Mc Lean, VA
Country / Folk / pop


Hi everyone,


Welcome to the first edition of my new newsletter ‘Adventures of a Sleepless Songwriter!’

One of my new year’s resolutions is to keep you better updated about my record, shows and life in general, so I’ll be sending out this news blast on a monthly basis.


Right now, I’m gearing up to go back in the recording studio on Jan. 30. We’re so close to finishing my little 6-song EP and I can’t wait for you to hear it! We’ll be mastering the first single the following week, so I’ve got my fingers crossed that I’ll have something up on itunes for you really soon.

I’ll keep you posted with studio clips, pictures, and news on twitter  ( and facebook (, so feel free to stop by and message me! I love hearing from you.


Looking back, 2013 was a wonderful year for me!


Over the past year, I’ve gotten to play at lots of great venues as I continued to work on my record.

I found a new love in the piano, and while I am still learning, I hope to be playing my keyboard at shows soon.


I also underwent an eight-month training program to become a Kripalu Yoga Teacher, an experience that was life-changing for me. I’ve recently been teaching classes for both teenagers and adults, and I absolutely love it.


And while we’re on the subject of new loves, this past year we rescued two beautiful foxhounds – Gatsby and Dalton – two sweet spirits who have turned my world upside down and brought so much more joy to my life!

In honor of my sweet boys, I am teaming up with Homeward Trails Animal Rescue to feature a local adoptable dog each month in this newsletter. This month, I’d like you to meet Smiley, a beautiful foxhound who loves to play fetch (pretty rare for a hound) . . .

To learn more about him, visit his page at: Currently in foster care, Smiley would love to find his forever home. He would make a wonderful family pet!


Not local, but still interested in bringing home a new best friend?  I recommend checking out . You can search by breed, age and location, to see all of the available dogs that match your preferences within a particular mile radius from you.


And while we’re on the subject of dogs. . .If you are in the DC area, keep a look out for this sweet boy, who got away from his owner in November and is still missing. Right now, he is haunting the AU Park area. To help or to report sightings, contact Janet Mihalyfi at (248) 755 – 7594 and visit

2013 was also a great year for my family!


My brother, Bill Gaal, who is also a musician, went on tour with American Idol’s Jessica Sanchez! He’s on the right in this video:

He also performed on The Today Show with Jessica and on American Idol with Colton Dixon:
My sister-in-law, who is one of my best friends in the world, continued to pursue her acting dreams and appeared on The Doctors. Check out her theatrical reel at and follow her at: 


And my Dad published two novels!

Check him out on Amazon:

Sooo. . .that’s all the news I’ve got for now! I hope you are all doing well and having a sweet 2014 so far!


Want more updates? Check out my new blog at:

In addition to this monthly newsletter, I’ll be posting regular show and music updates, photos, musings and tales from my day-to-day adventures.


I love you all!


<3 <3 <3


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