Thumbnail
I loved getting to open up for Ludacris at the Wilmington Azalea Fest!

I loved getting to open up for Ludacris at the Wilmington Azalea Fest!

#girlonabudget  #storyboards #musicvideo #selfmade #single #Alittletoofaraway #johanna #mymusicaltimes #dowhatyoulovelovewhatyoudo #yomoments #tobecontinued #staytuned

girlonabudget #storyboards #musicvideo #selfmade #single #Alittletoofaraway #johanna #mymusicaltimes #dowhatyoulovelovewhatyoudo #yomoments #tobecontinued #staytuned

I continue to love and pursue acting as well!

I continue to love and pursue acting as well!

Going to be featured on a local Nashville TN podcast! Stay tuned! Also excited that I've started Invisalign!

Going to be featured on a local Nashville TN podcast! Stay tuned! Also excited that I've started Invisalign!

I'm featured in the Wilmington Nc Newspaper!   
#encore

I'm featured in the Wilmington Nc Newspaper!

encore

Back in the studio recording my new single 'Prove'

Back in the studio recording my new single 'Prove'

#yomoments #mymusicaltimes #studiotime #prove #dowhatyoulovelovewhatyoudo

yomoments #mymusicaltimes #studiotime #prove #dowhatyoulovelovewhatyoudo

Womens march
Such a wonderful benefit last night, huge thanks again!
#yomoments #mymusicaltimes #myholidaytimes #giveback #dowhatyoulovelovewhatyoudo #thereel ##localartists #benefitconcerts

Such a wonderful benefit last night, huge thanks again!

yomoments #mymusicaltimes #myholidaytimes #giveback #dowhatyoulovelovewhatyoudo #thereel ##localartists #benefitconcerts

Blog 1
5555
Thumbnail
Blog and events
Post
Post
Post
Everybody, including me, setting up now here at the Farmers Market at waterline. Starts at 5. Come on out!  
#yomoments #mymusicaltimes #dowhatyoulovelovewhatyoudo #tuesdayfarmersmarket #waterlinebrew

Everybody, including me, setting up now here at the Farmers Market at waterline. Starts at 5. Come on out!

yomoments #mymusicaltimes #dowhatyoulovelovewhatyoudo #tuesdayfarmersmarket #waterlinebrew

2222222222
Events and blog
Blog 2
Blog 1
Blog
Blog 2
Blog 2
Blog 1
Blog 1
OUR NEW GIRL TRIO COMING SOON !

#idontthinkyourreadyforthisjelly

OUR NEW GIRL TRIO COMING SOON !

idontthinkyourreadyforthisjelly

Blog 1
Blog 3
My hero. My Dad.

My hero. My Dad.

Rain or shine, it's joggy time, but DAAMN! That was quite a little storm to be caught in. What is it about me and storms? Bring it on Mother Nature! ūüėĄ
#cardioqueen #lovestorms #yomoments #neveradullmoment

Rain or shine, it's joggy time, but DAAMN! That was quite a little storm to be caught in. What is it about me and storms? Bring it on Mother Nature! ūüėĄ

cardioqueen #lovestorms #yomoments #neveradullmoment

BIG thanks to Anchors Bend Way for having us!
#jackjack180band #mymusicaltimes #johannawinks #yomoments #dowhatyoulovelovewhatyoudo

BIG thanks to Anchors Bend Way for having us!

jackjack180band #mymusicaltimes #johannawinks #yomoments #dowhatyoulovelovewhatyoudo

Screenshot 20170704 104803
Screenshot 20170702 194630
Blog 5 and pics
WET HAIR DON'T CARE !

WET HAIR DON'T CARE !

Wireless Mics are my new best friend!

Wireless Mics are my new best friend!

She's my bestie

She's my bestie

Blog 2
Blog 1
20170621 154617
We, Yo Trio, were honored to share the stage with  Falling For Tuesday, Chasing Opal and Striking Copper at the Downtown Brooklyn Arts Center in Wilmington NC !

