- MAY 11 – GREEN MAN FESTIVAL COMMUNITY DRUM CIRCLE Facilitated by Katy Gaughan, Roosevelt Center, Historic Greenbelt, MD, 1pm. Free!
- MAY 14 – Katy joins BOB SIMA at the New Deal Cafe, 113 Centerway, Greenbelt, Maryland 21401, 7pm. Reservations strongly recommended, please call (301) 474-5642. 50% of proceeds benefit Joy of One-Us Gathering.
- MAY 17 – DJESBEN at DRUMSTRONG, Weddington, NC, 9pm.
- MAY 30 – DJESBEN, On The Bus & Covered With Jam at the State Theater, 220 N. Washington St., Falls Church, VA, 9pm.
- JUNE 1 – JOY OF ONE-US Gathering, West Front Lawn of the US Capitol, Washington DC, 1pm.
- JUNE 9 – JOHN K BAND at The Jetty Dock Bar, Kent Narrows, MD, 1pm.
- JUNE 11 - AKOMA DRUMMERS at the New Deal Cafe, 113 Centerway, Roosevelt Center, Greenbelt, MD, 7pm. Reservations strongly recommended, please call (301) 474-5642.
- JUNE 21-23 – JOHN K BAND at the Greek Theatre – Civic Center Park – Denver, CO, 6pm.
Free outdoor shows w/ American Jubilee. Sponsored by Quixote’s True Blue in Denver, CO
- JUNE 29 - DJESBEN’S CD RELEASE PARTY at the New Deal Cafe, 113 Centerway, Greenbelt, MD. 8pm.
- JULY 4 – 4th of JULY COMMUNITY DRUM CIRCLE Facilitated by Katy Gaughan at Greenbelt’s Fireworks, Buddy Attic Park, Greenbelt, MD, time TBA.
- JULY 20 - DJESBEN at Under the Stars Festival, Quail Ridge Park, VA
- AUGUST 1 – JOHN K BAND with On the Bus, The U-Liners at Howard Theater, WDC, 8pm.
- AUGUST 2 – JOHN K BAND at Bear’s Picnic Festival, PA
- AUGUST 3 - JOHN K BAND opens for God Street Wine at The Capitol Theater, Portchester, NY, 8pm.
Music is a gift. As a drummer, I feel the healing power of music through drum circles and performance. Drumming connects us through rhythm … transforms us through music … celebrates our joy. And that, to me, is a healing experience.
Music Heals Us is Katy Gaughan‘s organization that brings the healing experience of group drumming to music festivals, community events, schools, church groups, health and wellness centers, senior citizen facilities, women’s groups, men’s groups, retreats, ritual celebrations.
Katy Gaughan is a hand percussionist and drum circle facilitator in the Washington, DC area. Katy loves bringing community together through music, especially drumming. Katy facilitates drum circles, team building events, drum experiences for retreats, and performs with the bands Djesben, John K Band and the Akoma Drummers.
“4-3-2-1-STOP-2-BACK TO THE GROOVE!”
Katy jumping to a stop at the Green Man Festival’s community drum circle. May 2012.
Pic by Gabriel Jones
Katy facilitates a community drum circle at the Town of Greenbelt’s 4th of July Fireworks Celebration, July 2012. Video by Trevor Siegel.
Katy plays with her band Djesben, at Fantastic Farm, August 2012. This song is “We Stand in Sapphire Silence.” John Kadlecik sits in on violin. Video by Josh Burch.
Katy performs with John K Band at The Blockley in Philadelphia, Sept. 2012. This song is “What’s Become of Mary?” Video by AJ Genovesi.
To see more pics & video of Katy in action, visit my Photo/Video/Audio Gallery.
If you are looking for a drum circle for your special event, a prayerful drum workshop, a teambuilding with drums, drumming for your health and wellness retreat, or musical performance, I am happy to be of service. Please contact me and let’s talk!
IN THE NEWS
Katy was profiled in the April 2011 issue of the Takoma Voice. Click here to read it!
John K Band article in the Takoma Park Newsletter, Oct. 2010 See it here, page 3, “Local Musician Joins the Big Time”
Katy was given a wonderful testimonial in the July issue of Greenbelt’s newsletter, July 2010. See it here, page 2, “Drumming Neglected” by Trevor Siegel
Katy wrote about her experience leading a women’s retreat in Ohio that was published in the Shalem News, Fall 2008. To read that article, click here.