Just wanted to give you a quick heads up of all the things I’ve been sharing about. Today is Day 263 of my songwriting challenge on YouTube. I made a pact with myself that for the final 100 days (starting in, gulp, two days), I would share at least a clip of each song on EVERY platform I exist on. Website, Facebook (personal and private), Instagram, Twitter. Trying to get myself over my need to be a chameleon. I work with kids and maybe I internalized a need to have a “works with kids” self, and an “adult” self. Maybe it’s cuz my old songs used to have swears? I don’t know. It was rare, but it would make sense…
Played a 2.5 hour kids gig last month with the Grand Haven ArtWalk and that’s when I realized I’m mostly all-ages friendly, as a human and in general, and I needed to stop segmenting myself and hiding my experience. Even my “darker” songs are not that dark according to some folks. Olivia Mainville followed me at a DAAC show once, and called my songs “wholesome” (saying it was hard to follow that with her vibe, personally I think she’s fun 🙂
Anyway, in other news, I’m playing lots of shows these days… just updated the show list, but as always it’s WAY easier to follow me on FB or Instagram to stay up to date. I forget this exists because it’s so dang non-interactive and I don’t think about whether anyone is listening or reading this. But if I copy it and send it as a newsletter?… yes I should do that 🙂 That’s a little better.
Here’s some upcoming shows, hope to see you at one!
(all shows are JiTR, except *=with cloudlight)
11/7/2017 – Joni Mitchell Birthday tribute – One Trick Pony, Grand Rapids MI. 7-10pm https://www.facebook.com/events/1961616787459512
11/16/2017 – Msg for details, Chicago, IL (or visit my sort of joke event page to ask questions or for updates: https://www.facebook.com/events/1530704300348126 )
11/19-20/2017 – Wisconsin, TBA.
11/21/2017 – Seward in-home show, Minneapolis, MN. https://www.facebook.com/events/777502559123126/
11/25/2017 – Wisconsin, TBA
11/26/2017 – Northern Michigan, TBA.
12/2/2017 – Tom Waits Tribute Show – Bell’s Eccentric Cafe, Kalamazoo MI.
12/2017 – 4th Annual Holiday Sing-Along Show – Muskegon, MI – Date & Venue TBA
1/19/2018* – The Pyramid Scheme, Grand Rapids, MI – Local Showcase #20 – GR meets The Lakeshore – w/ Jes Kramer, Van Lente, cloudlight, & Frankie & Myrrh
That’s all for now! Stay tuned for lots of posts coming soon… I hope you’ll follow along. It’s been a VERY strange journey, learning to be more public with my work. Not my natural setting, but a reaaaalllly good challenge. As I sometimes think I’m not a real introvert, more of a wounded extrovert. If you want to hear more about that, I write about it a lot on Instagram, and some on FB.
All the best!
p.s. if you missed it, I now have a way for people to buy my rainbow cloud merch online! Would love to see pics of anyone wearing these 🙂 ❤ https://jessicaintherainbow.bandcamp.com/merch