Muscle Shoals Sessions Album: Meet the Amazing Band

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I love making records. It’s probably my favorite part of being a singer. Singing live is a blast and I love that too, but there’s something so special about getting a group of some of the best musicians around together for a few days with the one focus of making and recording music. Magic can happen and in my experience, does. I’m looking forward to making magic with these folks. Here’s the band for my new album, The Muscle Shoals Sessions. The core players will join me in Muscle Shoals and then we will record background vocals and horns in Nashville in February. Good times!

Screen Shot 2015-01-05 at 7.57.43 PMSpooner Oldham, Keys – Spooner is at the heart of this project. I met him a year and a half ago. My producer Lex Price had the idea of asking if he would join us for a one-day session we were doing at FAME. I’d wanted to record at FAME for a while because of my family connection to the area. Initially we were going to do a few songs for the “This Is Home” album, but once we finished recording in Nashville, realized that the new album was complete. That’s when I had the idea to record some classic Muscle Shoals songs and put out an EP. We were all in awe having Spooner there with us at FAME. He’s a legend. It was a treat to get to know him, hear many stories of the past, and hear him play the same Wurley that he played with Aretha (pictured above). We became friends and have stayed in touch since. I’m so glad to have him back for this album. His unique talent and special connection to Muscle Shoals past brings great authenticity to the project. And I just like the guy.

[SPOONER BIO] Spooner was an integral part of the Muscle Shoals studio bands of the late ’60s, as an organist he made a definite mark on the sound of soul music. Starting as a piano player in high school bands, when Oldham graduated and began studying at the University of North Alabama, he quickly found himself skipping classes in favor of hanging around Rick Hall’s FAME studios in nearby Florence, Al. After adding the ghostly organ sound on Percy Sledge’s runaway hit “When a Man Loves a Woman,” Oldham became a member of Rick Hall’s ace studio band alongside guitarist Jimmy Johnson, bassist Junior Lowe and drummer Roger Hawkins. Together the unit played on landmark albums by Wilson Pickett and Aretha Franklin among others. Defecting to Memphis in 1967, Oldham teamed up with singer Dan Penn at Chips Moman’s American Studios, and the duo developed into one of the best songwriting partnerships in music. Together the two wrote hits for Aretha Franklin (“Do Right Woman”) and the Box Tops (“Cry Like a Baby”) among others as well as having their songs appear as album cuts on artists such as Janis Joplin (“A Woman Left Lonely”). After the trailblazing days of southern soul came to an end, Oldham took his considerable talents elsewhere, adding piano and organ to such acts as Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Jackson Browne and the Everly Brothers. He remains a respected figure among music aficionados not only for his tasteful keyboard playing, but for his songwriting as well. (Source: ALL MUSIC)

Screen Shot 2015-01-05 at 7.57.56 PMWill Kimbrough, Guitars – Will and I met in 2013 when he worked on my “This Is Home” album in Nashville. I was very excited to work with him. I’d heard great things from a lot of folks, including Rodney Crowell. Will’s playing is crazy good and he is an excellent human too. I quickly became a huge fan. His playing is so soulful, creative and versatile. I love what he brings to the music as the lead guitarist. I had the pleasure to do some touring with him this year and to record a short EP of four songs at Muscle Shoals. There was no way I was doing this extended version of the project without Will. He da bomb diggy.

[BIO] Will Kimbrough is hungry. The youthful singer, songwriter, award-winning guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, producer, performer and bandleader has a voracious appetite for every aspect of music. Born and raised in the deep south of the Alabama Gulf Coast, he ingested eclectic FM radio sounds and the music of nearby New Orleans. In his quest to develop his musical capacities to their fullest, Will Kimbrough has become a modern-day Renaissance Man.

Kimbrough’s body of work reflects a lifetime of performing, writing and collaborating from more angles than Da Vinci’s protractor. True to his search for universal truths, his profound musical knowledge and expert creations reflect years of learning the intricacies of folk, blues, gospel, country, rock’n’roll, punk rock and jazz.

With songs recorded by Jimmy Buffett, Little Feat, Jack Ingram, Todd Snider and others, Kimbrough’s multidisciplinary approach has led to many desirable collaborations in the studio and on-stage with well-known artists, including Roseanne Cash, Guy Clark, Rodney Crowell, Steve Earle, Gomez, Emmylou Harris, the Jayhawks, Mark Knopfler, Buddy Miller, John Prine, Toumani Diabate, Kim Richey, Josh Rouse, Matthew Ryan, Billy Joe Shaver, Todd Snider, Mavis Staples, Garrison Starr, Adrienne Young, and others.

