I am a songwriter who prefers to focus on writing somebody else's big hit than rocking the stage myself. I usually write solo but I also enjoy co-writing and I have been fortunate to get some fine collaborations along the way. I also started performing in October 2013 at local open mics and jams which has been quite an adventure.
My songs, “It Ain’t Over ‘til You’re Six Feet Under” and "Better Things to Do" were covered by solo artist, Willy D, and can be found at http://www.reverbnation.com/willyd
Willy D recorded 2 other versions of "It Ain't Over 'til You're Six Feet Under" which can be found at
Willy D also took another one of my songs - "Is She Crazy For Me or Just Crazy" - and put his own special spin on it which can be found at http://www.reverbnation.com/mosongs/song/22461165-isshecrazywillyd-version.
The way I originally heard it is posted at
We also collaborated on a the 2013 Safe Auto Jingle Contest. The video is posted on my page.
"It Ain't Over 'til You're Six Feet Under" was also covered by Cincinnati Blues greats, The Medicine Men, who had once been H Bomb Ferguson's backing band. I collaborated with the band's lead singer/guitarist, Lance Boyd, on their recording of “Hey Pretty Baby” as well. These two songs can be purchased at http://themedicinemenband.com I also collaborated on a song with Lance in 2011 where I wrote the lyrics and he did the rest. It's called "That Won't Change" and it's posted on this page as well as a cover he did of my song, "In the Company of Friends".
I collaborated on a song with Cincinnati musician, Ben Duke, called "All Day Every Day." I wrote the words and Ben did the music. Ben also did a cover of my song, "In the Company of Friends" for a local fundraising CD. Both recordings are on this page.
I met faith-based writer, Nick Cardilino, through the local NSAI chapter, The Songwriters Workshop, back in the mid-90s. I brought a sassy female country lyric to a critique session in 2007 and he had some good suggestions so I asked him to help me finish the song. Nick agreed and he also recorded a demo (with his vocals) which is also on this page. It's called "The Whole Shebang".
"The Girls Wanna Dance", which is featured on this site, was co-written with Chris Dunnett who produced the demo in his home studio in Nashville around 2005.
I also collaborated on many songs in the late 90s with Cincinnati composer, David Kisor (Ensemble Theatre). Four of the songs on this page were co-written with him: "Bad Situation", "Good-bye Summer Day," "In My Own Backyard" and "Lost in You."
Back in the mid-to-late 90s, I spent some time in Nashville pitching to publishers. I had several publishing contracts but none of the songs were picked up by artists. A few of them are posted on this page. They include "I Went Home Alone", "She Loves That Dog," "This Ain't Reform School" and "Come Hither Eyes". Russ Trimboli and I co-wrote "This Ain't Reform School" in 1995 and it was one of 20 winning songs in the 1996 Song Spree Songwriting Contest. The song was recorded at County Q Studio in Nashville at the publisher’s expense. "Come Hither Eyes" was picked up by a publisher and re-recorded as well. Both Russ's version as well as the publisher's version are posted on this page. I have also posted a couple of other collaborations with Russ: "She's Looking Around" and "Everybody Gets Lonely". Russ produced and sang on these demos.
I also collaborated with Jeff Wilson on many songs in the 90s. We had a publishing contract for "Give Me A Ring" which is posted on this page. Jeff produced the demo and I did the vocals. I also have posted another song we co-wrote called "With Friends Like That" and Jeff is on vocals.
Mid-tempo pop song, "Laura", was co-written with David Criddle in 2009. He had a piano track with a nice vocal melody that had no title and few words. I put together a lyric and sent it to him. It's now on this page as well.
Over the last couple of years, my husband, Michael Horrigan, has produced many of the demos that are on this site. He's the one on guitar, bass, and live drums (pre-drum machine era). I couldn't have posted so many new recordings without his love, support, time and talent. He also produced, recorded and sang a song that I wrote in 2014 from *his* point of view called "Even Though & Because". The original demo with my vocals is on this page as well. But his version is definitely better. :)
I also have a Facebook page now with live videos of me performing songs at local jams with fantastic local musicians. https://www.facebook.com/mosongswriter
If you like what you hear, please pass it along. If you are interested in co-writing or would like to record one of my songs, drop me a line here. Thanks for stopping by.