12/6/2017  Entertainment News from

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photo by Wes Kelley

Hello Good People in the Land! (I use to say that every week for 3 years on my radio show "Chillin’ With Dylan" on KCSN Arts & Roots Radio 88.5 FM in L.A. Just rolls off my tongue in a DJ kinda voice. I am so lifted by last week’s events: A great interview on the Shag Bag Radio Show with David Marzetti last Saturday morning, a fabulous 60’s party for our lovely earth angel, Deb Lent, Sat. night that took us back in time and it was a very good time indeed. We also had a SOLD OUT show for the third time for the Dylan/Baez Tribute at The Lab. Very excited to be working with Mike Scutari at The Lab and this was a very good first show together. As a result, we will be doing some super Sunday afternoon shows next year featuring James Lee Stanley (30 albums strong), Mark Stuart (Steve Earle), Kunkel & Harris (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band), Rupert Wates 2016 Songwriter of the Year), Claude Bourbon (Medieval Spanish Blues) and in mid-January will be The International Songwriters Showcase ... and so much more so stay tuned. Special thanks to Beth Peerless for the awesome article in the Monterey Herald!

This week’s featured performers is...drum roll...my band! I invite you to see us this weekend on Friday at the Trailside Cafe in Carmel Valley and/or Saturday at Caffe Trieste in Monterey. Longing for you to hear my husband/drummer, Greg Edenfield, and bassist Ron Beckett, as we have dialed in some great songs by Todd Rundgren, Shawn Colvin, Joni, Linda Ronstadt, Eagles, CSNY, etc. People really respond to our setlist of great songs and it brings us great joy to see everyone in the room singing along. Check out the calendar below including the incredible flutist, Kenny Stahl, this Friday at Caffe Trieste, a great place to eat and hear some GREAT music for FREE! Also noteworthy, Bakai Wine & Tapas Bar (next to Turn 12) is beefing up their music so yay for live music.

Catch the link of the week at the end of this blast for a laugh out loud darling moment between a daughter and her Dad to get your week in gear. Talk about precious. Thanks for reading an supporting live music. Enjoy the scroll.

8 Dec 2017 ~ Fri  
6:00 pm - 9:00pm
Kiki Wow & Friends
Easy Listening
Trailside Cafe Beer Garden   831-298-7453
3 Del Fino Place, Carmel Valley
Great Food & Music

I always invite music friends up to play with us, so if you’re a musician, come on by and sit in with us. It’s a hoot - and the food is delicious!

About: Always great fun featuring different musicians from Monterey County to add to the flavorful sounds and songs of Kiki Wow, as well as many classic covers that are all time favorites. We have a really great time and hope you will join us.

8 Dec 2017 ~ Fri  
6:30 pm - 9:30pm
Kenny Stahl
Caffe Trieste   831-241-6064
409 Alvarado Ave., Monterey
Uber Talented

He’s jazzy, bluesy, poppy, mellow, intense, soft, loud, he’s everything a musician could ever hope to be. I love this man and his talent is nothing less than remarkable. He’s the pied piper on steroids.

About: Kenny Stahl is a jazz flutist, seasoned recording artist & composer, and one of the hottest jazz flute performers today.

He has worked with Stevie Wonder, Jaco Pastorius, Ira Sullivan, Cal Tjader, Richie Cole, Herb Jeffries, Paul Horn, and many others.

"Kenny Stahl thinks jazz flute is an appropriate vehicle for solidly phrased lines, masterful solo statements that build, swing, and drive, and that produce a whole range of timbres, tones, colors, and moods - and by god he’s right." Sherrie Tucker - Jazz Now magazine

Raised in Chicago, Kenny has studied and performed many forms of jazz, from the mysteries of Monk to the . . . More »

9 Dec 2017 ~ Sat  
6:30 pm - 9:30pm
Kiki Wow & Friends
Easy Listening
Caffe Trieste   831-241-6064
409 Alvarado Ave., Monterey
Great Food & Music

I always invite music friends up to play with us, so if you’re a musician, come on by and sit in with us. It’s a hoot - and the food is delicious!

About: Always great fun featuring different musicians from Monterey County to add to the flavorful sounds and songs of Kiki Wow, as well as many classic covers that are all time favorites. We have a really great time and hope you will join us.

10 Dec 2017 ~ Sun  
10:30 am - 11:30am
Kiki Wow
Center for Spiritual Living  
Franklin & Pacific
Sunday Service

This is a Sunday service in Monterey with a great group of sweet souls and wonderful minds. They invite me to play my original songs so I love the opportunity to do just that.

About: Singer/Songwriter, Kiki Wow, plays regularly throughout the Monterey Peninsula both classic favorites and original songs. Her sweet vocals and rhythm guitar hit a delightful and familiar chord that has her audiences singing along from the first song on. She has the ability to transport an audience to a better place. Her songs are upbeat, and catchy, and put down roots in your mind. There’s a lot of the same sunshine and sea-breeziness in her music that KAREN CARPENTER or THE BEACH BOYS are famous for. Carefree, beautifully soaring harmonies are an element of most of Kiki’s songs—SHERYL CROW’s “Soak Up The Sun” could easily pa . . . More »

15 Dec 2017 ~ Fri  
6:00 pm - 9:00pm
Zack Freitas
Acoustic Indie
Trailside Cafe Beer Garden   831-298-7453
3 Del Fino Place, Carmel Valley
Crowd Pleaser

He’s turning heads and ears his way. Together with Jacqueline Kabat, we hope to pack the house.

