Can you believe it!?! We got our first TV song placement! Our version of "Madman Across The Water" (originally by Elton John) will be in the SEASON PREMIERE of Ray Donovan. If you are a fan of the show, or perhaps you just want to tune in for fun, the show will air this Sunday night, August 6th on Showtime at 9pm ET- or 8pm here in MN! The song will play through part of the final scene and into the end credits. I'm SOOOO excited. I'm totally going to cry when I watch it. If you know me well, you know this to be true.

I have to thank Mr. Kevin Bowe for producing and playing on this track as well as Peter Anderson, Steve Price, James Tyler O'Neill, and The Laurels String Quartet who all nailed this track. This song is one of my favorites to sing, and it has been ever since Paul Scott invited me to be a part of his Elton John Tribute show many years ago. So thank you Paul!

Here is a link to me performing the song with Paul and Elton Hills Drive (thanks to Mike Hardwick for shooting it):

Here is the version Kevin and I put on my album if you'd like to add it to your iTunes library:

Thanks for visiting my site and for all of your support!


November 2016

I have a bit of news to share and it feels weird to finally say it out loud. I have decided to take a break from performing. I’m not sure for how long. Probably not forever, but at least for a good while. It has been 12 years, and something like 800 shows. I have met so many amazing fans, played with enormous talents and learned more than I ever could have dreamed. I have released 6 albums, won two Telly awards for my music videos with Joe Brandmeier, played in hundreds of cities all over the country and opened for Bon Jovi in front of 20,000 fans (not my fans, but that’s not important:). On the flip side, years ago I played 90 shows in 120 days (most of which were unpaid just to get my name out there). I’ve puked in a venue bathroom between the end of set 2 and the encore. I have slept in a creepy motel with a chair wedging the door shut since the lock was broken, while pregnant mind you. I wouldn’t trade any of it for anything. It’s been a blast and I am so lucky to have had this experience. For now though, it’s time for me to focus on my growing family and my teaching career.

There are so many people I’d like to thank. Mainly, Mr. Kevin Bowe. We spent 11 years making albums and playing shows together and there isn’t anyone else who could’ve taught me better. If you have to spend hours in a car repeatedly driving through Wisconsin, Iowa and the Dakotas, he makes for pretty good company. Peter Anderson has been my drummer since the beginning. He is as loyal and talented as they come. He is also a human navigation system as he has played quite literally everywhere, at least once. Justin Rieken, Charlie Peterson, Kyle Tennis, Mike Brown, Steve Price, James Tyler O’Neill, and Brian Gallagher; thank you for bringing your energy to this band. You guys are as good as it gets, and I love you all.

To those who supported our crowd funding campaigns, I owe you a huge thank you. Especially to those who went above and beyond to get involved: Thomas and Jeanne Fansler, Bruce and Mary Baude, David Stage, Dave and Patty Homyak, Joe Brandmeier, Bob and Pam Herrick, Hello Booking and Elisa Wright. Thank you for believing in me and helping me turn my songs into tangible art.

Lastly, I’d like to thank my hubs Andy. You are the best merch man/roadie a girl could ask for. Thanks for supporting me and taking care of our kiddos all those late nights when I had to work.

It has been a privilege making music for and with you all. I still plan to play a private party here or there. So if you are ever in need, please let me know! Also, if anyone ever wants voice/piano lessons, I’m here for you!