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"She's not one to shy away from a challenge in both her lyrics and her music, and it makes for a daringly memorable batch of songs."

-CD Baby Review,

Making Friends with Ghosts

From 2005-2010, I independently recorded, produced, and released five full-length albums using one microphone, an 8-track recorder, and the very best in makeshift bricolage. Each album was lovingly engineered on a nonexistent budget, with the help of a slew of talented friends on strings, woodwinds, brass, accordion, and more. 


Making Friends with Ghosts (2010)

1. Intro

2. Remember Who You Are

3. The Space in the Distance

4. 9:41

5. Going All In

6. Stauffer Chemical Company

7. Sunday Morning

8. Little Star (the lullaby)

9. Day Off

10. Right Where I Am

11. Sacred Heart

12. Lady Dorothy

13. California (if you go)

14. Weathering the Storm

15. Gratitude

16. Reprise

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Still Apt (2008)

1. Find the Cost of Freedom

2. Pocahontas

3. Masters of War

4. Feel Like I'm Fixin' to Die Rag

5. Where Have All The Flowers Gone

6. Eve of Destruction 

7. Fortunate Son 

8. Rockin' in the Free World

9. Blowin' in the Wind

10. Isn't It a Pity

11. Imagine

12. Dirty Whites


Home for Christmas (2007)*

1. Silent Night

2. O Little Town of Bethlehem

3. The First Noel

4. Little Drummer Boy

5. O Holy Night

6. What Child Is This

7. Ave Maria

8. Christmas Photograph

9. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

10. I'll Be Home for Christmas

*The songs on this album were recorded on Christmas Eve 2006 while I was living in San Francisco. Unable to afford a plane ticket home for Christmas that year, my family pitched in at the last minute to fly me back to NC. Having no gifts to bring, I stayed up all night into the wee hours, recording my family's favorite carols. 

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Backward Glances (2006)

1. A New Low

2. Woman in the Red Dress

3. Move On

4. Everytime We

5. Going Back to Mobile

6. After These Messages

7. Hallelujah

8. Memories Are Just Chemicals In Your Brain

9. Top of the World

This is a compilation of songs and recordings from my first two albums, Last Call (2005) and Caution to the Wind (2006), which are no longer in print. 

New Releases & Singles

I am currently working on two albums - a new EP of original music, and a compilation of traditional hymns and original songs inspired by the women of the Bible. Click here to sign up for my music mailing list and stay updated!

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Liturgical Music & Chant

I have also been known to compose contemplative chants, psalm settings, mass settings, and other liturgical music.

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Live Performances

I spent much of the last two decades performing music at a variety of venues all over the country. 

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