A wife. A mother. A singer. A songwriter. One very busy woman!
I used to say, “If life were a buffet, I would want to taste every dish.” I don’t have that kind of time anymore! Now, my favorite word is “decide.” I am looking and listening for the songs that only I could write. About my life, about the world inside of my head, about the people around me. About moments that might seem small. About things that confuse me. Above all, about feelings I’ve never heard anyone sing about.
I taught myself to play the piano at age five, inspired by a Joni Mitchell songbook my sisters left sitting on the piano. I also played the flute, but quit Band after 7th grade, because I thought it wasn’t “cool.” “Cool” was so important, once. Now dreams are.
My long and winding resume includes having been a professional modern dancer, performing almost every job one could ever do in a restaurant (including telling a joke to Bruce Springsteen), driving a delivery truck for a bakery, working at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade, studying American History, and coming very close to going to medical school. I have worked at a law school, a brokerage firm, a software company, and a hospital. I have an MBA. I have survived numerous New England winters, and I used hypnosis to birth two babies without painkillers.
Meanwhile, I have cultivated an entrepreneurial spirit, formed warm and juicy lifelong friendships, balanced work and life, and facilitated groups for moms on self-care. My primary passions are studying the intricacies of the human heart and striving to maintain a bright and spunky light no matter what others may say or do. Last but not least, I have devoted myself to developing as a writer and performing artist and hopefully, winning fans as a singer and songwriter.
My two young children have kept me close to home for the past several years. But in late 2012, I assembled an amazing new band, and am working toward my next recording release. I have performed at festivals such as SXSW and the legendary Club Passim’s Cutting Edge of the Campfire, as well as in local venues and on radio.
Fellow Austinite and 2011 Official Texas State Musician Sara Hickman snagged two of the tunes from my debut CD Purple Room for her Motherlode double CD (one on the happy disc, one on the sad one). I was a finalist in the Austin Songwriters Group’s 2012 Bluebird Cafe Competition, and my song “Real Girls” won the KUTX “Stage to Studio” competition at the Cactus Cafe Open Mic.
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