Saturday, February 16, 2013

Valentine Day isn't Valentine's without a rose from Kelly's - thank you Mike Kelly for the invitation to add my music - love songs of course :) - to the evening and to the staff for making it a warm & fuzzy love filled evening with lots of friends!

Fun Friday night at Holy Family for the annual Light House Center fundraiser in Va Beach - thank you to all who support the cause and lift their community! and thank you to the wonderful reception for the new tunes I played from my new forthcoming CD...

Saturday March 2nd I will be at St Andrews for a fundraiser benefiting Interfaith Community Outreach (ICO) and Room at the Inn (housing the homeless during the winter season).  Visit or call 252-441-5382 for more info.  There are 3 bands & another solo act (Bill Rea) - starts at 7pm - come enjoy an evening of great Christian music, food, friends and raise up our community!

Monday, February 11, 2013

I'm back!

enjoyed my studio time in Nashville w/producer Kenny Royster at Direct Image Recording for the new CD to be released this spring, visiting friends at my favorite B&B and playing w/my 4 legged friends Jaxx, Bailey & Abbey, coffee time & pumpkin skinny chip muffins (yumm!) w/singer-songwriter Sarah Hart @ The Perch,  Ariel & Ray's new  CD "Those Two" - original material - catch them performing locally in Kingston Springs & on & check out their new driving through the mountain ranges of TN & NC...
This week I'll be at Kelly's in Nags Head on Feb 14 Thursday 6:30-8:30pm.
Friday 7:30pm concert Feb 15 in Va Beach for the Volunteer's Of Chesapeake's fundraiser for the shelter.
Check out my web site calendar for details on  location, time & tickets - hope to see you there!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

a week in Nashville...

Kim Kalman, Vicki Hampton, Kim Fleming, Robert Bailey 

 A week in Nashville at Direct Image Recording Studio w/my award winning producer, engineer, vocal coach Kenny Royster - we finished the vocals for the new Christian CD (un-named at the current time).  Kenny produced my first CD, Moonlight, over 10 years ago and the rest of my CDs since then.  It is always a learning experience working w/Kenny and I am grateful for his experience, patience, wisdom - and sense of humor :) - thank you Brother Kenny!                                                                                                                                                                                                               
Vicki Hampton, Kenny Royster, Kim Fleming, Robert Bailey

           Also in the studio this week were my vocalists Vicki Hampton, Kim Fleming & Robert Bailey.   
We have worked together since my Close CD.  They were in-house Thursday adding music, love and life to the CD.  We had a great day and they sounded awesome - wait til you hear!

On Friday, new-to-my-team vocalist Tania Hancheroff added her warmth and energy to the project - beautiful Tania - thank you!

I have the weekend off, so I slept in, am eating real meals, enjoying the company of friends and will even watch the Super Bowl (we might get more snow!)

Next week I'll be back in the studio with Kenny mixing, watching, listening and tweaking.  The music is sounding great, beginning to take shape and I'm getting excited to have you enjoy the fruits of our labor!  I am grateful for the material, all involved lending their time and talent and the opportunity to share the gifts!