Wednesday, December 22, 2010

A BIG Recipe for Creating and Donating‏

Our biggest recipe yet! The Feeding the Soul Foundation CD Release Party! Seconds please!!!!

For the last 5 months myself, Vallie Gilley & Cat Bramhall have been meeting, eating and creating for a day that has quickly become my favorite of all times....December 18th, 2010. I had an image what that day would look favorite people on stage, my favorite people in the audience and my favorite music being played loud and clear. Apparently all you have to do is think it and ready for it. Often when I plan a big event I create my own recipe of details. Then on the day of the event the recipe gets wet and you get to create it even BETTER then the recipe you started with. I love that!

11 musicians
Over 30 songs played
400 guests
8 creative craftsmen
5 tables of amazing food
Over 20 volunteers
5 amazing sound and light Gods
1 venue with 2 helpful Goddesses
Thousands of dollars raised for 2 worthy beneficiaries
my cute daddy

Kept warm and toasty...perfect...THAT is exactly what I ordered.
I used to say I couldn't cook. I guess my recipe and creation just looks different is all. :)

When I think of that special night I get goosebumps. The images that flash into my head are those of musicians rehearsing in the back, hugging, my best friends greeting our guests, arts being shared and the most beautiful music I have ever heard being played for a inspired crowd. My musician friends are the most talented in the world. And it makes me so proud and honored to share them with new and old fans. My life has been forever brightened by these beautiful souls and I will continue to create events to make sure the world is listening to them and their greatness. I love them so.

Speaking of loving souls...Vallie Gilley, I thank you from the bottom of my heart, to the top of my mel-lon...YOU, my friend, are a gift from the heavens and I am honored to be your co-chef in this kitchen of contribution.

Cat, your gift of balancing the crazy in me is beyond appreciated. I thank you for every coin you count and process you create. THANK YOU FRIEND!

As for me...I am completely proud and happy with the work this team is putting out there. I say "team" because at times it may seem like it's just 3 of us, however, it is a WHOLE community that creates this goodness, I am just so honored I am part of it.

Experience the magic....Feeding the Soul Vol. 1 - Family Dinner: Benefit CD & Cookbooklet

In love, music and creation,

These are my friends. I love them.
"I wanna THANK YOU!"

Sunday, December 19, 2010

A Christmas Miracle.

For a girl whose first sentence was “do self,” the work I do now is humbling.  Nights like last night can’t be done “self.” Indeed it takes hundreds of do-gooders, volunteers, sponsors, friends – cutting us a deal, pitching in, bending the rules, coming to our rescue.  Over and over again, until I finally understand that I’m not in charge.  That if we give as much as we can stand we’ll all come out ahead.

At Feeding the Soul, we call that creative generosity, and it’s an idea I am wholly committed to. 
·      I believe that people deserve an opportunity to vote for Good with their entertainment dollar, and will choose to do so gladly.
·      I believe that talented artists deserve to make a living making live music, and to be paid fairly. (Even if we can’t pay them what they’re actually WORTH). 
·      I believe that the problems of the world, and the organizations that do the hard work of grappling with them, deserve as much support as possible, from every available source.  They should be celebrated, rewarded.
·      I believe the best way to battle the degeneration of journalism into political advertising and entertainment trivia is by creating genuine good news to take its place.

For me, community is an act of faith.  Last night was a miracle. 

There should be a better word for “thank you.”  It doesn’t seem like enough.

Wishing the happiest of holidays to the multitudes that made last night happen, who will contribute to the same in the future, and who feed our souls.

