Reviews for "Witness: Hillary's Song Cycle" are coming in and the record release show on November 8 was a big hit. At the show, I was so inspired by my amazing band of talented women who read Hillary quotes with pride and depth and played their hearts out. People laughed and cried and there was much needed catharsis for all. Performing these songs live was one of the highlights of my career as a musician. I absolutely loved getting in front of a mic (without a guitar!) and playing Hillary Clinton in all the moods I wrote for her: crass, angry, depressed, wild, hopeful, etc. I am so happy to have gotten some great video footage of the show to share with you. Check it out:
"ON THE EDGE" (Hillary starts to get her strength back):
"FORGOTTEN" (Hillary stops giving a f*ck and realizes she's free) [EXPLICIT]:
"WITNESS" (Hillary looks ahead to the future with hope):
After the show I got some excellent feedback. Everyone I spoke with felt I should go further with "Witness" and have it staged, with a director, in a theatre space, etc. I am really clueless as far as that world, since my last musical theatre performance was my high school production of Godspell in 1997! Regardless, I am diving in. I've started to send "Witness" around to reading series and such.
As one of my first forays into the theatre world, I will be performing "Witness" and other political tunes at one of the most iconic cabaret spots in New York City: The Duplex on January 20. That day also happens to be the one year anniversary of Trump's inauguration, so we will be sure to make it worth your while to go out that evening. I'll be joined by the wonderful Deidre Rodman Struck on piano:
If you haven't heard "Witness" yet, you can stream the whole album on Spotify and at witnesshillaryproject.com. You can also buy it on CD (along with all my other records) -- it's a great holiday gift for the feminist and/or Democrat in your life.
Thanks for stickin' with me and to all the Kickstarter backers who made "Witness" possible, I am so grateful. I can't wait to see where it goes next.
P.S. For my fans in the UK and Ireland: Rich and I will be returning this coming summer 2018 for a tour. I'm now represented by Brookfield Knights and am looking forward to seeing what that brings as far as gigs and such!