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In Tune With Musicians

City/hometown: LA LA Land (Los Angeles)Type of music played: We (my husband, who is my guitar player and co-writer,) and I call it “Soulfolk.” If you like Norah Jones, you’ll probably like what I do. If you like Mariah Carey, then probably not so much.How long have you been a working musician? What’s today? About 2 years, full timeHow did you start playing the acoustic guitar? The short story is that I found one in the closet of my parents’ house as a teenager. It wasn’t unusual to stumble upon things that you never knew you had because my father was always “collecting” things. I was headed to Belgium to learn French, and I found a classical guitar. I took it with me and began to write.

Most memorable city, town or country you have played: Edinburgh, Scotland – absolutely gorgeous!Ever break a city or neighborhood noise ordinance? Interesting question. Yes, but not due to music.What’s the best part of playing small towns such as Carbondale? The people. I live in a place where you have to light yourself on fire to get anyone’s attention. I find going to smaller towns brings me back to what I hope is closer to reality. If you’re good, I believe people will listen. Which three musicians, living or dead, would you rock out with if you could? Frank Sinatra, though I’m sure that’s not entirely the kind of rocking you’re referring to, Ray Charles if he let me sing Georgia, and Coldplay. What’s the best advice you’ve received in the business? Buy a map

Biggest influence: The threat of regretWhat message would you like people to hear in your music? When I’m singing, that’s me doing my best to connect. I am one of those people who takes things on. I either write about things I’m feeling, or I do my best to get into what someone else is feeling. I carve out a small piece of that thing and I try to paint it as best I can so that you can see it, feel it and hopefully relate on some basic human level. Ever been confused for another musician? No, just confusedIf you had a planet named after you, what would it be called? It would be called MINE. MINE, ALL MINE!Do you love LA? Sometimes. Other times, it makes me want to run for the hills!



Singer-songwriter: I never know how to answer this question. I have lots of favorites. I love Nick Drake, Jeff Buckley, Bonnie Raitt, Paul Simon, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, Patty Griffin.Joni Mitchell song: “Circle Game”Place in Colorado: The Rocky Mountain Folks Festival Beatle: PaulColor: BrownFood: Anything sweetMovie: Can’t choose one – American Beauty, Harriet & Maude. I’ve also been feeding off the Garden State soundtrack, which I love.Childhood cartoon character: I didn’t have a favorite, I just watched. I wasn’t really loyal in that way.Flower: Morning Glory


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