QuaranTunes (NEW SONGS)

My Kinda Quarantiner

Heather Aubrey Lloyd

Every August, Heather is invited to participate in the Just This Guy song contest, affectionately known as "the monkey one." Writers are given a month to write and record, a topic, five words they have to get into the song, a few other details they need to include, and every year ... bonus points for getting "monkey" into the lyrics. 2020 is Heather's sixth year in the contest, where she's placed in the top three all but once, and won the top prize in 2018. Every other year she writes a serious song, and every other year, a funny one. This year, songwriters were required to do something on the upbeat side ... about the pandemic. Heather went for an Andrews Sisters-esque chipper homage to three of the most popular quarantine hobbies: baking, home improvement and gardening. Required words are in the lyrics in all caps.
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May 7 set for the Mini Digital Ladybug Music Festival:

When you can't be with the band you're IN, love the band you're WITH. The Partridge Family we are ... not. But the outtakes are pretty funny!

Are You Lost? (quarantine demo)

Heather Aubrey Lloyd

Heather wrote this song based on an item in a festival FAQ website addressing the problem: "Are you lost, or did you lose someone?" She found that line very lyrical, and thought ... who hasn't been BOTH. As the Covid-19 crisis took shape, this became her lullaby (dedicated also to her friend, Shani, sheltered in place in California, far from her family). Imagine and older, wiser you ... finding your own self as a child, lost in the woods. And what they might say to little us, there in the dark.


Video of Heather performing "Are You Lost:"

Heather's livestreamed videos:
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Full 1-hour set April 30 for the Bethesda Urban Partnership

First 1-hour Livestream set, including deep-cut requests Hum, Letters From the Front, Matador and No Lantern, along with some home studio show and tell.