How is everybody? I just wanted to update my site and give you some good vibes and good music to tune into.
Life is dynamic and constantly evolving. I am grateful for all the peace, love, and abundance in my life right now and I have the joy of being a teacher, so summer vacation is on!
I am in the process of remembering who I am as a singer/songwriter and performer – YAY! So please reach out, if you would like to book me – in a good old-fashioned venue or your back yard. (Here’s to lots of singing LIVE in 2022!!)
I have new songs and old songs and lots of love and inspiration to share, so tune in and let me know if you would like to experience me in the flesh in your yoga class or sacred/healing event.I am about to go back in to studio and record some new songs. I can’t wait!
In the meantime, Have you listened to 12 Rebirth lately? It’s a perfect record for right now.
It has been a powerful 6 months on planet earth and in the United States of America. very painful for many and also incredibly awakening for us all.
I am excited to be singing this Sunday at 1pm in my home village next to this beautiful mural recently commissioned to be painted on a local barn. (right across the street from Sturgis Library). It was painted by Joe Diggs and Jackie Reeves.
I remember growing up in Barnstable Village and going to Barnstable High School from 1984-1988 and knowing something was very wrong. I could tell how I got special treatment because I was a “good kid”. A good kid because my Dad was a doctor and I had white skin with blond hair. I watched as other students who were black or didn’t have a mom always on the PTA got treated differently. I didn’t have the language to talk about it – and not many adults did either – but I could feel it and it didn’t feel good.
That is why I wanted to get off Cape Cod as quickly as possible. I could tell I was different somehow (even though I had not yet come out as a lesbian) and wanted to find people who felt different like me and were working for equality and inclusion.
I have journeyed to lots of places in this world – 12 years in Brooklyn, NY, a couple years in the Middle East (Cairo & Lebanon), 8 years back on Cape Cod running Sounding Still Wellness and now I am currently living in Boston teaching at a private school in Weston.
The reality and pain of white privilege and colonization is everywhere, and we are in a time now with great opportunity to educate ourselves, so we can begin talking and acting in public, as well as privately, with more intention, awareness and transformational love.
I could not be more happy to sing and be among artists who are asking questions and creating conversations right here in my home village of Barnstable.
I had an incredible time traveling for about 3 and half weeks through the midwest, Nashville, and more midwest. So fun! And all in service of the ongoing evolution of Queen City Records and vision I have for my own music and career.
There are many, many stories to tell, but before all that I wanted to let you know about some cool events happening in the next couple weeks that include my music:
Sunday November 10 9am-5pm HOW to Just Be retreat with Terry Walsh, Tammy Smith and Pernille Register
Monday November 11 4pm-9pm Energy Activation & Sound Healing with Vivienne Gerard and Laurinda Raquel Harwich Cultural Center Register
YES, after two years of 11/11 events in Cincinnati, Vivienne Gerard is coming to Cape Cod. Along with the energy of Laurinda and her bowls, this is going to be truly special. Register now!
And if you can’t make 11/11 or even if you can, be sure to check out this cool collaboration with my friend and yoga teacher Dana Cox at
Saturday November 16 1pm-3pm Gratitude Workshop with Dana Cox Power Yoga of Cape Cod Dennisport Register
Join me on Patreon!!
We are having so much fun on this new platform and there is TONS OF CONTENT. I have already posted a couple new songs in process.
I was reminded today by facebook of a campaign I did 8 years ago called 40 and Fabulous. I was on the verge of turning 40, having recently returned from a middle east/age crisis (that’s a whole other blog) and was regrouping on Cape Cod.
Cape Cod – what an amazingly blessed place to regroup.
In this practice and campaign I created, I filmed myself everyday for 40 days chanting a different chant and posted it on youtube. I asked people to donate to SQ Foundation if they resonated with the videos. My goal was $40,000. HAHA. I have always dreamed very big.
This experience was an extraordinary lesson for me in consciousness, desire and how energy works. I can see now, that my intentions were multi-fold.
Yes, I wanted to share myself and my gifts as a singer to help support a foundation I believed in.
Yes, I wanted some structure to help me birth this career as a spiritual singer that I knew was real, but had no idea how to create.
And YES, I wanted to be seen and known for who I was, even though my external life seemed like it was going nowhere.
When I didn’t get close to reaching my goal but received an email from SQ Foundation within the next couple months saying that they had a set a goal to reach $40,000 in support of their programs, I learned so much!
It was not about ME being the one to raise the money. It was about ME showing up in my gifts and planting the seed so that WE could all thrive and empower ourselves and each other. Thank God I was crazy enough to do that and give myself a truly healing and awakening experience.
The other thing that happened during that campaign was on day 8, after committing to doing this, I got a bad cold and lost parts of my voice. I RARELY lose my voice. So there I was, humbled, having to acknowledge that singing and chanting is never about how you sound, but about the intention and devotion with which you offer your vibration.
All healing is Self-healing.
Now, as I travel sharing my songs and leading people in chants (as if it was something I always did), I reference this personal experience often to illustrate how we may not ever know fully why we are urged to do things from within. We may feel that the inner guidance we receive or desires we become aware of are crazy and illogical and …..they may be.
However, I have learned, when I take actions from my inner guidance with the right motivation, amazing things can happen – for both me and the people who end up hearing or feeling me.
