Hello Friends! Merry Christmas Eve. 🙂 Last year, I did a cover of Willie Nelson’s “Pretty Paper”. I thought I would share it today, to be festive. I love this song and it’s message. There are so many out there who are less fortunate or have fallen on hard times. It breaks my heart, but I try to counter it by being thankful for what is in my life that is good, and contributing what good I can to the world. I am grateful for my friends, my community, my craft and the hope they bring even in dark times. Happy Holidays. <3 <3 <3 xoxo
Friends! I’ve been on a performance hiatus for a while, but know many of you have been asking about my next show. I’ll be performing at this lovely little fundraiser for the Sonoma Fire Victims on Thursday, 11/16 at the Golden Bull in Oakland with my friend and cello siren Unwoman and the talented Zack Bateman. I’m hoping Erica and I will have time to work on a duet of some kind, which would be EPIC. Mark your calendars.
Unwoman and I are also working on a special cove collaboration for this show. Nine Inch Nail’s “Closer” as it would appear on West World. LOL. Here is a little clip of me messing around with it. I can’t wait to perform it with her live. We might even record it! 😀
Thank you to The Bay Bridged, Patric Carver and SarahJayn Kemp for this lovely interview and review of the show! So proud of what we accomplished, and much love to the Survival Guide & Lungs and Limbs for kicking such tremendous ass! <3 <3 <3
Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart to everyone who came out last night and made it the best night of my life. WE FUC’N SOLD OUT THE CAFE DU NORD!!! AHHHHHH!
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. I did not make this record. I did not create this show… you did.
Victoria Victrola on decor and awesome friend support, John Adams on sound, Whitney Moses on pipes, Luoi Conde on moral support, Ben Lee on bass. Ricky Carter on drums. Chris Holland on all the things. Gabe Maldonado on superhero merch duty. Jeremy Krentz on lights, Dean Ricks behind the camera. Leslie Story for the dresssssss….
Thank you to the good people at Noisepop who were gracious and supportive and wonderful hosts.
Special shout out to Anjali Kumaran who flew down from Seattle for this show!!!
My hugest thank you to all my fans and friends who came out to support. YOU made this happen. All I did was dream it up and you made it come true. I feel so fucking lucky….
IT’S HEEERREEEEEEE!!!! My album, “Painted Fan” is officially available to the public for purchase! I am leaving my house now to go pick up the physical CD’s (down to the wire) for the CAFE DU NORD RELEASE SHOW TONIGHT!
This work has been such a journey, one of self-discovery, blood, sweat, tears and joy. Thank you to all my players, Whitney Moses, Rebecca Coseboom, Pj Bottoms, Mike Sugar, Andrew Maguire, Liam O’Neill, John Halbleib, Meredith Yayanos, Erica Mulkey, Josh Pollock for lending your time and talents. Thank you from the bottom of my heart to Maryam Qudus for midwifing this baby, this record would not have been made without you and Tiny Telephone. Thank you to John Adams for mixing and mastering at the last minute and doing a better damn job than I dreamed of hoping for. You saved my ass.
To my backers and all those who supported me through this year and a half process…. you put your money and faith in my when I had nothing to give you in return. Here is my gratitude, the best damn record I could have possibly made, all thanks to you.
You guys made this record. I just wrote it. Thank you.
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Terrible blurry photo from tonight…. SURPRISE! I did a Sofar Sounds secret concert in SF. The staff running it could not have been nicer and the audience was so attentive you could hear a pin drop! Except for when I had them clapping along and singing with me. Can’t wait for tomorrow when I get to share this beautiful music with my core fans and community. <3<3<3<3