Thursday, July 28, 2005

Remainder of 2005 Schedule

August 11, Litchfield, IL - Summer Nights (benefit for Charlie Co. - "Army National Guard"
August 12, Springfield, IL - Illinois State Fair (One Particular Harbor) 4:00 pm
August 16, Sedalia, MO - Missouri State Fair (Touchstone Energy Stage) 4:00 pm
September 2, Chesterfield, MO - St. Louis Fair & Air Show (Budweiser Tent) 7:00 PM
September 10, Wichita, KS - McConnell Air Force Base (Welcome Home Celebration)
September 11, Hutchinson, KS - Kansas State Fair (Lake Talbott - 1:00) (Gazebo - 5:00)
September 23, Hillview, IL - Great River Road Opry 7:00 pm
October 1, Godfrey, IL - Godfrey Fall Festival 7:00pm

Always looking for Gigs!

Renewed Spirit

I now have a renewed spirit, as I've found that people really do read blogs, so now I must write as if I have an audience in mind. Really, I thought blogs were helpful for one to get off one’s mind what one must in order to feel a sense of relief. But now I know better, so I am writing for all! I hope that I do not provide information that is mundane and ordinary, for it’s my goal to excite and bring out the spirit of life in all, so here it goes… I’m so enthusiastic about what’s been happening these last few weeks. I have been working with the greatest musicians EVER: Chris Hammann on Bass, Brad Little on Drum, and Larry Ford on Rhythm Guitar. The first day of practice I was astounded by all that was accomplished. These guys were rockin’ it from the get-go. They had met and had themselves in order prior to our first practice together. Talk about professionals!! We are now searching for a fiddler/steel guitarist/keyboardist, and have a young man coming for our next practice to take the lead on guitar. I’m thinking positively as I know he will be wonderful as well!! We have some very important gigs approaching, so we will continue keeping the country jam alive and well in our awesome practice barn. I’ll keep everyone informed as to what will come in the future. In the meantime, thanks guys for giving your all, thanks Mom & Scott for helping with the kids, thanks Deb for continuing to market us and all you do, and thanks friends, family and fans for supporting us!! You're awesome, you are!! So for now, “Country-ROCK ON!

Friday, July 15, 2005

Working For A Living

I am finding that this "job thing" really gets in the way of a musical career. Having to hold down a full-time job, taking time out to spend with my husband & kids, and sleeping pretty much takes up my entire day. But I continue plugging along. I hoping to hit the lotto so I can finance a musical career and drop the full-time gig of working for a living. I'd much rather PLAY!! Well, I better start playing the lottery, huh?

Sunday, July 10, 2005

Switching Jobs

Okay, here I go again!! I really got away from the blogging due to just how busy my life has become since my music career has begun to blossom. Many gigs at many different venues allows me the opportunity to meet many people. I do love it! At the same time, I am switching jobs, leaving Southern Illinois University Edwardsville as Testing Administrator and going to Blackburn College in Carlinville to be the Director of Teacher Education. I'm excited about the move but also a little nervous about the new job responsibilities. But I have no problem with CHANGE. As a matter of fact, I love the challenges that come along with change: the meeting of new people, working with interesting colleagues, and learning new trades. I will continue this later!