very happy to be back on the road for a blip. feeling hella nostalgic and grateful today under these buxom clouds. katie ellen’s playing with the legendary cayetana for their last shows and i love them so much. see you there 🌥 . . . TONIGHT 8/1 Boston @ The Sinclair TMW 8/2 NYC @ Music Hall NEXT DAY 8/3 PHILLY @ Union Transfer
PAY WHAT YOU WISH CANDLELIGHT YOGA TMW SUN JULY 28 YOGA 206 8-9PM DM TO RESERVE A SPOT!
YOGA 206 CANCELLED TOMORROW BC WE ARE MELTING!BUT WE’LL BE BACK ON SUNDAY JULY 28 FOR CANDLELIGHT AT 8PM!!
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approaching thirty, i attempt to make peace with myself
✨✨✨July @ 206 ✨✨✨ . . classes are completely donation based ~ $10 suggested ~ . . DM / venmo me to reserve a spot! only 6 students can fit so please make sure you can make it if you hold a spot! . . BYOM - bring your own mat - but if you need one they have cheap ones at five and below!
teaching from 3pm - 4pm @philadelphiayogaexchange (formerly roots philly yoga) TOMORROW Sunday July 7 🙏 so grateful to grow with this generous and accepting PYX community. more teaching dates forthcoming! REMEMBER - yoga is for EVERY body...so many variations for each beautiful posture and human! and cat!
Spenser was a truly gentle human with a relentless smile (truly never saw him without one) and an aptitude for making anyone feel like they could be themselves instantly upon meeting him. He was sweet, kind, talented and generous in spirit. So incredibly sad to learn of his passing and sending love to all of my friends and chosen family feeling the loss of this special person. Please consider sending something to his family to help with the cost of the funeral. ❤️
selling these collage pieces I made! $25 for the small ones (5”x7”) $50 for the big one (10”x 7”) DM me if you’re interested 🙏
🌸🌸🌸🌸🤘🤘🤘🌸🌸🌸🌸 SATURDAY IN NEW YORK FUCKING CITY COME TO THIS GIG FOR FUN & FELLOWSHIP 🌸🌸🌸🌸🤘🤘🤘🌸🌸🌸🌸
excited to be playing my first solo show in quite some time at this benefit for @little_berlin next week! 👐👐👐
SUNDAY JUNE 23 from 10am to 11am I’m teaching my first class at Yoga 206 in the 2424 York building. there are still a few spots left! these are completely donation-based (seriously! $10 suggested but like you could give a penny!). the room only fits 5 students so I ask that you secure your spot in advance by DMing me and including which date you’d like to attend. i’ll send details from there! first come, first serve! . . . this is a little space graciously lent to me by friends and badass inspo women Jess & Kelly. it’s a stunning sunlit room and I am grateful that they would open their doors to me so I can open my heart to you and practice teaching. let me know if you’d like to come! . . . other dates avail: Thursday June 27 6-7pm Sunday June 30 8-9pm candlelight! . . . also teaching my first classes @rootsphillyyoga on Sunday June 30 and Sunday July 7 from 3pm to 4pm!!!! $10 drop in! more info for this special studio at rootsphillyyoga.com 💛💛🙏🙏🙏
excited to be teaching some yoga this month 🧘🏻♀️ i’ll be at Roots Philly Yoga on June 30 & July 7 for our new teacher hour AND at Yoga 206 - a new little space I’m curating thanks to my two badass lady friends and their generosity and kindness. info for my roots classes at rootsphillyyoga.com (your first class is always $5!) and swipe right for info on Yoga 206. come find some peace and cultivate gratitude for yr bod & yr brain!
happy birthday to one of the most genuinely kind, helpful, talented and special humans I have ever met. love you lou ❤️
*^*^*^*^*🤘shows🤘*^*^*^*^* . . . 7/6 - SOLO in Brooklyn 8/1-8/3 - KTLN w/ Cayetana 8/8 - SOLO in Lansdowne, PA . . . not playing too much these next few months while I design my life and try to make a record. hope to see y’all there!
