SongDoor Honorable Mention

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This is great news! Both of the songs I submitted to SongDoor were awarded an Honorable Mention in the SongDoor 2017 International Songwriting Competition! Thanks so much, SongDoor folks!

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The Final Tribute Farewell

We say farewell to nineteen years of Tribute Concerts. We will miss you all. Thank you for all your kind support and friendship over the years. Thanks for the memories!
Who knows what tomorrow holds?
We will see…







Farewell my friends I’m bound for Canaan
I’m traveling through the wilderness
Your company has been delightful
You do not leave my mind distressed
I go away behind to leave you
Perhaps never to meet again
But if we never have the pleasure
I hope we meet on Canaan’s Land


After party fun with Big B (Bruce Millard) and G  (Gerard Estelle).





The Paramount Theatre Marquee





Tribute&Harry up

Tribute with Harry Elston of “Grazin’ in the Grass” fame.

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The Final Tribute Concert Dec. 6, 2017

Tribute is Nina Swanson, Carol Montag, Kathy Donnelly

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Summer of Love at the Iowa Talent Factory

Many thanks go out to all the folks who came to the Iowa Talent Factory in Nevada, IA on Saturday night for the 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love concert. Rocky Raccoon (Beatles cover band) and Mr. Mojo Risin’ (Doors cover band) were both fantastic – not to mention super nice guys! We were taken back in time with awesome music, cool psychedelic images, and a fog machine! A very groovy time was had by all and the audience could not have been more appreciative! There wouldn’t be a show without all of YOU! And…many thanks to Larry Sloan for inviting me to be a part it all! Until next time…Peace and Love!

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Figure Eight

Hope you enjoy this video I created for my song “Figure Eight” from my Marigolds CD.

Figure eight etched in ice
They say perfection has it’s price
Silver star shoot across the moon
I swear I had one once
But I let it go too soon
I let it go

If I were a little girl
I’d probably fly apart at the seams
I’d dance myself into the ground
‘Cause I’d have that star
Just burnin’ in my pocket
No matter what anyone said
I would not stop it
I would not

Can I dance for you
Let me dance for you
I wanna dance for you

When you look up
On a starlit night
Do you wonder why we’re here
And is there a star
Just burning in your pocket
Is it fading fast
Like the white tail of a rocket
A white tail

Will you dance for me
Dance for me
Dance for me

Dance with me
Dance with me
Dance with me

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Tribute Christmas Concert on December 7th

The Tribute Christmas Concert is coming up soon and we (Kathy Donnelly, Nina Swanson, and me) are looking forward to another exciting show. We are honored to be performing at the beautiful Paramount Theatre again this year. We have fantastic musicians joining us – Bruce Millard on guitar and mandolin, Gerard Estelle on keyboards, Tom Mackey on drums, Craig Dove on bass, Jim Coates on guitar, Joanne Chadima on flute, and Carlis Faurot on violin. Plus, we have a special guest or two joining the gang! Expect fun and music that will put you in the Christmas spirit! I look forward to seeing everyone! Love and joy come to you! Here’s a link to the show!

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Picnic on the Prairie

CarlisCarlis and I had a great time at this year’s Picnic on the Prairie. We started out at sound check with lots of strong wind to contend with, but as the evening wore on the wind calmed down. The audience was fantastic, as always, and it was a special treat to have my son, Patrick Montag, join us on Djembe, cajon, and high-hat. He’s a great drummer (if I do say so myself). I already have some songs in mind for next year…

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Looking forward to this year’s Picnic on the Prairie Concert

2016 PosterHope you can join Carlis Faurot and me for the 2016 Picnic on the Prairie Concert on Saturday, August 20th at 7:00pm at the Klopfenstein Amphitheater for the Performing Arts, Lowe Park, 4500 North 10th Street, Marion, IA. Admission is free and you are welcome to bring your picnic basket and cooler filled with goodies! See you there!

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Synergy Concert

Well, this is another first for me. I have been invited by Angie Pierce Jennings, Executive Director of the Iowa Youth Chorus, to perform at their Synergy Concert on Sunday, March 6th at 4:00pm at the Temple for the Performing Arts, 1011 Locust Street in Des Moines, IA. I’ll be doing a set of my own tunes, but the exciting part is the choir will be joining me on one of them! I can’t wait to hear what that is going to sound like. The Iowa Youth Chorus has been providing training and development for young singer for 33 years. You can read more about them at

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Anchor Coffee House

Hello and THANK YOU to all the folks who came to my concert at the Anchor Coffee House at Westminster Presbyterian in Des Moines on Saturday night! I had a fantastic time and sang to a full house. YAY! Thank you to Matt Culp for all your help getting me there and Dave – the sound man! I was especially happy to see my former gymnastics coach at Grand View University, Karen Bason! She is the sweetest person around! This is a picture of our team from those days. I am third from the right. I loved being on the team and floor ex was my favorite event.


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