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 December 1st, 2022 on Amazon. 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.
Are you ready for the holidays? Goodness, 2022 just seemed to FLY by, didn't it? I'm still decompressing from a whirlwind 3 month tour of the US with the amazing Christopher Cross and his wonderful band and crew. I'm so blessed to have completed my 9th year with him. Best job in the world! :-) Anyway, I'm ready to settle in at home for awhile and enjoy the holidays. If you are like me, the holidays are fun, but also come with a certain amount of stress. I hope you can all find ways to relax and enjoy the little things this season. As for me, I'm trying to release any unrealistic expectations and just focus on my relationships and community around me. I also hope to get my Christmas shopping done extra early too and take THAT stress off my plate. I am a horrible shopper! LOL Thank god for Amazon. ;-)
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 Nov. 25th, (yes, Black Friday!) 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
I'm soooo excited that my book is just about to be birthed into the world! It will be available to purchase on Amazon starting on December 1st, 2022, just in time for Christmas presents! It will a perfect gift for any woman in your life. 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 in January 2023, 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,