Greetings Sarah Williams Music readers!!! I have recently been M.I.A. as we prepare for the newest member of our family - due in less than a month! However, I just HAVE to break my silence to give huge props to my girl, Amy Gerhartz!!
Her album FIRE, which came out a year ago, was nominated for the Best Pop Album through the Independent Music Awards. Amy has worked so hard to promote this record and really get it out there, and I feel honored to have several cuts on the record. You can listen to (and buy :) ..) the album here: https://www.amygerhartz.com/
And check out the other nominees here:
Hey everyone! I have been doing some SERIOUS crowd funding the last 30 days! I have contributed to three amazing projects I would love for you to know about! Click the links below to learn about some great new music in this world :)
- Melody Sheppard and I have penned a few tunes together and she is making a new music video to her song " Try"!!! I cannot wait!!
- I had the pleasure of meeting the Ripe family when I went on the Rock Boat last year with Amy Gerhartz. They are putting out their debut album and it WILL BE FUNKY, Y'ALL!
- The Good Gang Music Factory is back in ACTION! I bought their first children's record before I had a child of my own... Can't wait to get their new tunes AND some fun stickers to boot!Read More
SO proud of my girl, Michelle Pereira!! She entered Ole's 'On the Spot' contest to win a developing artist deal and got in the TOP TEN!!!! She competes THIS SATURDAY, so join me in giving her all the good vibes for this incredible opportunity! Learn more about Michelle and hear her music at her website!
Everybody loves camp!!
I am reeling today from another amazing week at W.O. Smith Camp. We headed out of town last Sunday to the beautiful Hillmont Camp in Dixon County.
There are cabins. There's a cafeteria. It's camp!!
The staff sets up every inch of the campgrounds with various musical gear to make as many practice and rehearsal spaces as possible. This year I was in the Jazz Track and worked with some very talented young singers on how to improvise, sing vocalese to imitate instruments, and nail some old standards such as "Summertime."
There was plenty of time for pool games and dodgeball before we headed back to Nashville on Friday evening to perform some selected songs for the parents.
I feel so lucky to get to attend this camp each year! Here's a group of campers with our long time staff member, Melanie Blanche.
If you want to get involved, check out their website HERE.
Thanks to Ashley Evans and Spotlight 615 for a great time on Saturday. The Germantown Art Crawl is HAPPENIN' Y'ALL!!! The third Saturday of every month from 4-9pm at 100 Taylor Street.
I had such a lovely time seeing handcrafted jewelry, beautiful paintings, wooden guitar stands, homemade cards, and so much more. I would encourage all of you to check this out one Saturday soon!Read More