My records are all creative births. They are the inspired and crafted musical poems and stories that encapsulate a certain period of time in my life. They are raised by a village – the band, producers, engineers and the team at the record label. And when the time is right, they are released out into the world, where they will grow, change, and form new attachments. If you happen to hold my baby, I hope you listen with your heart. She laughs, cries, and sings to you, and for you.

I hope you have had a chance to listen to While the Angels Sigh, which was released April 23rd. Autographed copies and merchandise are available from the Blue Élan store, and you can stream it on all major digital platforms. One of the most enjoyable aspects of this particular release has been my collaborations born of necessity. Since I haven’t been able to tour to promote the record, I decided to create content for the internet to support the release. I have hired wonderful dancers, actors, film makers, animators, and directors from all over the world to create video/visualizer companion pieces for each song on the record. I am truly enjoying this form of enhanced expression of the music, and I hope you do too! Please subscribe to my YouTube channel and check them out!

I was FINALLY able to perform live for an audience of 1 person + 2 camera operators and a video director for my CD release live stream. And in the first time in over a year, I was joined on stage by 2 other people – my new friend, Jesse DeCarlo (who lives near my new home in Carmel Highlands), and my long time writing partner/band mate, Paul Trudeau, who traveled up from Los Angeles. Now fully vaccinated, I can’t begin to tell you how good it feels to make music with other people. I look forward to the world continuing to open up so that we can all gather again, and give each other much needed hugs!

BamBam and Pebbles

I’ve been lavishing my extra affection onto my newly adopted kittens, Pebbles & Bam Bam. My 12 year old twins are finally back in school so thankfully, I can cross home school off the task list. I just need to teach my fur twins to stop destroying my furniture!

Lately, I’ve been spending more time out doors, exploring Big Sur and Carmel. I am very inspired by my new surroundings and the shift in perspective over the last year and a half. I’ll be sharing the new songs in the Pnut Gallery on Patreon.

I hope you and yours are well. I do love hearing from you – drop me a note ( and let me know how you’ve been and what music is resonating with you lately! I’ve opened up the tour book for 2022 and welcome your ideas. House Concerts and intimate shows are my favorite – let’s make them happen! Thanks for all of your support.


Seth and Tony Door Art

Over the summer, I performed for Seth & Tony’s House Concert series.   Not only did I enjoy L.A.’s finest taco cart and eat cake with my picture on it,  I made some new friends in a community that enjoys and supports independent live music.  When I heard that Kevin Fisher was going to be entertaining at the next concert, I quickly bought a ticket.

Let’s backtrack….  Before I played my first show back in the 90’s, I used to hang out at Genghis Cohen on Fairfax Avenue and learn by watching L.A.’s finest singer-songwriters.  Some of my favorites were Vonda Shepard (whom I’ve opened for several times over the last 20 years), Dan Bern, Danny Peck, Kevin Montgomery (who became a dear friend) and Naked to the World.  Kevin Fisher was the lead singer and songwriter of Naked to the World, and to this day, some of his songs are indelibly stuck in my brain.  We orbited in the same circles but never really connected until the night I went to his show at Seth & Tony’s.  As I remembered, his songs were poignant, funny and super smart.  We chatted after the show and made a date to try to co-write a holiday tune.  I had it in my head that I wanted to have something to release before the end of the year for my fans.

My first co-write with Kevin yielded the tune “Christmas in the Ordinary.”  It came fast and easily, and we decided to keep going!  In a p-nutshell, Kevin and I share similar backgrounds and values, and swim in the same head space.  On a whim, we created a side duo project and we’ve dubbed ourselves…. The Humming Bards.  Our first collaboration is a completely fan funded holiday EP called “Holy Common Ground.”   It’s a collection of songs for Everyone- “whatever you believe, whatever road you’re on.”    I hope you get a chance to listen to it!  The EP releases November 16th on my own JamCat Records.  There are only a few limited edition, autographed physical copies available in my store, but you can also download it from iTunes on 11/16.

