Last night, J. Stevens and I went to the Yellow Door and sang some songs. It was pretty cool. There were lots of people who wanted to play, and all kinds of interests were represented. The word, ‘smorgasbord’ comes to mind: from my traditional folk, to J’s fantastic originals, to spontaneous jam sessions, we heard a lot and had a lot of fun.
Last Monday, we trekked down to The Wheel Club in our finest to give singing country a go. I sang some Cash and Cline, and after I was done a woman came up to me, kissed my forehead, and told me that I sang the best cover of ‘Strange’ she’d heard in 20 years. Apparently, it was hard to take a good picture because I kept making rockstar faces. Playing with a bunch of other people does make you feel pretty cool though.
clairelynow & the folks at the wheel club
It was super fun, and I really enjoyed singing those songs. I don’t know what I’ll try for next week, but a really nice man named Bob gave me a CD that I need to listen to. I’m hoping for inspiration!
j. stevens taking the stage
I also love the sign that says, “Bless This Mess”. It’s not messy. There’s a lot of stuff, but its not particularly messy, although the beer is incredibly reasonably priced.
In other news, I’ve rerecorded and remastered my first album, From the Kitchen of Clairelynow with a heck of a lot of help from J. Stevens. He’s taught me a lot and did an amazing job cutting these songs for me. He also made those Shoestring handcards. I’m tucking them in my album sleeves.
I’m loving the look of the new album top as well. I’m so excited about this new release that I’m putting Red is the Rose from the album on the Music. page on this website.