Tuesday, August 4, 2009


Saturday night was my cd-release show. I did two sets with the Emily Dunbar Band: Jay Bayles (bass), John Bonham (drums--seriously, my drummer is named John Bonham!), Robin Harrell (vocals) and Todd Brown (guitar). This basically means, I got a bunch of talented friends together and we had a ball. The Hastings Business Improvement District agreed to sponsor the event, which we held in a new downtown park. My brother in law Gus got some folks who run a taco truck to come sell delicious Mexican food and my friend Angela is friends with icecream man, who set up shop in the parking lot. I did interviews with the Hastings Tribune and our local NBC affiliate--both ran nice stories. I knew we had the making of a good night, but was still nervous about how it would all go.

It could not have been a more perfect night.

It dipped down into the upper 60s. More than 200 people showed up with lawn chairs and filled the park. No trains came by and blew their horns (we were less than a block from the tracks!). People enjoyed the music, food and weather and bought cds.

I've been so thrilled with the response. I've gotten so many nice emails and such great chatter on facebook. Friends of friends are ordering discs through the blog. It has been wonderful.

Thanks, everybody!

Saturday, August 1, 2009


Well, if you pre-ordered a CD, you should have it by now...or maybe Monday. I started shipping them on Thursday afternoon. Enjoy! And thanks so much for supporting this project. You're encouragement kept me going through the LONG months of getting it done.

Tonight I have my cd-release show in downtown Hastings. There is a little park (Central Park) that is adorable. I'll be playing with a band. There will be food vendors--a taco truck & the icecream man. Paul and my friend Susie will be manning the cd sales table. It's free and open to the public. I'm very curious what the turn out will be. There are posters up all over town. The newspaper ran a story and so did the local news station. It could be big.

I even bought a new dress.

I'll post pictures of the event soon.

Hope you are enjoying your cds!