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2 plus months out of retirement and my new job that I don't make money with is keeping me busier than ever. I have created a website that needs work all the time, try to post on my socials, am in the studio working on my 4th record and have a few shows lined up. Because putting my shows in my website is proving difficult, I'll put them here while I figure it out!

In one week 10/07 I'll open for Heidi Hoskins and Neil Phillips at  limited seating. To get the adddress 7-10, 15.00 -a bargain at twice the price!

Then, Oct 20, the Fallser Club in East Falls! This is a really cool venue with a bar! I'll be in a female fronted singer- songwriter round with Ginger Coyle and Lisa Jeanette.My goal is to do different songs for every show!!! Unless you really want to hear something I've done...[0]=AT2BzatFMNPW6MgnwQAM6yoZCicl-OLLkvSZTfVy9JxSl-ntuZRkdv57IMlrke75dDBmeb2XBPqowknq14ASKwEOwbPZ9epVZ_Jfpk1gsSWeHP7P8Id0O7BLF3fh0lZx9JsSri-7P_YdnvYfong3C10WUnXiieSj-axbckSJAXFvxDONWeOo

Then, Nov 10, I'll be in another singer songwriter round at the Kennett Flash! Another cool place with Tracy Colletto, Nancy Huebner, and Jessica Graae! BYOB-7-10.[0]=AZXAc8GWBZZSVzPQAC3tm5Ve2wiWcmu2DLG7Rx6y3ICZft0tkgRyuHTQ2n3AcezrWsPxvM3W_AH0Mj5WWlp8eY06iCPQhFOA6GRuTBxzA8wklcxugIhdSarlIe6gpzmZ7iVvBC3ewP52eQeT6UjB1Cf0s2TxKIB_peAya1KfOuajrA&__tn__=EH-R


Wow! So I left my job July5 and its been a month being out of work. You'd think I'd be lounging around eating bon bons and watching soaps. 
Busier than ever figuring, fixing, recovering, and organizing. 
One thing I just learned to do was put all kinds of videos in one place! so, I'm the featured channel on my other channel. 
For all of you who missed the big show on May 20, we have some videos. I plan on doing a single and a video every month. 
I'm back in the studio in the next week and a half and then the real work starts. I guess it's not retirement-it's re-invention! if you would be so kind as to  and subscribe to my youtube channel, you can see what I'm up to Begging is becoming more natural now! 

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— feeling optimistic.

Hey all!! So it’s getting close! 1 week away and I’ll be joined in a Nashville style round with 3 buddies to share songs and stories. Hopefully you can make it out and have a good time. Looking forward to seeing you there😀♥️🎶

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Me and More Me 

Hey all!!
So, my big 3 cd release was sold out and I was told that everyone had a good time. 
It was like a wedding!! Some of my favorite people in the world were there and I could only spend about a minute with everybody. After months of planning, the whole night went by in a flash. Special shout out to Margaret McClure for flying in from California to make me pretty. I'm told I am a BAD BARBIE! 😁
The dream band was terrific, everyone was amazing as usual, and I remembered all the words!! Hah!
After that, I subbed for my friend Nancy Huebner who got a sore throat, at the Royal a theater in Glenside. nice place with a great sound guy! Yay Tim! My round partners- Tom Cooney, Jennings Durand, and Annie and Todd were all great and we had fun. I saw a video of myself and it taught me a lesson. Slow down. Don't sing it like you can't wait to get it over with. Thanks to Karen Keyser. It's her favorite song and I bought a metronome to tempo out all my tunes. 
As if that wasn't enough, I opened the Cubizm Cafe concert series with some great friends and had a beautiful time. Meghan Cary and Peter Farrell, Marion Halliday, and Drew Calvin rocked that opener!!
Whew. It’s been a whirlwind.
I’m kind of tired of me right now.
I plan to do some Nashville style rounds in the next couple of months and have a co- bill with Heidi Wolfson in the fall.
My music life is picking up while my nurse life is slowing down. 
I have four shifts left before I hang up my scrubs forever. (I'm writing this on my break so it's 3 ½) Bittersweet. I have worked with the most dedicated nurses and comrades ( we went union) that anyone would be proud to stand with. Brave, compassionate, smart and funny, the bond that's created against difficult situations are strong. 
Everyone can still call me for little things or questions but I won’t be on the work side of a hospital ever again. Maybe a patient…
I will be posting from my website here.
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Full Band Show 

So after a long time not playing out, I'm doing a pull out all the stops, big shebang full band show on May 20! Some of the greatest musicians I know are doing this with me and I couldn't be more honored. There will be great back up singers, fellow singer-songwriters, to add the fullness. There will be a harmonica for mood and a violin for depth and of course, ME!

