Category Archives: Music

The Gift of Singing

I LOVE to sing (on a horse and in my truck and out in nature) and cannot imagine my life without a soundtrack and the magical mystery of lyrics and melody infusing my spirit constantly. Singing in front of people … Continue reading

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Cowboys and Indians Magazine and Festival of the West

     I have served as  the official photographer for The National Festival of the West since 2007 (in 2006, I shared those duties with another photographer). Images from the last several years can be viewed and purchased through my Market Place on the … Continue reading

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Way Up High on the Mogollon…

William Merritt singing Glory Trail My husband, William, and I were traveling back from a short vacation in Sedona and decided to take the long way back to Tucson through the Mogollon Rim area north of the towns of Strawberry and … Continue reading

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Cora's Cowgirl Yodel

I first met Cora at the Western Music Association Awards and Festival where I was serving as an official photographer in 2007 when she was just approaching six years old. There was a crowd in the lobby of the host … Continue reading

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Audrey Hankins: First Light

          Audrey Hankins is a woman of leather and lace. Leather saddles, lace kitchen curtains. A cowboy poet who first impressed me with her poem Hollyhocks as I sat in the audience at a cowboy poetry gathering and who … Continue reading

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William Merritt at Kearny

This picture is of my husband, William, yet not at the Kearny Gathering. The picture here is him by the Red Rock Crossing stream in Sedona and since he is singing a song he wrote called Where the Water Runs, … Continue reading

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Listen for William Merritt

My husband, William, has been coming forward in the western music world…first in the audience, then at the fringes of the jam sessions then singing in them, and in the last year he has participated in some open mic sessions … Continue reading

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