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The making of Dare, part two: Sometimes it’s about the conversations

As you could see from part one, I’ve started recording my new album, Dare, and I’m sharing the journey with you because you know how singer-songwriters are – we can’t help talking about ourselves.  Here’s another post about me. Hope … Continue reading

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The making of Dare, part one: Sometimes it’s about the food

I’m recording Dare, my tenth album. Sounds ominous, doesn’t it? Back when I did my touring with Wilma Flintstone, I did it full time and that meant putting out a new album every two or three years. While I still … Continue reading

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Through snow, through rain, through tangled tire chains

As I played at the bar in Spokane, I could see the snow falling outside. Big fluffy flakes drifted to the ground as I made my way through my set. As a native of the desert, I hadn’t had much … Continue reading

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Pardon me, is that a beaded bra or are you just here to surprise me?

I stood there in the middle of a cavernous college student center with my acoustic guitar, singing songs for GLBT pride week. Some students were scurrying off to classes while three or four lingered around the pride week information tables. … Continue reading

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Let’s pretend we’re booking agents! My first tour.

My first tour wasn’t part of a grand plan. I just wanted to get to the Michigan Women’s Music Festival. I had a small problem, though. Money from a part-time clerical job in Tucson, Arizona wasn’t going to buy enough … Continue reading

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When Fanny rocked

David Bowie called Fanny “one of the finest f—ing rock bands of their time,” and Amy Ray dubbed former Fanny guitarist June Millington her musical godmother, but these days, few remember the groundbreaking all-woman band. In the early 1970s, Fanny … Continue reading

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Through rain, through sleet, through smoking monitors

I looked out from back stage and frowned at the black clouds hanging low in the sky. The act currently performing was pushed back under a cover, first from the sheets of water, then hail. I was next. I stepped … Continue reading

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