~ Cat

Friday, December 17, 2010

Day Old Johnson - High Friend

Recipe for Day Old Johnson

  • ·      2 Day-Old Pastries
  • ·      One steaming cup of Yerba Mate with a splash of almond milk
  • ·      1 Cup of Poetry
  • ·      ½ Cup of Music Notes
  • ·      1¾ Cups of LOVE
  • ·      2 Cups of Creativity
  • ·      ¼ Cup of Humor
  • ·      1 ½ Cups of Talent
  • ·      Pinch of Emotion
  • ·      Dash of Imagination
  • ·      Endless Amounts of Amazing


1.     First eat the yummy day old pastries and drink Mate to fill the belly, heart and soul.
2.     Pre heat oven to 325 degrees.
3.     Mix all other ingredients up to imagination in a big bowl till batter is smooth and velvety
4.     Take batter and scoop big heaping scoops on an ungreased cookie sheet.
5.     Bake till golden brown about 10 minutes.
6.     Let chill for 15 minutes then drizzle with amazing.
7.     Now enjoy.
Yields Endless Amounts of Coolness

What to say about Day Old……There is so much were should I start!

Day Old Johnson is the greatest songwriter in the universe. He has collaborated and performed with so many wonderful artists like PT Bruiser, The Natters, Harry Commando and Bushwalla. We are so very blessed to have worked with Day Old Johnson on this Feeding The Soul project.  With his musical talent and studio knowledge we were able to accomplish so much.  He is a true community partner and is always a yes for even the most unreasonable request. We have so much gratitude for him and are excited to have learned so much.
If you get a chance to see him in concert definitely check him out. His music will delight your ear fancy, fill your heart with love and make you dance all night long.
Thank you friend for everything!


Saturday, December 4, 2010

Jessie Payo – Mother

Jessie Payo’s heart is so huge it’s hard to believe there’s room for the rest of her in there – especially that big, gorgeous voice and warm smile. She is a generous, loving part of our musical community – and a bright light in any room she enters. You may recognize Jessie from the film Rising Stars, her first major role in a feature film. And you’re sure to be hearing her on the soundtrack with Leon Thomas III, star of Nickelodeon’s Victorious, and performing the theme song for the new show “Hubworld” on the Hub Network. We know Jessie as “jump-shot girl,” for her skill at leaping exactly on time for the camera.

Jessie is part singer, part songwriter, part actress, part dancer, and entirely fabulous. Every time I see her I’m left believing she could accomplish absolutely anything and make it look effortless. She has converted her success with Jupiter Rising into an exciting solo career. Do yourself the favor of hearing her bluesy crooning, full-out rock, and everything in between. Jessie is currently recording her first solo EP, set for release in February; this marks her first experiencing co-producing and writing her own work.

“Mother”, Jessie’s song for our CD, is a moving response to the triumph of Vallie and her mom over a debilitating disease. It’s also a tribute of love and respect to all mothers. We are thrilled by her generous offering.
~ Cat

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Event Carpooling with Feeding the Soul Foundation‏

Wow! How great is it that our community reaches and always wants to contribute!
Thanks Katie B for creating this carpooling experience!!
We love you!
Hey friends,
I hope all of you are as excited about the Feeding the Soul CD release party as I am.  For those of you that know me, yes, I rode my bike here.  For those of you that don’t, I’m a friend of the FTSF and a bicycle-loving tour manager who has spent the last year working on pedal-powered, self-supported bicycle music tours.  Through that work, I’ve come to love finding ways to inspire and encourage people to simplify their lives by jumping on their bikes to run errands and cutting down car usage to relieve themselves of fuel consumption.
I’m so inspired by the work that Feeding the Soul has been doing to help local charities, and I’m so proud of these girls for coming so far in the past year that I wanted to contribute some of my energy to the night.  While it would be tons of fun to encourage a huge bike ride to the show, even I will admit that a 15 mile ride home after hours of booty shaking might be a little too ambitious.  So, instead I’m here to encourage everyone to carpool to the show.  Let’s have a sold out show with a half empty parking lot! 
To help out with the carpooling process, my friends at Zimride have setup a super simple event carpool page HERE.  This is the same carpool interface that Jack Johnson used on his recent To The Sea Tour and that tons of other great artists are starting to use to encourage their fans to carpool to shows.  All you have to do is enter your starting location, whether you prefer to be a driver or passenger, and what time you want to head to the show (definitely go at 5 so you don’t miss the holiday craft fair!).  Once you enter all of your desired ride info you can login with Facebook and you’re done!  Zimride will match you up with other folks in your area looking to carpool to the show.  Not only is this a great way to help our sweet Mother Earth, it’s also a great way to meet new equally super awesome friends in your neighborhood.  And it’ll give you a full car of people to delve into deep discussion about the heavenly goodness that are Vallie’s macaroons.
 Again, here is the link to the Feeding the Soul Foundation CD Release Party Zimride Event Page.  Share it with anyone and everyone!
Can’t wait to see all of your smiling faces at the show!
Oodles of love,
katie b

