Monday, November 29, 2010

Cyber Monday

It's Cyber Monday.

You know, I've actually never even heard of Cyber Monday until my husband was telling me about it yesterday. Black Friday is the big shopping day with all the deals in retail stores, and Cyber Monday is when all of the big specials happen online. Why am I telling you this? I'm sure you already know. In any case, right now, I'm having a Christmas special that includes both my albums for only $19.98. However, TODAY for Cyber Monday, I will sign any orders that come my way. If you want me to write a personal message to whomever you will be gifting your order to, I am most happy to do that. When you log onto my store, just click "My Account" then click "View Messages" and you can send me a message telling me any specifics. Otherwise, I'll just sign my name like in the photo above. Also, be sure to let me know if you do NOT want the CD signed. Click HERE to make your order.

Happy Cyber Monday!

Friday, November 26, 2010

The Winner . . .

Hey everyone. Thanks so much for participating in the giveaway and for posting such awesome things about the album. This was the first giveaway I've ever done, so I'm excited that anyone even entered at all! I used one of those random lottery counter thing-a-ma-bobs online and it turns out that Jen Schouten is the winner! Thanks Jen! You can email your mailing address to me at

If you'd still like to take advantage of the Christmas specials going on at, you certainly may do so by clicking HERE.

Thanks again and have a lovely weekend!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Black Friday Giveaway and Wholesale Offer!!!

Thanksgiving totally rocked my world today. I hope you all had a great one. A few of you will be prepping for the Black Friday Frenzy that is upon us. I for one, do NOT want to go out into the insanely cold weather and sucker punch my way through hoards of black-belt shoppers. I'm sure some of you feel the same. Instead, I will be doing all my shopping online this year. It's SO totally the best way to go.

Wouldn't it be amazing to get all your shopping done for your friends, family, or employees all at once? Well, step right up, folks. In addition to my 2 for $20 special, starting right now through Dec. 17th, I'm also offering both my albums at bulk pricing. If you buy a case of 30 CDs, you can get them for only $6.63 each. That's $199 for the case.

CRA-ZAY!!! I know.

And in honor of Black Friday, I am giving away a case of "Anchor" albums. The retail value of 30 CDs is $509.40, so this is an amazing value.
Here's how you can win:
Simply tell people about my bulk order and 2 for $20 Christmas specials on your Facebook, Twitter, or Blog with this link to my store:

Then, copy a link to YOUR post in my comments section here on my blog. Easy as pumpkin pie.
The giveaway ends at 10:00 p.m. MT on Friday, Nov. 26th. A winner will be randomly chosen and announced shortly after. Good luck!

P.S. I noticed that many of you are posting a link to the blog and telling people about the Giveaway. That actually only makes it harder for you to win! Remember to tell them about my two Christmas specials: The bulk order special where you get a case of 30 Anchor CDs for $6.63 each and the 2 for $20 special. Then, you give them the link to my store:

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Thanksgiving and Doobies

I know we haven't even had Thanksgiving yet, but I always get the Christmas spirit WAY too early. My office looks like a whirlwind blew through Santa's workshop with all the CDs I've been wrapping and mailing. (Yeah, I have a 2 for $20 Christmas special going on with FREE gift wrapping on all orders at It's a good thing that wrapping presents is a favorite activity of mine.
Also, I've been waiting for a year to put up these glass stars that my mother-in-law gave me for Christmas last year. I got all domestic and crafty and hung them with different colored ribbons.
I inherited an obsession with vintage Christmas ornaments from my mom. I found this man in rural Utah who lives in an abandoned bus. He is a hoarder and always sells junk in front of his bus. I bought a whole box of amazing vintage ornaments from him for $10!!! Beware: he may or may not roll homemade doobies right before your eyes while you barter with him. But doobies aside, these ornaments look awesome in a bowl or hanging in my window with the glass stars.
If you were disappointed that I didn't post something on gratitude or Thanksgiving, then fear not! I am honored to be a guest blogger today for Jenn Warnick on Also, Jenn is doing a giveaway for my new album, Anchor, so hop on over to her blog. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

