IT'S FEBRUARY?!

Where did the time go? Honestly? I'm so far behind in updating all of you and I'm sorry for that. Pandemic has been a challenge for all of us, and one is how quickly time continues to march on despite us pretty much staying in place for nearly a year now. But I've been very, very busy over here! As many of you know, I have a full-time job. But I'm still trying to stay in my creative space as much as I can when I'm not working, doing songwriting workshops/retreats, and I have been doing a lot of collaborating with other musicians and artists as well as writing new music and hatching plans for the rest of the year. 

By the way, thanks to all of you, we raised $750 to Fair Fight Action, which you may have heard of a lot in the last couple of months since the U.S. Senate runoffs in Georgia. It mattered!

So, here's what I've been up to, along with the video to prove it (this might be long, so grab a cuppa something and buckle in, but it'll be good, I promise):

 

37TH MID-ATLANTIC SONG CONTEST:

At the end of 2020, got some good news: I won three awards at this year's Mid-Atlantic Song Contest presented by the Songwriter's Association of Washington for:

Check out the full results here  

 

 

COLLABORATIONS!

I spent the last quarter of 2020 hanging with many other musicians and that was honestly really great for me. I was not fully in a creative space all the time, so being able to play music did a lot for me, especially after the year we had:

  • "Come Sit Next To Me": This is a collaboration I did with the inimitable Tracie Potochnick of Cardboard Ox. We were at a songwriting retreat and were challenged to write and perform a song in less than 36 hours. A shared love of Steel Magnolias, our penchant for being extra, and little sleep was the engine behind our madness. This is what happened. 
  • "Know What's Right" project with Cardboard OxI was really honored to join my friends Tracie and Steve of Cardboard Ox to do a cover of Tom Petty's, "The Dark Of The Sun". The event was a celebration of Tom's music and we raised money for 7 amazing organizations. I got to play the big bass fiddle for them. 
     
  • "Through the Threshold": Another songwriting retreat collaboration (this time in August in 48 or so hours) with my amazing friend and Cursing Gardener, Ponybird (Jenn D).  We were not pleased with the app we used to create this, but I can tell you that we were pretty pleased with the collaboration and hope you agree. Chill out with us and check it out.

 

LIVESTREAMS & SHOWS!

Livestreaming is the thing these days and boy, did we learn how to do that quickly! Besides a large number of open mics, I did manage to livestream a couple times and even managed to livestream a few of my live shows:

  • Black Friday Flash Songswap: By now, you have probably realized that I won't say no if Valeria and Kathleen (Luna) ask me to play - and certainly not when we decide last-minute to do a livestream/driveway show at my house on Black Friday. No one was out actually shopping anyway, right? And we enjoyed the neighbors that stopped by for a listen. That's what Thanksgiving should be about, I say.
  • Epicure Cafe with Marcy Cochran, September: Playing with the amazing fiddler and mandolin wielding Marcy Cochran is always a treat and I was overjoyed when she joined me at the Epicure Cafe in Fairfax for a show (and then later in November when my Farm Brew Live show was rescheduled). She's just so damn good and fun to play with - click on the link and see for yourself.
     
  • My Show Got Rained-Out Livestream, August: When my show at Farm Brew Live in Manassas was canceled, I decided to do a livestream on a whim. I was pleasantly surprised by how many folks must have been stuck at home on a rainy day to check out the livestream...
     
  • And just in case you missed it last time, here's the Double Release Show from Jammin Java in August: The amazing Michelle Swan and I held a double release show with a little help from our friends, Kathleen and Valeria (Luna), and Marcy. We had a blast and raised over $200 for Standing Up For Racial Justice Northern Virginia. 

 

Phew! I will promise to update more but I think you can see why I haven't had time to! 

 

 

There's a lot planned for this year and I promise I'll get more information out to you as it develops - I know, it's already February! Crazy!

 

Thanks again for all of your support!

 

Best,

Jillian

13 comments

  • Patsy
    Patsy Murphysboro, IL
    Just visit [url=https://www.google.com]Google[/url]

    Just visit Google

  • Bryle Thomas
    Bryle Thomas Orlando
    [url=https://www.thecreditxperts.com/orlando]credit repair orlando[/url] is very accomodating. Request a quote now.

    credit repair orlando is very accomodating. Request a quote now.

