"Thanks Mom for teachin me to be a workin woman.”
Inspired by Merle Haggard's "Workin Man Blues", I wrote a song about being a workin woman. As a registered nurse by day and musician by night, being a workin woman sums up the past few years of my life pretty accurately. Without realizing it, I had written a handful of songs that were all stories about work.
Being a young woman in today's America holds many opportunities that weren't there for women 30 plus years ago. I believe I can get anywhere I want by putting in the time and work. it is upon each individual to make our world a better place and there is no one holding you back except you. I hope "Workin Woman" inspires women (and men!) to dream of what they want and work their butts off to get it. Life is too short to do anything less.
The 12 track album was recorded over a three week span in the woods of Aitkin, Minnesota on Tame Fish Lake. All of the acoustic guitar, vocals, drums, and saxophone parts were recorded by me. Electric guitar, bass, piano, harmonica, and mandolin were recorded by Martin Farrell Jr. Three tracks feature the dobro man from outer space Chad Graves (of the Hillbenders, Breakfast Sides) including the songs "Here In Kansas", “How to Drive Your Woman Mad”, and “Workin Woman”. Pedal steel player Mike Poholsky (of the Twang Daddies) is also featured on thee tracks including “Wanna Hear More?”, “She Started Drinkin’ Again”, and Dreamin’". a simple, The album was produced by Martin and me out of our self designed recording rig that we call Tame Fish Studios.
Track 3 on my album is a “three chords and the truth” song that I have performed with so many amazing musicians including: Jenna & Martin, Deadeye, Unfit Wives, The Breakfast Sides, Playing For Horses, Ana Morales, Lost Cowgirl Revue, and many more! Also Kelly Hunt and Stas Heaney covered this song in 2017’s “Cover Me KC” at Record Bar before the song was released.