Mid-Atlantic Song Contest!
I'm so excited to say that Kevin Dudley's and my song, Chain of Little Crimes, has been selected as a Finalist in the 37th Mid-Atlantic Song Contest! Thanks to all of the hard work by the judges and a big ass Congratulations to all the Winners, Finalists and Honorable Mentions! To see an entire list of winners, click here!
It’s a Rockin’ Holiday!
It’s my favorite time of the year – Christmas and holiday performances! I’m super excited about this Saturday night, December 14th, and getting to share a special holiday show with my pals, Billy Coulter and Tony Denikosat the Music Cafe in Damascus, Maryland! I hear reservations are going fast so grab your seats before they are gone. You can call 301-253-1500 to ensure a seat. We’ll have a stellar band, too, with Max Evans, Arch Alcantara and John Shepherd and fun holiday songs. Don’t forget your mistletoe!
To get you in the holiday mood, I have a little tune for you titled, Let’s Get Busy. This is a real cuddle with your sweetie sort of song. I penned this with my pal and pianist extraordinaire, David Sobel, based in the San Francisco area. Another pal (I’m so lucky to have such talented friends!), Domenic Cicala, and I recorded a “dingle.” What’s a dingle, you ask? We did two songs so instead of a single… well, you guessed it, a dingle! All I want for Christmas and Christmases When You Were Mine. Christmas gifts from me to you!
Happy Holidays, peace, love and joy!
Thank you for supporting me and live music! And please continue supporting the small, independent businesses, venues, and musicians. We all rely on Y’ALL!
RIVERDALE PARK FARMER’S MARKET!
Too much fun equals getting behind in things… sigh. So tomorrow, yes, tomorrow Arch Alcantara and I will be at the Riverdale Park Farmer’s Market serenading you while you shop and listen locally. As I’ve said before, this is such a great hang (who knew farmer’s markets could be so much fun?!) and we love participating. I especially love our date tomorrow because it won’t be blazing hot – yay! There will be plenty to keep you warm plus it’s supposed to be in the 50s. Woohoo! We’ve been working a few new songs into the setlist so come on by and support your local musicians and market. You know you need something for your Thanksgiving table if nothing but some peaceful fun before the chaos next week. We are definitely thankful for you and your support!
SLATER RUN VINEYARD!
September has been a whirlwind so far! Last Friday night I went to see The Detroit Cobras at Hill Country DC – what a super fun show that was – I highly recommend checking them out if you’ve never seen them – it was my first time and they did not disappoint! Saturday the band performed at the Hyattsville Arts & Ales festival, and I was so grateful it wasn’t 105 degrees like the first year…then I hopped in my car and drove a little over three hours to Wintergreen, Virginia, to see a live, on the mountain, performance of The Sound of Music with some friends.
My first ride on a ski lift and it was wonderfully hilarious to see a stray nun here and there riding the ski lift, too, until performance time. How spectacular to see Maria run up the mountain singing, “the hills are alive…” Everyone had beautiful voices. The very handsome Captain Von Trapp just entered when it started to RAIN!!!! A sprinkle at first but Mother Nature was mean and hateful and made it rain harder so the performance had to be stopped. The crew waited 15 minutes to see if it would pass. We entertained ourselves under a tent by starting our own sing-a-long with a bunch of folks and drinking wine. 15 minutes more… then we noticed folks getting on the ski lift back to the main building so the rest of the performance was cancelled. Bummer, baby! We went to a restaurant with our new-found friends and met Brad Pugh of Practically Einstein on his break from performing solo. He was great and made the evening better after being so disappointed.
More wine, please! This Saturday afternoon, Scott McKnight and I will appear at Slater Run Vineyards from 1 to 4 p.m. This is my first time there so we’re really looking forward to being far outside the beltway for some peace and quiet and delicious wine. Please join us – just make sure you have that designated driver, y’all!
HYATTSVILLE ARTS & ALES FESTIVAL!
I’ve just about recovered from the super fun Hyattsville Porch Fest this past weekend where I hosted some wonderful performances by Ruthie Logsdon, Laura Baron, Siobhan O’Brien and Austin’s own Penny Jo Pullus!
Hyattsville has it goin’ on with all kinds of events throughout the year and I’m proud to be a part of this festival showcasing the multitude of talent here in the ‘ville. Not to mention the artists, and we have several distilleries and breweries and a meadery!! No renaissance clothing is required unless you want to sport your favorite bustier or tights. Come and drink (do not drive!! – have that Uber app all ready for when it’s time to toddle on home) and buy locally. Check out Tanglewood Works, Vigilante, Franklin’s and so much more…. Yeehaw.
The band and I will hit the stage at 1 p.m. sharp with music starting at noon with Trio Caliente and going until 6 pm! See the entire lineup here…
Rock on and big love, ya'll!