September Newsletter

quiet corners is out

I released Quiet Corners on September 2, 2020.

Click here to find it on your preferred streaming service.

This collection of songs is twenty-three and a half minutes of twangy indie folk that outline a year of coming home to myself.

In “Quiet Corners of Virginia,” you’ll hear optimism in its infancy. In “Little House,” you’ll hear a spell that manifested me my first real home in a decade. In “Here Right Now,” you’ll hear one heart calling to another. In “Sorry ‘Bout Your Boyfriend,” you’ll hear confidence and powerful boundary-setting. In “OK Highway,” you’ll hear gratitude realized in contrast. In “If You Wanna Stay,” you’ll hear self-reflection, self-acceptance, and then an invitation to take me only as I am.

Below are three ways to enjoy the record.


Listen and vibe out.


Share with friends, family, and foes.


Stream silently on repeat to crack the evil algorithms.

press for Quiet corners

I’m thankful for the nice feedback I’ve been getting on Quiet Corners. I put a big chunk of my savings and more than a whole year of my life into recording and releasing these songs. It’s scary to gamble on myself, but I’m trying to believe in good outcomes. I feel like positive reviews are little candles in the darkness celebrating my progress and guiding me onward.

“. . . delectable drawn-out crooning notes, a powerful breathiness, and a crushingly emotional vibrato. Maddi Mae’s subtle country twang adds an extra hint of personable intimacy.”
“Sounds like something you could have heard late one night in the early 60s bringing down the lights in a honky tonk . . . This is what should be on country music radio, but we’re happy to claim it over here in the indie Americana world.”
“The artist opens her heart, and you can hear the disarming vulnerability in these vocal mantras . . . You can’t help but fall in love.”
“. . . laid-back, timeless . . .”
” . . . I kind of love the swearing [in “Sorry ‘Bout Your Boyfriend”] . . . The music and the vocals are sweet and then when the swearing comes in, it’s a little jarring. And I like it. Sassy.”


These photos are screen grabs from the livestream of our performance with Ben Tufts at Crescendo Studios in Falls Church, VA on September 4th. This video was projected onto a big screen outside for a drive-in concert audience. We raised money for the Craig Tufts Educational Scholarship Fund.

Cider lab

Show at Cider Lab, a small-batch craft cidery in Sumerduck, VA. With support from Tanner Carlton. Food by the Divine Swine BBQ & Deli truck.

September 11, 2020
7:00 – 9:00 PM

clarke co. farmers’ market

Wine Thief show at the Clarke County Farmer’s Market in Berryville, VA.

September 19, 2020
9:30 – 11:30 AM





  1. i read everything you post and love it. i bought your EP of Quiet Corners and listen to it on Bandcamp. i hope all is well with you and Tanner. If you need anything please let me know and I mean anything. Love you both.


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