I hope you are enjoying at least occasional moments of peace, love, and understanding (to borrow an Elvis Costello phrase) and that you are close enough in proximity to someone you love to share those moments and hold them close and tight.
It has been quite a year littered with weird ups and downs. I want to share a few musical highlights from the summer and autumn, and also thank you so much for your continued support. I love hearing from you!
Sunday, December 11th
I’m performing with Sherryl Marshall as part of her Sherita and The Girleens gig at The Treehouse at 2A in the East Village. Join us at 9pm at 25 Avenue A (upstairs).
Monday, December 12th
Julie Gold ("From a Distance") launches her new CD, “Sixty,” produced by Emily Bindiger, on Monday, December 12, at the Duplex. Listen closely to “Southbound Train”—I had the pleasure of singing with her on that track during her recording session back in July. Tickets to her CD release party are available through www.juliegold.com.
Saturday, December 24th
I’ll be singing a solo on “Long as I Got King Jesus” at the Middle Church’s 9 p.m. Christmas Eve Gospel service.
You can live stream the service via the Middle Church website or by visiting this link that evening: https://livestream.com/middlechurchlive
My unreleased song “Secrets and Lies” is featured in a soon-to-be-released indie movie from Phillyborn Productions called “7th Secret.” Written and directed by Bridget Smith, the film is being submitted to festivals in January—so fingers crossed that they get some positive attention then!
From this Summer and Autumn
Nora York, July 19, Joe’s Pub, THROB
My dear friend, Sherryl Marshall, has been a backing vocalist for Nora York for many years. Nora invited each of her bandmates to sing one of their original songs at this July 19th Joe’s Pub gig in NYC. Sherryl, in turn, invited me to sing with her on “Storm On The Doorstep” with Stephanie Seymour and a few of Nora’s voice students from NYU (click here to watch). This was a beautiful night. Sadly, we lost Ms. Nora York on September 9 of this year. She will be sorely missed.
Elise Morris, August 22, The Bitter End
I sang backup for another good girlfriend this summer. Here's a video of "Mardi Gras."
Ray Duffy tribute, August 25, Alma Mater Pub in Philadelphia
Ray was another brilliant soul that we lost this year. He was a great friend to my husband Mike and will be missed. His musician pals put together this tribute night for him in Philadelphia. As part of the night, I played my new song “You’re Gone” with the legendary Eddie McKendry. (Click here to view!) It was an honor to share the stage with him. He’d never heard or played the song before—I threw a scribbled chord chart on the stage floor and off he went!
Late summer Puget Sound Guitar Workshop in the Pacific Northwest is always a treat. This year, I sang a Louvin Brothers duet with my camp buddy, Rachael Snyder. We dubbed ourselves the Full Moon Sisters.
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May the Grace of God and All the Angels be upon you through this holiday season.
Peace and Love,