Sunday, April 3, 2011
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!
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
Round on top
Light tunnels in
My little loft
I watch the pathway
Early sun, each time
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
Lift the latches
Looking forward, up ahead
A spiral staircase!
(Duck my head.)
Shall I go up?
Shall I go in?
The morning tickles hair on skin.
The years of doing others good
Give back time
Hesitant, but un-denying
Which door opens
When this one closes,
Such dark reposes?
Which knob chills
And which one burns?
One is locked
The other turns.
Travel down the crooked hallway
Back behind the bookcase wallway
Down the upside staircase
Always through somehow
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
Monday, August 2, 2010
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?
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:
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 :)