IS THAT ALL THERE IS? from TEDx Greenville Presentation 

On March 22, 2013, I was privileged to present my Peggy Lee Tribute to TEDx Greenville, a dream of mine ten years in the making.  

I remember hearing FEVER and IN THE NAME OF LOVE as a child and really liking them, but I had no idea who sang them.  As I got further into jazz, I began delving into the history of some of my favorite artists and composers, and Peggy was both singer and songwriter, having studied with the prolific Johnny Mercer of Savannah, Georgia.  

So I kept adding Peggy's songs to my…

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Last night's Jazz Salon in Thornblade exceeded our expectations in every way! LaRue Wait's home is gorgeous yet comfortable, and you'd think it was built for music, the acoustics were so amazing!  In fact, as the sound wafted through the two entrances to the kitchen and breakfast nook, it separated and became stereophonic.  LaRue is also a fabulous cook and had an array of delicious appetizers.  

And the crowd!  Well, just imagine playing the music you most love to people who really love it too, and are so…

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I was a teenager, in middle school.  But that didn't matter.  My strict parents said to be in bed by 9, so I was.  

But I sure didn't go to sleep right away.  Whatever I did, I had to be quiet, because my sister Lynn was sleeping right beside me, and I'd get in trouble if I woke her up.

Sometimes I would read.  

But other times, when I could get my hands on Mother's tiny Sony transistor radio, I'd hold it up to my ear and lie down on the pillow to hide it.  I found a couple of far-off stations to…

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What a painstaking process it has been to learn to build a website! But nevermind, it's done now, and I'm doing just a short blog post to celebrate!  

You might wonder what I'm going to write about.  Me, too!  

Nah -- just kidding!

I'll talk about jazz and blues, I'll profile some of my favorite jazz artists, talk about jazz books, lecture you on taking care of your voice.  Then there will be the random musings that don't fit into any of those categories.  

Make sure you leave a comment for me, let me know…

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Favorite Personal Quote:  Laugh when you can, cry when you need to, apologize when you ought to, sing every day!

Favorite Meal:  Steak, lobster, and potato.

Favorite Movie:  To Kill A Mockingbird.

Favorite Travel Destination:  Italy.

Favorite Color:  Periwinkle blue.

Favorite Female Singer:  Miss Peggy Lee. 

Favorite Male Singer:  Nat King Cole.