Dubbed an Alien performer as a way to explain his masterful performance on the guitar, Kimbrough was recognized in 2004 as the Instrumentalist of the Year by the Americana Music Association – an award that had previously been awarded three years in a row to Dobro ace Jerry Douglas. (from Will’s website)

His most recent solo album is “Sideshow Love.”

Screen Shot 2015-01-05 at 7.57.50 PMLex Price, Producer, Mixer and Bass – I met Lex several years ago when I was looking for a producer in Nashville. I met with him and several other guys and was drawn to him the most. When I asked what he felt he could bring to my recorded music, he said that he would like to dirty up the sound a bit. That intrigued me and as I dug dig deeper it was clear that this was the guy I wanted to work with for “This Is Home.” He also is a killer bass player (among other instruments) and played on the album. He did an amazing job on that album and the Muscle Shoals EP. I’m so glad to be working with him once again. Oh, and he has a super cool beard. : )

[BIO] Since arriving in Nashville in 1998, multi-instrumentalist and producer Lex Price has quietly become one of the most respected all-around musicians in the city’s rapidly evolving scene. His contributions on stage, on the road and in the studio have bolstered some of today’s most intriguing and uncompromising artists, including k.d. lang, Mindy Smith, Peter Bradley Adams, Sarah Siskind, Bruce Robison, Kelly Willis, Matthew Ryan, Kate York and Grant Lee Phillips. In Price, they have found a musician long on craft and experience but also one with impeccable taste and restraint. He makes the most of every gesture, and he pares away the inessential until all that remains is integrity and beauty. Lex has produced acclaimed albums for artists including Mindy Smith, Robby Hecht, Peter Bradley Adams, Amy Black, The Westies. Price is currently k.d. lang’s bassist.

Screen Shot 2015-01-05 at 7.58.06 PMBryan Owings, Drums & Percussion – This will be my first time working with Bryan, but I can’t wait. He plays with some of my favorite folks (see below). I love a killer drummer who knows how to lay down a groove I can move to and I know I have one for this session. Bryan’s credits are very impressive and the word on the street is that he’s a great guy. Uber talented and super nice. What a great combo!

[BIO] Drummer Bryan Owings is a Mississippi native who has called Nashville home since the late 1980s. He has played with Buddy and Julie Miller, Wanda Jackson, Delbert McClinton, Patty Griffin, Lucinda Williams, Shelby Lynne and recently played with Alicia Keys on music recorded for the acclaimed Muscle Shoals documentary.

Ann and Regina McCrary, Background Vocals Screen Shot 2015-01-05 at 7.58.12 PM– Oh man. I’m pretty fired up about these ladies saying yes to joining this project. I’m a great admirer of their singing. The first time I heard them was on Buddy Miller’s “Universal House of Prayer.” Wow. They bring the soul and the fire to any project they work on. They are are going to be a huge part of the soulful experience I want listeners to have when listening to this album. I met Ann through my publicist Karen Leipziger and after a great time at coffee we discussed the project and she and Regina agreed to come on board. We will do their vocals in Nashville in February. Can’t wait!

[BIO] For The McCrary Sisters, the daughters of the late Rev. Samuel McCrary — one of the original members of the legendary gospel quartet The Fairfield Four. The daughters were raised in harmony, singing at home and at their father’s church.

Ann traveled and sang with the Fairfield Four from the age of 3 until she was 6. She sung with various gospel groups on the weekends until she began singing and traveling with the BCM Mass Choir (Baptist, Catholic, and Methodist) as one of their soloist. Ann has performed with the who’s who of contemporary gospel music, including The Winans, Donnie McClurkin, Yolanda Adams, and many more. Ann has recorded 2 CD’s: “What Is This,” produced by Cedric, and Victor Caldwell, recorded on ATF records; and the self-titled “Ann McCrary,” produced by Steve Crawford, on Vital records. Ann was also a member of Bobby Jones’s Nashville Super Choir for 12 years.

