Lazy Hazy Crazy - July 1, 2014
I must have been whipping up a batch of fresh pesto when glorious June somehow escaped and her sultry, sticky sister, July, slipped in through the back door. But no matter... we're relaxing into summer here in Brooklyn - spending time in our beautiful community backyard (better known as Prospect Park), learning new songs, and preparing for some wonderful shows in the upcoming months!
Right here at home, the 2nd Fridays at 2 Moon series continues July 11 and August 15 (special third Friday show) with guest songwriters JEREMY MAGE and JOE IADANZA, respectively. After more than two years hosting this wonderful salon, WOOL&GRANT and I are continually thrilled and warmed by the magic that happens each month. Join us sometime soon for a totally acoustic listening experience!
Also excited to be performing as a finalist at the Solarfest Songwriter Showcase competition in Tinmouth, VT on Saturday, July 19! So many friends are among the ten finalists -- MARC DOUGLAS BERARDO, JANE FALLON, CONNOR GARVEY, ROB LYTLE, KATHY MOSER, KARYN OLIVER, plus wonderful, new-to-me songwriters DEENA CHAPPELL, CARRIE FERGUSON, and DAVID FERM -- that it hardly seems a competition at all. I'm just looking forward to spending time with these terrific people and hearing their great songs!
In other news, I'm delighted to report that No Fuss and Feathers Roadshow (the collaborative concert wherein I get to share the stage and some HOT rhythm and harmony with KARYN OLIVER and THE YAYAS) has just been awarded a Formal Showcase slot at the Northeast Regional Folk Alliance (NERFA) Conference in Kerhonksen, NY this November! We are so looking forward to sharing our new project with the folk community!
So, I suppose I'll take things a little slower while I can. And I hope you will, too. Wishing you a wonderfully sultry, salty, sweet, and sumptuous summer!