that I’m eager for you to see. Take a look around. The collage with me and the elephants and the moon was created by Tim Robinson. Tim’s not only a brilliant songwriter but also a well-known visual artist, and I love this piece he made for me. The photo in the collage was taken by the talented Rachel Miranda.

There are some exciting performances coming up, and the first one is Tuesday, February 11th. My new duo, WOOL&GRANT, is playing a set at John Platt's On Your Radar at the Rockwood Music Hall. Also playing: the group Darlingside and singer/songwriter, Meg Hutchinson. Lots more info on the calendar page.


New Website!

Welcome to my newly renovated website at www.inamaywool.com! 

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