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Raining Jane - From Me To You

Can I just say LOVE at first sight!
That’s what I think of when I said pick me pick me to write this blog for

I met these ladies at a community gathering a few years back and I was like...who are those incredible girls!? They are funny, beautiful and 100% wonderful, and that was before I even heard them perform. Later that night I experienced them as a band and I was in deep, becoming an instant super fan. This eclectic rock-folk band out of Los Angeles California rocked my world.  The combination of three part vocal harmony, guitar, percussion, cello, sitar and amazing makes Raining Jane.

Mia, Chaska, Mona and Becky were the first people I called when starting the Feeding the Soul project and right off the bat they were enrolled. I’m so appreciative for these ladies because not only are they talented and lovely they reflect the true meaning of contribution.  Whether it’s helping aid Haiti, being instruments for fire relief victims or empowering and inspiring young girls to find their voices at
Rock n’ Roll Camp for Girls La these ladies have heart and know the true sense of giving and community.

Find these beautiful women on tour with Sara Bareilles soon! 

Feeding the Soul is so blessed and grateful to share space with you Raining Jane.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Dawn Mitschele - Thanks Giving

Vallie, Cat and I want to wish you a family-filled, friend-filled, love-filled, turkey(to-furkey)-filled Thanksgiving! There are so many wonderful things to be thankful for...YOU being one of them. We are so thankful that you see our dream and you actively participate in it. We love our life of service and because you support us YOU must love a life of service too. So thank you!

Another thing we are thankful for is Dawn Mitschele! On a personal level there is so much I could say about this beautiful soul...from mini-tours in mini-vans to a New Years in silence but the bottom line is...I can't picture my life without her. I can't picture where I would be without her energy and LoVE in my life. She is a complete lesson in LoVE...and without her voice as a sound track I would be in a world NOTHING like the one I am in. Geeesh. Can you tell I adore her?

On a professional level...YES PLEASE!!! Grab some Dawn Mitschele when you awake in the morning with tea, or have a meal from our cook-book-lette while listening to her gracefullness (it helps me in the kitchen) or even best, get ready for the clubs with the rapping of Diz Miz. :) She is the complete package.

We love you Dawn! Thank you for blessing us with your song "Thanks Giving" is an honor and a privilege to have you be a part of the FTSF team and our compilation CD!
Come join us at our CD Release Party to see Dawn live!

Friends, what a beautiful day to listen to Dawn Mitschele's Thanks Giving song!

In LoVE and thankfulness,

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The Makepeace Brothers - Thank You

Hi Friends, so this is my first FTSF blog and I’m so inspired by my subjects that I couldn’t write fast enough. The Makepeace Brothers from Ithaca New York via Los Angeles California are AMAZING!  And yes that’s their real name, which is so cool, right? Brothers Finian and Ciaran Makepeace and long time friend Conner Gaffney are The Makepeace Brothers.  These are three faces I love to see in a crowd, on stage, across a room, walking in the door or sitting across from me at a community gathering. When around them their happiness is contagious and I can’t help but smile when in their presence.  There are no half meaning hugs or negative energy these guys are pure wonderful. Their music is worldly and wise beyond their years. Three remarkable people full of love, life and laughter.  They write music from the heart and their lyrics and songs keep up a message of love and consciousness. They have an astounding amount of talent and will keep you singing and dancing until you can’t sing and dance any more. 

I’m blessed to call them friends and even more blessed for all their support. They have donated the “Thank You” song for The Feeding the Soul Vol. 1 Family Dinner CD and Cookbooklette. If you haven’t heard or seen them check them out at you will not be disappointed.

