I realized I haven't given an update in a good while, so I wanted to fill you in!
Since May I have been performing at The Saxon Pub with a full band backing me. It has been a really great experience & I have learned a lot about collaboration, leading a band and arranging songs. The Saxon Pub is a wonderful, legendary music venue in Austin that I am happy to say I have played. Along with playing band shows, I have been playing solo shows and refining my guitar playing and vocals. What I have really been focusing on is performing the songs and on what the message is in each one. I have been writing a lot on guitar and piano and it's opening up my mind, creation is endless in the world of art. I also have recently picked up playing the bass and I produced a song for my friend, John Scholten, in the studio. I felt so comfortable and good in that role and am excited to explore that creativity more in the future! The music business needs more chick producers, don't ya think???
The BIG news is that I have finally started to record an album. It has been a long time coming and I am thrilled this process has started! I am working with a great producer, Roy Taylor. Dony Wynn on drums, Craig Ross on guitar & bass and Brian Beattie on bass and piano. We started recording at Brian's studio called The Wonder Chamber, a great studio off of S. Congress in Austin aka SOCO. It has a really incredible, open vibe for creation and focus. It was an amazing experience to record with these guys and I look forward to creating with them in the future. It felt like magic.
I promise to keep you all updated about the album release when it gets closer to that time! Now, I am enjoying writing with others, learning new instruments and being immersed in the Austin music scene & beyond.
My wings will grow
My heart will sow