From the laptop of an indie singer/songwriter

Art Walks 

One of my missions this summer is to play music at art walks around Seattle.  I want to see more art, know more artists, and help each other out.  I've grown less keen of playing music late at night in a bar since giving up certain vices completely and have been yearning for a different environment.  After some careful thought thanks to a marketing class I took last quarter, I decided on some new avenues for my live performances and art walks is one of them.  My first one will be at Thread Church during the Capitol Hill Art Walk next Thursday, June 14th from 5-9pm.  When I visited the website of the Capitol Hill Artwalk the Thread Church location totally stood out to me as did the art from the photographer they were displaying.  His name is John Deleon.  I hit it off with John right away and also the pastor of the church Justin!  The artist featured this month is Ranan Itchon another super amazing photographer.  

If you know of any art walk locations that I'd be a good fit for please,  let me know!  I'm also interested in gallery openings.

The Man in the Window 

Last year I was contacted on my Soundcloud by someone asking if I would be interested in singing on a song he wrote.  Initially I was like, who is this guy messaging me?  I think he had to contact me a couple more times before we ended up emailing and scheduling a phone call.  He sent me the song around Christmas time and I played it at my grandparents house.  Everyone who heard it liked it and said to go for it.  I wasn't sure I was going to be good at it, but I practiced a zillion times and eventually scheduled a recording session.  The day before I almost backed out I was so nervous but I'm so glad I didn't.  I did an amazing job in the studio giving take after take of options for the songwriter and engineer to pick from.  I had to go back multiple times because of allergies( I fixed them with the NEAT btw), to do harmonies and also oohs and ahhs.  The oohs and ahhs were in a choral register and I was so lightheaded from it that I had to take one tiny direction at a time.  I could not be more proud of my work on this song.  I later found out that the song was written with my voice in mind!  I have become good friends with the songwriter, David Nyro and am currently working with the engineer and producer for that song Jakael Tristam.  I was so impressed with the pro level both of these guys are at.  They really got the best possible performance out of me and I'm so happy to be working with Jakael now on my own stuff.  The Man in the Window is in a variety of places online.  If you listen to it on Indie Music People, you can contribute to the song winning an award.  You can also hear it on Spotify and Pandora, and buy it on iTunes and Amazon.  There is a longer version of the song on YouTube and Soundcloud.