Greetings, friends and fellow music lovers! This spring is rolling along at such a fast pace. I’m trying to remember to stop and smell all of these beautiful Portland roses.
The whirlwind continues, and here is what’s happening in June. As always, I hope you’ll scroll down for gratitude, news, show detais, random photos and musings!
6/2-6 Wood and Stone Songwriting Retreat – Crisfield, MD
6/4 – Somers Cove Marina Concert – Crisfield, MD
6/10 – Allen Library Theater – Allen, TX
6/16 – House Concert – Volcano, CA
6/17 – House Concert – Mendocino, CA
6/18 – House Concert – Redding, CA
6/19 – Songwriter Series House Concerts – Bend, OR
1. GRATITUDE…My heart is so full. Thank you to all these wonderful folks for making May so insanely awesome (and the best birthday month ever!!)…Eric Alan and KLCC, Anna Tivel, Austin Nevins, Milo Fultz, Alberta St Pub and Tsunami Books, Dave and all at Two Way Street Coffeehouse, Lee & Cindy Herman and Windy City House Concerts, Rich Warren and all at Folkstage, the very generous Matthew Blackmon, Bill & Gail Valenti, Tower Theater and Soldier Songs, Cris & Annette and the Bottom Line team and all at the Big Bay house concert, Harmony for Mayo, and John Felty and the Felty family and all at the White Squirrel Festival!
2. THE NEWS…well I’ve been waiting so long to tell you this HUGE AND AMAZING NEWS…I have been invited to play on CAYAMO 2017!! It is Cayamo’s 10th anniversary and I could not be happier that I get to celebrate with this wonderful community of folks. Cayamo is a week-long floating songwriter festival and caribbean cruise that is filled with magical moments. I was so honored to be a part of the first Cayamo and I am so honored to be returning! It is a pinch-me lineup so far (Emmylou Harris, Patty Griffin, Brandi Carlisle, Buddy Miller, Richard Thompson, Rodney Crowell, Kacy Musgroves, Shawn Mullins, Steve Earl, Paul Thorn, and more!) and Andy and crew will continue adding artists all year long. Sailing from Tampa to Cozumel and Roatan, Honduras! For more info, check out theCayamo website. WOOP!!
In other news, the new acoustic CD “Spring Tide” is making its way into the world slowly but surely. Thank you to all who have shown their support, and thank you for all the wonderful feedback you have been sending my way. It seems like lots of folks are connecting with the quiet, stripped-down versions of these songs, and that makes me so happy. The CD release parties with Anna Tivel were an absolute dream. A special highlight was having Milo Fultz sit in on upright bass for a few tunes in Portland. I hope Milo and I can do more collaborating soon! My buddy Erik Balkey is working on our folk radio campaign for “Spring Tide”. I hope it continues to resonate out there in the world! I will keep you posted on when it is available on iTunes/Amazon/CDbaby, etc. In the mean time, you can always get your copy here.
There are still a few spots left at two really wonderful events in July. On July 16, I will be co-leading a workshop with the great RJ Cowdery called Nature, Women and Song at Stillpoint. Details are here. And there are a few spots left for the second Hidden River Songwriting Camp in Long Beach, WA in July! I am thrilled to be co-hosting this camp with the great Matt Meighan. We will explore our creativity together and have lots of downtime in this beautiful setting to write on our own. Check it out here!
3. JUNE EVENTS…Life is so uncertain, please call ahead!
6/2-6 Wood and Stone Songwriting Retreat – Crisfield, MD. An inspiring four day retreat celebrating song, creativity, friendship and community hosted by the great Jen & Scott Smith of Naked Blue! At beautiful Jane’s Island State Park! All meals and lodging in the conference cabin are included. More info athttp://www.woodandstoneretreat.com/.
6/4 – Somer’s Cove Marina – Crisfield, MD. 715 Broadway. Masters of Song: In the round concert with Wyatt Easterling and Naked Blue! 6 pm.
6/10 – Allen Library Theater – Allen, TX. 300 N. Allen Drive. 214-509-4911. The Allen Public Library offers a wide variety of cultural programming for adults and families. Songwriters in the round with the great Tom Faulkner and Susan Gibson! 7:30 pm. This concert is FREE, y’all!
6/16 – House Concert – Volcano, CA. with David Stoddard. For info and RSVP, please call Phil at 916-848-9193. Please bring salad or dessert to share. BYOB. Dinner at 6, music at 7.
6/17 – House Concert – Mendocino, CA. With David Stoddard. Please email email@example.com for details if you are intereted in attending.
6/18 – House Concert – Redding, CA. With David Stoddard. Beautiful house concert series hosted by the fabulous Ross & Jean Goodrich. Please email or call for reservations/directions 530.941.8421 and firstname.lastname@example.org. $20 suggested donation, With Dave Stoddard!
6/19 – Songwriter Series House Concerts – Bend, OR. With David Stoddard. Hosted by John Cook & Kathrine Minton, The Songwriter Series is a non-profit, private event, concert series created to introduce independent singer-songwriters, to an attentive audience, in an intimate setting. 100% of the proceeds from donations and merchandise sales go directly to the artists. These concerts are a wonderful way to enjoy hearing great musicians and singer-songwriters create superb live music, featuring the full rich sound of acoustic instruments and exceptional vocals. 4 pm potluck. 5 pm music. RSVP at 972.741.3251 or email@example.com. $15 suggested donation. With David Stoddard!
it was such a magical night at Alberta Street Pub CD release…a dream come true!
playing with anna tivel and milo fultz gave me chill bumps on my chill bumps
super sweet bonus gifts from Folkstage and WFMT!!
the benefit concert at the Tower in Bend was EPIC!!!
the night was truly one of the highights of my year so far…especially singing jazzy tunes with The Stronghold Trio!
now this is a songbird’s paradise! in Big Bay, MI…
this is my new boyfriend Kevin, the Australian Shepherd, who lives in Big Bay, MI. we’re going to try the long distance thing…
White Squirrel Festival in Brevard was SO MUCH FUN!!
my favorite sidewalk artist Nora Felty surprised me back stage… 🙂
Playing at White Squirrel Festival was pure bliss!! Thank you Ken Voltz for the photo!
4. THE FUTURE…This summer will be a continuation of the greatness this year has already brought my way! I will get to travel a little bit with friends for fun, and I get to keep on doing what I love, the greatest gift of all! I hope you have some time this summer to have fun, get out in nature, spend time with loved ones, and do something nurturing for your spirit. And as always, thank you for continuing to support me on my musical journey. With great appreciation and much gratitude from your fan,
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Here I am with my face on Facebook.
I barely know how to use it but I’m tryin’ on Twitter
Does anyone go to Myspace anymore? Seriously. I haven’t been there in years. I think I just saw a tumbleweed.
For the love of Pete, somebody please help me with Youtube!
Down the road a piece…
7/15 Sisters, OR – Sisters Folk Festival Presents Concerts in the Park
7/16 Veneta, OR – Nature, Women and Song at Stillpoint workshop and concert
7/21-24 Long Beach, WA – Hidden River Songwriting Camp
7/28-31 Long Beach, WA – Hidden River Songwriting Camp
8/5 Alpharetta, GA – Home By Dark at Chukkar Farm
8/6 Alpharetta, GA – Home By Dark at Chukkar Farm
8/11 Salida, CO – F Street Gallery
8/12 Telluride, CO – Mountain Village Songwriter Series
8/13 Gunnison, CO – House Concert
8/27 Loveland, CO – Home By Dark at the Rialto Theater