There new yet to be titled album will be released mid December and will be available for the first time at the Feeding the Soul December 18th event, be one the first to experience this incredible CD. 

Thank you Finian, Ciaran and Conner for feeding my soul. We have so much love and gratitude to all of you for your contribution to this foundation, to our events and to our community.
~ Vallie

Watch The Makepeace Brothers perform "Thank You" benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of SD here.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Parker Ainsworth – Feeding the Soul

Austin native Parker Ainsworth describes his music as “patchwork Americana.” Indeed, he has a soulful voice, a stripped-down sound, and some Texas country influences, but he fits in perfectly to our love-centered community with lyrics and music from the heart, and a welcoming way with friends and strangers alike.

Parker has been part of a few Feeding the Soul shows right from the start, and we’re grateful to have him back for our CD and for the release concert. He has a generous soul, which feeds ours so we can pay it forward.

One of my favorite memories of Parker is from the original Feeding the Soul dinner and concert. I was nervous about getting the dinner tables removed and chairs set up in time for the music, and when the time came, I was in a tizzy – running back and forth without accomplishing much. As I fought with the folding legs of the table, into the fog of my panic floats the embodiment of calm in the form of Parker, with a smile, and an offer of help. I took a deep breath. It was the start of what I can only describe as a miracle: dinner for 100 people disappeared and the room transformed into a concert in less than 10 minutes. THAT is the power of community.

This is what Parker shared with us about his song:

"For me, the Feeding the Soul song sprang out of wanting to contribute to something outside of myself. I'd wanted to access the beauty of working together in the most simple way possible  and the process of preparing and sharing food is something that has most often conveyed love in my family. I thought that "feeding the soul" could be a mantra for service, and that when engaged in service the one making the food to feed others is actually being fed too. In this way, there's more than enough love and resources to go around several times."

Here in southern California, Parker’s known both for the soul in his music and for giving outstanding hugs. Be sure to get yourself some of each!
~ Cat

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Bushwalla – Sun & Moon

The luckiest people on the planet consider Billy “Bushwalla” Galewood among their friends.  If this needs proving, I recommend listening to “Sun & Moon”, his contribution to our benefit CD, or giving yourself the gift of seeing him in concert. 

Bushwalla is an outstanding performer, an unflappable host, and The Original Ganster From Cleveland (oh-HI-oh!).  His positive energy and enthusiasm are contagious and GREAT fun.  His wardrobe choices alone can perk up a bad day – and that’s before he starts playing, juggling, doing magic, and making me giggle uncontrollably.

And then there is the music – acoustic hip-hop and genuine funk.  The Man Who Invented the Sky is a triumph – in command of a host of styles that represent B’s past, visited in a way that makes them fresh (and demands booty-shaking).  There are thoughtful lyrics in the midst of all that celebration, too.

In our community, Bushwalla is teacher, entertainer, co-conspirator, and beloved friend.  We’re lucky that way.
~ Cat

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Alysse Fischer - The Be Love Song

Our dear friend Alysse Fischer!!!
When I think of her I think of her as a singing Goddess. Mostly because one of the very first times I hung out with her she was walking around with this beautiful dress singing as she was cooking a meal for about 20 people. I was in awe over the food she made…and the beautiful voice that gracefully flowed from her.

She has donated her time to Feeding the Soul, Jitters, Rock ‘n’ Roll Camp for Girls LA, and our community with grace and she is a constant reminder that you're having THE BEST DAY EVER! We are completely honored that she would gift us her Be Love Song for our CD.

Thank you Alysse Fischer....for being love!

Watch Alysse's performance at Jitters in Oceanside here.

