A new SB.Com has shimmied out of it's cocoon and landed smack-dab in the middle of your screen-life.
Whether you arrived unceremoniously or flew to meet us, there is love for you here. Welcome!
2020 News & Notes
Life has a way of curving the view, or throwing curve balls when we’re expecting something fast and to the point. I can confirm, along with each of us in our own way, that this year is starting off with a challenge and an opportunity for massive growth. Remember to breathe.
SisterSpace Nominates Sharon Bousquet for the Inaugural Virginia Giordano Memorial Fund
Here is what Jo-Ann McIntyre, SisterSpace Board President, shared with us about Virginia and the fund:
"Virginia was one of the most prolific producers of women's music. She shaped the women's music movement in NYC and beyond. Her influence on local and national artists and the music scene was incalculable. Since her untimely passing in 2014, there has been a wish to create a foundation or fund that would help to continue her work and honor her legacy. We are finally able to bring that dream to fruition in conjunction with the Virginia Giordano Memorial Fund and SisterSpace Weekend Women's Festival.
The goal of the Fund, especially from here on out, is to support up and coming artists and those who play more intimate spaces, by giving them performance and networking opportunities. We have selected you in the hopes that you will help us represent and honor this amazing woman who gave so much of herself to helping artists and their careers throughout the years. In return, we ask that you pay it forward by suggesting other artists for future nominations and by helping to spread the word about the Fund. Together we can form a base for an eventual community and network of artists who will carry on her legacy and keep continuing to help each other up."
I am grateful and so appreciative of Virginia's work over many years, of SisterSpace for providing women-only spaces that create community, offering women opportunities for sharing our complex and fruitful lives with one another. Thank you!!
EAST COAST SHOWS
Those in the Wilmington/Newark DE area, I play first and second Sundays monthly at the Center for Spiritual Living Delaware (.com) where I serve as the Music Director. If you consider yourself "spiritual rather than religious", you may find yourself at home with us. If Spirit-mindedness isn't your thing, click on the "shows" tab to see the calendar. Taking a break from a full performing calendar and the booking beast has been good for my clarity. I'm excited to return to more music this fall.
My strongest intention for late 2019 into 2020 is a Prairie Tour through Iowa, and to return to Western Europe. I am called - continually called - to return across the water and play. Once a songwriter tastes the way the Dutch listen and ask insightful, startling questions about your lyrics... the wholly enthralled appreciation for songwriters that runs through the entire region from Germany to Holland, England to Ireland and Wales....well. That seed has grown. There is movement in this area, I will update you all as soon as things solidify a bit more.
New Biz Address Coming Soon
Love Buzz Music is leaving Maryland after a brief year as a resident in the farmette that has been our home. Laverne the resident pygmy goat and mischief maker, Mr. Smith the big Bauer goat, Chica and Katie our canine cohorts, and Charles the sleek black mouser who darts in and out at his leisure, will be missed. Our housemates Kim, Steve and Chip will be missed. Love to all! The new address for Love Buzz and our singing CEO will be in Lewes, Delaware - a few minutes from the beach and the bay in Sussex county. "Lower-Slower", we're coming back home.
Photos and Lyrics
*This is still on the To Be Done List! Sigh...
Per your request, 2019 will find Sharon's photographs and song lyrics with a new address at sb.com. Now, to carve out the time and create those pages. Thank you for your interest in art in all it's forms.
Thought of the Day:
If the reason that we want what we want is because we think we'll be happier in the having of them,
why not let HAPPY be the goal and let Life/The Universe/Everything take care of the rest?
Our thinking is to be directed - this is the work. Then... oh, life is so rich and full of magic! See you on the trail, beloveds.
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