As any of you who know me are well aware of, I grew up on the Andrews Sisters and Bing Crosby. When I was in high school, I was in love with the Glenn Miller Orchestra and Anita O'Day and Doris Day (I was also in love with Pearl Jam and Smashing Pumpkins, but hey, I've always been an eclectic kind of girl.)
While my classmates were out at field parties in the summer, my friends and I were hosting (very small) big band parties, equipped with candles and 1940's style outfits and outdoor dancing to Pennsylvania 6-5000.
So when Bowdoin College's concert band asked me to do a show with them and sing some old Gershwin standards in the *gorgeous* new Studzinski Auditorium, I was an eensy bit excited.
If you're going to be in Maine this weekend, you can come watch me live out my dreams of being a 1940's big band singer:
Here's one of the songs I'm going to sing: