Sunday, February 17, 2019

What's On My Mind is HERE!

And you have choices on where to get it (each choice has a clickable link)

1) Come to a show

2) CD Baby is selling both digital and CDs

3) Amazon Music (digital)

4) iTunes/Apple Music (digital)

5) Bandcamp name your own price


ENJOY IT!! I think you will!

And- to help me, after you give listen, give a review... on ANY of the sites above... OR, spread a link on Facebook/Twitter/Instagram with your personal thoughts about the record. THAT is so immensely helpful. Tag me, but also tag your favorite support person... Rick Warren, Peter Tenerowicz, Mike Pagnani, Aaron Martin. They all worked so hard and they ALL sound so GOOD!

Thank you, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!!!


Sunday, February 3, 2019

CD Release Party and Digital Album Presale

CD Release Party


February 17, 2019, 6 pm

35 South 3rd Street
Hudson, NY  12534

We are gonna have FUN!! Rick Warren, Peter Tenerowicz, Mike Pagnani and Aaron Martin will be IN HOUSE, and we will be playing the complete album straight through, as well as other originals and covers, followed by a jam (bring your instruments and voices). OR Gallery and Tavern boasts excellent beer and a good, light menu, a fire and lots of friendly people (especially when we are playing!!)

I am so excited by this record, and I can't wait to let you hear it! Come CELEBRATE with us!!!

Buy from the Digital CD Presale on Apple Music or Amazon, get an extra song download NOW

To get your copy, you have choices- 1) buy digital now and get an extra song and delivery automatically on the 17th, release day, 2) buy a physical copy from CD Baby on February 17th (I'll remind you) or 3) COME TO OUR PARTY in Hudson NY!!!

Here are the links, with song previews:


AND PLEASE, if you like what you hear SHARE with your friends and family. I appreciate it SO MUCH!!!



Saturday, February 2, 2019

I Thanked Neil Young for wonderful shows in Minneapolis!!!



The story...

My friend saved me from buying anything at Nordstrom's by asking if I wanted lunch. No, but I'd appreciate the company. We hung out. Then I walked with him to near his place cause I was bored walking around here, and I went through that neat building I posted pics of today (on facebook). 

When I came back through the skyway, there was his son, Ben Young with a group of people around him.  One of those people was Neil Young, who was looking right at me when I looked at him. So, to be polite of course, I said, 'Hi Neil!'!!!!. he said 'Hi' back and smiled. I kept walking. 

But. He. Was. Right. There. My hero.

I turned around and walked past the group again. I heard Neil say as I walked past, Ok, this way, and they started down the hall behind me!!! I had just wanted to walk a ways past them and see if I could get a pic, but that was now impossible. So, I paused to look at something on the wall and collect my thoughts, got some courage and turned and walked right past them again. When I looked at Neil, he's already looking right at me. Again. (Maybe it was the NY hoodie? Or The 90 minutes I had right under his feet yesterday? Lol.) So I said something like, 'I just wanted to say, I am really enjoying these shows here in this place.' He nodded, and a big smile, and said, 'thank you very much' in that real sincere way that he says it from the stage... and we both kept walking. 

Yeah.

Saturday, January 12, 2019

February 17, 2019, OR Gallery and Tavern!


CD Release Party Advance Notice! Save the date!

February 17, 2019 at ÖR Gallery and Tavern, time still to be decided (but- late afternoon/early evening)!!

We are SO HAPPY to let you know that we have decided on a place to celebrate and present the new album, What's On My Mind. OR Gallery and Tavern- our first choice- has agreed to host us and we are SO pleased! This is a big room with a lovely beer selection, tasty foods (my favorite is the grilled cheddar and tomato... but they have a nice green salad too!), a real fireplace.... A great place to hang out!

I am hoping, for those of you not local, to have some facebook live happening or other live video (are you interested in doing that for us? let us know.....). Also, I hope to have an open jam following the show, so bring your instruments!!! Lets have a PARTY!!!

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

What's On My Mind- YES!!!

Sigh.

The record is done.

I am just waiting on the mastering. Mastering is a mystery to me. But-- I can't let you hear the music until it is mastered.

But here is the cover  :)



I was excited about the first record because it was my first. This time, I can say I am EXCITED about 'What's On My Mind' because I am very proud of it. I am proud of the sounds and very thankful to all the people who contributed to those sounds... Mixed and Mastered by Mark Dann. Recorded by Ted Orr at Sertso Studio. Then, keeping the beat for us on drums, the wonderful Peter Tenerowicz. Stepping in, the 'New Guy' to the process, versatile Aaron Martin, on bass. And then, there is the 'If it has strings or keys, sure, I can play it' guy, on violin, Mike Pagnani. Finally, Guitar Wizard, Rick Warren, sending us guitar oriented folks to the heavens and back.

I can't wait for you to hear how these men put their own marks on my songs. How the guitar and violin weave a tapestry of sound while the drums set the heartbeat and the bass provides this fascinating grounding..... Then there is the recording, mixing, and mastering, which brings the sounds together to best advantage.

This record has taken years, literally years, to be realized. Most of the songs were written a few years ago when my life was in turmoil. I discovered that many of the things that I thought were real, were actually just my imagination. I found out that I had wanted to see the people in my life in a certain way, but they were not that way. It was a jarring time, one of doubting my very understanding of life.

However, I got through it. So did everyone else. Putting out this record sort of makes it all final. In the past. At least the personal songs. The political.... not so much. I still think we need to find a way to talk to one another, find out that we are really more alike than different. That is the first song. The last is the healing song. There is a lot in between.....

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