So I am happy to report that yesterday I just got the MASTERED VERSION OF MY UPCOMING EP!! Yes, I am shouting that. It’s taken a little longer than I had anticipated, but art happens on its own time. It’s also very exciting to step into a new sound that actually feels like home. This city girl’s gone country. It feels so right.
This summer I’ll be playing the Ravinia Festival (http://www.ravinia.org/ViewDate.aspx?show=571) with 3 women that I have idolized, studied and covered back when I just starting singing and performing. Joan Osbourne, Paula Cole and Melissa Etheridge.
I used to sing Joan Osbourne’s “(What if God Was) One of Us” in church with my dad when I was 14.
I learned how to tell a story through song with Paula Cole’s “I Am So Ordinary”.
When I was at Boston’s Berklee College of Music I was chosen to sing Melissa Etheridge’s “I’m the Only One” at Singer’s showcase…and then years later I actually got to sing that song with Melissa herself as she was getting her star on the Walk of Fame.
You know, this year’s been an interesting one. There’s been a mad whirl of changes. My heart was broken by the man I thought I’d spend my life with, I ran out of all of my money and living on couches but now I feel like the pendulum is swinging upwards. It has to…I’ve gone down and now there’s always up.