The number of vets taking their own lives surpassed combat casualties long ago for the recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Medical science has allowed many more people to survive combat injuries, but the toll on spirit, mind, mental health, heart…what do they come home to, how do they live with their experiences?
Family roots, stories, memories…I was just thinking about walking down a red dirt road as a teen and a pickup truck pulled up, You must be Irene’s girl, you look just like her! Never seen him before but he saw my history in me. Do your roots show?? #nellrobinsonmusic
I spent hours and hours as a kid playing my flute. We lived in Alaska and I remember entering the state fair talent competition – I played Impossible Dream – hehe – amongst the gigantic vegetables that people brought from far and wide for the biggest “pumpkin” competition. I studied and played through early college and play now just for fun, rarely for performances, though you never know…
#nellrobinsonmusic #country #bluegrass
Expressing the Song
March 15-16, 2014
Freight & Salvage, Berkeley
Friends, please join me and accomplished actress Sallie Merkel for our workshop, everyone welcome, all levels. This is really going to be fun.
Every song is a story, and each time we perform is an opportunity to create a unique telling of that story. In this intensive workshop, we will learn many of the tools employed by actors to unlock their imaginations, get out of their heads and communicate stories that are personal, honest and specific. We will then use these strategies to approach our songs, and see how the experience of having done this internal work as homework, allows us to be more present with our fellow musicians and audience in performance. The tools we will learn in this workshop are essential, ones that we can return to time and time again to deliver unique, communicative, in-the-moment performances by creating worlds for ourselves and then sharing these worlds with our audience.
More for information, please feel free to email me firstname.lastname@example.org.
On a beautiful spring day Jim started the song “Life In The Garden” while tending the strawberry plants his mother gave him from his fathers strawberries, and though he passed on many years ago, his memory is kept alive in the garden. What a beautiful gift to reflect on your loved ones as you tend your flowers!
Jim Nunally and I kicked off the celebration at the Lafayette Park ribbon cutting ceremony on June 8, 2013 with “Life In The Garden” from our new album House And Garden. Make sure you download House And Gardens on iTunes at http://bit.ly/ZckiH7