Sunday 11/12 SAVE THE DATE:
I will be launching my new album campaign at Hotel Café
#hotelcafe Music starts 7pm. Get your tickets HERE as it will sell out!
I am back from Americana Fest and it was amazing! Every year my goal is to be in flow and let things unfold. Nashville was no exception. I stayed open to spirit, and the magic continued!
I put my best cowboy boot forward and Jill- my new publicist and I painted the town red. We’ve already started putting strategy in place for my album release. There’s a lot of prep for sure and a little scary!
But I remember that there is something bigger, more important than my fear. And I can overcome it, with Spirit’s help, with all your love and encouragement and keep myself accountable to my soul’s purpose.
Speaking of magic, one of the most magical and transformational experiences of Americana Fest was hearing singer Bettye LaVette. Without making any plans one night, my heart led me to the club 12th and Porter. When I arrived, I ran into Bob Boilen who gracefully took me right up to the front and next thing I knew, we were stage-side. You know when you are experiencing something sacred and special? Well, this was a once in a lifetime moment of moments! Hearing Bettye sing “Worthy” not only reminded me of the lessons with my beloved voice teacher, Mrs. Warren (who taught me not only about music, but also about life itself), it was another confirmation that I am on my path! Mary Gauthier who wrote “Worthy” then appeared next to the stage to film the song.
Mary is one of my songwriting mentors and has inspired me to be my authentic self and to step out and say, “this is my soul’s purpose!” Her encouragement is THE REASON that I was able to do the Indiegogo campaign and do the big ask and put myself out there. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I looked up and there she stood holding up her iPhone!
The combo of Bettye and Mary doing “Worthy” was so powerful. Bettye was the vision of strength and passion, singing from her soul. There was no way I could have known I would be in the most perfect place to hear Bettye that night, let alone run into Mary.
When I have so many moments of doubt and fear about taking the next steps, times like this show me what is possible. It was beyond kismet and I was meant to be there! We are ALL WORTHY, like the song title says, just as we are.
The biggest takeaway from my time in Nashville is to continue to trust, be in flow and connect with kindred spirits (like YOU!).
In the coming weeks, I will be sharing some of my new songs and talking about how they were written, what they mean to me, the stories behind the songs. I can’t wait to sing my heart out at the Hotel Cafe, like Bettye! Stay tuned for news about my upcoming album release and more live shows.
Meanwhile, watch Mary’s Video here…
We are going to pack the House! Get your tickets to the Hotel Café now!