Larry Joe Taylor's Texas Music Festival 2014
Photo by Daren Davis
(That's me with my hands in the air!)
Howdy! Hi! Hey! Hello!
The highlight of my career (so far) happened this past Saturday night when I was a special guest at Larry Joe Taylor's Texas Music Festival. I got to sing in front of 15,000 - 20,000 people on stage with some of the greatest TX music artists. It was incredible. Larry Joe had me sing the last line of the last song of the festival "In the sky, lord, in the sky" from an old country gospel song called "Will The Circle Be Unbroken." I belted it out for all the cheering, radical, beer drink fans under a big Texas sky full of twinkling stars on Melody Mountain Ranch in Stephenville, TX.
My new friend, Mark McKinney, also asked me to sing a duet with him on the big stage. I literally heard the song about 4 hrs before I sang it and it was fabulous! I am so grateful to be a part of this music scene and supported by these talented folks who I respect so much!
Currently, I only have 2 shows on the schedule.. Which is good! WHY? It's been a long time coming and I have finally decided to record an album with producer, John Evans. John is a great songwriter, producer and musician - I am thrilled to work with him and really looking forward to what we will create! You can expect rock, folk, country, gospel and a ballad or two to tug on some heart strings.
This email update is also to put out the word that I will be launching a Kickstarter campaign to raise money for promotion and distribution for the album.. Something very necessary alongside releasing a product!
I am so humbled and grateful for all of the support that continues to come my way on this path. From family, to fans, to music venues, to musicians, to friends!
God Bless all of you!
Create the world you want for yourself.
How's life? Busy? Crazy? Meh? We all go up and down like that old crikety roller coaster I used to ride at 6 Flags in Denver, Co.
FIRST- I want to announce that we (the band and I) are playing at The Saxon Pub In Austin, Tx on Tuesday, May 6 at 8pm!! Please come, it's an early show and I am super excited!
I am sitting in my living room where this photo was taken (just now) and I am listening to Ryan Adams - Heartbreaker album. I love this album and there are, like, 5 songs about different girls and on the cover he has a cigarette hangin on his lips.. So mysterious & heartbreaker-ish.
I am really excited that I just got my guitar set up by a man in S Austin, TX named Tom Oatley. He's a guitar doctor and fixed up my sweet, dark angel song accompanist. I don't have a name for her. If you have an idea, pitch it in the comments below!
This Wednesday I will be leaving town for the Larry Joe Taylor Music Festival (largest Texas music Fest) where I will play on Thursday morning for the Bloody Mary morning show! You also may see me singing with LJT on Saturday night with thousands of people in the audience! Eeek. Something I have wanted to do since I was a little little girl.
I was introduced to this festival last year and got to stay back stage and meet lots of really cool folks. I got to sing with Larry Joe and it was crazy.. There was a (really drunk) girl in the front row reaching up for me like I was famous or something. She wanted to touch my hand so bad and she was drenched in beer. I threw her some beads I found on the floor of the stage and she seemed very grateful. At least I know I had one adoring fan for about 10 minutes, who may not have any clue what my name is- but, hey! That's besides the point ;)
I am also in early stages of pre production for an album - been a long time coming! I have chosen a producer to work with and I will tell you who soon! He's really great and I am very excited to work with this person.
Although I have a good amount of money to start off the album, I want to publicly announce that I will be launching a KICKSTARTER campaign in the next couple of months so that all of my friends, family and fans can be a part of the experience in helping us create and promote this album!
Be well and live in compassion with your passion!