Cedar Box makes the soundtrack of the Highland Myst / Wolfclan Productions film The Harrowing. According to producer Jon Keeyes, the song “Cedar Box” will be played on a jukebox during a dinner scene.
They are done with edits and on sound design now, so it will be a little bit before the movie is released, but I will keep you posted on details! I’m so excited to have a placement off of ‘Life, Death, and the Spaces Between!’
I’m so excited that Fell, from “Life, Death, and the Spaces Between” has been picked up for a second month on WOSRadio’s Sunday Inspirational Christian Show. This is a 3 hour show that airs every Sunday at 10 AM ET (7 AM PT). The same show airs every Sunday April/May 2016. This show airs just before “Women’s Media Center, Live with Robin Morgan” and is a great way to get your Sunday Morning started.
I spent a lovely afternoon back in February chatting with the ever-charming Richard Byford of Byway Entertainment. His delightful podcast “On the Village Green” is available on Podomatic, iTunes, and on the Byway Entertainment Blog. We talked about a great many things including many of the challenges I have faced and how those challenges have informed and benefited my songwriting. In fact, you could say we discussed “Life, Death, and the Spaces Between.” *wink*
I am a bit in awe of last year. It was an incredible year for me musically and I have to thank everyone who has supported me personally, in my music and my dreams. I have achieved much and reached far and wide.
Jan: Schubb Capo Artist Endorsement Feb: Finished recording/Mixed “Life Death, and the Spaces Between” March: Mastered “Life Death, and the Spaces Between” in Nashville/Played The Bluebird Open Mic in Nashville, TN. April: Released “Life Death, and the Spaces Between” / CD Release Party at WitZend with full band / First review in AXS.com by Will Phoenix May: Attended 10th Ever Los Angeles Old Time Social & Topanga Banjo & Fiddle Contest & Folk Festival and found my tribe. June: Started Radio Campaign / Played amazing solo shows in Colorado Springs and Denver / Played El Cid/Honky Tonk Hacienda July: Received 5 Star review from Country Music People, United Kingdom / Submitted to the 58th Grammy’s Aug: LA Music Critic Award “Fan Favorite” winner, plus nominated for Best EP, Female. / CDs Exported to England via Nashville Sept: Nominated for HMMA Award for ‘Live Like an Angel’ in Americana Genre. Attended Americana Fest (photos) / Toured parts of NC and TN (photos) (Land~of~Sky Tour 2015) Oct: Accepted in 58th Grammy’s Round One for:
-Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Album of the Year, and Best New Artist, as well as:
-Best American Roots Performance (First Suicide),
-Best American Roots Song (First Suicide), and
-Best Americana Album (Life, Death, and the Spaces Between)
also played Adam’s Pack Station for the Second Sunday Series – last “Second Sunday” show of the season, and such an honor! Nov: As HMMA 2015 Nominee attended awards ceremony / Played inaugural Mesa Music Festival in Mesa, AZ/ Received “Strong” 4 Hat Review from Smalånds Country Club, Vimmerby, Sweden Dec: Named #22 in Albums (for Life, Death, and the Spaces Between) and #21 in Singles (for Off The Rails) in NBTMusic Radio Station’s Top 180 for 2015. / The Home for the Holidays Show in Colorado Springs was a wonderful success – played to huge crowd alongside Doug Conlon, Chuck Snow, Chris Schutz, Collin Estes, and Erin Caitlinn / Was named #3 in Critic’s Choice, Best of 2015 Top Ten List (Writer Paul Riley) Country Music People, United Kingdom (Jan 2016 issue).
2016 looks to be every bit as promising and I welcome it with open arms.
Today is Sophia’s birthday. I wanted to honor her as she was such an important part of my life for so long. I wrote last song, “Sweet Sophia,” on Life, Death, and the Spaces Between, the day after I was told she had cancer and had but a few days left with us. I wrote this song with her in my arms. You can hear her meows in the song as I recorded her meows and her jingle bell collar rubbing up against me and the guitar neck. We always slept together anyway but once she became sick we were inseparable day and night. I didn’t leave her side. I don’t wish this pain on any creature. I will always love and miss her and looking at these photos of our life together reminds me of the gift I had in my very special friend. Always rescue your pets from shelters when you can. The most amazing gift will be waiting for you.
“Life, Death, and the Spaces Between” was accepted in 58th Grammy’s Round One for:
Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Album of the Year, and Best New Artist, as well as:
Best American Roots Performance (First Suicide),
Best American Roots Song (First Suicide),
Best Americana Album (Life, Death, and the Spaces Between)
I mastered my album today!!! This is the most momentous thing that has happened this year, other than finalizing the recording. We could think of no better way to celebrate than to head on over to the world renown Bluebird Cafe and stand in line in the cold drizzle, make new, lasting friends, and hope by tempting fate, get a chance to make it up onto one of the most famous little stages you can imagine. Well, luck was on our side, as both Doug and I each had a chance to sing a song. We also got a chance to go back up and sing a song together at the end of the night. It was the perfect end to our Nashville trip. Hearts and Smiles.
Annette Conlon – Off The Rails – LIVE at The Bluebird Cafe, Nashville, TN
Annette Conlon – Live Like An Angel – LIVE at The Bluebird Cafe, Nashville, TN