Chillith Fair

Saturday night marked Chico’s First Annual Chillith Fair. Join Chico with Lilith, and you get Chillith where eight women singer/songwriters played to a rapt audience in the Pageant Theater. I didn’t know what to expect from an evening packed with so much music in so little time, but saying that I was pleasantly surprised would be an understatement. The evening purred along like a well oiled machine finishing with hardly a lull between performers. When I say performers, I mean that each woman was truly a performer whether in their formative stage or at the start of a prime that I personally can’t wait to experience. My breath was taken away by complex, witty and wise lyrics sparkling in the setting of the delightful finger picking, keyboard playing, and captivating voices of each unique artist. I felt like I had taken a special trip to the city to see a show but I was right here at home! By the time I took the stage at the end of the night I was in a state of humbled gratitude and quiet delight that made it difficult to get in gear. I was reminded that it’s not about getting the next gig, or hoping that people think well of me, but about being a part of the mystery of music; the something that comes from nothing to make life seem less of a mistake. I’ve got a lot of hopes coming out of this show. Hopes of feeling less alone on this strange path, hopes of sharing the stage with some of these ladies again soon , and of being inspired again and again to believe what we can do when loving friends and strangers gather to hear what new song has decided to come to life through our hands and voices.


Dina August 21, 2013 @12:31 am
Great post. I totally agree. We need to awkdoclenge why we are in the state we are in. Many people have a hard time admitting why they have a problem but this really is the first stage to fixing it. I had to do this a few years ago. It wasn't easy telling myself I screwed up but it was what I needed to get on track.