I'm On a Podcast! And some Kickstarter Updates.

Hello pals,

I'm on a podcast! I virtually sat down with podcaster Jim Boy Star and talked about my Kickstarter, finding a studio, and sweet, sweet revenge.

Here is the interview! Give it a listen!

In other news, my Kickstarter is more than halfway through and I am ALMOST at that glorious halfway point. As I post this, I need about 30 dollars. Anyone? ...Bueller? 

Fingers crossed we hit that goal by Easter (when the campaign ends)!

I've had some exciting gigs lately. Some kids parties, and I played at Pianos, Caffe Vivaldi, and Lovecraft. Cool stuff! My friends get all the bonus points for coming out and supporting me throughout gig-madness these past few months. I won't have another show until May probably, so I can really buckle down and focus on all the work for the album.

Here is my latest video...I'm talking!

Wild, right?

I'm a fan of this one too:

That's all for now, folks! Please please please check out that Kickstarter! Every dollar will make the music *that* much more beautiful! And tell your friends! Be annoying! It works for me! Just kidding, sort of?

Love ya, miss ya, see ya soon.

xoxo Jill

Farmer's Market Fun!

Hello friends!

So I've been in touch with the people who run the Greenmarkets in NYC and they set me up with some gigs at the farmers markets in Queens! This past Sunday, I played at the Jackson Heights farmers market and it was SO much fun!

Farmer's markets are awesome because...

-lots of families and kids.

-people at the market are ready and willing to support local food producers, and a local artist isn't too far from that idea!

-everyone has cash.

-lots of humans, no one is in a hurry, people can mosey and watch and listen.

So I like the farmer's market. It was slightly tough competing with the noise of traffic and airplanes flying into LaGuardia nearby, combined with barking dogs and shouting children, but that's all part of the game, you know? It's fun changing up my repertoire based on the surroundings. And the people who really wanted to listen would come closer.

I did make a nice chunk of change in one hour. Probably four hours worth of work at another job. And that is awesome, I can't pretend like it's not incredibly cool to make money doing what I love. Not to mention MORE money than I make doing side jobs. But I've always thought that when someone puts a dollar into my case while I'm singing, it's more than just a dollar. It's like a little thank you note that says "Keep going! I like your music!" which means so much more than your average old dollar. And yes, a five dollar bill is a nice thing, but to see one in my case is like seeing a note that says "I think you're REALLY GREAT!!"

Just doing' my thing.

I also met a very confident young girl (I would guess 9 or 10?) named Penny, who repeatedly said to me, "You have a very beautiful voice ma'am."

Her little sister did a very cute hula dance while I sang. Penny knows a lot about artisan cheese, and was quite the little saleslady. Hey, it worked, I bought some medium-firm goat cheese!

I met a lot of awesome people and cute kids, and got to do what I love on a beautiful Sunday! I think it was the most fun I've ever had busking! So I will definitely be back at these farmer's markets, hopefully every weekend. I will broadcast it all over social media in case you live in Queens or want to come to Queens some weekend for live music and fresh veggies ;)

So many love notes!!

Alright, my babies, catch you on the flip side. Make sure to like my artist page on Facebook to stay in the loop with everything! https://www.facebook.com/jillsargeantmusic


New Videos!

Hello hello! Recently I launched "Music Monday" where I upload a new video of a cover or original every Monday. 

This is my latest. It's an original song about love and you should check it out. 

I also covered a song called "Shake Sugaree" with Gordon. That one seemed to be a hit!

Uploading a song every week is a lot of work!! I'm going for quantity over quality here people, and it shows. I figure having a bunch of decent-quality videos is better than having two really high def ones? What do I know.

I have a gig in the Lower East Side in NYC this Saturday at 8. Info for tickets is in a few earlier blog posts. I will be sharing my secrets and giving free things away, so check it out. I'm working on my social media presence....experimenting with facebook "boosts" and whatnot. It seems to work! And still recording that album, working at the coffee shop, occasionally babysitting, and livin' it up this summer in the city. Warm weather goes well with Jill.

I'm giving away fun stuff all the time, so "like" my Facebook page to enter to win these prize packs and keep updated on my music!



Catch ya on the flip side!