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🎉New Songs🎉 

I have been hard at work these past few weeks finishing 4 new songs, one of which is called “Wind and Wave.” You might have heard it in its unfinished state at a live show recently. It has take me over a year to figure it out, but I have finally finished and put words to it.

Another of the new songs I have only performed during my Spring Writes collaborative piece with Erin the Axe, and it is lovingly known as “The Acorn Song.” The other two new songs are “Sang et Sol” (Parlez-vous français?) and “Lonesome Bridge” and will be debuted at Grassroots Festival of Music and Dance in two weeks.

Come see my set on Saturday (Community Stage 3:15p) or Sunday (Cabaret 5:30) at the Festival. I will be playing my entire repertoire! And as always, I'm happy to chat after the show!


We have already shared so much music together this summer! Next on the calendar, I will be performing at The Downstairs on July 5th for the first of two shows celebrating the 2nd Anniversary of Dungeon Knights. Pumpkin Witch, The Oracle and Avoidance will also be playing. Come check it out.

AND in case you haven't heard yet, I will be playing two sets with a few special guests at Grassroots Festival of Music & Dance this year: July 20th (Saturday) at 3:15pm on the Community Stage and July 21st (Sunday) at 5:30pm in the Cabaret. Come to one or both. I'd love to see you there!

One last thing . . . I have VINYL RECORDS! and CDs available at all of my shows now. Each comes with a digital download code. The album was recorded at The Studio Nashville in two sessions with Brook Sutton. It was produced by Ted Pecchio and mastered by Will Tyson. The album cover art was designed by Nicole Sara Simpkins, a profoundly talented visual artist and dear friend based in Minneapolis, MN. The back cover displays a photo and makeup look by amazing local photographer and makeup artist, Alice Markov. The inner fold of the CD was designed by yours truly. I hope you feel the potency of all of the time, energy, and heart that has gone into this work from everyone involved; and I hope to see you out in the world!

ALBUM RELEASE April 12th! 

It's finally here! My debut self-titled Album Silver Rein is scheduled to be released on April 12th on all streaming platforms and Bandcamp. For those of you who are local, please come to my ALBUM RELEASE SHOW at Sacred Root Kava Lounge and Tea Bar, where I will be performing the album in its entirety. April 9th, I will be hosting a virtual Listening Party on Bandcamp, where I will be chatting with folks about the making of the album. Anyway you would like to be involved, my Bandcamp page and the Spotify pre-save links are below, so that you can listen to the album as soon as it drops. Thank you all for your continued support!



🔥 Recording NEWS 🔥 

This week, I took my instruments down to Nashville and recorded an album. It was a whirlwind after a lot of waiting, and I can't wait to share it with you! Eight tracks, about 40 minutes of music. The recording is complete, but now it must be mixed and mastered before it can be made into CDs and vinyl records.

Expect to hear more updates in the coming months. February is looking ripe for a release date! 

Thanks, Studio Nashville! Big thanks to Ted Pecchio for your care and support along the way and to Brook Sutton for your dedication and all the ways you blew my mind with your engineering wizardry. 🙏 Special thanks to Nate Barton for understanding my vision and helping me bring it to life. 💜

Grassroots Festival 

This Friday, I am more than thrilled to be playing at one of the Ithaca area's summer highlights: the Finger Lakes Grassroots Festival of Music and Dance. Every year, the festival has a different feel [dare I say vibe]. 

This year is especially exciting for me. Although I played there in 2019 when I was in the band, Motherwort, this year will mark the first time I have played my solo work. Not only this, but I have invited two extraordinary vocal talents to the stage with me to sing and accompany a couple of my songs. La Llorona and Hollings are both amazing local singers, musicians, and friends. 

La Llorona is a dynamic singer songwriter and violinist with a unique mystical sound that draws inspiration from her Mexican roots. 

Hollings is a solo singer songwriter, and her sultry voice has been featured widely in other music projects; including The Crucials, Jimkata, and John Brown's Body. . . to name a few. 

This Friday @ 2PM on the Leslie Puryear Community Circle Stage. We hope to see you there! 💜✨🌟 


Home Again 

One month ago, I left my home country to travel around France, England, Scotland. A trip for pleasure and inspiration, for connecting with even deeper family roots. Is it strange that I'm experiencing culture shock upon my return? 

