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SISTERS / Eternal Fair / Educator / Freelance Musician

Summer Yurt Concert with Andrew Vait 

The summer yurt concert started as a desperate alternative to playing at the myriad local bars in Homer, most often attended by a few friends and family members and an army of noisy and drunk bar-goers. The alternative seemed all-too obvious when I ran into Sandy on a walk with my father, Leo, near her house on Diamond Ridge two summers ago and she suggested hosting a house show in her yurt. We set a date for the following week, and I delivered my music to those who actually sought and appreciated it in a comfortable, acoustically perfect, calming atmosphere. We’ve since held numerous yurt concerts, each unique and successful in their own right. I’ve hardly looked back.  

After a refreshing sold-out gallery concert at Homer Council on the Arts this past January, I’ve decided that intimate venues are the best places to share my music. Sandy and Billy have once again graciously and generously agreed to open their yurt for a concert on Saturday, June 21st at 7pm. This will be my only public performance in the Homer area for the summer. Tyler Langham of the group Animal Eyes will open the evening with a few acoustic songs, so we encourage you to show up around 6:30 to claim your seat. The yurt is by far my favorite intimate performance venue and I hope you will help me to make it a mainstay for future travels to Homer.

To catch you up.… As some of you know, I’ve started a new project called SISTERS with a friend from my University of Miami days. Emily Westman is as gifted an artist as I’ve ever known, and we’re making some of the most exciting music that I have put out in my career. Our single is available for streaming online at https://soundcloud.com/sisterstheband. For the yurt concert, I will be playing new material that I’ve written with Emily, as well as some new covers, and, of course, everything you would expect to hear from my previous releases.

We expect tickets to sell out in advance, so please reserve your seat and join us at the yurt!

For venue information and directions: www.twincreekstrailhead.com

WE’RE RECORDING A FULL-LENGTH ALBUM IN DECEMBER!  

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-ETERNAL FAIR

Billy Keep Your Head Up - Live!

I got to play some of my songs for City Light Sessions.  This take of Paul & Sally’s Mournful Song turned out really nice.

The Alaska-born [Andrew] Vait has built an audience in the Pacific Northwest over the past few years as the singer for Eternal Fair, a retro-rock act that blends Pink Floyd with My Morning Jacket. But when he began stockpiling material that didn’t work for Eternal Fair, Vait decided to release a solo record, his second. And it’s a strong album, with 10 folk-rock songs that are evocative, soulful, and melodic, bringing to mind singer/songwriters like Cat Stevens, Rufus Wainwright, and Warren Zevon, whom he references in the lyrics of “Young Girls,” one of the album’s best songs.
Dave Lake, Seattle Weekly’s Reverb
We did an EXTREMELY short run of these screen print t-shirts by Fritha Strand-Davern. They’ll be available at the show tonight for $15 / purchase an album and a shirt for $20.

We did an EXTREMELY short run of these screen print t-shirts by Fritha Strand-Davern. They’ll be available at the show tonight for $15 / purchase an album and a shirt for $20.

Marty Riemer Podcast 6/6/11


Big Big Plans

We could see the sun
When we were young and raw
And it looked so small
Now we know that it’s not
Well our deception was strong
And we got big and tall

So we made our plans
And like warriors we fought
And thought we’d conquer them all
We might be the ones
Who catch us all the stars
And make some big big plans

We might grow to like
The things about ourselves
We thought we’d always hate
And think up all the lines
That nobody ever wrote
And we could write them all

We might be the ones
Who catch us all the stars
And make some big big plans
We might be the ones
Who make the mothers scream and shout
And clap their hands
We might be the ones
Who gots us something to say
To our one million fans
We might be the ones
Who catch us all the stars
And make some big big plans

We might grow to like
The things about ourselves
We thought we’d always hate
And think up all the lines
That nobody ever wrote
And we could write them all

We live for what they say
And when they’re not around
They say things that are so absurd
We still might be the ones
Who say extraordinary things
And use some big big words

CD cover design by Fritha Strand-Davern and Brent Rusinow.  We wanted to get a little “closer to the setting sun”, dig?

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