"This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine"
Keeping any sort of routine on the road is hard. .
Super hard. .
But, just as I have figured out how to keep working out on the road, I am learning to wake up and read a chapter of some sort of personal development book and then take time to pray/meditate on my thoughts and get my focus for the day ahead. .
This mornings resounding thoughts were the sweet and simple lyrics;
"This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine... hide it under a bushel? NO! I'm gonna let it shine..."
Wherever the day takes YOU, I hope you join me in letting YOUR unique, beautiful and awesome light shine!
Part 2 of Variation 18 ♥️ sorry about the upright piano sound quality. This variation is everything for me and I think I’ll literally cry when I play it with orchestra next month! ♥️🧡🎹🎶 Vietnam, I’m coming for you Sept 9, Saigon opera House - see you there xo
This variation is what I live for 😍 It’s the ultimate everything from being gentle to throwing absolutely all your passion into it, in essence, it’s love; it has my heart wrapped around its little finger .... it’s very easy to climax too quickly in this, it’s all about holding back, giving little by little and reaching that ultimate moment with full orchestra! ♥️🔥🎹🎶 Rachmaninoff, you have so much power in this variation!!!
At our happiest when we are eating well. S/o to my dear friend, @abby_arndt
, for the prepared grub, as well as @jacksonprobably
, for setting up such a dope show in Fort Collins. Denver tonight (8/16) at Bar Bar.
Villa*Nova plays The Hummingbird this Saturday in Macon GA! Come hang
Catch my “Welcome Home” livestream set tonight, Wednesday August 15th, at 8pm thanks to @tampasessions
🎥 The livestream will be over on their Facebook Page, link in my bio.
Photo by @_thejames
Hank and I say:
Ok ok, I'm saying good morning. He's being a bad puppy and sticking his tongue out at you.
Thanks to @awesome_danger_parsons
for having me out Yee Haw Brewery for a couple tunes last night in Johnson City! I had an awesome 6 days in the east but dang... it feels great to wake up on this farm in Nashville "proper" 😊
My sweet little home away from home ❤️
Ladies and gents, here are the deets for my Saigon concert, playing with the HCMC Symphony Orchestra the insanely romantic and heart-wrenching Rachmaninoff Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. Ticketing details all on the poster! Hope to see you there!!! 🎹🎶♥️
No. I don’t drink alcohol, or smoke weed… or do other pills? (powders?…idk whatever). This is just my personal choice, no judgment attached, no dramatic reasoning. It is just simply not something I’m interested in. .
I go to a lot of bars, get offered a lot of free booze and “fresh air” sticks… and, being in the music industry, it is not common to decline these offerings (every time). .
However, I love to go out, dance, talking with people, see live music, chill out and have a good time. Hate it when venues assume I’d like to exchange my music for drink tickets but I get over it and will sometimes just give them away. .
If any of you would like to discuss this further, please share your thoughts below!
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Starting to get some shit hung up in the studio at home. I am so grateful to JP tha Hustler & Insane Poetry for taking me on tour and I hope to go again sometime. I am also very proud that I was a major part in bringing The Underground Avengers to DFW before they got the amazing opportunity they deserve. My wall is going to be covered with underground history... Stay tuned...
played some awesome shows this past weekend! 🎶 You don't want to miss his upcoming dates - check em' out at ➡️ sethglier.com
There’s no doubt that streaming is the most popular form of music consumption today, but you’ve probably noticed that vinyl is making a comeback- and no small comeback at that. In fact, vinyl LPs are the best thing to happen to physical album sales in the last 15 years.
While speaking at the 2018 @musicbizassoc
conference, David Bakula (SVP Industry Insights, Nielsen) reported that 19% of all physical album sales in 2018 (so far) were from vinyl sales. That’s compared to 1% of all sales in 2010. 23% of the vinyl record sales in 2018 are categorized as rock and roll, the lead genre to be sold in this revisited format.
So we asked around the office: What’s your #1
album to listen to on vinyl? Some highlights include Exile on Main Street (Rolling Stones), Rumours (Fleetwood Mac), and The Return of Bruno (Bruce Willis, yes, really). Swipe through to some of our team recommendations, and then head to the blog, to see the rest and let us know your #1
pick for vinyl!
Three years ago, I wrote in my journal a list of “I Wants”. This past weekend, one of those became true, and it was better then I could’ve predicted. I laughed, sweated, danced my ass off, and sang my heart out. Regina Folk Festival *check! ☺️ .
So inspired by those I listened to. I got to share a stage with @hannahbbepperson
, @eekwol @beadsrhymeslife
and see @tanyatagaq
live!!! Thankful for the community I am part of. Onwards and upwards friends! Xoxo .
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A little over three years ago I found myself "checking out" Nashville.
A little over three years ago, covered in sparkles, I stepped in front of a stranger at a Broadway Honky Tonk to tell him NOT to follow the random girl that was trying to lure him outside.
