Who I am
Hailing from Mississippi, I’m a singer/songwriter now living in Memphis, Tenn., where I practice community with my husband and housemates on a little street named Malcomb. We grow a garden, gather weekly for Family dinner, write songs and decorate the sidewalks with chalk art with the kids next door. Many of our shows happen in living rooms and backyards (the house show), coffee shops and screen printing studios (one of our favorite shows yet!). With my husband Jeff joining me on drums, we play for a room of 20-40 people, with storytelling added to the mix. We also travel to churches and retreats, playing for larger groups. Our first album was released in October 2012, revisiting the small towns that raised us, the city that’s grown us up, and all the people in between. Mr. Cooley is a remembering of both what you had and what you missed, while Memphis Song helps you put your feet to the ground – planting instead of uprooting, staying instead of running away. Lilies and Sparrows offers perspective on “the economy” and our gods of security; Quiet Me Down is a declaration of needing to stop, be, take a break from the frenzy of being available to others all the time. It’s these stories and songs that we feel compelled to share, to give away to others, hoping to find them life-giving in some way to the hearers. But perhaps most important in all of our travels and music-sharing is the work of hospitality, both of those extending hospitality to us and how we invite others into our lives and stories, as well. It’s the way we find ourselves crossing paths with the most remarkable and ordinary and interesting people. Andrew Peterson’s song Many Roads says it well: “How I love to watch you listen to the music, because you sing to me a music of your own.” We hope to meet you in that living room or coffee shop.