She is 18. She is my cellist/little sister. There's no nepotism involved here, though, folks. She is an arranger and player who possesses mad skills. The parts she comes up with tend to blow my mind.
|Photos: Russ Dixon|
(...but that's not why I want you to meet her.)
Something pretty amazing happened a few weeks ago. Lacey wrote her first song. In other news: I forced her to record it. (And not just because I'm a proud sister.) She had been wanting a ukulele for years and this Christmas* she got it. She was working 4 part-time jobs that week, but the fleeting moments of her free time were spent crafting this song. When she played it for me, I couldn't help noticing that even though she plays the guitar, cello, violin and piano, she never felt inspired to write a song on these instruments. Part of her knew there would be something magical about a ukulele. She was right. It plugged her into the flow of her creativity. This song poured out of her the minute she had the tool she knew she needed.
And it's pretty freaking awesome, too.
*Ok, technically it was "Early Christmas" on Thanksgiving. All of the siblings were in town at the same time. We really love presents.