(Side note: I had been watching their interactions throughout the night and could see she clearly had some guys outside that were gonna jump this kind man)
A little over three years ago I met a group of beautiful souls that have become like family down in Nashville, and one in particular that invited me to play my first show in her beautiful home.
A little over three years ago I said yes, needed a guitar player, and the random man I stepped in front of at the bar introduced me to Rick Redfern.
It has now been a little over three years since we've played together and, not gonna lie, a lot has changed but one thing remains... I CAN'T WAIT TO PLAY WITH RICK!! .
For those of you that were at our first little show (that changed my life in MASSIVE ways) I hope you'll join us this Friday at The Local, where I will once again foot stomp and say "Take it Rick!"
From an afternoon of FootStomping to a night of Pontooning, these are the moments that make tour life so special! .
Thank you to those that showed up and for all the love and memorable moments! .
The Playhouse at West Gilbert is a beautiful space filled with amazing souls in Knoxville TN! .
Please be sure to "like" their Facebook page and check out the house concerts that go on there ❤️
It was this time last year, moments before I stepped out onto stage in that ‘infamous’ dress to play with an orchestra in California 😏 hey, gotta have fun with the wardrobe ok? Dresses are an extension of me 💁🏻♀️ Currently working on a couple of dress options for next month’s concerto performances. 🎹🎶♥️ #rockingMyInnerAngelinaJolie
Not only does my buddy Joe Crachiola @crescentcity
play a mean saxophone...he's also an incredible artist with the lens. Thanks Joe for catching this moment with myself, Curt Redding, and the legendary Johnny Neel. Thanks to EVERYONE who came out last night. It was an incredible evening and to look out and see all of the faces from the far apart places ...travelin' to see us ...makes it ALL worth it...every single second. The band, crew and myself would like to thank ALL OF YOU ...from the folks at the front of the stage to the people partying on the bridge with the most sincere of regards...THANK YOU.
We WILL do this again... Safe travels to all
Mudbone & The Thunder Bayou Band
The not so glamorous side of being a pianist - being in a practice room, messy hair and drilling over and over and over again 🤦🏻♀️ I’m playing the Rachmaninoff Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini next month with the Ho Chi Minh City Symphony Orchestra in the Saigon Opera House!! HARD CORE PRACTICING MODE switched on til then 🙌🏻🎹♥️🎶 Here are excerpts of some of the variations. Still so much improving to do but I am thoroughly enjoying the process and seeing the improvements, bit by bit.
Keeping it classy. My favorite space to be in. 📷: @flukemedia
About last night...
Sadly I do not have a photo from the night, but I have a long list of memorable moments, quotes, and feelings of love and support to carry with me forward.
Thank you SO much @gypsycircuscider
for having me out!
Your cider is amazing
Your crowd is beautiful
Your staff is welcoming
I love everything about this venue and if you, the reader, haven't been to this place yet... GO!
To those that joined us outside for a face melting night of music (not because of the music, because of the Tennessee heat) please know you have an incredibly special place in my memory and heart.
After almost a month of not playing
A month of debating whether or not I should keep going (yeah yeah I say this quite often 😜)
Last night was the PERFECT way to begin this trek of music again!
You have all put this wheel back in motion and have reminded me once again not to ever hang my guitar back up.
Thank you for being a part of my story and I promise to keep sharing my soul in hopes it helps you can connect with yours ❤️
jealousy on @SirusXM
last night, the grind is real, she putting on for Delaware and Philly real big. I watched it bubble over the last 6 yrs. @diondeezy
spoke how shes on the glo up. Keep grinding , this ride takes a minute, years, to break thru.. beyond the bread, the bag. You gotta really want this.. lyor sd its damn near impossible to break an artist. But very possible. Do you have the team, infrastructure, talent, songs, dedication?? 🤔
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IT'S A WRAP FOR THE OREGON MINI TOUR! Short and sweet like a little dessert...next time it's all about that main course meal lol. We'll be spreading out and definitely spending more time! We went out there as a two-piece (Guitar and drums)...Oregonians showed us plenty of love...and tree's...I can't wait to go back in 2019! Thank you thank you thank you to everyone who has shown moral support, you have encouraged me to push through and connect with people through music in a magical way! It really beats all the surface crap that we sometimes allow to cloud our mind and spirit. I'd like to do more of this sorta thing- if you want to continue to support me on my journey, but don't know how, here are things that can keep me singing, playing, and spreading love through music everywhere I go: **1)BE A GOOD HUMAN **2) Follow me on social media and Spotify/Soundcloud/Bandcamp **3)GET SOME MERCH/SWAG via my website (link in bio) **4) Keep up with the Oregonians- they're on to something...**5)ASK ME ABOUT MUSIC LESSONS **6)Listen to the music, share it if you're feelin' it **7)Come to shows! I love seeing familiar faces- it's always a good time! **8) EVAPORATE HATE ****Swipe for a few photos from this trip****
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From one journey on to the next.🚢 Homeward bound to Melbourne for one night and then onto Beijing!!!😬 First up a hotel stay and then it’s airport time again ✈️ 🎻🎶