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Writing, Recording and Live in Germany CD 

Excited to be back in Iowa and finally sitting still long enough to catch my breath. It's been an incredibly busy year, but it's equally great to get back to one of my favorite things - spending time with my guitar and feeling around in the ether for songs waiting to be born.

I'm also pretty jazzed to have some time to start recording a new version of 'We Belong' - the original was recorded back in 2003, and has since become one of my most-downloaded tracks on iTunes. Producing and engineering is probably my 2nd favorite thing next to writing - it's a lot like painting, and it's such a joy to give this song another incarnation. (It'll be released as a single later this year.)

Project #3 is a Live CD recorded in Germany last year with Micha Maass and Amy Zapf - we're in the mixing process right now and will be a doing a smallish kickstarter to finish up graphics, mastering and duplication. Right now it's only available in the US through the kickstarter campaign, so make sure to sign up if you want your copy :-) 

Auf Wiedersehen! 

Tucson 

Happy to be back in my old hometown of Tucson for a couple of shows this week! Tucson is where I got my start, figured out who I was, transitioned and really found my voice literally and figuratively. There's such an incredibly supportive and diverse community of artist and musicians, and I had no idea when I moved here (pre-transition) back in the 1990s that it would be such a great place to be trans. It's such a joy to come back and reconnect with so many people who have supported me at every stage of my personal and musical journey. It's also 60 degrees warmer than where I flew out of and nobody's complaining about that either :-) 

Holiday CD (It's free!) 

I really love the Christmas season, something about the longing for light in a time of darkness really resonates with me. A few years back I was recording a song every year for Christmas and giving it away, and then it became a collection of songs, and then a CD (or a download at least.) It's up on my website for free this month and you're welcome to download, enjoy and share it as much as you want. I so appreciate you making it possible to do what I do, and this is just one small way of saying THANK YOU for your love and support throughout the year :-) Happy holidays, wishing you love, light, warmth and comfort this season and all year long. 

Studio Wiesenburg 

Just released some more footage from the German tour, this is a really cool recording studio that does video and hosts live concerts:

 

German Music Awards 

Exciting news! Jjust heard that Ditch Lilies has been nominated for the German Music Critic Awards. Winners will be announced in August, keep your fingers crossed :-) 

Back from Berlin 

Finally back from Germany after almost 7 weeks, wow! Had such a great time playing with Amy and Micha, here's a little video from our performance at Kulturbrauerai in Berlin:
 

New CD Digital Release!  

Just a little note to let you know the new CD, Ditch Lilies, is available digitally now! It's up on the website with a few cool extras like full CD artwork and liner notes, plus a little something called "Stories Behind the Songs". Also available on iTunes and CDBaby. So excited for this, hope you love it as much as I do! 

The Record Industry with Otto D 

Excited to be the guest The Record Industry with Otto D this Monday (3/9) at 7 pm west coast time! Otto mixed and engineered the new CD, and we'll be chatting about everything from musical influences and microphone choices to "showcase" gigs in grocery store parking lots. Direct link to the show here
 

Streaming Live on Sunday 2/15 

First StageIt show of 2015! Streaming live from Northern CA, playing a bunch of stuff from the new CD. If you haven't checked out one of these shows, they're loads of fun - super intimate and casual, and there's a chat feature so you can ask questions and say hi and stuff. Takes about 3 minutes to sign up at www.stageit.com :-)
 

Next Show

Fri. 2/19

Java John's
400 W. Water St. 
Decorah, IA
8 pm


Thurs. 3/10

Musically Chic
Charlotte LGBTCC Benefit
Visulite Theater
1615 Elizabeth Ave. 
Charlotte, NC
7-10 pm
$15 adv/$20 day of show

 

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