MARIA FULL OF JOY CD RELEASE
On Thursday, January 31, join composer/vocalist/keyboardist Kathleen Hollingsworth and an all-star cast in this very special CD Release performance of songs and stories written after the tragic suicide of her best friend. Featuring the Franklin High School Concert Choir, Marilyn T. Keller, Dave Captein, Brent Follis, Ethan Reviere, Matt Salinas and other special guest musicians. Music and narration written by Kathleen Hollingsworth. Music spans country/rock/americana/gospel genres. for more info: www.mariafullofjoy.com
1624 NW Glisan, Portland
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On January 30, 2017, I received a text from my brother saying that my best friend, and house mate left a suicide note. Three hours later, I watched the police Chaplain pull up and walk slowly up my porch stairs. I heard her mother scream louder than a fire truck siren. I felt my tears burn my face and fall on the porch swing where we used to drink wine and tell stories. In the weeks of numbness and tragedy that followed, I battled to understand how I didn't see this coming. Finally, after weeks of insomnia, I did the only thing I knew how to do when life really sucks.
I got out of bed at 2am and started writing.
Over the next year, and with the help of many hands, I was able to create a beautiful recording of her songs
They are my interpretation of the stories that she left me with.