  • Gabriela
    Gabriela United States
    I've been waiting for update, finalyyyy. [url=https://www.coeurdalenepainter.com]Interior Residential ​Painting[/url]

    I've been waiting for update, finalyyyy. Interior Residential ​Painting

  • Hammond
    Hammond USA
    I'm so excited for this update. [url=https://www.derbykansasroofing.com]New Construction Roofing[/url]

    I'm so excited for this update. New Construction Roofing

  • Crystal Brown
    Crystal Brown USA
    While waiting for update. You can visit [url=https://www.worcesterconcreteservice.com/]Concrete Contractors Worcester MA[/url].

    While waiting for update. You can visit Concrete Contractors Worcester MA.

  • Gabriela
    Gabriela USA
    I'm glad to hear back from you again! I'm looking forward for more updates. [url=https://www.mooresidingcompany.com]Cement Board Siding[/url]

    I'm glad to hear back from you again! I'm looking forward for more updates. Cement Board Siding

  • Julia R. Cohen
    Julia R. Cohen usa
    thanks for the info any update here? [url=https://www.thecreditxperts.com/sanford]credit repair sanford[/url]

    thanks for the info any update here? credit repair sanford

  • Bryan
    Bryan USA
    Your work is fantastic, and I appreciate it. I look forward to reading more useful stuff from you. Thank you for providing us with such valuable information. [url=https://chappelleroofing.com/location/charlotte-harbor/]roof replacement charlotte harbor[/url]

    Your work is fantastic, and I appreciate it. I look forward to reading more useful stuff from you. Thank you for providing us with such valuable information. roof replacement charlotte harbor

  •  Werneree Granadosotte
    Werneree Granadosotte United States
    Man! This 37TH MID-ATLANTIC SONG CONTEST sounds interesting and I hope that there will be more contestants this year. I'm sure that there will be a lot of awesome guys out there who will showcase their talents! Get this [url=https://games.lol/state-of-survival/]free[/url] state of survival game today and start your strategy game adventure using your PC or mobile devices. I've been playing this game for a couple of months now and I still enjoyed it because of their weekly update. [url=https://games.lol/bts-world/]BTS game[/url]

    Man! This 37TH MID-ATLANTIC SONG CONTEST sounds interesting and I hope that there will be more contestants this year. I'm sure that there will be a lot of awesome guys out there who will showcase their talents! Get this free state of survival game today and start your strategy game adventure using your PC or mobile devices. I've been playing this game for a couple of months now and I still enjoyed it because of their weekly update.

    BTS game

  • Lorriel Sims
    Lorriel Sims Spain
    Those who waste the most time are usually the first to complain of having too little. [url=http://www.stuccorepairlasvegasnv.com/]stucco contractors las vegas[/url]

    Those who waste the most time are usually the first to complain of having too little. stucco contractors las vegas

  • hervedew9561
    hervedew9561 Canada
    The world hopes for more passionate writers like you who are not afraid to say how they believe. Always go after your heart. [url]https://emondagesaint-sauveur.com/[/url]

    The world hopes for more passionate writers like you who are not afraid to say how they believe. Always go after your heart.

    https://emondagesaint-sauveur.com/

  • robertsmith2845
    robertsmith2845 United States
    Collaborating with other musicians and artists is an awesome idea, we will support you on this one! [url=https://mobilemechanicoforlando.com]https://mobilemechanicoforlando.com[/url]

    Collaborating with other musicians and artists is an awesome idea, we will support you on this one!

    https://mobilemechanicoforlando.com

  • rodericktaplin4765
    rodericktaplin4765 United States
    Tracie Potochnick of Cardboard Ox collaboration with you is definitely something I've been waiting for. [url=https://mobilemechaniclehi.com]https://mobilemechaniclehi.com[/url]

    Tracie Potochnick of Cardboard Ox collaboration with you is definitely something I've been waiting for.

    https://mobilemechaniclehi.com

Add comment