Happy Holidays from Arbielle!

(This is the second letter sent to the Portland area segment of our mailing list–if you wish to join, please email arbiellemusic@gmail.com :))

Arbielle Holiday Photo 2012

Hello Wonderful People!

Well, it’s been quite awhile, and you may have been wondering, “what in the world have those wiley gals of the locally-beloved indie-folk duo ‘Arbielle’ been doing with themselves?”  Great question, you!

This summer Katie and I were both back up in the San Juan Islands, where we first met leading wilderness war canoe trips. It was another beautiful summer, and in addition to making new friends we also got to make some new music. And then, somehow… we convinced Katie to move to Portland!

So this fall, as my housemates and I (all 6 of us!) fix up our new house in northeast Portland, Katie and I have also been making lots and lots of music. It has made this season very merry, indeed.  We’re working on new arrangements and recordings (stay tuned) and now are very excited to announce some upcoming shows to share the music with all of you!

So, thanks for listening, and hopefully we’ll get to catch you this season at a show!

Happy Holidays and warm hugs,

Rachel and Katie

Friday, December 14th

~ 7:30pm ~

Imagine Coffee

5460 SW Philomath Boulevard
Corvallis, OR 97333-1039
Phone: 541-286-4340

Thursday, December 20th

~ 7:00pm ~

Cozy House Show (at our new house)

5125 NE Davis St

Portland, OR 97213

(503) 319-0124

$3 – 5 suggested donation

Hot drinks for adults and children provided
We might even make a fire in the fireplace 🙂


About arbielle

“Arbielle” is a Portland indie-folk band featuring plucky songwriter-piano-player, Arbielle, a musician with wide eyes, a beautiful voice, and plenty of stories to share. Their songs range from goofy to passionate to heart-rending, reflecting the wild beauty and playfulness of Arbielle’s pacific northwest hippie upbringing, as well as the faith she has grown into. Arbielle’s mama taught her to sing rounds when she was two-years-old, and she never stopped singing since. As a 14-year-old she began composing with Portland’s “Young Composer’s Project,” hosted by Fear No Music, and at 18 she began a journey of singing her own songs from Walla Walla, Washington, to Brooklyn, New York. Now she has returned to her home state of Oregon, and dug in as a recording and touring musician living in Portland. In the winter of 2012 she gathered a talented team of musician friends to collaborate on a full-length album recorded at Echo Ridge Music, in Sisters, OR, and this year signed onto Headphone Records of Electronic Boy Productions, who released her premier full-length album this December. "Roots Grow Deep" is a sweet chronicle of growing pains, bicycles, broken families, funny coincidence, friendships, and coming home.  Audiences from Orcas Island to San Francisco have come away from her shows admiring her honesty, wondering at her unique perspective, and humming her beautiful tunes.  As an artist, she lifts up a universal human experience: what it is like to be Arbielle.  Even if you are not a small person living a big life, a teacher and a farmer, a sister and a daughter, a lover of Oregon and every person you’ve known, you will know exactly what she means.
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