I had a chocolate doughnut and a coke for a snack this morning and feel much better about the day. I'm not sure if I should admit this, but my mom used to take me for a doughnut every morning on the way to santa barbara jr high. Then in Health class we would talk about how you should NOT eat doughnuts for breakfast. And yet, I still love it. Thanks mom, for believing in me and teaching me the value of a good doughnut.
And as that relates in no way to music... back to business.
I spent an amazing week at the Rocky Mountain Folks fest and then last week went to Nashville for the Americana Music Conference. Americana is my kind of genre, no one really knows how to pin it down, but I will tell you that so many of the folks I LOVE are in it: Patty Griffin, Darrell Scott, Buddy Miller, Avett Brothers (pronounced like 'shave-it'-thanks mary gauthier for clearing that up, i'm still hoping someone can teach me to pronounce Bon Iver). Oh and did I mention that Robert Plant and his Band of Joy closed out the Awards show at the famous Ryman Theater. Yeah, I was in love all week. Nashville is cool town, I would move there in a heartbeat if I could, it really feels like you can reach out and touch the dream there. Stayed with my friend Katie Herzig and if you don't know her music, you should jump on itunes right now. She is touring with Brandi Carlile as we speak, so check if she is coming to a city near you :)
Another great project I am involved with is a group called The Lower Lights, it is part hymn, part revival and all awesome. The album just came out, download it, buy it, listen to it HERE.
I am still piecing together the tour...just added shows in Chicago (Uncommon Ground (10/28), San Diego (Lestats 12/2)...
and I am Seeking House Concerts here:
Bay Area in CA (Dec 1, 8, or 9)
Portland, OR or Vancouver Canada (Jan 17, 18, 19)
And now for the gift of the day...
Jed Wells has created a wonderful short film about the Making of "Someday, Someday" and it also includes what my life looks like, house concerts, and being a mom and a musician. It will be avail for purchase on Oct.12. BUT for now, here is a sneak peak into the makings of this new album. Enjoy.
love and doughnuts.