Tuesday, July 15, 2014

A Studio Photo Shoot }


A few weeks ago I had the absolute pleasure of shooting with Jme Lacombe of Cherry Bones Photography --- the kind of lovely & inspirational experience for which every model/performer/dreamer hopes. Desiring to capture the aesthetic version of my debut record (that is to say music as a visual,) we shot in the studio, Sunbird Studios, where my record was recorded. 

What an evening! Shooting into the night --- using pianos, mics and other studio treasures... There are many many more photos to share of course, but those are secretly hidden away until they can make their debut. 

xo, Jolie



Monday, July 14, 2014

Back to it!

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Finally feeling like a human again after an awful week spent in bed recovering
from illness deluxe. Feeling very happy to have had the support of family and
my darling husband all the while.

... but back to work! The Stardust Band & I rehearsed lots yesterday, many
new tunes to share with you at our show July 19th at the Brass House.
A few of the newbies:

"Stardust"
"You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To"
"I Won't Dance"

Excited? Come to the show to see/hear the others! Happy Monday!
xo, Jolie

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

{Lakehouse -- menu & loves}

Spent the weekend with friends at our family lakehouse, a beautiful haven outside of the city -- a space for laughter with friends, counting blessings, and many meals. When not floating & dreaming in the water we cooked fantastic late spring {early summer} meals:
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Lakehouse Meals
Dinner 1: Steaks (seasoned only with s+p), baked sweet potatoes with bacon & sour cream, spinach salad with blueberries & shaved parmesean.

Breakfast 1: Scrambled farm fresh eggs with left over steak with salsa & homemade guacamole, strawberries.

Dinner 2: San Antonio chile seasoned fajitas, sauteed carmelized corn off the cob, with green bell peppers and onions, + corn tortillas.
 
Breakfast 2:  Migas (scrambled eggs, fried corn tortillas, & lots of cheese)
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Lakehouse Loves
...sleep with the sound of lapping lake waves and cicadas.
...a full day of lakeside lounging and swimming, wine, boats, strawberry popsicles, strawberries.
... a beautiful morning rain.
...writing songs alone on the terrace while watching rain drops on the water.
...candles & wine. 
...cooking while looking at such a stunning view.

Want to see some of my photos of the lakehouse? Follow me on instagram @joliegoodnight

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Catching up}

...almost impossible to catch my breath after returning home, yet grateful for the never-ending fun that life provides. Yesterday an extravaganza of Italian groceries (and an abundance of Italian wine), fresh peach bellinis, time spent with my fairy Godmother...

& Tonight a dinner at my favorite Austin restaurant with family and friends!

So you can catch up with me this week:
{1} Performing burlesque May 9th  {Tickets here}
{2} An interview with Johnnie Goudie {here}
{3} My cover of "Silver Dagger" made it on to the Top Folks Albums, Songs, Artists List! Download the song here (& tell me what you think!) {listen here}
{4} A recent review of my record in Jazz Journal Magazine --- “a flowery vibrato reminiscent of Marilyn Monroe makes numbers like These Foolish Things as melt-in-your-mouth as candyfloss.”
- Sally Evans-Darby, Jazz Journal Magazine"
 
Have a beautiful Wednesday!
xo, Jolie 

Friday, April 11, 2014

I've arrived in Frace {and now for tour updates}

Finally now in France! Now that I have arrived to my little home, I'll do a 
little back tracking to let you in on some of my adventures on tour! I can't
wait to tell you all about our wonderful time singing, traveling, eating,
driving....

 

Friday, February 21, 2014

{Spring Fling}

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The charming first hints of spring are arriving -- bright green little leaves on the trees in my front yard, breezes just barely warm enough for windows to be wide open...and luckily I will be able to celebrate spring in style again this year.

Last year I had the pleasure of performing at my first annual, "Spring Fling" (see last year's details here& this year somewhat coincidentally, I will be taking part of another "Spring Fling" show, only this time in a theatre & this time with burlesque beauties. 

