NEW RELEASE - A DIFFERENT KIND OF CHRISTMAS
A TRIBUTE TO COVID-19 HEROES
Knowing so many people helping others through COVID-19, I was inspired by their stories of courage and bravery and wanted to find a way to recognize them for their work. I wrote and performed the song "Hard Times" and created this uplifting video as a tribute to them. The video features over 70 first responders, essential workers, healthcare workers, and more from 13 different states.
The Story Behind "Hard Times"
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The Guilford Courier as Person of the Week
As of March 2021, "Hard Times" has over 67,000 likes, 875 shares, and 300 comments across social media. The video continues to spark messages of thanks and gratitude for and from our COVID-19 Heroes.
"Hard Times" was selected to be featured at the American Public Health Association Film Festival 2020 in addition to Berklee College of Music's COVID-19 Teach-In.
The video has been shared on social media and in newsletters for several prominent organizations including the VA Hospital, National Telehealth VA, Yale New Haven Health, Yale Psychiatry, GRAMMY Museum Los Angeles, Healthcare Workers of Florida, American Nurses Association, American Nurses Association of California, Iota Tau, Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana, and more.
In addition, the video has been selected to be included in the Shoreline Arts Alliance Future Voices Exhibit, Yale Public Health COVID-19 Archives, and Berklee College of Music COVID-19 Archives.
"A Different Kind of Christmas"
I wrote and produced this brand new Christmas song that recognizes the joy in celebrating the holidays differently. Though the song was written during the pandemic, when many typical holiday traditions were put on pause, "A Different Kind of Christmas" applies to many people every year. Whether we have lost someone, are unable to be home, or other circumstances have changed for the holidays, the song echoes the unsettling sentiment while reinvigorating the holiday spirit.
Featured & Played On Air - Lite 100.5 FM's Morning Music Scoop
Played on Rotation at Christmas Songs Radio and in 6/8 Music's Spotify Holiday Playlist