We, Yo Trio, were honored to share the stage with Falling For Tuesday, Chasing Opal and Striking Copper at the Downtown Brooklyn Arts Center in Wilmington NC !

Blog
Screenshot 20170507 004109 2
It was such an honor to get to perform for a large group of World War II vets !

It was such an honor to get to perform for a large group of World War II vets !

I had an absolute blast performing before almost 9,000 people opening before the Jason Derulo concert!

I had an absolute blast performing before almost 9,000 people opening before the Jason Derulo concert!

20170331 180334
At The Thalian Hall Theater !

At The Thalian Hall Theater !

Come see our performance of  'They're Playing Our Song'  at the Thalian Hall Theater thru Feb. 19th! 
#workingitout #dressrehearsal #techweek #thalian #dowhatyoulovelovewhatyoudo #theaterlife

Come see our performance of 'They're Playing Our Song' at the Thalian Hall Theater thru Feb. 19th!

workingitout #dressrehearsal #techweek #thalian #dowhatyoulovelovewhatyoudo #theaterlife

Come see our performance of  'They're Playing Our Song'  at the Thalian Hall Theater thru Feb. 19th! 
#workingitout #dressrehearsal #techweek #thalian #dowhatyoulovelovewhatyoudo #theaterlife

Come see our performance of 'They're Playing Our Song' at the Thalian Hall Theater thru Feb. 19th!

workingitout #dressrehearsal #techweek #thalian #dowhatyoulovelovewhatyoudo #theaterlife

Take your broken Heart and make it into Art”
Getting a trio together!

#staytuned

Getting a trio together!

staytuned

Two
One
First
20161110 140030
CHECK OUT SOME OF WHAT I'M DOING IN THE MUSICAL THEATER WORLD in the link below!

http://www.starnewsonline.com/news/20161108/hannah-block-is-among-characters-in-musical-mrs-world-war-ii-wilmington
Post 4
Post 2
Post 1
Stay tuned for more info on this upcoming film I star in!

Stay tuned for more info on this upcoming film I star in!

Here's a sneak peek shot from rehearsal for a new musical production, Mrs. WWII, put on by the Thalian at the USO in Downtown Wilmington, where I will star as Frances, the lead!

Here's a sneak peek shot from rehearsal for a new musical production, Mrs. WWII, put on by the Thalian at the USO in Downtown Wilmington, where I will star as Frances, the lead!

Come see me star in a new musical production!

Come see me star in a new musical production!

Ted's Fun On The River!

Ted's Fun On The River!

#MYNORTHCAROLINATOUR  !

MYNORTHCAROLINATOUR !

First
Come on out to the Brooklyn Arts Center tonight!

Come on out to the Brooklyn Arts Center tonight!

THIS is my actual first gig in Wilmington NC !
See next gigs reschedule below...
;-P

THIS is my actual first gig in Wilmington NC ! See next gigs reschedule below... ;-P

!RESCHEDULED!
Date changed, same time  BUT  on Saturday October 8th !

!RESCHEDULED! Date changed, same time BUT on Saturday October 8th !

I wanted to say a special thank you to my amazing bandmates, high plains bank, the ribhouse  and all of YOU who came to our show earlier this month at prospect Soundbites!  
Also, a fond farewell to Colorado, for now.
I heading to North Carolina, follow me there! <3
#thankyou #abundantlygrateful #soundbitesprospect #theribhouse #highplainsbank #newfriends #timeofmylife #mymusicaltimes #dowhatyoulovelovewhatyoudo #johannawinks #nevergiveup #johanna #yoyo #johanna #longmontartists #ontoanewadventure #lifesajourney

I wanted to say a special thank you to my amazing bandmates, high plains bank, the ribhouse and all of YOU who came to our show earlier this month at prospect Soundbites!
Also, a fond farewell to Colorado, for now. I heading to North Carolina, follow me there! <3

thankyou #abundantlygrateful #soundbitesprospect #theribhouse #highplainsbank #newfriends #timeofmylife #mymusicaltimes #dowhatyoulovelovewhatyoudo #johannawinks #nevergiveup #johanna #yoyo #johanna #longmontartists #ontoanewadventure #lifesajourney

Johannna winkel and the band prospect
Aaaaaaaaaaahhh
Pooooooooo
Post 2
Post 1
Come get down with Johanna and her band in Prospect for the big SoundBites Fest where she will also be selling her EP's and enjoy the food trucks and beer garden.
Featuring Dave Preston, Kenny and Tony on guitar, Jon Powers on drums, Ian Anderson on bass and special guest rapper Ryan Western!
ADMISSION IS FREE!!

