American Woman  

I took in That's What She Said at The Castle Theatre in Bloomington Friday night. Powerful night as 10 different women shared personal stories of their life, how they made it through often difficult times, and how those experiences have made them who they are today. Many stories were painful, some funny, but all were from what most would say are average American women, some born elsewhere.

Those stories had me thinking about the "American Woman" Album + Film project I'm writing. The idea is there are many women whose names you probably don't know who contributed to making America great. I want to show how everyday people, like the ones I saw on-stage Friday night, contribute in meaningful ways to the fabric of our country.

October 12 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Uncommon Ground - Lakeview in Chicago, I'd love to have you in the audience for a preview of some songs that will land on the album and be incorporated into the film. You'll also get to hear one of Chicago's gifted guitarists (and my co-composer) John Kregor in the quartet.

Here's one song recorded a The Castle Theatre on April 5 of this year (with John Kregor on guitar) that will be part of the October 12 show: