Saturday, October 14, 2006

I'm On iTunes!

As some of you may be aware, in a former life I was an aspiring singer/songwriter. I played the local coffeehouse circuit for awhile, then wrote an album's worth of material with my guitar player, Brian, recorded it, and marketed our product via the internet. It was an exciting time. Our efforts led to the CD being picked up by overseas disc jockeys (Europe, Australia, and New Zealand) and played on many independent country radio shows. You can google me and see I'm not making this up!

I traveled to Nashville several times networking a little bit and meeting others who were in pursuit of similar dreams to mine. In the spring of 2001, I began a short series of shows opening for national country acts when they came through Southern California. I opened for the Bellamy Brothers, Ricochet, Blake Shelton, and the subdudes. Fun times!

My stuff is still out there on cdbaby.com, a wonderful website that really gives independent musicians a way to share their music with the world. They have recently teamed up with iTunes and you can now find my music here. I recommend Yellow Moon and I Know - they're my personal favorites.

Don't you just love the hat in my picture? I know, I know - Jack Sparrow called and he wants his hat back! Ha!

27 Comments:

  • At 10:18 AM, Blogger Kathy and Joel said…

    How cute are you?? I think it's great that you took such a huge leap of faith! I think we need to know more about your former life, Joannah (if that is INDEED your real name). :)

     
  • At 10:25 AM, Blogger rubyiscoming said…

    You are the coolest!!! I'm searching for you on iTunes right now!

     
  • At 10:49 AM, Blogger Johnny said…

    Coolness!

     
  • At 11:00 AM, Blogger Eliza2006 said…

    Nice! I like "Walk with me!" What talent!!!

    Tiffany

     
  • At 11:30 AM, Blogger Connie said…

    Wow! I'm gonna go check that out now :0)

     
  • At 11:38 AM, Blogger Connie said…

    OMG! You, Joannah, are catchy-licious.

    Thanks for sharing that :0)

     
  • At 11:44 AM, Blogger Tamara said…

    You are so multi talented (and big hearted) your album photo is gorgeous! You are beautiful inside and out.

     
  • At 11:51 AM, Blogger Tamara said…

    Just checked out your album- your voice is so clear and angelic- beautiful album.

     
  • At 4:20 PM, Blogger Robin said…

    So, why aren't you signing now? I enjoyed quite a few of your songs on itunes.

     
  • At 5:11 PM, Blogger Joannah said…

    Robin,

    Life has seasons, you know? It seems that, for now, this isn't the season for my music. My performing and songwriting partner has moved his family to Idaho, and I'm slaving away on my master's degree and pursuing this adoption. There's just not enough time or resources available to include music, too. I'm nostalgic for it sometimes, but most of the time I'm just eager for this season of waiting to pass and a new season of becoming a mother to begin. Maybe I'll be writing new songs when my beautiful daughter is home to inspire me?

    Thanks for asking!

     
  • At 5:16 PM, Blogger Jennifer "Jenny" said…

    Wow how neat! I am going to listen now!

     
  • At 5:18 PM, Blogger eggrolls and chopsticks said…

    I really like your stuff. My favourtie is, I know.
    What a voice.
    I hope that Jillian does inspire you so that we get to hear more.
    Thanks for sharing.

     
  • At 10:06 PM, Blogger Janet said…

    WOW! I'll have to take a listen. Someone famous in our midst......impressive! Oh, and I dig the hat. Very 80's.

     
  • At 2:05 AM, Blogger Kate M said…

    how neat, you'll have to make some special songs for Jillian!
    BTW I love that hat, I remember them from the 90's, man how cool I felt wearing one!

     
  • At 7:48 AM, Blogger Glinda said…

    I am in awe of your talent. I would love to know at what moment in time was your gift revealed to you? "Walk With Me" touched me as the perfect song to sing to your daughter. Truly beautiful. I, on the other hand, will be searching for the perfect bucket in which to carry a tune for my daughter.

     
  • At 8:34 AM, Blogger M3 (Mary-Mia) said…

    Wow!!!

     
  • At 9:18 AM, Blogger Stacy said…

    That is so AWESOME!!! I am going to download you to my ipod. How fun!!!

     
  • At 10:37 AM, Anonymous Jane said…

    wow, Joannah...I'm off to check it out now!!! What a talented person you are!!!

     
  • At 11:41 AM, Blogger Donna said…

    Wow, you have an amazing voice!

     
  • At 3:24 PM, Blogger Kristen said…

    wow.. i get off the computer for a few days.. and you have a whole 'nother life!!! What an exciting existence you have led, Joannah. such great things to share with Jillian. I listened to you cd, you have a beautiful voice.

     
  • At 4:36 PM, Blogger Kristin said…

    I TOTALLY remember those hats... I had a denim one with a big ol' sunflower in the middle of it...

    Being on iTunes is just too awesome for words... I am off to find you, you cool woman, you!

     
  • At 6:34 PM, Anonymous Jenny said…

    You are so awesome. What a gift you have. We should get together and write an adoption song...hmmmm...

     
  • At 9:47 PM, Blogger AprilMay said…

    Lullabies! A whole CD of them! I think your voice would be perfect for that! You could even make them all adoption-related, but that might narrow your audience.

     
  • At 5:42 PM, Blogger Ford & Alyson said…

    I love the hat. I love the voice. What the heck, I'm going to lie and start telling people I know you personally... I may need to get an autographed picture or something just to prove it. How about I buy the CD, send it to you and you autograph the cover? I'll pay for the postage back!

    fm

     
  • At 5:53 PM, Blogger Joannah said…

    I think we can work something out, Ford! ;-)

     
  • At 7:24 PM, Blogger Doris & Dan Clark said…

    That is really cool! Good for you!

    Keep smilin!

     
  • At 2:14 PM, Anonymous terri said…

    Look at how cute you are!

     

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