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We Did It!  Podcast

Thanks so much to everyone for backing my kickstarter! I'm super excited to say that we were 105% funded and we're already working on graphic design and mastering. I'm just really, really excited to bring this collection of honest, vulnerable and very personal songs to you. This album is a little more intimate than some things I've done in the past few years - there are really no drums on it, except for a few handmade ones and a pair of brushes on a desktop or guitar case. OK, and I did use a suitcase for a kick drum a couple of times. But mostly I really wanted to give the songs and the lyrics a chance to shine and speak for themselves with just minimal production. Here's a little preview of the unmastered tracks just to give you some idea of the flavor of it:

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  1. Simple Life Preview

Kickstarter! 

The rumors are true! I just launched a kickstarter campaign for my new CD, The Simple Life. Check it out here

 

We Belong EP  

OK, it's here! The new We Belong EP is here on my website as a download and CD, check it out and hope you love it as much as I do :-) 

We Belong 

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 :-) 

Billboard 

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. 

Utah 

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. 

Frühling 

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. 

Raising Arizona 

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 :-) 

Happy Holidays 

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

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