{For Tickets to this year's "Spring Fling" March 1st} http://www.austintheatre.org/site/Calendar?view=Detail&id=36902

I hope to see you there! xo, Jolie

Monday, February 17, 2014

{Of Chicago & Austin}








It's impossible to document all the activity that's happened, rushing around from snowy places to romantically beautiful sunny places --- what a life!

Chicago firstly, et moi feeling so completely blessed to have had such a fantastic audience (and a fabulously talented impromptu band as well) in a lovely theatre {& we were happily met with a standing ovation.) And while Chicago? Two photoshoots, both completely different from one another.

(1) Vavoom Pinups - a cheery, silly, cheesecake shoot during which Heather made me feel so happy and comfortable. One of my best shoot experiences to date.
(2) Paul Natkin - a roll n' roll photographer extraordinaire & an absolute honor to have shot with such a rockstar

...all of this during a week of best friends, brunch, dinners, and more happiness than I could really ask for.

Secondly, back home to Austin in the bon vivant spirit of love (& multi-tasking) rehearsal & a show with yet another fantastic audience. And though I'm exhausted, I'm feeling much gratitude toward my tremendously talented band and am looking brightly forward to the musical life ahead of me...

Cheers & much love!,
Jolie

Monday, February 10, 2014

{Show!}

It's the week! Get your tickets today!

Jolie Goodnight & Her Stardust Band
Feb 15th Doors 6:30, Show 7:00pm
at The Firehouse Lounge
Tickets: http://goodnightvalentine.brownpapertickets.com/

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

{after arriving in Chicago}

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Since leaving Austin, my life has been the greatest whirlwind & although exhausted, there is something I love about showgirl insanity. Friday I performed in Austin, dashed afterward to eat with the girls, rushed (sans sleep) to the airport, where I applied all the necessary warmth layers for Chicago --- chevron hose, a loose dress, a wool sweater, and my Godmother's fur coat.



...and after arriving, it's been trains (luckily embarked with the help of kind strangers,) brunch with precious, dear old friends {roasted cauliflower & pimento omlette with cornbread and cocktails} // next an adventure to an old apartment where I could see the beautiful snow flakes and blankets of snow on the streets below. Next, spiritual happiness after playing in the snow and attending mass at a beautifully gilded old church.

I hope your week is blessed and graceful, and for those of you who live in snow covered places --- remember to enjoy it! xo, Jolie

Friday, January 31, 2014

{to Chicago!}

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...My heavens what a day this has already been and will be! Lots to do, show tonight, then catching the red-eye to Chicago...

Happy Friday! xo, Jolie

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

{new music & new inspiration}

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Aren't these photos absolutely lovely? I highly reccomend following @luxuryandopulance on instagram, a new discovery after a comment on my instagram.

 It's a bit of a scattered Tuesday for me, being that there is so much to do and there are so many little things to share. I've come to so many realizations and conclusions already this week, following...

{1} The Grammys - I'm completely inspired & know what to do next
{2} Last night's rehearsal with a new endeavor (more news soon I promise!...let's just say I played a tambourine for the first time in my life & another hint, the evening was rather soulful)
{3} Hearing myself on BBC Radio on a playlist with Jamie Cullum {listen here} Many thanks to John Hellings!

Have a happy week! xo, Jolie

Friday, January 24, 2014

{when I am a star}



...someday when I am a star, I will wear Elie Saab everyday for all occasions.

Happy Friday darlings! xo, Jolie Goodnight

Thursday, January 23, 2014

{On waters}

Now and again it's essential for me to reconnect with nature, to replenish sources much depleted, to look at sunshine and waters rather than contracts and emails. & That's just what I did yesterday and I'm a better person for it. And now! -- something extraordinary has come from it, a next step, some courage, and some happiness!

