This Week: Home Is Where My Heart Is…

 This week is graduate week at our house. Our last one Anna is moving on up. I ‘m very very happy about it. She is the last of our three kids to graduate. I kinda have a pit in my stomach though for as much as I enjoy my work outside the house as an artist, I have enjoyed the passion of raising my family even more. I’m missing it right now…I definitely have been suffering a loss. I feel overwhelmed actually at the moment. I think I’m going to have to find a place to give my nurturing heart to….I’m not into mothering my husband. LOL He’s much to old. Maybe I’ll take up plants. Home is where my heart is… I can’t help it.


June Music News…

Well, it looks like summer is finally making it’s entrance.  June will be a busy month for me with a lot of great shows.

Mia and the band at the Rockfish Grill

Me and the band at the Rockfish Grill in Anacortes, WA

Last Friday, the band and I played at The Rockfish Grill in Anacortes, WA. Jason Edwards was on percussion and John Bayliss on bass.  Chris Spencer sat in on guitar and it was a fun time! The weather was absolutely perfect and the evening was spectacular. Thanks to all those who came out (special thanks to Bill Mattocks!). It was great to meet some new people.

Next week the band and I will be returning to perform at Bake’s Place in Issaquah, WA. Bake’s is a fabulous venue and I can’t wait! The food is outstanding. I’d love to see you there if you can make it.

I have you few more shows in June (you can find out more on my calendar of course), then we head to Portland over the 4th of July weekend to play at the Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival. I’m so excited!  I’ll be on the main stage July 3rd at 12:45 pm. I play a 45 minute set. And then the same afternoon I join the DME blues cruise at 2:00pm up the Willamette River. This is one of the top 10 blues festivals in the country and it is a blast. If you’ve never been, you’re missing one of the best times a blues festival can offer.

Find out the who, what, why, where of the Portland Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival in this recent article:

Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival [2011]—24 Years of Blues, Community and Fighting Hunger