Wednesday, April 18, 2007

3rd Annual Southern Gospel Fest

Oh what a night! Saturday I opened for the 3rd Annual Southern Gospel Fest in Waynesboro VA sponsored by Blue Ridge Talent Agency & promoter, Pam Barton (great job Pam!!) Not only have I never listened to southern gospel but needless to say I've never opened for a show of that caliber. We had 500+ in attendance & they were ALIVE in the spirit!!

The other acts included Greater Love Trio  (formally quartet but their bass was out on medical that night), Mark Bishop (singer/songwriter), Brian Free & Assurance, and  The Tabernacle Baptist Drama Team of Lumberton, NC. It was energizing, moving, electric & fun...I met some great people (see my photo gallery page) & opened my ears to some new sounds... got home @ 4am to sing mass at 11am @ Holy Trinity :) ...and I was awake (coffee is a wonderful thing!) Thank you to Waynesboro for welcoming me & to Pam for the invitation.

I'm currently working on material for the Christmas CD...I'll be in Nashville in May doing instrumental tracks & then go back in Sept to finish up vocals.

Most of my appearances this summer will be in the Outer Banks area, restaurants & church Sept (before my studio time) I'll be show-casing @ the National Quartet Convention ...the convention invites solos, duo & trio along w/quartets ...this is exciting!

If your church is interested in booking me for a fund raiser, please have them contact me as soon as possible for scheduling.

peace ~k

Monday, April 2, 2007

I'm Not Alone

The production of I'm Not Alone has truly been an instrument in my life... divinely inspired. I heard a voice almost a year ago at mass telling me now was the time to step outside the box & share the most intimate part of me: my spiritual journey. I've been a church musician since I was 14 years old but I NEVER thought I would record a cd of Christian material. From the get-go divine intervention was obvious...researching material brought me to Sarah Hart who happened to be in FL singing on the same weekend I was doing a Hospice benefit just an an hour away from her workshop & show...once in the recording studio in Nashville, my musicians gave me goose bumps when they got the vision & translated it into music... over lunch in the studio, there was a sharing of personal journeys w/my backup singers on how God touched & graced our lives...the studio was filled w/little miracles daily while I was engulfed in song for 2 weeks on my own mini retreat. I sang, I cried, I danced... it was fun, grueling, invigorating & draining... my ears were fried after 12-14 hour days in the studio...the outside world was non-existent except for my bed & a hot shower... what we will do to feed our passion, to stir the soul, to be in total harmony with the why I am here, to set my prayers to music... to thank God I'm not alone.

peace ~k