First the BLUES Tram... then the GOSPEL jam!
It’s been a long cold winter but I haven’t been idle. I’m 6 tracks into a new album project under the working title of “Love and Other Crimes”. It’s a concept I’ve been thinking about for a while now, tying together a bunch of loose songs about the difficult side of opening yourself up to loving someone. There’s songs about loss, drifting apart, unrequited love, toxic relationships, self-love and and even an ‘it’s complicated’ or two.
Those waiting on the Paper Mouse album, don’t worry!- as soon as Robbie is back in the country we’ll get that one wrapped up too, and I’ll finally have TWO WHOLE ALBUMS of new songs out in the world after a long hiatus. There’s a picture of Robbie and me below (how I miss that guy!) That was my last Bendigo Blues Tram outing and I’m so happy to be back on the Blues Tram again this Saturday afternoon!
All aboard the BLUES TRAM! Enjoy the sights of Bendigo's architecturally stunning CBD from a restored vintage tram car, whilst being serenaded. :) Pete Fidler and I will be playing some songs from the new album and some old faves. You can be the ones sipping wine and listening! This Saturday 10th August leaving from Central Deborah Goldmine at 2pm. :)
Then on Sunday afternoon I’m SO EXCITED about performing a show with the Melbourne Singers of Gospel. It will be a mix of gospel standards like “Wayfaring Stranger” and a few of my own songs (Jericho, Light By Light, Ordinary Mystery, Sister Share Your Load,Lullaby For A Soldier), some of which we’ve arranged full choir accompaniment. I’m really going to rev up my best soul diva vibes for this one, before going back into hiding for the rest of the month in the studio to finish the album.
Lastly, I will be emerging on the 31st to play a solo support at the Merri Creek Tavern(Northcote VIC) for my dear friend Jodi Martin, however. So come along and hassle me to get that album done and out into the universe. For those further afield than Melbourne/Central Vic don’t worry- I’ll be heading back up the east coast of Australia in October and November in the company of Scott Cook (hopefully with a NEW album in hand..crosses all available fingers and miscellaneous limbs). I'll put those dates on the website show page as soon as the details come to hand, but I’ll definitely be at Kangaroo Valley, Dorrigo, Maldon, Healesville and Majors Creek music festivals and also the awesome By The Banks extravaganza in Albury to wrap up the tour.
Before I go, can I just take a moment to just THANK YOU BIG TIME for your support?! It’s HARD to be an artist full time, and one who only has a limited time to devote to her own writing and performances. But your presence here is a real boost for me. Like a big warm hug for my fragile soul. Be well. Love and encourage those around you. Do what you do with all your heart- I always do. In fact it’s time to get back to practising my soul chops…