Two weeks after my return from Nashville and remembering what fun we had playing PORCHFEST, Franklin, TN. at the invitation of Nashville native, Richard Gill. Paired up with guitarist, Chris Benick, and drummer, Greg Hicks, we had a grand ol' time, despite blistering heat. Never having been to Nashville, before, it was also a treat to visit the Ryman Auditorium and iconic venues like Tootsie's Bar. A surprise invitation to sing with the band at Tootsie's made my day. Loudoun musician, Dave Minnenberg, kindly educated me on Songwriter rounds and, with my patient husband standing by, I played "We All Have A Story" at the Commodore Grille - purported to be one of the top three songwriter rounds - right up there with Bluebird Cafe'. Prior to my visit, I heard a lot about the sheer amount of overwhelmingly great talent in Nashville and felt somewhat intimidated.. But it occurred to me while there that great talent exists all over this great country, in every town in America and all over this vast world. So, wherever, whenever and however we are, as long as we're making music, WE ARE BLESSED! Special thanks to those who supported me in Nashville, Robin Bartok (my manager for the weekend), Gordon MacDowell, Richard Gill, Chris and Greg, of course, and special Key West friends, Cyndie and Paul Baggett, for honoring me with the invitation to sign their guitar. Huge thanks also to those who purchased my new CD, Take Me Away.