Harmonies with Lise Welsh 

From a young age I have always loved harmony.

In church, my Aunt D would encourage me to sing in the choir. I would follow her lead as an alto, studying her strong voice. What I loved most was the challenge. It wasn't the easy route like singing soprano. Melody is obvious. Harmony is not.

I hear harmonies on most of the material I write. In planning for the Paradise Grange gig this upcoming weekend, I have had the honor of working with the amazing Lise Welsh. We met a couple weeks back to review the harmony I have always heard on Down Low, Won't You Feel and Together. The moment I heard her sing (the lines I've had in my head for YEARS), I got insta-goosebumps. I almost cried I kid you not.

I'm really looking forward to sharing the stage with Lise. She is a very talented woman and Saturday night is going to go down in the books as one memorable evening. 

Busy Week- 4th of July, Paul Bunyan and CD Release 

When it rains, it pours.

Son and I took our annual trip up to Mt. Shasta City to perform as a duet in the walk/run. This gig is a trip. The two of us on this itty bitty stage up high with runners/walkers whizzing by us. Vertigo. Best part about it is the love we receive from the crowd. Energy! Love it.

On Saturday, the band played the Paul Bunyan Mountain Blues Festival in Westwood, CA. What a beautiful venue nestled under the pines. It was a warm, delicious day. Nothin' Personal (out of Sacramento, CA) followed us with some classic rock n' roll.

The big news this week was the release of our first CD- only two years in the making! The project encountered delays thanks to me, busy starting my own family. The making of a cd is just like having a baby though- planning, patience and persistence. Maybe not as painful though.