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“What you gonna do when you hear that voice?
What you gonna do when you have no choice?
One day you wake up feeling fine
Then there’s darkness on the edge of town

OH….it’s how the dice rolled out
I can’t change a thing
OH….it’s how the cards stacked up
bitter comes with sweet

Are your feet gonna move when you feel that call?
is it stubborn push back, or an open door?
oh I need to feel you close
one day we’ll know how this all turned out

OH…it’s how the dice rolled out
I can’t change a thing
OH….it’s how the cards stacked up
bitter comes with sweet

You keep your cards close that you’ve been dealt
feel the beating in your chest and all the memories
there’s no words left to explain
no easy way to let you down

OH…it’s how the dice rolled out
I can’t change a thing
OH….it’s how the cards stacked up
bitter comes with sweet

Roll on, roll on, roll on……
Roll on, roll on, roll on……

OH…it’s how the dice rolled out
I can’t change a thing
OH….it’s how the cards stacked up
bitter comes with sweet

Roll on, roll on, roll on……
Roll on, roll on, roll on……”

xoxo

4/4/2019

Ok, so we are moving. WE ARE MOVING! No, not just cities, but COUNTRIES! I have to say that we thought this through very thoroughly and have worked extremely hard to make this happen……….but there is no planning that can prepare you for the actual doing of the move, the leaving of one dream and stepping into the call of another.

At the first rumbling of this dream my response was a resounding NO!!!!!!!!!!! NEVER!!!!!!! NEVER EVER!!!! And through my month long tour on the west coast of the States in July/Aug last year and talking this rumbling through with good friends and family along the way I started to warm to the idea, arriving home with a buzz and excitement to move.

Life here in New Zealand is good. In fact it’s great! We have a ragtag farm house on a few acres of established orchard just a five minute drive from the Bay, close to the grandparents, great friends and a fabulous school. This is the longest we’ve ever lived in one place (our usual was to move about two times a year!). When we first looked at this house, it was love at first sight. Gardens/orchard/house. Glorious……I could go on…..but

Many things have lead us to this move back to the States, a big part of it is desiring more opportunity to play music (which is sparse in our rural zone).

As we move through this phase of sorting through our things there is an excitement mixed with moments of sheer terror! But we both feel strongly that this move is for us. We can only do one step at a time and trust that the ground will be there for us to step onto!

We are excited to see where this journey will take our family, hopeful for more opportunities to play music, explore life and adventure together.

My new song “How the dice rolled out” for me sums up knowing that change is coming and finding the courage to accept and step into it.

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2/4/2019

I absolutely adore playing music with my dear friends Emily and Sam. We became friends through our connection as neighbours and having babies born close together…….and gradually began to play snippets of music as the children gave us more freedom. In 2017 we embarked on recording my album “Till the feeling’s right” & after it’s completion recording our debut Little Ripples album.

Little Ripples was dreamed up many years ago when Emily and Sam first met, an idea of writing children’s songs that plant simple seeds of idea’s that can contribute to their well-being. It’s a true joy to be a part of the unfolding of the beautiful harmony laden family song dream!

We’ve just come back from a glorious four days of music in Auckland and planning future dates/tours for both my music & Little Ripples.

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21/03/2019

✈️MOVING! When I was the same age as my daughter June, my family moved from USA to New Zealand....now here we are with a family of our own turning around and moving back to the USA!!! 🇺🇸👌😍😬😭😄all the emotions for this family.....

We are going to buy a little RV and travel around, see family and friends & make new ones...play some music, see where the wind blows us for a bit.✨✨

I'm a huge fan of playing house concerts....such a fun way to connect and share songs and stories in someones home with their friends!

If you would be keen/know anyone who would love to host a house concert in the USA, let me know, we'd be keen to try to make it work!

& if you know of any sweet RV's for sale let me know!

This move has been brewing for awhile.....Have a listen to my song "Till the feeling's right" ~ lyrics below💗

We packed up and moved away
long days far away
we left a big part of our hearts 
and dropped it all to start again

And we'll take our time, till the feeling's right
Till the head and the heart have battled this all out again,
Till we see a way that makes sense to go through
Till the feeling's right

Family was the strongest pull
we made our own, we made a home
we get caught up inside our lives
and feel stuck down in this town

And we'll take our time, till the feeling's right
Till the head and the heart have battled this all out again,
Till we see a way that makes sense to go through
Till the feeling's right

Music sowed a seed inside,
I've been shut down, I've tried to hide
Songs they call from deep to deep
it shakes my core, but it sets me free

And we'll take our time, till the feeling's right
Till the head and the heart have battled this all out again,
Till we see a way that makes sense to go through
Till the feeling's right

#internationalmoves #familyadventure #music #houseconcerts #rvlife #omg#familyselfportraits #nosepick

 

04/03/2018

Taonga (treasure, gift) + Album release 19th of MAY!!!!!

Lately I've been wearing this Taonga a special friend gave me years ago. The twist in this green stone necklace symbolizes unwavering connection. Like the arms of a twist which always return you'll explore, you'll grow, but at some point you'll always return to the roots. For me, this reminds me of the deep important connection between music and people.

To me it's so amazing how each person is so uniquely made. We all are born with seeds inside of us to grow and nurture. These become our roots. Music is my roots.

To have the courage to face our uniqueness head on, embrace and accept ourselves is the most difficult task. It seems much easier to close that door to the heart and run away from ourselves with distractions, but our roots call us back. Music calls me back every time!
"Music sowed a seed inside, I've been shut down, I've tried to hide. Songs they call from deep to deep, it shakes my core, but it sets me free" (last verse of "Till the Feeling's right").

Each one of us is unique! ALL are important! Following your unique path MATTERS. My music matters! (this is difficult for me to say!)

It's so easy to compare with the next person. But I firmly believe that every life is equally important! I hope my music can be a Taonga in your life, a gift in following your path and finding your roots. - I'm so pleased to be able to finally release my album "Till the feeling's right" 19th of MAY!!!!

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