showtime is 4pm doors open at 3pm though happy to learn the music of the blues and country blues masters, she was driven to write her own songs. People who heard them loved them. She was encouraged to perform them -- to actually go on tour! Musical venues agreed. She recorded a demo CD and sent it out; the result was 90 bookings the first year. She has kept up that pace ever since. She has also recorded four studio albums with Michael Falzarano (of Hot Tuna and New Riders of the Purple Sage fame) producing and with some top-level musicians playing to the side. Of her latest, 2007s Right By Me, the great Chris Smither said, Im tempted to say that I taught her everything she knows, but shes gone so far beyond anything I showed her Im afraid I might get called on it. The album was released to universal critical acclaim. Touring has taken her around the U.S., as well as Italy, Germany, and the United Kingdom. Though she usually headlines her own performances, she has shared the stage with Acoustic Hot Tuna, Chris Smither, Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks, David Jacobs-Strain, Geoff Muldaur, Guy Davis, Happy Traum, Jack Casady with Box Set, Jorma Kaukonen, Lori McKenna, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Paul Geremia, Richard Shindell, Richie Havens, and numerous others. She has appeared on numerous radio and television programs, perhaps most notably being featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, and her CDs have found an audience on scores of radio stations.