Monday, November 8, 2010

MC Flow Song - "Everybody"

It's time to go with the flow...MC FLOW!!! <--- stole that from her bio...I laughed a lot. :)

I have only seen MC Flow (aka Abby Schwartz) perform once in public....other times were at our community gatherings among campfires and good food. When Feeding the Soul decided to bring 5 powerful female artist together to create and event to help raise money for Rock 'n' Roll Camp for Girls, MC Flow was at the top of our list! It was our Muse-ic Event and it raised 4 scholarships for girls wanting to attend the camp but couldn't due to financial restrictions. MC Flow was without a voice once the event came around but sent her ammmmazing friend Lauren DeRose to step in, along with merch and CDs to help raise money for the little female rockers. She contributed so much even though she wasn't able to be there. Amazing!

If you have seen her perform you are among the many jaw-dropping friends who love her witty and fast rhymin rappin'. She won Best Hip-Hop Album at the 2008 San Diego Music Awards, for her record Incredible, and in 2009 she won Best Hip-Hop. She is also a difference maker everyday...especially in the LGBT community. We reached out to her to see if we could use the LGBT Center for a screening of May I Be Frank and she welcomed us in with open arms. THANK YOU for helping us coordinate such a successful night!

I asked her to tell us about the song she contributed to the FTSF CD and this was what she said:

"The song "Everybody" is really about the universality of humankind -- how, when we break it all down, we are really all the same, no matter where we come from or what we look like. It's about having a positive outlook, being true to yourself and giving back when you can. I think it's vital that we all be grateful for the time we are given here are earth and that we use that time to make the world a better place. That was the message I was trying to get across with the song. We are all connected. We are all blessed with the power to make a difference."

Listen to "Everybody" here.

Thank you MC Flow for being such a stand for quality, love, and contribution. We honor you for all that you do...and we thank you for being our friend.
~ Melissa

Monday, November 1, 2010

Alex Woodard's Song - "Open Up"

Back in 2007 I went to, what I considered, one of the coolest small beach concerts ever. It was at Moonlight Beach in Encinitas...BroAm benefiting Stand Up for Kids. It was my first taste of music for a cause and also planted the seed for my future passion. I saw new musicians that lived locally and supported of them being Alex Woodard. I thought to myself "who is this cute guy with a beauuuutiful custom made guitar?" I was mostly there to support a friend, however, I walked away with Alex's Up with the Sun CD and became a secret super fan. Months went by and I found myself having dinner with him and my close friend Dawn Mitschele talking about the music industry and what the life of a musician looks like to them. Throughout the years Alex has become one of my closest friends and I was so excited when Vallie asked him to create a song for the Feeding the Soul Foundation CD. Alex's song witing skills are amazing to watch. He has a gift for story telling and I was lucky enough to watch this song grow. This song is a great reminder to open up and let love in. Sometimes we need a little reminder of that. I do anyway.

It is our privilege to give you the first taste of our Feeding the Soul CD!
Friends and friends of friends...Alex Woodard's Open Up!
Listen to Open Up here

Here is what Alex's says about his song "Open Up":

"I've moved through life in this rhythmic pattern of sometimes closing my heart off, sometimes opening up, but always searching for where love really lives.  So i had this idea of love living in a house outside of town, the kind of house that sits high up on a hill and looks deserted, with paint peeling off the sides and shutters barely hanging on.  Behind those weather-beaten walls, though, is a beautiful world, where love still walks the halls.
'Open up' is what happens when she hears a familiar voice coming from outside the door.  This acoustic version is just me and my utility player, Ike Marr.  I recorded the guitar and vocal live in my living room, played some piano on it, and then Ike sang the background vocal and played banjo."

I would like to acknowledge Alex for his commitment to  BEAUTIFUL song writing and story telling. His gift of music is only part of his raddness. I have seen him perform, host parties, cook for friends, teach someone to surf and love his dog...he is a super friend...and from the bottom of my heart I say...
THANK YOU Alex for all you do...and thank you for gifting us one of your beautiful songs!
~ Melissa

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

"Brothers & Brothers for Brothers"

Inviting The Smart Brothers to perform with The Makepeace Brothers to raise money for the Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County, was one of my most favorite "creative generosity" twists. I actually sat in my room a few months back and laughed out loud thinking how clever I was. hahaha...who would have thought it would have been so much fun...I DID. I DID. That is why we did it.

