One year ago today, on July 8, 2013, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Today, I am Healthy, Happy, a bit emotional…and I don’t need to wear a bra. Ever again.
I am packing up for my second leg of my summer tour with the Bacon Brothers which takes me back to PA (Sellersville Theater on 7/11) and then on to New York (City Winery on 7/14 and 7/15). I can’t even begin to explain how incredibly satisfying it is to share the songs I’ve written over the last year with an audience. After the show, I am honored to meet so many survivors and care givers who were touched by my music. As an artist, I am always encouraged and propelled by the notion that music heals, unites and speaks to us when words fail. I love kicking back and watching the Bacon Brothers when my set is over. I’m watching my friends pour out their hearts, share their stories, and bring joy to so many people. We’ve worked together for 16 years now, and I am so grateful and honored to be able to share the road with them.
On the home front, Jette and Perry start Kindergarten this August and I will be home in time to take them to their first day of school. They are enlightening, inspiring, hilarious, challenging, and heart warming. Jette’s songwriting is mind blowing, and she shuns the idea that songs should be between 3 and 4 minutes. Her masterpieces are about 10-15 minutes in length and do NOT interrupt her. Perry is the first to grab the microphone at kid’s karaoke, and her favorite song to sing is “Everything is Awesome!”
Chip built us a beautiful studio (Man Cave?) and he’s been hiding away writing songs and producing tracks. We did all of the drums for my new record at our own Underland Studio.
It’s been a hot and humid summer in Los Angeles ~ feels like a sauna. I projected my own discomfort on my cat and gave him a “lion’s cut” today to get rid of the fleas and make him feel cooler. I just spent an hour trying to take his picture, but I think he’s traumatized and won’t come out from under the bed.
Hope you had a wonderful 4th of July and enjoy the rest of summer. Over the next three months, I will be gearing up for the release of “CURVE” on October 7th. You can pre-order the cd by clicking here. All the pre-orders really help with momentum for an indie-artist, so thank you in advance if you are so inclined to show your early support. I will post a stream for some of the tracks soon, so stay tuned!