The Cooked Path 2019

The Crooked Path - a music sanctuary:

… you moved us with your music and welcoming energy.  What an amazing venue. Brought us so much joy! You are amazing! Thank you for touching our souls!


Just what I needed this Sunday. Never have I seen such a hospitable and welcoming place.  Hard to imagine in this world of today. Many, many thanks.

Maggie & James

This is such a special place.  I am so thankful thing like this still exist.  It’s grounding and brings people back to the moment.  I can’t wait to spend more weekends listening to your amazing music.  Thank you.



From Bent Myggen:

For the past 10 years I have built and hosted musical events at The Crooked Path.  It is wonderful to hear of visitors’ experiences, whether they are folks who just dropped by or returning guests.  The Crooked Path has been a labor of love for me and many fellow musicians.  All is ready for a more/better/bigger 2019 season,  but I can’t do it alone.

I have everything it takes, the place, the stage, the lights, sound-system, chairs for sitting, tea, coffee, heck we even have people who can cook and make wine. We can have fabulous evening concerts, special events, afternoon jams and guest artists coming to perform along with yours truly all summer long.  But here is the hitch: I’m now 70 years old and not rich.  Hiring great players to perform takes more than the tip-jars bring in (and these days people don't carry much cash in their pockets).  Setting up the chairs, tables, sound-system and instruments alone is a hard work.  Add to that,  publicizing the events demands dedication and specialized thinking altogether that is not in my wheelhouse as a musician.

I need support to run the Crooked Path. Therefore I’ve set up a GoFund portal to cover guest artists, to help with setup and promotion.

I’m hoping to raise  $6,000.00 for the 2019 summer season. The more money raised, the more performers can come and the more magic we can create.  The Crooked Path is a place of music, peace, healing and beauty.  We say,  “When the senses are honored, the spirit soars” and hope to see you here.

By donating you will:

* Bring extraordinary professional and amateur musicians to The Crooked Path.
* Support music that brings joy and healing to overstressed visitors.
* Continue the tradition of live music, free to the public, dancing, and just plain fun in the garden.

Perks, we can offer for donations:

* Membership to the “Tribe”, with news-alert notifications.
* Exclusive downloads and access to live streaming from TCP.
* A signed TCP T-shirt (for donations of $50.00 or more).
* A table and a bottle of wine reserved for you and your friends  (for donations of $100.00 or more).

You can make a one-time donation, a monthly one, or even sponsor a favorite artist to do a show.

The Crooked Path is a flower ready to blossom this summer.  With your help it will be the best season ever. Thank you to Tom Ditmer and Francis Schultz for being the first to contribute.



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Bent Sten Myggen 
Los Olivos, CA
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