Come get down with Johanna and her band in Prospect for the big SoundBites Fest where she will also be selling her EP's and enjoy the food trucks and beer garden. Featuring Dave Preston, Kenny and Tony on guitar, Jon Powers on drums, Ian Anderson on bass and special guest rapper Ryan Western! ADMISSION IS FREE!!

Hiiiiiii
Post 1
Img 20160707 123330
Screenshot 2016 07 06 11 27 51 1
Music video shoot in a Boulder County graveyard for my single  Shadow!
#staytuned

Music video shoot in a Boulder County graveyard for my single Shadow!

staytuned



               STOP AND SMELL THE ROSES?             6-21-2016


This month!
*Joined a softball team
*Shot my first professional music video (not quite ready for viewing yet..stay tuned..)
*I've successfully planned and booked a triple EP release party for next month at a wine club
*I performed outside and it started storming but I kept playing anyways (like a boss, haha!)
*I left/dropped my music manager Mark with Rosner Management (which was the right thing to do)
*I performed with my dad for the first time and he played drums
*I wrote a song about a family member very dear to me, so true and heartfelt that I can't perform it yet without crying......
            But I don't think many people would find those things %100 relatable....
            So what do we got? A bunch of bullet points right? Like a checklist!

Do you ever feel like your whole life is a checklist? Task after task that we must fulfill to feel productive and awesome and great and praise worthy, admired, impressive, keep moving, get ahead, HURRY UP.... ?   It's all about perception isn't it?
Sometimes I worry that my dreams and goals are turning more into disappointing aches and heart breaks, if I cannot seem to reach them and feel as if i'm not getting anywhere.
I feel myself changing....
I want to stop and smell the roses, I don't want to be stressed or afraid of regret or the unknown or expectations that I have on myself and societies on me, or at least what I THINK the expectations are.
Sometimes I picture our tiny world and us and our problems even more tiny and insignificant amongst this vast beautiful infinite atmosphere and galaxy... And rather than feeling depressed or unimportant in the grand scheme of things, I love the idea! It takes the pressure off, you know? Like our problems really aren't that big of a deal so we should just relax...
Too much?
It's easier said than done, huh?  True, I know, I can't argue with that!
So how do we slow down this roller coaster of a thing we call life?
I have no clue. I'm still figuring that out and trying desperately not to get overloaded and overwhelmed in the process. 
Knowing I should get more specific about what I want and why I want it and if I don't achieve or get THAT specifically, is that okay? Will I still love myself? Will I still be good enough? Is there a different way of looking at it that could ease my pain and open a different door?
I don't know!
But I DO know that I want to find out and I want to discover a way to remain undisturbed and serene.
Give myself permission to Stop And Smell The Roses without fretting about what I must do next in this life.... Im scared.... It's nerve wracking.... but it's my truth right now, and maybe I can find peace in that, maybe it's okay that I am not feeling ahead or certain...just accepting the now....
#thoughts?
#emailormessageme
#tobecontinued
#stopandsmelltheroses
#dreamorheartbreak
#ineedahug

YO
 
Daddyyyyy
Screenshot 2016 06 10 22 04 03 1
Img 20160610 115131
Screenshot 2016 06 10 07 54 18 1 1
LongmontStartupWeek (@longmontstartup) tweeted at 6:06 PM on Thu, Jun 09, 2016:
Great music with @Johannawinks, right now @t_roostlongmont! After hours #lsw16. Do it! #longmontstartupweek #Longmont
(https://twitter.com/longmontstartup/status/741059010275725312?s=09)

