Kingston Springs, TN
Americana / AAA / Folk Rock
Christmas! As a music lover and music maker, you have a unique opportunity
to bless the world this holiday.
1. Use each show, event, or gathering
to help an organization. Small organizations can really benefit. At
my CD release show, we held a penny drive which brought in 500 meals and 65 pounds
of food for a local food bank. 65 tickets were sold. Small shows = big
2. Share your show wardrobe with a shelter. As you bring in a new
wardrobe piece, bless someone by sharing a gently used one. We are using the
de-clutter and reorganization to provide inventory for a local charity which sells
items in their thrift store to pay for food in their charity food bank. Win
win is a heart thing!
3. Invite your friends and fans to add to your merch table.
Do you have talented friends who make things but have no where to merchandise their
items? You can increase your inventory and bless them when you sell their
wares. Share the profit, or donate the profit.
I hope these ideas can be
added to your new year of living generously through your creative endeavors.
on playing it forward,
"Perhaps it's better to call her a "Songwriter-Singer" than the other way around.
Her songs have always come first, and everything else stems from that creative
process." Phil Sweetland, NYT Contributor
"Moods and tempos are
well varied from the beaty opening track, Ain’t No Glory, Beautiful Goodbye
and Cracks In The Concrete, another co-write with Lisa Brokop, to the slower, contemplative
Born To Be Happy, Rapunzel, All We Ever Find and China. RAPUNZEL’S ESCAPE
is one of those rather unexpected albums which grow on you with each successive
airing." Laura Bethell, Maverick
"McLean is nothing short of remarkable
as she easily moves from blues to rock to Appalachian folk to pop and beyond. She
refers to her sound as Appalachi-Groove, where mountain footpaths meet Beale Street." Randy
Moomaw, The Healing Power of Music