The thing is, I don’t look good in hats. I’ve tried. Maybe I just haven’t found the right one. So in my case, the metaphor works better with shoes … I love shoes. Well boots more than shoes. Not crazy about sneakers or athletic shoes, although I do have a pair. My feet happen to be naked at present – the universal footwear. Later, I’ll slip on a pair of boots for a gig with my pal Barb Barton (http://barbbarton.com) who is releasing a new CD tonight! Excited to be singing with this powerhouse again. Tomorrow night I get to share the stage with three talented singer/songwriters – Mark Jewett, Amy Petty and Sam Corbin for Nashville-style in-the-round at the Trinity House Theatre. A rare opportunity to perform solo.

Anyway, back to the metaphorical hats – during most days, I’m happily wearing my graphic designer hat (http://swampstreetdesign.com), slipping in and out of my singer/songwriter hat as the muse appears, desperately trying to make time for my concert presenter hat whenever I can fit it in (http://onthetrackschelsea.com), joyfully switching gears into my band member hat with our newest project (http://diamondsintherust.net), and though a bit more infrequently, I’m always happy to put on my gang member hat (http://yellowroomgang.com) but lately I’ve been tugged by an old hat I used to wear as Conference Director for the Midwest Regional Folk Alliance Conference (http://farmfolk.org). After 5 years it feels more new than I expected.

I’m fired up for a busy, invigorating, challenging summer as we also plan to start recording our new CD! More on that later…