Skip to Content Skip to Navigation

Lani Ford: News/Blog

So Much Has Been Going On!

Posted on January 31, 2011

Happy 2011!  Hope your first month went well.  I have spent it being very busy with an impromptu trip to NAMM in mid January, courtesy of my guitar sponsor Daisy Rock Guitars.  Since I've been back, I've been working on booking my trip to Nashville the first weekend of March to attend Kirsti Manna's Songwriter Girl Camp workshop with my dear old friend Heather Larkin.  I also decided to book another trip to Los Angeles as STARK was nominated for the New Music Seminar Artist on the Verge Top 100.  I will attend the NMS as well as play an acoustic gig at my new home away from home, Genghis Cohen in Hollywood.  

I am also finalizing plans to go to Texas in March for several events involving both bands and several dates to be announced soon.  Oh yeah, did I mention I now have two bands besides my self-induced internship as a travel agent?  Yes, I have been recording acoustic demos for a few months now that ended up becoming a new project called Tania & The Revolutionaries.  The album The Final Blow will be out soon and we debuted the 5-piece all-girl acoustic act at The Delancey January 27th.  I am playing acoustic guitar and mandolin and singing.  Lizzy is singing and playing percussion and guitar.  Jeanne is on snare and percussion.  Laura Sativa is playing flute, percussion and some bass, but we are looking for a full-time bass player.  And the lovely Josette returns to my side on lead acoustic guitar.  We also had help in the studio from Amalia on viola and Joe Hogan on guitar.  Also Brent McLachlan, Lizzy's awesome hubby and engineer of Doghouse Studios has been overseeing the project and played some percussion on the album as well.  

I am planning my trip to the ASCAP Expo at the end of April in LA with some gigs to follow for STARK.  Then, I will take a small break and start booking something overseas again.  Let's hope my body and finances can keep up...but I feel like this is my year to travel, network, grow and learn and I plan to do all those things and more.

Anyway, just wanted to let you know what was up.  Make sure you keep me posted on all the great things in your life!  Love, Lani