Posts Tagged ‘ musical tribute Nina Simone ’

The New York Chronicles: SOLD OUT Show!

21st July 2013 | 0 Comments

Crazy, miraculous, overwhelming – call it what you will but I’m still reeling from it. My Musical Tribute to Nina simone at City winery NYC sold out!! My first NYC club gig was a sell out. No matter how I say it – it still seems like a dream – a dream in the distant [...]

The New York Chronicles: How It Came About.

29th June 2013 | 0 Comments

I am three days away from my gig at City Winery NYC. I don’t feel panicked or super nervous, though I am sure those feelings will come in the final hours. I feel peaceful, excited and most importantly – prepared. Dare I say it? I can’t wait to show ‘em what I got! This journey [...]

The New York Chronicles: 36 Hours in the Big Apple, Part 3

25th June 2013 | 0 Comments

My last 12 hours of my 36-hour NYC stint to self-promote the Nina Simone show at City Winery NY was spent being treated to lunch and walking around as much as my knees would allow it. After flying in on no sleep, battling stairs, heat, and public transportation, I took a long nap followed by [...]

The New York Chronicles: 36 Hours in the Big Apple, Part 2

21st June 2013 | 0 Comments

What an adventure! What a pain: 6AM flight on no sleep, buses, subways, steamy subway tunnels and finally a nice nap before I ventured out to embark on my mission – promoting my upcoming City Winery NY show. Read all about that in Part One. Part Two continues the adventure: The venue and the concert [...]

The New York Chronicles: 36 Hours in the Big Apple, Part One.

21st June 2013 | 0 Comments

I had a 6AM flight. I did not sleep the night before and so I traveled to NYC on no sleep. I got picked up by a dear soul (my friend Lisa) who brought me “snacks for the plane!” who offered to come round for me at 4:30am. (I’d have to mention the other angel [...]

The New York Chronicles: The Plan

17th June 2013 | 0 Comments

I depart for NYC tomorrow at 6AM. The plan is to go to the venue and get a feel for the room, the staff, the vibe and promote my show by handing out postcards at their outdoor music and wine festival featuring The English Beat. Weather forecast: thunderstorms. Oy! I’ve been spoiled by City Winery [...]

Russell Brand, Howlin Wolf & Nina Simone

14th June 2013 | 0 Comments

I was just inspired by three truly unique performers. I know it’s an unlikely grouping but if you think about it – they have some important similarities: uniqueness, individuality, control over their own careers, intelligence and they are/were fantastic. It is the individuality of these three artists that has touched me. A British comedian, a [...]

The New York Chronicles: Excitement!

13th June 2013 | 0 Comments

My New York Street-Team Leader just picked up my fliers for my City Winery Show NY on July 2. It feels real now for some reason. It’s been in the distant future for so long. I am happy that the flier says it will “SELL OUT!” Ahhh … The power of words. That one little [...]

The New York Chronicles: From Panicked to Hopeful.

4th June 2013 | 0 Comments

Last night I sang at Petterino’s Monday Night Live which is a pro open mic night hosted by two dynamic women who happen to be my friends. Some of the other guest singers were from the touring casts of Broadway musicals playing here in Chicago (“Book of Mormon”) and from the musical “Jungle Book” which [...]

The New York Chronicles: Social Media

2nd June 2013 | 0 Comments

We are entering the final stretch. My Musical Tribute to Nina Simone at City Winery NY is just a month away. I have gone through all kinds of panic over this show. Mostly, I have been traumatized over ticket sales but I have done much work thus far to promote this show. It has been [...]