Huge thanks and eternal gratitude to everyone who made Anchor possible:
Gilberto – I truly couldn’t have done any of this without your love and support. You are amazing. Thank you for listening to the dream from the first whispers and giving me wings to chase it down when I finally caught sight of how it could happen. Te adoro!
Dan – thanks for sitting with the tears long enough to find out I’m funny, for pushing me farther than I ever knew I could go, showing me that I was already capable of achieving my dreams and helping me change my voice, my playing and my mind. The songs bloomed in a way I never could have imagined and I know the gifts from this year are going to keep coming and that is really exciting!
Mom, Dad, Ananda – thank you for listening, holding space, reality checks, and always having my back.
My first believers – thank you for being there before I was and encouraging me to stay in the game for so many years: Beth & Patrick, Laura, Alicia, David H.
My bros, Tommy & Collin – thank you for the tech support, filming and photos, and talking me through things when I got too caught up in my head.
Jana – the best roomie I never had, till now! Your generosity, listening, and wisdom amaze and humble me again and again. I can’t imagine this year without you. So, so, so many thanks!!
Amy Z – thank you for taking me under your wing, all those rides to open mics, all the opportunities to play, and all the great hang time and deep talks about this journey.
Ana B – Bus buddy! Thanks for listening from the beginning, being willing to stay up till the late lates, all the secret and not so secret harmonies and of course, the sno cone!
Lisa, Julie, D.C., Raul, Justin & Tiffany, MT & Nancy, Mike and all the Austin Open Mic hosts – thank you for facilitating safe and supportive spaces for me to test my wings. Y’all are saints, or at least have the patience of them!
The Fairfield musicians who encouraged me to keep pursuing the dream & supported me with lessons, demo recording, and advice – Arthur, Carol, Sharon, Phoenix, Lauryn, Dennis, Taylor, David M.
The Austin folks who helped me with housing, rides, jobs, meals and encouraging words at all the right moments – Kellie, Katie, Emily, Havilah, Denise, Heidi, Jannie, Andrea, Shawnee, Daisy, The Barnharts, The Lynches, Heather & Scott.
The Doras – Bettina, Connie, Mariana and Robert. Thank you for letting me hear my songs filled out for the first time, and for letting me stretch and learn new things to play yours.
Steve & Meret and everyone at Cafe Paradiso, James Moore and everyone at KRUU, the inspirational artists from Lyrical Venus, My fellow Artist Way-ers, all the teachers and friends at Rocky Mountain Song School, The SpinTunes gang, All My Girls (you know who you are!).
Alicia – You went above and beyond with the artwork! The tiles, the AMAZING pop-up book, and of course the beautiful cover itself. More amazing and perfect than I could have imagined!
Emily – Such a relief to have the CD & packaging layout in your capable, talented hands, thanks for your patience and speed!
Photographers Shawnee Kilgore, Amy Zamaripa & Juliet Jarmosco – thank you for seeing me in the best light, capturing important moments, and making me feel beautiful!
Thank you forever for making this album really real, not only something I could hold in my hand, but something that other people around the world can hear! YOU ARE AMAZING!!!
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