Friday, October 21, 2011

Music & Art :: Sat 10/22 11am-2pm :: Marin Country Mart Farmer's Market

Nkechi Live! Music + Art

11am - 2pm Saturday, October 22nd 2011 at
Marin Country Mart Farmer's Market

Please join me this Saturday October 22nd at Marin Country Mart (MCM) Farmer's Market where I'll be playing a few sets of original live music from 11am to 2pm with a few good friends and displaying some inspirations in art. I'm not quite calling myself a painter yet, but I'm pretty excited about what happens upon putting paintbrush to paper.  For now my theme is hearts.

  Bring yourself and your family and tell your friends about it, too. The Marin Country Mart Farmer's Market happens every Saturday 9am-2pm rain or shine and it offers lots of activities for the whole family including story telling for kids at 10am.  Personally I'm looking forward to sampling the organic produce and allowing this open air experience to inspire new installations of music and art.

Be Blessed,

Directions from San Francisco: Drive north on Highway 101. Take exit 450B toward Richmond Bridge. Merge onto E Sir Francis Drake Blvd. Turn Left at Larkspur Landing Circle. The MCM will be on your right. Directions from the East Bay: Take 580 west. Cross the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge. Take exit 2A; onto Sir Francis Drake Blvd. Turn Right at Larkspur Landing Circle. The MCM will be on your left. Directions from the North: Drive south on Highway 101. Take exit 450B Sir Francis Drake Blvd. Turn left at Sir Francis Drake Blvd. Turn Left at Larkspur Landing Circle. The MCM will be on your right.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Opening Up 4 a Ballet 7pm Sat 10/15 :: Dancing for Uganda Event w Discount Code

Dancing for Uganda, A Short Program of Dance and Film, Reception to Follow

= A Butterfly Effect Like Soiree minus Fashion plus Dance plus Film

Join me this Saturday October 15th at 7pm to watch three specially choreographed dances by members of the SF Ballet in the intimate setting of the Cowell Theater at Fort Mason. This event is being hosted and sponsored by a few personal friends and I'm excited to rally in support of the work put in to make this a wonderful evening for a beautiful cause.

I'm grateful to be contributing a song at the opening of the night and look forward to sharing this experience with anyone who is able to attend. Please use the discount code "Nkechi_friend" through 10/14 to get a $15 discount toward any ticket. With the discount Silver Tickets are just $10

Dancing for Uganda will include three pas de deux by world class dancers, a newly created film, a silent auction, and a reception for all ticket holders.  This event is being produced to support Children of Uganda's upcoming 2012 U.S.Tour of Light. Children of Uganda is a non-profit founded in 1996 that runs orphanages in Uganda.

Be Blessed,
thebutterflyeffect [at] nkechi [dot] com

Sunday, July 11, 2010

nkechi live! :: Have Guitar, Will Travel :: 7/11 & Other Experiences & Dates

Blessed Friends!

Have Guitar, Will Travel.  Below are some show dates for today 7/11 and then more dates in July, August, & September.  But first I'd like to share an experience.

A few days ago I experienced the most exquisite joy of placing a pair of shoes onto the feet of a homeless woman from the Tenderloin. She miraculously appeared as I was parking my car preparing to perform in Abigail, the Rock Opera.  She also needed food and I gave her what I had. Over the July 4th holiday I had the blessing of traveling and performing in a wonderful play with a few good actor's in San Antonio and then ended that week in visiting loved ones and family in LA.

As I write this e-mail, to this moment I still feel that the glow of this homeless woman's smile as I put one of the many shoes strewn about my car on her feet is the highlight of my year.   I pray for more opportunities to give away that which has been so graciously given to me.  The day to day business of my life sometimes does not make this easy, but living in San Francisco offers me so many opportunities. She like me lives in San Francisco. I am honored today to be able to support her community by playing music for an event in the Tenderloin.

For now the opportunities to give that come my way are to play music in support of a few good friends and their causes.  Here's a list of what I am up to today ( a lot) and over the next few months.  I appreciate all support, cheers, and blessings you muster my way. And most importantly I am so trememndously grateful for all opportunities to play music.  I am also so grateful to all of you who read and comment on these e-mails as it encourage me to continue to pursue my heights of my hearts love and delight in creativity.  Be Blessed in Your Day.

