Kristi's Tour Dates - 2006

Tour Diary

1/16 (Providence RI) Providence Public Central Library/Empire Branch‹Lobby 150 Empire Street, Celebrate Martin Luther King Day With Woman Spirit Rising! 2pm, FREE

1/22 (Providence RI) Come celebrate Roe v. Wade 2006 with your pro-choice friends 2to1: The Coalition to Preserve Choice and WomanSpiritRising at Julian's Restaurant 318 Broadway, 401-751-4010 or email for tickets, $35 general/ $15 Students/ $100 Supporters, 6-9pm

2/1 (Portsmouth NH) live on the air with Guy Capecelatro III, on Writers In The Round with Deidre Randall, Portsmouth Community Radio, WSCA 106.1FM, 7 - 8 pm

2/1 (Portsmouth NH) The Press Room 77 Daniel St 603-431-5186 with Guy Capecelatro III!!! I met Guy at the songwriters retreat at Star Island in September. His songs are AMAZING, quirky and beautiful. I get to play an acoustic grand piano this time, and we start at 9pm, and it's FREE. Please join us!

2/25 (Jamaica Plain MA) I will direct and sing with WomanSpiritRising: a feminist chorus at Bethel AME Church 215 Forest Hills Ave, for their 4th Annual Scholarship Fundraising Event for the Women's Retreat, 9am - 1pm

3/3 (Providence RI) RI Songwriters Association First Fridays Showcase at Brooklyn Coffee and Tea House 209 Douglas Ave 401-575-2284, 8pm

3/12 (Providence RI) The Goddess Show at the Hi-Hat Jazz Club 3 Davol Square...Ferron is headlining! And Becky Chace, Jen Minuto, and The Mary Day Band are also bar and menu available throughout the show. Proceeds benefit the year round programs of RI Pride. 5pm, 18+, $20 in advance/$27 at the door. Call for tickets: 401-467-2130.

3/26 (Providence RI) WomanSpiritRising at Girls Night Out! RISD Auditorium 17 Canal Street between College and Waterman Streets 7pm

4/5 (Providence RI) Tazza Caffe 250 Westminster (at the corner of Union St) 401-421-3300, I'll be performing at Becky Chace's open mic and singer/songwriter series with Namoli Brennet. Donation, 9pm

4/8 (West Kingston RI) RISA songwriters performing in the round at Courthouse Center for the Arts 3481 Kingston Rd just past URI and the Ryan Center... Ed McGuirl, Marcy Lang, Garry Foisy, Lori Amey, Keith White (remember how much fun we had at The Blackstone River Theatre in Cumberland in November???), Chris Rosenquest, Ray Jorgenson and me, 401-782-1018, 8pm, $10

4/12 (Providence RI) I am hosting the open mic at Brooklyn Coffee and Tea House 209 Douglas Ave 401-575-2284, 7:30pm sign-up, we play until 10:30pm

4/30 (Providence RI) The Kristi Martel Trio (Nisha Purushotham on hand percussion, Kurt Meyer on fretless and upright bass, and me on piano and vocals) will be performing at the Hi-Hat Jazz Club 3 Davol Square 401-453-6500, 7-11pm

5/5 (Providence RI) RI Songwriters Association First Fridays Showcase at Brooklyn Coffee and Tea House 209 Douglas Ave 401-575-2284, with Nisha Purushotham on percussion, 8pm

5/11 (Providence RI) WomanSpiritRising is performing at a Mother's Day Rally at the State House in response to budget cuts that reduce aid to mothers and children. 2:30pm

5/15 (Providence RI) WomanSpiritRising opens for the Kristi Martel Trio at host band Janus Code's monthly performance/activist event, In PeaceFull Rage, this time a benefit for Planned Parenthood at the Providence Black Repertory Company 276 Westminster St, downtown, 8pm, $8

6/3 (Coventry RI) Apeiron Insitute for Environmental Living's Sustainable Living Festival & Renewable Energy Expo 2006 at The Nickerson Community Center's Camp Hamilton, Lots of great people are performing including Chris Rosenquist, Tracy Grammar, Erin McKeown and The Slip. I go on at 4pm on the second stage, right after Tracy performs on the main stage.

