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IWD - Aubryn
There ain't nothin' civil 'bout a civil war
Livestream for March 8th: http://184.108.40.206:8112/stream
“Her shoulders are heavy with the weight of her past. I tell her I love her, she says, "You won't be the last." - Aubryn
Today, I’d like to introduce you to a singer/songwriter who goes simply by the name, Aubryn. I first met Aubryn on Twitch, not Second Life. Another friend had a Twitch channel and recommended I listen to Aubryn as well.
I was immediately taken by Aubryn’s voice and musical skill, but what got me hooked were the lyrics to her songs. Aubryn, you see, writes about real things - domestic abuse, bad break-ups, and fairy tales gone wrong - but couches them in lyrics that make you think. As a writer, I like that.
I have since listened to Aubryn in Second Life as well, where she performs weekly shows and is known for her quirky sense of humor (ask to see pics of her avatar’s Halloween costume) and willingness to tackle almost any music challenge as long as it piques her interest and makes her laugh. She also freely admits to having a “thing,” for the unexpected. “I love to find chord progressions that are a little unexpected and to hide surprises in lyrics,” she explains.
A good example of her unusual approach to songwriting is her song, “Medusa.” Crafted immediately following a breakup with a boyfriend of five years, the song turns the myth of Medusa on its head. “I enjoy using fiction to illustrate life lessons,” Aubryn says. “So with Medusa I was looking for a way to bring light into darkness. It’s a love song to anyone who feels rejected or lonely. I’m saying you’re stronger than you think, and I’m here for you. You’re not alone.”
Additional fun facts about Aubryn:
She’s been singing since before she could talk. Ask her how she knows ;-)
She started practicing Kung Fu at the age of six.
She wrote her first song when she was 12.
She graduated from Stephens College with a BFA in Theater Arts and a minor in music.
She once belonged to and recorded with a band called “Black Rose Betties.”
She considers herself a storyteller and is interested in telling musical narratives about how healing can take place.
By the way, I am putting in an official request for you to sing “Civil War” on March 8th!
To learn more about Aubryn, visit her site: https://aubrynmusic.com/home
To hear more of her music visit her Twitch channel: https://www.twitch.tv/aubrynmusic
P.S. If you would like to make a donation to cover the costs of hosting the event and paying these amazing musicians, you can do so here: https://paypal.me/BraidedLives?country.x=US&locale.x=en_US
Braided Lives is my project and Joanne is my given name :-)
If you are interested in being a sponsor of the event, with your name mentioned and logo displayed, please email me at JenaBall@CritterKin.com