:: TODAY 7/11 :: Nkechi Live! @ 1 PM :: Event is 1 PM - 7 PM
Voter registration Party :: Tenderloin (District 6) Throwdown Party
Come meet the frontrunner for District 6, James Keys
Amsterdam Cafe :: 937 Geary St @ Polk

:: TODAY 7/11 :: Nkechi Live! @ 3:30 PM
Peace Parade :: Fundraiser for my friend Alan Moore of Musicians for Peace
Beale Street Bar & Grill :: 133 Beale St, SF, CA

:: TODAY 7/11 :: 7:30 PM I'm supporting my friend Siobhan's by giving away some CDs
One Mama Fundraiser Party & Fashion Show
111 Minna, 111 Minna, SF, CA

:: THURSDAYS 7/29, 8/12, 8/19, 8/26, 9/2, 9/9, 9/16, 9/23
Abigail, the Rock Opera - The Salem Witch Trials
Great cast, great script, great music. A scary story told well. My participation in this project does not endorse any of the practices depicted in the telling of this historically tragic course of events.
Temple :: 540 Howard St @ 2nd, SF, CA

:: 7/31 - 8/9
Travelling to Nicaragua for a Missions Trip.  More on This Later.

:: FRIDAY 8/13
Fundraiser for SF Women Against Rape
El Rio :: 3158 Mission St (@ Cesar Chavez), SF, CA 94110

:: SUNDAY 9/26
Community Walk for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention http:://
Lake Merced, Sf, CA

And More details on these are available on my website and website calendar

Please find me on facebook as Nkechi Live and twitter respectfully. I love twittering!

Blessings in Your Day :-)

Acoustic Soul Songstress

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Pride SF 2010 :: Nkechi Live! TODAY Sunday 6/27 @ 12:30 PM NectArena Women's Stage

Quick Update for Pride SF 2010!

If you live in the SF Bay Area and coming out to the PRIDE 2010 parade, Please Join Us @ 12:30pm!

My band and I are performing TODAY Sunday 27th at PRIDE 2010 from 12:30pm - 1:30pm on the NectArena Women's Stage on MacAllister (between Hyde & Leavenworth)

I've never been to Pride before and the idea of performing there is exciting and a bit overwhelming, however after yesterday's band rehearsal I am ready and excited and have decided to open with Michael Jackson's "Wanna Be Starting Something" followed by our originals "In Its Entirety", "Been There Before", "Mysterious Man", "Bless-ed Is He", "A Billion Tears", and "Heaven On Earth"

Please look out for our Banners, Pins, Postcards, & hand pressed CD's all made available for this event and if you take pictures and video, please send them to us at

Wishing You a Peaceful and Wonderful Weekend.  Enjoy a Free Download of my home demo of "Bless-ed Is He" by at 

Blessings in Your Day :-)


P.S. Our next show dates are 7/11 for Peace Parade at Beale Street Bar & Grill and 9/26 at Lake Merced for the AFSP Walk.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Nkechi Live :: 7 SF SHOWS in JUNE :: 6/2 The Blue MacCaw, 6/3 & 6/10 Temple, 6/5 & 6/6 Glad Tidings & 6/16 The Independent

Happy June 1st!

Hope you had a Wonderful Memorial Day Weekend. For those of you in SF here's a quick reminder of where I'll be performing on voice, guitar, keys, or some combination thereof.  Or just rallying in support of great places to be.  The process of learning to play keyboard is painstaking, but I am enjoying every moment of practice.


1) 9:30pm Wednesday June 2nd :: Music Showcase :: The Blue MacCaw Show Starts at 8pm

2) 9:00pm Thursdays June 3rd & June 10th :: Abigail, The Rock Opera (I play the role of Tituba!) :: Doors Open at 8pm

3) 5:30 pm Saturday June 5th, 9:30 am & 11 am Sunday June 6th :: Glad Tidings Church (1st time playing rhythm for the GT band!)

