Northern Strangers playing fundraiser for the ACLU and Women’s Reproductive Rights Assistance Program

O PURCHASE TICKETS: http://tinyurl.com/clinicfundraiserla

Join us for the staged reading of THE CLINIC by Will Brumley, to raise money for reproductive justice!

Monday, July 15 @Broadwater Main Stage, 1076 Lillian Way, Los Angeles, CA 90038
**SEATING IS LIMITED to 90 people*

Director: Carly D. Weckstein
Asst. Director: Carissa Pinckney
Cast: A’Raelle Flynn Bolden, Melissa Denton^ (Angie Tribeca, The Middle, Seinfeld), Tiwana Floyd^ (NCIS, Scandal, Ugly Betty), Marian Gonzalez, Stephen Tyler Howell, Robyn G. Lee, Elena Campbell-Martinez^ (How To Get Away With Murder, This Is Us, Vida), Mary Ellen Moreno^ (ctl alt delete), Celia Rivera, Debba Rofheart, Barb Rossmeisl*^ (Kroll Show, Shameless), and Jennifer Soo^ (LA to Vegas, Parks & Recreation, Reverie)!

* Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States
^ Member of SAG AFTRA, the Union of Professional Television and Film Actors in the United States

PURCHASING TICKETS: Suggested donation $15/person. We are foregoing traditional ticketing platforms so all monies go directly to ACLU & WRRAP.
1) Go to https://tinyurl.com/clinicfundraiserla
2) Click the “DONATE NOW” button
3) Make your donation
4) In the Comments include:
* # of tickets you need
* Name(s) for Will Call
* Any accessibility needs
* Your pronouns (optional)

Upon receipt, you will receive a confirmation e-mail w/event details & shareable FB link! There will also be a silent auction and more opportunities to donate at the event.i folx!

Funky New Single “Dreams/Love and Light” is out now!

New Single “Dreams/Love and Light” Coming April 2018!

Northern Strangers are proud to announce our funky, psychedelic new single “Dreams/Love and Light.” The track began as a slow country/gospel type of tune, evocative of the Grateful Dead’s Brokedown Palace. Then, in a moment of inspiration, guitarist/lyricist Dan Graul started crafting an arrangement that calls on punky folk attitude, a la The Avett Brothers, Motown era soul and funk, with a touch of the 90’s alongside the usual suspects of influence (like Pink Floyd/David Bowie/Talking Heads).

The song is a personal testimony from Graul about the power of overcoming your most base fears and personal paranoia through the idea that, sometimes, the best answer is simply to abandon fear and seek out the love and positivity in the universe; the chorus touts “all things must change, we’ll never be prepared” and concludes with “the past is gone, when we move on and find the love and light.” The lyrics that speak to dreams of being chased and waking with a fright refer to actual recurring dreams Dan experienced as a child. and a tangible fear that only love could overcome.

“Dreams/Love and Light” will be available for download and streaming on iTunes, Spotify, Bandcamp, Amazon, Google Play, etc. on Friday, April 27th. The track is the second release from Northern Strangers upcoming EP “Make America Love Again.”

Catch Northern Strangers in New Orleans during Jazzfest 2018


Northern Strangers will be playing 2 shows at Fair Grinds Coffeehouse in New Orleans, LA during the second weekend of Jazzfest 2018! Catch us on your way out of the Fairgrounds on Thursday or on your way into the Fest on Saturday.

The wait is over! Northern Strangers new single “The Waiting Song” is available NOW!

Download The Waiting Song – https://northernstrangers.bandcamp.com/track/the-waiting-song

What are you waiting for?!? Northern Strangers want you to know that you have the power to make your fantasies come true! The Los Angeles based psychedelic folk band are sick and tired of the divisive state of society and have set out to sing the praises of you with the music video for their new single “The Waiting Song.”

What do a hapless king, a hopeless prisoner, a wanting princess and a meddling sorceress have in common with you? We all get that feeling that we’re stuck in a story that’s far out of our control from time to time. In Northern Strangers’ whimsical new music video, through a strange twist of fate that intertwines them, each of these fairy-tale characters find their power to create change – the same power that we all possess.

Take the love from your heart and put it into action! Take that chance! Make that new friend! The ride of your life starts now – and you are in the drivers seat. Where do you want to go next?

Download or stream the track at iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, Google, Bandcamp and all other major outlets.

Northern Strangers are:
Dan Graul – Guitar/Bass/Vocals
Rebecca Graul – Keyboard/Synth/Vocals
Will Norris – Bass/Guitar/Vocals
Jonathan Santin – Drums/Percussion

lyrics

Where is the moment I’ve waited for
All of my life it’s all strife til that moment arrives
A waiting game gathering dust on the shelf
While the story I’m living keeps writing itself
Oh no no no no don’t turn the page
I’ve got time I’m young for my age
Deep down in my soul I’m afraid
Of Now

We’re all waiting
For our lives to begin
But the truth is
We started it the day we came in
To this world
It’s no wonder
We’re fearing the end
But the trouble
Starts when you let the fear win
Just begin
(But the songs say…)

Where is the moment I’ve waited for
All of my life it’s all strife til that moment arrives
A waiting game gathering dust on the shelf
While the story I’m living keeps writing itself
Oh no no no no don’t turn the page
I’ve got time I’m young for my age
Deep down in my soul I’m afraid
Of Now

Grab the pages
Tear them out of the book
Light a fire
To lead you where you want to look

credits

released November 22, 2017

The Waiting Song was recorded and produced by the Voodoo Bear at Manhattan Studio in Montrose, CA.

New Single “The Waiting Song” and Music Video Coming Thanksgiving 2017!

What are you waiting for?!? Northern Strangers want you to know that you have the power to make your fantasies come true! The Los Angeles based psychedelic folk band are sick and tired of the divisive state of society and have set out to sing the praises of you with the music video for their new single “The Waiting Song” — coming Thanksgiving 2017.

What do a hapless king, a hopeless prisoner, a wanting princess and a meddling sorceress have in common with you? We all get that feeling that we’re stuck in a story that’s far out of our control from time to time. In Northern Strangers’ whimsical new music video, through a strange twist of fate that intertwines them, each of these fairy-tale characters find their power to create change – the same power that we all possess.

Take the love from your heart and put it into action! Take that chance! Make that new friend! The ride of your life starts now – and you are in the drivers seat. Where do you want to go next? Check out Northern Strangers’ new music video this Thanksgiving!. Download or stream the track at iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, Google, Bandcamp and all other major outlets.

The Waiting Song was recorded and produced by the Voodoo Bear at Manhattan Studio in Montrose, CA.

Northern Strangers are:
Dan Graul – Guitar/Bass/Vocals
Rebecca Graul – Keyboard/Synth/Vocals
Will Norris – Bass/Guitar/Vocals
Jonathan Santin – Drums/Percussion

Northern Strangers Live at Black Mountain Family Reunion 8: Freakers’ Ball

Thanks to all who attended Black Mountain Family Reunion 8, and especially to those who work so hard to make this festival amazing every year!