Two shows this week and they are both for great causes. I was asked by ‘Speak from the heart’ organizers to lend my support to anti bullying and acceptance for people with disabilities . I’ll be singing my song ‘Peter’ and also ‘Loving You’, which was written originally for Slim Dunlap. This song really resonated with people when I performed it at the Arc GTC Gala. It’s always a joy to find out that a song can take on different meanings for people and this song is about loving and supporting someone who is going through a hard time. It’s the community that springs up around that person that inspired the song and this week is a perfect example of that happening at both of these events.
I am truly honoured to be a part of them both.
Wednesday, May 21, 6:00pm, ‘Speak from the heart’ fundraiser, Vadnais Heights Sports Arena. Katy Solo
The second show of the week is the ‘Slim Town Singles’ Hoot. This will be an amazing lineup of many of the performers that have released songs to support Slim.
Thursday, May 22. Slim Hoot at Harriet Brewing. 5:30-8:30pm
I have been doing a lot of thinking lately and working to get happier and healthier. My last record was a tribute to my parents and the love that they raised me with. The overwhelming sense of loss that I felt for most of my life without them inspired many of the songs and it has been a long journey from there to here.
I am happy that I wrote those songs and still enjoy singing most of them but the time has come to move on.
I’ve been writing newer songs that celebrate enjoying the moment. Being grateful for what I have and having fun. It’s hokey as can be but I want to celebrate happiness.
Depression and anxiety have been a real struggle and I couldn’t ignore the fact that it was taking a toll on my health and taking me away from my family and everyday abilities. I have been seeking help and doing better and would be happy to answer any questions if you want to ask them privately.
Thank you for the support that you have all shown me as I bare my soul and connect with you all. I’m really excited about the new songs and hope to start recording this summer.
For now here’s a little Mother’s Day ditty that I wrote for my kids.
Hope to see some of you at the Amsterdam tomorrow night. Set swap with Mary Bue.
Love, Katy x