THE JUNKYARD JOURNAL

Julie Lee & The Baby-Daddies CD RElEASE!!!! 


 I AM SO BLESSED ! AND THANKFUL FOR ALL OF YOU!!!!!!
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!!!!!
FOR GIVING ME AND MANY OTHERS
A NIGHT TO REMEMBER!
HERE ARE SOME PICTURES FROM LAST SAT'S
 MARCH 3RD CD RELEASE! @ THE STATION INN!


RILEY BUB( BABY OF BABY-DADDY MIKE BUB
& BABY MAMA MEREDITH BUB!



MY 96 YR OLD NEIGHBOR AND DEAR FRIEND MR. MATHEW SHERRILL
CAME AND SANG "SOFTLY AND TENDERLY"...
AND THERE WASN'T A DRY EYE IN THE HOUSE!

THE HOUSE WAS ......THE  HISTORIC STATION INN .....
WHICH WAS FILLED TO CAPACITY AND  SOLD OUT
BY 8PM! THANK YOUUUUUU! 

BRYCE McCLOUD'S ("Isle of Printing") ORIGNAL LINO-CUT 
JL&TBD TOUR POSTER WAS FOR SALE IN TWO COLOR CHOICES



AND THANKS TO DARA CARSON ....THE ROOM WAS GLOWING
WITH FRESH DAFFODILLS IN  OLD MASEN JARS & MILK BOTTLES!


DOROTHY DAY DARK.....(THE FIRST BABY IN MY COMMUNITY
OF FRIENDS...THAT I HAVE BABYSAT FOR 12 YEARS)...GAVE AWAY 
FREE GIFTS IN EACH SET!)....3D ROCKS!


HER MOTHER IS BABY-MAMMA- SARAH MASEN (DARK)
WHO SANG ON "OLDER SISTER" ON THE RECORD AND AT THE SHOW
AND BLEW US ALL AWAY WITH HER SONG "CARRY US THROUGH"!!!!!

DECON MATHEW SHERRILL GOT UP AND REMINDED US
IN HIS RENDITION OF SOFTLY AND TENDERLY ....
"DON'T PUT OFF TODAY FOR TOMORROW"!


 SINGER SONGWRITER  SARAH SISKIND..(& MY OBK BANDMATE.)
SLAYED US WITH HER NEW SONG "IN THE MOUNTAINS"!




ALISON KRAUSS & UNION STATION BANDMEMBER
RON BLOCK ROCKED THE BANJO & GUITAR ALL NIGHT...
AS A PART OF THE BABY-DADDIES BAND 
& THEN TRANSPORTED US TO IRELAND WITH HIS NEW SONG 
"FIELDS OF AIDLEWIN"


WE WERE ALSO JOINED BY SINGER SONGWRITER
(FELLOW ARTIST &"NOVEL TELLER") ELIZABETH FOSTER
WHO BROKE OUR HEARTS WITH HER NEW SONG 
"THE ONE THAT'S GONE"



AWARD WINNING 
 BABY-DADDIES  MIKE BUB(UPRIGHT BASS)
KENNY VAUGHAN(GUITAR) ROCKED US  (NOT IN THEIR ARMS....
BUT WITH THEIR ARMS )ALL NIGHT LONG!!!! 



(FUTURE) BABY-DADDY JASON GOFORTH
KEPT US LAUGHING AS USUAL ....AND THEN
MADE US CRY  WITH HIS BEAUTIFUL LAPSTEEL
AND HARMONICA PLAYING!


BABY -DADDY TIM NETSCH...MADE ALL THE GIRLS SWOON 
WHEN WE COVERED ....OLD TIME COUNTRY CLASSICS LIKE...
"I'LL NEVER BE FREE" AND "ON THE FRONT PORCH WITH YOU"!




(HONORRARY) BABY-DADDY KENNY HUTSON (AND OBK BANDMATE)
SAT IN ON MANDOLIN FOR ABSENT  BABY-DADDY TIM O'BRIEN !
()WHO COULDN'T MAKE IT DUE TO HIS OWN SHOW.....
AND MADE EVERY PART HIS OWN!



