David Kim mixed and mastered my Heart Weight EP last summer and blew me away. He is not only an amazing engineer and mixer, but a really great friend who has always been honest with me and given me sound advice about music issues. Today, he is a Grammy winner for his involvement in Kendrick Lamar's "To Pimp A Butterfly," and I could not be more happy or excited for such a talented and wonderful human being. David - Finally, your talents have been recognized and I only hope
I was so happy to receive my first certificate from The Recording Academy today for my 5 years of membership in the Los Angeles Chapter. My first two years were spent in the New York Chapter, but I really got involved in the LA circuit. I could not be more proud to be a part of such an amazing group of creators and music advocates. Now it's time for the Grammys!
Thank you to my good friend, Grand Ole Opry Vice President Pete Fisher, for taking me around Opryland and showing me all the behind the scenes action. Your encouragement and support has been so great! Thanks to Pete, I got a lovely tour and lunch with great conversation. After my meeting with Pete, I left to meet Mike Sistad, senior creative director at ASCAP Nashville. I was lucky enough to pitch him some live music and got the most honest and helpful feedback. Thank you
I am so proud to have got to hang out with my Musicians On Call (MOC) family in Nashville. I was lucky enough to even spend some time with my friend Pete Griffin, MOC President. Thank you to Nicole for taking me around to the Vanderbilt VA to play for the patients there - it was an amazing experience. I have played for MOC for a couple of years now, but only on the Los Angeles side of things, so it was great to really extend out to the beautiful South. Later that evening,
I had the pleasure of being taken to Jack White's Third Man Records. His collection of curious things was rather impressive and I got to take a look at his 25 cent recording booth. Also got to link up with country singer and songwriter Hannah Huntley... sick session for sure.
First meeting of Day 1 was amazing! Thank you to Autumn and everyone at UMG Nashville for your kind words, encouragement, attention, and hospitality. I am so lucky to have played live in one of your offices! Also a big thank you to Justin at SESAC for showing me around town... you, sir, are great company. Nashville has been the most wonderful experience, and I have only been here one day. The songwriting community is so inviting, and I already have a session lined up with