Today I begin this with Aretha Franklin on Pandora. I always hear a song I am not familiar with, and every time I am absolutely blown away by her! Plus, she puts me in the best mood! I still can’t believe the woman of my dreams took me to see her! When someone makes all your dreams come true, you KNOW it’s meant to be. Whenever Miss Debbie Downer starts sniffing around my skirt, I just need to think of how blessed I am. I am truly loved. So Thank you I say!! Life is so good, it IS so easy, all good things come in abundance and there is plenty for every single one us. Oh yea!
”The last bits of SXSW 2012” I have much gratitude for the people and venues who host local “unofficial” showcases.
Melissa Martin & Chase Martin of OUTlander http://www.facebook.com/theoutlanderproject?ref=ts,
Killer Bramer of Killer Artists Agency http://www.killerartistsagency.com/
Hector Ward www.hwbigtime.com
Rusty’s www.rustysaustin.com/, Oil Can Harry’s www.oilcanharrys.com
Uncle Billy’s (barton springs) www.unclebillys.com/bs-landing/
Austin Java (barton springs) www.austinjava.com , Molotov www.molotovlounge.com
Here’s the last video to capture a little bit of the last day. Catch a snip of one of my all time favorite songs ‘Midnight Train to Georgia’ originally performed by Gladys Knight and The Pips www.gladysknight.com. Written by Jim Weatherly, whom I saw at The Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, TN. Remind me to tell you that story. What a good time! If you have not seen her live, I simply say GO!!
Also, learn about “parking magic”. Didn’t think it would be educational too did ya?
Well, we continue to video, so more to come. This Saturday April14th, I get to play a very popular House Concert called Almost Austin House Concert in Pasadena, TX. www.facebook.com/groups/50882604441/ Joining me will be Sue Pierce on keys, Jason McCollum on bass, both from Barbara Lynn’s backing band in Beaumont.
I share the stage with Susan Gibson at Rusty’s.
Tomorrow I record the grammy award winning saxaphone player, Joe Morales, on my song ‘I Give Myself Away’, for the new CD. This is going to be amazing! Lastly, I just met with Nathan & Robert of The Music Bus Rocks! Yep, a school bus that comes to your home to teach your kids or you how to play an instrument, sing, and more! They’re also beginning to take the bus to schools to teach entire classrooms. I hope to have the priveledge of working with them by exposing the kids to women in music especially early Soul/R&B, and share my love for the fine craft of harmony singing. ‘Cuz we all know, or should know what bad a’s the Sweet Inspirations were! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweet_Inspirations
Thur. April 12th-Vino 100 (Round Rock), 7pm newly added!
Fri. April 13th- Zed’s (Parmer & I-35), 6pm.
Fri. April 20th- Rusty’s, 10pm with the fabulous Susan Gibson playing 7-9pm.! www.susangibson.com (she wrote Wide Open Spaces recorded by The Dixie Chicks!)
Sat. April 21st- Vino 100, 7pm. (Round Rock)
Sat. April 28th- Solaro Estate Winery, 3:30pm. (Dripping Springs) It’s early, and it’s wine! It’s also quite beautiful in Dripping Springs
Well, you know who I’m off to see..don’t ya? Come to a show and tell me who, and I’ll give you a free copy of my CD ‘Simple’. xoxo