The new album is here!

“Little One” is here!

After ten years, a wedding, two babies, an on-going global pandemic,and a few other events…we are so excited to announce… the arrival of Arbielle’s newest album!

“Little One” by Arbielle is now available for streaming or download from Bandcamp, streaming on Spotify, iTunes, etc. on June 4th, and in physical CD form from the artist on June 18th, 2022


“Little One” was lovingly recorded, mixed and mastered by Cliff Fitzgerald (aka Katie’s dad), and also features Brent Alan on the banjo, Chris Kokesh on fiddle, and the vocal additions of Jessica Tucker. This album recounts tales from Arbielle’s last decade, including adventures from the road, falling in love, prayers for climate justice, and all the fears and excitement of welcoming new little ones into the world. We can’t wait for you to hear it.

To celebrate the release of this album, we would also like to invite you to not one but two album-release shows! You are welcome at both or either! They are both outdoors, so please invite your friends and family!

~ Saturday, June 18th ~
Spinella’s, 436 N Main Ave, Gresham, Oregon 97030
4 – 6pm,  suggested $5 cover.
Enjoy a two hour set at the beautiful outdoor stage of the music-forward restaurant in downtown Gresham!

 ~ Sunday, June 19th ~
“The Barn” (email arbiellemusic@gmail.com for the exact address of this outdoor, North Portland urban farm venue)
7 – 9pm, suggested $5 cover
Join the music-loving community of “The Barn” concert series to help us celebrate the long-awaited arrival of our new album.

We ask that you either bring proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or wear a mask to either event.

All guests at either show who purchase the new CD, “Little One,” will also receive a complimentary copy of “Roots Grow Deep” (2012). And if you were part of the kickstarter campaign for this album, you will be able to claim your FREE copy of the new CD!

Snow Day & 3 upcoming Portland-area shows!

Hello, friends!

It’s a snow day! Wheee! Fun for students and educators, alike (sorry to everyone else who has to go to work…that sounds rough…) The other good news is, now that Katie and I are roommates again, a snow day = more time for music (baby J has been joining in with her rattle and tiny tambourine…she’s pretty impressive at percussion for a 1 yr-old, if I do say so myself…). We’ve lately been having fun working up new songs and arrangements and are excited to announce three upcoming Portland-area shows! You and anyone you want to bring are invited:
Three upcoming Portland area shows!

  • Saturday, March 16th ~ Barn Concert Series, 6:30pm, dinner potluck and concert showcasing various artists, NE Portland (email arbiellemusic@gmail.com for address)
  • Thursday, March 21st ~ Spinella’s, 7 – 9pm, 436 N Main Ave, Gresham, Oregon 97030, suggested $5 cover. Enjoy a two hour set in a music-forward restaurant in downtown Gresham!
  • Friday, March 29th ~ Artichoke Music’s Friday night coffeehouse, 7:30pm (doors open at 7pm), $5 admission. Come here four local artists in an intimate setting!

Warmest regards,
Rachel and Katie

p.s. We’re trying out a new band name at the Artichoke show…what do you think of “Florence Lane?”

…and WE’RE BACK!!!

Long time no see, friends–how have you been?

After our farewell show at Artichoke Music in March of 2015, we said good-bye to one of our most-talented band-mates as she embarked on service abroad. At that time, two years seemed like it would last forever! We cried a lot and wrote at least two songs about it.

And yet…our dear friend has returned! Our smiles cannot be stopped. And especially as she has written about a million songs while away, we cannot wait to announce some upcoming shows happening this month!

 Arbielle & Katie Fitz

Weds, July 26th ~ The Mason Jar, 6:30pm ~ 360 Broadway St, Estacada, OR

Fri, July 28th ~ Amy & Julian’s House, 7pm ~ Seattle, WA

Sat, July 29th ~ Alberta St Pub, 5pm ~ 1036 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR

 

…with more to come later this summer!

Hope to see you soon!

