Saturday, November 20, 2010

Weekend Warrior Tour update

It is now mid-November, and Shawn and I, AKA Prester John, are about 2 1/2 months into our "weekend warrior" tour, 2010-2011 edition. For those of you unfamiliar with what we do, our first CD / recording was released this summer on the innova record label, titled "Desire for a Straight Line." since its release, we have been playing about 2-3 shows a week all over the northeastern US, ranging as far as Baltimore, MD and Rochester, NY. Tonight finds us in Hartford, Connecticut, practically our own backyard, at a wonderful space called the Studio at Billings Forge.

For the most part, the tour has been good to us. Feedback from our audiences and from critics at the shows has been universally positive, and the simple fact that we have been playing our material so often in front of an audience has allowed Shawn and I to polish that ever elusive stage presence / persona that is so critical to engaging that audience.

Other big recent news from the duo includes the fact that the new recording made it onto this year's grammy nomination ballot! The odds, of course, of becoming one of the five finalists in whatever category we were listed in are slim to none, but it is still another layer of recognition for what Shawn and I are trying to accomplish with our music.

I hope to use this new blog space to post my own musings about music, the music business, audiences, performance, and pretty much anything else related to my professional life, and I welcome each of you reading to add your comments to anything I talk about. I enjoy the art of the dialog, and I look forward to sharing ideas over the months and years to come.

Thank you for reading.

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