Regina began her singing career traveling with the BCM Mass Choir as one of the soloists at the age of 7, and was known throughout the choir’s travels for singing/recording “I Made A Vow” (the recording was nominated for a Grammy). Regina toured and performed for 6 years with the legendary songwriter Bob Dylan. She recorded three albums with Dylan: “Slow Train Coming”, “Saved”, and “Shot of Love”. Regina released her solo CD, “I Made A Vow”, in 2007. Regina also performed with Elvis and Stevie Wonder and has sung with Bobby Jones, and The New Life Singers, and The Nashville Super Choir

Screen Shot 2015-01-05 at 7.58.19 PMCharles Rose, Horn Arrangements and Trombone – Charles Rose is new to me, but he is not new to the music of Muscle Shoals. He’s a member of the Muscle Shoals Horns group and has played on some incredible music through the years. Having him on the project and at the helm of the horn arrangements gives me the confidence that we are going to make music that truly represents the legacy of Muscle Shoals.

[BIO] Charles Rose is a Shoals based trombonist who is an original member of the Muscle Shoals Horns. Charles has toured extensively with Elton John, Lyle Lovett and Waylon Jennings. He’s shared a stage or a studio with the likes of Delbert McClinton, Dobie Gray, Joe Cocker, James Brown, Jason Isbell, Millie Jackson, Johnny Nash, Dr. Hook, Levon Helm, Denise LaSalle, Clarence Carter, Kris Kristofferson, Freddie North, Court Pickett, Bobby Blue Bland, Canned Heat and Z.Z. Hill just to name a few.

Screen Shot 2015-01-05 at 7.58.25 PMJim Hoke, Saxophone –  Jim is new to me too, but it seems like he’s got credits on pretty much every album I’ve listened to recently. He’s an excellent addition to the band and will bring the Muscle Shoals horn sound to life with his saxophone playing!

[BIO] Jim is Nashville’s premier “go to” guy on sax/woodwinds, harmonica, pedal steel, a plethora of other color instruments, plus horn and string arrangements for a virtual who’s who of artists of every musical category. Top artists in pop, country, Americana and many other styles respect Jim for the amazing level of artistry he brings to everything he does. Nashville is a town of musical specialists and Jim is a rarity – a specialist on a baffling number of instruments, and he plays each one as if it’s the only thing he does.  On sax, you hear the whole history of the saxophone coming through; warm luxuriant Lester Young, soulful tough King Curtis, suave and smart Stan Getz and much more, melding into Jim’s own style. When he plays blues/country harp, you hear plaintive Sonny Terry blues, raw Paul Butterfield urban energy, and so much more. On chromatic harmonica, there’s Stevie Wonder lyricism and Toots Thielemans innovation. Drawing so deeply from the well enables Jim to be the perfect stylist for any musical situation and this is the main reason for his success in the studio.

Screen Shot 2015-01-05 at 7.58.36 PMSteve Herrmann, Trumpet –  Steve came highly recommended to me by my publicist and she knows her horns, so we took her advice. Turns out that Steve often works with Charles and Jim, so it all came together easily.

[BIO] Steve Herrman grew up in Hamilton, Ohio. Herrman began taking piano lessons in first grade, but ultimately quit because at the time he “was too immature to do technical drills.” Shortly thereafter, he found a trumpet lying around the house and decided to try and play it, and immediately found his voice. Still, Herrman never considered making music his life until, “[he] really started listening to jazz and then [he] heard Miles Davis.”

In his 20s Herrman began playing with a Mexican Cumbia band in Dallas when he got a call to fill in for Delbert McClinton’s trumpet player, who was taking a job in Japan and he stayed for 7 years. Through working with McClinton, Herrman met saxophonist Jim Horn and began a three year stint with Waylon Jennings, where he met Charles Rose, leader of the Muscle Shoals Horns. That friendship would lead to countless recording sessions, as well as a stint in the Lyle Lovett Band. Since then, Herrman has been freelancing and joined Kenny Chesney from 2007-2010. (source: Blues Rock Review)

Screen Shot 2015-01-05 at 7.58.29 PMJoe Costa, Sound Engineer – I got the chance to work with Joe in Nashville when I recorded “This Is Home” in Studio A (Ben Folds Studio). In addition to working with many other artists, Joe is Ben Fold’s longtime and highly trusted sound engineer. I was so impressed with his abilities and, not to mention, his awesome personality. He was an obvious addition to the team and we look forward to bringing him to Muscle Shoals. Oh, I did I mentioned that he’s originally from Massachusetts. Nice.

