35 US States, 145+ shows, 48,000+ miles driven, 12,000+ miles flown ...
I know I say it every year, but I love this life. I love getting to see the world, and getting to share my stories and my songs. This year was my first full year in New Mexico, and I learned to really love the location of this vast and gorgeous state. I took a little more time off this year to focus on creating a home and a relationship that has meant so much to me.
This year I also wrapped up recording on a new record, which will be coming out very soon. Believe me when I tell you, that I am struggling with wanting to release it so badly, but also wanting to make sure that I give it the press and fanfare that I truly believe it deserves.
2018 took me to a few new places in the country, including my first shows in Montreal, Arkansas, Nebraska, and New Orleans. I saw fireworks over Niagara Falls, rocked a biker bar in Idaho Falls, grew my relationship with Aloft Hotels all over North America, played on the beach in Ft. Lauderdale, enjoyed music with friends at Off the Record Music Festival in Atlantic City, played my first Whiskey Jam in Nashville, and enjoyed a blizzard here in Albuquerque.
2019 is the year that I hold nothing back ... the time to put everything out there is RIGHT NOW. I am aiming to put out THREE new albums. Two acoustic EPs and my much anticipated EP produced by Kit and Chip. On top of all that, I plan on playing shows in all 50 states, as well as adding a slate of European shows. I am also working to change up my live performances with some brand new songs, and some reimagined versions of old tunes, and entirely new covers and mashups.
I also am looking forward to reconnecting with my house concert people, so if you are interested, send me a message or an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I hope that you all are ready for a big year. I know I am.
Thank you for always being there, for always supporting what I am up to.