 
Screenshot 2016 06 08 21 02 03 1
Screenshot 2016 05 29 15 56 31 1
DIGGING DEEP TO NEW EXPERIENCES                      5-20-2016


Well its safe to say I have reeally been feeling the love this month!
Oh and before I forget, HAPPY LATE MOTHERS DAY!!   <3
I could go on and on about my amazing beautiful strong mom, but my fingers would fall off before I finished writing about that. She is basically the best there is and ever will be. She will forever be my hero and best friend. I love her.
A video I posted as a lil simple tribute to her can be found on Facebook at this link below..

https://www.facebook.com/johanna.winks.1/videos/1193020540721787/


Onto music!  I discovered a video of me performing at one of my shows a couple weeks ago getting hits all over Facebook and I saw it was a stranger I did not know who apparently is a fan and has been following me around to all my shows and sometimes posting videos of it. 
Of course I friended them immediately!
It felt so good to get that kind of recognition and interest from someone who I had never met, you know?  Wicked reassuring!  Doesn't it just feel revitalizing to feel special to others?  Yep, most def!
Furthermore, at my next show, a family I also did not know made a reservation to see me play,  double whammy!
So, now changing lanes,   it's universally known that drums are the back bone to a song, I LOVE drums and real syncopated rhythms.
My dad got an electronic drum kit! Its like a real drum set but all electronic and you plug it in and can get all sorts of sounds.  My dad rehearsed with me the other day with it for the first time ever! I felt really good jamming around together.
How nice to be able to share what you love with your family.
ANYWAYS! I've got some new opportunities in the works...
I am starting a GoFundMe/Kickstarter to help fund a tour, my tour hopefully all across north america. And I've found a foundation called In Between local here in longmont who specialize in helping domestic violence survivors and the homeless get back on their feet and out into the world and onto a healthy life. I am a big advocate for this particular subject matter. I am also seeking out Charities for Eating Disorders. I would like to include and promote these in my crowd funding, kinda like a  ''You scratch my back and i'll scratch yours''   type of thing.
Who doesn't love music videos? I know I do! Thanks to social media I've networked and connected with a few up and coming film makers looking to expand their portfolio, and I am officially storyboarding and planning two music videos with them for my songs 'Mystery Guy'  and  'Shadow'. But you'll have to wait on those details as they unfold, but it will SOO be worth it so pleease stay tuned!
I have been really digging deep and as a result have launched myself into these new experiences. 
Scary but exciting for me.
I'm working on a side project now with my friend Ben who also plays Cello for me. its an unplugged acoustic EP.
This is the first time I've done an EP completely by myself with just one other, and get this, I'M playing the music too!
Usually whenever I have recorded I would hire studio musicians to play for me and I would just sing and produce.  
I never believed I was very good at guitar so I was nervous to ever try recording all just myself. Throughout this process I've gotten pissed and upset because recording guitar is hard! It's gotta sound freakin' perfect!
But that's just it
It isn't perfect. 
My playing and singing isn't perfect, but its got passion and character and personality and I know this particular EP will elicit  goosebump-level  reactions.
For the first time I am embracing that I am not perfect and non of this is. Maybe thats the beauty and soul of life and this existence as we know it?
This acoustic unplugged and very personal EP should be done sometime this summer.
2 songs out of 8 on it are bran new songs I've written. 
The first is called 'Sweet Tea' ,  a metaphorical tune about missing someone and pining away until they come back to you, if they ever do.  The other song  I am calling  'Perfect, As We Are' ,  centered around eating disorders and all who battle and struggle with them and what it is like to go through that.  
I have, so this is very dear to my heart and I feel is the bravest most honest song I have written so far...
As I said earlier,  digging deeper leads us to new experiences, whether painful or exciting and refreshing, we can only hope to become the best version of ourselves in the crazy process and inspire and help others along the way, as we go...
#tobecontinued

