Back to Life

Posted on Nov 30, 2015 in Updates

Back to Life

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Residency Ending

All good things must come to an end. We will be finishing out almost 3 years in residence at Pearl Wine Co. this month. You only have one more chance to hear us on December 18.

I cannot express what a joy it has been to explore my music there and grow as a musician. Many thanks to the owner, Leora, for such an incredible run!

Project Overcome Fear

Remember my 2015 “Project Overcome Fear” video series on my Facebook page?

A few people asked me why I opted for Facebook over YouTube. YouTube now claims perpetual ownership of any content uploaded, so no.

Plus, this is Project Overcome Fear, not Project Exhibitionist. If you wanna see it, like my page. Likers gonna like.

I’m Finally Recording!

Thanks to all of you who contributed to my campaign to raise money for my album. Because I did not reach the minimum amount I needed for it to be worth offering the perks (daughter of an accountant), I took a few months to recalibrate.

In that process, the song list and theme changed to be more honest with the here and now. I’ve decided to separate this album from Convert Augustine. A lot has happened in one year, and I think now is the time to express it without tagging on to a much older story. We will begin December 18th!

Of course, if any of you who offered to help before still want to contribute financially, I won’t turn it down… 😉

Liturgical Psalm Project

In June of 2014, I gave myself a compositional and devotional challenge: to musically set every Responsorial Psalm on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation for the entire 3-year Catholic liturgical cycle.This comes out to about 65 settings a year, so I figured I could use it as a means of personal prayer 1-2 times a week. I started mid-way through Year A, and I’m so amazed to say I just finished the entirety of Year B!

So into Advent of Year C and continuing the fruitful exercise. There’s something to be said for discipline on weeks I feel I have nothing, only to listen back a month later with understanding that I couldn’t hear it at the time, but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t there.

New Orleans Vocal Arts VOCE

One of the most surreal and ecstatic moments of this year was when I was accepted into the small ensemble of VOCE, a subset of the New Orleans Vocal Arts Chorale. As Loyola Artists in Residence, NOVA Chorale is under the direction of conductor, Dr. Meg Frazier, whom every choral singer and conductor I’ve met aspires to be.

We will have a few concerts next year, including one that is sure to lift the spirits in this horrible time of world and national conflict, entitled Pace, or “peace/respect.”

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Be a Part of our Live Taping

Posted on Oct 8, 2014 in Updates

Be a Part of our Live Taping

Mint Poster November 2014Exciting news!

My full band will be taping live at the Old U.S. Mint on Saturday, November 8 from 8-9:30pm. I need you to come be a part of it: make some noise, and keep us upbeat.

My love for the early ’60s lounge movement will shine through my use of jazz harmony, syncopation, groove changes, and odd meters and phrasing.

It will be primarily my compositions (new stuff!) with a few of my signature arrangements to ground the listeners in a bit of the familiar.

With the help of Cori Walters and Brad Webb, our percussion section will be so groovy, your socks might fall off.

Joe Ashlar‘s extensive synth library will make up for the fact that we don’t have an orchestra to play with as the big budgets allowed back in the day. Don’t worry. It’s tasteful, and he’ll play some real piano.

If you haven’t heard Georgi Petrov yet, you will be searching him out after hearing him on this show. He and Trey Boudreaux (whom I play with every Friday) lay it down as if they were one.

Essentially, what I’m saying is this show will be really special. Come out and see for yourselves.

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