Singer and songwriter, Willa Mamet was born in a trunk and raised by performers of all kinds. She’s made music since about that time, singing irrepressibly and playing piano and guitar. With her musical partner, Paul Miller, she recorded two albums, East Hill Road and Let Somebody Love You, both of which won the VT Times Argus “Tammy” Album of the Year in 2013 and 2015. Her next album will be born Spring 2020. Meanwhile, she plays out sola, with Miller, and other beloveds, bringing her unique blend of rapier tongue and honey heart to her audiences. Hear the voice that Patti Lupone calls, “Heartbreaking. Musical. Contemporary and ancient.”
Willa lives in Oakland, CA, with her beloved upright, her uncle’s guitar, a whole lot of elderberry bushes, and her six-pawed cat. She travels. A lot. For music.
- Thich Nhat Hanh describes meditation in this way: when we Sit we are as apple juice that has been allowed to rest; the particulate matter settles and the juice becomes clear.
- Acknowledge to ourselves and those we have affected. Apologize. Repair.
- To say the very least: It’s strange, strange times. So many of us in this business has probably had months’ worth of work obliterated. Or worse. Well, as Hunter S. Thompson said, “When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.”
- Let’s start with clothing, shall we? I wear clothes. Being a musician, I even wear them to perform. Someone asked me why I wear what I wear on stage. Comfort Agency Joy I’m a jeans-and-t-shirt woman. On stage, I’m a nice-jeans-and-nice-t-shirt woman, often with a button-down – clean, patchless. All clothes must pass the Goldilocks Test; they’ve got to be jusssssst ...