Job: Namesake of the eponymous band, Shije
The Music: One reviewer wrote, “Smart, soulful rock with a folk groove, and fiery, poetic attitude.” My album got called “Pop Country” in the Top 20 of the Year by Music Connection Magazine, which cited my original song “Fools Gold” and compared my voice to Shania Twain and Bobbie Gentry. Also, my first whole album of 12 songs got on iTunes in 2013.
Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas
Heroes: Joan Osborne, Mae West, Melissa Etheridge, Jo Dee Messina, Natalie Gaines, Joan Jett, Patti Larkin, Ani DiFranco, Bette Midler, Phyllis Diller, Bonnie Raitt, Linda Rondstadt, Annie Lennox, Joni Mitchell, Tracey Chapman, Karen Carpenter, Martina McBride, Olivia Newton-John, Tanya Tucker, Laura Nyro, Norah, Barbra, Dolly, Reba, Patsy, Janis, Fiona, Jewel, Adele and The Judds.
Recent Vacation: Skiing in Breckenridge, Colorado
TV Series She Watches: Arrested Development & Archer….also, I just can’t get enough Animaniacs reruns. I’m working my way through the A’s on Netflix so I can make it into the B’s.