HOT HOT HOT

Hooray!  It's festival season!  That means it's HOT HOT HOT for me, and not just in the literal sense...

Festival-goers in the Northeast can find me at two festivals in July, one in August, and one in September:

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summertime shivers

only a handful of days 'til the close of the academic year for our middle-schooler and his fellow students here in NYC, and the sense of anticipatory joy the kids feel is contagious.  the attitude in brooklyn seems a bit…

mayflowering

hello, friends!

it's a beautiful summer day here in brooklyn, and i mean that. as i type this, the temperature is 88 degrees fahrenheit, whereas just a few days ago, i was wearing a wool coat! you won't hear…

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spring! sort of...

Hooray, it's Spring! Well, sort of... 

Be that as it may, no matter what the weatherfolk say, I'm calling it Spring because it's April and April means I'm back out on the road again in earnest, playing SEVEN shows…

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march news

today is the first of march, and that means i am now the mother of a twelve-year-old.  which is absolutely blowing my mind.  the soulful-eyed little bundle who arrived on a frigid afternoon back in 2006 is now a dancing…

shivering with antici... pation

It's ready, friends!!!  

Just a quick mid-month note to let you know that today is RELEASE DAY, so the wait is over:  SHIVER is now available for purchase in both physical and digital formats in our very own online…

happy happy joy joy joy

friends, it gives me tremendous joy to tell you that the new record, SHIVER, is finished.  completed.  in the can and out the door.  waaaahoooo!!!

download codes have been sent to all the fabulous folks who pre-ordered, and physical…

christmas presence

ladies and gentlemen, the band -- CRAIG AKIN (upright bass), JAGODA (drums, percussion), ERIC LEE (mandolin, fiddle), PAUL SILVERMAN (accordion), JOE IADANZA (acoustic guitar), and CATHERINE MILES (harmony vocals) -- has left the building.  thankyouverymuch...

four tracking sessions and…

november liftoff

...in T minus four!  Days, that is...

On Monday, November 6, I will tune my guitar, put on my favorite studio headphones, and play my Martin-picking heart out when engineer Mark Dann hits the RECORD button and Jagoda, king…

'tis time! 'tis time!

 'tis time... to FINALLY hit the studio!

I am BEYOND thrilled to announce that Producer Joe and I have taken the next step toward making [ALBUM TITLE] a reality.  We have booked recording sessions for our dream team of…

September Songs

It's September, and I have news.  Not BAD news.  Not BREAKING news.  And certainly not FAKE news.  The news I have to share is unequivocally GOOD, deeply SIGNIFICANT, and undeniably REAL, especially to me.  

I am so very happy…

Baying at the Moon 

Hi Friends!    

Patience.  Patience is where it's at for me this August.  

I am a notoriously impatient human, so the whole album-making process can be very challenging for me on that front.  Though I've been down this road…