As a career musician basically from that point, Darla has since opened for several national acts (Joe Diffy, Billy Dean, etc) with Sammy Sadler and other artists. Through music she has met many interesting people, including John Walsh, Donny and Marie Osmond (appearing on television with them), Sheryl Crow, and Sara McLachlan to name a few. She spent a summer playing bass at Six Flags Over Texas in a regular season show and has traveled with former band, Blanche Fury, on 4 different overseas tours which took her to Finland, Iceland, Croatia, Macedonia, Germany, etc, and twice to South Korea. Darla is currently playing with Ciao Bella, which was established in 1999 and is still going strong! Although her musical experience is diverse, Darlas favorite bands are No Doubt, Hole, and Aerosmith.