Coming Up

This past weekend in Cape Girardeau, MO was a TOTAL success for me. Incredible. I felt like a visiting monarch. My Cape fans and friends showered me with flowers, packed the house both nights, and couldn’t have made me feel more welcome. I’m so grateful to have had such a positive reception for my first concerts there.  It’s safe to say that I’ll be back!

The coming weeks will be full of win, too. I play Chicago this Saturday at Chi-Fi’s Geekapalooza, and then I get to give a concert at my college on April 10th! Crazy, humbling and wonderful, that, and it’s something I’ve always wanted to do.  I was hugely inspired to become a touring performer by the touring performers who came to campus to give concerts when I was a student.  It’s gonna be cool as hell to stand where they stood and sing to the current student body.  I hope everyone enjoys the show, and I hope at least one person gets inspired by it!

On April 12th I’ll be with my Big Bad Gina sisters and a host of talented others (Summer Osborne, emma’s revolution, Holly Near, Ginger Doss, Wahru Cleveland) at the Amazon Music Festival.  You wanna be there for this if you love powerful women rockin’ out for all they’re worth, standing in their power.  My concert will be at 2pm, and the awesome continues straight on through the day and into the night.  Click the link above for more info on all the performers and to get tickets!  Festival pass is $50, $25 for students with valid ID, and free for kids ten and under!

Then it’s back on the road for a St. Louis show (at last!) on April 17 (tickets here), ANOTHER Chicago concert with Alec this time (woohooo!) on April 18 (tickets here), and then a return to Pegasus Books in Madison on April 19 (tickets here – cheap seats available through April 1st). All of this is my way of ramping up to FKO and another run north of the border with Heather and Ben, which will be yet another glorious gem in the crown of my springtime. Can’t wait to share more of my new, blues-and-jazz influenced goodies with you all!

Just yesterday evening I heard about the weekend landslide in Washington state.  Many of my Seattle-area friends and fans have checked in to say that they’re all right, and I hope to hear more good news.  My heart goes out to those directly impacted by this event, their families, their community.  That part of the world is precious to me, and it’s awful that something so scary has gone down.  Sending my love to the Northwest, always.