We had a wonderful opportunity to be a part of Avalonfest in West Virginia this past weekend. We were one of four performers chosen as finalists for Songwriters Competition. At the end of Friday we were chosen as the winners of the Avalonfest Songwriting Competition. It was an honor to be their playing with such talented musicians for such a supportive audience! Thanks ya'll, we had a great time!
Here we are at the end of May.
I hear about the oil filling up the ocean
I see my garden slowly drying up for want of rain
I wake up cuddling a big pocket of worry and panic.
And here I am headed to the studio to sing, because singing is the best I can do.
So I sing for healing,
I sing for joy
I sing for a passionately flourishing earth
and pray that the vibration begins in the ocean and is felt with love around the world.
Yesterday was Mother's Day and I woke up to snow! I suppose my Kansas roots always tug on my soul when the last vestiges of winter hang on with a fierce grip here in northern country. I carefully carried all of my flats full of seedlings from the little greenhouse to the back room. They're craving the sun as strongly as I am.
I've finished writing another song for the new CD and it seems to be holding up to the others. I've got two more tracks to tweak and then I can take all of that material into the studio. I'm excited and nervous about how much needs to be packed into the next month and a half. One day at a time...it's just that they go so fast!
My experiment in growing out my hair indefinitely has officially come to a close. After weeks of dreadful reports about the disaster that is filling up the Gulf of Mexico, I finally heard something that I could do to help. It turns out that hair is a perfect substance to filter and soak up oil. They are coordinating efforts to get salons and pet groomers to collect all of their "trashed" hair and send it to help in the keeping the oil from completely destroying a complete ecosystem. My hair didn't last much longer. I now have a bag of hair that is working its way down to the coast and I am sporting a brand new hairdo.
That's all for today! Off to have a great day!
Here are the Visual Quest Art paintings! One of these will go on either the front or back cover of "From the Earth" to be released next October. YOU get to choose which one it will be!
You let me know which you'd like to see on the cover: #1, #2, #3 or #4 by just typing that number in a comment response to this blog!
Thanks for your help :)
I am putting out a call to all of you, whether you are adept musicians or prefer singing in the shower. I want to add your voices to my next recording. I am forming a recorded choir of all ages, abilities and walks of life....