IT'S SO EASY IN A SONG....to stand up and share my deepest stories and intimate thoughts. So I find it a bit ironic that taking the time to connect in written word is such a challenge for me. But here goes....
I LOVE that I am able to perform my music on a weekly basis! It is such a joy meeting old friends and making new connections. I seem to discover new venues and places to play as I go. I had a great time singing at Lava Hot Springs Folk Festival last weekend! A lovely spot and the perfect day for music under a clear, blue sky! It was a mother/daughter road trip, and the two of us had a great time wandering through shops, soaking in the hot pool, and listening to amazing music! Here is the picture my daughter snapped during my show. (Not bad considering she was simultaneously playing Pokemon on her Nintendo DS during the entire performance!)
I am busy writing a new song with my dear, talented friend, Brianne Lynn. We have been inspired by the wonderful, small-town community that we live in, and the people we have met through our performances around town. She and I come from very different political viewpoints, but we are such kindred spirits in so many ways! We wanted to write a song about finding a center, a common point, a place where humanity is shared, despite the intensity of differing opinions. I think we are on to something pretty good! We are finishing it up to debut at my CD Release Concert on May 12th! Come to the show and hear us tell the story from the stage!
Speaking of which, my new CDs have arrived at my doorstep! I love how they have turned out. I hope you feel the same. I will be selling signed copies at the Twin Falls Center For the Arts Auditorium (next to elevation 486) after my show! The concert will raise money for our local shelter, Voices Against Violence Twin Falls. Representatives will be on hand to talk about their organization, and $3 of every CD sold will go to the cause. Suggested donation at the door is $5. "Runnin It Red' will be available everywhere on June 1st. I will keep you posted...
I will also be involved in a very fun concert through the Magic Valley Arts Council called 'The Meaning Behind the Music' on May 19th. I will share the stage with local artists, Joshua Summers and Jordan Thornquest, in a songwriting round in which we share intimate stories about our songs, our songwriting, and our experiences as an artist. I am so honored to be included in this show, and so thrilled to have the support of the Magic Valley Arts Council! Information will be available soon here: Magic Valley Arts Council
Along with these events, I am still out and about performing around town every week. I'd love to see you! Heather's shows
If you have made it this far in my blog, I humbly thank you! I know you are busy with your own dreams, ambitions, and loved ones! I love and appreciate you all!