Happy Friday!!!!

Hey Folks!! Well, I THOUGHT today was Bandcamp Friday, but apparently it’s been canceled. But no matter. Today is the 25 month anniversary of “Siren’s Song” being released, so I’ll celebrate that today!! I’ve been working hard promoting my album, and I have two new albums in the works which will be out later this year. It’s been a long road and a bumpy ride, but I’m so grateful for the love and encouragement I have received from many folks near and far.
When I was writing the songs for “Siren’s Song” I had an idea in my head of what I wanted the album to be about and how the cover should look. I was fortunate enough to have my dear friend Les volunteer his time, efforts, and talent to photograph me with my banjo on the beach at 7am. I love looking through the photos, as it brings me back to a moment in my life when I was joyous yet fearful, determined yet anxious, strong yet vulnerable. I had a great time at that photo shoot, and I can only think how far I’ve come and where I’m off to next. As we all should, stay tuned…
Thanks, Folks. Take care & be well!!

“Siren’s Song” has arrived in Long Beach, CA!!!!! 🌈🌈

Happy June, kids!!!! 🌞🌞
Long Beach I have arrived!!!!! 🏖🏖🏝🏝⛱⛱
My debut album “Siren’s Song” is officially for sale @FingerprintsMusic in Long Beach, CA!!!!! Thanks to the folks who work there for selling my album!! I am very excited to be expanding and have physical copies of my album available for sale. It’s so important to support local artists and musicians and music stores by buying physical copies of music. It pays WAY more than streaming platforms and allows musicians to actually make a decent living. What a concept, right? So without further ado, get thee to Fingerprints Music and you can find “Siren’s Song” in the Folk section!!! Thanks in advance!!! ✋🤚✋🏻🤚🏻✋🏼🤚🏼✋🏽🤚🏽✋🏾🤚🏾✋🏿🤚🏿

Fabulous fun weekend & photo by the Marilyn Monroe-loving, sparkling diamond that is @greasysparkle11 💎💎💍💍♦️♦️☀️☀️ Her favorite song on my album is the fourth song! Can you tell me which one it is??

Thank you for all the support! Hope everyone has a lovely June!! Happy Pride Month!! 🌈🌈

Happy Birthday, Fats Waller!! 🎶🎶🎵🎵

Happy birthday to the incredible Mr. Thomas “Fats” Waller! In February of 2020 I was able to travel to Nashville and record a Fats Waller album with some of the best guys in the business! I had a stellar time, and loved the recording process!! Then in March, everyone closed up shop and I had to shelve the album. Even though I had hoped to finish recording vocals & instrumentals and have the album mastered, finished, and released by May 21st, his birthday, it was just not in the cards for me.
Since things are beginning to open back up, I’m hopeful that by the end of this year I’ll be able to go back into the studio, finish the album, and release it! I’ve got my Fingers crossed! Do yourself a favor and go listen to some Waller tunes today. He is wonderfully upbeat and such an absolute pleasure and joy to listen to! Happy birthday, Mr. Waller!! 🎹🎹 xoxo

Happy BandCamp Friday!! May 7, 2021

Good afternoon, Folks!! ☀️☀️
Today is the day that @Bandcamp gives 100% of its sales directly to artists! It is crucially important to support artists, so please head over to my artist page, and support this Banjo Pickin’ Gal by purchasing my Debut Album “Siren’s Song” which features original songs featuring banjo and vocals by yours truly!! 🪕🪕🧜🏼‍♀️🧜🏼‍♀️
While you’re there, be sure to check out many other artists and musicians and support them as you can! Thanks in advance! Happy Friday!

Thanks to the lovely @Tolgasaurus for this musical yet moody Mermaid sketch of me as a Siren!!

Happy Two Year Anniversary to “Siren’s Song” 🪕🪕🧜🏼‍♀️🧜🏼‍♀️

Today, May The Fourth, is the two year anniversary of my debut album “Siren’s Song” being released into the world. What a whirlwind of two years it’s been!! My original banjo songs have been in the world for 730 days and it’s a beautiful day to celebrate! Here’s to many more days and much more music to come!
I made a short video to commemorate the occasion today! Thanks for listening and supporting my album and my efforts! Enjoy!!

Merry MayDay!! Happy MerMay!!!! 🧜‍♀️🧜‍♀️🧜🧜🧜‍♂️🧜‍♂️

Merry MayDay, Folks!! I recently discovered this month-long celebration of mermaids called MerMay, where everyday during the month of May, visual artists celebrate the glorious world of mermaids by drawing one every day. Pretty cool, right? Well, in honor of my debut album “Siren’s Song” being released nearly 2 years ago, I thought I would share some pretty amazing stickers that my good friend @Tolgasaurus designed for me for my album release!! You can hear “Siren’s Song” on most major streaming platforms. Give it a listen and support your local Banjo Siren! I have a new album in the works so stay tuned for updates for that coming soon. Thanks, folks!! 🪕🪕🧜‍♀️🧜‍♀️


Strawberry Cobbler for New Year’s Eve!!

Tonight is the last night of my Ava December project! For the special occasion of New Year’s Eve, I decided to make her recipe for strawberry cobbler! It was a tasty recipe that I was happy to try out! Even though strawberries are not in season, I actually found a ripe strawberry on my strawberry plant in my garden, which I thought was a good sign for ringing in the new year with hope, health, and happiness!!

Thank you so much for joining me on this month-long project. It has been a great learning experience for me, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Take care, and happy 2021 to us all.

Don’t Tell Me – by Buddy Pepper

Welcome to Week Five of Ava December! It is officially the last week of my Ava Gardner project celebrating her life, and I couldn’t be happier with all the work and videos that have come out of my efforts.

Today I am celebrating the song “Don’t Tell Me,” with music and lyrics by Buddy Pepper. Ava Gardner starred in the 1947 film “The Hucksters” (also starring Clark Gable and Deborah Kerr). Ava’s character, Jean Ogilvie, a songstress, sings “Don’t Tell Me” opposite a grand piano on a beautiful big stage. I did my best to imagine the stage. 😉

Once again, I was happy to be accompanied by Mr. DB on the piano. Wardrobe assistance and dress design by the beautiful and creative Martaine!

Happy 98th Birthday, Ava!!

Today is December 24th, which means it is Miss Ava Gardner’s 98th birthday!! In honor of the special occasion, I decided to bake a coconut cake for her. It is a recipe that her mom used to make for her every year on her birthday. It came out splendidly! Lots of coconut shreds, flakes, and chips!! Cooking the sugar was a new experience for me, as was baking four layers!! Such a delight to bake this cake in her honor. Enjoy!!

Happy Birthday, Ava!!!!

Celebrating Ava’s 98th birthday in style! Thanks for watching and keeping up with my month-long tribute to Ava Gardner. More cooking & singing videos to come next week! Stay tuned!

Happy Birthday & Merry Christmas Eve to all!!