Doyle’s Trio Show This Saturday!

Tacoma, I'm so stoked for this show! I'll be at Doyle's Public House this Saturday, performing alongside my good friends Angie Lynn and Maddy Dullum. What's so cool about this event is that while we initially booked the show to be a musicians in-the-round type of event, we thought we'd get together to figure out a few songs we could play together for a "grand finale" of sorts. After only 2 rehearsals, we realized we had over twenty songs we could collaborate on... and each of us will be playing more than one instrument throughout the night. You do not…

Spanish Ballroom Show This Saturday!

Tacoma, I am so stoked for this show! We are 3 DAYS AWAY! This Saturday I get to kick off the night, opening for Whitney Monge and Erin Rae & The Heartbeets at McMenamin's Spanish Ballroom (Elk's Temple). I have been a fan of Whitney's for what seems like FOREVER. I have seen her perform in numerous different venues over the years and I have no doubt that her songs will soar in this room. She's a killer guitar player and an incredible vocalist. You don't want to miss her! Though I haven't yet caught Erin Rae & The Heartbeets…

Big Show Announcement

Here it is! The "BIG SHOW ANNOUNCEMENT!" I promised on social media earlier this week. But first a little background... Back in January 2013, while on a layover on a flight from New York to Victoria, BC (where I lived at the time), I caught a performer busking in Pike Place Market. She sang one line and blew me away... I was hooked. (Admittedly, I fangirled, hardcore.) Over the years, I have followed her on social media, attended shows where she's headlined some pretty incredible venues, and watched her career blow up throughout the Pacific Northwest. I could not be more…

Fall/Winter 2019 Newsletter

Well, I guess it's about time for an update, don't you think? Today is officially 6 weeks since I fell and broke my elbow. I had a follow-up appointment with the orthopaedic specialist on Monday (complete with new x-rays) and survey says: It's still broken and it's normal to still hurt. Unbeknownst to me, bones take a full 3 months before they are considered "healed". With that said, it could be at least 6 months to a year before I start feeling something resembling "normal"... ugh, I'm not the best at practising patience. With that said, I am back playing…

Good News & Bad News

Welp... I've got good news and bad news... The bad news: I tripped and fell last week. I wound up with a comminuted fractured radial head (i.e. multiple fractures of the end of the radius bone in the elbow). This means I won't be playing guitar for the foreseeable future, as the radius is the forearm bone responsible for rotation of the arm (among other things). I cannot lift or basically use my left arm for much. I am in a sling until further notice. I also cannot drive, until cleared by my specialist. I think the emotional side of…

Show Tonight @ Steilacoom Pub!

Tonight, Monday September 23, 2019, I'll be playing some live acoustic music at the Steilacoom Pub and Grill from 8-10pm. I'd love to see some familiar faces at the pub... so, reasons for you to come and join us for the fun (other than coming to hear yours truly) include: Free poolMeatloaf dinnerHappy hour 3-7pmAll ages in the deli until 10pm!Bobbi Jo (who is seriously the BEST) will be behind the bar pouring your drinks! Let's start the week out on the right note!

I’ve Got Big News!

Wowza, it's been a while since I've shared any news, hasn't it? Well, have I got a doozy for you! Last September I quit my legal assistant day job and moved to from Victoria, BC, Canada, to Tacoma, WA, USA on a K1 Fiancee Visa (yes, it's the same 90 Day Fiance visa mentioned in the famous TV show... and no, I wasn't ON the show). I married Tacoma based singer-songwriter Dave Hannon last November. (I will fill you in on those details later, I promise!) Because immigration has all sorts of paperwork and waiting time, I've been on a…

September 2018 Newsletter

So.... I have news! It's a bit of a big announcement of sorts: I was approved for my K1 Visa to move to the US and marry my love, Dave Hannon! With the news of my relocation also comes the news that for the foreseeable future I will officially be on a musical hiatus, while waiting for paperwork to finalize. It's sad, but it will only be temporary - and it is SO worth the wait! My cat, Aria, and I officially moved to Tacoma, Washington, on September 15, 2018, and we couldn't be happier (now, if only I could find…

New September 2018 Show!

This Friday, Sept 14, I will be playing some songs opening up the Green Day Tribute Show at The Well Casino Nanaimo. All information for this show can be found on the Facebook event page. My teenage self is squealing in excitement! I've been a fan of Green Day since Longview first hit the airwaves (and in the days before Google, I found their first 2 albums, 1039 Smoothed Out Slappy Hours and Kerplunk, at the local skate shop soon after Dookie's release). Dare I admit that I had the dudes plastered on my walls throughout high school? Yeah... I was THAT…

August 2018 Newsletter

Just like how I eluded in my new song "All I Need" (see June 2018 Newsletter), when things get hard I turn to the ocean to centre myself... there's something about the proximity to water that is balancing and gets the creative juices flowing! This month, I was challenged by some things in my personal life that really got me questioning my direction... so I packed my guitar and took to the beach. I drove up and down the west coast of the island, looking for a good place to perch myself next to the water, with my guitar. I…