About: When I tell people I play music, they naturally ask me, "What kind of music do you play?". The easiest way to explain that is to describe what they already know. Include a genre and a few bands I like, and that`s how I sound. At face value in a conversation that works just fine and then we can change the subject. But what people may not understand is I just simply write brutally honest music from my heart. As a songwriter, there`s particular things I`ll draw from, mainly experiences I have. I tend to work with themes such as depression, social commentary, angst, existentialism, & dependence (whether it be a substance, or love fr . . . More »

8 Dec ~ 6:00 pm
Kiki Wow & Friends

Easy Listening
Trailside Cafe Beer Garden

8 Dec ~ 6:30 pm
Kenny Stahl

Caffe Trieste

9 Dec ~ 6:30 pm
Kiki Wow & Friends

Easy Listening
Caffe Trieste

10 Dec ~ 10:30 am
Kiki Wow

Center for Spiritual Living

15 Dec ~ 6:00 pm
Zack Freitas

Acoustic Indie
Trailside Cafe Beer Garden

15 Dec ~ 6:00 pm
The Fields of Eden

Acoustic Folk / Indie
Courtside Bistro

15 Dec ~ 6:30 pm
Mark Shilstone &
Rod Wilson

Favorite Classics
Caffe Trieste

16 Dec ~ 6:30 pm
Nicole Dillenberg

with Luis Lerma at
Caffe Trieste

17 Dec
22 Dec ~ 6:30 pm
My Front Porch

Caffe Trieste

23 Dec ~ 6:30 pm
Boscoe’s Brood

Caffe Trieste

24 Dec
29 Dec ~ 6:30 pm

Funk / Jazz / Blues
Caffe Trieste

Call 831-235-7662 if you’d like to perform


FriDec 8 Kenny Stahl ~ Jazz
SatDec 9 Kiki Wow & Friends ~ Easy Listening
FriDec 15 Mark Shilstone & Rod Wilson ~ Favorite Classics
SatDec 16 Nicole Dillenberg ~ Singer/Songwriter
FriDec 22 My Front Porch ~ Blues
SatDec 23 Boscoe’s Brood ~ Singer/Songwriter
FriDec 29 Ginsing ~ Funk / Jazz / Blues
SatDec 30 Valley Solo ~ Acoustic Indie
SunDec 31 DJ Ka`nete ~ Party & Dance
FriJan 12 Amy Obenski ~ Singer/Songwriter
SatJan 13 Int`l Songwriters Showcase ~ Singer/Songwriter
FriJan 19 Kyle Kovalik & Richard Bryant ~ Acoustic Indie
SatJan 20 Wes Kelley & The Blackhawks ~ Americana
SatJan 27 Kiki Wow & Friends ~ Easy Listening
SatFeb 10 Boscoe’s Brood ~ Singer/Songwriter
FriApr 13 Mark Stuart ~ Americana
FriMay 4 Claude Bourbon ~ Blues
SatAug 11 Rupert Wates ~ Acoustic Folk / Indie


FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS       6:30-9:30PM

Great Italian Food

MIIS Performers This Friday!

Greg, Ron and Me! Live at Caffe Trieste This Saturday

JW Winslow Fresh Art Show

Personal Trainer Raffle! at Chamisal

My Awesome Trio (& Friends)Great Beer/Wine/Food in CV

Thursday Night Italian Fun

December Duo at Caffe TriesteNicole’s website

Special Holiday Show Toy Drive

Get Your Christmas Celtic Fix

Great New Band

Special Show

In Honor of Tom Petty!
Our bass player and friend, Ron Beckett, did a wonderful thing - he was inspired by Tom Petty’s passing and wrote this GREAT song and played the instruments, his wife Kathy sang harmonies = its very inspired by Tom Petty and about him, what an honor to have a song like this written about you. The video is just wonderful - A+ from me and Greg Ron. The production is awesome too.     Ron’s Great New Video

Thanks for Reading & For Your Support
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Offer ends soon - 25% Off THIS WEEK!
CODE: MORE4YOU (Case Sensitive) gets buyers 25% off "Andrew and

the 3-String Cigar Box Guitar" through October 15th.

From the Author: Originally planned as a children’s book, “Andrew and the 3-String Cigar Box Guitar” evolved into a Tom Sawyeresque story about Andrew Barca, a ten year-old homeless boy who decides to restore his momma’s faith in herself and the world by writing a song for her with his homemade cigar box guitar.

Surrounded by a cast of colorful characters and containing an official “cheat sheet” of Andrew’s song to his momma “Andrew and the 3-String Cigar Box Guitar” is, to date, my favorite project. I . . . More »     Website below


  photo by Shana Batlin

It’s so memorable, a rose, chocolates and a song at your door. Make a special memory for someone you love by sending a "Serenade-A-Gram", a musical message to your loved one.

