Posted by Lacy on February 28, 2013
Not to start this post off super cliche, but I really can't believe how quickly 2013 is going by! I'm still going around calling it the new year and in an hour's time it'll be March 1st. Maybe my mom was right about how as you get older, time starts moving more quickly. Scary...
Anyway, I'm a smidge lot embarrassed at how long it's been since I updated this thing. It's hard to think about how to sum up the last few months in a short enough blog post that won't bore you to tears so I'm gonna try to hit a couple highlights and make a promise to be more diligent on the updates from here on out.
2013 kicked off with some new faces around the Lacy Green scene. Will Jones and I grew up in the same little neck of the woods, each of us being from either side of Mt. Airy, NC. Growing up, I had seen him play in a bluegrass band with his sisters called the Cana Ramblers. Well Will and his family came over to our annual Christmas Jam at the house and we got to talking and figured it was high time we start playing some music together. And so we are! Will's been joining me on electric and acoustic lead guitar so if you see him out be sure to introduce yourself! He's got talent to spare and I'm so glad to have him running around on my ole rinky dink show!
There's also some new music being made. I have been busy writing new songs and in the studio getting demos worked up for what will be the bones of my next album. The team and I are currently working on a strategy and over the next few months I'm hoping to have more details regarding what that will look like. In any case, I'm really proud of the direction the music is going and I want yall to know that I'm working hard to create something special for yall!
Another more recent highlight occured a few weeks ago when I had the privelage of opening a show with the Stokes County Arts Council in NC for one of my heroes, John Cowan. If you don't know him, I suggest you trek on over to iTunes and thank me later. I grew up on John's music, both the innovative sound of New Grass Revival and later his solo efforts. I had all of his records, so obviously I jumped at the chance to play on my first (and hopefully not last) show with him. And what a show it was! The crowd was awesome and hearing 'Dark As A Dungeon' that close up was one of the more moving musical experiences I've had in a long time. Another shout out to John's guitar player, Jeff Autry, who did another favorite of mine, the heartbreakingly beautiful song called 'King Of California'.
We had the best time. I could go into lots of details, but I'll just say everyone was incredible including the other band on the bill, The Good Fellas. The Stokes County Arts Council put on a great event and we enjoyed making some new friends. I even got to join John towards the end of the show and sing back up on 'Calling Baton Rouge'. Now THAT was pretty cool.
Ofcourse I could update yall on lots more, but for now I'm gonna call it a night and get to bed like the little old lady yall know I am. But stay tuned because myself and the LG team have been in the trenches preparing for what I hope will be lots of new shows in new places, with new music and new faces. New Album? Music video? Who knows? We want this to be a year for lots of hard work and big things.
I love you guys. It is the joy of my heart to make music for yall. Thanks for listening and thanks for taking this ride with me. You are the heartbeat behind this dream. Be back soon. XO.
Posted by Lacy on December 9, 2012
Posted by Lacy on November 2, 2012
Wow, what a whirlwind the last couple months have been! I have truly loved getting to know Nashville better as a new citizen and a musician! Per usual, I don't update enough, so when I finally do it is obnoxiously long and drawn out. Hang in as long as you can. Big Update: I FINALLY switched over to a Tennessee license after three seperate trips to the DMV. Yes, I said three. Don't ask me how it took three times, but know that it did and I am extremely proud of my license. Feel free to ask me if you can see it at our next meeting.
In all seriousness, there have been some cool things going on. Namely, I got my first cut on an album called 'Hear Me' by new RayLynn Records artist, Kyle Sherman. The song, "Heaven", is one that I wrote with my friend Chris Harris and my EP Producer Ronnie Bowman. Kyle and his team did an absolutely incredible job with the song and I am thrilled to say you can now go to Itunes and buy a song I wrote! That may sound silly, but as a writer, it's pretty cool to finally write something that someone besides me wants to perform.
I've also had a blast playing some really cool shows here in Music City. We opened the month playing a BMI Showcase at 12th and Porter for their quarterly artists to watch series. Pretty Cool! I'll take this time to say that BMI has been awesome to me. In the short time I've been here, they've been incredible at helping me transition into some super cool opportunities and have really gotten behind my music! Thanks!
