i'm a list kind of girl.
and at the beginning of this year, one of the things i wrote on my list of goals for 2010 was to play a real, live, scheduled show (at a particular place and with the particular purpose of sharing my music).
a few weeks ago, i was scrolling through some articles and images of all the devastation in haiti.
i was so, so moved and decided that i didn't want to wait to play with a full band or at one of the particular venues i had in mind, but that instead ... i'd just start exactly where i am and with what i have today, and host a series of house shows/haiti benefit concerts every week throughout the spring right at my own place.
last night was the first one, and it was such a success! i had so much fun and it was such a joy to get to share what i am most passionate about with a group of amazing, encouraging friends, all for a greater cause.
to me, that is the best kind of joy: getting to do something you love and having it simultaneously benefit someone else. ...ya know?!
i am so grateful for how all these little shows have come together and i am super thankful for the opportunity to keep playing them throughout the spring.
xo and joy :)
ps: if you are interested in donating to haiti relief efforts, check out http://www.vermonthaitiproject.org/.
one of the women who works for this organization came to the show last night and shared firsthand experiences/photos from her time in port-au-prince; the work she did was truly remarkable. i know her 'kids' (the students/orphans she taught in haiti) would be so grateful if you donated funds to help rebuild their school.
come back soon!