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Singer-Songwriter - Sharon Knight

Desperate House Witches

Join us for our first visit from the multi-talented musician, Sharon Knight!Sharon's Website


16 May 2020

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Ep. #55 – Feat. Sharon Knight

Crash Chords: Autographs

This week, Matt welcomes Sharon Knight, a Celtic/folk vocalist and mandolinist, hailing from San Francisco. With her latest album Portals and a music video for her single "Porcelain Princess" now released, Sharon chats with Matt about how long she was working on the new record and what went into creating the music video. They also touch upon her tour life, how she got started in music, when she started playing mandolin, and her Celtic/folk influences. With time to throw in her future plans and some information on the visual art she creates, here's presenting Matt Storm and Sharon Knight. Continue reading


30 Aug 2016

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TWIH Episode 78: The Magick of Pagan Music with Sharon Knight

This Week In Heresy

After a brief TWIH hiatus, we return with our guest Sharon Knight, a pagan musician who does both solo work and plays as a group with her partner Winter in Pandemonaeon. We talk about the art of performing, the magickal experience of being on stage, the future and past of pagan music, and how music influences her work, both spiritually and professionally. We also talk about her latest album and the work that goes into writing, recording, and making videos for an album. Note: Please excuse the audio weirdness. We were having a bad Skype day. Festival Favorites Sharon Knight and Winter are internationally touring musicians in the mythic-Celtic vein. Their penchant for combining fierce and gutsy bravado with ethereal beauty, a hearty dose of fantastical lyrics, and an obvious love of storytelling has inspired their own style, “Neofolk Romantique”. This often sounds less Celtic and more “Folktales that ran away with the Faeries at the turn of the century and took cover in an old trunk bound for the circus, which was then commandeered by pirates.” This suits them fine. They have shared stages with mythic music favorites such as Faun, Omnia, Corvus Corax, SJ Tucker, Tricky Pixie, Heather Dale, Wendy Rule, Stellamara, and many more. They have recently completed a 100% crowd-funded CD and music video featuring several of these artists, called Portals, which they are touring to support now. Links http://www.sharonknight.net/ http://sharonknight.bandcamp.com/album/portals https://www.patreon.com/SharonKnight


17 May 2016

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DatC #068 - Opening Portals with Sharon Knight

Down at the Crossroads - Music. Magick. Paganism.

Hello and thank you once again for joining me down at the crossroads for some music, magick, and Paganism. Where witches gather for the sabbath, offerings are made, pacts are signed for musical fame and we cross paths with today’s most influential Pagans, occultists, and deep thinkers. I am your bewitching, bald headed, host Chris Orapello and tonight we meet with Sharon Knight to discuss the recent release of her new album Portals featuring the long anticipated recording of her beloved song Porcelain Princess - now music video- as well as other great songs featuring several artists from the Pagan music scene. When we last met with Sharon she was crowd funding for this very album so it's nice to speak with her, now that her goal has been fully achieved. Sharon and I not only discuss her new album, but we also touch upon her other interests as well as her involvements for the next several months. This is a fun, casual, death and life, discussion packed with insight, laughs, and bunch of links for you to check out! Portals is envisioned as an otherworldly carnival, a traveling roadshow of musicians, each with the ability to open portals with their voices, their bows, their flying fingers. Meant to convey the spirit of life on the road, and the spontaneous magic of sitting in on each other’s sets, Sharon and Winter have invited several of the musicians they have shared stages with to add their unique talents to this collection of mythic song-stories. Featuring guest performances by SJ Tucker, Betsy Tinney, Alexander James Adams (Tricky Pixie), Nathaniel Johnstone (Abney Park), Heather Dale, Wendy Rule, Sonja Drakulich ( Faun, Stellamara), and several more! - sharonknight.net Featured Songs: "Walpurgisnacht" by Faun "Black Snake" by Wendy Rule "Tonight" by Tuatha Dea "Slippers of Rose" by Sharon Knight "Porcelain Princess" by Sharon Knight "Baba Yaga" by Nathaniel Johnstone Band "Sultry Summer Night" by S.J. Tucker "On the Shoulders of Giants" by Damh the Bard Festivals Mentioned: Caldera Music Festival Kaleidoscope Gathering Steampunk World's Fair New York Faerie Festival HexenFest Other Links Mentioned: Dreaming Tree Soapworks The Order of the Good Death Ask A Mortician YouTube Channel How To Die In Oregon (Documentary) The Green Album Isis Oasis Retreat Center Caya Coven The Sacred Well Sharon Knight Herself: Sharon Knight.net "Porcelain Princess" Music Video YouTube Patreon Get a tarot reading from Sharon! Bandcamp.com

1hr 47mins

12 Apr 2016

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Main Street Universe: Sharon Knight

Main Street Universe

Join host Daniel Michael and associate producer Genise R. White as they welcome their musical guest Sharon Knight!!!Here is her website: http://www.sharonknight.net/


31 Mar 2016

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DatC #054 - Portals and Sharon Knight

Down at the Crossroads - Music. Magick. Paganism.