i love my friend, roommate and collaborator/zine co-editor, pasta partner @m_i_m_i_g ✨here’s a throwback from a few years ago & a pic from last night’s sky over our beautiful little home in south philadelphia. thank you for being such an inspiring and grounding gem woman. i am lucky to be in your light ✨
leveraging this selfie for the algorithm to tell you that i’m donating all bandcamp proceeds for new song ‘Good Woman’ this week to @abortionfunds - link in bio . . . . P.S. ty @hair.to.the.stars for this incredible haircut that i am in LOVE with even though i am the world’s most indecisive client
last year @m_i_m_i_g and i had a conversation about pinpointing the knowing - the moment of knowing - you have fallen out of love. as mysterious and elusive as the moment of falling in? perhaps! we decided to make a zine and called for submissions. we got some really beautiful and heartbreaking and inspiring responses. the zine features some incredible photos by mimi and stories by many. @russelledling_ put his incredible visual eye to it and voila!! it’s finally done! thanks to everyone who contributed! $5. DM me if you want one.
some stills from shooting the ‘Good Woman’ video. i always wanted to play piano as kid but my family could afford neither the instrument, nor lessons (not that you need them tbh) but having no access to instrumentation meant that from 6 to 15 I wrote all my songs - many of them punk songs - acapela until my best friends bought me an acoustic guitar for my 15th birthday. i’m almost thirty and still can’t afford a piano BUT the incredible @thatqueerfish gave me a casio keyboard with a bunch of preloaded beats before moving to Ohio (thanks Denise!!). it was so crazy how writing on a different instrument informs your approach to song. i recorded ‘Good Woman’ with the Casio and have a lot more to record and share someday soon. thankfully @hyperballadmusic let me borrow this piano for the video 🧡 thanks to everyone who has ever helped me make music. you are many and i am grateful. ‘Good Woman’ is on Spotify, Itunes, Apple Music, YouTube Napster ?!, a lot more other platforms i don’t even know of and Bandcamp (link in bio).
‘Good Woman’ is now on bandcamp FYI 🧡 thanks to everyone who has listened or shared! link in bio
G O O D W O M A N + + + + + + + + + + + + + listen now on spotify (link in bio) • •• ••• 📸: @davidwilliamsphoto 🌹: @rachel_carla
excited to announce this EP that me, gus and sheena made! thanks @asianmanrecords for pressing it for us 😊more details to come!
gonna try not complaining for 40 days per the suggestion of @lo_dagger — last time i did this my life changed wildly — wish me luck! 🤷🏻♀️
one week until a new song! in the meantime, you can follow on spotify and listen to this playlist of some of my fav songs from my bands and other people’s songs i have sang on 😌 it’s nice to hear yourself make progress over the years
so GD blessed to have these beauties in my life ✨can’t wait to share our songs with y’all✨photo by the incredible @katiekrulock
singing a very special valentine’s day set with this beautiful soul (who is currently making us toast) at Ortlieb’s for the second of the residency shows for @markashifreen ❤️ it’s a sparkly, seated event with only 50 tickets - link in bio- doors at 8, we’re on at 9
drew reminded us that chumped played our last show 3 years ago today. was just reflecting with @danozzi about how special the time in this band was and how thankful i am for all of the beauty, adventure and community it invited into my life. proud of it and us, proud of what we’ve done since, still excited to see where we all keep going next. happy to have it be such a big square on my quilt. thanks for it all d, d & d and everyone who was a part of our incredible little world.
working on somethin v special with two of my fave ladies ❤️
excited to play the last show of the rog residency tmw! can’t wait to play the guitar. it’s been a while 💜
haven’t played with my band in a while and watching this JUST AIRED LIVE VID (link in bio 😙) made me miss them like crazy! we won’t be playing again until Europe in March (although I am forcing them all to do yoga for the first time this weekend). thanks for letting us sing and talk at you ❤️
a friend of mine shared mary oliver with me last year and i haven’t been the same since. i recite some of her words daily and many of her lessons and observations have molded my writing and my worldview. hearing the news of her passing saddened me deeply but i’m looking forward to digging in and honoring her by reading, seeing, and appreciating. thank you for your service to this earth mary
hope i can nurture this kind of love in every class i teach! thanks for being my FIRST students kaitlin & gabby ❤️so grateful that you’d let me in to your practice
two months of teacher training left. trying to consistently rededicate myself to practice while also learning to lead. it’s been very challenging to hold a 40+ hour a week job with a commute, hold an active music schedule complete with touring, writing, practicing and show going, maintain a daily writing practice and still try to be a good friend, partner and daughter (while trying to keep up on GBBS and reupholster that chair). i’ve told myself often that i can’t do this and i’ve been overwhelmed but i remind myself that i endeavored to teach yoga so that i could bring something that has helped me so much to others and that keeps me going. see ya on the other side. xo
great day in new york.
