ECSTATIC THANK YOU DANCE!!!! Click on the link below to watch the shimmy!
In 2008 I moved away from the musical momentum that I was working hard to build in Minneapolis. I had an incredible booking agent who had discussed becoming my manager, was getting some nice press from my 4th album Boat With No Oars and was starting to have a blast on my solo tours and meet amazing friends on the road. Waiting tables on the flip side was paying the bills and my gym membership at a neighborhood fitness center in NE Minneapolis was keeping my head out of the dirty snowy MN winter gutter. Read more →
“There is nothing more vulnerable than creativity … and what is art if it’s not love?” – Brené Brown
In the midst of putting a new album into the world, I am faced with some trepidation. I’ve heard Tori Amos in an interview describe her songs as babies … on that thought, when you send your children out to live their lives outside of you, mothering instinct must kick in – fear for their safety, how will they get along in the world, who will love them? I can only imagine … comparing songs to babies might be a long shot, but to create something bearing soul, sweat, love, tears and fling it into the universe is quite a courageous act.
I’m a list lover. Maybe to my detriment (in the case of the endless to do lists), but I make tons of lists regardless of peril: To do lists, set lists, lists of words, grocery lists.
I’m a fairly new twitter devotee. I joined in 2012 and have enjoyed sending “text messages to the world” and feeling the buzz from the “happy buttons” (as my husband – twitter handle @KyleRadAlan calls them) when someone follows or re-tweets me. Oh – and please follow me on twitter if you are on it … Happy Buttons! Happy Buttons! www.twitter.com/marybuemusic
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House concerts are age old. People plucking strings on their porches, rocking their dorm rooms, having holiday parties that morph into caroling fests. I could ramble on and on with examples, but I will spare you. For folk singers near and far, house concerts are fantastic venues to share songs with people who might possibly really care about music, who wouldn’t normally be at a bar or a coffee shop catching a show, who trust the host’s taste and know it will lead to good, indie discoveries.