Since you were all so kind in your words of encouragement to my daughter, as she tackled her live show at The Bitter End, I thought you might like to take a peak inside the club.
This is the oldest rock club in NYC and everyone who is anyone has played there on their way up!
These posters are all originals! Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, The Band, Bill Withers! ~
Carly Simon, Arlo Guthrie, Dion, Harry Chapin, Cat Stevens! ~
How about Lady Gaga when her hair was still brown? That's her in the framed pic. She didn't wear many clothes then either! ~
Katie said it was a first to see her name in ink instead of chalk! It may not be lights, but it's an upward move. ~
The live feed made her nervous, but she settled in after the first song and decided to enjoy the moment. ~
This is the first time I have watched a live feed. Hey, high speed only became available to me a year ago and I pay through the nose for limited data use! Here I sat, in Canada, and it was just like I was in the room with her. Her sister in laws and myself were messaging her husband, who was at the club, throughout the show via FB. Sometimes, we forget how amazing these new technologies are!
Thanks to all my blogging buddies who said a little prayer and wished my girl well! It must have worked, as they have asked her back and a world class record producer has agreed to do some demo work with her.
Did you guys know you had such clout in the entertainment biz?
Move over Simon Cowell; the blogging ladies are picking the stars now!
Good for her! Looks like a real break may be pending. She looks like a winner. MarilynReplyDelete
Thanks! She's always been a winner to me.Delete
So cool. Glad you could participate in real time.ReplyDelete
I was blown away with how much I felt like I was in the room!Delete
So exciting!! Tell her congratulations. Will continue to send her best wishes. Don't you just love that we have the technology we have at our fingertips. I love having my little one on my phone so I can watch little videos my daughter sends me or, even better, talk to him on the phone with facetime. So lucky we are!ReplyDelete
I sure makes separation easier! Baby took her first steps in Brooklyn and I could watch and cheer for her from here! The little ones take this for granted.Delete
I knew about this place through my son, who just moved from NYC to the burbs of Jersey but still works there along with his wife. I am so impressed and proud of her for you. wow wow wow!ReplyDelete
It's a good thing we have kids to keep us hip! Oops, saying hip isn't hip. Thanks for the lovely comment!Delete
Congrats to your daughter Maureen, that's brilliant news. It must have been incredible watching it all live.ReplyDelete
Does she have some stuff on You Tube ?
Thanks, Fiona. She does have some songs on YouTube and here is the link. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_q2LTuIQFsE&feature=shareDelete
It's a good thing we have kids to keep us hip! Oops, saying hip isn't hip. Thanks for the lovely comment!ReplyDelete
That is so awesome. Congrats to your daughter. :)ReplyDelete
I went to check out some of her songs. Your daughter has a great voice and amazing song-writing skills.ReplyDelete
You must be very proud - I hope this goes somewhere for her.
Thanks for checking out Katie's songs! She's been realy touched by all the support from you guys!Delete
Oh what a day that must of been for your darling daughter. Much success to her!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Laura. Katie said that she was happy to have just made it that far, if it never goes any further.Delete
Wow, Maureen! How ammazing is that? I checked out a few of her videos and Katie is one talented girl! I love her voice and her music. She's definitely got what it takes to make it, in my opinion. (not that I'm an expert or anything LOL)You must be so proud!ReplyDelete
I don't get to the city too often, but the next time I'm headed down there I'll have to check her schedule to see if she's playing somewhere. Take care and have an awesome weekend! ~Mary
You are expert enough for me Mary! It would be awesome if you could hear her play live sometime.Delete
Oh, you must be so proud of her!! I would have been more nervous than her if it was my kid!!! Wow,and a lead for a demo, she must be over the moon! Off the subject, i see you are replying on the blog to peoples comments, does that go to the commenter or is it only visible on the blog??ReplyDelete
I was pretty nervous for her! In answer to your reply question, if this shows up in you mail then it's working right. It's supposed to.Delete
Oh my gosh, Maureen, you had me at Harry Chapin, Joni Mitchell, and Carly Simon! I just followed the You Tube link to your daughter's music and she is AMAZING! I'm so glad you visited my blog this evening so I could come here and visit you. I'll definitely be sending your daughter's You Tube links to my daughters, in their 20's. They'll love her, too! Way to go, Katie!! ... DonnaReplyDelete
The walls of The Bitter End must be permeated with all great music that has gone down there! That's so sweet of you to take the time to listen to Katie's music and send it on to your daughters. Thank you, thank you...!Delete
Oh wow, this is so great! We are watching a star in the making.. You must be so proud!!!ReplyDelete
I also love that she does all that despite having a child, and that it somehow works. Way to go!
lots of love, and tell her we are holding thumbs for her in Africa
The toughest part about having Baby and trying to perform in a strange city, is leaving hubby home to babysit while she travels public transit at night. I passed on your message and she is excited to have reached all the way to Africa with her music!Delete
You must be so proud...How exciting for your daughter. I wish her luck on her career.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Linda! It's been so great to be able to share this with all of you.Delete
How wonderful for your daughter, and your family! If she has someone willing to do work with her, that's great, too! Someday, we'll see you on television in the front row during one of her famous galas!ReplyDelete
Blessings to you all!
Thanks, Donna. You will always have a backstage pass! lolDelete
Hey Maureen...Congrats to your daughter. Here's another link that the two of us have in common. I did exactly what your daughter is doing now!! I never did the Bitter End...but I did the very famous Folk City (which is no longer called that, sadly) and Kenny's Castaways, the Speak Easy and several other venues in NYC. I wrote (and still do, but to lesser extent now) my own music and performed it. Back in the late 70s and 80s I played with a few other musicians all my original material. Music was my savior and therapist back in those days (as a struggling single mom and musician).ReplyDelete
Tell her to just keep doing it...don't give up. There are so many more opportunities to get her music heard now - with YouTube and the Internet. Wish I had had that. I still perform (I'm 6o by the way!!) and it keeps me young and happy! So...pass that on to her as well.
Wow! I was working in the music biz in those same years. Up until 2000, I owned a recording studio with my ex. Katie is doing this on her own and you know how tough that is! Where can I hear you tunes?Delete