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Sunday, April 3, 2011

Vocal Takes and Bloopers


I've been a bad blogger these days, while immersed in studio land! But be sure to check out this fun video, "Vocal Take and Bloopers." It includes footage of me in my voice lesson with the lovely Tina Shafer and in the studio with masterful producer Ben Wittman. Lots of laughs!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbHmeMCV4qo

Also, we are working on the final three songs for the record, and will be recording at Bennett Studios on April 15. I have to lay down some scratch vocals at Ben Wittman's place the day before (which is my birthday!!! but that's actually a really nice way for me to celebrate).

And for those of you reading the blog - you'll be the FIRST to find out about two special guests who will be joining me on the album - Lucy Kaplansky on harmony vocals and Natalia Zukerman on dobro! Shhhhhh it's a secret :)

More soon and I'll try to be a better little blogger soon...

Friday, September 10, 2010

Little Window - a new poem by Anna Dagmar

Little window
Round on top
Light tunnels in
My little loft

I watch the pathway
Growing, rising
Early sun, each time
Surprising

Take me down a different hallway
Lead me to another door
Fit me through the tiny keyhole
Show me how the brightness pours

The floorboards creak
With little feet
But my eyes wander
So discreetly

Lift the latches
Listen in
People sleeping
Soft within

Looking forward, up ahead
A spiral staircase!
(Duck my head.)
Shall I go up?
Shall I go in?
The morning tickles hair on skin.

Dusty ledges
Aging wood
The years of doing others good
Give back time
In rhythms
Rhyming
Hesitant, but un-denying

Which door opens
When this one closes,
Twinkling midst
Such dark reposes?

Which knob chills
And which one burns?
One is locked
The other turns.

Travel down the crooked hallway
Lead me little light
(Still following)
Back behind the bookcase wallway
Down the upside staircase
Always through somehow
Yet hidden-in
Sacred message yearns within
An ancient passage, undiscovered
Gossimer, so lightly covered

Windows here and windows there
The curtains part like angels hair
New light pours in from the street
And meets the one brought by my feet

Time suspended - here at last
Connect my future to my past
Tears and trials and ever-hoping:

One door shuts
Another opens.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Um, a little jealous?


Imagine spending the fourth of July on a sailboat on Flathead Lake in Montana, and then waking up the next day to find rainbows in the sky? Yeah. It really happened to us:

Crossing paths with Natalia Zukerman


I got to Raleigh and who did I see listed in the newspaper? Natalia Zukerman! She's on stage here with Sam Baker and John Fullbright - two awesome songsters I met that night. I even got to play with them later in the evening and it was just such a treat! Wish you could have been there :) Maybe you were?

Salisubry is a mighty fine town


My NC travels took me east to Salisbury, to a lovely venue called The Blue Vine. Here I am here with my new cowgirl boots - trying to be a bit more southern... I'd go back there anyday!

Anna with Valorie Miller in Asheville


What a cool town! Reminds me of Missoula - very earthy, very green, and lots of interest in music. I played a show with my friend Valorie Miller (guitarist/singer-songwriter). Her songs have a lot of attitude! Here's our pic after the show at Bobo Gallery:

Eric better buy some clogs!


My brother is moving to Holland for 2 years to do a masters in Eco-Design. I'm so proud! But I'm also sad to see him go :( He's storing up his stuff though, so I know he'll be back! Good luck ERIC!!! We will miss you!!!

I'll update you later on his design projects - he's brilliant and wants to do the world good :)