In the Recording Studio: James McCartney
The SMV String Quartet with James McCartney at Steve Albini’s Electrical Audio.
On Stage Highlights - Trip hop with Strings
"This is How We Courtyard" summer show with Deep Blue Field.
Frank Orrall, Abra Moore and Susan at the Vic shows in October.
12.26, 27, 28 and 29, 2015 - City Winery Chicago with PdP.
The Rock Violin Studio:
The Rock Violin Studio is on the north side of Chicago. Using songs from pop, rock, punk, jazz, disco, we learn how to improvise, create and perform, using the known and unknown, the perfect and imperfect, beautiful and haunted. Click for more information.
Students from the Rock Violin Studio perform with PdP at Ravinia.
SMV played violin for her friend Andy Pasminski at Northwestern Hospital Jan. 12th
10.24.15 - St. Louis with PdP.
10.23.15 - City Winery Nashville with PdP.
10.16, 17 & 18, 2015 - The Vic Theater with PdP.
10.4.15 - Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival with PdP.
9.12.15 - Popcorn Festival Valparaiso with PdP.
7.29.15 - Pritzker Pavilion with PdP.
Duo shows with Alejandro Escovedo:
6.20.15 - Lubbock, TX
6.19.15 - Amarillo, TX
4.19.15 - Portland, OR
4.18.15 - Seattle, WA
4.17.15 - Spokane, WA
4.16.15 - Missoula, MT
3.28.15 - The Promontory, Hyde Park (Chicago, IL)
3.27.15 - Space, Evanston, IL
4.23.15 - Tivoli Theatre, Downers Grove 7:30 PM. With PdP. The Rock Violin Studio students performed!
3.6.15 - PdP Paramount Theatre.
2.27.15 and 2.28.15 - PdP City Winery NYC.
2.14.15 - With Alejandro Escovedo Center for the Arts Jackson Hole Wyoming.
1.22 through 1.24.15 - with Alejandro Escovedo City Winery NYC.
1.10.15 - with Alejandro Escovedo, Moody Theater Austin, TX.
12.26 through 12.29.14 - PdP City Winery Chicago.
10.24.14 - with Alejandro Escovedo & Peter Buck Band, Benaroya Hall, Seattle, WA.
9.12.14 - Poi dog Pondering epic return to Ravinia!
8.22 through 8.30.14 - Duo Tour with Alejandro Escovedo and Joe Ely.
7.31.14 - A play of The Secret Birds with Tony Fitzpatrick, Frank Orrall and Poi.
The Poetry Foundation, 61 West Superior, Chicago
6.11.14 thru 6.29.14 - Northeast and Southeast duo tour with Alejandro Escovedo.
6.8.14 - ‘Strings in the Temple’ Chuck Prophet Show with string quartet,
Chicago, City Winery.
5.23.14 - Poi dog Pondering, Denver, Larimer Lounge.
5.24.14 - Poi dog Pondering, Phoenix, Crescent Ballroom.
5.25.14 - Tucson, Rialto Theatre (private event).
4.18.14 - Poi dog Pondering, Paramount Theatre, Aurora, IL.
3.14.14 - SMV and Sean Lennon at Lou Reed Tribute, Paramount Theatre, Austin, Texas.
2.20 - 3.8.14 - Duo tour with Alejandro Escovedo, Peter Buck and band.
2.13, 2.14 & 2.15.14 - With Poi dog Pondering at the Continental Club, Austin, Texas.
2.11.14 - SMV solo violin show with Buffalo and Honey, Me/Or/We. 5 string violin through effects pedals and tracks.
1.15, 1.17 and 1.18.14 - With Alejandro Escovedo at City Winery, NYC.
1.11.14 - Sounds of Austin with Alejandro Escovedo, Lucinda Williams, Joe Ely, Kimmie Rhodes, Roky Erickson and more. Moody Theatre, Austin, Texas.
12.31.13 - New Years Eve with Alejandro Escovedo at Space, Evanston.
12.26.13 - 12.29.13 - With Poi dog Pondering at City Winery, Chicago.
9.24.13 - 10.01.13 - SMV duo tour with Alejandro Escovedo and Shelby Lynne with Ben Peeler in the Northeast.
8.27.13 - Syd Straw Poet of the Spheres with SMV, Robbie Folks, Gerald Dowd at Space.
8.26.13 - Sugar Fly With Me, City Winery, Chicago.
8.18.13 - Sugar Fly With Me, Electric violin, cello, vibes, jazz drummer and DJ Numinous Radio, City Winery, Chicago.
8.14.13 - Expo 76, special guests SMV and Syd Straw. Simons, Chicago.
