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It’s…a CD!

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It’s…a CD!

As many of you know by now, either through social media, or better yet, by having seen us on tour this summer, we have a new CD out. Because it arrived in Illinois in July, same as we did, we had it with us all summer long in the red Jeep and at concerts, but were too busy to get it up and running online until earlier this week.   As my friend Clay pointed out, September seems to be the month we do this (a few years back, we combined the release Big Plans with my birthday party and his wife made the BEST cake ever), and I guess that...

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Texas and Two More Hills

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Well, the US tour is winding down… We’ve been on the road nearly two months now, and have a week with 3 concerts left, if Hurricane Harvey doesn’t interfere. It’s raining in Dallas, but nothing like what Houston is experiencing. We wondered why no concerts came through for Houston this year, as we really wanted to go there and were so disappointed that we couldn’t meet our goal of finding a Houston concert for this very weekend, but once again, we tip our hat to the all-knowing God who can plan around what we cannot see coming. I’ve been a...

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Health and Music Update

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Here’s what I sent to Cross Rhythms as an update on my health and our new CD. All still accurate…Thanks to all for your prayers and well wishes during my treatment. We are excited to be on the road with a new CD! -Beki http://www.crossrhythms.co.uk/articles/news/Whins_And_Weather/60769/p1/ Health issues resolved for Beki Hemingway, album release planned THE SINGER/songwriter with two bases, in Denver, Colorado and Co Wexford in Ireland, Beki Hemingway has told Cross Rhythms about her health issues and album release plans. She...

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Cross Rhythms Interview (March 2017)

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http://www.crossrhythms.co.uk/articles/music/Beki_Hemingway_From_a_Larry_Norman_video_to_giving_thanks_for_the_rain/60759/p1/ Tony Cummings met up with critically acclaimed singer/songwriterBEKI HEMINGWAY Beki Hemingway and Randy Kerkman Reviewing and subsequently interviewing artists never ceases to throw up surprises. In the case of Beki Hemingway the surprises have been going on for years. They started in 2005 when I finally got to hear Beki’s exceptional independent album ‘Words For Loss For Words’. I say eventually as...

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Providence

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Providence

Providence   7:00am Awake due to jetlag… Yesterday, we flew to Providence, RI to start our US tour. Normally, we’d fly to into Chicago on Aer Lingus, but circumstances led to a change of plans (story of our year!), and we booked our first trip on Norwegian Airlines, who were offering fares so low, that it actually made sense to go to Chicago via Providence, book a hotel for the night, and fly into Chicago on another flight. Providence is a good place to start. We’ve been here once before. In 2002, we played at Johnson & Wales...

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Small Blue Thing

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Small Blue Thing

May 30, 2017   Today I am a small blue thing…   This is the lyric to the song playing at the Purple Sage Cafe as I sit here thinking about what to write. It’s perfect… from Suzanne Vega’s debut album,  which I bought with my birthday money the year it came out, having never heard a note of it.  Small Blue Thing is about vulnerability and insecurity, something I often feel in the recording studio.  As a college freshman, studying music and struggling to understand the first thing about the recording studio,  this is the song I...

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Onward!

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Onward!

    ONWARD… The HSE (Irish health system) has moved quickly to fix me up, and I’m told that surgery was a success. All signs point to a result of me being clear of cancer, though I still have a few treatments to go between now and the end of June. I just need motion and something to say… Given our recent great news, we have kicked into high gear to accomplish as much as we can over the next month before I start radiation. The main goals are recording unreleased songs and booking concerts. A US summer house concert tour, though...

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I’ve seen better days…

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Today, I’ve spent a lot of time on the phone with the accounting department of a clinic in England—the one that diagnosed me. They seem to be unwilling to refund a duplicate charge until I give them more money. More money for a bill that I have not yet received for a test that I had redone in Ireland because my surgeon did not get those results, so we did not know that particular test was run at all. At the end of a long day, we think we have a plan which neither of us is happy with, but, mathematically speaking, it will probably work. This...

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Thank You for the Rain

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Thank You for the Rain

Well, it has been a month of ups and downs. Since I last wrote, there have been more tests, steps backwards, and steps forward. Some days it feels like we’re treading water. I imagine we all feel that way sometimes. In the midst of it all, we have settled into a little house near the beach and it is wonderful to have a sense of home.   ENGLAND In the haze of announcing my breast cancer diagnosis, we really didn’t get a chance to touch on our time in England. We had visits with long time friends, and while I had the flu in Stourbridge,...

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I don’t need comfort, comfort, comfort…

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I don’t need comfort, comfort, comfort…

Music. Travel. Service. Cancer? This was not part of the adventure plan…but it turns out I have breast cancer. Needless to say, we were taken aback when the news came at us in Bath, England on January 31. Just two weeks earlier, after finding a small lump, I had seen a doctor just to clear any concerns, and he didn’t think it was much of anything but recommended a scan for peace of mind. When the doctor in Bath recommended further testing, I told her if I couldn’t swim after the biopsy, I’d have to come back because I was NOT going to...

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