I had the fortune of attending a great folk music conference in October up in Bellevue, Washington. FAR-West, was a wonderful weekend where I met some great musicians and industry folk. I attended some informative and helpful workshops during the day played 8 private showcases in the evenings. I drove up to Washington from Los Angeles and stopped off to play 3 shows on the way up in San Francisco, Medford OR, and Portland OR. I was fortunate to see friends in every one of the cities and meet new folks.
I've been recording a new EP this year which will include 6 new songs. The EP is almost finished and I am planning on releasing in early 2017. The first single is set for release on September 30th and I am so excited to share it! The track is called "One and Only." It's a song about love and and devotion in a big city where instant gratification is king. I wrote the song last year and I love the way it turned out. I recorded it with a full band of amazing musicians and co-produced it with Brian Soucy (who co-produced my album HUMAN). Look out for it on September 30th when it becomes available for download everywhere and for streaming on apple music and spotify! The music video for the song is also finished and will premiere shortly after the single comes out. Hope you are having a great September. I celebrated my Birthday early in the week! So grateful for all the love and inspiration in my life. Lotta talented good people around me helping me bring these songs to their fullest potential. Thank you for supporting independent music. XX
Just got back to Los Angeles after an amazing two and half weeks in the Northeast! The trip started in Rhode Island where I sang at one of my best friend's weddings. After that I drove up to Portland, Maine and played a show for a room full of warm welcoming people. It was my first time playing in Portland, Maine and I will definitely be back for another show next summer. After Portland, I headed down to Peterborough, NH for a show at Harlow's Pub. This town is one of the most quaint and beautiful little places I have seen! After that, I was back in Rhode Island for a show in Newport. This was one of the highlights of my trip. The town is so fresh and soothing in the summertime. The bar I played at was kind and generous and a true supporter of independent artists. They even found me a spot to stay overnight for free. I had a lot of fun playing and hanging out in Newport for two days. The beach is one of the best I have ever been to. Then I headed down to New York, the place I grew up in. I stayed with my mom for a few days in the suburbs and caught up with my niece and nephew who live there and my sister and brother in law. Finished off the trip with a show in the East Village in NYC. This was the climax of the entire trip, playing to a room full of friends and family, people I knew way back in elementary school through my young adult life. I also met some great new friends who came out to the show. Leaving New York this time, I knew a piece of my heart would remain there, waiting for me to come back next year. Special thanks to Andy's Old Port Pub (Portland), Harlow's Pub (Peterborough), Pour Judgement (Newport), Sidewalk NYC (New York), all my amazing friends and family and all the new folks who came out to the shows. Below are some pictures and a video of the show in New York City. XX, JE
Excited to be going back to Arizona in June to play some shows in Scottsdale, Sedona, Flagstaff, and Tucson!
June 16 - Maverick Coffee in SCOTTSDALE / 5:30PM