Spring, I thank God for you.


Yesterday my friend Hannah and I were writing together inside when we both realized hey! we should totally be doing the exact same thing outside, so we put a blanket in my front yard and hauled our guitars, our laptops, and our coffees out there.

While sitting in the sun I got that feeling--you know the one--when the season is changing, everything smells so familiar and reminds you of something but you never know quite what. I've been here before. I find myself humming “Strawberry Wine” and thinking about a boy that I loved my sophomore year. I've been here before. I feel the heat of the pavement burning the soles of my feet as my brother and I race from the driveway and into the sprinkler again and again. I've been here before. Every time I tear open the freezer there is a color wheel of popsicles waiting for me and my favorite flavor is always grape. I've been here before. I've seen the sea change, the rite of passage that we call Spring. And every year I resign my skin for months to slowly cooking in the sun, as pollen thick as snow falls to the ground, I breathe in deeply, then cough a little. I know that terrible tan lines are coming for me. It's already hot here in the south, but dang it feels good.

w/ Joan Osborne

**I was lucky enough to tour with Joan Osborne in March. Here is a video of us singing her beautiful song “Holy Waters” together. Link

Suburgatory w/ Anderson East

I got to sing a duet with my friend Anderson East on his song “Say Anything” which just appeared on Suburgatory April 10th. You can download it here: http://www.andersoneast.com/

the everybodyfields video - Live and Breathing Session

I got together with my old band the everybodyfields for a show at The Tennessee Theatre and a Live and Breathing session. Here's Sam and I singing "Angels."
Watch the video here: http://liveandbreathing.com/the-everybodyfields/the-everybodyfields-angels

"Aint no Ash" Video @ Live and Breathing

And here is "Aint no Ash," recorded at another Live and Breathing session with my talented pal, Josh Oliver.

Watch the video here: http://youtu.be/Szoezn3As74

I hope this finds you well.  Thank you for all that you do.....

Love,

Jill