[BIO] – Joe is originally from Dartmouth, MA, He was a staff engineer at Synchro Sound Boston MA 1992-1993, Moved to Nashville in 1993 and has been a freelance Engineer from 1993-Present.

That’s the team. Because of them, we are going to have a killer album to share with you this year!

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Notes and photos from the road – Touring Texas and more!

 

I recently spent three weeks down in Texas playing shows in Houston, Austin, Ft. Worth, Dallas, San Antonio and a small town called Eastland. Thanks to some of my talented friends, I had the pleasure of playing great rooms and meeting a lot of new folks. The highs of the trip were playing the shows, hanging with great people (including my little sister), visiting cool parts of each of the cities and eating lots of tacos. The lows of the trip were an $180 speeding ticket (ouch!) and giant roaches (both happened to be in Waco). I had a blast and can’t wait to play Texas again sooner than later!

I also had the pleasure of playing in Mississippi and Tennessee, coming back to Boston for a big show in my hometown and then playing a sold out show at one of my new favorite venues in Maryland. 

 

Here’s a pictorial review…

 
Rockin with Ryan for a full room at WDVX’s Blue Plate Special in Knoxville, TN

 

Playing for the public radio folks at Thacker Mountain Radio Hour in Oxford, MS
A fun night with the Steel Wheels in Dallas!

 

A sweet show in Austin with my talented friend Wendy Colonna

 

 

Wonderful night at the Mucky Duck in Houston w/Wendy Colonna & Charlie Faye

 

 

Breakfast at a host’s beautiful home after a great house concert the night before

 

 

 

Going for a swim in a natural spring in Austin. Cold but refreshing!

 

 

Back at home for a show at Brighton Music Hall with Girls Guns and Glory & Miss Tess (Jim Scoppa on guitar and thanks to Kathryn Garcia for the photos)

 

One of my new favorite venues! The Stoltz Listening Room at Avalon Theatre in Easton, MD. This place rocks and I can’t say enough good things about this audience!

 

September Newsletter: Summer Tour Recap, Car Singing and Fall Shows!

Backstage in Kansas City, MO

THIS ISSUE

Summer Tour Highlights

Muscle Shoals Mania

Gospel Songs from the Car

Fall Tour Dates

Cool Show Posters


Hello friend!

I hope you had an excellent summer. Mine was jam packed with shows from Boston to Kansas City. I met many great folks along they way and played some excellent new venues. I’m already working on my return tour for next summer!
Next up is a full band DC show this Friday, a short tour in MD, PA and VA with excellent singer/songwriter and killer guitar player Will Kimbrough. And TEXAS!! Yes, I’m coming to Texas in October/November, then back to Boston for a November 14 show at Brighton Music Hall with Girls, Guns and Glory and Miss Tess. There are other shows in between and after — check the list below for all dates.
Thank you for your incredible support. I’m 8 months into doing this full-time and it’s your encouragement that keeps me going!
 
Peace and love,
Amy
 

SUMMER TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

The midwest tour: Two people, one Matrix, one drum kit, one guitar, 5,000 miles, 12 shows in 12 cities and so many awesome folks along the way! 
 
Blast off from Somerville, Massachusetts! Our lab Sophie is in the photo, but she stayed home with a great caregiver. She’s happier on the couch than in the car!
 
This was first time that hubby, Ryan, played shows with me. He’s been learning the drums for the last two years so he can tour with me. Is that love, or what? <3 He’s a teacher and has his summer free for touring!
 
It was our first time in Cleveland, Ohio. And, yes, Cleveland does ROCK. So does the Beachland Ballroom and Tavern!
 
 
Columbus, Ohio rocked as well. We played this great place called Natalie’s for the first time and loved it! Then the next night shot a cool video in a barber shop. 
 
 
We did several in-studio performances for radio shows along the way including Folk Alley in Kent, OH and KDHX in St. Louis both recorded and filmed the session.
 

 

We had a couple of relaxing days with new friend/fans in St. Paris, OH. Can’t wait to return to their beautiful homestead in May for a Possum Hollow Log Cabin concert!
 
We really enjoyed the new venues we played including Fitzgerald’s in Berwyn (Chicago) and Knuckleheads in Kansas City (pictured). It’s so refreshing to play at venues that are really about the music. It’s THE BEST!
 
