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Catching Fire

Soooo, this past week has been interesting. Supporting my grandkids in their endeavors is one of my favorite pastimes. Two weeks ago I was with Deven in Des Moines cheering him on as he earned an “All American” Award for dance at his dance team’s regional meet.

This last week on Friday, I took Jocelyn to Hutch (a Midtown furniture store) to play for patrons at an art show. Jocelyn really enjoyed playing and the audience was appreciative. Nicholas Huff, the owner of the store asked Jocelyn to come back on Monday to shoot a video. So I brought her back and she shot the video and posted it on his YouTube station for Hutch Sessions. Truly a generous fan that wanted to share this music with his friends.

Well in one week, this video has been viewed over 400 times. It is catching fire and it is fun to watch people’s reactions to it. Not only that, but then HearNebraska.org saw it and featured it on their website. I posted the video at Singers & Songwriters on Google+ and Jocelyn got an email from Joshua Bachar, a composer in Prescott, AZ, who enjoyed the video and commented “Wonderful”. Later then next day, Jocelyn heard from a producer here in Omaha. The “buzz” is getting around and it is really great to see.

While playing at the 402 Arts Collective yesterday, a producer in Lincoln texted Jocelyn about playing at the Zoo Bar in Lincoln soon. He is also interested in talking with her about her music. This just gets better every day.

If you want to see more of Jocelyn’s work visit her website at: http://jocelynmusic.com

Spending Time With The Grands This Summer

I have had a lot of fun this summer with my grandchildren.

Deven and I went to Kansas City for his National Dance Competition and then this mom Heather and I took him to San Francisco to perform at Man Dance Company. My grandson is truly gifted and I am so excited for his future at Midland College.

Here he and his partner Shelby dance to I Can’t Make You Love Me:

 

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Today I spent time with Jocelyn. She and her friend Gage went to meet with my teacher friend Ashley, who is going to help them with voice lessons. Jocelyn is so excited about her music. She learned today that her range is almost 2 octaves. She has some new practice warm-ups to work on. She has to think of her voice as an instrument too. Practice, practice…practice.

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