In like a lion, out like a lamb pretty much sums up this Spring in Ann Arbor. A massive wind storm cut a wide swath through this area recently causing thousands of power outages, downed trees, etc. Somehow my little place escaped it all except having my old trellis get blown to smithereens. I opened my door the next morning and found a pile of lumber on the porch! All in all, I’m pretty lucky, and welcoming the warmer weather and rain instead of snow.
My biggest news is, of course, that The Irishman’s Daughter is done at last and out and in the world. I’m still (at this writing) mailing out copies to dj’s, pre-purchasers and reviewers. There’s more on the album at the Home Page but I’m very glad to have it finally finished and I think it came out quite well. A huge thank you to Jim Bizer for helping me wrap it up! We had a very successful CD Release concert on March 18th with a few more coming up ~ and still adding some on! Check out the Shows page for updates.
The past 100+ days of a new White House has been baffling and disturbing to say the least, with threatened arts cuts, possible healthcare obliteration, a cabinet that keeps disappearing and reforming – I’m glad that making music and other artists are so prominent in my life. It helps keep some sanity in this strange and changing world.
Thanks for checking in and I hope to see some of you at a gig in the near future!
Welcome to the new Kitty Donohoe website!
And a million ‘thanks’ to Annie Capps for putting this together – she’s the best. There will be more coming soon, including live video’s and song uploads.
So far Spring 2011 has been a dud here in Ann Arbor. A few warm days, but mostly cold and rainy, rainy and cold. I have faith – it will change!
As I make progress on the ‘diaspora project’ I’ll post it here.
And if you haven’t checked out the Wine Gypsy site yet, please do. Simply put, it’s a Kitty Donohoe Concert with Sandhill Crane wines, provided by me. At least 10 of them, in fact. I’m offering new incentives to host a party, so now would be the time to look at your calendar.
And last but not least, I’m using my bragging rights for my sister Laurel Starkey, a very avid fiction writer who has just been published in the Iowa Review. A very big deal. The story is called ‘Eating Potato Salad on the Lawn of the Damned’ and one of the main characters is…me. If you want to see what I was really like as a bossy older sister, read this story! Apparently IR doesn’t publish current issues online but it’s in bookstores and libraries. Here’s a link. http://iowareview.uiowa.edu/