Going solo (for a weekend).


You might be think I’m talking about a solo music project, but that’s not quite it. You see, I’m about to go solo: two whole nights without Annabelle. This weekend the Good Lovelies head out on a short 2 1/2 day trip to Minnesota for some shows. It’s been a long time since I have been in the tour van…   …read the rest.

Sea-Legs Collective: First Ten


About a month ago, my friend and blogger Jen Ochej asked me to write a guest entry on her great East-Coast based music blog Sea Legs Collective. The feature she asked me to write was part of the blog’s “First Ten”; every week she has a musician turn on shuffle on their music device, list the first ten tunes that…   …read the rest.

Annie's big girl bed.

Chronicles of a Sleepless Singer


This is my new mantra: “I’ve had a lot of worries in my life, most of which never happened”. – Mark Twain. As I mentioned in a previous blog about my vocal health, my vocal coach has told me that I need sleep above all. It’s the number one way to heal overworked vocal cords. This week I also went…   …read the rest.

I Want My Voice Back.


I’ve alluded, in posts of late to my diminished vocal health. I’ve been having difficulty with my singing and speaking voice since late June. That’s a long time, with no great improvement. And, after two weeks at home, nothing is changing; it’s almost getting worse. I’m really starting to worry. Just last night I listened to a song I’d recorded…   …read the rest.

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