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Hey Everyone! Michelle Mangione, John Diggins and I have created a YouTube channel called "Music To Vote By" for voters who will be standing in long lines this election season. It's a playlist of great music videos by so many talented artists. You can check out the info below and share this link with anyone who you think might enjoy it!
Music To Vote By is a specially curated collection of music videos designed to help support and entertain voters who, due to voting challenges, as well as Covid-19 concerns, may be forced to stand in long lines at the polls. All the videos were provided by caring and talented musicians of many genres, and from all over the country. To browse the Music To Vote By library, visit: https://tinyurl.com/music2voteby.
Please feel free to share this link with your friends, family, neighbors and social media platforms. And before you head to the polls, don’t forget to bring headphones, water, snacks, sun protection and a lightweight chair. We hope you enjoy Music To Vote By and thanks for voting!
The Women's Journey Foundation presents its 5th Annual Divas Concert for I CAN Girls Self-Esteem program. This show will be available online, featuring vocalists from The Voice: Jessica Childress, Darby Anne Walker, Delaney Silvernell, and from American Idol: Nadia Turner. There will also be live performances at Campas JAX with Tricia Freeman, Maiya Sykes, Erica Turrell and well... me. This will be a powerful night of music. Join us! Tickets for Campus Jax live here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/divas-sing-for-girls-self-esteem-concert-tickets-116547620069
My dear friend and sister-from-another-mister the fabulously talented Mare Wakefield and I wrote a new song inspired by our current quarantine situation and we made a video of it, too! We wanted to bring a little levity to these trying times, and also just capture some of what we’re all going through. It's called "What Day is This?" I hope it brings you a smile, or perhaps even a chuckle. The enormously talented Nomad Ovunc, played on the song, performed in the video, did the recording, as well as the video production and editing. Wow! Also, a huge thanks to my sweet friend, Michelle Mangione, who helped with my socially-distanced guitar and vocal recording. You can check out "What Day Is This?" on my "Videos" page.
I hope this finds you and yours safe and in good health during this difficult time. I’ve missed seeing all of your smiling faces over the past several weeks.
Many of us musicians have been trying to come up with creative ways to stay connected and play for our peeps, despite the challenging sound quality on our computers. Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve had a few requests to play for some birthday parties and special events via Zoom. Sorta like a Virtual House Concert (VHC). Doing those VHCs was a blast and it felt so good to play again! (And I discovered I was actually able to get a half-decent sound in that forum.) Well, it’s been over a month since I've played for you all, so I thought I’d toss out the idea of doing VHCs for you and your family and friends. If we did one, it would be your party, so you would invite all the guests, you would control the “call,” and I would play music for y'all. And like an actual live gig, I’d be happy to take requests.
Like so many of my fellow musicians, I’ve had all my gigs cancelled for the foreseeable future, but I know I’m not alone. There are so many people struggling right now and it doesn't feel right to put a price on one of these VHCs, so any virtual parties I do would be free of charge. And yet, some of you have asked me whether I have a virtual tip jar. Well, I do, and if you were so inclined, you could “throw” a tip into my VTJ via Paypal or Venmo. In these bleak times, it would be greatly appreciated.
So, if you're interested, feel free to send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can set up a date and time for your virtual party. And of course, you're welcome to send over any requests in advance of the party. I've been writing a lot of new songs lately and if you like, I can play some new tunes for y’allz!
I’m really looking forward to seeing you all on the other side of this. Till then, stay well and for heaven's sake keep washing your hands! Sending lots of love and positive vibes your way.
I WAS Looking forward to opening for this super cool all-female country quintet "Mustangs Of The West" on April 1st at Campus Jax in Newport Beach for their album release,"Time". Hope to connect with these lovely ladies on the other side of this pandemic, and play a show together.