Ahh. Sunshine, birds chirping, flowers blooming, the smell of sunscreen, iced tea on the patio…all signs that summer is coming, and with it, wedding season! I’ve been preparing by going green with WeddingWire’s new Client tools, writing some new posts for my Wedding Blog, updating my site, and looking forward to a day spent playing pretty music at the Herb Lyceum’s Open House. Read on!
Choosing Your Ceremony Music - Some guidelines and suggestions for bridal marches and recessionals if you’re not sure where to start.
Ways to Use Music Beyond the Standard Processionals - Examples of some ways past clients had me play music beyond the processionals, bridal march and recessionals.
Booking Through WeddingWire & Gigmasters - A short explanation of these useful sites and why they’re great for clients. Thanks to all their useful tools, I can finally ‘green’ my business!
Wedding and Event FAQ - Not new, but improved, with added bits about negotiating a lower price, special requests, and the booking process.
I’ve got more in the pipeline: some wedding pro shout-outs, what I wear to weddings, and even one about the bouzouki as the ceremony instrument. Yep. I’ll make the bouzouki the hip new wedding instrument yet! Brides and grooms, stay tuned…
I’m honored to be featured as part of this year’s Folk Festival at Brandeis University! Here’s some information:
Every song tells a story in the fourth annual Brandeis Folk Festival, featuring some of the best singers and songwriters in the northeast United States. Produced by Too Cheap for Instruments with Victoria Carter ‘15, Sathvika Reddy ‘15 and Alison Thvedt ‘15.
1:00 - 1:40 p.m - Patti DeRosa’s fans describe her as “a little Joss Stone, a little Tracey Chapman, a little Sheryl Crow, but happier and funnier.”
1:50 - 2:30 p.m - Hillary Reynolds Band is a dynamic quintet featuring tight harmonies and traditional instruments.
2:40 - 3:20 p.m - Ellie Buckland and Isa Burke are fiddlers from Maine. CANCELLED.
3:30 - 3:50 p.m - Brandeis’ Too Cheap for Instruments sing folk and pop songs with a cappella irreverence.
4:00 - 4:40 p.m - Lindsay Straw is a Boston-based guitarist, bouzouki player and vocalist who specializes in folk and traditional Irish music.
4:50 - 5:30 p.m - Driftwood, one of the most prominent national acts to come out of the Binghamton, N.Y. music scene, is at heart a rock band, though the ghost of traditional American folk music lives in their palette.