Greetings, friends!  It’s been a while since I’ve posted.  Life is mostly good.  April and May were very busy, gig-wise, with shows in and out of town, with SongSisters and solo, and with wonderful combinations of performers, instruments, and venues.  So, that’s all cool!

I’ve been remiss in mentioning that two songs from my new Treasures & Time Travel CD, “Horiscopically Speaking” and “Earth Sings to Venus,” placed in the 20th Annual Great American Song Contest!  The picture above is from the “winners” link, and you’ll see my smiling face; you may need to scroll down if you click the link, as there are many songwriting categories.  You’ll find “Earth Sings to Venus” on the Finalists page, listed in the Folk/Americana category.  Eventually I’ll figure out how to post that link directly on my web page, but in the meantime, here ’tis!  It is rather nice to have one’s songs recognized, so I’m sharing the good news here.

What else?  I performed my “Treasures & Time Travel” program at Neenah Public Library recently, and it was so nice sharing these stories and songs with such a wonderful listening audience.  And recently I was part of my friend Jenny Bienemann‘s release show for her Haiku Milieu book at Fitzgerald’s Nightclub in Berwyn:  Jenny asked friends to write original songs based on any haiku from her book, and we had such a great time sharing these songs!  All so different and original.  I wrote a moon-based song and played it on my Omnichord, which is like an electronic autoharp.  More may be coming with this project… stay tuned!

And, I continue writing new songs as well.

Happy summer, and please check out my calendar… and my music… and hope our paths cross soon!

Cover art: “Suspended,” etching by Deborah Maris Lader, graphic artist Mary Lewis