The Christmas Glow

a-charlie-brown-christmas1Twas the night before Christmas
And all through the house
We gathered round the tree
From many states
None to far
With not only our family
But also the friends who have grown
In our hearts

No state was to far
To feel the cheer
As we reminisced
And shared each special holiday cheer
We each carried in our hearts

Many say that Santa is not real
But this tis not true
Because Santa is not only a man in a red suit
With a long white beard
Santa is what we feel
Every time around this year

He is the warmth in our hearts
As we count the days till we can be home
To celebrate the warm holiday glow
With all our family and friends

He is the kindness we feel
All throughout our soul
Warmth and cheer
As we watch a small child
Experience their first snow
The warmth we feel as we sit
Around the fire aglow
Just smiling because our family and friends are near

This feeling we will carry
All year round
Each time we recall
Both an old and new Christmas memory
Waiting for the time
When more will be made

Till next Christmas my family and friends
Do not forget
The Christmas cheer can live all your round
Just let your heart feel it
And you will feel your heart and soul
Be set aglow with the warmth and love
From this time of year


Chasing Summer CD Release Party

Happy Music Monday,

Hey Music Lovers it has been a while since I last wrote and I do sincerely apologize.   But I promise the wait was well worth it  as I have come to love the term -it is Music Monday!   And hey Nashville, perk up those ears and mark those calendars for this Thursday, February 9th because you absolutely do NOT want to miss all the action at The Listening Room.

This Thursday, Chasing Summer will be taking the stage at The Listening Room for their CD Release Party.  The show begins at 8:00pm and you can get more details by clicking on your official invite, provided right here.   You’re Invited:   Chasing Summer CD Release Party  8:00 PM The Listening Room

Chasing Summer is comprised of Tammy Rochelle and Joseph Bamber.   This acoustic folk duo was born through a series of love story events. These two talented musicians share a beautiful journey and a romantic beginning unfolded before their eyes. A mutual friend introduced the two and after having a first date over crepes and coffee in Nashville, both knew something musical and magical was on the horizon.

In the short time since their clan destined meeting, Chasing Summer has already accumulated some substantial performances not only in the USA, but also in Europe.   Last year (2011), Joseph & Tammy performed in Nicaragua, Germany, Switzerland, Poland, as well as here at home in Nashville, a brilliant beginning for the blossoming talent of Chasing Summer.   Their performance credits include The World’s Fair Expo Pavilion of Hope (Hannover, Germany), Music City/ Country Music Marathon (Nashville, TN), and OneHope (Eastern Europe) just to name a few.   There is no sign of slowing down either!   Chasing Summer already has a packed summer tour overseas.

Be sure to mark your calendars and come out to see Chasing Summer this Thursday, February 9th  at The Listening Room.  You do not want to miss this amazing act!




Seasons of Love

Happy New Year Music Lovers,

Not only is it Music Monday, but it is the first Monday of the New Year!  I thought about which song would be the best fit to kick off a New Year and new beginning.  After long consideration, I found the song which best describes a year and how we measure the time.  For the first Music Monday of 2011, I chose “Seasons of Love,” written by Jonathan D. Larson and performed on the hit Broadway show and movie Rent.

“Five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes

Five hundred twenty-five thousand moments so dear

Five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes

How do you measure, measure a year?”


The last line of the first verse is the most intriguing because it opens our minds to truly think about how we measure time.  As the days pass at times we never realize how often we zip through life in the fast lane.  There are five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred moments we just let fly by through the year.  Many moments should be treasured and held dear to the heart.  The moments in life are what make it worth everything.  Everything isn’t even the word I want to use to describe what I feel about the moments, but everything allows the coverage of a wide array as well as your own description.

“It’s time now, to sing out

Though the story never ends

Let’s celebrate

Remember a year in the life of friends”

It is strange how I chose this song.  I had a deep lesson in how we measure everything.  You ever find yourself measuring who you are by what you own, how much money you make, and other items which don’t provide love back?  Just think about it for a minute.  I leave you with the thought with a New Year beginning do not measure yourself by your bank account or stock earnings, instead look around at the friends, loved ones, and people you have yet to meet in your life.

As always bloggers, until next time, keep those ears entertained.


Chelsea ♫


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