P.S. Just saw that my friend Cjane, posted a video of me and some of the Lower Lights singing "For the Beauty of the Earth." This is my favorite song at Thanksgiving time. Go here to watch. Go here to buy the actual recording. Peace out.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

A Milestone

As artists, we create pieces of literature, pick up the paint brush, choreograph sacred steps or pen our hearts into song, all with the hope that we are sending something out there into the universe that others will find meaningful. Last Saturday marked a milestone for me when a friend emailed me to tell me that the music video for "Anchor" had surpassed 100,000 views. This is exciting to me for many reasons. But more than anything, I hope this means that people are responding to a song that came from a tender spot in my spirit. I hope this is a manifestation that this song has struck a chord in the spirits of others. I am so very grateful and humbled to be a vessel for this song. Thanks for all your support in your watching and sharing this video. Love to you.

Friday, November 19, 2010

The Lower Lights this Weekend!

Tomorrow (as in Saturday) I will be rocking the tambo.

Stomping my feet and clapping my hands.

And singing in the Lower Lights show with some of my most favorite people on earth.
Join us at the Post Theater in Salt Lake City for an earth shaking hymn revival.
The 8:00 show is already SOLD OUT, so hurry and get your tix for the 6:00 show here:

(All photos by Justin Hackworth)
See you soon!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Murder in the Dark

This is me hiding under a blanket a year ago at Thanksgiving time. I was playing my favorite game of all time with my kids and my dad - Murder in the Dark. This is a game my dad would play with me and my siblings when we were little ones in which he would turn all the lights off in the house until it was pitch black. Then, we would find hiding spots and hold our breath for what seemed like an eternity while Dad entered the room like the Creature from the Black Lagoon, growling low and long. When he found us (usually because our giggling gave us away), we would squeal while he tickled us until we were ready to burst.

Tonight I am wishing for a simpler time. Life has been moving so fast and there have been moments when I've wanted to hide under a blanket and be five years old again. I'm so looking forward to spending some time with my family during the upcoming holidays.

Me and Pops.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Deal of the Century

We are more than half way through November which can only mean one thing:
The Holidays are here.

I have an awesome deal on my site, ahem,
If you buy my new album, Anchor, you can get Feather in the Wind for only $4.99.
That's $19.98 for both, to be exact!
The best part? FREE gift wrapping on all orders!!!
This would make a sweet stocking stuffer too.

Finish your shopping early and click
HERE to buy!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Mesa, can I kiss you?

You know what knocks my socks off about Mesa, AZ? Both times I have performed there, they have set the record for concert attendance. We had about 1,000 people show up last Thursday for my show. I haven't been able to shake the swelling of gratitude in my chest for that. Mesa, can I just kiss you? I wanted to share these beautiful photos taken by Krista Maurer of Island Belle Photo. Yes, this is the same Krista Q. in my last post. Not only is she a publicist, but she's an awesome photographer (and seamstress! I've commissioned her to make quilts for my boys for Christmas. Shhh. Don't tell!).

The Sound Check

Bart Olson maps out tempos. He's such an amazing drummer and ne'er has there been a sweeter person.

Ok, maybe my bass player, Alex Aponte, could rival Bart in the "sweet person" category, but as sweet as he is, he plays a really mean bass.

Joe Anderson! I always know I can count on him for awesome sound and good humor.

Speaking of humor, Stu Maxfield could quite possibly hold the record for making me laugh more than any other soul in this world. But if he forgets his capo one more time, I will surely strangle him.

All you have to do is see that he came to the venue sporting dress shoes and no socks and you can't help but laugh. Laughter aside, he is UNREAL on guitar and any other instrument he plays.

Rod Elwood is the best lighting and set designer. Look how he arranged my globe collection?
I love this.

The Show

Many, many thanks to Christian and Nie for hosting and promoting the show. I love them. Check out the fun they had in my dressing room here.

I'd like to personally thank my keytar for making an appearance as well.
He is becoming quite popular after all.

Christian came back out on stage and joined us for our now famous cover of "Friday, I'm in Love" by the Cure. He's a natural on stage. Do you know he was a child actor? That's right. He was even in a Slip 'n Slide commercial. (P.S. Don't deny the all-omnipotent hair of Jacob Jones to the bottom right on keys).

