It’s been three weeks since my amazing record release party, attended by 100+ people, at the fabulous Rockwood Music Hall. At the after party immediately following the show, I was asked multiple times, “So, what’s next?” I really had no answer, as all of my efforts in the months and weeks before had been poured into the release show. In my ideal world, I would have had a tour mapped out which kicked off immediately following. But, I could only do so much, and I wanted the show to be great; I thought it would be better to give it my full attention, and then plan a tour afterward.
Three weeks post record release show and I feel like I can finally start thinking and planning again. I have a short list of places I will definitely go: Albany, DC, and Rochester. The “Places I’ve Lived Tour.” I will plan for a trip to California early next year. And then there is an exponentially longer list of places I want to go, which is everywhere. Touring has always been a part of my dream. When I didn’t have a job, I didn’t have the album done yet, so it didn’t make sense to tour. Now that I have a job, I can’t just hit the road for an extended period of time, so I will do weekends, federal holidays, and vacation days. Maybe call it the “PTO Tour.”
I’m excited to do as much as I can. For the Albany show, I’d like to have a full band, similar to my NYC record release show. It would be great to be able to get the band from the NYC show to come up for a night — perhaps logistically challenging, but you never know.
Updates to come!