Oct. 2015, Please Release Me, Books, Radio and Noah Wants a Baby
Good afternoon to you all and welcome new members of this mailing list!
Members enjoy your free download of "When We Are Old" from my 2002 release, "Something of the Soul" (see below) SOS is now available in hard copy (9 left!) at www.anneedechant.com/store
Well, the Nashville CD Release Concert on Friday at Douglas Corner was a huge success. The Lanterns kicked things off around 6:15. What a great debut for my buddy fellow Clevelander, Jack Silverman, Bob Lamphier and Dillon Napier. Thank you gentleman.
I was honored to be on stage with Pat Severs (lead guitar), David Dunseath (drums), Dave Roe (bass), Kelly Wright (vocals) and my co-writers, David G Smith and Elizabeth Marlowe. Co-writer Sandy Ramos was in the house too and Jill McKenna joined us on-stage for "Hey Daddy"
"'Sunday Morning Drive' with Kelly, Anne E., Dave Dunseath, Dave Roe and co-writer, David G Smith
Anne E., Dave Dunseath, E. Marlowe (co-writer) rockin' 'Water In Whiskey' " Selfie, Frye Gaillard, Anne E., Julie Schoerke of JKS Communications
Thanks to all of you who came out to the show to share the evening and show your support. Thank you to my mom and dad, Kelly, Nancy, Jill and Joe McKenna and Patricia and Mike Sweeny (Indiegogo Contributors, perk, Front Row seats Nashville Release Concert) who traveled from Ohio to share the weekend. What a great time we had. I love you.
Michael Kelsh, Anne E., Kelly perform at Viva Nash Vegas Radio show @ Kimbro's Pickin' Parlor in Franklin TN
What a treat to have Michael Kelsh join us on guitar! Michael also shared a Dylan song with us all and I have to say, I've never heard a better delivery. He's a master!
Thursday, Kelly and I joined host, Tony Garcia for Radio Free Nashville's, The Real Music City Radio Show to talk about the new CD, play a few tunes from the disc as well as live. Also, we did the robot and if it were TV not radio, you would know that we are AWESOME at it! Tony, Kelly and I we had a blast with you and look forward to sitting down with you again....
Real Music City Radio Show host, Tony Garcia and Anne E.
Kelly Wright and Anne E. at Radio Free Nashville
Now I'm relaxing a bit after a weekend of fun and intensity and gearing up for 3 shows this weekend including a performance of "Girls and Airplanes" program where I will discuss my songs that relate to outsiders, rebels and revolutionaries, at Adams Memorial Library in Woodbury TN on Saturday afternoon and LACKEYPALOOZA 9 on Saturday evening. Visit www.anneedechant.com/shows for details.
I'll be at Union Station Hotel on Monday to perform for Insurance Board's Annual Agents Meeting. They are my corporate sponsor for "The Sun Coming In" and my performance at their event is the Indiegogo perk they chose.
Then it's on to Chicago for CD Baby's first ever, DIY Musicians' Conference.
Lastly, here's a story about my sister and nephew, Noah, that I got a kick out of:
My sister was with my 2-(almost 3) year-old nephew, Noah and they were watching a television show.
There was a woman on the show having a baby. My sister explained what was going on.
Noah asked if it was hurting and Sarah replied, "Yes, but girls and mommies are so strong that they can do it."...She was feeling like she did an "awesome job" with that conversation.
...Flash forward to the next day. Noah said, "Mom, I want a baby." Sarah said, "Oh yes babies are wonderful but mommy's done having babies."
Noah replied, "But you're so strong and brave mom, you can do it!"
I hope you have a wonderful rest of week. Those of you who have asked for prayers, you're in mine!!!! Thank you again for being so great!!!!
P.S. Grapes are ready and we make jelly this week. All of you who chose "Hometown Jelly" perk, the wait is almost over!