Thank you all again for coming and I am looking forward to coming back to Mesa again and again and again. But right now, due to exhaustion, I am going to hibernate all winter. See you next Spring.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Desert Nomad

Today I drove to Mesa, AZ in the Dodge Ram with dear friend and publicist Krista Q. Maurer. Don't you wish YOUR middle name had the initial Q.? I do. But I'm stuck with the letter P. Thanks Mom.

I don't mean to brag or anything, but there ain't no person more fun to go on a road trip than with me. You will laugh, you will cry, you will have fun sharing your iPod playlist, and perhaps you will share your homemade caramel apples with me as well.
Just ask Krista Q.

Have I mentioned how much I LOVE a beautiful desert-scape? I should have been a desert nomad.

I really do love me some Arizona. So excited to do a concert in Mesa tomorrow! You can still get your tickets HERE. Hasta pronto.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Pasco, Washington!

The orchards of Washington state sprawl across the countryside on the drive from the Spokane airport to Pasco. It is my first time performing in Washington and I am anxious to see the red barn that concert promoter Marilyn Lott has chosen for my show. A red barn in the middle of Washington's cornfields and apple orchards? Sounds amazing. Nonetheless, it IS a barn that has recently housed animals. But the smells, the remnants of straw and even the flies take me right back to my childhood and I love all of it.

Marilyn Lott (aka, "The Passionista") is an encyclopedia of indie music. This woman knows her stuff when it comes to bands and good tunes. Plus, she knows how to promote and put on a totally pro event. How do I know this?
She sold out my show a week before the date.

(Thanks to Lee Ann Norris for these first two pictures. She does beautiful work!)

Marilyn and her husband are blueberry farmers. Organic blueberries. Doesn't that sound like a life from a storybook? I love it.

The Country Mercantile (where the concert was held) has a giant warehouse full of fresh farm produce and old fashioned jars of treats. So juicy!

Turns out I have a lot of family in the Tri-Cities. Aunt Connie (who traded glasses with me) showed up with her amazing family (aka, the Haueter and Heaps cousins!). I love this woman.

And Danyelle Mathews of Dandee Designs came as well and crafted the most darling banner for the event. I'll be using it in all my future shows.

Thanks Marilyn, and thanks to the Tri-Cities for packing the red Mercantile barn to the brim. Until next time!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Logan Photos!

(First three photos by Jordan Falslev).

I don't want to upset anyone who has come to any of my recent shows, but I must admit, this little show at Whysound in Logan, UT was the most fun I've had with a crowd in a very. long. time. I adore an intimate crowd all smooshed together in a little venue.

(Jordan Falslev and me).

Now for my Hipstamatic prints of course.
This is Chase Baker in the green room. Chase plays guitar for me and he rocks a vintage bow-tie.

Nate Young (my drummer) takes a snooze before our set.

I also take a snooze on the ground in the green room.

Then, after I'd been on stage for a while, I snapped this beauty of the crowd.

After the show, I sought out my bestest fan and friend, Whitney Ebert.
I love this girl.
We both have a thing for crazy glasses.

A highlight of the show was seeing my friend Deborah Gardener in the audience. Remember when Deborah took me to Bulgaria? Amazing woman.
Seriously. Logan. I want to come back soon. Thanks for such a rad night.

Friday, November 5, 2010

It's Friday, I'm in LOVE!!!

Stayed up way too late last night making silly videos with my friends, Christian and Stephanie Nielson. I hope that this might brighten the Friday of all those who relish a corny homemade video. (The ending is the best part if you can make it that far). As a side note, the Nielsons will be hosting my concert in Mesa, AZ next Thursday. If you haven't bought your tickets yet, click HERE to make your purchase (all proceeds benefit the fight against skin cancer)! Happy Friday!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


Coming to Logan, UT on Friday!!!
Click on the image to enlarge concert details.
Pasco, WA on Saturday is SOLD OUT. Yessssss!!!
Can't wait to see you all.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Anchor (Mindy Gledhill Cover)

I've really been enjoying watching covers of a few of my songs surface on YouTube lately. This morning I woke up to an email from my sister with a link to this one. I think it's so incredible and it makes me want to toss my album in the garbage. Let's give Kasey some views. I love this: