I've been profiled in this week's East Bay Express, in connection with Friday's upcoming Accordion Dreams reading and concert at Mrs. Dalloway's in Berkeley.
It's a wonderful piece by Anneli Rufus. It's also my first profile/review in a real newspaper!
Let's see if I can post the link:
So it's little daunting, especially since she goes right to the heart of the matter: How to reconcile the public and private sides? It's an issue for so many writers, especially for those who write memoir, of course. Many of us consider ourselves private, even introverted, by nature.
But for me the contradictions are heightened, considering my day job (psychotherapist) and the newer passion that is the subject of my book: playing the Cajun accordion. Performing on stage.
I've thought about this, of course, but it's the first time I've had to articulate anything about it. Including the fact that the two roles, psychologist and musician/performer, aren't as diivergent as you might expect.
Causes Blair Kilpatrick Supports
Louisiana Folk Roots, National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, Habitat for Humanity/Musician's Village New Orleans, Doctors Without Borders