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June Musical Travelogue 2017: The Peace of Wild Things❥

Welcome June…

It’s hard to believe I’m already writing another musical travelogue. Life has been very full. I’m sure it has for you too. I’ve been trying to clear my head and decide which creative direction to go towards next… there is the new album I want to make, tours and shows to plan, lessons and songwriting classes to teach…and the book I want to write…
I can try to do it all at once…but it doesn’t really work, does it? 🙁 It feels pretty good to come clean about that…

Do you ever feel this way? What do you do? I think maybe the answer is to give up knowing. What do you think?

I’m headed north to Montana this weekend to do some Princess Fearless shows at libraries (in Bozeman and a few smaller places I’ve never been: Helena, Augusta and Lincoln). I’ll also be doing a house concert on Saturday night with Amber Ikeman in Bozeman. (Amber is making a new album!) Then I’ll zoom back to Salt Lake City next week for a show that I’m SOOO excited about with Bronwen Beecher and Tara Shupe on June 17th!!! They are incredible musicians (and really nice humans) that really make me step up my game. I like challenges and they push me to play and sing my best.

Bronwen and I did special music at the United Church of Christ in Holladay the other day. It felt like magic…

Then, I’ll be headed to Steamboat Springs, CO with the Princess Fearless Trio for a big festival gig with the Strings Music Festival. Can’t wait for that!

And after that a wild thing is coming…this wild thing has been growing inside me since last November or so. There is a baby, now the size of large coconut, curled up in my uterus. This 3 1/2 pound little one’s kicks, rolls, punches and jabs won’t let me forget that they are real. This ultrasound is from almost 12 weeks ago now…but I love that strong bicep. Craig and I are eager to meet this little one that is so intent on entering our world.


The Peace of Wild Things
By Wendell Berry

When despair for the world grows in me
 and I wake in the night at the least sound
 in fear of what my life and my children's lives may be,
 I go and lie down where the wood drake
 rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.
 I come into the peace of wild things
 who do not tax their lives with forethought
 of grief. I come into the presence of still water.
 And I feel above me the day-blind stars
 waiting with their light. For a time
 I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.


6/10 – 6/14 BOZEMAN, HELENA, AUGUSTA & LINCOLN, MT – Princess Fearless Library Shows
6/10 – BOZEMAN, MT – House Concert with Amber Ikeman
6/17 SALT LAKE CITY – Mindy Dillard, Bronwen Beecher and Tara Shupe present Songwriters in the Round at Holladay United Church of Christ – 7pm
6/26 STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO – Princess Fearless at Bud Werner Memorial Library
6/27 STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO Princess Fearless at Strings Music FestivalFamily Concert Series
6/28 STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO – Mindy Dillard speaks at The Foundry
Salt Lake Oasis – 11am w/Craig England Jr on bass
7/9 SALT LAKE CITYThe Salt Lake Center for Spiritual Living – 10am
7/23 SALT LAKE CITY – Unity Salt Lake11am Mindy will sing and speak about her eating disorder recovery

Posted on: June 7th, 2017