Taos to Tennessee (1987 & re-released in 1992)
Taos to Tennessee – the original self release – was a quickly assembled collage of songs compiled loosely from '80-'87. These years represent my New Mexico years and a new appreciation of country and Texas music. During this period I came into a realization of my own independence and creativity, but also an awakening to the “glass ceiling” of my specific environment and of hopes that Nashville connections represented. Craig Barker, who I met early in that time, had changed from bass player to booking agent, to road manager, and manager, through this period in addition to becoming my husband and father of our toddler son. Burned out playing the national college circuit, with no recordings to sell because of the illusive record deal right around the corner, and pregnant again prompted 2 decisions: Law school for Craig and a recording project for me.