And We Are Off!

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We are officially off on our ice cream truck journey! On Saturday, we had our kick-off Bon Voyage performance at the quaint Rebekah Lodge, located in Sherwood, OR. For those of you Oregon residents who were unable to attend, the evening was described by guests as magical. The night opened with talented 12 year old singer-songwriter Tess Creasy.

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We Indian Summer Ladies then made our way to the stage, and filled the room with paintings and song, harmonies filled the lodge as we celebrated the first stop on the map- the place where it all began, the birthplace of The Indian Summer Tour.

 

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The evening ended with Amanda demoing the rooftop stage, plenty of sweet treats sold at the ice-cream window, and our first auction star winner, Tamara of the Painted Plate at $25. Stars will be added at each performance venue, as we hope to have a star-filled truck as we pull into NYC!

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The last few days have been filled with some wonderful concerts, including a mini concert complete with a mini painting and a serenade on eukelele in Salem, for Amanda’s dear friends Dorothy and Wes Ross, the previous owners of the South Store Cafe in Scholls, OR. Image

We enjoyed our Ashland and Redding concerts as well, as we met some wonderful new friends, and added a few cheerful stars to the truck! Image

Today is an exciting day, as we travel to just outside San Francisco, for a recording session to create the Indian Summer Tour Album, available soon in our Tour Store. 

Thanks to all again who are making this tour possible, we love you all and appreciate you believing in our passions as artists! Cheers to a great first week of tour so far!  

- Jen and the gang:) 

How Tour Came to Be…

ImageAbout a year ago, I received a phone call from Amanda, as she wanted a tour of my art studio for her daughter Amelia. They greeted me with smiles and a cheerful honest presence, and I knew we would be instant friends. In that first tour, Amanda asked me if I sang, and embarrassed, I admitted I wrote a little music. “You are a true artist, a painter and a singer…” she smiled, “We will need to get you out performing!” 

 

Throughout the last year, Amanda and I have partnered in several performances, combining her music and my painting to create a collaborative captivating show that has intrigued a range of audiences. 

 

This past spring, I wanted to explore a bit more about my Native American roots and begin to plan a heritage trip to the southwest. I shared with Amanda at a voice lesson one day, and she excitedly shared that she was in the process of buying an ice cream truck, and she was planning on going on a tour of the USA. Soon, our ideas started clicking like clockwork, and The Indian Summer Tour was born. 

 

We have fabulous opportunities for you to partner in this process with us. We have several venues booked, and have a lot of hope and faith that more will come when we start our journey down the road. We are in need of some financial support to make it to NYC and to purchase plane tickets back home, and are excited for you to share in our experience through painting sales, album sales and The Postcard Club! We will be sending a collector’s postcard from every performance, from each state that we visit. This is great adventure for children to follow the paintings across America, learning about the states we visit, as well as nostalgic for adults to look forward to their artfully painted postcards mailed to them! We only have a limited # of memberships available, so join our Club today! Here is the link!

https://squareup.com/market/the-indian-summer-tour

 

Albums and original performance paintings for sale will be posted here too, unless they presell at the venue. They will be shipped to you from the location where we are when payment is received.    

 

We are so excited about this adventure, as we are pioneering this performance endeavor in our sweet little ice cream truck! Journey with us, as you enjoy your lovely collection of postcards, paintings, and music created to share with you! The journey has begun, The Indian Summer is here.

Three Ladies, Two Months, One Ice Cream Truck…. From Sherwood, Oregon to New York City, NY.

American gutsy folk singer Amanda Christine Stanaway partners with award winning painter Jen Harlow to create a heritage performance journey filled with art and song taking towns across America. Accompanied by Miss Amelia Rose, these three ladies are sure to bring a smile to your face, as they paint and play a unique experience that you will never forget. The Indian Summer is here.

 

To book these fabulous three ladies for your town, please contact:

Jen Harlow at: 253.905.2842