Then I went home to High Point, NC to play an amazing fundraiser for the United Way at the High Point Theatre. My buddy Lucas White, who is currently on tour with the Zac Brown Band even joined us for the night, which was a blast. We're working on a new song together as well. He's just an absurdly talented kid.
Finally, I got to do one of my favorite things since I've been here. I got to play my first round at the legendary Bluebird Cafe! If any of you have been watching the new tv show 'Nashville' you've seen glimpses of this place, but let me just tell you. This place is so much more than that. Anyone who has ever been anyone in this town has played there, and now so has this nobody! It is just steeped in good vibes and I had a blast playing with amazing Kent Blazy, Corey Batten and Nathan Belt. What an honor to share the night and my songs with such talented people. What's more? When I got home, I had all these incredible messages from you guys encouraging me, which just put me over the moon.
We've continued working on the masters for the Susie's Hope soundtrack AND (apparently I'm really into capitalizing words today) I found that Vince Gill recently signed on to be a part of the soundtrack as well. Add him, Charlie Daniels, and three of my original songs and you could say that this girl is pretty excited for the final project! Word on the street is the film will be out in the spring of 2013, but my hope is we'll be able to give you a sneak peak at the music before then. In any case, you'll be hearing new music from me before too long.
So like I said, things have been pretty cool around here. In addition to those things, I've been writing up a storm and coming up with some songs that I am absolutely loving! I'm thrilled to share it online with yall before long. Til then, you can hear some of the new stuff at one of our live shows. Check out the schedule and join us for one! As always, thanks for tuning in to my ramblings! Yall are the ABSOLUTE (one for the road) best!
Posted by Lacy on August 26, 2012
It's been a little over a month since my last update and we've had so much going on! Since my last post I celebrated my first birthday in Nashville! I spent the day writing and recording at the legendary FAME studios in Muscle Shoals, AL, which was a blast. The band and I had a great run of shows back home in NC at the end of July, ending up with our debut at the Bele Chere festival in Asheville.I had a great time playing back home, and I can't say thanks enough again to everyone for coming out and showing your support for my music. It means the world to me!
Last week we finished up the tracks for Susie's Hope. I wrote three original songs that will be featured in the movie set to release in the spring of 2013. I had the great privelage of recording them at Blackbird Studio with renowned producer Buddy Cannon and a whole host of amazing musicians that really brought the songs to life. I also got the privelage of hanging out at Charlie Daniels' studio out in Mt. Juliet to listen in on his track for the movie. Overall, everyone involved in this project is both incredibly talented, and moreover, incredibly kindhearted. As I'm writing this, I'm listening to the rough mixes and am so thrilled to share them all with you soon.
In addition to the work for the movie, I've had some other great news on the songwriting front. I found out that I'm getting my first cut as a songwriter on a new artist here in Nashville and I couldn't be more excited. The song is one I wrote about a year ago with my super talented friends Ronnie Bowman and Chris Harris. The album went to print earlier this week and I'll have more details on how you can find the song once a release date is set.
Outside of that, I have been writing tirelessly in order to have some new music for you guys at shows and to start building the foundation for a new album. I'm really proud of what we've come up with so far and if you want to hear one of the new songs, check out Feeling It Now and let me know what you think!
Posted by Lacy on July 5, 2012
A few months ago I was approached about writing some songs for an independent film being shot in North Carolina and after weeding through legalities, I am so excited to FINALLY get to clue you all in on my involvement. The movie is called 'Susie's Hope' and chronicles a true story from my hometown in the Triad about a woman named Donna who fights for animal rights. I've currently written three songs that will be featured in the movie, including the theme song, "Who's Saving Who", which I wrote in Nashville with my friend, singer-songwriter, Roxie Dean. We'll be hitting the studio in the next few weeks to record with acclaimed producer Buddy Cannon who has worked with great artists like Kenny Chesney, Reba McEntire, Willie Nelson, Sara Evans, and many more. I am so excited to be involved in this project and hope you'll all go check out the website for the movie and especially all of my friends in NC, get behind promoting this film to your friends and family!
You can find more about the movie at Susie's Movie
In other news, the move to Nashville has been great and we're already hard at work writing songs for a new album and setting up new tour dates for the fall/winter of 2012! As always, keep an eye out on the website for new updates, videos, songs, etc. Also make sure to join our mailing list here on the website and/or download the Lacy Green Mobile App to your Android or Apple product if you want to be the first to hear about updates!