6/11 (Providence RI) The Kristi Martel Trio (Nisha Purushotham on Afro-Cuban and West African percussion, Kurt Meyer on fretless and upright bass, and me on piano, keyboard and vocals) will be performing at the Hi-Hat Jazz Club 3 Davol Square 401-453-6500, 7-11pm

6/17 (Providence RI) RI Pride 2006 has Kristi Martel and Melissa Ferrick in its line up! The Kristi Martel Trio plays about 1pm

6/17 (Pawtucket RI) RiverSing starts at noon, The Kristi Martel Trio is playing on the Young Sounds Stage at 5:15pm, FREE

6/23 (Warren RI) The trio is performing at the Coffee Depot open mike because my friend and one of my favorite songwriters, Craig Werth, is headlining the open mic there! 501 Main St, 7:30pm

6/24 (Foxboro MA) Totally last minute I am filling in for a friend of a friend at Lafayette House Rt 1 508-543-5344, 7:30 - 11pm

6/25 (Providence RI) RISA CD Compilation live recording SOLO performance at AS220 115 Empire St 7pm

6/29 (Cumberland RI) The Blackstone Club 129 Mendon Rd, 401-726-2181, The Kristi Martel Trio, 9pm, FREE

7/8 (Wakefield RI) CANCELLED!!! Sorry folks...I thought it was confirmed, but it turns out it was not...RISA Songwriters in the Round at Brewed Awakenings

7/9 (Providence RI) The Kristi Martel Trio (Nisha Purushotham on Afro-Cuban and West African percussion, Kurt Meyer on fretless and upright bass, and me on piano, keys and vocals) will be performing at the Hi-Hat Jazz Club 3 Davol Square 401-453-6500, 7-11pm

7/16 (Tinmouth VT) My song "Photophobia" has distinguished me as a finalist in this year's Solarfest Singer-Songwriter competition! This means I have been invited to perform as part of the Songwriter Showcase at Solarfest 2006. I'll be performing a "warm-up" song and my winning song midday and doing a twenty-minute set in the afternoon, sometime before Dar Williams goes on stage at 5pm! Come support me to perform my best for this competition! Yay!

7/30 (Bethlehem NH) The Highlands Inn off Rte 302, 603-869-3978 or 1-877-LES-B-INN or email to take the weekend off for a getaway with me at this award-winning inn! 8pm

8/5 (Providence RI) I will be playing a set at the Summer 2006 Performing Arts Initiative at The Met Center 362 Dexter St, the festivites go from 11am - 5pm. I play at 4pm. Free

8/5 (Warren RI) My bass player Kurt Meyer and I will be performing as part of the New England Acoustic Music Series at Tinker's Nest 322 Metacom Ave 401-245-8875, 21+, 8:30pm

8/11 (Oxford MA) Udderly Delicious 273 Main St 508-987-9636, 7:30-9:30pm

8/13 (Providence RI) I will be playing with 3 others (Judith Bingham, Michelle Cruz, and our favorite guest host, Keith White) at the (almost) totally acoustic (no PA except for the speaker I'll need for my keyboard since they don't have an acoustic piano) songwriters in the round event that showcases the songwriting craft. Each of the four of us will be writing a new song on a theme chosen by the previous month's audience, to perform for the first time at this event. July's audience picked "My Space" as the theme for us August songwriters. At AS220 115 Empire St 401-831-9327, 7-9pm, $5

8/18 (Providence RI) RISA showcase at Brooklyn Coffee and Tea House 209 Douglas Ave 401-575-2284, 8pm

8/31 (Raynham MA) The Kristi Martel Trio is headlining the open mic at Rick's Music World 421 New State Hwy 508-977-0200, 7pm

9/1 (Pomfret CT) The Kristi Martel Trio is the open mic feature at The Vanilla Bean Cafe 450 Deerfield Rd, 860-928-1562, 8pm, $5

9/2 (Oxford MA) Udderly Delicious 273 Main St 508-987-9636, 7:30-9:30pm

9/8-9/11 (Star Island NH) I am going to a songwriters retreat to write and perform songs in one of my favorite places in the world! If you want to take songwriting classes and experience one of the best places in New England, you should come!

9/11 (Cambridge, MA) I am performing acapella at the Middle East Club (Corner) Open mic for about 3 songs, at 10pm. 472 Mass Ave

9/14 (Cumberland RI) The Blackstone Club 129 Mendon Rd, 401-726-2181...My bassman Kurt Meyer and I are going to perform a set at the Blackstone Club to say goodbye to its current location as it gets ready to move to Pawtucket! Come on out and see us at this familiar spot (complete with dance floor) one last time. 21+, 9pm, FREE

9/16 (Providence RI) Pagan Faire 2006 at the First Unitarian Church of Providence 1 Benevolent St, 8am - 8pm. I perform at 6pm.

