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!
Saturday, June 7, 2014
You never cease to amaze me.
I love your moods on cloudy days, and when the sun comes out, I can't think of a better place to be.
I love the eclectic variety of people you invite to visit, and those you encourage to stay.
I love your farmers markets and music venues, themed bars and beautiful views, and scrumptious cuisine.
I love you so much, Seattle, that I wrote and recorded an album about you. Part grad school project, part personal memoir, "It Rains Here Sometimes..." was born in 2008, and released in a limited edition handmade form in 2009. Since then, I've been working to perfect this record, and I'm happy to report that the remixed-remastered version will be available soon.
So please stay tuned! xo
Saturday, March 18, 2014
BUILD - verb - \'bild\
: to make (something) by putting together parts or materials
: to develop or form (something) gradually
: to increase the amount of (something)
*Thank you, Merriam-Webster.*
In contrast to building songs all the time, I recently built - with the skill and patience of my knowledgeable father - a new home for my vinyl records. And here it is! All made from one piece of wood. Sanded and lacquered. I learned the difference between a table saw, a circular saw, and a miter saw, and I even got to use a router. It was a big day. xo
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