Raven Spirit - Trish Painter and Ken Beck

Trish performs with her partner, Ken Beck who adds magical guitar to her songs-together they are RAVEN SPIRIT.

  • CD #1:   DOGTRACKS:   original songs about dogs! honors the canine dedication, love, and sheer joy of being 


  • CD #2:  IN THE WILD:   Original songs about the natural world around us that renews my spirit!  With Percussion by Ryan Russell and instrumentals added by Otter Creek!

Raven Spirit's song "IN THE WILD" has been selected to be on a compilation CD for Earthday 2013!  The CD is a project of Peaceful Uprising.org.

  • CD #3:  DOG E.P.: Two songs from DOGTRACKS re-recorded with Otter Creek plus 4 new songs about those pesky 4-legged creatures!

Co-Founder and current chair of Mountain Arts and Music nonprofit organization. Mission: Supporting the creative arts in Ogden Valley.

 Assistant Director: Moab Folk Camp, 2012, 2013, 2014

On the Board of Minnesota Association of Songwriters 2009-2011: successfully got funding for 5 songwriting workshops in 2011


  • Women's Hearts and Minds Guitar Workshop (Mendocino CA 2002, 2003):  wrote my first song there:  Black Dog Blues
  • California Coast Music Camp:  2003, 2004, 2005:  learned how to perform there
  • Puget Sound Guitar Workshop:  2006, 2007, 2008: more songwriting and great sharing!
  • Swananoa Gathering, NC:  2012:  more inspiration for songs!
  • Moab Folk Camp, Moab UT:  2008, 2009, 2010, 2012:  Assistant Director 2012- present


  • IAMA Hosted Coffeehouse, Nov 28, 2014
  • Underground Music Cafe, St Paul, MN Sept 13, 2014
  • Weber Pathways fundraiser, Snow Basin UT August 2013,2014
  • Music Fundraisers for Ogden Nordic and Mountain Arts and Music,  Sept 2014
  • Ogden Valley Open Market, every Thursday, Summer 2013, 2014
  • Cafe Ibis, Logan UT  November 2014, Feb 2015
  • Harely & Bucks, Ogden UT  March 20, 2015
  •  IAMA Local Concert Series, Jan 3, 2014: Songwriters in the Round, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Minnesota Association of Songwriters Showcases: at various locations around the Minneapolis/St Paul area (Gingko Coffeehouse, Coffee Grounds, Minnehaha Park, Lake Harriett Bandshell)
  • Gingko Coffeehouse (St Paul): Solo Gig
  • Coffee Grounds Coffeehouse (St. Paul): Solo Gig
  • Coffee Grounds Coffeehouse (Wednesday Sessions hosted by Lonnie Knight)
  • Why Sound Studio Performance (Logan UT): shared with Bill Mcginnis
  • Opened for Cosy Sheridan (Ogden Unitarian Church SOLSONGS series)
  • Opened for Otter Creek (Why Sound Studio Performance, Logan UT)
  • Shooting Star Bar in Huntsville (oldest bar in Utah!)
  • Open Mic in many locations!

Raven Spirit is most interested in performing house concerts and for fund raising purposes that benefit organizations that are important to us (Humane Society/Animal Welfare, Wilderness Preservation, Community events, and peace/justice causes).


you can contact us at dogtracks.trish.painter@gmail.com or enter your email address and we'll contact you