Ten and a half years ago this fella said he liked my songs, he liked how I sang, and if I ever needed anyone to "back me up" on stage, he'd be glad to. I took him up on the offer. To my true love, musical wunderkind, melodic genius, and deep down really great human being, I love you, Happy Birthday Billy Kemp! Here's to another year of terrific adventures together!
Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Our drive home to Nashville last night. I loved the halo around the street light. It made me think of a dandelion puff on fire.
My ole iphone 4S may be on its way out -- "playing up," as our British friends say. So, I haven't been able to post as readily as I would have liked this last week or so! I've missed being more in touch. Hope to get the phone and the washing machine sorted out over the next few days :) But first I think we will have a nice day off on Billy's birthday tomorrow!
Sunday, December 27, 2015
We send love and strong thoughts to our friends in Britain who have experienced record floods for the last few weeks. So many of the places that have welcomed us including the Lake District, Hebden Bridge, and York are overwhelmed. This photo of York comes from our friend Sarah who lives in York. She lives on a hill, so her home is safe. But so many people are devestated. A small group of volunteers, the Cleveland Mountain Rescue, have been everywhere at once to bring food, clean up in the aftermath, and lend a hand - http://www.clevelandmrt.org.uk They are one of many small groups across the country doing their utmost in a situation that grows more dire every day.
Solidarity and strength to our sisters and brothers of our ancestral island home.
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Friday, December 18, 2015
Getting ready to wrap these pillows for two brothers & their sister! Really excited about how they came out. They all include scraps from the same two pieces of fabric sent to me by their Mom who ordered the pillows as Christmas gifts. I'm not tagging her because I don't want to spoil their surprise, but thank you for the order JT! I had a blast making these.
Thursday, December 17, 2015
Our December newsletter is hot off the virtual press! Highlights are a round-up of 2015, our forecast for 2016, a link to our Rockabilly Jingle Bells, Fan Club news, and an appeal for homestay lodging for the Naples leg of our Florida tour at the end of January. Check it out using this link: http://tinyurl.com/jinglebellsjeniandbilly
Thank you for being part of our adventures in 2015!
This year, we played 70 shows in the USA and Britain. We released two live CDs as well as a travel book about our 2014 tour out west. We made t-shirts, tea towels, and tote bags for our tour in Britain and our fans loved them, so we will have them in the USA for 2016 - and we'll have an all new design in Britain this coming summer! Our Jeep bit the dust in 2015, but our VW Golf, Mr Tomato, took up the slack and carried us everywhere this year - plus he carried 90 pounds of Navajo Bluebird Flour across the USA at the end of our Way Out West tour. Zoom!
Wishing you LIGHT and LOVE! Jeni & Billy too
P.S. If you didn't get the newsletter, your email address may have changed, I couldn't decipher your handwriting, I was tired when I typed in your email address, or you never signed up, egads! Just go to the jeniandbilly.com home page and make it all better by signing up in the white box on the righthand side. You won't get this newsletter, but you can read it by following the link above. You will get the next one and that will be lovely!
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
It's that time of year again where you can shake up your holiday mixtape with our Rockabilly Jingle Bells!
If you are a member of our Golden Biscuit Fan Club, you'll be getting a downloadable version of this song later in the week! If you aren't, then we'd be tickled for you to join, and you'll have this song in your pocket for next year. If you join via the fan club website, Patreon, you will have access to all of our past posts including 8 more downloadable songs! That's nearly a whole album of J&B songs! If you join via email, you'll get all of the songs going forward for one year. Jingle away!!!
Here's a link to the fan club: Golden Biscuit Club
Or via email & Paypal: How to Join the Jeni & Billy Fan Club
Friday, December 11, 2015
Found this little storybook girl on adventure with my Mom (Marcella) this week. Billy has decided her name is Marjorie. I think she and the Little Drum Majorette will be great friends! Happy weekend ahead, everyone! We are going to celebrate Thanksgiving and Mom & Dad's birthdays now that Sister is home and we are all together. ❤️