- The Drum Jams will run every Wednesday from Oct. 9 – Dec. 18, 7-9:30pm, at the Electric Maid, 268 Carroll St. Takoma Park, DC. $5.00. Drums provided or bring your own!
Drum Jams Dates: 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/20, 11/27, 12/4, 12/11, 12/18.
- Join me for this brand-new exciting festival that celebrates DRUMMING & RHYTHM! The day-long festival features performances from DC area multi-cultural drum ensembles, drum circles, drum workshops, vending & more! And best of all, it’s FREE! 11am-11pm, Roosevelt Center, Old Town Greenbelt, MD.
Katy’s Fall Touring Schedule
- OCTOBER 6 – DJESBEN at Takoma Park Street Festival, Dance Stage, 11am, Free!
- OCTOBER 9 – WEDNESDAY NIGHT DRUM JAMS RETURN! Wednesdays, 7-9:30pm, Oct. 9-Dec. 18. Electric Maid. See announcement above for more details.
- OCTOBER 19 – GREENBELT RHYTHM & DRUM FESTIVAL, Roosevelt Center, Old Town Greenbelt, MD, 11am-11pm, Free! Full day of multi-cultural drum performances, drum circles, drum workshops, vending & more!
- OCTBER 24 – DJESBEN with ELIKEH at Bethesda Blues & Supper Club. More info TBA.
- OCTOBER 26 – DJESBEN with special guest John Kadlecik of Furthur and John K. Band at Not Fade Away Festival, The Cove Campgrounds, Gore, VA.3-day festival (Oct. 24-27) featuring camping, jam bands and vending. For more info & tickets, click here.
- OCTOBER 31 – JOHN K. BAND at Ram’s Head Live, 20 Market Place, Baltimore, MD. 9pm. All Ages. Halloween Show! Come in costume!! $15 adv/$18 day of show.
- NOVEMBER 2 – JOHN K. BAND at The Southern, 103 S. 1st Street, Charlottesville, VA. 7:30pm. $18 adv/$20 day of show. Limited seating!
- NOVEMBER 8 – EVERYONE ORCHESTRA at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 W. 42nd St., NYC. 11pm. $30 adv, $35 day of show. This EO line up: Matt Butler, John Kadlecik, Al Schnier, Joel Cummins, Tim Carbone, Jennifer Hartswick, Natalie Cressman, John Kimock, Katy Gaughan, & more!
- NOVEMBER 16 – DJESBEN at New Deal Cafe, 113 Centerway, Greenbelt, MD. 8pm. Donations.
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.