Cedar's one-of-a-kind performance transitions his spoken word poetry into an amazing experience of music, voice and rhythm. Book a gig to witness this unique artist live!
Cedar Branches has self-published numerous works; from nature images, through books, to spoken word poetry and music. He maintains a consistent and profound online presence, sharing his art freely.
Cost and travel distance depend on the context and need. Please request a quote if you are interested. I will do my best to ensure the performance happens.
Cedar’s poetry might be described as musical, intensely deep, and original.
Price Range: $0.00 and up
Gig Length: 15 - 180 minutes
What to Expect
Expect me to come prepared with a great show, beginning as spoken word poetry and leading into a full-on musical experience. It's just me, my computer, and a small amplifier; just what I need to make for a great intimate show for you!
After retiring from his career as an editorial policy analyst in 2011, Cedar Branches fully devoted himself to his poetic and photographic arts. He published his first book in 2011, titled “Spirit Work”, a photographic travel journal about a spirit-guided adventure to Peru. About one year later, Cedar published his second book, “How to Create a New Earth”, a book of deep poetic philosophy. By the end of 2015, Cedar had self-published two volumes of inspiring and insightful poetry (“Spiritual Slut – Lamentations & Love Songs by Cedar Branches” and “Love of a Mystic”). In early 2017, Cedar released his most recent complete book, “Spirit Work, Too”, a collaborative sequel to his first published book. In October of 2017, Cedar began releasing spoken word recordings (with musical accompaniment) of his poetic works, and by December of 2017 had released two full-length spoken word albums ('Wander' and 'Heal'). He is currently finishing work on his first music album, a bridge from poetry into music, titled Shadows Illuminated. It is expected to be released in early 2018.
Over several years Cedar has developed a devoted following across social media sites and in many local communities. His mastery of the English language has rapidly evolved, as well as his use of rhythm to engage his audience. He has made many of his works available in spoken word form (often paired with beautiful and colorful photographic nature imagery), and the resulting works are nothing short of astounding. His works are sure to leave readers and listeners in states of relaxation, inspiration, deep reflection, emotionally charged, or to whatever direction that he might choose to guide them.
Outside of his continual artistic efforts, Cedar Branches is a free spirit who travels the world to be engaged in selfless devotional service. Despite being a prolific writer who has organically generated a widespread following, Cedar has released all of his works for completely free via social media sites. The authenticity and generosity found in his poetic works are continually mirrored in his day-to-day life, which he also shares openly and is often considered a work of art of its own.
Cedar’s poetry might be described as musical, intensely deep, and extremely original.
Wander (Spoken Word) - 2017
Heal (Spoken Word) - 2017
Shadows Illuminated (Musical Poetry) - 2018
Spirit Work (2011)
How to Create a New Earth (2012)
Spiritual Slut – Lamentations & Love Songs by Cedar Branches (2013)
Love of a Mystic (2014)
Spirit Work, Too (2017)
Other Notable Works:
Larger Than Life by Cedar Branches (Photography)
Cedar Branches on YouTube (Spoken Word Poetry)
Mystical Masters (Online Community)
Support Artists (Online Community)
Additional Booking Notes
I bring my own technology to play for audiences up to about 50 people. I may need a little set-up time beforehand.
Past Booked Events
|October 16, 2017 • 8:00pm - 10:00pm||Bellingham poetrynight by Whatcom Poetry Series|
I will customize a set list for your needs. I have plenty of great material to pull from my three full albums of poetry and musical poetry, depending on your specific needs.
Influences & Inspiration
I am a big appreciator of art, especially poetry and music. Some of my favorite musicians that influence my work somewhat are Nick Cave, Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails), Al Jourgensen (Ministry), Johnny Cash, Leonard Cohen, Mike Patton (Faith No More), and many more. My sound is pretty original despite these subtle influences. I have my own great sound. :)
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