I hope everyone is keeping warm during this winter cold front on the East Coast. Our heater went out last night and so I am now camped out by our lovely little fireplace with my husband and kitties. What a nice change up from our usual morning routine. Here in Florida we’ve had such a warm winter up to this point, it is really nice to be able to use some of the wood we’ve accumulated over the past year from fallen limbs.
Great News! I’m thrilled to announce that I’ve been invited as an artist for the Will McLean Festival. This is my favorite Florida festival (March 11-13)! If you haven’t been to this festival and you live in N. Central Florida, you should definitely check it out. Just the right size, great music and lovely wooded setting.
Every once in a while someone says something really nice about my music and I’d like to share this with you:
We are listening to your wonderful album, “Rise” in the car. Your voice is simply gorgeous!! So liquid and pure. Just got through the first two songs so far and your tone and the evenness of it across your register is so striking. You have all the best vocal qualities of Mary Black, and that’s an extremely high compliment coming from me. I love your song writing too. It’s really classic stuff. “Rise Up Singing” is a perfect sing-along, (may I sing harmony with you sometime?) And “Harvey’s Song” reminds me of the best of the Irish ballads, a la “Anachie Gordon” and the like. Can’t wait to hear the rest of it. – Maura Kennedy of THE KENNEDYS.
This week I’ll be heading up to New Bern, N.C. for a house concert (Thurs Jan 28) along with my friend and fellow songwriter, guitarist extraordinaire Lauren Heintz (www.laurenheintz.com). It’s looking like a full house is reserved and we are super excited to have been invited back.
Upon my return from N.C. I’ll head right over to Gatorbone Studios in Keystone, FL where I plan to track two more songs for consideration. It is going to be a challenge to get everything together in time for an Earth Day release. Wish me luck! For the cover design of the new CD I am planning to include a marvelous photo by one of Florida’s premier nature photographers, Mac Stone (www.macstonephoto.com). Check out his work, it is beautiful. To order your CD in advance email firstname.lastname@example.org
On Feb 6th, my friends Penny Nichols (www.pennynichols.com) and Glen Roethel (www.glenroethel.com) will join me for a show at Sandhill Stage. Last October, the Far West Folk Alliance awarded Penny Nichols the Best of the West Lifetime Achievement Award. A well respected singer, songwriter and harmony arranger, Penny is also founder and director of SummerSongs songwriting camps in NY and CA. I met Glen Roethel, at the NY camp where he is well known for leading all night jams with his mastery of untold scores of popular songs. A versatile guitarist, Glen’s energetic performances combine heartfelt songwriting with impressive vocals. I look forward to sharing the stage with these fine artists. Hope you can make it to the show!
Most importantly, thank you so much for your support. It is always an honor and a great pleasure to share my music with you. Below you will find the current schedule for Sandhill Stage. Hope to see some of you there!
Stay warm and healthy my friends,
Upcoming shows at Sandhill Stage
Prairie Creek Lodge, 7204 SE CR234, Gainesville, FL
Shows at Sandhill Stage benefit non-profits Alachua Conservation Trust & Conservation Burial, Inc.
For information and reservations email: email@example.com
SAT FEB 6, 7:30 PM
PENNY NICHOLS, GLEN ROETHEL & ELAINE MAHON
TUES FEB 23, 7:30 PM
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND
FRI APRIL 8, 7:30 PM
CD RELEASE SHOW
THURS APRIL 28, 7:30 PM
THE SULTANS OF STRING
ENERGETIC, AWARD-WINNING CANADIAN INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLE THAT COMBINES ELEMENTS OF SPANISH FLAMENCO, ARABIC FOLK, CUBAN RHYTHMS AND GYPSY-JAZZ.
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