Eve Decker
Saturday, September 26, 2015, 8:00 pm (doors open at 7:00 pm)

“music that makes the world a better place”

$21 adv / $23 door

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September 26 8:00 pm

“The Buddha would dig it!” said the Marin Independent Journal, when Eve Decker released her first solo album, Commentary on Perfections of the Heart, a few years back. Her second album, Simple Truth, earned similar praise. “Eve Decker has a great big heart, writes a wise and witty lyric, and has a voice that carries with it our deepest longings and fulfillment,” said renowned Buddhist and news hound Wes “Scoop” Nitzker. Lately she’s been working on a new album of songs and chants on compassion and mindfulness. In the words of KALW host Kevin Vance, she plays “a kind of music that makes the world a better place.” Eve is an accomplished teacher of the dharma (thumbnail definition: the spiritual practice of Buddhism) and also an accomplished musician – she co-founded the feminist folk trio Rebecca Riots in 1993, recording four albums and playing sold-out shows around the country as well as here at the Freight.

 

She wrote her first song at the age of eight – “Oh, Mother Nature” – and as a teenager performed on a popular song celebrating her hometown, “Mill Valley.” In college, she sang in the UC Berkeley Jazz Choir; after graduation, she worked as a guitar-playing pre-school teacher and became the musical director at Camp It Up! During her time with Rebecca Riots (named “Best Band with a Conscience” by the San Francisco Bay Guardian), she developed her Buddhist practice and became seriously involved with the Spirit Rock Meditation Center. The result has been called “dharma folk” – “My deepest intentions are to ease suffering and offer joy,” Eve says. “The two most wonderful things I have found in my life, that have eased my own suffering and brought me joy, are music and Buddhist teachings. So, I have dedicated my life to sharing both.” The Buddha would dig it!


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