My Life as a Musician
My dad tells me I was singing from the moment I could talk. Even before I was born, Mom and Dad would travel, singing Southern Gospel music at churches all around Ohio and neighboring states. Once my sister and I were old enough to harmonize and wear matching dresses, those adventures became a part of our childhood.
After graduating from Otterbein University with a degree in music and theater, I ventured out to pay my dues (and my student loans). My musical journey took me through different states, various genres, and on a discovery of how much I enjoyed writing songs.
A few years ago, I had a vocal injury that halted my endeavors as a musician. My whole identity had been "Annette, The Singer", and if things took the worse turn possible, that wouldn't be my reality anymore. So, while I waited to see how things would turn out, I re-evaluated what I really was. Yes, I could sing, but at the heart of my songs, were stories. I still had the ability to tell stories but differently. I could write books and short stories.
In the end, my vocal injury wasn't as debilitating as I feared, and with diligence to my vocal health, I can still perform. However, my love for writing longer-form stories has only grown. If you would like to see more of what I do musically, please visit here.