Thunderbird now available at CDBABY!

I made my first EP! Autumn 2013

Set up some mics and things while home alone and recorded some old songs... And I pulled out my rusty pencils and drew a bird.

You can listen to it and buy here at CDBABY.COM



LIVE Broadcast from our Salt Lake City Home! Dec. 29th, 2013! 1pm EST

I am super excited to announce that we are playing a show at our house in Salt Lake City, Utah that everyone can tune into!!! Please come and join us during this holiday season, for some songs and fun! It will be myself and the lovely and talented local wonders, Julia Chandler and Ja Speed. It will be Sunday the 29th, at 1pm MST (show is 30min)! The reason we are holding an afternoon show, is so that our friends, family and fans in over the pond can join in too! It is LIVE, there will be no recording you can later check out, so please make sure you are with us 1pm sharp! That's 8pm in the UK and 9pm Western EU. You can pay what you want and tip too. You can also type in and talk to us during the show (oh and there are prizes)! We are going to decorate ourselves and the house! Can wait to have you all over!! Click on this link for tickets and more details.


UK/EU Tour with Brandy Zdan and Cara Luft!!!

This tour has been of to an incredible start! We have been laughing lots and having a great time putting our songs together. It feels so good to sing three part harmonies with such incredible singers!!!

I just wanted to let you know what towns we are coming to on this tour...Please check out my "SHOWS" page under "SOLO" for the all the venue and show details!


October  2013
9 - Farnham UK
11 - Lewes UK
12 - Manningtree Essex UK
13 - Birmingham UK
14 - Cropredy, Oxfordshire UK
15 - London UK
16 - Hempstead Essex UK
17 - Leeds UK
19 - Bathgate Scotland
20 - Oswestry UK
21 - FERRY to Ireland
22 - Belfast Ireland
23 - Dublin Ireland
24 - Clonmel Ireland
25 - FERRY to UK
26 - Fly to Amst.
27 - Edam-Volendam  NL
28 - Eindoven NL
29 - Heerlen NL
31 - TBC

November 2013
1 - Amen NL
2 - Koepelkerk NL
3 - Norderstedt (Hamburg) DE
4 - Bremen DE
5 - Den Bosch NL
7 - Leiden NL
8 - Eeklo BE
9 - Lage Vuursche NL
10 - Aachen DE
11 - Home



New EP "Thunderbird" Coming October 9th!!!

Hello Gentlefolk,

This October I am releasing an EP called "Thunderbird". It is my first ever EP! I decided that I wanted to pull out some old songs that I had never done anything with. Sometimes it's hard to find a place for songs, or they are just not meant for others, or sometimes they are just there to be written and left behind. It doesn't always seem clear but some of these songs I didn't want to forget about, I wanted to find a place for them. So I spent a week in our music room pulling up old files and looking through my back catalog...So much fun to do after all these years. To see where your heart and mind have wandered...

I did the recording myself at home here in Salt Lake City, Utah. It was a wonderful experience. Figuring out and playing all the parts myself. Learning how to use music software. Geeking out and really diving into my own head. There were many times I know I went too far and had to go away and come back and start over. It is crazy where your head can go when it feels like there is no limit or when it's completely limited by your own insecurities. For me this feels like the beginning. I know I have been writing in bands now for 9years and playing in them for 12, but I feel like I am just starting out. At the very beginning. I mean maybe I will always be looking for my true voice and that is the beauty of it. The process and where we go, not so much where we end up.

It was also a really fun project for me because I pulled out my pencils and drew the cover. Something that was huge for me when I was a kid but for many reasons had put down my pencils a long time ago. Something I am slowly getting back into. I drew the sketches in my "How to build and play the Gutbucket Bass" book and am also drawing for some of my upcoming books!

I will have this EP for sale with me on my upcoming tour in the UK/EU starting October 9th. At that time they will also be available on! Stayed tuned for details about the over seas tour coming soon.

Much love and light!


p.s. Here is a listen to the title track "Thunderbird"...

CliCK heRE To LIsten tO ThunDERbirD!



Hello Ladies and Gentlemen!

It is officially flip flop weather here in Utah and I am just about to string up the patio lanterns! We have had some great times with the BBQ and I am feeling a little sad to say goodbye to this dry hot desert home for a month! But the road calls and I must make my way across the country to meet up with the Canadian Via rail train and play my way to Halifax! I will be travelling solo across some of the most remote areas of the country, starting Utah and heading through Wyoming, Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia in 9 days! Wow, it sounds completely insane now that I have written it out like that. I will be playing some shows, dancing to Portuguese folk music and seeing some people whom I adore and miss greatly. It will be the longest solo journey ever, stopping where I can to take in the world and think some big thoughts....I will be posting regularly to the blog that Miss Julia CHandler started for me on Tumblr! is the video I made of previous travels to the title track of my album "WHere The Darkness Goes". Peace and love, Awna