July 17, 2010

The first blog for the new site!! Yippeee!  I am over the moon with this new site guys! First of all, thank you to my wonderful and talented boyfriend Rob Bennett for the photos. I really think they make the site! And secondly, thanks to the guys at Route Design. Seriously everybody...if you need a website, these are the guys for you. They are so wonderful to work with.  Professional, but very chill and cool guys as well. So holla if you need a site done! And the best part is...I now update it MYSELF! So that means more current blogs and more up to date stuff. Woohoo! ;-)

So....as most of you know I was just in the Berkshires for the last month doing a dream show of mine, "The Last Five Years."  

I gotta say...there probably isn't another thing I'd rather do every night at work then sing Jason Robert Brown tunes.  His music has always grabbed me and I know it's partly because it feels like it's written for my voice with the range and style...but even more so, the story telling. I just think his songs are a dream for any singer/actor. All you need is right there in the song and it such a joy and pleasure to just be in the scene every night.  The team we had was great and I felt like we really analyzed the piece in an interesting and new way...staging it with us on stage the whole time, adding to the dynamic of the relationship and also allowing us to have different journeys being there to hear the other persons song while you were moving through our stuff to get to your next one. It really was a special experience and I can only hope I get to do that show again...and more of JRB's work in the future. One of my favorite shows I've done for sure.

Now I'm back and getting back in the swing of things. It feels good to have some down time. Not sure how long it will be, but I want to take advantage and play some guitar and work on the album. The album is coming along much slower than planned guys...which sucks. I'm bummed about it, but it really is tough to schedule time to do it when you and your MD are working all the time. So I'm trying to figure out how to remedy that now and hoping to get in the studio by the late fall. No Xmas release sad to say :-(  ...but this thing IS happening...so thanks for all the support and your patience. I just want to do it right rather than fast...so I will take as long as I need to make it how I want it to be!

Hoping to put a solo show together soon if a gig doesn't come up right away. I want to play more of my own tunes and start getting out there with that. I'm a bit scared...playing guitar in public is one scary thing, but playing my own tune AND the guitar in public...whole nother thing! SCARY!  But I'm working on it and that is a goal of mine, to conquer that fear. So thanks for the support with that as well and more to come on that front.

Thanks to all who made it out to the Berkshires. I felt a lot of fan love out there with your visits and messages...so THANKS!!  Stay tuned for more frequent blogs, upcoming goodness and check out the new site if you haven't already. Really proud of it! Back soon.... ;-)