Bright Star

So, I didn’t post about it at the time, but the Tony Awards is my very favorite event of the year. As documented by my dear Gracie friend this year…I get very excited…

As those of you who follow the wonderful world of Broadway already know, Hamilton swept almost every category it was nominated in. If I’m remembering correctly (and feel free to correct me if I’m wrong) the only notable categories they did not win were: Best Leading Actress in a Musical, which went to the phenomenal Cynthia Erivo for her role as Celie in The Color Purple. And Best Scenic Design of a Musical which went to the revival of She Loves Me. They took home 12 of the 16 they were nominated for.

There were other musicals that caught my eye though, specifically Bright Star, a gorgeous Bluegrass musical written by Steve Martin, and Edie Brickell.

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The story set mainly in the 1940s but, frequently flashing back to to the 1920s, focuses on publisher Alice; Who goes on a journey of self discovery while searching for her long lost child. We see her young years in Zebulon in the 20s, and her journey as an older woman in the 40s.

Alice was played by the magnificent Carmen Cusack, and her love interest was played by Paul Alexander Nolan.

Sadly, the show closed June 26th, after a short run on the Great White Way. However, there are plenty of performances online from the show that you can watch, and the album is available as well. It’s worth a listen.

So, because I haven’t posted a video in almost a month, and I love this musical, here’s If You Knew My Story, from Bright Star:

Love to all, As Always,

Mae

 

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You and I

Hello everyone! It’s been a busy few days, but I have a new video for you! 🙂 This is one of my favorite songs: You and I by Ingrid Michaelson. It’s sweet, and funny, and just generally pretty fun to play. hahaha, I’m not going to tell you how many takes it took to get the song right all the way through 😉

This isn’t what I intended to post, I’m working on something else, but it’s not ready yet, so you’re just going to have to wait and see! 😉

Love to all, as always,

Mae

Old Crow Medicine Show

So, I got excited about posting and made another video! This one is an old favorite of mine that I learned on the Trinidad and Tobago YaF trip Sophomore year. I was a favorite of one of the YaFers and we ended up singing it several times on that trip and then again when I learned it on Uke, for the following year’s Florida trip.

I hope you enjoy, and don’t forget to comment, like and subscribe on YouTube, and here as well!

Love to all, as always,

Mae

New Day, New Projects…

So, today I was playing ukulele, and a two thoughts occurred to me…

One: I haven’t posted on here in forever, and I needed to change that.

Two: Why not get back online by posting some of the songs I’m learning.

So today starts a series of videos and blog posts. I’m going to learn a new song every week (maybe more often, it’ll depend on my level of productivity and maybe with my ukulele, maybe without), and post them here and on my  YouTube channel which is linked at the bottom of this post.

So, here’s the first in the series: Valentine: A favorite of mine by Kina Grannis.

 

I hope you guys enjoy, and don’t forget to like and subscribe to my channel for updates!

Love to all, as always,

Mae

P.S. Channel link, haha, I almost forgot!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCS-dJ95GTr2ks94H10NDhCg