Well hello there! I just wanted to take a moment to thank the people who have encouraged me along the way. There's no way I can fit it all in here in one post, so I hope to get a few more thanks in with each blog post. Sterling Maxwell of The Early Show and NCFAF. You gave me my first big show when I got back in town, and I owe SO much of my success to your events. Deb Aronin & Ian Kleinfeld of Comedy Durham and Pitstache the Documentary. You've always been there for me as friends and have inspired me to do things that I wouldn't have done otherwise. Brian Hill of EchoMix Records and Regatta 69. Even though I don't play ska, you've been nice enough to book me at events and record stuff. Andy McCorkle of Thor's Kettle Productions for the wonderful photos, video work and for listening to each new song. Evan Flewell for the porch jams, bonfires and for wearing a diaper onstage with me. That's love, y'all. Emily Musolino at Blue Moose Studios for amazing recordings and valuable input. Emily Henderson for the fantastic graphic art at the drop of a hat. Kim Gray for introducing me to nice folks in the music scene. Alicia Loggie & Melissa for giving me my first job when I came back in town and for introducing me to my best friends. Lori Paquette, Catherine Edgerton, Collier Reeves, Heather McEntire, Betsy Shane, Allie Mullin, Louis Newton, Madelyn Cory, Elayna Madden, and the rest of the GirlsRock NC staff for being inclusive and amazing. Homoground and Queer Control Records for providing much-needed forums for marginalized voices. Casbah, Fishmongers, Legends, Broad Street Cafe, Nightlight, Pinhook, Marvell, Royal Bean, Brickhouse, Ruckus, and many other venues who have allowed me to perform. Finally, Guitar Center of Durham for putting up with my constant visits.