Monday, January 19, 2009

Gone to the dogs!


suffice this to say the weather has gone to the dogs...even Tigger is cold! (& she has a 2-3 inch layer of fur under that sweatshirt!)  We are expecting 4- 6 inches of snow here in the Outer Banks!  We only know how to shovel sand!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Carmellos in Manassas

Friday evening I sang for the first time at a wonderful family owned restaurant in Manassas called Carmellos.  The atmoshphere was great with the serving area and horseshoe sit down bar in the same room.  My Woodbridge alliance showed up and brought reinforcements!...thanks to Connie and Cami the room was full!  Robyn from William & Mary days who I haven't seen in...whose many year came w/her Mom & youngest daughter Mia (Rob you missed a fun night!)....good to see all!  One of my new friends brought a fun gift for me:  Colette Iusi designs "girlfriends with attitudes" which is what I'm holding in one of the photos...she even got it down to the covers of my cds!! and Colette has great taste in desserts as you can see from the photo! you can email her at if you're interested in her custom "girlfriends" for unique as the person you are gifting!  Photos by Eric...thanks Eric for snapping 'em & getting them to me for this blog!  Thank you Northern Virginia for a fun night and thank you to Miguel & Alice at Carmellos for the opportunity.  ~k

Friday, January 9, 2009

first blog of the new year...

Christmas Eve at Holy Redeemer was busy! We did the children’s mass at 5pm... Ashley & team coordinators did a great job... all went well. Then a first - Leslie Erickson (violinist) and I joined the choir for midnight (12pm) mass... coffee is a wonderful thing... Joanne, our choir director, and group sounded great and the addition of guitar & violin really added a warmth... we're looking forward to doing more special masses with the choir! and yes I sang for the 9am mass on Christmas day, came home, made breakfast, did gifts & fell asleep on the couch with Winston my big brown dog... Merry Christmas....

New Years Eve in Williamsburg was cold (it was winter) & great!! Saw lots of folks who remembered me from 1995 (thank you Ryan and Dad) when I sang for the first First Night in Williamsburg... WOW!! Ron Fetner (thank you for the use of your equipment), Dennis Lee & Ron Barnes (his band members) were my alternating act and we had fun! I asked Ron (who plays flute & mandolin,) and Dennis (who plays stand up bass) to join me on the last number of 2 of my sets... a rare treat for me as well as the audience. I hope we can do that again soon... before NYE 2009!

The Outer Banks Wedding Expo is this weekend so I will be busy connecting with brides and grooms to be.

Tonight I'm singing at the GEM's (adult day care center) Harmony Cafe... it's their monthly fundraiser with local musicians, beverages and goodies donated from the community... always good to see everyone and spend time catching up.

There is a new icon on my web site for living room concerts... an intimate setting in your home with friends and great music. Contact me if you're interested... I do travel!

I'll be in Florida doing some singing the last weekend on Feb/first of March... good time to schedule a living room concert!

Next Friday Jan 16 for all those in the Northern VA area I'm at Carmello's in Manassass 7:30-11:30pm. Check my calendar for address and phone.

For all you romantics, I am offering Valentines Day Song-o-grams again this year. Call or email to schedule your song in red.

I'm also offering bulk cd sales for non-profit groups as fundraisers. Again email or call for more info.

See you on the road... good luck with your 2009 resolutions!