One Month Anniversary – “When Will We Learn” music video release

Exactly one month ago today, on Woody Guthrie’s birthday, I released the music video for my song “When Will We Learn” which is from my debut album “Siren’s Song.” This song is about grieving, healing, and coping with the aftermath of needless loss in the form sudden tragic death. It’s heart-breaking and gut-wrenching, but a much needed message and balm for the world we live in today. Check out the video here.

“When Will We Learn” – New Music Video!! Premiering 7/14/21

Woody Guthrie once said, “It’s a folk singer’s job to comfort disturbed people and to disturb comfortable people.” I’ve kept that line with me, and often thought about it when I began writing the songs that would become my debut album, “Siren’s Song.”
One of the songs I wrote, in October of 2017, is a tribute to the folks dealing with the aftermath of gun violence. It’s something that has destroyed communities, broken up families, and traumatized countless numbers of people. We know these tragedies happen daily, and have almost normalized them because they occur so often. Too often.
After hearing about the Las Vegas shootings in 2017, I was devastated, walking around in a daze of grief and despair for several days. One of the things I do remember reading in the newspaper days after was that a young womin, who was a survivor of the massacre and had just turned 18, told a reporter, “This is not something I’m supposed to see. I am not supposed to enter into adulthood like this.” Her words, and that particular line, struck a chord with me and lingered in my mind for a long while. I began to write out some lyrics and started humming to myself, and soon, “When Will We Learn” was born. It has been a tremendously comforting song as well as a harrowing song for me to experience and perform. 
“Siren’s Song” debuted on May 4th, 2019, a day after what would have been Pete Seeger’s centennial birthday. It is my privilege, on what would have been Woody Guthrie’s 109th birthday (July 14th, 2021) to present my song, “When Will We Learn.” My hope in writing this song and making this video is that, indeed, the message can comfort disturbed people and disturb comfortable people.
Thanks to my supportive cast and crew, especially Vanessa Moreno Gentry, who worked tirelessly and poured her heart into directing and editing this video. Thank you for the long hours, the many meetings, and for sticking with this project, even through a global pandemic. I am eternally grateful to have the opportunity to collaborate make this kind of art with you!

Dex Records!!

Good morning!! ☀️☀️🌞🌞
Funday Monday morning announcement that my debut album “Siren’s Song” is on the shelves at Dex Records in Long Beach, CA! This is a fun store, off the beaten path, full of hard-to-find, limited-edition releases as well as new releases from local bands and musicians! Record store aficionados should put it at the top of their list of record stores to visit (and soon!!). 🎧🎧🎶🎶

@DexRecords is located at:
3906 E Seventh Street
Long Beach, CA 90814

The new music video for my song “When Will We Learn” is premiering this Wednesday, July 14th. Featured on my debut album (which you can purchase at Dex Records), I feel this song contains an important and powerful message that people from all walks of life will be able to empathize with and understand on many levels. 🌹🌹🖤🖤

Looking forward to sharing more with y’all on Wednesday.
Stay tuned, Folks. Stay tuned…

Hello, Arhoolie Records!!

Folks, it’s the first Friday of July!! Officially, it’s Summertime!!
Fun reminder that my debut album “Siren’s Song” is for sale at Down Home Music Store, former home of the iconic Arhoolie Records in El Cerrito, CA! It was an absolute honor and thrill to get my album on the shelves at this incredible store, amongst so many other talented musicians. This record shop is filled with all kinds of unique gems, so take the high road and get thee to Arhoolie Records and pick up my album and peruse their aisles as soon as possible!! Located at:

10341 San Pablo Ave,
El Cerrito, CA 94530

Thank you in advance for the love and support!!

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 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!! 🪕🪕🧜‍♀️🧜‍♀️