Tuesday, November 3, 2009

New Site/New CD Coming (sort of)

New Website - I'm working on a new website that will integrate all aspects of my life - music, TV segments, therapy, relationship articles, speaking, family life, etc. Fingers crossed that it will launch by the end of the year!

New CD is a "best of" with 2 NEW songs. I'm itching to get back into the studio with my favorite producer John Hancock to record these new songs. I've been performing the song "God's Signature" for the past few years at my women's workshops, though it hasn't been recorded, and I'm finishing up the second song this week. Release date is May 2010.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

A peek into my "other" life

Some of you may not know that in addition to being a musician, I'm also a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and director of Wasatch Family Therapy clinic. While they may seem like separate "careers" you can easily see the overlap in the intregal themes in my songwriting: relationships, emotional well-being, and self-exploration...make sense

Though most of my TV appearances have been musical performances, throughout the last 2 years I focused on finding ways to use the media to teach relationship skills and emotional health. After a short hosting stint on KJZZ's "Home Team", I began contributing segments on KSL's morning show "Studio 5". Here are several topics covered this year. If any catch your eye click through to watch video & read web article.

KSL TV Segments:
Understanding Your Emotional Style
Toss Your To-Do List!
How To Be An Involved Grandparent
That's What I Like About Me: Accepting Your Strengths
Find Inspiration In A Female Mentor
Do Your Emotional Family History
What Will I Do When My Child Disappoints Me?

Here are some other related media print, TV, online articles:
Christians and Infidelity
Are Online Marriages Happier?
Facebook & Grief
Jeans for Genes: Eating Disorder Awareness

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


Most of my co-writing experiences have been me taking my songs to someone else to help me refine them, but last Sat. I had the chance to co-write with a amazingly talented artist helping him refine his original songs. I wasn't sure how it would go. Four hours flew by and I was blown away by his fresh style, amazing voice & piano skills, and his humor. Can't wait to introduce you to his music (his tentative album release is next Spring). In the process I realized that I actually had learned a few things about the songwriting process over the past 25 years.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

"Make Enough of Me" Music Video

Watch my one and only music video "Make Enough of Me" online. My friend Butch Adams (photographer/videographer/editor) and I shot this one day a few of years ago. Enjoy!

Friday, February 27, 2009

Your FAQ's...

Q: I'm trying to find the CD or song_________. Where can I purchase it?
A: ITunes! Most of my CD's are currently out of print but all are available for download HERE.
(Except for "Julie" circa 1988 which is better left in the 80's cassette era!)

Q: The most common questions is "Where can I get sheet music for your song __________?"
A: Unfortunately, very few of my songs have been published in sheet music or songbooks. Here are the songs/songbooks that are currently available.
Keeper of the Flame
Hands of Heaven
Window to His Love

Take Me There
Feel The Fire

Also currently available for purchase & download online:

Q: Do you have performance tracks (instrumental music with out the vocals) available?
A: Yes, but only for the CD "Home". Instrumental performance tracks are available for download at ldsaudio.com

Q: I have a songbook that is out of print. Will you give me permission to make copies?
A: I actually can't give you the permission because Deseret Book owns the copyrights. They will need to give you permission to make copies sheet music or of recorded songs. Contact DB for copyright info here!

Q: "I'm trying to find contact information for your Dad, Lex." or "I need to track down a cassette that I had on my mission that was produced by your Dad in 1975."
A: Probably not, but you can email my Dad directly.

Q: Are you related to the people who produce "Signing Time!" DVD's?
A: Yes! I'm a huge fan, and not only because my 2 sisters produce it!"

Q: Will you come and do a concert or speak at our ______ event? How do I schedule you?
A: Yes, but it depends on the event. In order to limit time away from my family, I am only speaking/singing for larger women's groups giving a presentation called "Preventing Emotional Burnout: Secrets to Self-Care for Women." To schedule this presentation email me!

Q: What's your favorite CD that you've produced?
A: Dive Deep, the one that very few people have ever heard of.

Q: Are you the therapist Julie Hanks?
A: yup, that's me.
Did I miss any of your questions? If so, please post a comment!