4) Wednesday June 16th :: I'll be rallying in support of the WomenROCK! show at The Independent!

See My Website or Bloggings Page for Ongoing Details.

Blessings in Your Day :-)

Acoustic Soul Songstress

P.S.  If you are receiving this e-mail it is because you and I met personally or a friend referred you :-) Please feel free to update your profile or unsubscribe at any time.  If you send me an e-mail, please know it may take a while before I can get back to you, as I'm keeping up as best as time and space will allow for a do-it-yourself artist :-)  Have a Wonderful Day :-) N

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

May 20th @ 6pm :: Nkechi Live :: Dolores Park Cafe :: Dine for

Blessed Friends!

Just a quick reminder that I will be playing music at 6pm this Thursday, May 20th at Dolores Park Cafe in support of (San Francisco Women Against Rape).  It will be a cool evening with two other musical artists and 25% of everything you eat at the cafe will be donated directly to SFWAR.

As you know I am grateful for the opportunity to share my love through music for organizations and causes that are helping make our city, our state, our country and our world a better place ... I could go on .. and on .. and on .. and sometimes I do, but this time I'll save it all for another time .. or another song :-)

For this event, I am working on a song called Stand Back (I Tell You No Means No) ..  Sounds intense, but its pretty light and and can't wait to try it out.  Here are details on this and future events ::

Dolores Park Cafe (Mission)
501 Dolores Street (at 18th Street)
(415) 621-9955

Live music from 6-9pm!  $5 Donation at the Door
Click here to listen to Nkechi Live!
Click here to listen to Pocket Full of Rye
Click here to listen to The Alegre Sisters

Wednesday June 2nd :: Music Showcase :: The Blue MacCaw
Thursday June 3rd & June 10th :: Abigail, The Rock Opera (I play the role of Tituba!) :: Temple
and Wednesday June 16th :: I'll be attending the WomenROCK! show at The Independent!

See My Website or blog page for Ongoing Details.  Find me on FaceBook and Twitter.

Blessings In Your Day :-)

Astral Soul Songstress

Thursday, May 13, 2010

One World Children's Fund


I am grateful for so many opportunities to perform in support of a few great causes.  Lately, I have been enjoying singing in a rock opera while learning to play the piano of all things!  Imagine that!  Just sending a quick note about tomorrow's show for One World Children's Fund and a heads up about a few others coming down the pike :-)

Thursday, May 13th ::  One World Children's Fund :: Crissy Field Center, SF

One World Children's Fund networks resources directly to grassroots organizations that serve disadvantaged children around the world. We recognize that local people know best how to resolve problems in their communities when they have access to resources to build a sustainable future for children and their families.  For INFO or to RSVP:: Email info @

I am especially grateful to be able to be a part of an organization helping to change the world.  I'll be singing one of my songs "One World" which was written before I met anyone at One World Children's Fund :-)  It of course is a timely blessing for this event.  I am honored for the opportunity to share this song in celebration of this worthy cause!

One World Children's Fund invites you to a fun and festive celebration to honor our extraordinary volunteers. Be inspired and energized and meet our Angel Award winners for 2010! Please spread the word and invite your friends who may enjoy learning about our mission-in-action to serve children and caregivers around the world. You'll hear stories from our Champions on how our grassroots partners are creating lasting solutions to empower their communities.  And yes, we all will feast on delicious pizzas, salad, wine and dessert.

Date:    Thursday, May 13, 2010
Time:     6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Venue:  The new Crissy Field Center in the Presidio
             1199 East Beach, Presidio San Francisco, CA 94129
             Click here for directions

Thursday May 20th :: Dolores Park Cafe :: for
Wednesday June 2nd :: The Blue McCaw :: Poetry & Music Jam
Thursday June 3rd , June 10th :: Temple :: Abigail, The Rock Opera (I play the role of Tituba!)
and Wednesday June 16th :: I'll be attending the WomenROCK! show at The Independent!

See My Website for Details

Blessings In Your Day :-)

Acoustic Soul Songstress/Visionary
Alternative Singer/Songwriter