I have had such a fun summer performing all around the country! Tackling artists from Led Zeppelin and ZZ Top to Michael Jackson, Sara Bareilles and some new original material, I have learned so much.
At the Denver School of Rock, I stepped out of my comfort zone to learn about rock 'n roll. I got to work with some really talented kid musicians and we had a blast. Back in Nashville, I was honored to play at Gilda's Club Nashville for some of the patients and families they serve. It was so touching; they really listened to the lyrics and personally connected to the meaning of my song "If Only." I was amazed to witness the emotional power of music. At Girls Up Loud camp I reconnected with my closest singing friends to learn more complex harmonies. I was honored to sing at the wedding of some family friends in Pennsylvania. Performing as they walked down the aisle was a little nerve-wracking! So I tried to remember that the song was a gift to them. On the porch of their beautiful new home that night, we had a family jam session that reminded me what music is really about. Southern Girls Rock 'n Roll Camp Nashville brought long days of hard work. We formed new bands, wrote our own songs, created band t-shirts all in just one week. It was so fun to play in a real rock venue (the Basement East). I am grateful that they also gave me a solo performance slot. It was my first time to play my guitar on stage and I got my first real review! (they did spell my name wrong, but it's still cool)
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We have a few more weeks of summer left - I can't wait to see what's next!