Mountain Mamas Music Monday - the makers edition
Good evening, Mamas!
What a crazy fun weekend! Kimberly and I (along with several other Mamas) got to help our friends at Wood Belly with their new music video. (Not a) spoiler alert - I got pretty good at lobbing toilet paper, waving angrily, and running in a mob. We'll definitely let you know when this one is released!
This weekend had me thinking about creativity, learning, new experiences, and old friends, so you'll see a mix of those topics in the articles and video below. As I get older, I find that I'm less interested in hearing about "how to" do something, and I'm much more interested in hearing people tell "how they" how they made mistakes, made choices, and learned along the way to become the person they are. Sometimes it feels like there are either no paths or a million paths leading you towards your destination, but the truth is that the important part is learning to enjoy the journey. Hearing stories from people who have been there before makes the journey-making just a bit less lonely. Thanks to all of you who (knowingly or not) are sharing my journey!
Where to go / what to see
First, we'll be hosting a Mountain Mamas jam at Kimberly's house on November 30. Please email us at email@example.com for the details. We hope to see lots of you there!
There are lots of great shows to see in November, but I wanted to jump ahead to December and let you know about a couple of shows that I'm planning to attend. Maybe with a bit more advance notice, we can get more Mamas to join in on the fun!
12/12 - The Songwriter Hour featuring Kate Farmer and Foxfeather @ Still Cellars (Longmont) - The interview-style show features original songs from established independent musicians, along with a round table discussion and a Q&A section, where questions are fielded from the audience.
12/15 - Holiday Hoedown with Bonnie and the Clydes + Halden Wofford and the Hi-Beams @ the Barn (Longmont). There are also shows on 12/7 @ The Mercury Cafe (Denver), 12/12 @ Washingtons (Fort Collins) and 12/20 @ Gold Hill Inn (Gold Hill), but this is the one I'll be attending. Join me for some super twangy holiday fun!
Things to read
Stephen King’s House to Become Archive and Writers’ Retreat (Rolling Stone)
6 Best Female Guitarists of All Time (Beginner Guitar HQ) - some standards on here, who else would you add to the list?
Steve Dawson Airline Tips (h/t Fretboard Journal) - Musician/producer/podcaster Steve Dawson is the latest guitarist to curse United Airlines, thanks to a checked-in Gibson 335 that now sports a broken headstock. Check out his Facebook post for tips on pitfalls to avoid if you are headed to the airport and additional creative suggestions for traveling musicians.
What to watch
Music Maker - Jayne Henderson (Blue Ridge PBS)
Check out this amazing luthier and be sure to follow her on Facebook or Instagram to see her ukeleles and small body guitars.
One last thing... If you're looking for some new strings, check out Straight-Up Strings from Siminoff (a woman-owned & run company!). I just picked some up at my guitar camp and can't wait to try them out.
Hope y'all have a great week!