Whew! A few months off from chasing the music to-do list has been.....odd. I've been writing and writing and taking a breather from press, publishing, promoting...you know - the blah part of this lovely job. I've never been great at "working it", but you all know that...
What's been up?
1. The Early Mays - www.theearlymays.com Our new band - we are off on a band retreat to plan and scheme and most importantly, play. We will post more about our 2013 happenings soon.
2. Songschool 101 - These songwriting workshops for teens are going swimmingly. The students are amazing and the bookings are piling up. Next Songschool 101 workshop will be March 25-29th in Lewisburg, West Virginia. If you know someone age 13-18 who might be interested, email Devin at Devin@highrocks.org. If you'd like to book a Songschool 101 workshop in your town, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. Valentine's Day Song Sale! Whew! As a lot of you know, me and my family suffered a string of really sad losses - the passing of my sister, Dad and most recently, my Mom. I was so bummed out that I needed to find something to DO with my time that was positive. I started having custom Song Sales for major holidays. The short version is that I write a song in ONE hour based on your story and the theme of the sale. Sometimes it's Mother's Day songs, Valentine's Day Songs, Christmas songs, Kid songs...you get the idea. I do these for a sliding scale fee or art trade. $50-100. I wanted them to be really affordable for all. Some folks pay extra, some folks pay less.
This Valentine's Day song sale was awesome. I was trying to limit my song numbers because we have been so busy, but I still ended up writing 16 songs Valentine's Day week. Wow! They were so fun. Lotsa love, folks. Lotsa love.
Keep your eyes peeled for the next sale...rumor has it it will be a Mother's Day Sale! email email@example.com if you would like to pre-book a spot. Space goes fast!!
4. Real Women Real Songs - 14 women chosen. 52 weeks. 52 prompts. 52 songs. Wow. We are on week 26 as of today. My songs get posted every Friday morning and these women who are on this journey with me are AMAZING. It's been so cool to bond and connect with this awesome RWRS community. I am also having a great time s l o w i n g down and listening to music every day. I take 10 minutes, listen to what the ladies have written, learn new guitar chords and techniques, get inspired and write my own!
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Well, I'm off to plan and dream with my music friends. I know I'm forgetting things, but that is the basic list of what I've been up to. I hope this finds each and every one of you feeling inspired and hopeful. It sometimes takes a lot of work, but I believe it is worth it. Keepin on the sunny side...