Life of a Creative Mum


News from here…
December 16, 2011, 9:49 pm
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It’s been a while, I had another baby (may have mentioned that already? He’s already going to 1 tomorrow!) I had a big birthday a few days ago (yes, 40, woo hoo! I’m not even going to try to pretend that I’m not just exactly what I am) and I’m starting to get started again…

I was THRILLED and honored to be invited by the incredible bass player, John Munson, to perform a song at The Current Presents The New Standards 2011 Holiday Show at The Fitzgerald Theater in Minneapolis, MN.

I performed my song Bring Us Peace to two sold out audiences with The New Standards, their backing singers and beautiful horn section joining me, as well as Morgan Taylor from Gustafer Yellowgold on acoustic guitar. It was a magical experience for me, one I’ll never forget. Thank you John.

Looking forward to some more shows in 2012, a song to represent a book and a song on an album about girls and science… here I go!



Baby Cloud Video
October 7, 2011, 9:32 am
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Singing with Chris Ballew!
September 7, 2011, 9:29 am
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I am so excited to say that I sang a song – Baby Cloud – for Chris Ballew’s just released kids album “Sing Along” under his other name, Caspar Babypants.

Sing Along

Morgan, Harvey, Ridley and I have so much enjoyed listening to all of his albums whilst on the road together (7,000 miles this summer alone!) it is often all that we listen to. You can see what it’s all like here… Caspar Babypants



Singing With Gustafer
February 24, 2011, 10:57 am
Filed under: Creative Mum, Gustafer's Mum

While I’ve been taking a hiatus from my music and having another baby… Morgan and I have been working VERY hard on Gustafer Yellowgold. We have a brand new DVD/CD coming out that I was honored to sing on, and am honored to be a part of and to share with you.

“Gustafer Yellowgold’s Infinity Sock” will be officially released on March 1st, and is available here… http://www.gustafer-store.net/

Morgan will be performing the whole DVD as a brand new show at the DR2 Theatre in Union Square, NYC, every Saturday at 11am and 1pm for the next 6 weeks. You can get discounted tickets to see it here… http://www.broadwayoffers.com – CODE: DR2GUST

I’ll be there every weekend with Harvey and Ridley, so please do come and say hello! FYI, it may LOOK like a kids show, but it is truly for everyone, so feel comfortable coming without a child!

And if you are wondering what in the world Gustafer Yellowgold even IS, check out the website and all the other places he is…

www.gustaferyellowgold.com

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I will be performing again, probably in June, probably at the Living Room, probably with a baby on my back or at least very close by! I’ll post the info soon…

Thanks so much!

Rachel



Ridley’s Birth.
December 19, 2010, 10:50 am
Filed under: Ridley's Mum

Quite creative in the process, I was able to push Ridley Parker Loshak-Taylor from my very own body, as he turned 0.

Harvey made him a cake.



Forever Video
December 12, 2010, 10:16 am
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How to sing and play bass at nine months pregnant.
December 7, 2010, 9:40 am
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My diaphragm was well supported, and I loved singing again, especially the new song that I wrote just last week – the first in four years. It felt great to be singing something fresh and meaningful. The food at Gabriel’s Café was amazing – a new discovery for us!

I’m inspired again to continue to create music.