I'm not sure when my love affair with the road began. Maybe it was the summer my mother and I loaded up my tiny Honda Civic 1200, which had no air conditioner, and drove from our small North Carolina town all the way to Portland, Oregon.
"As a citizen, I feel so strongly about the essential goodness and capability of President Obama that I'm really willing to make pretty much any kind of effort and sacrifice they ask of me in trying to keep him in office. That's what it comes down to."
Since her 2004 debut CD, The Nearness of You, Nicole Henry has been the artist to watch in the world of Jazz. Last week, Nicole Henry made her long-awaited west coast / San Francisco debut at the Rrazz Room.
"New artists should just be honest. Honesty comes across so clearly and plainly in music as far as when I listen to it. The main thing that rings poorly in a song that I hear is people writing things that they don't really feel, you know, making it up, phoning it in."