-Chuck Clarke, Cashmere, WA
- Susan Johnson, PicknBow House Concerts, Durham, NC
- Kathy Farinola, Chapel Hill, NC
- Chris Spector, Midwest Record
-Indy Week, Durham NC
-Caryn K., Seattle, WA
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 :-)