2 Songland Shows in Connecticut on the Last weekend of January
Our circle of songwriter friends includes a small circle we've performed with numerous times over the years (and quite a bit back in the late 90s.
"Songland" was initially the Dan and Joe show: Dan Pelletier and Joe Giacoio.
There was a rotating third chair at many of the shows, which were billed as "Dan and Joe and sometimes Mo'e" (more).
The duo New Middle Class (married couple Mike and Barbara Borok) were "mo'e" so many times, the 3 acts decided to rename themselves "Songland." Just before the founding of "Songland," I (Carla) served as the next Moe, for a number of 4-act shows at venues that mostly no longer exist. 22 Below (NYC), One Station Plaza (Peekskill), Hillside Cafe (Nutley, NJ).
We spent many hours exchanging song lyrics over email (I was still living down South) and whenever I ventured up this way, we'd cram in as many shows. barbecues and song swaps as possible in my days in the area.
We all enjoy songs that mix humor and intelligence, and that make you think.
They remain among my favorite songwriters and human beings.
Especially that Joe guy...
We're going' to Winfield!
The Walnut Valley Festival (in Kansas) has been on my bucket list for a long time, and we had already decided to go when I learned that my song "Gotta Start Smokin' " was selected as one of the 2 winners for the Humorous category of the song contest there (You didn't think I'd win the prize in the "love songs" category, did you?).
I'll be playing that song (don't blink! You'll miss me!) Thursday morning (Sept. 15), as will the other Thursday winners (there is a set of winners playing on Thursday and a different set of song contest winners playing on Saturday- same contest, 2 winners in each category).
Folk radio was very good to us in March!
I was the #5 artist, with the #6 song ("Totally Average Woman," a blues spoof & the title track from the CD) and the #9 album ("Totally Average Woman").
More on the March Folk DJ chart:
Had a great time visiting Ron Olesko on March 5 in the studio of WFDU.
He has written a very nice blog post about our visit, complete with a stream of the interview, in case you missed it.
Here it is! The 2nd of 2 videos made possible by the crowdfunders (and the pants-wearers)!