Well, that was just so fun!!
This show was a long time coming, and it was not just any show, it was to officially celebrate the release of Anchor! I of course had all sorts of ideas of things I wanted to do to make it special, and not enough time to do all of them. One of those things was I had thought to make some cake or cupcakes. When it got to the point of soundcheck and it hadn’t happened, I realized I could still have cake if I bought it! So I went to the grocery store and was tickled to find a turquoise colored cake!! It was pre-decorated with the words Happy Birthday on it, but I figured it was the birthday of my CD! Amazing how perfectly the color matched the stickers!
I think some other folks took pictures while I was performing, so I will post those when I get them! In the meantime, I have to shout out to my amazing band even though I don’t have a picture of us all together yet. We only had two rehearsals with all of us but they are all such pros that it came together beautifully and I was pretty much floating! I had to remember to actually keep singing and not just listen to the awesome going on around me, hehehe. It was the first time I’d played with a band since Austin, and really the first time to hear the songs live in a similar fashion to the recording.
Sarah Brooks on bass. Sarah is also an acupuncturist and hey, I think she’s wearing an anchor necklace in her bio picture here! It was meant to be!
Dennis James on electric guitar and Lauryn Shapter on piano and fiddle. Lauryn & Dennis perform as the Americana duo Truckstop Souvenir.
Really, all these folks are so talented and generous and they so respected and honored the songs, it was a joy to work with them, please do check them out!!
Here are a couple more photos from the night:
Happy with Meret at Cafe Paradiso!
My friends in Colorado sent my favorite pink gerbera daisies!
Thank you, thank you to all the folks who came out to share in the celebration! You made the evening so very special and it meant so much to look out and see your faces there smiling, singing along and listening intently. Wow. Full heart. Let’s do this more often! :-)
If you haven’t heard Anchor yet, it’s available on iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby, Spotify, Reverbnation and my personal favorite - Bandcamp! If you order a physical copy from Bandcamp I can sign it for you and you get a free sticker! I can even giftwrap it for you if you want to give a copy to a friend for the holidays! Whoo hoo!