Since I couldn't really do cd releases in 2021 or 2022 because of the pandemic (I know, it sucked for everybody) this show is a 3 cd release unless another plague comes around. Then I'm gong to write books or something that doesn't require an in person audience!

I'm opening for myself doing Americana roots rock stuff. Then there will be an intermission where I change into my alter ego who does jazzier stuff. Two shows for the price of one! A bargain at twice the price!!

Depending on how this goes, and I think it will be great-I mean I'd want to see that, you may be seeing more of me  around doing the circuit.

DIY Musician 

DIY is Hard

If you are an Independent artist, you can either spend all your recording money on promotion and management or, you can do it yourself. DIY. 

The good thing about DIY stuff is that you have complete control of every word, every picture, every font and color and song. 

The bad thing is that DIY ie. create a website, a Spotify artist page, a Twitter account, Instagram, newsletter, timed song releases, email services, creating and growing fan bases, software platforms, digital distribution, PRO registration, copyrights, YouTube videos etc etc etc are so time consuming and left brained that the door to your right creative brain where all the magic happens, slams shut and now you’re a data processor. The last thing you ever pictured yourself doing. 

I know once set up is over and the maintenance process runs itself, it becomes easier to split your focus between creating music and creating content. 

One of the big problems for anyone who hasn’t been keyboarding since preschool is the lack of intuitiveness of the process. It’s the difference between the tortoise and the hare. Draggy and Zippy. 

Back when the internet was just a toddler, platforms were easier to navigate because they performed only simple functions. Now they do so many amazing things that one can’t understand how to accomplish even the simple tasks. 

Good thing is there is always someone to email or chat with that really doesn’t want you to give up. They may all be 14 year olds. Kudos to them for having patience with people who struggle with new technology. 

I tried to teach my mother how to use a computer to do her banking on an iPad for Facebook and her phone for texting. Every other day she would tell me that she wasn’t doing anything on electronics because it was too complicated. Mostly, she couldn’t remember her passwords. Then we would spend an afternoon getting new passwords because she would throw away the index cards I made for her. 

The final problem came when she installed a spam program that answered all her calls in Spanish. She was never able to access the messages on her phone again. No matter how hard I tried, I couldn’t figure out how to fix it. 

I had no more patience. 

Now I see how the world is changing so rapidly that at some point people feel left behind. I see it in my patients. Some have cell phones some use the push button phones at the bedside. 

I don’t want to be left behind yet. I will learn every platform if it kills me. 

See- I wrote this blog! Another small step. Score!

Life is Short 

The last year and a half has been hard on everybody. The Covid 19 pandemic is the defining event of our era. My grandparents had the Great Depression. My parents had the Viet Nam war. We got the pandemic. 

One thing we all got was a story. 

Some stories are about survival. Some stories are about emotional suffering and despair from isolation. There are stories about long awaited opportunities that vanished just within the dreamer's grasp. There was grief, loss, and uncertainty. 

But then there are also stories about creativity and motivation and lots of pet adoptions. Coping. Learning to paint, or  cook, and to appreciate nature and beauty. Lots of folks learned how to Zoom so they could be connected to others. Artists got tech savvy.  

Here's what I learned. Life is short. 

I am no stranger to death. I make my living as an RN in a busy urban hospital in Philadelphia. The pandemic was vicious. I was busy during the pandemic, covered in plastic and exhausted.  Then there was the fear. Lots of my co-workers got the virus. Most fared well. Others did not. I didn't get the virus. So random! 

I used to dream of writing songs for other people. I love sitting in my house and just thinking in song. Dreaming in song.I've played out with audiences and while I used to get extremely anxious about it, people seemed to enjoy it.  

Two years ago I decided to pursue a solo artist career. Why now? Am I too old? Why not?!!!! 

Writing for other people is fun. It's like acting. I got to be 18 again and worried about love. I got to be outlaw country or good old boy crooner. My big self question was who am I as an artist? What is it that I have to say? 

Between writing, recording, dodging illness, glitches with gear, others getting covid, I made a record. Three actually.  

I'm also one half of the Xconditionals, a San Diego based alt rock band with Margaret McClure. 

Now I'm just waiting for the perfect time and place to have a CD release event. Any minute now!

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