I've learned many things through my travels, not only from this trip, as epic as it was. Home is people. It doesn't seem to matter where I am as much as it matters who I am with. This is not to negate that comforting feeling of driving down a familiar road or sleeping in sheets that smell like you slept in them the night before. 

We spent so much time with people we loved there that we almost forgot we were so far away. 

I'm happy to be back, ready to pick up where I left off, overjoyed to connect with you all again and with new music in process. If you have read this far, you make this place home for me. 💜

***Stay tuned for upcoming summer shows***

Tether: NEW RELEASE on April 28th 

Good morning beautiful people,

This last month positively flew by. It seems like it was just yesterday that I was setting The Grave loose, but the time has come to announce another single release: Tether. The release date is set for APRIL 28thTether is about the inescapable interconnectedness of us all; the poor and the rich, the human and the beast. The song repeats and circles around itself, much like its subjects.

I wrote Tether in August of 2022, on a day when my Covid symptoms had briefly eased up. I spent all day in my 40 square foot practice studio creating the beat sounds with my mouth and recording it onto my Boss RC-600 loop station. I then added layers of bowed and plucked cello. On that same day, I recorded an experimental music video with the help of my partner, a smart phone, and some minimalist lighting. I wrote the lyrics a few weeks later, as I often don't know the meaning of a song until I'm swept away by its melody. Not long ago, I finished the recording with New Vine Records, and now I anticipate its official release next month. I hope you find it as compelling as I do.

Scroll up on the home page to listen to Tether. It will be available on other major streaming platforms and at

After my show on March 27th at the Downstairs with Lora Pendleton, I will be taking a brief hiatus from playing shows till at least mid-May, but you can believe that I will be back with greater force upon my return. In the meantime, enjoy!


Watch the OG Tether Video at the bottom of this page.

NEW RELEASE February 27th! 

Hello friends,

In case you haven't heard, I will be releasing my first single EVER as Silver Rein. The song is called The Grave, and it will be available on all major streaming platforms on Monday, February 27th @ 8 AM your time. The Grave is a song about being kind to yourself even when dark thoughts haunt you in the night. You can find the full lyrics on the website under the "music" tab.

I'm over the moon that this piece of art will finally be irrevocably sent forth into the world. The guys at New Vine Records and I have been hard at work in the recording studio, making sure that the finished product is worthy of release. We finalized the track two days ago, and I submitted it to a distributor. The ball is rolling.

Thank you all for believing in me, even when it was challenging for me to believe in myself. I struggle with self-doubt just like everyone else, but I'm finding that the anxiety, uncertainty, and discomfort is where the magic happens.

Much love to all of you.


Upstairs, Downstairs 

Upstairs, Downstairs. No, not the BBC drama. As another year comes to an end, I look forward to what is around the bend. More live performances, singles releases, new merch to share. On January 11th, the day before my birthday, I will be opening the night for the Motherwort EP release show at the Upstairs. January 16th, I will be performing at the Downstairs. If you aren't familiar with either venue, they are not related, but are around the corner from each other. 

I'm working on a new song or two before then, but songs are not easy to write sometimes. My latest song, Letting Go, I finished a few weeks ago. It's a song about adopting one another in life. Late at night, when I should be sleeping; I often think about the inevitable death of my parents. My loved ones. In these moments, I am filled with intense fear and sadness. I wrote this song to remind myself that loved ones are all around me; and even when cherished folks in my life pass on, I take comfort in knowing that others are there to adopt me, and I them. 

When I play this song for all of you, I hope you find even more layers of meaning. Last month, La Llorona joined me on stage to play the song for the first time, and a few tears crept into my eyes. I hope music always affects me and that I can continue to write about the real stuff. See you out there in the world. We are not alone.

Recording Sessions 

Hello all,

This last month I finished recording two songs with the New Vine Records studio. John Carter and David Lane are amazing sound engineers and made me feel very comfortable throughout the process. The tracks are in the mixing phase and will hopefully be released by early Spring. I can't wait to share with you all. Zen space. Photos courtesy of Nathan Barton.


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