Now that I’ve had a minute to process it all, I’m ready to write you. The OYOU Creative Women’s Retreat was even more renewing and reconstructive than the previous year’s! Terri Hendrix is as powerful a soul as you’ll ever find, and her kindness knows no bounds. What an incredible gift to be afforded the privilege of consorting with a room full of fiercely imaginative, loving, strong, women. The depth of the spiritual and creative immersion we find at OYOU is simply too great to be measured. You people ROCK, and I mean that from the bottom of my heart. I so look forward to next year and I miss you already.
**To learn more about OYOU (Own Your Own Universe), or to donate to this beautiful entity, go to https://www.ownyourownuniverse.org/
Hey! Thank you for stopping by! Just want to tell you about the ETX ROCKS Show! I’m adding a link so you can go check it out for yourself. These folks are champions for the singer-songwriter in Texas and beyond! I recently got to sit down with them and talk shop and life and whatnot, and it was a blast! They are a great source for checking out what’s new in Texas music or what’s been right there flying under the radar all along.
Friends, it is an honor to be asked to give an opinion of the works of other songwriters. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to be part of the Texas Country Music Association’s 2017 Songwriter Contest in this way. Each of these writers is a gifted individual. Make no mistake: These are my peers. We are cut from the same cloth in many ways. Songwriter friends, please know that ANY judge’s opinion of your work is ONLY an opinion. The infinite number of reasons a listener does or does NOT *like* your song better than another, will never include that one of you is just not a good songwriter. These decisions are all subject to the criteria set forth, not only by the entity holding the contest, but by the individual judge’s particular taste in music above all else. What I love, someone else hates. What I can’t stand, someone else adores. These differences bring us a spectrum of music in which everyone may be included and find a home. Thank you for reading this. Thank you for sharing your gift, and thank you for listening.
Wildflower Festival 2017 was an incredible experience! I am SO grateful to the powers that be for inviting me to play! Everyone just couldn’t have been more kind and welcoming to the new girl. You were all such a supportive audience and I can’t thank you enough for showing up to listen. I hope to see you all again next year!!
The kind humans that come to my shows never cease to amaze me! You are listeners. You are caretakers of one another. You are fuel for my fire. Each one of you makes me want to be a better person. Thank you all, from the bottom of my heart! I can’t do this without you.
YOU CAME TO SEE ME!! I can’t tell you enough how much I appreciate your visiting this page. Chances are, you’ve been to see me play or you’re thinking about making it out to a show soon. I just posted over thirty new dates for the summer!! Maybe I’ll see you out there!