We spent A LOT of time on the road and made our way through tons of CDs. Yes, we are old school. No way to plug the iPod into the car, so it was stacks of CDs, baby! A guilty pleasure — singing to Neil Diamond at the top of our lungs! : ) “Love on the rocks…”
 
We were mostly inside for shows, but did play an outdoor festival on a beautiful day in downtown Woodstock, IL (where Groundhog Day was filmed)!
 
 

While touring we got to see family who live in the Midwest and South. It was a our first visit with our new little great niece in Indiana (so cute!) and my parents who live in Nashville came to visit us in Louisville. Loved getting to see them.
 

 

Taking a bow. Thank you to all the wonderful music lovers who came out to our first shows in these great cities. We will be back again next summer!
 
MUSCLE SHOALS MANIA IN NEW ENGLAND
 
Five shows celebrating some of the best music ever recorded! 
 
After recording in Muscle Shoals, AL this past summer, I put on a Muscle Shoals music show in Boston with friend and fellow singer/songwriter (and rocker!) Sarah Borges. It went so great that we kept it going — this summer it was Maine, Connecticut and several Massachusetts shows with audiences as high of 150 per show. It was great to see so many folks come out and enjoy this great music.
Stay tuned for more on a new Muscle Shoals-themed recording project!

GOSPEL SONGS FROM THE CAR SERIES
 
Ryan and I found a few ways to pass the time while in the car. One was singing. We both grew up going to church and singing a lot of hymns. We know other songs too, but the harmonies come so easy on songs that we’ve sung all of our lives. We recorded some of these songs while in the car and put them on Facebook. Seems they were a hit! We got messages from folks saying that they watched all of them with the family and were looking forward to more. Here they are in case you missed them…
(you’ll be prompted to log in first and then will go to the videos)

FALL TOUR DATES
 
Shows in DC, VA, MD, PA, TN, MS, TX, MA, VT, RI
Get all the details at www.amyblack.com/shows – New shows added often.

Washington, DC
Friday, September 5, 9:30 pm
FULL BAND
Hill Country Barbecue
410 Seventh Street NW
FREE SHOW

Ashland,VA
Tuesday, September 9, 8 pm
Special guest w/ Will Kimbrough
Ashland Coffee and Tea
 
Annapolis, MD
Wednesday, September 10, 8 pm
Special guest w/ Will Kimbrough
Ram’s Head on Stage 
33 West St.
 
Philadelphia, PA
Thursday, September 11, 8 pm
Co-Bill w/ Will Kimbrough
Tin Angel
20 S 2nd St.
 
Bethlehem, PA
Friday, September 12, 8pm
Co-Bill w/ Will Kimbrough
Godfrey Daniels
7 E 4th St.
 
Chattanooga, TN
Saturday, October 11, 8 pm
DUO
Charles and Myrtle’s Coffeehouse
105 McBrien Rd.
Tickets available soon!
 
Oxford, MS
Thursday, October 16, 6 pm
FULL BAND
Thacker Mountain Radio Hour
129 Courthouse Sq.
 
Dallas, TX
Friday, October 24, 8 pm
Special guest w/ Steel Wheels 
SOLO
Uncle Calvin’s Coffeehouse
Ticket on sale August 27!

Forth Worth, TX
Wednesday, October 29, 8 pm
In the round with Wendy Colonna and Elizabeth Wells
Circle at Live Oak 
 
Houston, TX
Thursday, November 6, 7 pm
w/ Charlie Faye and Wendy Colonna in the Round
McGonigel’s Mucky Duck

San Antonio, TX
Friday, November 8, 9 pm
w/Matt Harlan
The Cove
 
Austin, TX
Saturday, November 8, 8 pm
w/ Charlie Faye and FULL BAND
Strange Brew Lounge Side
Tickets available soon!

BOSTON, MA – Home Show!
Friday, November 14, 7 pm (early start!)
w/Girls, Guns and Glory & Miss Tess and the Talkbacks
FULL BAND 
Brighton Music Hall

Burlington, VT
Saturday, November 15, 9 pm
FULL BAND
The Skinny Pancake

Easton, MD
Saturday, November 22, 8 pm
DUO
The Stoltz Listening Room

Kingston, MA
Saturday, December 6, 8 pm
FULL BAND
South Shore Folk Music Club Coffeehouse

Woonsocket, RI
Saturday, December 13, 8 pm
FULL BAND
Chan’s Fine Oriental Dining
 

If you have suggestions for venues or want to host a house concert, please email us at booking@amyblack.com! 