last year was full of beautiful things - firefly fields, champagne sunsets, sapphire lakes, countless cups of coffee, hours of life changing conversation, endless words and movements and songs and gatherings that enriched my life and made me feel grateful. i never allow myself to feel accomplished in the moment so i like to reflect on my favorite things i did/gave/made and significant experiences and lessons. i always end up feeling like i did/saw/felt more than i ever thought possible. strength is my guiding word for 2019. working on showing up for myself and others with an internal sense of calm and persistence. strength implies commitment to peace and joy despite difficulty and fear when working towards goals, seeing to responsibilities or manifesting desires. i can’t wait until i’m “fully healed” to help others - helping people helps us. i’m going to stop thinking of myself as incapable. i’m going to keep healing and growing and trying. fear is only something to be noticed and get curious about, problems are merely challenges to be caressed. looking forward to getting up everyday as the woman that i want to be. here’s to another one 🙌
this is Dan. we met about 14 years ago in our high school intro to business class. i’m assuming we bonded over some kind of band t-shirt or our mutual distrust of capitalism. one thing lead to another and i found myself singing solo songs as the opener for his band in various barns and garages. years later he joined my first band and became my roommate and my coworker and one of my best friends. we traveled all over together and then started another band and traveled some more. Dan is an incredible collaborator and a wildly talented musician (check out his other projects @booingsux and @brush_band). he has the patience of a saint and an astoundingly gentle temperament. he is hilarious and inquisitive and kind. i am endlessly grateful for all of the things we make/do together. grateful still for our friendship - enduring and rich and truly soul satisfying. thank you for staying the course despite my penchant for questioning myself and crying in public ✨✨✨ ✨✨✨ we’re playing at house of independents in Asbury Park, NJ tonight. Only two shows left with Antarctigo Vespucci!! 😭/😬
Exactly four years ago today I was in Cleveland, OH playing with Antarctigo Vespucci for the first time. I have been a humbled and awestruck witness to their growth and the power of dedication, friendship and unapologetic creativity ever since. Thank you for welcoming me into your lives and continuing to create opportunities for us to be idiots together. I am grateful for where we have been and the places we will go. LET THE SAP FEST CONTINUEEEE TONIGHT AT THE FOUNDRY! DOORS AT 7PM! You can also go to see @signalsmidwest @timeshares & @ironchic at Now That’s Class next doooor!! OHIO LOVE FEST 2018 !!!!!
check out this video of my favorite song i’ve ever recorded (Still Life) that @afistfulofvinyl recorded over the summer. my bandmates did a great job and I’m proud of how far we have come playing together!! link in bio :)
crossing the border into canada as we speak to play a show in toronto tonight. please get out and vote against fear, hate, racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia and abuse of power. if you opted out of voting last time around because you thought it was a waste of time...well we all saw how that turned out. get to the polls and give me a reason to come back to the US tomorrow.
contributed a cover of my favorite Lucinda Williams song to the second ‘Don’t Stop Now’ compilation, put together by my amazing friends @guffy212 & @m_i_m_i_g 💛 all proceeds benefit RAICES - an organization that provides free or low cost legal services to immigrant and refugee families and children. take a listen. donate if you can. and please vote tomorrow like your life depends on it. because it does.
spent the morning cheering on the marathoners and just astounded by the human capability and capacity for love. I am still a new yorker at heart & tonight feels like a hometown show 💕so wild to be playing @musichallofwb this evening and grateful for my path and my friends - - - I ❤️NY
feelin so lucky ✨ . . heartwarming reunion in many forms in DC. can’t wait to play a stacked hometown show with AV and besties @gladie_band tonight @ the first unitarian church! 7PM DOORS. . . photo by @themauricio
can’t even believe that i get to go on this tour with some of my most favorite friends! DC we’re coming for you TONIGHT but the show sold out 😱also happy birthday to two of my fave celebs @karamobrown and #cookiemonster ✨✨ #avktln2018 #tourlife #LIFEISGOOD #wowow
this week has been a fucking whirlwind and I feel like I can’t calm my body down but I VOTED and fest was so special and the family show was ✨and now I’m on a bus on my way to NYC to get ready for AV/KE TOUR!!!