Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Check this out!

I want to thank Katharine at for the interview, article and posting my music on her magazine website.

This place is not only a GREAT place to find music, but other women that have fascinating stories about their lives and what they do.

Check 'em out:

The Fabulous

Thank you Janine, Katharine and everyone at The Fabulous Woman for supporting my music.

More to come...

Friday, December 26, 2008


Normally I would post this on New Years day..but I am feeling the need to write today. I have looked back the past year what I have accomplished and am feeling pretty good about it.

Thank you to Heath Vercher for giving me the great idea to write my goals down. Which I did, and have accomplished most of them for 2008. Today I will spend some time writing goals for 2009. One of my goals for 2009 is to release Trillium. I have a date in mind, however.. every time I have given dates to release this album, its jinxed it! hahaha. So, I will keep that date quiet until things look more together and more likely going to happen.

This year has been a rough one for me. I've gone through some very personal struggles, which I still am dealing with. I do have a positive outlook tho, I will never let these problems overwhelm me and beat me. Sure I have my bad days... but I refuse to be a victim. I refuse to let myself be overwhelmed. I will stand against the wind no matter how hard it blows.

Major changes going on in my life, all good. Nothing sad, just things I have needed to take care of for quite some time. I have the support of my family and friends and that is important to me. While I could go into all of this, its too personal for me to talk about openly. Just know, that I am happy with everything that is changing around me, and in me; its all good.

In my short life, I have learned many things. One of the many items of my personal growth is that we all are human. We all do things in our lives that may go against the status quo, or can hurt. I'm telling you, don't ever judge each other by some of the mistakes we make. Because, sooner or later the things we judge each other by will come into our own lives. Is better to love one another for who we are and not what we want each other to be. Each of us are different, viable, wonderful persons. How we live, what we do, happens to be personal choices. We all make mistakes, that is how we learn and grow.

I've made some fabulous friends in the past year. I feel very fortunate for having all of you in my life and making a difference in my life. I thank you for your love, friendship and support.

This coming 2009 I feel as if I am on the brink of new challenges. Although, I don't welcome the painful growth that come with those trials, I welcome the better person that I will become.

Wishing you all a Happy 2009 filled with your desires.

More to come...

Thursday, December 11, 2008

New rough Mixes of Midnight and Nantucket posted..

Click here to listen: New Music

NEWS! I just uploaded rough mixes of Midnight and Nantucket! Go listen, eat some chocolate, comment, party, drink some champaign..or hot chocolate...

Midnight features me on the Steinway B, Jeff Oster on Flugelhorn and Eugene Friesen Cello. Nantucket has me on the Steinway B, T Bone Wolk on Bass guitar and Accordion, David Cullen on Acoustic Guitar.

I go back to Imaginary Road Studios in January to record The Crystal Fields and A Roses Tale.

The big question burning in your minds, I am sure is when.. WHEN???!!!! I don't want to set a date because then I might jinx it. Just know its early 2009.

More to come...

Friday, December 5, 2008

Imaginary Road Studios Monday November 17

Monday morning came very fast. I was running a bit late, I needed to be up at the studio before 9:30am. I ran out the door and made it to the studio just as T Bone was setting down the bass guitar track down.

What a treat for me to watch this legend play such effortlessly. He got the track down, and then we listened to Nantucket and it sounded fab, of course. T Bone then went to get his accordion. He felt that it would sound great with the song. I was not so sure. When he started to play the track with Nantucket.. wow, it really added to the song. I enjoyed talking with him and enjoying his quick wit, and just the fun person he is.

After T Bone, we had lunch from the awesome Newfane Cafe. Food from there was fabulous.

Then Jeff Oster came to the studio to put down the Flugelhorn track for Midnight. The whole time I was at Imaginary Road, the studio has a very magical quality about it. I don't know if that was just me, or what.. I still feel that way.

Jeff Oster

The day started to take on a more chilly feel outside. While Jeff was recording his track, snow flurries were falling outside. I can't tell you what I felt then. It was as if, Nature was adding its say to the music.

Snow Flurries!

I took this photo during the session. It was very surreal. Once Jeff added the horn tracks, we all sat down to listen to what was accomplished. I. was. IN. tears. I know that sounds silly.. but I cannot tell you how this meant to me to be there, to work like this and to hear the music turn out the way I have always wanted to hear it. With Jeff and Eugene on Midnight with me on the Steinway, I could not stop myself from getting emotional. I can't wait to share what we accomplished that day. I must be patient tho. Once I receive the mixes from Corin, I'll be posting the music for you to preview.

Thank you for being with me along this journey. Its been about 2 and a half years in the making. We have more work to do.

More to come..

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Imaginary Road Studios Sunday November 16

Sunday November 16th, the morning came with some clear yet very bone chilling cold weather. I received a phone call in the morning from Will to come into the studio and rehearse. So I grabbed a quick breakfast and was off. ( are u kidding.. to play on the Steinway B.. I am like so THERE! lol )

Most of the leaves were off the trees while being there in November. The pine trees have their moment because they are so green. The river I drove along kept tempting me to stop driving and just get out of the car and watch it roll merrily down its course. I saw one of those covered bridges. I should have taken the time to walk through it and take pictures however, I didn't because the piano was haunting me to come and play it.

I arrived and went inside and started playing my heart out. To feel the piano's keys under my hands.. surrendering to my touch, what a beautiful feeling to play a piano that felt and sounded real. I had not been on a piano of this caliber since my college days. Sure I have an upright here in my home studio.. but oh to have a Steinway at my finger tips. THIS was heaven! To be alone with this instrument oh... such rapture. I can't even tell you the feelings I had playing.

The day wore on, I can't even remember what I had for lunch and what I did, because I was distracted by the piano. I know I talked with Will for a bit. I then went back to the hotel. Jeff Oster came into town to be on Midnight on Monday, so I was able to spend some time with him and talk with him about the music. Its so cool to meet like minded musicians that feel the same way I do about music.

More to come...