I had two distinct moments as a child when I suddenly noticed the pure bliss I was in because of music. (Thank you Ella Fitzgerald and Paul Simon.) This sparked the passion in me to pass this magnificent joy on. Then after a particularly potent cup of coffee one day in 2004 I daydreamed that if I had two weeks to live I would lock myself in my bedroom and create an album with that time.
Much longer than two weeks later came the birth of my first album Undulating, a collection of a cappella songs that go spelunking into the nature of mind. It was performed live by a group of fabulously talented friends in Portland, Oregon, and we called ourselves The Jellyfish Chorus. A few years later came The Pickle Jar, a full band experience that explores turning life's pickles into beautiful sunsets. This album has traveled around the world (including on airplane radio stations) and won CDBaby Editor's Pick of the Week upon it's release.
Then came the surprise twist of creating a children's album A Day in the Life of a Boogaleeboo (for more info head here to Lesley & the Flying Foxes). It was a wonderful assignment from the gods to return to the simple and silly, and received a Parent's Choice Gold Award.
And now... the release of my new album A Calm Sun! This Americana record was made in my hometown, Los Angeles, with an incredible cast of musicians and producers. A Calm Sun has received many rave reviews, for which I am grateful. Unlike the very eclectic previous albums, this newest creation carries a country/folk tenderness throughout the entire record. I spent 2017 touring and offering this music in Europe and the US, and what a rich, joyful experience that has been! I'm looking forward to many exciting endeavors in 2018...