Lots of updates today.
First and foremost, I would like to officially announce that I have been invited to join the Lansing Unionized Vaudeville Spectacle (the L.U.V.S.) as their newest singer! I have hesitated to share this until now because I kept waiting to have the right words to describe my simultaneous excitement, gratitude, slight disbelief… that I am now a part of this awesome family. And I still don’t have the right words… But I will say this: I first heard a few members of the LUVS perform at a Dagwood’s Open Mic last June. (There are 14 of us. Or is it 15 with me in the group? I’ve lost count at this point…) I was completely shocked at what I heard. My (then new, now dear) friend Jeana-Dee had said her husband Dylan was in a vaudeville band, I had no idea what to expect. I had already convinced myself that Lansing was a pretty boring place, but what I heard and saw and felt when the LUVS performed was the complete opposite of boring. (I would try to describe it, but again I feel that whatever words I have to say won’t capture the essence of their sound and spirit.) Over the course of the past year I have had the opportunity to see and get to know the LUVS on multiple occasions, and I am honored to sing alongside such wonderful people, both in talent and in character. This marks the beginning of a new chapter in my musical journey, and I am on the edge of my seat in anticipation for what is about to unfold.
I have been singing at Dagwood’s Open Mic for the past three weeks, both with the LUVS as well as performing my original material, but my first official gig with them is next week! You can find all the details on my Upcoming Shows page. Also, be sure to follow me on Twitter, so you can get tweets about last minute Open Mic performances or find out where you may be able to catch us busking.
Other exciting news: I have uploaded three new videos to my Youtube channel, including a new song called Never Mine. You can now find lyrics pages for Never Mine and Good Dude, Bad Man. And you can watch my Youtube videos straight from my website on my new Video page.
And now is that point where I realize that I’ve been working on web stuff so long I forgot to eat dinner! Time for some food (yes, I know it’s 1:30am). I’m sure I’ve left you with plenty of material to stay busy without me for a while. 🙂 Thank you again for your support.