The Perfect Friday Night

How often do you get to see ALL your favorite Bay Area artists on one bill?
All you need is chocolate and your got a perfect date for this  Friday Night



@ Club Fox,Redwood City
(formerly Lil'Fox)

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This Can't Be My LifeHurricane  Ocean Dreams

Small Business Saturday

If you have grown up in the US you are well aware of what I call the consumer related holidays,
Holidays that were invented to give consumers REASONS to buy cards, gifts...
BLACK FRIDAY was one of those days, so named by the shopping frenzy that takes place the day after Thanksgiving.
 The resulting sales were hoped to get the company "in the black" from a accounting standpoint.  This was a marketing gimmick that has resulted in billions of dollars in the big business market.

If your like me, your pretty tired of the big corporations clammoring for all your hard earned money with little in return.  This year you may have heard of SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY  This is a terrific way to support the small local businesses, restaurants, and services you love and who do not have access to "bail out money" to help survive these crazy economic times.

These are wonderful opportunities to look toward your local art community for your entertainment and gift giving solutions.

Check out these recommendations I have for your gift giving:

WOMEN OWNED BUSINESSES 
THAT GIVE BACK TO THE COMMUNITY:

5297A College Ave.
Oakland, CA 94618
P: (510) 547-1630  

Purchase gift certificates for Personal Training sessions, Pilate's, Massages. This state of the art facility and staff has something special for EVERYONE!  Weekend warriors to Olympic / Professional athletes.
One session at this clinic and you will see why it's winning awards year after year as the BEST place for performance and rehabilitative care.


La Peluqueria Hair Salon - Patricia Lewis
1600 Shattuck Ave,  BerkeleyCA 94709
510-601-0102


Tierra Tech Corporation Lucy Perry  Owner                                

Web design, quality assurance, business support svc. 
If you have been holding off on getting a "real" website or support services Tierra Tech is the best!

Blue Water Ventures:  
Kim Powell, Owner                   
 Santa Cruz, CA 
During the holiday months trying to figure out what to do with
the family?  Call or email Kim she can put together a very affordable fun event (in locations here and all  over the world!!!) that everyone will be asking for!  OR buy gift certificates for later in the year!


Caryne Mount- Zesty Scraps
Designer- Zesty Scraps and so much more, Caryne designed two outfits for me for the Grammy awards, she's done costumes for the Diablo Valley Ballet Nutcracker.
This season she is offering super affordable fun bags, that are perfect for yoga, the studio, or shopping!  (email her she can send you pics)
AND you can commission her to do just about anything that involves a needle and thread and she is a genius!

OTHER BUSINESSES  I RECOMMEND YOU SUPPORT

My sponsors are here:  NOTE: when you click on the links in my website and you get bigger savings!

INDIE ARTISTS


Giving CD's is always a easy inexpensive gift.  This year I suggest  you  book these artists for a upcoming living room concert!  it is very easy and affordable!

Jason Cale:  (Amazing emerging artist, producer you will be hearing alot of, toured w/ John Popper, Doobie Bros and more, big bands to acoustic he can cover it all!)
Savannah Jo Lack  (Amazing Award winning artist who you have heard on Alanis Morrisette, Rod Stewart, and many Nashville artists who are too many to name! Catch her while you can she is JUST back from her Australian Tour)
Coyote Grace  Americana harmony based duo fresh back from tours w/ the Indigo Girls & Girlyman, one of my very favs! )
Ruth Gerson (You have seen her in your living room on Conan, Letterman, and Craig Ferguson Shows, one of the biggest hearts and voices around!).


When contacting these artists and businesses make sure and let them know I recommend you! (it helps manage our small business more effectively when we know where our business is coming from!)


Please post your comments after you have experienced these incredible businesses, & artists let me know your thoughts!  


And know that buy supporting local artists your are helping support local communities!
what a wonderful gift that is for us all!


