Wednesday, July 29, 2015
This is the hottest few weeks I can remember in Houston in many years…but I wanted to share some cool info & news with you!
From my new album shoot "Dream of You"- coming in October 2015!
Photo by Gerry Garcia Photography- Los Angeles
A friend can help carry us through the storm to calmer waters. A friend stands by us when everyone else has given up on us. Friends are God’s gift to us through hard times and good times in life. Got laid off from a job or struggling with health issues? Having relationship troubles? The one who listens and helps without question is a true friend.
Sometimes our best friends know more about us than we know about ourselves. They congratulate us when we have a success or reach a milestone. They can be an angel when we’re sick, or when we need help or encouragement. We don't have to worry about what we say or how we say it, we can just be ourselves around them.
When I write a song, I rely on my family and friends to encourage me (and critique my songs!) so that I can shape them into something that will bring a certain honest message to others that they can relate to-and may just help them through a tough time or make them smile in recognition of having someone out there who shares their same feelings.
The one who can admire us, critique us, and love us genuinely is a dear friend. I cherish all my fans and friends including you, my email family. Please share your news with me so that I can encourage you too! Happy Friendship Day!
My upcoming album, Dream of You (Oct. 2015), is still a work in progress, but exciting things are happening with the addition of award-winning and well-known songwriters/producers: Mick Walsh and John Heldt to the production team.
2 of the 10 songs are almost completed or completed: Dream of You, (the title song written by me and Kevin De Clue), and Prime of Life, Finalist Winner in the Folk Song Category of the July 2015 Song of the Year.com Songwriting Contest (written by DeDe, Joey Leone & Kevin DeClue). We now have 6 songs recorded, and are working on the remaining 3-4 over the next several weeks.
We are in the process of booking shows and concerts and Radio interviews/shows over the next few months preparing for the Oct. 2015 release. We are expecting this album to be the most well-written, one of the best produced, and the most well-received album to date based on feedback our production team is already getting... more information coming soon!
Thursday Aug. 6th 6-8pm Lake Houston Fundraiser & Show at the Nathaniel Center- Benefitting Village Learning Center (a 501C3 Adults with Special Needs living & helping Community Center in Kingwood). Bring the family to hear the Village Choir, some great performers, and see some magic! For more information or to register: 281-358-6172 or http://www.villagelac.org Advance table seating available, general admission only $10 per plate at the door.
Sunday Aug 9th: DeDe shares a few new songs at the 10:30am service at Northpark Christian Church, 1599 Northpark Dr., Kingwood, TX 77339 Come be blessed & inspired by this great fellowship!
Thurs. Aug. 27th, 7:00-8:15pm DeDe’s a Showcase Artist at the New Orleans House of Blues as part of the Lifetime Achievement & Songwriter Showcase at the 10th Annual NOLA Cutting Edge Music Conference. FREE ENTRANCE to this event 6:30-10:30pm! The House of Blues is on Decatur in the French Quarter, AND you can get Significantly DISCOUNTED Hotel rooms here: Booking.comConference Discount Hotel Link Hear DeDe’s great band, PLUS originals from her upcoming album: “Dream of You” (coming Oct. 2015)
Saturday Sept. 5th 2:30-3:45pm DeDe Performs Live as a Featured Artist at the Light at theLighthouse Festival in Point Fermin Park, San Pedro, CA (just south of LA near Long Beach). DeDe, Larry, Kevin, and their awesome band will perform inspiring new songs and covers of Contemporary Christians hits-come be a part of this fun & family-friendly free annual festival!
I really do hope to hear from you, and see YOU at one of my upcoming shows!
Hugs, Blessings & Peace,
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