Call 831-235-7662 to surprise your honey, mom/dad, fiancé, grandma, sister/brother, lover, with their favorite song. I will show up at their door, or at a restaurant of your choice at a certain time, and play my guitar and sing a song special to them. I can even write a song about them if you give me details. I will also bring flowers and chocolates if you so desire - and a song beautifully serenaded on their special day - or for no good reason at all . . . More »     Make it a unique gift and presentation

The Nice Things You Say!

  photo by Kiki Wow

Hi Kiki - Thank you for organizing a great evening of music and nice people. My friend and I thoroughly enjoyed the night. I can’t wait for the next House Concert!


Okay, So, I’m always blown away by everything you do, the shear scope of it. Now you’re handling it all from out of town. Amazing! Thats of the Red Pandas. I never knew there was such a thing. Where in OHIO, Julie, my wife is from Columbus. Okay one other thing. Did you take that Fantastic Fall Colors photo. If you did I think my head might explode. Safe travels. Gratefully,


Always great to see your newsletter.

The best laid out calenda . . . More »  

Coming Next Year on Tour
Very excited to get Rupert Wates on the calendar for next year! If you are interested in hosting a house concert, contact me at 831-235-7662. I’ve got some incredible artists touring next year looking for a house concert.

You don’t have to do anything, just provide the space and enjoy the music. I organize it all.  

ATTN SONGWRITERS: Int’l Songwriters Retreat 2017

  photo by Brett Perkins

Greetings Songwriters!

16th Annual California Listening Room Songwriters Retreat January 7-13

Brett Perkins Listening Room International Songwriters Retreat returns to Ben Lomond January 7-13 with special

pro guest Alan Roy Scott, who’s songs have been recorded by Celine Dion, Luther Vandross, Cyndi Lauper, Gloria Estefan, Roberta Flack, The Allman Brothers, Sheena Easton, The Neville Brothers, Pat Benatar, Patti LaBelle, The Pointer Sisters, Johnny Mathis and many more.

The $975. price is inclusive of housing, workshops, daily guided co-writing, nightly song feedback, personal song/career consultations, daily catere . . . More »     Brett Perkins website

New Winter Hours 10-11AM

  photo by Love My Ladies of the Water

Kiki’s Water Fitness Classes -- GREAT WORKOUT!

Want to feel better now? It starts right now. Today - It’s fun and you will feel the results immediately. Come and work out with me in the water:

I teach 10-11AM every Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at Chamisal Pool

Hope you can try it out. Feel the power of the water and work against the currents you create - it’s an awesome workout because your body stays cool while you work hard.

· Aqua is for EVERYONE – aqua is a great workout for any age group or skill level

· Community – the aqua community is one of the closest in the club – come . . . More »     chamisal.com

Radio Time with David Marzetti
Great to be a guest on the Shag Bag Show with David Marzetti talking about music. I got to meet some great people - hope you were able to tune in to this nominated radio show - Hope you win Best Radio Show LIVE from Del Monte Golf Grill in Monterey every Saturday morning.  


We had a stray cat find our house about a month ago. She is black and beautiful green eyes. We call her Black Betty and she surprised us the day of the Eclipse with five black kittens. We have 2 kitties left. Anyone needing a companion, we are giving them away.

Call me at 235-7662

Any takers????<  

Attention People Who Love Songwriting

’Community Through Co-Writing Since 2002’

California * Denmark * Estonia * Greenland * Ireland * Italy * Sweden


“I am still so moved by the immensity of talent and the incredible warmth and comaraderie at the retreat. It really has been a life changing experience for me.” Janni Littlepage, Monterey, CA

Eight spots remain available on the January 7-13 Ben Lomond, California Retreat, with several possibilities provided to help you say Yes to this unique opportunity, or gift to another, including interest monthly payments, $100.credit fo . . . More »  
The Lab Website

Need Music for your Holiday Party?
Thank you for your music referrals! Need music for your company party, wedding, celebration? Give me a call and I’ll find the musicians you need and hook you up with the best entertainment available in the peninsula. Summer Parties - Anniversaries - Retirements - Music Makes It More Fun! Call Kiki at 831-235-7662 for your entertainment needs.     Kiki’s Website

House Sitting & Pet Sitting Services
If you plan on going away for a vacation, holidays or business trip, be sure to send me your dates so I can mark you on my calendar. Weekends and holidays fill up fast.

Music and Pets are my thing! See my website for references and details below or simply call me at 831-235-7662

Greg & Kiki: "We are proud to say we have over 40 pets we care for throughout the year! Best job we ever had - add music and its a wonderful life."

This is Kirstin - so lovable.     See my website for testimonials & rates

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Link of the Week !

This is so adorable - we train them young, and this reminds me of my daughter and I so much. What a Dad, what a kid. I bet Mom was filming and just melting inside. Hope you melt too. See you round!


May your week be filled with great surprises.

Yer pal,

- Kiki Wow!

Color My World

For bookings or comments: kikiwow@mac.com