It is not always an easy path. It can be frustrating and confusing and lonely. However, here I am again at age 48, recommitting to this path. My path. Our path. A path of what I now call Self-Actualization or Living into my Destiny Path.
My only job now is to become uniquely me at the highest potential possible in any given moment. If I truly commit to this, that realization of my pure essence will be of the Highest Service to Humanity, of which I am a part and I will have fun along the way!
Some of you may have figured this out a long time ago. I often joke, I am on the remedial human path. I have always resonated with the spiritual path and for that I am beyond grateful. Now, I am excited and thrilled to walk into my human path of expressing my Spiritual Being at a whole new level.
Thank you for walking with me and sending me an encouraging smile/hug, note, or dollar every now and them. If you haven’t heard 12 Rebirth yet, I encourage you to tune in and watch the new promo video.
I cannot fully express in words what a gift it is to be a Creative Music Maker right now on this glorious planet. I guess I will have to just keep on writing songs and singing to share that joy!
I can’t believe it’s June 1st. Wow! The May 17 Official release concert in Brooklyn was so fun and it is so thrilling to have this new music out in the world and be hearing back from some of you about what you are liking and what is resonating. Have you heard the CD? Or received it in the mail? Send me a message and let me know how you are listening and what you are loving. Those little messages mean more than you think and help keep me going.
TONIGHT I will be enjoying a beautiful experience at the Harwich Cultural Center with a local group of Cape musicians backing me up. so so fun. Catie Flynn, who sang on the record will be in the house along with her band mates Aaron Mayo and Karl Hoyt. Rich Buck will be on drums which is such a treat.
There will be more to announce in the next couple weeks about dates in Canada and the midwest, but for now, I wanted to say THANK YOU and if you have not taken a moment to tune into 12 Rebirth, I encourage you to. It is available on Bandcamp, Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon (among other platforms.)
What an extraordinary year it has been. As a great author once said,
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way—in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only.” – The Tale of Two Cities
The tale of two cities, indeed. Which city are you living in? Do you know you can choose, in any moment?
I have learned this lesson over and over again and I am grateful to still be here – ALIVE and THRIVING towards that which I know I am: Love, Sound, Joy – here to serve myself and anyone who chooses to listen. May your true voice arise within you and may you share it with love, power, grace and the wisdom that YOU are incredibly powerful and the world needs YOUR voice RIGHT NOW.
Please join me over for some events over the next couple weeks. TONIGHT for winter solstice. JAN. 5 for the new moon and JUNE 21-23 for an extraordinary experience at Creacon in Ireland.
be still. love yourself. love everyone else. sometimes it really is that simple. And when in doubt, CHANT!
Hello all – can you believe it’s July 23rd? Wow, time sure is moving fast.
I wanted to send a quick note and let you know I am singing this Thursday at Bismore Park on Hyannis Harbor as a part of the Love Listen Local series. It’s also a good time to save the date for our next Full Moon Beach Yoga with live music – Monday Aug. 7.
The energies inside and out are calling us to be still and allow for great change. So take time to be in nature, listen to music, chant with others, take naps and CHILL OUT. All is well and all will happen in Divine Time. Check out my meditation and healing energy offerings at Sounding Still Wellness.
August is coming and it’s a great month to listen to my old new-age country song, Back Porch Drunk. Peace to all. Make Music, Be Happy!
I have written many songs about the magic of September. Perhaps because my birthday is in August or I have been a perennial student, September often feels like the new year to me.
I wrote September Again when I was around 22, having just lived in Ptown for a while and was facing a sense of who am I without the structure of school?
I wrote Sweet September just after turning 40, returning to Cape Cod, and completing 40 days of chanting that led me to my current career of music and transformation.
This September, I don’t feel a song coming, but rather an epic musical. It’s kind of a scary feeling because I have written a musical before and I know what it takes to complete it and get it up on stage. Those fans of Love according to Luc may remember it from way back in 2004.
As the new multidimensional musical ruminates in my creative psyche I will be singing and touring often in the fall, winter, and spring, so stay tuned and keep listening.
May this new moon bring you a TRUE SENSE of newness. May you awaken right NOW in this moment and create all you know you are. JOIN ME TONIGHT at Innerglow Yoga in Mashpee for a NEW MOON YOGA FLOW with Kristen O’Toole Yoga 6-7:30pm.
Wow. Summer certainly has been moving fast. I have so enjoyed singing and chanting with many of you this summer and it continues. This weekend I will be at Love Yoga Fest and celebrating my first wedding anniversary. Please join me & Kristen O’Toole for Family yoga at 11:30 on both Sat and Sun for only $10/person. Talk about abundance, love and community! Register NOW.
And save the dates for August 22 at the Barnstable Village Jailhouse Jams stage and Sept. 2 at the Barnstable Tavern. GO HERE to see all my upcoming gigs and events including our last FULL MOON BEACH YOGA of the season Aug 18 on West Dennis Beach.
THANK YOU to all who continue to listen and share my most recent record Wise Innocence. At this time in our world when so many seem to be giving into fear, It fills my heart with hope and love to know that folks are tuning into a vibration of community and cooperation. If you are interested or in need of some extra support beyond the music please check out what I offer at Sounding Still Wellness.
Enjoy this month and be sure to give yourself lots of time to kick back, listen to music, walk the beach and just chill. The new moon is at 4:44 today. ALL HEART BABY. soak it in and plant those seeds of LOVE LOVE LOVE