I’m excited to share that I’ve launched a blog called The Song Map. It’s a music-focused site covering everything from travel, interviews, video tutorials, parenthood, music wellness and music endangerment (musics that are dying off in the world). It started with all of my travels, and making my latest album Traveler’s Songbook. I’ve had some time to write and develop this concept during my pregnancy, since it’s getting harder and harder to hold a guitar!
From my travels, I’ve become even more fascinated with ethnomusicological connections- how music is with us everywhere we go, whether it be a folk song recording history, a mother singing to calm her baby, or meandering down alleyways in far corners of the world. Music defines our experience. It’s a map to our humanity, charted through melodies and instruments instead of politics and war. And as I prepare to become a mother, I realize how intrinsic music is to our well-being and longevity.
The Song Map is intended to celebrate the musics of the world that may be disappearing, and to bring back the essence of music into our daily lives and our families. There is something special about sharing a song with someone that is unique to anything else. Music has always been my compass- it’s has been my door opener to other worlds, new friends, clarifying history. Hopefully it can be yours, too.
If this sounds like something you want to be a part of, subscribe for the monthly newsletter and you’ll get a songpack download of some of the favorite songs I’ve written over the years.
Much love and songmapping,