Whippletree Branches Out

Sorry, I couldn’t resist. Something about that field saying “Title" with such declarative force makes me think of bad newspaper headlines.

But about Whippletree. One of the biggest gifts of 2011 for me has been the birth and growth of this trio, which consists of Chelle Terwilliger, Caroline Keys and me. We’ve cut our teeth on some fun background music gigs (Family Friendly Fridays, Great Burn Study Group annual party, Women’s Voices for the Earth fundraiser — good ol’ Missoula signature fare). We even played live on the Trail last week, as part of Anthony Pagniano’s 24-hour radiothon for Watson Children’s Shelter.

So, with some nervous excitement, we’re now launching ourselves into a sit-down-and-listen-to-us-if-you’d-like kind of deal. We’re playing for First Night Missoula at the University Theater, at 8:30 p.m. The show is listed under my name, because those folks at the Cultural Council get organized early, and we weren’t officially a band when the applications to perform were due. But it’s a Whippletree gig, even if it says Amy Martin in the program.

We’d love it if you came and listened, and if you want to get a taste of what you’re in for, you can see pictures and hear clips from our rehearsals on my site now.

A whippletree, by the way, is a mechanism to distribute force evenly through linkages, (according to Wikipedia). That’s how it feels, too.

I love these amazing women, and love playing music with them!