Hello and thank you once again for joining me down at the crossroads for some music, magick, and Paganism. Where witches gather for the sabbath, offerings are made, pacts are signed for musical fame and we cross paths with today's most influential Pagans, occultists, and deep thinkers. I am your bewitching bald headed host Chris Orapello and tonight, we meet with musician and past guest Sharon Knight to see what she has been up to, but more so to learn about Portals which is her next album that she is crowd funding for that will be featuring all of the artists featured in this episode. Sharon and I have a fun discussion about her up and coming album as well as touching upon her last tour, social media, what she has planned in the future. However, just when you think we have the low down on what she has going on, she hits us with a something really impressive that she has been getting involved with and I won't spoil that for you. You'll just have to hear it for yourself. Featured Songs: "Song of the Sea" by Sharon Knight "Walpurgisnach" by Faun "Glashtyn Shanty" by S.J. Tucker "The Huntress” by Betsy Tinney (featuring S.J. Tucker) "Black Snake" by Wendy Rule “Hunter" by Pandemonaeon "Dream of Mississippi" by S.J. Tucker "Fire in the Head" by Sharon Knight Related Links Sharon Knight - Website Sharon Knight - Tour Info Portals Album Indiegogo Campaign Virginia Highlands Festival 2015 HexenFest 2016 Faery Worlds The Sacred Well Serpent's Kiss Solar Cross Temple

1hr 21mins

16 Mar 2015

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DatC #038 - Sharon Knight Neofolk Romantique

Down at the Crossroads - Music. Magick. Paganism.

Tonight, we meet with Celtic Folk Rocker Sharon Knight Down at the Crossroads to discuss her new album Neofolk Romantique of which we hear some songs from. Sharon and I even had a great discussion about some Pagan community issues and the development of modern Pagan culture. San Francisco songstress Sharon Knight is a Celtic folk singer in leather armbands. She plays octave mandolin as if it were an electric guitar and sings as though she means to summon a storm. Her penchant for combining fierce and gutsy bravado with ethereal beauty, a hearty dose of fantastical lyrics, and an obvious love of storytelling has inspired her own musical style, “Neofolk Romantique”. - www.sharonknight.net And along with hearing some music by Sharon we also get to hear some great songs by Finvarra, Sora, and S.J. Tucker. All this and more in our latest gathering down at the crossroads. Enjoy!

1hr 27mins

2 Nov 2013

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{HBR 44} Music, Magic and Business with Sharon Knight

Holistic Business Radio – The Podcast of the Love and Money Revolution – with Andy Dolph and Rhiannon Llewellyn

Musician and weaver of magic Sharon Knight is our guest this week. She talks with Andy about her music and how she creates it, the spirituality which drives her music and the business of being a musician.Sharon's Website: http://www.sharonknight.net/ (go listen to her music there for free!)Sharon's Blog: http://www.sharonknight.net/blog/Scroll down for show notes!We love your feedback!Please let us know what you think – email us at radio@loveandmoneyrevolution.com, or leave us a comment below.If you’re not subscribed, please join us!How to subscribe:Most people subscribe to podcasts in iTunes; click the button to view the podcast in iTunes.Show notes from this episode with Sharon Knight:Sharon Knight has a unique description of her music: Neofolk Romantique. It started out as Celtic-inspired music. She learned on Celtic music, but over time she started writing more of her own songs which were inspired by Mythology. The staunch Celtic traditionalists called her out on it, so she decided to create her own genre. And there we have Neofolk Romantique. It’s Celtic-inspired and folk rock based, drawing on a lot of romance and Old World legends.She just decided on the description for this genre a few years ago while working on a project that’s due for release any day now. The pre-release version is available now. The pre-release was put out there to raise funds for this upcoming project. The pre-release is more intimate because it’s just her and her husband and music/business partner, Winter, as a duet. The newer project will include guest musicians and will be more fleshed-out. On the pre-lease, Winter plays acoustic guitar, and Sharon plays octave mandolin (larger and tuned an octave lower than a regular mandolin), acoustic guitar and an Irish drum called a bodhrán (pronounced similarly to boron). Sharon and Winter both sing on the CD. There are a couple of guest musicians on the pre-lease, but most of the music is Sharon and Winter.In the new, full version, there will be several guest musicians—their long-term collaborator, Caith Threefires will be playing a lot of different instruments from the mandolin family; he also plays keyboard and bass. A cellist will be sitting in. There will be several new songs, and some of the songs from the pre-lease will be removed. There will be bagpipes and some flutes and a dobro. It will still be acoustic, but the sound will be more fleshed-out.They have a darker, harder version of their sound in their band called Pandemonaeon. It’s formulated like an electric rock band, but it’s a very different sound. She describes it as Dead Can Dance mixed with hard rock and a little bit of metal, but the Folk influence is still there.She finds that their acoustic stuff is more well-known than their harder, electric stuff. This isn’t surprising because the acoustic music reaches the New Age and Neo-Pagan world where most of their fans come from.Sharon gives a broad description of Paganism: an earth-centered spirituality in which people live harmoniously with Nature and perform rituals to celebrate different cycles of the year. She says that there are Reconstructionist movements that try to reconstruct the pre-Christian thing, people who are trying to recreate, as close as possible, how the rituals were done before Christianity. Andy brings up the point that people tend to strongly disagree over what Pagan Reconstructionism really is, because how can any of us really know how things were done back then? Then there are people who want to recreate the meaning of it but realize that because we’re not living in that ancient world any more, things don’t really mean the same thing. Sharon says that most people she knows do a really good job of finding balance. That’s the place she comes from: Being inspired by some of the ancient traditions to live in harmony with Nature but making it relevant in our society as modern people.

1hr 5mins

20 Jun 2013

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Episode 14: Sharon Knight

Modern Witch

Hey there witches! Episode 14 features singer/songwriter/Goddess of muse Sharon Knight, and a round table discussion on recent Dianic Tradition snafoos at the 2011 Pantheacon, Transgender people in the craft, pagan leadership, and community collaboration with special guest correspondent Ms. Rabbit Matthews of CAYA! Music by Sharon Knight and Pandemonaeon, Show Theme by Hungary Lucy.

1hr 28mins

9 Mar 2011