There is something magical that happens in a room full of people when you say "Thanks for choosing to be here...because you're here you are contributing to _______."
It's like everyone sits up a little taller, smiles a little wider, and sings a little louder. That has been my view anyway. It's been amazing to watch.

If you don't know The Smart Brothers yet, I invited you to check them out. Their sound is like no other and they are all so very's truly mesmerizing how they come together so beautifully.
Cute as can be too.

And how about our dear friends The Makepeace Brothers!!! They sing and dance right into your heart. I thought I discovered them 3 years ago and then later realized they were a HUGE part of my community of friends already. I still say I discovered them. :)

Do your ears a favor and take a listen to the "Thank You" song written for The Feeding the Soul Foundation.
YES! This will be on our CD....BEST CD EVER!

Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County, we honor you for all the work you do to bring one on one relationships to children in need of them. THANK YOU!
Didn't make it to the show? Doesn't mean you can't donate or volunteer for BBBS San Diego!

Thank you to The Makepeace Brothers & The Smart Brothers and YOU!
In Music & Contribution,

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Family Photography Charity Event

It is our pleasure to be a part of a special event created by our dear friend Natalie Warr. Natalie has been our event photographer since the start. She had donated countless hours to our vision and we are honored she asked for our support in her vision...a Family Photography Charity Event to benefit Mental Health Systems Family Recovery Center in Oceanside.

Families will join us at a Oceanside beach location on November 13th where our talented photographers will take family style photos for just $25.00...which will be donated to the Mental Health Systems Family Recovery Center. Each family will work with 3-5 different photographers that will then put their photos into an online gallery for families to decide which photos they would like on a CD.
The cost is only $25.00 per CD.
Just in time for the holidays right!?
If you are interested in being one of our families for this event, please contact us:

Photographers wanted!!! This is a free event for you! We do ask that you donate a future photo session & a new toy....bring your cameras, fliers and/or business cards. Let's get your talent seen!!!
If you are interested in being a photographer for this event, please contact Natalie at:

Plus, there will be raffles, games, and hula hooping...YES PLEASE!

Feeding the Soul is all about creative generosity, and this is one of the most creative ways to raise money that we have seen yet. Thank you Natalie for coordinating this and for introducing us to Mental Health Systems Family Recovery Center...the work they do is wonderful and we are honored to contribute to them.

For more information please contact:

Monday, October 11, 2010

Attendance, attention, and enthusiasm

This weekend I did one of my very favorite things with some of my very favorite people.

In fact, great times with great folks is a regular occurrence here at Feeding the Soul Foundation -- it makes up a great part of our mission. All the same, this weekend was special.

FTSF friend and supporter Jason Mraz ended his tour in at the Santa Barbara bowl Friday night. It was an event filled with friends from far and wide, plus singing and dancing along in the GA pit. Vallie, Mel and I had a blast in the front row for a spectacular show. I'm renowned for making a fool of myself celebrating at Mraz shows; I may have been accused of an over-abundance of enthusiasm. This reminded me of something I wrote about a year ago: "if you don't have enthusiasm for the people in your life, there's a good chance you need new people in it."
Friends, enthusiasm, and celebration at the Santa Barbara Bowl

We were back to San Diego on Saturday for FTSF's 3rd showing of May I Be Frank. Frank Ferrante and Conor Gaffney came to conduct the Q&A after the movie, and inspired the multitude assembled at The Centre. Our gratitude and love to Frank and Conor, plus Abby, Kelly and the entire crew at the LGBT Centre for making everything so easy and pleasant.

On Sunday, Bushwalla charmed a packed house at Jitters Coffee Pub. Keith Benton backed him up, and he did duets with Dawn Mitschele and Jason Mraz. It was a room full of people that can be counted on to answer "Where my people at?" with "Right here!!"

I'm left with a profound gratitude to everyone who makes these events possible -- both the ones Feeding the Soul plans and the ones we are honored to attend. I'm inspired by our performers, our hosts, my partners Vallie and Mel, and by ALL of you who attend.

