December ended up being one of the most busy months I have had this year. I ended up getting the Roland Blues Cube to bring around for my gigs in Chicago which sounds amazing. I also announced that I am going to be an intern for the Pinetop Perkins's Workshop in June, so check that out! I have had the pleasure of playing with Rick King's Royal Hustle and the Smiley Tillmon Band for my remaining time in Chicago this year before heading home for the holidays. Also have a new video out playing Lenny. Thanks for the great year!
What a great conclusion to the end of the school year! I had a blast starting my third year at DePaul University and can't wait to come back next year. I performed at Buddy Guy's Legends with Rick King's Royal Hustle for the first time, and playing at my hero's music venue was the experience of a lifetime. I continue to perform at Taylor Street Tap once a week with the group, and had a blast visiting musicians in Philadelphia for the holidays.
Absolutely loved playing with Rick King's Royal Hustle right next to the riverside at Docktoberfest! It was a beautiful landscape with so many people dancing to our music. We continue our weekly residency at Taylor Street Tap every Sunday growing our band and tune list! I have also released a video on my Daisy Rock Guitar, a guitar company that has an amazing message behind it, giving girls an even better chance to get into guitar playing. School is keeping me busy and I'm learning so much from the jazz classes I am taking!
I've had a great first month back in Chicago! It was great to be a part of the 40th anniversary for the famous blues club, B.L.U.E.S., on Halsted Street playing with Marty Sammon of Buddy Guy. I have also joined a group called Rick King's Royal Hustle that has a weekly gig at Taylor Street Tap every Sunday 8-12! I am currently in a Jazz Combo at DePaul University as well, also also got the Nanomuff distortion pedal! Looking forward to a great year!
Started out the month of August by jamming with Randy Lippincott and Dirty Deal at the Riverfront Blues Festival in Delaware! I also got the chance to visit the Red Lion and Bitter End to play with some phenomenal musicians from New York City. I also tried out busking at Suburban Station in Philadelphia over the last week and had a wonderful time sharing my music with the people there! Can't wait to head back to school!