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A Life of Music and Travel

 

My very first public performance was in 2007, even though I’ve been writing music my whole life and releasing albums since 2000.  I never imagined being a touring musician and public performance used to absolutely terrify me.  But, after a few concerts here and there from 2007 to 2010, and then starting my own in-home concert series in 2011, to doing my first official full length tour on the West Coast in 2012, followed by an epic US tour through 27 states in 2013, to touring regularly and almost monthly this last year in 2016… my life as a full time musician has become something entirely different than when I started on this adventure sixteen years ago.   

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My Favorite Salt Lake City Concerts And Venues

 

Salt Lake City is one of the coolest places for live music. With unique music venues and full summer concert lineups, it seems like there is always a show to see. Check out this list of some of my favorite spots!

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How To Host House Concerts

 

People are often surprised when I tell them I love to perform in house concerts. Not only do I run my own house concert series in my hometown of Salt Lake City, Utah, but when I am out touring and performing, I love to do house concerts.

They’re my favorite way to perform because it’s more intimate and personal, and I have a much better opportunity to mingle with the audience, hang out with my fans and listeners, and just spend time with everyone. When I perform in larger performance halls, that personal connection is often lacking.  

So how do you host a house concert?  It’s very easy and affordable!  I will use piano concerts as an example, because that’s what I do, but this can apply to all sorts of acoustic music.  

 

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The Valley View Concert Series

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Audiosyncracy At Sea, My Adventure Playing Solo Piano Music On A Cruise Ship

 

If you had told me, ten years ago, or even 5 years ago, that I would someday perform solo piano music on a cruise ship, I wouldn’t have believed you.  I never imagined such a thing would ever be something I’d have the opportunity to do.  Yet, last year, when Jamey and Stacey Osborne of Audiosyncracy at Sea, invited me to be their inaugural featured performer aboard the MSC Divina in June 2016, I jumped at the chance.  After many months of planning, promotion, marketing, and preparation, we embarked on a journey to the Caribbean to play music, hang out with friends and fans, and enjoy a week in the sun together.  The experience was more than I had hoped for, and it will forever be one of my favorite memories.  

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New Song: "At Home" by Michele McLaughlin ©2016

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My Music Is Now On Earbits!!

You can listen to me on Earbits Radio!!  Earbits is a free online radio that introduces you to fantastic independent music.  

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Happy Birthday To ME!!

Guess what?  Today is my birthday.  Yep, one of my favorite days of the year.  And to celebrate, I'm giving YOU a 40% off coupon to use at my store.  I hope you enjoy!!  

Coupon Code: july40   If you're not sure what to buy, here are some of my favorites: The Space Between, Spiritual Awakening, The Life Cycle, Forsaken Irish Rain, The Music Box Angel!

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Album Review of Undercurrent by Breaking Down Sound

A fantastic review of Undercurrent has been posted by
Breaking Down Sound.  A huge THANK YOU to Andrew Greenhalgh!!  I am so glad you liked the album!!  

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Album Review of Undercurrent by Musings of OceanicBlue UK

A great review from The Musings of OceanicBlue UK came in today.  Big THANKS to Boulent Mustafa!!!  I'm so glad you liked my album.

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