Happy summer,

Arbielle

Two Upcoming Portland Shows! And…Ch-ch-ch-changes…

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Dearest Friends,

Good news! Arbielle is excited to announce TWO upcoming Portland shows this month and next! You are cordially invited to both:

Arbielle at the Jade Lounge!
6:00pm ~ Friday, February 27th, 2015
2342 SE Ankeny St
Portland, Oregon 97214
FREE

Arbielle at Artichoke Music!
8:00pm (Doors open 7:30) ~ Saturday, March 14th, 2015
3130 SE Hawthorne Blvd,
Portland, Oregon 97214
$15 Cover

Which brings us to…other news!
It is with heavy and hopeful hearts that we announce that this Artichoke show will be a special one. A farewell, of sorts. While we certainly plan to sing together again someday–and hopefully soon– it looks like this upcoming year will send the Wandas in three different directions, albeit all toward wonderful things.

To console ourselves, we are pouring ourselves into these shows. We’re working up some new songs, new percussion, new recordings, and have even been collaborating with a new Wanda–cellist Emma Wood, from the Portland Cello Project, and Rachel’s former classmate!

So we do sincerely hope you can join us at Jade Lounge or Artichoke in the next few weeks, so that we can thank you in person for your support and love for the band over the past few years (or decades–shout-out to old friends & parents!). If you cannot, we thank you sincerely right now, and wish you

the happiest of trails,

With love,
Arbielle

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Q: “When are you guys playing a show in Portland?” A: “This month!”

Hi friends!

Well, since the autumnal season is undoubtedly the best time of year for folk music, Arbielle & The Winkin’ Wandas are celebrating by playing not one, but two shows in your tri-county area this month!

This weekend:

Saturday, November 8th, 2014

 Keegan Heron// Arbielle //Little Sparrow

6:00pm, Jade Lounge

2342 SE Ankeny St

Portland, OR 97214

(503) 319-0124

Next weekend:

Friday, November 14th, 2014

 // Arbielle //

8:00pm, Bunsenbrewer

16506 SE 362nd Dr, Sandy, OR 97055

(503) 476-9705

No Cover

Hope to see you there, and in the meanwhile, hope you are all staying dry and cozy and eating lots of squashes!

Warmly,
Rachel, Katie, & Jess

Arbielle Embarks on Summer Tour! Or, the Winkin’ Wandas Take the Wild West!

Hi Everyone!

It’s true: Arbielle is getting ready to embark on tour #3, this time to new territory..what was once known as the Oregon territory…what is now known as…IDAHO! We’re so excited.

“We” these days is three of us: Katie Fitzgerald (back from Ukraine and better than ever!), Jessica Tucker (finally ready to let the masses hear her beautiful voice!), and Rachel Byron-Law (me!). As a trio, we’ve performed in a few local shows, and the three-part harmonies have made me so happy that I now have a perma-grin stuck to my face. It was reminding us (ever-so-humbly) of the Walin’ Jenny’s concert that Katie and I caught a few months ago in Portland (which was mind-blowing awesome). Jess had not yet experienced the wonder of the Jennys, and called them “The Winkin’ Wandas,” and then we giggled for a long time about that. Hence the new band name.

To celebrate, the three of us made a new “front porch house show” of the seasonally-appropriate song, “July.” The mics used were not quite enough to capture the awesome 3-part harmonies (my apologies) but I’ll send it on, anyway, just to give you a taste. Here it is: video

Below are the tour dates and information; please feel free to share and/or email back with questions!

Happy Trails,

Arbielle

“The Winkin’ Wanda’s Take the Wild West” Arbielle Eastward Tour Summer 2014! 

