"44 minutes of bliss..." Indie Music Digest
"the songs Tipper writes are immediate and timeless..." Kennebec Journal
"an amazing collection of music..." Muse's Muse
"Like a drug, this CD pulls you in and when it's over,
you want to do it all over again..." Indie Shark
"Tipper juggles genres flawlessly on on her second record..."
Portland Press Herald
Buds on the trees are truly a sight for sore eyes after a long, hard winter in Maine. The air feels sweeter, the landscape more lush. Senses wake up to the smell of fresh grass, the joyful sound of songbirds and honeybees, the feel of dirt on fingers after digging in the garden, the taste of fiddleheads and fresh mint, the colors of the brilliant blue sky and the intense green of growth. I wrote a song over the winter called "Infinite Gray" (which I'll post sometime soon, along with a few others). It's good to start feeling a sense of renewal and hope again.
I've taken a bit of a break from performing, and I've really appreciated hearing from many of you, asking when I'll put some new shows on the calendar. Keep checking back, I'm working on it...
I continue to appreciate your support for my album "The Juggler," from the album reviews to the kind souls who attend shows or send emails and make a point of telling me how much they are enjoying the songs. I've got a bunch of video footage posted to YouTube, including a performance of Hard Rain's Gonna Fall with Daniel Makins and a cut from my first album Flanagan's Field on "Maine Songwriters Presents."
So if you want to be inspired by an amazing story - check out this clip on NPR - about the band Zieti, started by two friends from the US (one of whom is my husband, Alex Owre) and two friends from Cote d'Ivoire, West Africa. It's taken 13 years and a huge amount of struggle to release their debut album. This is what music, friendship, and dedication is all about.
Thank you so much for all of your encouragement--