THE BEAUTIFUL & TALENTED ODESSA JORGENSEN
SAWED ACROSS OUR  HEART STRINGS ALL NIGHT LONG &
PLANTED A SEED WITH HER BEUTIFUL SONG "GROW"


LEE HOLLAND...
. SAT IN FOR BABY-DADDY
JON RADFORD (WHO COULDN'T MAKE THE SHOW DUE TO 
A FORMER COMMITTMENT)...AND NEVER MISSED A BEAT! 


THERE WAS A LOT OF COLLABERATION!!!! THIS WAS NOT A SLICK SHOW....
.BUT A HOLY COMMUNION! CELEBRATION PARTY!!!!



 SINGIN' HARMS WITH  FELLOW SINGER/ SONGWRITERS
ELIZABETH FOSTER AND SARAH SISKIND ("NOVEL TELLERS")
NEVER DISAPOINTS!! 


IT MADE MY HEART GLAD TO SEE KENNY HUTSON
AND RON BLOCK  SHARING A MIC!
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AND KENNY VAUGHAN  AND MIKE BUB PLAYING OFF OF EACHOTHER!



AND OF COURSE ME AND MY GRRRRRRLLLLLS HAD FUN SINGIN
"UNTO THE HILLS" 


AND EVERYONE JOINING IN ON THE LAST FEW SONGS
MADE THE NIGHT COMPLETE!




YOU GAVE ME AND EVERYONE ELSE  SUCH A NIGHT TO REMEMBER
AND I SINCERELY THANK EACH AND EVERYONE OF YOU!

MY HAPPY PLACE!...NEW SERIES OF JULIE'S ART! 

 
I STARTED WORKING ON A NEW SERIES ON WOOD...
CALLED ..."MY HAPPY PLACE"....THEY ARE DRAWN
ON SANDED PINE...WOOD BURNED...THEN PAINTED.
SO MUCH FUN....AS PEOPLE HAVE SEEN THEM ...
THEY EVENTUALLY TELLL ME THIER HAPPY PLACE!
GIVING ME MORE AND MORE IDEAS! SO FUN!



The Songsmith Gathering and Whimsical Art sale 

 
I SPENT A LOT OF JUNE IN NC AND ONE OF THE BEST 
WEEKENDS WAS @ THE PORTER CENTER @ BREVARD COLLEGE
THEY ASKED ME TO BE A PART OF THE SONGSMITH GATHERING 
TO BENEFIT THE LOCAL CHAPTER OF "SAFE INC" AND TO ALSO
SHOW SOME OF MY ART ! THE CONCERT AND SALE WAS A SUCCESS
AND WE HAD A WONDERFUL TIME! 

The Glowing Body Last fall and First Night in Knoxville! 


I also got to play a show last fall with Jennifer Nicely and Angel Snow
@ The Glowing Body in Knoxville....it was such a warm  and cozy
quiet setting for music....loverly!


 

and then rang in the new year by playing again in Knoxville 
at The visitors center for "First Night"....celebrations!




Shows with Angel Snow and Victor Krauss..... 

 Recently i have been singing back up for my two friends
Angel Snow and Victor Krauss.....they have been writing some 
amazing new songs and asked me to be a part of a series of local shows
to try out the material  live ....before recording 
here are some pics from our night out at the loveless barn
for "The Music City Roots" show





Just back from Minnesota! 

        
Just Back from Minnesota! Thanks to all who came out to the house concerts and 
Jim Walsh's Hootinanny....I  had a wonderful time and was really humbled by all 
the hospitality and generosity of my fellow musicians Tim Frantzich and his family
and Alison Rae and her family....who put me up for the week....along with
The Hardings in Chicago......I couldn't do what i do without you!

NC House Concert was Heavenly! 

 Thanks to all of you that made the effort to come up to Lake Toxaway NC
to The Womble's House concert last night!
I think we were about 38 total!!!  Thank you to everyone that brought  food and beverages to share....it was all so lovely!
Sarah and I had a wonderful time.... performing two sets of  music to a more than attentive crowd of local
music lovers and friends as we watched the sun set over Cold Mountain.....
Thank you to the Wombles for a wonderful opportunity !!!!
 
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