May 2006

If April showers bring May flowers, what do May flowers bring?
(Pilgrims, if you live in Massachusetts!)

Hey hey hey!
Long time no hear, right?
Things have been busy in these parts, getting the cd ready and duplicated, booking gigs, enjoying the spring, having colds...
I hope youíre all doing fabulously and that the 5 minutes youíre taking to read this email are so fun-filled that you have to read this whole newsletter again, just to appease the beast. And hey, itíll keep you inside and out of the rain, right?

Thereís lots going on around here, so letís just cut to the chase.

The Record
It is, in fact, happening. Just a little exciting. The cd, One More Autumn, is now in the trusty hands of the folks at the duplication center. It looked so purty in the proofing round so I can only imagine how loverly itís going to look when itís shrink-wrapped and packaged in the envelope on your doorstep!

The Boston CD release event is June 25th at The Burren in Davis Square, Somerville, so please mark your calendars now Ė you donít want to miss it and I donít want you to either!

I canít count the number of emails Iíve received asking me where the record is - when is it going to be ready - why do I have to wait until the end of June to get one?!
Well, ya donít. Ha! Making a record is a huge undertaking and is very costly up-front. Help make it easier for me to perform in your area by pre-ordering the cd now! There are several pre-order options, but they will only be available until June 5th, so get your orders in today! Want to make a larger contribution but canít do it all by yourself? Team up with some friends!

Youíre A Star!
$20 pre-order and youíll have a signed and personalized copy of One More Autumn in-hand weeks before everyone else!

Youíre A Gem!
$50 pre-order gets you 2 signed and personalized copies of One More Autumn, one signed and personalized poster, one entry into the free house concert drawing, and a mention on the Sparkling Sponsors section of my website (to come).

Youíre A Disco Ball!
$100 pre-order gets you 4 signed and personalized copies of One More Autumn, 2 signed and personalized posters, 1 free singing telegram to the recipient of your choice, 2 entries into the free house concert drawing, and a mention on the Sparkling Sponsors section of my website.

Youíre Just Plain Sparkling!
$200 pre-order gets you 5 signed and personalized copies of One More Autumn, 2 signed and personalized posters, 1 free singing telegram, 5 entries into the free house concert drawing, a mention on the Sparkling Sponsors section of my website, and my enduring admiration and love.

Youíre SO Sparkling You May Ignite!
$300 pre-order gets you all of the benefits of a $200 pre-order, PLUS a song written expressly for you or your requested recipient, using your criteria.

PLEASE NOTE: The singing telegrams and house concert will be enormous amounts of fun, but can only be honored when I am in your area. Therefore, time-frame for these must be flexible and will depend on my tour routes. If the singing telegram is date-specific and I am not in your area, 2 phone telegrams can take the place of 1 live telegram.

All Pre-orders should be emailed to Address and payment information will be forwarded upon receipt of your email.

Shows this month
Due to the annual April allergy-induced cold, I had to cancel 2 gigs last month. I missed all of you so much! Come out to the shows below and flaunt your pretty face! Iím still booking my summer tours so please remember to check the website frequently for updates. If thereís a club near you where youíd like to see me play, let me knowÖand let the club owners know that you think they should have me in to perform!

Monday, May 15, 7:00pm
Grrl Rush! @ All Asia Cafť
334 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA
Headlining the show are my friends Vanessa Torres and Touching Ground!

Wednesday, May 17, 9:00pm
The Skellig
240 Moody Street
Waltham, MA
Andru Bemis @10; Tall Palm @11

Friday, June 2, 8:00pm
Sanders Theatre
45 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA
I will be a special guest on Rob Kapilowís What Makes It Great? performance.
Note: This is a classical performance, not folk.

Thursday, June 8, 8pm
Kirkland Cafť
425 Washington Street
Somerville, MA
My first time at the Kirkland! Come hang out!

Friday, June 9, 10pm
650A Congress Street
Portland, ME
Come early and see Vanessa Torres and Touching Ground at 8!

Saturday, June 10, 7pm
Cafť Blue Hills
First Parish in Milton
535 Canton Ave
Milton, MA
With Laura Brereton and Laura Vecchione! Weíre actually known as the 3 Lauras, I just spell Laura differently than they do.

Thursday, June 15, 7:30pm
Zebraís Bistro
21 North Street
Medfield, MA
You know how much I love this place. Come love it with me.

Sunday, June 25, 9pm
The Burren
247 Elm Street
Davis Square, Somerville, MA
CD Release Show!!!
Special guests to be announced.

Thursday, July 6, 8pm
The Bitter End!!!!!
147 Bleecker Street
New York, NY
NY CD Release Show!
I have a feeling this one will fill up, so come early!

The Website
The Photos page is on its wayÖand I really mean it this time. Bring your camera to the next show and your photo could end up on the website!

Rent Me!
House concerts are so much fun! Interested in having some friends over for a private concert? Email me and Iíll tell you how you can do just that! Or email me and find out how you can get your very own song. Do you want a song for your occasion, your boyfriend, your wedding, your child, etc? Well, letís talk!

Donít forget to visit my pages on SonicBids and MySpace.
Youíll find full song clips on both sites!
Additionally, I often post my new songs to my MySpace page. If youíre itching to hear new material, youíre likely to find it there.

Thank you for cheering me on! This cd could never have happened without you!

I canít wait to see you all soon.
Love and sunshine,

P.S. You want off this ride, just say so. Iíll be mildly wounded but Iíll survive. :)

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