This summer has been productive! Although my family had to temporarily sacrifice our vegetable garden due to moving, I would say that my musical garden has been robust!
I was honored to be asked by CBS Denver to give Wednesday's Child LeShea a voice lesson. LeShea was so earnest, sweet and hard working that it was a pleasure to work with her. I wish for her to find the family of her dreams. Anybody would be lucky to have LeShea in their lives. Watch the clip that aired on the morning show on channel 7.
I've also been busy working on a deeply personal musical endeavor, The Molly Growler Project. What started out as an outlet during a difficult time has morphed into a three-piece band. I'm the primary songwriter, something new for me, but the other band members have powerful musical voices to contribute. We played our first show as a full band recently and it felt empowering, uplifting and communal. All the good stuff about putting a band together and just getting out there with it. Check out the bandcamp page for recordings.
I also put together a little jazz duo that consists of myself and guitarist Aaron Summerfield. It's a mellow, stripped down sort of jazz that's been really fun to perform. We played a few gigs at the ModMarket in Highlands Ranch and I made a short video of it.
The full jazz band (which is now between band names) I've been singing with for a few years finally finished mastering our demo. Crazy how these things can take a while to complete! Two of my favorite tracks are loaded on the sounds page of this here website. Here is the direct link. Listen to the tunes at the very top.
If you would like to catch any of my performances be sure to check the regularly updated calendar. Be sure to say hi when you stop by.
I'm feeling especially grateful for all these opportunities that have come my way recently. Many friends, students and family have come out to support my performances. I feel all warm and gooey inside thanks to them. It makes me want to keep on keepin' on.