Welcome to my site, to a new year, one that is hinting to be musically explorative, dynamically in-the-flow, and *empowering for female artists across the globe*
I am presently in Peru, writing from the third story apartment of my brother and familia. In between busking in cambios (little rocket-speed buses that zip around on rickety wheels), cooing and coddling my newborn nephew, puppy-snuggling and adventure-scheming (some things stay the same <3), I have been working on a new composition on the mandolin that I wrote in dedication to my nephew (sobrino, en español), Canción para Noah.
Life is full, and it's an odd and precious balance that I feel as the page turns to 2018. Being in Peru is so real, it's surreal. There's a constant drive of city-tones. Cacophonous symphony of horns and children hollering, dogs baying in a staccato triple-metre, and the constant rumble of motors like a collection of nearer and distant hives. It is such an enormous gift to visit my brother, and to be present at this time in the lives of my sister and nephew. I brought the mandolin with me for this venture, leaving behind my trusty fiddle for a few weeks. It feels good to be working on rhythm, chords, and picking technique more intensively. And of course, my brother has an acoustic guitar that I have been playing a lot since I got here, a Yamaha (like mine, but not) DWX-7C.
In February and March I'll be recording with No Pardon on our first full-length album, at the studio of my bandmate Chris' good friend, Marc Jeffares. Marc recorded our awArd-wiNning song (we placed third in a local rock radio station's, KWPT The Point, Cover Song Contest) written by Nick Lowe, (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding.
Also in the works is the second annual north coast mini-tour. I'm stoked to be playing again with guitar-wizard Ben Walden for a few shows in February, TBA.
I'll be posting a few new singles soon!
Thank you for tuning in, hope to jam in a town near you very soon.