Are the 90’s coming back already?

I do believe so!  Not only is more vibey R&B surfacing, I am also seeing trends of the 90’s fashion and hair styling returning.  Remember baby hair gelled to the scalp in little swirls and dark lipstick?! Takes me back to Nia Long and Love Jones the movie.  Confession…I kind of LOVE to dance and sing 90’s music…really though..like a lot.

CHECK OUT THIS FASHION.  90’s with a twist!

The album, the album!  My first solo album is still in the works and I am still brainstorming an album name as well.  In the meantime, love to stay inspired by checking out fashion, culture, indie music.  I’m really feeling Solange’s Saint Heron collaborative music release under her new label Saint Records.  Read more about Solange’s label in Billboard’s Exclusive Interview.

Great music on the horizon.  Stay tuned by joining the mailing list here.

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Random Night Out: VIP Tickets to Lianne La Havas (London’s Soulful Singer/Songwriter)

Pleasant surprise!  Random story about how I ended up in VIP at Lianne’s concert.  My friend’s cousin (who I met a couple days prior) texts me at 9PM.  He has an extra ticket to see London singer/songwriter Lianne La Havas.  The concert is going to start in 15 minutes!  I grab a quick dry kale salad…it was so dry!!…and jump into a cab downtown.  As I walk up the dimly light steps into the concert venue, I hear Lianne singing.  As I wait by the steps/entrance, a couple who is leaving asks if I want to take their VIP passes since they have to go.  Yes please!  My new friend and I head on up to VIP for some photo opps, then down to the ground level where the root of the crowd energy is already boiling.  What a fantastic and surprising night!  In the flow of life; some things you can’t plan.

Lianne La Havas was great live.  The tone of her voice was rich with a nice edge.  Great energy from the audience.  The stage setup was simple.  Acoustic set, good songs with strong lyrics and a powerful voice.  The entire concert hall was singing along.  It’s good to know that pure music from someone’s heart without all the gimics is still appreciated.  I am inspired by tonight’s show.  Can’t wait to write more songs for my project and with other talented artists.

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Songsalive! Put Me In the Spotlight

What an honor! I am Songsalive!’s featured member! They just released a special interview and song review which gets up close and personal. Find details below!

Songsalive! was founded by Gilli Moon and is the largest international non profit that supports and helps promote songwriters; providing access to more opportunities. The first chapter began in Australia.

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SINGLE REVIEW

“Danielle Carter’s latest single, “Don’t Torture Yourself (Enough)” is described as ambient soul, and the moniker fits.”

…read on

Read the entire Single Review by Songsalive! in the Songsalive! Pro Member Spotlight blog or at http://www.songsalive.org/pt/Pro-Member-Spotlight-Danielle-Carter.3-10-2013/blog.htm

Interview excerpt: What are your views about where the music industry is heading in your community, or on a global level?:

“I am learning and discovering where the music industry is headed every day. Overall, we have trended toward a high tech and high touch society. We’ve seen a wealth of creativity through the web–such as virtual concerts and youtube artist sensations–which present more alternatives to major label deals…As media continues to broaden the access to local music on a global scale, the craving for authenticity and raw talent grows stronger. ”

Read on the Songsalive! Blog Spotlight blog

Also featured on my site and the Songsalive! home page

Enjoy the full interview. I love it when you comment. Please feel free to comment on my home page.

Also, new episode of “From the ground up: Life of an indie artist” episode 9 was released today. Find out what made this week so crazy!

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Unconventional Inspiration

When’s the last time you heard or saw something that made you stop and think, “wow, that’s exceptional?”

It doesn’t happen as often as I’d like. Today, I’m a lucky gal! I got an email from Chris Guillebeau who has a blog as well. He talks about the “unconventional book tour” mapped out at arbitrary places throughout the country. After reading the article below, it hit me that: one, I’m a huge do it yourselfer and two, in reminded that anything is possible. It’s easy for me to think things have to be a certain way…just like on TV and the movies right? Maybe not! What’s something that’s taking you longer than you’d like to complete? Now, is there another way to go about it? Whatever alternative solution you come up with may be even more authentic and creative because it’s your spin on it!

Try it on a big or small decision this week and comment below to let me know how your experience was.

Click here to read about Chris’s unconventional ways

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See the beach photo shoot on my latest video blog

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