These are homemade demos for my forthcoming album, "And The Ride Has Just Begun", produced by Jeff Lipstein. These songs came to me in a burst - one day I was standing in line at the copy center with my arms filled with music lessons for my young students and an article caught my eye in the hands of the woman in front of me - it was about seizing the day and realizing when you were "done" with a chapter in your life and I suddenly knew I had to quit teaching and write a huge batch of songs. I called them the "A to Z" songs - one for every letter of the alphabet. I furiously wrote these as my comfortable life was quietly imploding and seeds of a future life were being planted. I still get chills thinking back to that time - the songs seemed eerily prophetic of the end of my marriage and the beginning of a new sense of myself, new confidence, and ultimately a new love with someone who seemed oddly familiar, like we had always been together.

Jeff really "got" the album right away and created this intense soundscape for the songs, both intimate and fierce, orchestral and stark. I feel both protected and laid bare as never before. Thank you, Jeff, and all the amazing people who worked on the album. Coming this fall...