Saturday, September 19, 2009
I took this picture in Black Moshannon State Park, near State College, Pennsylvania. The first gig on the first tour I ever did was in State College back in the fall of 2006. The next day as I was headed back to Ohio I stopped at this state park to hike and kill some time. I really like this photo because of the contrast of the dead trees (this was mid-November) with the greenery poking through the dead leaves on the ground. Its a very beautiful park, and if you are in the area some time I highly suggest a stop.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
So I am currently working on my second European Tour, which I will be embarking on in January of 2010. Just like last time (Jan./Feb. '09), it will be just me, my guitar, and my backpack, riding the rails and buses of Europe. Unlike last time, this will be more business than pleasure, and I will probably spend a shorter amount of time in each city. Cities that I know I will hit for sure are Prague, Budapest, Vienna, Ljubljana, and Parma, all cities that I played the last time through. I also plan to hit Germany this time, as well as hopefully Belgium, the Netherlands, and France, and I already know that I will be starting in Rome, so I will be trying to get a gig there and in other Italian cities along the way.
If you are currently living in any of these parts of Europe, have lived there in the past, or have close friends or family there, I would appeal to you for any help you can give in the way of finding gigs. Booking shows in foreign countries is a daunting task for this folksinger, as language barriers and a lack of experience over there often get in the way. By help, I mean that if you have any information on venues that I should play, please send them my way, and if you have any interest in hosting a house concert in your home let me know. I played a wonderful house concert in Prague last time, and would love to do more. Just send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and I can give you more information on house concerts.
Also in the works for 2010: A tour to the west/southwest in March, for sure including stops in Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, and everywhere in between, as well as a tour to Alaska in July.
Now back to work for me!