PERFORMING ON THE TONIGHT SHOW
My aspirations to perform on The Tonight Show and have a lip sync battle with Jimmy Fallon are no longer a secret. In fact - quite the opposite. I started sending Jimmy 1-minute video pleas a couple of months ago and will continue to do so until the end of the tour. I'm beyond a fan of his brilliant talent. On a regular basis - he makes me laugh on the road while my RV is parked in a Vermont Walmart or boondocking in the middle of nowhere in Georgia. This goal might sound a lil' crazy but no crazier than this year long extravaganza. I have my lip sync songs decided on and I'm ready to rock out on that stage with one of the strongest tunes I have ever written. Click below for the latest plea. All the others are also on YouTube.
Well over halfway through! Hard to believe it's been almost 9 months and 31 states since I sang beside a cactus in Mesa, AZ to kick-off this tour. Even for a gypsy like me - this has been an incredibly transient and magical adventure. Like all true journeys - it has been filled with both divine moments and obstacles but no matter how challenging the road gets - it ALWAYS makes perfect sense when I start singing at a show. Thank-you universe for providing people to meet with hearts the size of the moon. To everyone I have been able to reach through the songs I sing - thank-you. Like my Facebook page below to be notified about my next concert! Thanks Jenks Farmer in South Carolina for this fantastical photo!
After 8 months and 30 states - it's safe to say that I like being around trees. So much about how this tour would unfold was unknown when I started back in January and there is still a plethora of unpredictability that enshrouds each and every day. A consistent theme has been to stream in nature. Others have been to drive on secondary highways to see lesser known parts of each state and to sit across from Shep in the RV between walks as we to try to read each other's mind. I was in Minnesota for the official 30th show of this tour
The average amount of states Americans visit is 8. The average number a Canadian gypsy will visit is 48. I'm on state 29. I don't know how I got here but I am well over halfway through the tour. I streamed from Lincoln, Wisconsin as I played original tunes from my older catalog and some recent compositions from this picturesque county park.
As usual, I played for people up in Canada and the US from Big Rock, Illinois. Surrounded by a cornfield and a big sky - I performed original tunes from my catalog for this hour-long stream. Older tunes and some of my most recent compositions were played. This was a beautiful county park that I was able to spend a week at while I went for bike rides and walks with my my dog on the extensive trails.
I purposefully set a loose itinerary to be available for extra gigs along the way to maximize my time in each state - ex: private house concerts, special events, concert bookings etc... If you have an event you might want to book me for in the coming months - just reach out. Whether you are in Ohio, Washington or Alabama - knowing a potential gig to add to the calendar ahead of time will help with the trajectory of this traveling extravaganza!
We are 3 states in on this 48 state tour and it seems to get better with every show! Thanks for being in the crowd, for sharing my dream and for all of your inspiring words. Knowing I'm reaching you in a some kind of positive way makes all of these miles make sense. I love what I do and the best feeling is knowing it reaches your soul. Thank-you!
I want to make every show accessible for everyone - which is why there is no charge for every concert. I appreciate the tips because there are unavoidable hard costs such as food and gas to bring you songs live every week form somewhere in the US. Again - for those who were and are in a position to tip - thank-you.
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