Join us again, please! The Makepeace Brothers will be at Jitters later this month, and we're looking forward to another fantastic night of fun.

-- Cat

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Nice to meet you!

Yeah, we have officially launched our blog! Thanks to our talent friend Allison Le we're up and running! YES!

Hi's nice to meet you!
We're the Feeding the Soul Foundation and we're here to spread the message of creative generosity!!!
What is creative generosity you ask? Well, our recipe varies.
Mostly it is us (Vallie, Cat & Melissa) coming together saying "what inspires us and who can we benefit?"

Our next step is coordinating an event to raise money for a charity that is out there making a difference. It's our intention that everyone involved in that event gives and receives equally...whether it is letting us use your venue for an event in trade for a ladder...or using your gift of music to sponsor girls to get out there an use their gift of music...whatever we choose it to be it is...and we are committed that every event has an even flow of giving and receiving...for everyone!

The Feeding the Soul Foundation is:
Vallie Gilley, Founder & President
Cat Bramhall, Director of Finance & Administration
Melissa Grove, Director of Events

and YOU!
You are part of our foundation and our growth...Thank you, for becoming a part of our vision. Let's do this!

Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much. - Helen Keller

Thank you....for feeding our soul.
Melissa, Vallie & Cat

10.22.10 - The Makepeace Brothers & Smart Brothers

Date: Friday, October 22nd 2010
Time: Doors at 7pm, Music at 7:30pm
Location: Jitters Coffee Pub
510 North Coast Hwy
Oceanside, CA
Tickets: $12.00, all ages. Click here to purchase tickets!

FTSF will donate a protion of the proceeds to Big Brothers San Diego because we are inspired by what they do! The Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County Mission: To improve the lives of children by creating and supporting one-to-one mentoring relationships with proven results.

The Smart Brothers....Jay and Lou Smart are two brothers from California who have been traveling around the country for the past few years living lives full of the sort of adventures you’d expect from a couple of young, fun-loving traveling singers. Drawing on a rich heritage of roots music reminiscent of Bob Dylan and the Everly Brothers, the loveable Americana sound of the Smart Brothers will transport you to faraway places that maybe aren’t so far away after all.

The Makepeace Brothers....Yes. Their last name really is Makepeace – they’ll even show you their driver’s licenses to prove it. Home grown in the vibrant music community of Ithaca, New York, the Makepeace Brothers; Aidan, Liam, Finian and Ciaran, were surrounded by a constant soundtrack of Bob Dylan, Bob Marley, The Beatles, Simon and Garfunkel, as well as diverse acts from around the world, making their original music as worldly and positive as their message.

Buy your tickets online because this show WILL sell out!

Thank you for feeding our soul,
Feeding the Soul Foundation

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

10.9.10 - May I Be Frank movie screening

Date:  Saturday, October 9th 2010
Time: Doors at 6:30pm, Movie at 7:00pm
Location: San Diego LGBT Community Center
3909 Centre Street
San Diego, CA 92103
Tickets: $10.00

Feeding the Soul Foundation is privileged to have the May I Be Frank crew back!!! This movie will transform your life, bring you tears and laughter all at once. We are also honored that Frank will be there to answer any questions you may have after the movie. THANK YOU FRANK!

May I Be Frank documents the transformation of Frank Ferrante’s life. Frank is 54 years old, obese, depressed and addicted. He stumbles into a local raw, organic and vegan restaurant in San Francisco, Café Gratitude. When Ryland, a server at Café Gratitude asks Frank “What is one thing you want to do before you die?” Frank replies, “I want to fall in love one more time, but no one will love me looking the way I do”.

View the teaser trailer:

Read more about this amazing movie here!

A special THANK YOU to the Center for allowing us to use their amazing auditorium. The mission of The San Diego LGBT Community Center is to enhance and sustain the health and well-being of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and HIV communities by providing activities, programs, and services that: Create community, Empower community members, Provide essential resources, Advocate for civil and human rights, and Embrace, promote and support our cultural diversity.
Read more about the Centre at

Click here to reserve your tickets now!

You inspire us,
Feeding the Soul Foundation