From: NY, United States
Genre: Folk, Contemp. Country, Soft Rock
As a little girl in the 1950’s, I was raised on songs that begged to be sung – the kind you couldn’t get out of your head - like “Secret Love” and “How Much is that Doggie in the Window.” In those days a nickel at the candy store would buy you a ‘song sheet’, a paper with the printed lyrics of the top song on the hit parade. Every week my daddy would send me to get the new one so we could learn the song together.
My tastes have changed over the decades, of course, but I still strive to write that song that makes you want to sing it in the car, in the shower, in your head. The topics are age old – love, longing, grief, joy – but there will always be something new and original to say about those things. The fact that I’m older means that I often write about emotions that have the perspective of time, and which of course also reflect the journey of my own heart through this strange and wonderful life. I have been heavily influenced by folk, but also country, pop, blues, bluegrass, and rock ‘n roll. I hope to keep learning from the songs of so many amazing writers out there today – people like John Prine, Randy Newman, Hugh Prestwood, Janis Ian, Gillian Welch, Kim Richey, Radney Foster, Mary Gauthier, to name a ridiculously small few.