I’ve been so buried in work lately that I haven’t had much time to plan anything for International Women’s Day.
And as much as I’d like to be a part of the “A Day without Women” events around the world today, I need to work. A woman needs my help. She’s in the hospital, so I’ll be working in her office, keeping her business going. I’ll be there for her.
Lately I’ve marveled at just how blessed I am, doing work that I love, and working with genuinely good people. But I never really thought about it until today – all of my regular clients are women!
I’ve worked in the music business for decades, wearing all the hats, being what I needed to be in the moment, from booking agent, manager, roadie, merchandise manager, wardrobe assistant, songplugger, to personal assistant, and everything in between. And I enjoy every aspect of the business.
And working with EG Kight all these years has been a blessing. Her talents never cease to amaze me. Georgia Music Magazine summed it up – “…a gentle and elegant woman who manages to channel Southern charm, sophistication and a fierce passion for the blues into one tremendously intoxicating voice.” Our friendship is steadfast, and after all the loss we’ve experienced, (family members and friends who have passed on), it’s only made us stronger, individually, and as a team. Nothing seems insurmountable now.
And having Lisa Biales join our roster was a natural fit. Coming from a theatrical background, and with a love for folk and blues music, she is making her mark on the music world. Blues Matters Magazine in the UK writes – “Her voice is warm and supple; her phrasing is impeccable.” And her brand new album, released 70 years to the day after her mother’s recording, actually includes her mother’s voice on “Crying Over You.” What a beautiful way to honor her mother.
I thoroughly enjoy working with both of these strong, independent women. I am so blessed…
And I have other clients that I do some office management for – Patricia, who is a copywriter and editor; Marci, who owns a dance studio; and Fabianna, who owns a video production company with her husband. And I work in various capacities for Teri, who owns a photography studio with her husband, and is the mother of an amazing young woman who graduated from Vanderbilt, and 16 year old boy, for whom I’ve provided care since he was less than a year old.
Each and every one of these women inspire me, encourage me, move me to my core…
Today, especially, I want to thank these women, for letting me be a part of their journeys.
You can read more about EG and Lisa at http://www.BlueSouthTalent.com.
And here are both of them, performing a song that fits with what’s going on in the world these days…
“Through the Eyes of a Child”
And if you’re in the Nashville area and are looking for a photographer I highly recommend this one.
And if my child wanted to study dance, and have fun, here’s where I’d enroll them.
#IWD2017 #InternationalWomensDay #womensday #IWD #NeverthelessShePersisted
You just defined a blessed life, and you are fortunate to be in possession of that esteemed status. Sunny, thank you for reminding us that doing what you love and caring for those you love on a daily basis is what it is all about ❤
I’ve been waiting (impatiently) for the second installment of your blog and you made me smile with gratitude. I am also fortunate to be surrounded by wonderful women. We laugh, dance, sing and cry together.