CLARKSTON, WASHINGTON – Friday, June 27th, 2014 – 

10pm, Hogan’s Place

906 6th St Clarkston, WA 99403,  pay at the door

BOISE, IDAHO – Saturday, June 28th, 2014 – 

7:30pm, District Coffeehouse

219 N 10th St Boise, Idaho 83702, FREE

WALLA WALLA – Sunday, June 29th, 2014 – 

7pm, House Show

For exact address, please email arbiellemusic@gmail.com,  pay at the door

Front Porch House Show–“The Book of Love” by Peter Gabriel

Hi Everyone!

Hard to believe it’s already been two years since Katie and I made our first tour together, which launched right after Valentine’s Day, 2012! If we stayed with you, we probably gave you discounted Valentine’s Chocolates as a “thank you” gift. (Wow, so generous!) It’s also hard to believe that it’s been only two years–so much has happened since then.

In honor of that anniversary and (the day after–oops!) Valentine’s Day, we are releasing the next video in our “Front Porch House Concert” series. This song is by Peter Gabriel, “The Book of Love.” I fell hard for this song from the first time Katie played it, and then was sad that I couldn’t find a version as beautiful as hers when I scoured the internet! So if you are as into Katie’s beautiful voice and version of this song as I am, this will come as exciting news: click here for video.

I wish Katie could be here in Portland for our upcoming shows! If you are in the area, you are cordially invited to either or both. I’ve recently teamed up with a wonderful cellist, Gus Wendel, and guitar/mandolin-player, Brance Pearson. They are super talented, and we’ve been having so much fun jamming in the living room. I’m excited for you all to hear them!

Friday, February 28th
7pm ~ Arbielle and Jack’s Band
House Show
5125 NE Davis St, Portland
(503) 319-0124
Suggested $5 Cover

Saturday, March 8th
6pm ~ Keegan Heron and Arbielle
Jade Lounge
2342 SE Ankeny St, Portland
(503) 319-0124
Suggested $5 Cover

Ok, hope you all are enjoying a wonderful day-after-Valentine’s, and stay tuned for information on the next tour, hopefully coming to a town near you this summer!

Warmly,
Rachel

There's some love there...
There’s some love there…


Front Porch House Show–Dixie Chicks’ “Lullaby”

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Hello, Friends!

Oh is it ever August, and isn’t it lovely? Katie and I had another beautiful season on Orcas Island, inspiring our second “Front Porch House Show.” This one, you will notice, is filmed from the front porch of a rustic tent. We did not steal this tent–it is the one we get to live in during the summer while leading wilderness canoe trips across the Salish Sea! Our campers kept asking for more of this sweet lullaby from the Dixie Chicks that we love to play, so we thought we’d feature it in our next little video for all of you. Please enjoy!

We are feeling happy as August winds down, but also bittersweet, as Katie is soon leaving us for the Peace Corp (I know, right? What will we do without her?!?). So… in celebration of the good times, we are having one *final* (for now!) Portland show!

Happy Trails to Katie
Arbielle House Show
7pm ~ Friday, Sept 13th, 2013
5125 NE Davis St
Portland, OR
(503) 319-0124

Hope you can make it if you are in the area, and if not, we’ll be thinking of you!

Arbielle posing super professionally after a show at Darvill's, on  Orcas Island
Arbielle posing super professionally after a show at Darvill’s, on Orcas Island

Happy summer,

Rachel & Katie

Front Porch House Show, part 1

Hi friends!

So, upon returning to Portland after our wonderful, music-ful, sunshine-ful California tour in March, Katie and I decided to start recording a few songs, youtube style, on our front porch. Reasons being:

1) Our front porch is rad

2) We are going to miss Katie sooooooo much next fall!

3) To celebrate the springtime, and the fact that it’s possible to be on the front porch for longer than three minutes without many layers/rain gear!

4) Sometimes, if you listen closely, you can hear bagpipes playing in the background!

4.5) Sometimes you can also hear birds! Like we are Cinderella or something!

So, we hope you all enjoy some of our acoustic numbers and favorite covers! Feel free to share with friends, strangers and even your closest enemies.

Wishing you all a happy spring,

Rachel & Katie