"Your songs are beautifully crafted, diverse and moving."

 -Chuck Clarke, Cashmere, WA

"Equal parts soul and whimsy."

- Susan Johnson, PicknBow House Concerts, Durham, NC

"...listening to your new songs & loving them...your music and voice, such a wonderful experience."

- Kathy Farinola, Chapel Hill, NC

"Singing & playing that can stop people who make faces at folk music from being so rude."

- Chris Spector, Midwest Record

"full of folk gems, soothing vocals pair with clever writing and simple yet sharp acoustic guitar.""

-Indy Week, Durham NC

"How is it that you can be so insightful and combine craft with heart and harmony so perfectly?"

-Caryn K., Seattle, WA

What's Happening

First place & Audience Choice Awards at Rapunzel's 16th Annual Songwriting Competition!

Shorter days, cooler weather and lots and lots of practicing and performing. Some days turn out to be sweeter than others. For example, Saturday night, Oct. 20, in Lovingston, VA, I became this year's winner of Rapunzel's Coffee & Books Songwriting Competition. What an amazing night, with so many talented songwriters and performers, and the huge surprise (to me, at least) of winning not one, but two awards with my song 'Postcards from Dog Heaven'. Huge shout out to Bob Taylor, the judges and the audience at Rapunzel's for their generosity and this singular honor.

And now it's time to practice in prep for returning to FJ Ventre's Good Luck Studio in Chapel Hill to record a second album with the indomitable production team of Fj and Jon Shain. I have passle of new tunes and can't wait to see what they might become. 

Here's a few of the upcoming  performance highlights:

Four - count'em four! - performances throughout November at Wake County libraries in Garner, Knightdale, Raleigh and Apex.

11/16:Jon Shain's Pre-Turkey Day Jam concert at the Cary Theater! SO many fine songwriters - Barry Gray, Isabel Taylor, Karyn Oliver, Sam Frazier, Peter Holsapple, Laurelynn Dossett - if I wasn't playing, I'd be sitting int he front row :-)

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