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While parts of this site are outdated, you can see Darcie with the rest of the band The Austin Lounge Lizards on Sat, May 11 at the Cactus Cafe in Austin, TX, for their CD release party! Check details under "shows."
Hi! Darcie here... letting you know it's me, not an impersonal webmaster, who designs this site. I've neglected this for far too long! A new design will be up any day now, & I have so many new experiences to share, it's hard to know where to start the updates! Nevertheless, I invite you to take a look around now. Seeing a six-year-old about to take the old Bell-47 helicopter up for a spin with her younger sister (possibly unsure of what's about to happen) as passenger isn't something you see in everyone's biography...
And there are plenty of songs, photos, and other surprises to see & hear - as is...
Darcie is back from playing five nights of sold out shows in Glasgow with Woody Sez. London's 2011 West End performances were a big hit!
We were nominated for best musical of 2011 in London's West End Theatre District. Now headed to Berlin for a concert on Feb 26.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame calls Woody Guthrie "the original folk hero; a man who, in the Thirties and Forties, transformed the folk ballad into a vehicle for social protest and observation and in so doing, paved the way for Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen and a host of other folk and rock songwriters who have been moved by conscience to share experiences and voice opinions in a forthright manner. Fueled by a boundless curiosity about the world, the colorful life he led became as legendary as the songs he wrote." WOODY SEZ is a joyous, toe-tapping, and moving theatrical concert event that uses Woody's words, and over twenty-five of Woody's songs to transport the audience through the fascinating, beautiful, and sometimes tragic life of Woody Guthrie. Performed by a talented group of four versatile actor/musicians who not only play 15 instruments ranging from guitar and fiddle to jaw harp and dulcimer, but they also bring to life the many people who are the fabric of Woody Guthrie's amazing story. The combination of the cast's infectious enjoyment, Woody's incredible journey, and a stirring mix of moving ballads and energetic foot-stompers make this a must see. Woody Guthrie gave voice to the beauty and struggles of the common man and WOODY SEZ gives the same to the spirit of the man himself.
See the press/reviews page or click here for a multitude of reviews and photos to choose from.
JOHN STEINBECK wrote "There is nothing sweet about Woody, and there is nothing sweet about the songs he sings. But there is something more important for those willing to listen." ...
Millard Lampell created the template for "Woody Sez" in 1956. He put together "CALIFORNIA TO THE NEW YORK ISLAND," a program of Woody's words and music performed as a tribute by a group of some thirty performers, players and pre-school dancers. Fifty-odd years later David Lutken, Nick Corley, Darcie Deaville, Helen Russell and Andy Teirstein weave Woody's songs together with excerpts and anecdotes from his books and the columns he wrote for the "PEOPLE'S DAILY WORLD" to create a concert narrative - a biographical, political, and personal portrait of one of the world's immortal troubadours.
New and ongoing individually tailored lessons and workshops in Austin, TX
You can buy Darcie's CD's here, watch and listen to her play, read her bio, find answers to frequently asked questions, and see where she's playing next. And you can go to www.tallerdog.com for another side of Darcie, (although right now it's also getting revamped).
Darcie is a member of the Austin Lounge Lizards. Watch this fun video, back before "Too big to jail" was the buzz, and "Too Big To Fail" was!
Think about musicians Neil Young, Emmy Lou Harris, and Ralph Stanley. Think of actors who are one person shows with different characters, like Lily Tomlin and Tracey Ullman. Have you ever seen or read any of Michael Palin's travel documentaries? Put them all together into one woman who also plays a fiery fiddle.
Ever respectful of those people, these influences and others are ingrained in her. Full time traveling and performing since birth tend to turn a person into a writer and a darn good music coach. DARCIE DEAVILLE is her name. A Jill of all trades.