August/ September Happenings

Hello and happy Fall!!

Boy do I have news for you! I am now offering voice lessons and ukulele lessons at very affordable rates. If you live in Southern California, you can take these lessons in person and if you live elsewhere, skype lessons are available. I already have a few students and I’m now looking to expand that list. If you or anyone you know may be interested, send an email over to jillsargeantmusic@gmail.com for rates and info!

I’ve also got two new videos up on YouTube. Here’s Crazy:

And we covered To Make You Feel My Love:

More videos are coming soon, including a series of singing advice. Stay tuned! And please subscribe if you haven’t already. You’ll be the first to know when a new video is posted :)

August was very busy for gigs! We had our double feature playing at Gypsy Den on August 24th…

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And Skypark Folk Festival near Lake Arrowhead on August 25!

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We had such a blast at this festival and were honored to play for such an appreciative crowd. I think my dad (mr bluegrass fan in the yellow hat) had an awesome time too!

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We even got to meet Santa! Not a bad perk :)

On August 29 we played a special event at La Venta Inn which is completely gorgeous!

Scenic pics below.

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Such a dream! People danced and mingled and enjoyed the view (especially at sunset). Someone mentioned that the mountains hadn’t been visible for months so we were there on a special day with an exceptionally clear view. We will play there again for a private event soon!

In addition to these lovely events, our duo has continued to play at Cedar Creek Inn (Brea) twice a month. Catch us some Tuesday night! Also, I was recently offered a weekly performance gig at Montecedro, a luxurious senior living spot in Pasadena. The staff and residents are so kind and generous, and even though it’s a bit of a drive from Long Beach, I love seeing these people and singing the music they all remember. Such a joy.

Last week I played and sang at a wedding with a stunning view of Malibu! The bride and groom looked spectacular and were so sweet. Here is a photo of the set up before guests arrived:

 That’s my little chair (and umbrella!) on the right!

That’s my little chair (and umbrella!) on the right!

It’s a tough job but somebody’s got to do it. Singing on the beach during some of life’s most special and romantic moments…very grateful for these opportunities!

This past Sunday, September 23, Gordon and I participated in a “Battle of the Bluegrass Bands” at Mothers Tavern in Sunset Beach. It was the most fun I’ve had at a gig in a loooong time. Dollar bills on the wall and cowboy boots on my feet. My dad joined us on banjo on a few songs with his bluegrass group and they killed it! It’s so much fun singing with a big band and hearing the sound really fill the room. I couldn’t believe how many people showed up to cheer us on and the shouts and applause we got after every song (…for 3 hours!) really blew my mind. Thank you Mothers Tavern for making a girl and her band feel special.

During this show my brother and his wife had a baby boy! I announced the news into the mic and everyone cheered “to baby Sam!!”

Welcome baby Sam!! Sunday was a family occasion indeed :)

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 My dad on the banjo!! His band joined us, so fun!

My dad on the banjo!! His band joined us, so fun!

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Just when you thought this post would never end, I must wrap things up. I’m off to practice for the next gigs! Kudos to you if you’ve read this far. You are either my dad or a super fan. Thanks!!

I will leave you with a photo of me and my dog, Banjo at the beach.

 Bye bye until next time from me and a good boy!

Bye bye until next time from me and a good boy!

XOXO,

Jill