MARCH 1, 2014

Genghis Cohen
8:30 pm



NOVEMBER 9, 2013

Genghis Cohen – 8:30 pm
Tickets $12

OCTOBER 10-13, 2013

Far  West Folk Alliance – Hyatt Regency – Irvine, California



“Stolen” by Carey Appel and Matt Kabus    CLICK TO SEE VIDEO


September 21, 2013

The Mint 8 pm
$10 pre-sale tickets
$12 at the door

Behind the song “Trying to Please”

This song emanated from a disagreement I had when I was 8 years old.  I left the house, got on my bike, and rode down by the railroad track where the bike slid on gravel and glass and I fell off – ending up with a huge gash in my shin.  I interpreted this as punishment for talking back. . .

Somehow, I got the message that other’s voices and opinions were more valuable than mine; and I held on to a fear of disapproval. The title “Trying to Please” is a rejection of this long-lived scenario.

I believe we should all have a voice.

I believe we deserve to be comfortable in our own skin.

I believe we each offer something of value .   .   .



Singer/songwriter Carey Appel lays her soul bare on first-rate sophomore platter “House of Cards,” a confessional collection of 12 tunes that showcases her estimable writing skills. On the songs she’s penned, Appel has done stellar work on “Don’t Get Used to It,” the title track, “Trying to Please,” “Sleeping Outside Your Door,” “Words Don’t Fit Here” and “When I See You Again.” Keep an eye on this promising artist.

JazzWax – Wall Street Journal – May 11, 2013

“If you’re looking for a head-clearing album that’s as pretty as a picture, this is it. I melt when I hear female vocalists who remind me of Joni Mitchell, Judy Collins, Carly Simon and Laura Nyro. Carey Appel is one of them. Her ‘House of Cards’ (Dream Wild) packs a brash wallop and benefits greatly from Nashville production. Appel’s voice is strong and pure, and her songs are musically enveloping and lyrically meaningful. Sample Wish I’d Been There and Wait and See. Appel doesn’t waste any time capturing your heart.”

June 20, 2013

The Witz End  8 pm

$10 advance tickets advised

and call them if you want to reserve a table!!!!