Michigan love.

Hey all –

Just writing to say that I was invited to be a part of a really awesome benefit in Northern Michigan, as an alum of the INCREDIBLE Hill House residency program via Crosshatch Center for Art & Ecology (formerly I.S.L.A.N.D.) – http://www.crosshatch.org/

Save the date – on May 7th, there’ll be over 7 hours of music filling Short’s Brewing in Bellaire MI, featuring all kinds of wonderful Michigan talent (and some alumni are coming from across the country too!).  So grateful to be a part of this – AND to feature the guitar-stylings of Bryan Ralph on many of my songs for the first time.  We’ve split sets before and done a few of his songs together (and some covers), but this will be the first time of him adding guitar parts to my originals. Piano w/ guitar is a folkier sound I can’t normally achieve, despite my love of the genre – so grateful to him for learning almost a dozen songs leading up to it!  (and his playing is beautiful and soulful – if you’ve never heard of him, here’s a link to his music: https://bryanralph.bandcamp.com/ )

Anyway, to my West Michigan friends/fans, if you like road trips up north – the first weekend in May would be a great time to head up to Shorts!  Incredible cause, amazing heartfelt compassionate people making a huge difference up there (and FYI anyone can apply for a residency, they are open in many artistic fields – check it out! http://www.crosshatch.org/artist-residency/ )

All the best 🙂
Jessica