My mom force fed old country (we're talkin' Loretta, Cash, Waylon, Willie and the boys) to me at an early age, and I rebelled, first playing bass in an 80s rock band, "The Bohiems", later becoming a folkie, still leaning in the rock genre, but mostly writing tortured love songs and political/social stuff in the band "Burning Joan." For giggles, in 2003 I recorded a bastardized version of "Blue Eyes Cryin' in the Rain" for my mom's birthday, and it all took off from there. I realized my roots had caught up to me and I liked it. We recordered the CD Blue Hearted Girl at Howlin' Dog Studios in Alamosa, Co. and in Nashville. I live in Taos, New Mexico with my children; work with homeless youth at the DreamTree Project; garden; ride my horse, Nugget, up in the mountains (just like the song says); and sing big 'ol twangy country every chance I get.