So, where did we leave off? The shows with my alma matre orchestra, Mayfield High School, went amazingly well! The kids were gems of humans and I had the time of my life playing with them in front of friends and family and old teachers. It truly was a gift to come back to my hometown and be so accepted…to get the rare opportunity of sharing, with people who “really” know me, a piece of what and who I’ve become.
Then, I went to the UK (Eastbourne to be specific) and made a record with the amazing Dave Lynch. He was soooooo great to work with and the atmosphere was just stunning, being right on the sea. I felt really inspired and am excited about what we made together. We’re in the process of mixing, and then I just gotta make some artwork, get it mastered, and voila! (Ha! I wish it were that easy!) But for real, there’s gonna be a record from me this year. Sooner than later. ;)
We wrapped up 2013 with Sara with a radio tour, during which we got to share a stage with the Backstreet Boys! (not once, but TWICE!), Avril Livigne, and the Goo Goo Dolls! We also got the exciting news about Sara’s Grammy nominations on her birthday, no less! The Blessed Unrest is an AMAZING album, and totally deserving of the honor. The news threw our quiet January into go-time and we’ve had the opportunity to do a lot of cool things! Ellen, The People’s Choice Awards, The View, and we’ll be on Jimmy Kimmel at the end of the month! The band unfortunately will not be joining Sara on the Grammys, but she’ll be doing a duet with Carol King!! So I’m not sad. :)
February holds some exciting things for me! I’ll be joining my friend, Joy Askew, on her Germany tour at the end of the month, opening for her and playing in her band. Check out the dates here!
When I come back in the spring, I’ll be doing a little tour of my own with my friend from Las Cruces, Tiffany Christopher. The tour is still taking shape, but you can check out our confirmed dates here under tourdates!
And lastly, I’ve made my face t-shirts available online through BandCamp! Go get it!!
That’s all for now, folks! I hope you’re having a swell winter and staying warm! I’ll catch you later!