Happy 2023. Here we are on February 6, day after a full moon in Leo and finally feeling like we are truly moving forward into a new calendar year.
I am reflecting on the power of our own voices a lot lately. I am a human who has sung since I was a small child and made a life of writing my own songs and then singing them, in my own voice for the past 35 years. (recording a few of the songs along the way) What have I learned doing that? Not unlike what Lizzo shared last night at the Grammy’s: Even if you feel like an outsider, like people don’t get you, keep going and be yourself. You will find your people. You will attract people to you that will support you. This is so true. In all areas of life.
Not all of us may experience that Truth at the level of Lizzo, but we can experience it and the experience of listening to your own voice, acting from it, sharing it and having someone else acknowledge with joy and love that your voice is special is such a thrill and something I want all beings to experience.
Perhaps this is why I find myself teaching children music. When they feel heard and honored for their unique voice, they light up like a lightbulb and we can all feel it in the room, including me.
What lights you up right now? How can you allow for more of that as we continue on in this year? Everything is possible in any given moment and we can always invite in something new or amplify something present that we want more of. This is the power of our voice – inside and out. I am thrilled to have begun work on a new album (creating new music always lights me up!) and hope to release it to all of you before year end.
I am also thrilled to be returning to Ireland March 17-19 to lead Song of Rebirth at Creacon Wellness Retreat. This amazing opportunity to return to this beautiful place each year and travel with a group of souls exploring, healing and rebirthing the power of our voices is such a blessing for me.
There are still spots left, so if you want to remember, discover new sounds and amplify the power of your own voice, consider joining us. Book Directly At Creacon Website.
I have been aware of the energy of 11/11 for almost 15 years now. What is that energy? I like to think of it as a Unity energy. I imagine each 1 in 11/11 is a pillar of Light standing next to another pillar of light. What happens when we all allow ourselves to be our lightest, most peaceful and connected selves? What happens when we have the courage to acknowledge our human struggles and choose love and connection still.
This is the journey I continue to walk and I am beyond blessed to have had the resources, family and friends and spiritual teachings that I have had thus far.
That being said, I also feel like I am on the verge of somewhere I have never been before – like that moment in Back to the future where Doc says ” Where we’re going, we don’t need roads.” Can you relate? Do you feel like both an individual and collective awareness or awakening is happening and you are not sure about your next step? Or you can see the next step but it’s hard to trust it’s actually going somewhere.
You are not alone.
We (Humanity) need you to remember as best you can and live into who you truly are in service of yourself and all. This remembering can be joyful! This remembering is why we are here. This remembering can happen while living and connecting and being a regular old human.
What a miraculous time to be alive.
Thank you for tuning in to my music and my journey and the way I choose to share it. I would love to see you in person on Dec. 21 on Cape Cod at Dennisport Yoga for a Solstice Celebration with yoga and music and ritual co-led by Leigh Alberti and Joanna Benevides.
I would also love to see you in Ireland March 17-19 at my beloved Creacon Wellness Retreat Center. It will be a powerful and nurturing time of connection and creation. To learn more about Sound of Rebirth and book the retreat, visit the Creacon website.
This past month of September I was posting one of my most popular songs a lot on Instagram called Sweet September. I also re-learned a song I wrote 29 years ago September Again to help support the release of my friend Felice Cohen’s new memoir Half In. (Check it out, It’s awesome!) It was such a busy month of getting back to teaching and feeling much more scheduled, I didn’t even get a chance to write a blog.
So, here we are in OCTOBER again. I love this month. I have always wanted to write a song about (or during) October that really embodies the magic of this month, but I haven’t yet. Maybe in the next 3 weeks…..I will keep you posted.
In the meantime, Check out what I have coming up this month – a Retreat in NH on Nov. 5, Solstice yoga and chanting on Dec. 21 on Cape Cod at Dennisport Yoga and a March Retreat in Ireland at my beloved Creacon. As I type this I am waiting to connect with Fugan Dineen, my old friend and excellent drummer (it’s him chanting on one of my most streamed tracks OM GAM GANAPATYE NAMAHA). So, hopefully some kirtan and chanting events from us will emerge soon in the New England area.
Be gentle with yourself out there and trust your flow, no matter whether it syncs perfectly with anyone else.
We are in a time of community – small community. Who are you spending time with? Who is supporting you? How can you nurture and expand on that positive loving energy? and if you are not feeling that small community in a loving way, what do you need to do in your own life to allow more of that in?
Love you all. Keep singing, keep playing, keep on keeping on!
PS. my new favorite album is from Deva Premal & Miten and includes a track with India.Arie. Check it out.
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.
Whew! I have been in some kind of vortex since January. Truly. Something about today – this new moon has delivered me into a whole new vibration. I couldn’t be more grateful.
The best news is, I have been writing tons of songs. These songs are a new vibration – a vibration that feels very connected to my 2012:Isn’t it Amazing? album. Like that album, I have had to travel deep inside and into dark places in order to allow what wants to come through, to come through.
I still spend time thinking “why can’t I just be a happy artist who is always motivated and moving forward? Why must I dive deep into the abyss in order to create?” In this moment, in the energy of this new moon, I laugh at this question. That is like asking, “why must I carry a baby for 9 months, Can’t I just think about it and it be here?”
I recently met a beautiful soul in the body of a young man at my favorite coffee shop in my town and he enlightened me by talking about the law of gestation. That is where I have been – GESTATING. And so, thank you for still being here and know that a whole new offering is coming and I can’t wait to share it. so much LOVE to all of you.
We are in the new moon cycle in late October. It’s a wonderful time for transformation and musical awakening. I can feel lots of new songs bubbling up and am looking forward to a lot more writing and hopefully a new record soon.
In the meantime, my record Isn’t it Amazing? that I released in March of 2012 has circled back into the consciousness and has helped create an amazing new opportunity and experience for me and all who want to join!
I am so grateful to have this creative project to put my heart into. I need music and connection more than ever right now and my guess is you might to.
Please join me TODAY at 11:11 LIVE ON FACEBOOK as I launch a new CD with 7 live chants, 2 live songs and 2 studio recording songs called BE THE LIGHT. It is an offering of love, peace, truth, right-conduct & non-violence. Help me bring this music and vibration to all with ears to hear. We have only a $4000 goal (which I hope we far surpass) and have until Dec. 2 to reach it.
Please join early and help us all feel like WE are empowered, WE are united & WE can work together towards more security and peace for all.
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