Friends, we are all at the very end of our ropes. Emotionally, financially, practically, empathetically, it’s tough to hang on to any semblance of who we thought we were. This pandemic has changed me and my life forever, and […]
’Tis the season to be merry! While many of us try to drown the woes of cold weather and COVID spikes with apple cider and cozy sweaters, others turn to capitalism and consumerism for comfort, especially on Black Friday […]
For any of you who read my column last month, you’ll know that I have been doing some work on getting my mental health in order — a bit of fall cleaning, shall we say (sweep out that dysfunction!). […]
This year I was asked to be a part of an AmericanaFest panel called “Speaking Honestly About Mental Health.” I’m not sure exactly why I was chosen for this panel, except for the fact that my songs indicate a […]
During the month of August, I spent exactly one night in my own bed. I don’t even know if you could call it that since I only slept for about three hours in between laundry, repacking my suitcase, and […]
Have you ever been to fiddle camp? I’m not talking about high school orchestra camp, with its scratchy uniforms and mandated practice hours. I’m talking about hide out in the woods, laugh until you cry, stay up all night […]
Like many people, it took me almost the entirety of my 20s to get my shit together. When I graduated college, I didn’t really think about applying for any jobs, but rather dove headfirst into a “music career.” I […]
In the spring of 2019, I sat down to write a song with my friend Olivia Hally, who was visiting from Melbourne, Australia. We talked about our fear and awe regarding pregnancy and childbirth (neither of us having experienced it) […]
Whiplash?!? Is this you? Is there anyone who doesn’t feel like their head just got smashed into their dashboard from a sudden stop, only to be slammed back into their seat again from rocketing forward at full speed? Now […]
EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the third of a three-part series in this column exploring financial challenges that affect musicians and their careers. Read Part 1, about how musicians are affected by student debt, here, and Part 2, about musicians […]
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