Saturday, April 25, 2009
Born Annie Mae Rhodes- in North Carolina- in a little town called Murphy, one of 10 children...
The memories of my childhood will ever linger, and as the words in "Carolina", remind me of those hard yet simple ways. Music was always a part of my life.
I remember my Mother playing and singing "I Never Will Marry" and Wildwood Flower" by the Carter Family, and I am told I was always singing and dancing to the music where ever it was being played. My first competition happened when I was twelve years old at a Boy Scout talent contest and I was so scared I thought there were drums playing when it was actually my knees shaking.
"Only A Memory Away" was written for my daughter who was attending school in New Zealand and each time that she came home and went back, I would be a mess for days. She taught me that there is no such thing as far away when there are beautiful memories in your heart. I am currently working on a new CD and hope to have it out by September. My passion in life is taking words and making them into stories with music and then performing my music for others to enjoy. My fellow band members give me a hard time about my performing with no shoes and going barefoot on stage; Life is to short to wear shoes!!
If you would like to listen to my songs or purchase them, go to cdbaby.com.. Annie Mae is the artist and the title is "Only A Memory Away"
You can also hear or request them to be heard on WKRK in Murphy, NC by logging on to www.1320am.com
Many blessings to all and may these songs touch your heart and bring you smiles, make beautiful memories every day...xoxo,Annie
feel free to e-mail; firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Last night was open mic night at the Axe & Fiddle and everyone had a great time. Our band played 6 songs and all went well and we felt good with our performance. Some times when you play at different gatherings or functions, things will just seem to click or the audience is reacting good and makes the music better. Last night was one of those nights. We really had a great time. Rumor has it that we were asked by two different people to play for their functions later this summer. Yay!! As we find out the dates & times, I will post them here on our schedule.
So now we look ahead to the weekend where we will again play at the Axe & Fiddle, but this time we are playing the whole night as the main entertainment. We have been working in some new songs with drums added in now. We are excited to add this to our music variety and keep things fresh and interesting.