YO
 
13087575 1184876904869484 6384034455541224762 n
13006610 1176999302323911 2050670093166160406 n
Screenshot 2016 05 19 21 43 21 1
Screenshot 2016 05 12 19 08 55 1
Screenshot 2016 05 12 19 08 46 1
Screenshot 2016 05 12 19 08 46 1
Screenshot 2016 05 12 10 03 47 1
20160512 193743 1
Img 20160429 115222
OPTIMISTIC SPRINKLE   4-20-2016



You know how it can be difficult to be aware of and feel your own progress when you are living your own life day to day? You fear you are running in place. Well nobody should ever feel alone in that, I'VE been there and still struggle with it at times. However this month has been a whirlwind of new experiences and progression that has proved to be scary and overwhelming but also new and exciting!
My EP, 'Bending Hearts', is officially out and ready for eager ears. It's available on my website under the music tab.
http://www.johannawinkel.com/
It's my baby so I've been wicked excited about it but truthfully not quite as excited as I am about this next EP that I am in the process of mixing now. I am calling it 'Shadow'.

My 'Shadow' EP is one of heartbreak, confusion, pain, inspiration, new love, strength and self discovery. 
My goal is to have it out within the next months time!
I will be featured in two magazines coming up, more on that as it develops in the near future, also crowd funding and hopefully late summer tour!

Now bouncing over to the acting performance part of my carreer!
I have a couple of indie films coming out this year. One of which is called 'Max And Chase' which I recently took a trip to St. Louis to do some ADR work for. 
ADR is where you go into a studio and watch yourself on a screen in a scene and re-record your dialogue in the studio that didn't record very well live on the actual shoot date.
((I hope that made sense??))  hehe
I have always been one who has extraordinary attention to detail and I am definitely a perfectionist so this was a challenging and awesome experience. As you watch yourself you really have to put yourself back into that scene, that moment, that world, that day, and make it as real as you can for both yourself and the audience, who will eventually be watching the film. 
The last thing you would want is for anyone to pick out that your voice doesn't sound terribly authentic in one particular scene. 
There was sweat and tears but I feel I executed it to the best of my ability and that is the one rewarding feeling that keeps us all going, am I right?  I think YES!
To wrap it all up,  I've completed a new song that I am calling 'Sand In My boots'.
Have you ever gone on the perfect vacation or fallen so deep into an intoxicating fantasy dream type of love that you felt as if you were on vacation and never wanted to return but had to and then you face that inevitable  day-after-christmas-feeling?
Well THAT'S what this next tune of mine is about but I have given it a sort of optimistic sprinkle at the end.
I mean, after all... don't we all need a little optimistic sprinkle? I know I do!
Life is supposed to be fun and invigorating! Not exhausting. I simply feel it shouldn't be 'little work and no play'  but rather  'Lots of play!!'    ;-P

