Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Last show in October

My final show this month is a really cool Storytellers-type of solo performance in Northwest Austin.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26 at 7:30pm at Spicewood Tavern.

It's part of the Soul of a Musician series at a family-friendly venue where you can have dinner and cocktails.

There's plenty of parking.  :)

AND IT'S ALL FREE, thanks to our gracious hosts/sponsors at St. Matt's.

I hope to see you there!

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Monday, October 20, 2014

Whisper of the Moon on GRAMMY ballot

Our Whisper of the Moon album and the "Almanac" single made it onto the ballot for the 57th GRAMMY Awards!  Congratulations to Tosca String Quartet and arranger Christopher Cox, who took the songs to a whole new level.  

I recently met a man whose children fall asleep to Whisper of the Moon every night.  That is the greatest recognition in the world.  This is pretty cool, too, though.  ;)




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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Winflo was wonderful

Thank you to everyone who came out and SOLD OUT my latest show at the Winflo Listening Room.  It was such a meaningful experience to share with you, who are so dear to me. 

The set list was heavily influenced by your requests on the Facebook Music Page and it was one of my favorites EVER.  

These great pics come to you via Stephanie, Rita, Matt, Bethany, and Cam.  Click on them for a larger look.

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Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Be who you are


Instrument and gear purveyors Musician's Friend have featured me in a new article/interview about going pro. 

Read it here: http://thehub.musiciansfriend.com/artist-interviews/working-pro-musicians-offer-tips-for-making-it-in-music


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Thursday, October 02, 2014

Erin Ivey Trio at Winflo Listening Room

Only a handful of tickets remain for the show on October 9, so please reserve your spot!  https://livevibe.ticketbud.com/dinnershow

Pianist Rolf Ordahl and guitarist RyDog Johnson will be joining me to play.  We'll debut new songs and take a break from the week in this cozy candle-lit venue.  It's one of my favorites in Austin!



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The power of habit

BIG THANKS and high fives to everyone who participated in the Object Writing Challenge in any way.  It was 28 days of sensory-based writing about an object, for 10 minutes every day. They say it takes 28 days to make a habit.  How did you do?

10 minutes is such a small amount of time, but done every day, I noticed my thought patterns changing.  I started describing things to myself throughout the day, as though everything was subject to the sensory explorations of the writing challenge.

10 minutes is enough to focus, but not so much that I could talk myself out of it with lame excuses.  (Can I get an amen!?)

Continuing that momentum, I'm shifting the challenge to the piano - 10 minutes a day of freeform playing.  (Unlike the writing challenge, my family will be subjected to the arc of discovery on this front. Maybe I'll even rope one of them into this new challenge with me.)

What else do you want to explore?  How can you shift the 10-minute challenge paradigm into a new realm of discovery in your own life?

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Want to know how I chose the objects we wrote about?  I posted a short video about that on my Facebook Music Page:



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