Do yourself a favor and spend some time out in the world this week. xo, Jolie 

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

{Valentine Showgirl}

http://goodnightvalentine.brownpapertickets.com/
"Valentine Cabaret" Starring Jolie Goodnight & Her Stardust Band
Saturday February 15th 
The Firehouse Lounge
Doors 6:30pm / Show 7:00pm

{Valentine Cabaret Starring Jolie Goodnight and Her Stardust Band} --

Indulge this Valentine's Weekend with Jolie Goodnight and Her Stardust Band for the second annual "Valentine Cabaret." Her entrancing voice drips of nostalgia as she sings 1940's classics in lieu of the World War II era, when swing and jazz permeated smoky cabaret rooms. Each of her songs has a story to be shared and she'll expose even more to you, as she becomes unlaced. Be embraced, have a taste, and fall in love with Jolie Goodnight Saturday February 15th. The Firehouse Lounge, a sultry and inviting speakeasy will envelop you in a romantic ambiance. Reserve an intimate candlelit table for two, a romantic swanky booth, or celebrate in the party atmosphere seated near the bar. Enjoy delicious small plates, craft cocktails and prohibition-era drinks.

In love with the beauty of an era gone by, Goodnight sings with the freshness of a young heart echoing from the depth of an old soul, moving easily between dirty blues, Tin Pan Alley humor, and poignant ballads.







Friday, January 17, 2014

{Weekend Shows & some things to share with you}

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It's been a mad-dash showgirl kind of week and the weekend is no different -- rushing to nail and hair appointments, rehearsing, scheduling, emailing, and later, performing {tomorrow it's off to Dallas for what is always, and one can expect to be, a fabulous time.}

Many fantastic things have come of this busy week, some of which I still cannot share, and some I'm delighted to share here & now:

{1} Tickets for my second annual "Valentine Cabaret" with my Stardust Band on Sat Feb 15th are now available. Tickets here: http://goodnightvalentine.brownpapertickets.com/

{2} The "Atomic Frolic" burlesque show I'm joining this weekend may have some tickets at the door. But in any case, I can't wait for this beautiful show to begin!

{3} Another burlesque show, tonight, I'll be providing the roots of rock & roll:
The Gibson Lounge at Maggie Mae's
Show at 10:00pm
Austin, TX
Tickets available at the door

{4} Another glowing review received for my record "Say Goodnight Gracey." You can read it here:
(thanks Mark!) http://alibi.com/music/46175/Sonic-Reducer.html


Wednesday, January 15, 2014

{Currently Reading} Lucille Ball & My Newest Act

If you know me at all you'll know that I'm an avid reader, as indicated by the stacks of books by the bedside, the somewhat disheveled and full-to-the-brim bookcases in my living room, the choice two books on the top of my weekend bag. Reading is the escape from my ever busy mind. And I'll let you in on a little secret...

Many of my burlesque acts draw inspiration from literary characters -- (Can you guess which act was inspired by Madam Bovary?)

And I must admit, I feel lately as though I'm in a relationship with Lucille Ball. I've been reading her autobiography and I'm absolutely helpless (or hopeless, I'm not sure which.) Do I look tired to you? It's most likely because Lucille and I have been spending nights together, completely unable to sleep, as her story has me wrapped around her little finger.

I've always admired and learned from the comedienne, but now I'm falling in love with the dramatic Lucy as well. This elegant Lucy is reinforcing what I've always believed -- that the sexiest women are always accompanied by a wink and a smile, that is to say a sense of humor.

This weekend, in Dallas, you can see my latest act inspired by the rarely seen, but absolutely important, sensual side of the ever fabulous Lucille Ball. Tickets: http://www.prekindle.com/promo/id/22815447475858364

Have a comedic & fabulous day! xo, Jolie

Monday, January 13, 2014

{From Jolie's Desk}

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Working more & more, though luckily all of it pleasant -- there are fun things in store for me! A show in Chicago, a Valentine's weekend show in Austin and more surprises to come...but first the leg work, followed by the ribbons and bows and threads of a new costume for a new act. And of course I always find time to enjoy the flowers left by Mama on the desk, notes taken from yesterday's modeling workshop, & to write the thank you's owed to those who brighten my day.

{From the Jolie Goodnight Desk} - -
(1)Many Thanks - to Huey Morgan's radio show for featuring one of the tunes from my record - {listen here}
(2) Merci beaucou - to Kevin Bryan for the record review
(3) ...a moment caught backstage with a rockabilly queen Roise Flores {see it here}