Wednesday, December 30, 2015
As 2015 draws to a close, I want to express my gratitude to my friends and family: I feel fortunate to experience another year with you, to share joy and sorrow, sickness and health, and grow together. I grew a lot this year in my travels to Japan, Cambodia and Singapore, and at home in Seattle. One of my favorite parts of traveling solo is meeting new folks and sharing new experiences. And at home, spending time with those I've known for years and who continue to challenge, encourage, love and support me. Cheers to a new year of countless opportunities because ichigo ichie ~ every encounter is once in a lifetime. xo!
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
I'm still reminiscing about this year's Wildwood MusicFest & Campout. Great bands, wonderful grounds, beautiful people, good food. And a ceiling full of stars. It was a hot one clocking in at 101 degrees Fahrenheit, but the community that came together to enjoy the festival was special. Maybe I'll try to play at this one next year. xo
Sunday, August 2, 2015
Took a break from music the other day to can freshly harvested rhubarb from Mom's garden. We made rhubarb chutney and vanilla-earl grey-rhubarb jam, as well as pickled okra from okra I picked up at the local farmers market. Summer is such a delicious time of year!
Saturday, January 17, 2015
Happy New Year, Y'all!
I hope 2015 is treating you well thus far.
I welcome 2015 with open arms.
Last year was a hard year, and I'm thankful I had my friends and family by my side. However one silver lining to 2014 was the slew of fantastic albums that I listened to constantly last year, and now cannot live without:
Good news for 2015: I'll be out and about performing again. I'm booking shows now.
Hope to see you soon!
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Oh, Fall. You're back. And with you came the rain. It feels good to be indoors and not feel guilty about not being outside. And with tea-in-mug-in-hand, it's the perfect time to reflect on the summer season. Allow me to recap: It was a good summer. I spent a lot of time on the road, not performing but collecting songs at various music festivals in the Pacific Northwest, finding inspiration in other performers, their sounds and styles. My favorite music festival this summer was the Wildwood Music Fest and Campout in Willamina, Oregon. Hearing mister Willy Tea Taylor perform solo was a real treat, with a gaggle of the kids sitting up on stage acting as the most laid-back security force you'll ever see. Rocking out to the Brothers of the Last Watch, Lone Madrone, and The Resolectrics. Then cruising up to the coast to the Toolshed outside of Westport before going to the Timber Outdoor Music Festival in Carnation, Washington. Lonesome Shack was the highlight there. After a quick break, went up to Deming, Washington, for the Subdued Stringband Jamboree, where the Crow Quill Night Owls played a heck of a set (again, since they were there last year, too). And the wild, wild country I saw in between was magnificent, along with having pickled okra for the first time. So now it's back to Seattle, and the rain, and the fall, and sweaters, and tea, and writing songs and maybe, just maybe, booking a show or two. We shall see. Don't be a stranger in the meantime.
I hope you had a great summer, too, and that this finds you dandy.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Today, I re-released my Seattle album, "It Rains Here Sometimes..."
I'm very excited to share this version with you, finally. It's been years in the making, and I hope you enjoy it!
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