An Evening at Music City Roots in Nashville

Screen Shot 2014-05-02 at 2.02.36 PMLast week I got the chance to return to the excellent Nashville show, Music City Roots hosted by Jim Lauderdale. It was my first time back in three years. The first time I was on, I got to share the stage with a band called The BoKeys — this time, the headliner was Amy Ray of the Indigo Girls (who was super nice, by the way).

Once again, I had a blast. I brought a killer band with me, including Lex Price on bass, who also produced my album “This Is Home” and Paul Griffith on drums who played on my “Muscle Shoals Session” EP. Good guys and GREAT players! Will Kimbrough had planned to play, but was deterred and got an excellent player, Kris Donelan, as his sub. And on keys was Jimmy Wallace, who did a stellar job. The audience was great and did an excellent job singing along on Cat’s in the Kitchen!

You can watch the entire performance of this episode below OR scroll down a bit to watch just one of the songs, Nobody Knows You.

Austin or Bust! Amy’s Schedule for SXSW

Boston to Austin

Amy is heading to Austin for the FIRST TIME. That’s right. And it’s for the madness otherwise know as SXSW. She will play a number of showcases while there with a full band (her friends Girls, Guns and Glory will back) and will open for Rodney Crowell in Houston while she’s in Texas. Dates and locations below…

Wed, March 12 – Opa Coffee and Wine Bar @ 9 pm, backed by Girls Guns and Glory
2050 S. Lamar Blvd.
GGG 10 pm & Sarah Borges 11 pm – Boston Night!
Fri, March 14 – 3rd Coast Music Not SXSW – Ladies Day
G&S Lounge @ 10 pm, backed by Girls, Guns and Glory
2420  South 1st Street
Sarah Borges follows at 11 pm
Sat, March 15 –  Folk Alliance International SXSW Party
Threadgills World Headquarters @ 1:30 solo
301 West Riverside Dr.
Saturday, March 15 – Opening for Rodney Crowell
The Firehouse Saloon, Houston, TX @ 8 pm
Sunday, March 16 – 3rd Coast Music Not SXSW
G&S Lounge @7:30 pm backed by Girls Guns and Glory
2420 South 1st Street
GGG at 6:30 and Baskery at 8:30

Recap: Boston, Nashville and Muscle Shoals Show w/Will Kimbrough, Spooner Oldham, David Hood, Shannon McNally, Bonnie Bishop and many more!

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What an amazing couple of weeks it’s been. I’m back home and am reflecting. Here’s a recap…

First the CD release shows at Johnny D’s Uptown Restaurant & Music Club with my awesome Boston band and my new friend Shannon McNally. I remember when I did my first late night show at Toad a few years back. I was unknown. And now to see almost 300 people come out to hear the music kind of blows my mind. THANK YOU, BOSTON!

Then on to the city that’s becoming my second home, NASHVILLE, where I played the The Bluebird Cafe with Will Kimbrough, Tommy Womack and Bonnie Bishop and then did a show at the Basement with a dream team of musicians who are band members of Emmylou and Rodney, KD Lang, Patty Griffin, etc. And they sure can play! The high point of the night for me was to see one of my greatest heroes, Rodney Crowell, in the audience. My heart be still.

Two days later, I’m in MUSCLE SHOALS, ALABAMA playing to a standing room only crowd with none other than the legendary swampers Spooner Oldham and David Hood. Shannon and her awesome band came up from Mississippi and joined in the fun!

The last leg of this trip was from Nashville to KANSAS CITY for the annual Folk Alliance International Conference, where Ryan and I spent four days handing out fresh baked chocolate chip cookies in our booth, meeting people and making music until the wee hours of the morning. Highlights included doing an official showcase with my friends Oliver Craven and Charlie Muench from The Stray Birds, getting to see Lera Lynn perform and hang with her, and getting to sit 5 feet away from THE Kim Richey in a hotel room and listen to her sing.

Thanks to may parents and my husband Ryan for all their support on this trip. We are just getting started. Miles to go before we sleep! More to come. : )

Thank you for Pledging for “This Is Home”!

Thank you for supporting my campaign for the new album! I reached my goal just in time and the project will be funded! If you didn’t get to pledge, you still can. All those who pledge will get the an MP3 of the album on January 18, my birthday and two weeks before the release date.  Click on the image below to pledge!

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