It's almost here! It's almost here!
While the music business shut down in 2020 due to Covid, I had a bit of extra time on my hands -- so I wrote a book! It will be available to purchase in print, e-book and audio book in September, 2022. Stay tuned for all the details! I'm so excited to finally share this with the world! ---M
w/Christopher Cross and the Columbus Symphony
You'll be transported back to a time when music meant everything and image meant next to nothing. Twelve Against Nature brings the classic sounds of Steely Dan to the stage for an evening you'll never forget. If you're a fan of the Dan you won't leave disappointed.
I hope you are all doing well. 2022 is flyin' by, isn't it?
Here's the latest from my world:
First off, I wanted you all to know I started a new Substack Newletter. It is replacing my old blog, which I've neglected for too long anyway -- so I'd love for you to check it out and if you like the content, subscribe! Spread the word! Share it on your socials! Writing is so cathartic to me and so having this place to get my thoughts down and hopefully exchange ideas with all of you was something I wanted to do. You can read my blogs there, find my podcasts, and hopefully interact with others in the Substack community. Check it out here: https://marciaramirez.substack.com/
Now for all the other stuff: :-)
On June 24th I'll be singing with one of the coolest bands in Nashville, Twelve Against Nature. If you love the music of Steely Dan, you'll LOVE this band! You can get tickets at: https://bit.ly/38XLMNL
Starting this July, I'll be joining the Christopher Cross band and crew for another leg of his much anticipated 40th Anniversary Tour, which had to be re-scheduled from the original 2020 dates. Last year we hit several cities with great response -- so now we are going out again.
I'll be on most of the dates, but I am taking a little break in the middle to come home for a bit. The dates haven't been officially announced yet, but soon you will be able to go to www.christophercross.com to see where we will be going. We leave July 15th and will run through sometime in October. Ya'll say a little prayer for us that we can all stay safe and Covid-free! It will feel good to make music with my friends again. I hope to see some of you out there on the road!
I'm soooo excited that my book is just about to be birthed into the world! Stay tuned for the exact release date, but I think it will be available to purchase on Amazon starting in September, 2022. And yes, it will be available in paperback, e-book and audio book (read by yours truly). Here's a sneak peak of the cover! It's getting REAL folks!!
I've been busy getting the book finished, so I had to put the "God and My Girlfriends" podcast on hold. However, we will begin taping new episodes for Season Three very soon, so we will be back! In the meantime, make sure you go listen to Seasons One and Two. I've had some awesome conversations with some wise and wonderful women (and a couple of men too!) and I really think this will be a place you can come each week to get a little bit of encouragement and advice that will be helpful. Please find us and hit "subscribe" so you'll get each week's episode dropped right into your favorite podcast platform!
Speaking of podcasts, I recently had a great conversation with Jon Diener, who hosts a wonderful podcast called "Beyond The Spotlight", where he showcases some of the more supporting roles in the music industry. We mainly talked about my career as a background vocalist with Christopher Cross, Patty Loveless, Rodney Crowell, Pam Tillis and others. If you, or anyone you know is interested in a behind the scenes glimpse of what the job looks like, take a listen here: *click image below
HOUSE CONCERTS: Also, we are starting to schedule house concerts across the country again. I do those with my super talented husband, Mike Waldron and one of my favorite singer/songwriters, Rob Harris. If you'd like to book us for a house concert at your place, go to the House Concert page here for all the details. We LOVE doing house concerts, so please message me if you have any questions! We are currently booking for Fall of 2022.
SPEAKING: I'm also excited to be booking speaking engagements again with God and My Girlfriends Ministries. If you aren't connected with G&G Ministries on Facebook, or Instagram, please follow us! We hope to be a little bright spot in your social media feeds. :-) And if you have a women's event coming up in your community or your church, I'd love to speak with you about being a part of the event and getting to speak to your group about how to nurture the 3 most important relationships in a women's life. God, her girlfriends, and herself! Message me for more details.
Ok... until next time....Y'all be good to each other!
Love, Peace And Blessings,