Well, I can’t believe it has been over a year since I posted to this blog. Time flies! No posts so you would think I haven’t been doing a thing with my harp. Wrong. Guess I’ve just been wrapped up in making beautiful music and working on the Folk Harp Journal. I just finished producing my 10th issue of the FHJ! I still can’t believe they let me do this job. The magazine is a lot of work but what a joy.
Last year, one of the highlights for me was playing as part of the Artosphere Festival. If they would have asked me where I would have wanted to set up at Crystal Bridges, I would have said “By the Frank Lloyd Wright house.” Guess where they put me? Yep. And it was a gorgeous spring day! Interacting with the people strolling around the lovely grounds was fabulous.
Another highlight was playing at the Fayetteville Public Library at their Literary Festival in October. You know I’ll do anything for the library.
Speaking of which, I decided to create my own library—a Little Free Library in our yard!
And, so many beautiful weddings! 2016 was special and 2017 has already produced some memorable events.
Although I didn’t get to attend any harp gatherings last year, my husband and I have been on a major music museum viewing spree. This past year we have visited: the Clinton Museum in Little Rock for their Beatles exhibit, the American Jazz Museum in Kansas City, the Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum and the Stax Museum in Memphis, Tina Turner’s childhood school house museum in Tennessee, the Musicians Hall of Fame and Grammy Museum, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville and The Musical Instruments Museum in Phoenix, Arizona (with my Aunt instead of Hubby). I have LOVED every second of these adventures. And my husband still likes me! He’s not very musical but he’s a radio man so he doesn’t mind the quest. We just have a few more music museums on our “to do” list…
We have exciting things planned for the rest of this year. I’m thrilled that we will be traveling to both the New Orleans Pop & Jazz Festival in June and the Northern Lights Harp Festival in Montreal in October. I’ll also be there to say hi at the start of the Harp in Worship Festival, in Denver, in July but, unfortunately, I won’t get to stay. So many festivals… so little time… but I’m working on my harp-fest bucket list and trying to hit them all! I look forward to seeing all my harp friends and making new ones.
But I hope to see you in person soon!
The big news is that I’m also working on a new CD project. I’m having so much fun putting this one together and I think you will be as excited as I am about the project. Stay tuned in for more details as I get closer.