That beauty in the above photo is Heather Dale. Ms. Dale is a Canadian performer who writes and sings songs based on medieval legends and other tales. She's a terrific singer with an angelic voice and her songs are moving and inspiring. I can't say enough good things about this gal.
I discovered her through the music service called Freegal, which is available through most libraries, but if yours doesn't have it, ask for it. I downloaded about 10 of her songs and I was so captivated by her music and her voice that I bought more off her website. She was kind enough to 'friend' me on Facebook and since then she's been super nice and a pleasure to know, even if only digitally.
I doubt she'll make to east TN where I live, although she will be in Nashville, which is about five hours west of me, in March. She's also working on crowd funding a multi media touring project and you can read more about it on her website. But if you're not inclined to go there now, here she is talking about her project:
I'm going to kick in a few bucks in a week or so because I think it's a worthy project and I was one of those nerdy kids she talks about in this video. I grew up in a small town and I thought I'd never meet anyone who was into the 'nerdy' stuff I liked, sci fi, fantasy, medieval and other historical stuff. As time went on I did find others and I'm glad I did. I'm also glad Ms. Dale is out there bringing her talent to the masses and trying to connect with other 'nerds' like me.
I also like it that she likes pie and that she's the most adorable Canadian since Sarah Polley. Do yourself a favor, check her out and if you can donate five or ten bucks to her project, then have at it. You can also hear more of her music on You Tube.