Goodbye January, Hello February
“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in awhile, you could miss it.” -Ferris Beuller
I’m trying to do just that right now. Stop.
Life has been moving quickly over the past few weeks. On a personal level, school started again on January 9th, and my new role as an apprentice speech-language pathologist in the school system is both challenging and rewarding. I’m currently working with children in early intervention, children with a variety of genetic disorders and autism spectrum disorders, and folks with intellectual/developmental disabilities up to 21 years old. Then I move onto my medical placement in acute care.
On the music front, over the past two weekends, I had the pleasure of providing original and incidental music for Jane Martin’s play, Vital Signs, at the Barley Sheaf Theater. With an all-female cast directed by Andrea Grinwis, the show ran the gamut of emotions, showcasing 14 different unnamed women in different life situations via monologues. All proceeds from the show went to benefit The Women’s Resource Center, an organization that serves women in transition by providing free counseling, legal advice, and other services. Last year, they served 5,000 women on a small budget with over 200 volunteers. I’m always honored when I can be a small part of something that serves the greater good. Kudos to the cast and crew for giving freely of their time and talents, and thank you to Andrea Grinwis for incuding me in the process. This has been my 5th benefit show with Andrea and Barley Sheaf. Check out their website and support community theater!
With Feburary upon me, I’m headed back out to the venues. On Saturday, February 4, I’ll be at the Kennett Flash with fellow singer/songwriter and collaborator, Chris Bruni. Chris asked me to join him on the award winning duet, Standing By Your Room for his last album, I’ve Been Here. I remember when Chris reached out to me. I knew his name from the scene, but we had never really worked together, so I was shocked that he thought of me to sing on his record! I was beyond floored for the opportunity. Chris is an excellent songwriter, so I hope you’ll join us for an evening of great local music. Tickets are $12 in advance. 8:00PM.
You can stream the duet here: Standing By Your Room
Then on Valentine’s Day (Tuesday, February 14) , I’ll be at Seven Stones Cafe for a special event. Tickets are $15 for a special dinner menu and shared dessert, and the event is BYOB. I’ll be playing select love songs throughout the evening, so come out with your honey for a candle lit experience in beautiful Media, PA. 7:00-9:30PM.
Hope to see you this month!