8.3.13 - Complicated - a play by Brigid Murphy inspired by the music of Poi dog Pondering. Acorn Theatre, Three Oaks, MI.
7.21.13 - Poi dog Pondering Sheffield Garden Walk.
7.20.13 - SMV performed with Belle & Sebastian, Pitchfork Music Festival, Chicago. Love the Scottish!
6.22.13 - Poi dog Pondering in Aurora.
4.30.13 - Nick Tremulis Orchestra at City Winery. Record release of For the Baby Doll.
Special Guests: Bun E. Carlos and Rick Rizzo.
4.22.13 – Los Immortales performance at La Sirena Clandestina.
4.8.13 – Sugar Fly with Me performance at City Winery.
4.5.13 – PdP show at the beautiful Tivoli Theatre in Downer’s Grove.
3.26.13 – SMV with Nicholis Tremulis Orchestra at City Winery.
Special Guest: Willie Nile.
3.21.13 – PdP DVD release Gingerman Tavern performance.
2.25.13 – SMV with Nicholis Tremulis Orchestra. Special Guest: Charlie Sexton.
2.15.13 – Poi dog Pondering tour to Denver and Phoenix.
2.9.13 – Poi dog Pondering plays the Paramount Theatre in Aurora.
1.29.13 – SMV with Sugar Fly trip hop DJ, vibes and violin at City Winery.
1.13.13 – SMV songwriting storytelling show at Space in Evanston with Anne Harris and Cathy Richardson. Unexpectedly rich night.
1.12.13 – Alejandro Escovedo Holiday Spectacular Show at the Moody Theatre in Austin, Texas. With Charlie Sexton, girls choir, horns lit in red in the balcony. Majestic.
12.26.12-12.27.12 – Poi dog Pondering two night orchestral show at the City Winery in Chicago.
12.1.12 – Pali Chant Suite performs at Moksha Holiday Party. The recording of the orchestral and trip hop Pali Chant Suite will be available by spring.
10.25.12-10.27.12 – Poi dog Pondering Austin version performs three nights at the Continental Club in Austin, Texas.
10.23.12 – Clark Street Bridge. Art & Science multi media lecture with cinema musicians and Draft FCB at Northwestern.
10.18.12-10.20.12 – Poi dog Pondering performance at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco, Doug Fur Lounge in Portland and in Seattle. We packed lightly and hopped on trains when possible.
9.27.12 – Pali Chant Suite performed at the Goorin Bros. Hat Store. Love this hat store. We all left looking foxier than when we arrived.
8.20.12 - Deep Blue Field performs at the new Chicago City Winery at Randolph & Racine.
8.17.12 - Austin Chronicle article spotlights SMV’s Musician Guide to the Road.
Click to read.
8.19.12 - Poi Dog performs for Bicycles Worldwide at Wrigley Field. Then to Mia Francesca for a pleasant after show dinner of red wine and pasta on the patio.
7.31.12 - Members of Poi – SMV, Dag and Max sing the 7th Inning Stretch at Wrigley Field.
7.22.12 - Poi Dog performs at River North Festival. Super nice festival. On the river.
7.14.12 - Poi dog Pondering Concert in Naperville with full strings and horns.
6.14.12 - Rare 8fatfat8 performance. Matt Lamb Galleries at the River East Art Center, 435 E. Illinois, benefiting IL Coalition for Immigrant & Refugee Rights. Frank Orrall, SMV and Charlette Wortham. Live PA.
5.26 and 5.27.12 - Memorial Weekend Concert: Poi dog Pondering Double Header at the Double Door. Frank Orrall solo record official release of Never Trade These Days.
5.20.12 – Susan Voelz and Paul Weitz lead a 3 hour ruesri daton class at Thai Bodywork School of Thai Massage, 537 Custer Ave., Evanston. Theory, philosophy, breathing technique, 26 poses, culminating in a group performance of the Pali Chant Suite.
4.21.12 - Performed acoustic set and full rock set with Alejandro Escovedo Prairie Centre for the Arts, Schaumburg IL
4.17.12 – SMV and Liam Davis performed at the Cavalcade of Songwriters Show at the Hideout along with Thymme Jones from Cheer Accident and Dag Juhlin.
3.16.12 – Miss V created and recorded music for University of Illinois – Chicago MFA performance of Hansel & Gretel
3.10.12 – Miss V played solo violin at the wedding of Coach Brett Buelma and Jennifer Heilsburg in Madison, Wisconsin.
1.14.12 – Poi played at the gorgeous art deco Paramount Theater in Aurora.
1.5.12 – 1.8.12 Pali Chant Suite traveled to Seattle to perform 8 shows at West of Lenin. Yes, that’s Anne Harris performing with us!