I’m getting your emails…just can’t send any out so will have to wait until we get home to reply. Women’s Week was great. We crammed a lot into 2 days and had a blast. Suzanne Westonhoffer had us peeing in our pants she was so funny.
Thanks to all who are helping at the farm while we’re gone! I so appreciate you and thank you. I know it’s not easy with the drought. Hope everything is going well.
I interviewed several performers for next week’s podcast so be sure and tune in to avalonfarmcast for that.
Alex Olsen was great and even talked to our daughter Jennifer during the interview. Jen was so upset to miss her favorite slam poet. She’s a huge fan. I’m sure alex’s call was a highlight to her day.
We stayed at the Bayberry Inn and it was really nice. Fireplace in the room, 2 lesbian Innkeepers that were very sweet and great antiques throughout the place. It was within walking distance to everything and the weather was warm an sunny most of the time.
another funny comic was Jennie McNultyout of L.A. She’s been to entertain the troops overseas and shared some of her thoughts about the war and our GI’s in my interview with her. She was really good and so nice to share time with me for the podcast. If she’s on tour and in your area don’t miss her act…great show!
Chris Williamson was great and sang songs from her new CD. It is a reflective piece of work with influences from her Western upbringing. She told stories of growing up in the Rockies and horseback riding with her Dad in to the backwoods. It was the second time this year we got to catch her show as we saw her in Michigan Festival this summer. Bitch stopped in to see her too and I had a chance to say hello to her. Her act at MichFest with Farron was my “michigan moment” so I was happy to be able to tell her how wonderful that was.
Someone new to me was Julie Clark. This singer is a Kerrville Folk festival winner and really good. It’s folk-pop music and she’s such a strong & sweet woman. She’s struggled in her life with a weight problem and is half her weight that she was when she was younger. Anyone who has found the strength to make changes like that in their lives has my respect and her music is inspiring. I have some to share on my podcast next week and a great interview with her too.
KISS is the kickass independent songwriters showcase and they put on shows all week in ptown. We caught one of them that featured 3 writers. The picture feature KISS president Susan Souza and Julie Clark’s Bass player who lent his bass playing for the KISS artists. KISS is located in the Baltimore area and plans to promote women songwriters in several upcoming events.
That’s all the news for now. She ya soon!
peace and love,
val & emily