#tobecontinued

Yo
Img 20160416 234400
Img 20160416 234520
Screenshot 2016 04 15 09 58 58 1 1

"POOOOF!" 3-11-16 

Hi all! Johanna Winkel here! 
Wow what a month! 
To start, my dad, my hero, wrote a passionate cover story about me in the local newspaper here that he works for. It took me aback at how much he admires me. Don't you love that? Having to take pause and marvel at how much someone loves and appreciates you? Dude... Such a pleasant surprise. 
I learned the whole story of James Taylor's early life and have discovered a newfound appreciation for him and his music... have you listened to 'Blossom' or 'The Way She Moves'? 
DO IT!! 
Those songs have been stuck in my mind, following me around like a shadow everywhere I go. 
And Valentines Day was the perfect time to pore out all my lovey dovey tunes for all the local couples here in Boulder County. 
Another FIRST for me was being asked to autograph one guys forehead and then another guys arm at one of my shows. Of course I happily obliged! :-)
I've been working like crazy on some new music. This music is particularly personal this time. A song I wanna call 'Remind Me' or 'Snapshot'.  Picture this... 
A guy introduces himself to you one day, you can tell he is interested in you, he is tall, dark, handsome and successful. Remembering of course that HE initiated it, NOT you.  So you start hanging out, he is a drummer too, and so you start gigging together as well. Spending more and more time together and growing fonder of each other, until one day... 
'POOOOF!!' 
He freaks out, starts over thinking everything and decides to take a step back and then pull away entirely. claiming to be afraid of commitment and other things, when you never even asked him to commit in the first place!  
He breaks your heart.  
Then you slowly slip back into friendship and he finds a new girl and you have to meet her and it seems pretty serious... Ha! 
Ever happened to you? 
Now, I am NOT pining away here, seriously, I've moved on and have seen things about him that would have been positively dreadful to deal with in the long run. But he hurt my pride and ego! That is something that is hard to get over. I wanted to be the one to lead him on and then push him in the mud and leave him out to dry! 
Fine, maybe its a wee bit immature, but I know some of you can agree and relate! 
Anyways writing a song about it totally helped! We all need to do certain things to make peace with something, can I get an amen? 
Nevertheless what I am most excited for at this moment is a new project! I will be shooting a music video for my song Mystery Guy, NEXT MONTH!!  I'm working on the storyboards and am hoping it will turn out awesome. 
I plan to make it a somewhat comical music video that all can relate to!  
Just you wait, its gnat be wicked awesome!! 
#POOOOF 
#storyboards
#johannawinks 
#playingitbyear 
#tobecontinued 

YO

















 

#creepy 2-22-16 

Okay so I will admit that I've been told by friends and family that I watch too many scary movies...... FINE! 

But Psychological Thrillers are great adrenaline rushes, am I right?! 

Anyways, just hear me out, okay?? 

I'm currently living in a hundred year old house. I've been here about a year and I swear I've had some experiences that I cannot explain. I wasn't truly especially freaked out until I mentioned it to my landlord and then he (reluctantly) proceeded to tell me that I was not the first to come to him with these complaints. 

*shivers*   *creeped out* 

Things like the television or computer turning on  on their own or me seeing someone dark standing still or walking towards me plain as day in my peripherals or when I practice my music and feel someone rush up right behind me, like I could feel the presence, palpable!  

I've heard sounds coming from up in the attic, where I live. Like urgent heavy footsteps rushing and stomping around. 

And then just the other day I was upstairs getting ready for a run and my door flew open!  

Like SERIOUSLY??!!!!  

I gasped thinking maybe it was the dog or cat, but no.  No one or thing was there. That I was aware... 

So I had to share it and with this little video, so I wouldn't feel so alone and terrified. 

Hopefully my next blog will NOT be about something scary! 

Pray for mee!! 

YO  

#creepy 

#tobecontinued

FIRST BLOG EVERR! 2-3-16 

Hi! 

Here is my FIRST BLOG EVERR! 

Everybody has a passion, whether or not they are aware of it or allow it to reveal itself. 

My passion? Music, singing, performing, songwriting, basically everything that whole artsy fartsy category. 

All of my songs are centered around people, friends, family, life situations and....GUYS....who will have to remain nameless as we progress into my personal soap opera of life and these blogs.  

It started when I was little. If there was anything I felt strongly about I would sing about it, whether it was curled up under a table or dancing across an amateur auditorium stage. 

Then I discovered GUYS, and thats when the songs began to flow out of me. 

Guys can be infuriating, disappointing, scary, stimulating, exciting, fun, heart breaking, the list goes on, as i'm sure all you ladies can agree.

I was hesitant to show my gift to the world, to the big scary music executive men in suits, to be more specific. 

But I finally forced myself to and its been scary and exciting. 

I feel like I am starting to get on track but still a little uncertain. 

You know that feeling when you are climbing up the ladder to the high dive at the pool and you are holding your breathe the whole way up because you are scared of this new confidence you have while also debating bailing and climbing back down to safe ground or what you might find at the top? If you will make a mistake, get let down in utter disappointment or achieve your greatest desires and get a taste of the kind of success you dream of?  

Well that's where I am at. And it helps to know that I am not alone, none of us are. 

I can't wait to see what happens next! 

It's important to always believe in yourself and remember that life is a journey, not a destination. 

YO 

#tobecontinued