Art by Lynanne Petroff (Please visit her page, Lynanne’s Creations on Facebook)

We’d like The Humming Bards facebook page to be a community that fosters and inspires creativity.  We were so touched when the gifted Lynanne Petroff  (@LynannePetroff) posted her artwork inspired by one of our online concerts.   (If you’ve never checked out my live Concert Window broadcasts, please do!  Be sure to register so you can participate in the live chats.  Most shows are free or “pay what you can.  Next show is December 2, 2018.)

Kevin and I are scheduling house concerts for 2019.  We will be performing our own material plus the new songs we’ve written (and continue to write) for The Humming Bards.   Please email me ( if you are interested in hosting!

Wishing you all a beautiful holiday season ahead. With much love and gratitude,

Cindy aka pnut

Our new EP! Available November 16, 2018

Waffle House Love Pat
Waffle House Love Pat

First, a huge thank you to my hosts Dale Pierce and Chuck Skipper in Charlotte for the fabulous shows last month.  I hadn’t been to the South in a very long time and in my entire career as a touring artist, had never before visited these two fine establishments:  The Cracker Barrell (introduced to me by my guitar slinging side kick and fabulous singer/songwriter- Kevin So) and The Waffle House.  Chuck treated us to a tasty breakfast as well as a spatula beating and spontaneous jingle writing session.  Witness it for yourself here:

Chuck & his staff at CGG Weath Management were fabulous to work with – I especially enjoyed having Chuck and his sons Cory & Jason sit in on a few tunes.   Dale Pierce hosted an amazing benefit for Different Roads Home with some of the biggest hearts in Charlotte.  Exploring the town and hanging out with my band mates Tina Trevino and Kevin So was a treat.  OH, and I would be leaving out a HUGE element of the tour if I didn’t mention Monk the blues singing fur child of Kevin.  Note to self: Singing Dogs will always steal the show.

Monk the Blues Singing Fur Child of Kevin So

Another highlight from the tour was a visit to i105.3 WFIV in Knoxville.  DJ Joe Stutler let me play a few songs live on air and just last week, played CURVE in its entirety.  Joe was the first radio program director to add CURVE to the playlist so as you can imagine, WFIV will forever have a place in my heart.  You can listen to this taste-maker station online at  Looking forward to returning to Knoxville, Charlotte, and adding Asheville into the mix in August 2015.

Me & Joe Stutler at i105.3 Knoxville WFIV
Me & Joe Stutler at i105.3 Knoxville WFIV


It was wonderful to see old friends in Nashville including Jenna vonOy Bratcher, Gary Harrison and ShowBiz Liz Morrin.  Special thanks to Aubryn Stevens for letting me play a featured set during her Monday Writer’s Night at Daisy Dukes.  A shout out to the Hotel Preston in Nashville for the pet fish, because everyone needs the comforts from home while on tour.  This little guy was very quiet and didn’t wake me up in the morning like my children.  I wanted to adopt him but alas, I had to give him back at the end of my stay.

Here's a pet fish per your request!
Here’s a pet fish per your request!

Home now for month or so, writing new songs, spending quality time with my family and friends, and playing a few local shows.  Last week I had a great time sharing the stage with Lisa Loeb.

Me & Lisa Loeb at Saint Rocke April 2015
Me & Lisa Loeb at Saint Rocke April 2015

Yesterday, I spent the afternoon cooking soup for a women’s shelter through an organization called  They refer to the charity as serving up “hugs in a bowl.”   Together with my producer Dave Darling (who has some killer knife skills), Toni Profera and her sister Joy, we created a delicious batch of Butternut Squash, Pear & Parsnip soup.  Yummmmm.

Making soup for
Making soup for




Next up – Jette & Perry’s Birthday Bash.  I’ve been planning my daughters’ 6th birthday at Lego Land as thoroughly as I plan my tours.  Speaking of, I hit the road again in July (East Coast), August (South) and September (Midwest with Gabriel Harley).  Check my tour schedule and if you’re in the area and would like your home invaded for a private concert, hit me up!  I promise I’m “mostly harmless.” (<–according to Gabe)

‘Til later,