Happy giving and receiving, 


=Tamra=


Providing business solutions for creative minds
www.tamraengle.com




References:  
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Friday_(shopping)
http://smallbusinesssaturday.com/
http://www.scribd.com/doc/975919/HOST-A-HOUSE-CONCERT
http://www.bluewaterventures.com
http://www.solpt.com/
www.reverbnation.com/jasoncale
http://www.savannahjolack.com/
www.coyotegrace.com
www.ruthgerson.com
http://caryne.snappages.com/home.htm

DEC 2009 NEWSLETTER: (TEXT CONTENT)

UNDER ONE ROOF

I have been working hard on aligning my many projects and put them all under one roof.
What does this mean to you? I hope it makes information much easier for you to navigate- and provide you with the opportunity to join me in making our communities a better place!

I am so pleased to announce a new partner to my team: Tierra Tech Corporation, who has been working very hard to consolodate ALL of my social networking sites and update my website to house the different facets of GuitarTam Music & my Social Entreprenuerial programs-
They are helping me "Bridging people and society through the power of music."

PLEASE CHECK OUT THE NEW WEBSITE- www.tamraengle.com




NEW SHOWS IN 2010:

Remember going out for the evening and being entertained?

There has been alot of work behind the scenes....putting together a new Cougar Rock Power Trio

Partnering with other outstanding performers, and expanding some performances to include audio visual and performing artists to take you on a musical journey that I really hope you will enjoy-Several tours are on the calendar. Can you still see a solo acoustic performance? SURE! but the new year will give you so much more:

Meet the band:

I am super excited to have the gifted multi percussionist & teacher Afia Walking Tree joining me- If you enjoyed Pele JuJu powerhouse shows, you'll love seeing and hearing the same dynamic percussionist bring her African Disporic rhythms to our show.
You will see a variety of gifted multi instrumentalists joining us bringing harmonic beat driven melodies to my music...

Do you need a new roof for your house? Host a Cougar Rock house concert & we'll get you and your guests dancing & take the roof off!


APPOINTMENT: Sr. Director N.A.R.I.P.:

NARIP (The National Association of Record Industry Professionals) has asked me to assume the role of Sr. Director of Marketing and Programs for their San Francisco Chapter.
NARIP promotes education, career advancement and good will among record executives. with an emphasis on becoming better informed and more effective executives, NARIP offers professional development opportunities, educational programs and seminars, the opportunity to meet and interact with peers, a job bank, a member resume database for employers, a mentor network, a newsletter and other services.
Interested in learning more?


We are hosting a holiday happy hour at El Rio in San Francisco from 6-8pm
Come meet other recording industry professionals and learn more about NARIP at www.narip.com

Dec 10th 6-8pm No-Host Bar El Rio 3158 Mission St San Francisco, CA 94110-4560
(415) 282-3325


Should you find yourself flying the friendly sky this spring, American Airlines has licensed MAYBE I'M RIGHT to be part of their inflight music program!



TAMRA'S MUSIC PLACEMENT:

American Airlines In-Flight Entertainment Program

Dear Tamra Engle,

You have recently submitted your music for consideration in our Spring In-Flight Music Program
for flights that offer audio programming, Our passengers can enjoy up to 16 channels of music as well as a business and Technology report from Sky Radio, which exposes your music to the 4.2 million American Airlines passengers who fly in the each month. We are delighted to have selected you to add our growing roster of international artists that will be highlighted in our spring programming.
The agreement will specify the use of your song titled: MAYBE I'M RIGHT
from your CD titled: THE BLONDE FLAME SESSIONS


Thank you for choosing American Airlines to showcase your music, we hope to see you soon!

Sept 2009 Newsletter...

Imagine driving down a long road in the desert night with the stars sparkling above when you.
Around the bend you see bright lights, hear music, and laughter coming from a crowded cafe by the side of the road.
Pull over and come inside, we've saved you a seat- you'll want to sing along, drink a cup and be filled with the "Aussie-AmeROCKana Wall of Sound" this amazing group weave's together with looping pedals Guitars, Violin, Harmonica, and a Banjolin named Maude....

We are packing up the tour vehicle for a quick visit to So. Cal (it's an upscale yuppy wagon so I am going to add antlers, which now means it needs a name- If you have any great name idea's email me at guitartam@gmail.com include your name recommendation and your mailing address- If we select your name we'll mail you a Saloon Tour music package- and promise to send you pictures of the wild Aussie Americana road show...
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