Saturday, December 15, 2012

Subtle Holiday Funk

Poster/e-vite I designed for our Holiday show tonight at the Plough with the Clippertones!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Moving right along

Hello! Its a shame that time escapes me in my busy has been quite a wee bit of time since I've been able to sit down blog and share my stories. But alas, exciting things are happening and I intend to keep you abreast of this exciting time as I navigate my winding way through the start of my career and the onset of an exciting musical journey with my well as any other activities and adventures that arise. Most recently, was our show last night at the Plough & Stars. Felt great to perform back at our home base...where we first began performing about a year ago. And last night was our first Saturday show! Great turnout and the set went super! Our friends, JJ and Kevin from Bangarang Productions in Newton, filmed the show and I hope to get something online soon. Billy Dodge opened for us and I was able to accompany him on some of his songs as well. Tomorrow night we will play at Charlie's Kitchen, a brand new venue for us. Pictures and posts to come!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Hocus Pocus

Tonight Emily and I settled on the couch, ordered Thai food and watched my favorite Halloween movie of all time, Hocus Pocus. (Bette Midler and pre-Sex and the City Sarah Jessica Parker). Here on Erie street, Halloween is officially in full-swing.

The Filming of "Illusory" music video

Last weekend my friend Billy Dodge and I traveled to Westport, MA to film a music video for his song Illusory-under the direction of Kevin and JJ at Bangarang Productions. It could not have been a more perfect and crisp October day. We got to spend some time filming on the beach as well as on Billy's porch, which looked right over the water. Filming was a lot of fun.It was awesome to share creative visions about the song and to capture the song's narrative on film. While on the beach, a black lab ran up to us from out of no owner to be seen. The dog stayed with us throughout our filming and we were able to capture some great scenes with him. I thought this was particularly special, as one of the lyrics in Illusory talks about Belle, Billy's black lab. You can check out the song here: and when the video is done, I will be sure to post about it! In the meantime, here are some photos

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Finished Recordings!

Last night Andrew, Bryan and I finished up our recordings! Yay! Many long hours went into these and I want to thank Andrew Will for being the hands and the brains behind making these sound great. Enjoy! And keep your eyes and bananas peeled for more music!

Monday, September 24, 2012


The San Francisco Opera performed the opera Rigoletto and projected the show live at AT&T Park! We brought some wine and a picnic and bundled up to watch an amazing performance.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Monday, September 17, 2012

Nights of Music: Martunis

After the piano concert, we made our way to Martunis, a piano bar and Hannah's favorite bar in the city. The scene was something out of a 1930's movie: we made our way to the back of the bar and slid behind a thick curtain into a room filled with people sipping on martinis and swaying their bodies to the sound of old jazz piano standards. Three times I joined the piano man and sang some tunes. It was a lively, music-loving crowd- definitely a recommended spot to hit on a Friday or Saturday night.

Nights of music

I have had the pleasure of experiencing some wonderful music while staying here in San Francisco. My first night in the city, Hannah took me to a jazz piano concert-a friend of her's who was recently recruited to study at the Thelonious Monk Institute in LA. The concert took place in a beautiful hall that the family rented-with creaky wooden floors and warmly glowing light sconces dipping down from the high ceilings. Hannah, and a group of her friends and I enjoyed cups of red wine as we sat above and watched the show from the balcony. We had a great birds-eye view of the stage. The performer told us after his second piece-that he did not have a set list prepared for the concert,and that most of his songs at his solo concert would be improvised. I watched him as he began each piece, straightening his posture and placing his hands delicately on the keys, then as if the keys told him what to do- his long fingers would start to play and soon they were dancing up and down and all over the keys. The music made us hold our breath, gasp, laugh and tear up. At the end, we were held in a musical trance...unable to speak about the feelings that the music had given to us. Tipsy from the wine, giggles leaked out of our smiling mouths as we descended from the balcony and exited into the cool San Francisco night