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Cayamo memories…

It is challenging to put into words all that the Cayamo experience held for me! Getting to know and work with artists Shannon McNally and Anne Heaton was a wonderful experience. I am so proud of the work we did and I feel like I gained two friends in the process! Check out these amazing artists if you get a chance. We wrote three songs together and I hope we can write more in the future. I have really enjoying playing our song “Easy On Me” in my live sets!

The best part about the Cayamo cruise is making new friends. We had a chance to hang out with many inspiring artists and fans, and it’s a feeling I’ll never forget. Some highlights…

–Getting to be the first artist to play on the ship was a thrill! Since I played a set while everyone boarded, I thought folks were just going to walk by, but the room was PACKED with awesome music lovers who stayed for my whole 90 minute set!!

–Lyle walking through the room and smiling at me when I played my opening day set

–Getting a sun tan (sorry Oregonians)!

–Riding around on a scooter with Marty in St. Barth’s and then having a cappuccino and nutella/banana panini sandwich in a cafe there.

–Going on a sailing trip with Richard Thompson and his wife and crew. Getting to know them a bit was a BLAST!! My favorite show of the whole week was the Richard Thompson Trio…they blew the roof off the place and he never broke a sweat!

–I got to play with some AMAZING musicians!!! Natalia Zukerman sat in with me on lap steel, Levi Lowrey sat in on fiddle, Scott N on cajon, the great Michael Jerome on drums, and Sarah Buxton sang with me. And it was a thrill playing our Cayamo Sessions set with Shannon McNally, Anne Heaton, Natalia Z on bass, and Wallace Lester on drums. WOOHOO!

Singing with Anne