Really excited to announce the new EP I've been working on will be available at shows starting this weekend, and online Monday, October 9th! It's a great collection of songs featuring a new version of We Belong and some other really cool (and kind of different) tracks. I'm so happy with the recording and big thanks to Otto D'Agnolo for doing such a great job mixing :-)
Wow! So excited to hear that my song "Thorn in Your Side" was mentioned in Billboard's article on songs about gender identity. Honored to be in such great company - if you haven't checked out Shea Diamond's video for 'I Am Her', it's a really amazing and powerful statement by an incredible trans artist.
Had such an amazing time playing at the Women's Redrock Music Festival in Torrey, Utah this weekend. The drive out there is surreal and beautiful and seriously makes you feel like you're driving on the surface of Mars or something. Got to hear some amazing sets by bigger names like Holly Near and Emily Saliers, and also some incredible performances from newer artists like Heather Mae and Katie Kuffel. Seriously, check out their music, they are so, so good. Headed up to the PNW for a couple of weeks and then spending a couple of days driving back to Iowa to start recording my new CD. Peace and love to all, be nice to each other, these are tough times.
Having a great time tooling around Germany with the band and one feisty but affectionate Yorkie. Meeting some truly amazing people, seeing some gorgeous countryside and also learning some important German phrases like, "Tell it to your grandmother!" Somehow managing to write some new songs on the mandolin in between shows and really looking forward to starting in on a new CD when I get back to Iowa. Lots of plans this summer, I'll be at the Wild Goose Festival in North Carolina in July and Women's Red Rock Music Festival in Utah this August and working my way west from there.
Headed off to Arizona in February for a few shows & really looking forward to catching up with all my friends in the Southwest! I'll be playing in Tucson, Phoenix and Sahuarita and have Feb. 16th & 18th open if anyone's interested in hosting a house concert. Also doing a couple of shows in Baja, Mexico if you're looking for something further south :-)
If you don't have it yet, my collection of Holiday Tunes is up as a free download this month :-) Also a few new blog entries to check out. Still tooling around Germany for a couple more weeks and be home just in time for Christmas. Happy holidays to one and all! xoxo