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A busy summer!

Hey y'all, Wow - I can't believe how fast this summer is flying by. It's been hectic but incredible. In late May, I went to the Kerrville Folk Festival where I spent 10 days camping in beautiful Texas hill country with hundreds of other songwriters and music lovers. I played on the great Threadgill Theatre stage with 30 other New Folk Songwriting Competition finalists and by cracky, I won one of the top 6 spots in the competition! Stunned and walking on air! Better still though was making friends with all those other great songwriters. It was an amazing trip and experience that I am still savoring. Here's the really cool part - I'm going back to Kerrville in September! Over Labor Day weekend, they have the Kerrvile Wine and Music festival and I'll be playing "in the round" with several other Kerr-verts back on the Threadgill Stage. Can't wait! Also still on the horizon - the ever elusive new CD...now titled "Home". We are just finishing one last track before we start the final mixing and mastering process so I can see the light at the end of the tunnel - and I don't think it's the train thank god. I hope to have it in your hands by this Fall so stay tuned.... If you're in Knoxville next week - stop by on Monday the 27th at the studios of WDVX downtown for a live in studio performance of a few of the new tunes from the album. I'll be joined by dobro/guitar guru, Scott Neubert and it starts at 12 noon. Can't be there? Listen online at www.wdvx.com. I want to give a special little "shout out" (as only a very unhip white chick can) to my peeps at KRUU-FM in Fairfield, IA - specifically Lauryn Shapter - for playing some of the new tunes on their two excellent radio programs - Crooked Sisters Radio and Gravel Road Radio. Great Americana and Folk playlists - check 'em out online: www.kruufm.com Thanks for all the love and email me or find me on Twitter! Cheers, Louise