What’s in a name? How I peeled back my pseudonym & found a fresh artistic identity

Diary of a stubborn singer-songwriter

“For those of you just joining us, my name is Alma,” I rattled off into the mic. “If you like what you’re hearing, I’ve got some CDs over there”—I gestured to an imaginary merch table at my left—“and some business cards if you’re looking to connect. Just a warning, I’m a little bit—”

I paused.

“I’m a little hard to find on the internet. If you want to pull me up on Spotify, you…