Summertime and the livin' is easy...

by Ali Sperry

Well, summer is flying by and all of a sudden here we are in August, which happens to be my birth-month;) Thanks to my family, my fella, and dear friends, this new decade of life was rung in with lots of celebrating and games and yummy food and drinks and all sorts of goodness. I was delighted to have my dad here in town--it's been too long since we have actually gotten to celebrate a birthday together. He created this incredibly touching piece as a gift...click HERE to listen.

It's been a nice, steady stream of local shows this summer and feels good to be playing in Nashville, although I am feeling the hunger to get back out on the road. Planning is in the works for a November tour back to the Northeast, so stay tuned for some announcements on that in the coming weeks... 

Summer has also been an inspiring time in the writing department and I am excited to get into the studio this fall and start recording. Our beloved guitarist Scott Hardin also happens to be an amazing recording engineer and has a studio about an hour outside of Nashville in a cabin on a lake. Hellll yeah! I haven't been there before but Jamie has recorded there with Scott before and has nothing but glowing reviews of the general vibey-ness of the experience. 

The culmination of our Kickstarter campaign this past spring is about to happen next week with an outdoor house concert at the home of John and Paula in Middletown, Ohio. It's a coincidence (or is it...? ;)) but without knowing it, the date they picked out for the show is actually the one-year anniversary of the release of Storybook! Wow, what a year it has been. Not to get all mushy-gushy but I do feel so thankful for the adventures of this past year, to have an album that I am truly proud of and am excited to share with people, and to be able to play with this band whom I respect highly and love deeply. Can't wait to celebrate with John and Paula and all of their great friends!