Great Jam!

Hi, Nancy Carey Johnson singer/songwriter here. I was hosting a Folk Jam last night (I use the term Folk loosely, I don't care if it's folk, country, blues, rock, pop, bluegrass, covers, originals). And last night was so much fun! There were a bunch of us with guitars, mandolins, banjos, voices, harmony and the works. All kinds of music, all different ages and all levels of skill. In fact Frank G. Read more about Great Jam! »

The best validation I never got!

Hi, Nancy Carey Johnson singer/songwriter here. It occurs to me that life is full of ups and downs. No news to anybody I realize but while you're in the middle of it, it can wreak havoc with your emotions. Months ago (like 8 of them) I submitted some songs to several MAJOR acts. I could see that there was some interest in them but nothing further happened. That unto itself plays with your emotions. Read more about The best validation I never got! »

Mike Pinder Critiqued Annnabel's Heart!

Hi, Nancy Carey Johnson singer/songwriter here. I sent my song Annabel's Heart to Mike Pinder's Songwar's for review and this is what they said: "Great Job!! Really liked the tune! Very heartfelt vocal performance and good musical performances. Great lyric theme and continuity. The judges also appreciated the good arrangement and song structure!" Needless to say I was pleased! It was this song that was responsible for the invite to write 2 TV themes. Just thought I'd share - Nancy Read more about Mike Pinder Critiqued Annnabel's Heart! »

Kinda Cool

Hi, Nancy Carey Johnson singer/songwriter here. Last December my family and I moved @35 miles south of where we'd been living. I'd heard Millerton had a good music scene but I couldn't seem to find it. Finally someone said "Gee, there are a couple of places that have open mic night (ah hem, so much for a 'Good music scene"). Rather than just going down, I called to make sure the 'places' were in fact having an open mic. As it happens, they weren't that night. Week after week I called to make sure I wasn't wasting my time only to be told that 'sorry, not this week probably next week'... Read more about Kinda Cool »

Cool Experience

Hi, Nancy Carey Johnson singer/songwriter here. I had a very interesting thing happen to me the other day. Many of you know that one of the hats I wear is that of Music Director for the Children's Peace Project in Chatham, NY. Well one of my CPP kids sent me an email regarding one of the songs I wrote that we perform called "What Do You Do?", and I wanted to share it with you... Read more about Cool Experience »