9/17 (Providence RI) Block Party on Parkis Ave from 3-7pm, I go on at 4pm. For National Neighborhood Day. Performing w/ Big Nazo, Triniti Rhodes Productions. The Providence Circus School & Spittin Images. For more information contact Ronnie Young 401-455-0810

9/24 (Jamaica Plain MA) Milky Way 403-405 Centre St 617-524-3740, Sara Leketa, me, & Doria Roberts, 21+, 9pm (I go on at 10pm), No Cover

9/27 (Malden MA) Avenue C 166 Eastern Ave (781) 322-0763 @8pm, I will be performing a 30 min. set (That could be extended to 45, so come and support! :) ) solo here as the feature for the open mic! Small parking lot, but lots of onstreet parking, nearby parking lots. @1.2 mi from Malden Center Orange line subway stop.

10/02 (Cambridge MA) The Lizard Lounge 1667 Mass Ave 617.547.0759, This will be an open mic in contest format, should be a fun show in a great venue! Doors open at 7:30; I go on about 8:20...come on out to support me to win this little competition!

10/13 (Providence RI) The Playground @Platforms 165 Poe St 401-781-3121, I will be performing with Nisha (percussion) at this club that opens at 8, we're on at 8:45 for an hour and a half or so.

10/22 (Providence RI) The RAVENGIRL CD Release Party & Sealed Lip Records' 10th Anniversary Festival!!! Please see ALL the RavenFest details in the right hand column Tour Diary portion of this here web page.

11/2 (Washington DC) Phase 1 :"The Oldest Lesbian Bar in the Nation." Kristi is debuting in a new city, in a new venue- help her make a splash! 21+ no cover. Come out and support this great show, co-bill with Rana Phone: (202) 544-6831 Email:

11/6 (Philadelphia PA) "Philly Rising Open Stage" at World Cafe Live hosted by Bruce Torres at Upstairs Live. 3025 Walnut Street, 215-222-1400 Kristi will perform 2 song set.

11/8 (New Hope PA) The Raven Resort 385 West Bridge Street 215.862.2081 First time performing at this great resort, the show will be from 8pm to 10pm, free admission.

11/9 (Brooklyn NY) Vox Pop 1022 Cortelyou Rd 718 940 2084 w/ Gwinevere and Tracy Haley Revisting this venue for the first time in almost a year! Come out and support indie music- be generous w/ tips if you can :) 7pm

11/10-11/12 (Monticello NY) The Northeast Regional Folk Alliance Conference Kristi will be at this wonderful conference this weekend with showcases on FRIDAY at 12:30AM in RISA Rm#931 & at 2AM in OUTmusic Rm #809, and on SATURDAY at 2PM in Ballads & Beer Rm #915 & at 12:15AM in RISA Rm #931 Questions?

11/14 (Cambridge MA) I am the open mic feature at Club Passim! 47 Palmer St 617-492-7679, open mic starts at 7pm, I go on at 8pm, $5

11/17 (Providence RI) The Playground @Platforms 401-781-3121,**SHOW CANCELLED by venue, sorry for inconvenience. Playground night no longer running, mgr left. with questions ask venue

11/24 (Boston, MA and everywhere!) WERS 88.9 FM Boston, 9am! Kristi Martel will have a Live performance and interview being aired on WERS 88.9FM Boston at Emerson College because of being their Artist of the Week! Don't miss this! request line 617-482-8890 OUT OF TOWN? email

12/7 (Somerville, MA) The Kirkland Cafe 425 Washington St 617-491-9640, 11pm (45 min set), the Trio will feature as part of the Somerville Jazz Festival, 21+ $5

12/21 (Boston MA) FELT 533 Washington St 617-350-5555, True Music Thursdays Present Ivy Hill, Kristi Martel (with special guest Tony Lee Thomas), and Julie White. Felt is next to the Opera House around the corner from Loews Cinema on Boston Common. Boylston is the closest T stop. Metered parking on nearby streets & a pay lot directly across from the club. Casual dress for Thursdays, 21+, $6, 9pm tickets & info or charge by phone 1-800-594-TIXX (8499)

12/31 (Providence RI) Bright Night: Providence's New Years Celebration! PERISHABLE THEATRE- 115 Empire Street 401-351-2596. 7pm. Schedule: 6pm:Heather Rose 7pm:Kristi Martel 8pm:Jason Wilder Evans 9pm:Becky Chace & Brian Minisce. Tix in advance $10. Tix day of and more info, see Bright Night website.

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