Last weekend I spent my time holed up in the studio recording demos of all of my new tunes. I recorded seventeen new songs, and am really excited about how they turned out. I’m looking forward to spending a lot of time listening to these, working on making them better, and figuring out which ones to put on the next Lemolo record. I can’t wait to share these new songs with you!
The last few months have been a big time of transition for me and I have been staying busy rounding out my vision for the future. There are still a lot of unknowns, but I have been writing new songs like a maniac and am really excited about how they are coming along. Right now I have about twenty new songs, although some are more finished than others. Sometime in the next month I hope to get into the studio and record demos of all of them. I think that will be a great next step and will help me determine which songs I want to put on the next album and which songs I want to keep working on. Last week was also a big week for me as I bought myself some new pedals and a new keyboard! For the last twelve years I have been playing an old Yamaha keyboard my parents gifted me in high school. It has served me well, but I’m more than ready to move on. :) Having new equipment is such a dream. I’m looking forward to spending the next few weeks hunkered down in my bedroom studio experimenting with it, and I’ll be sure to keep you posted on my progress.
This is Yvonne McPherson, and she is kissing her husband Rico. That is their son, Hayden standing close by. They are a beautiful family full of love, but the sad reality is that Rico was recently diagnosed with stage four liver cancer and was told he only has a handful of months to live. Not only that but he was also denied healthcare coverage. I have never understood why bad things can happen to such good people.
Yvonne and Rico live in Ballard and are both hairstylists. Yvonne owns and operates Poulsbo’s Inspiritu Salon, and I had the pleasure of meeting her back in 2009 when I needed a fresh haircut for a Lemolo show. I think I actually asked her to fix the terrible mess I made when I attempted to cut my own bangs (a mistake I will never make again). In 2010 she was the master creator behind the perm that I gifted Kendra for Christmas. Do you remember that perm? Yvonne has been a part of my family ever since, always encouraging me in my music and supporting the band to no end.
As soon as I heard about the struggle that her family is going through, I knew I had to share her story with you. I invite you to Fight Against Cancer with Team McPherson on Facebook, and get to know my friends. The way that they are handling this struggle with such grace and positivity amazes me, and I know they would love your support.
Dear Friends & Loyal Lemolo Listeners,
We are writing today to share the news that Lemolo will be undergoing a change in lineup and we (Meagan & Kendra) will be parting ways musically. After nearly five years of rocking and rolling together we remain loving friends and very supportive of each other and our musical futures. Meagan will be continuing on under the Lemolo name and is currently working on the next album of new songs she can’t wait for you to hear. And Kendra is excited to forge a new path of her own. We are following our hearts and believe that this is the best decision for both of us. Change isn’t easy and this is no exception. But we are so very grateful for the support you have given us over the last five years and we hope to have your love and kindness through this time of transition.
Cheers to a brilliant future,
Meagan & Kendra
We are pleased to announce the release of our new DVD “A Beautiful Night: Live at the Columbia City Theater” this Friday, July 12th! We have teamed up with Creative Differences Productions to create this project, which features live footage from our album release shows at the Columbia City Theater. It will be available July 12th online and in Seattle record stores. Join us for our free premiere party Friday night at the SIFF Film Center at 6:30 PM and celebrate our work with us. It is all ages and open invitation so bring your friends! Details here.