Where are you from? Hey, y’all. I’m a country music singer and songwriter who lives in New York. So, basically, I’m an city girl with a love of country music.
Describe your sound: My sound is a mix of traditional country with a modern alternative feel. I have a great appreciation for all types of music and what they have to offer the listener. I think that makes me a better songwriter because I get different perspectives and ideas for songs that are new and interesting. If I had to pick a name for my music, I would call it “eclectic country.”
What do you think about the state of popular music today? I think it’s thriving, but it’s very mainstream. I also think there is room for more artists who write other than the mainstream. There are lots of talented folks out there not being heard because the big machine really dictates what people hear. Case in point - my last song was played for people other than family and friends - who said that the melody was contagious and wouldn’t leave their heads. They loved it because it was a bar song and they could sing along to it. But - when music industry professionals heard it, they panned it. It was actually shocking. I think there is a formula to music that the music industry sticks to - and even though they say they are looking for the next big thing - they don’t deviate. If they did, more indie music would be out there being appreciated by the masses. Since I write from the heart and not by way of a formula, I have a tough time breaking into mainstream. So bottom line - I think that popular music is great, but I think that it doesn’t really take enough chances.
Tell us about your latest track: My latest track will be released in April. The song is called “Crossin’ The County Line (Over the Legal Limit)” and it’s a departure from the type of stuff I typically write. The track has an outlaw country vibe, complete with slide guitar and fiddle. It’s a little more raw than my usual, and it’s even different than the one other outlaw country track I recorded a while back. I love the song because the listener doesn’t know what “over the legal limit” is since it could be a variety of things. It’s a song about a rebel. It was loosely written about someone I know who gambles, smokes, drinks, does drugs and is always looking for the new big payout or thrill. This person struggles between being drawn to good or evil. He is looking for salvation, but can’t get out of his own way even though he knows the path he usually takes isn’t in his best interest. Addiction is horrible, and trying to figure out who you are and what you want to do with your life
is hard. I tried to write the song with an upbeat vibe and I tried not to make it too preachy so that more people could enjoy the song’s message. Thanks to the assistance of Mike Epstein at Dare Studios, the song is sounding incredible.
Who inspires you? First and foremost, my parents - they are amazing people and an example for all parents to follow. My daughter inspires me every day in every way. She is a precious angel sent from heaven. My husband, who is in a helping profession, and really cares about what he does. Any persons who take pride in their work, strives to make a positive difference or help people or animals are heros to me and inspire me. To that end, people who are kind, loyal and honest inspire me. My fur babies inspire me - they are loving and affectionate and good through and through. And, of course, musicians - I am so in awe of musicians who are masters at their craft - no matter what genre of music.
Where can we check out your sounds? My tracks are available on a variety of social media platforms for sale and to stream. Google Big City Cowgirl, for heaven’s sake!