As always, thanks for the support! You guys are awesome!
XOXO - Lacy
Posted by Lacy on July 1, 2012
As of July 1st, Lacy is now an official part of the team at Marathon-Key Productions located at the Grand&Gee Music Building in Nashville, TN. Lacy is now being managed by publishing and artist development veteran, Ginny Johnson.
Lacy has also joined the ranks of Conway Entertainment Group, being booked by Tony Conway and Brandon Mauldin. You can refer to their websites for more information on how to book Lacy for performances, or you can refer to the contact link on this website! Hope everyone has a happy Fourth of July!
Posted by Lacy on May 16, 2012
I know it's been a while since I've updated here on the website, but things have been so busy in the best way! In five weeks I am moving to Nashville full time to take my music to the next level and I couldn't be more excited about the team of people I'm working with and the music we are creating! We are in the stages of finalizing contracts, but soon I'll be able to introduce you guys to the newest team members that will accompany me on the next phase of my musical adventure!
In other news, I've been writing songs like crazy with some amazing friends of mine in Music City and will be heading into the studio soon to start laying down some rough recordings. I've even been asked to submit songs for a movie soundtrack! Can't wait until I'm allowed by the higher ups to give yall all the details, but until then I really appreciate all of your continued support. Making music for yall is a privelage that humbles me every day! Check out the event schedule and make sure you catch one of our last NC shows (for now) before I head West. Love you all!
Posted by Lacy on March 27, 2012
Rock legend Lou Gramm, voice of Foreigner, will headline the Stars Under the Stars concert series at the Spring High Point Market, April 21-26. The concerts kick off on Saturday, April 21, with Lacy Green. Lacy's backup band for the event features Sammy Shelor, 4-time International Bluegrass Music Association Banjo Player of the Year, and the 2012 winner of Steve Martin's Banjo of Excellence award.
The headline act, Lou Gramm of Foreigner, takes the stage on Sunday, April 22. The legendary rock vocalist and songwriter will perform some of his greatest hits with the hard-driving group Foreigner, including “Cold As Ice,” “Waiting for a Girl Like You,” “I Want to Know What Love Is,” and “Head Games.”
Doors open for all concerts at 7pm at Center Stage, between the Transportation Terminal and Showplace, and the concerts begin at 7:30pm. Food and drinks are provided to all Market attendees with a current Market pass and photo ID. No one under the age of 15 will be admitted.
Posted by Lacy on February 21, 2012
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Posted by Lacy on January 16, 2012
Hey Everyone! Hope you have all had a FABULOUS start to your 2012. The band and I have had a great time playing some really great shows in NC over the last few weeks and I just want to say thank you so much to everyone who has come out and supported us! We had the wonderful opportunity to headline the Triad Live Music Festival at the HanesBrands Theatre in Winston Salem last weekend and will be posting some more show dates over the next few weeks!
I also had the chance a few months back to be a part of a very special project by an incredible NC based organization called Arts For Life. AFL is a non-profit organization operating in hospitals all over NC that allows sick children to engage in the arts in various ways. Various musicians and composers from NC and New York came together last fall and set the poetry of some of the children in the AFL program to music, creating a CD entitled "Life Is Bold". I was fortunate enough to be able to sing on one of the tracks called, 'Do Whatever'. CDs are available for purchase online and I sincerely encourage you to follow the link and learn more about supporting this wonderful cause. Visit AFL at: http://keepsake.aflnc.org
As some of you already know, a few months ago I finally caved and became a smart phone user. In honor of this great achievement, I'm very excited to announce that in February we will be releasing a Lacy Green Music Mobile App for all Iphone and Droid users. This FREE app will allow you to stream my debut CD in it's entirety, as well as view new videos, photos, show dates and exclusive new music before anyone else. Stay tuned for the announcement of the official launch date by signing up for the mailing list on the homepage and until then help spread the word by following Lacy Green Music on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, etc.
In a few weeks I'll be headed back to Nashville to write and record some new music. The holidays were a great time for me to dream up some new ideas and I have big, BIG plans for 2012 that I can't wait to share with all of you. Thank you as always for your continued support of my music! Hope to see each of you at a show soon! Until then, stay tuned...