Many of you know that my dad passed away in 2011 from ALS. We hadn't always had the best relationship; to be blunt, my dad was often pretty self-centered. We could sometimes have good conversations but I would see him shrink away in fear when, as a child I would come to him upset or in tears.
This year I heard my calling. My voice is strong - not just my throat muscles or my lung power,
but the words they are forming. I am powerful. I have gone from avoiding the news to being able (usually) to hear it as a painful reminder shouted through a bullhorn. It screams, "this world needs love and healing!". Guess what I'm good at? Love. I'm good at giving love.
He teases me
How bad I'd be
At traditional wife-life
He doesn't know
That freedom still feels
Like I'm getting away with something
Mike June and I had a blast in Spain, Ireland, UK, Germany, Slovakia, Czech Republic & France. Thanks so much to EVERYONE who put on a show, came out to see us, spoke to us afterwards! It was a little nuts to try to do so much in one month so going forward we are going to split things up a bit! But it was incredibly inspiring and reaffirmed for me why I do this. Connecting with real people about real experiences through music is magic and I feel so blessed to do this. #gratitude
On our recent tour to Europe, I had the pleasure of singing with our friends Korben Dallas in English and Slovak when we opened a few shows for them. Here's a video of me joining them for their tune "Cierne Rano" - excuse the lack of accent marks - my QWERTY keyboard doesn't have them!