Hello Dear Friends,
I read something a long time ago about parenthood - that it turns ME into WE. So true. That's me and my family in Ireland on "The Playground Tour". So far I've been lucky enough to always have them with me while on the road.
At the beginning of this calendar year I set an intention to release one new something each month. It was going quite well - have you seen them all?
And then... life happens. Again. As it seems to keep doing. I could offer excuses, but in truth it's just reality ~ my ideas are sometimes bigger than what can fit into the hours of the days. Times like these I appreciate the compassion of my music business boss (yes, that would be me) "You didn't make that deadline? It's ok. I can see you are working hard. Let's just move that a bit..."
So, April & May come to you here as one. It's a big one! I am thrilled to offer you a radio interview and photo essay from our Ireland/UK/European Tour, a.k.a. The Playground Tour.
It was exactly a year ago this time we were hopping from plane to rental car, country to country, meeting new friends and old, sharing our music, and trying out every playground we could find (thanks to our toddler's urging). The radio interview was aired on WRFM Radio in Westport, Ireland. It's a great introduction to my music, my career and my life, with some lovely images of Europe/UK/Ireland. Enjoy!
Meanwhile, after what feels like a little performance hiatus, I have shows coming up again, SOON!
This Saturday May 16th @ 8pm I'm in Oakland!
And in July I'm heading to the Pacific Northwest on the Flip Flop Tour! Dates are below, and more details will be coming.
endless thanks for your ongoing love & support,
it's a wild ride and I'm so grateful to have you along,
see you soon!
love & song,
Saturday May 16th @ 7:30pm | Awaken Cafe, Oakland
1429 Broadway, Oakland, California 94612
CD Release party for Mindy Dillard's new album "How to Survive a Poison Apple"
with Heather Normandale & Amanda West
Thurs* June 11th @ 7:00pm | The Ugly Mug, Soquel
(*NOTE THE DATE CHANGE!)
4640 Soquel Dr, Soquel, CA 95073
Songstress Serenade with Amanda West & Jaspar Lepak