In February or March, I was sent a message on Reverbnation telling me about a showcase at the Hard Rock Cafe in Nashville. I had to sell 20 tickets for $20. I’ve been around the industry long enough to know that the main purpose is to raise money for whomever for whatever purposes. I realized that and was okay with it. I had my own reasons for agreeing to it, so I signed up and was able to sell my allotted tickets, plus some. That gave me a bit of confidence. That I could sell that many $20 tickets was nice thing to know. It’s nice having so many warm supporters… it gives me warm fuzzies inside. 🙂
Anyway, the day of the gig dawned. I wore my awesome green dress. I rocked the Hard Rock! Here is a video of one of the songs I performed. It’s called “News To See” and is from my most recent album “Black Ball.”
I actually went not expecting much, except to give my ticket buyers a good show and make a few contacts. The gig was long- I mean really long. Long like, “I need to drink 7 or 8 coffees, because I was falling asleep,” long. Long like “pretty much a 12 hour gig” long. Everyone of the artists that I met were really supportive of each other. There weren’t any cat claws. It was really nice to be around a group of artists and not have to deal with that. Anyway, we played fourth and had to wait from about 6:30 until 1:30ish to find out who won the “encore round”.
Lo and behold, it ran so long that the encore round was skipped. But they did three winners of one-on-one consults instead. The first two were bands. I thought for sure that this girl, Loretta Hill, would get the third spot. I LOVED HER SET! I can’t find her online though, which I am disappointed about. I was honestly surprised when they called my name out as the last consult.
On Friday, I have my consultation. What I am not expecting is a record deal. What I am expecting is some really great advice. And I’m looking forward to it! 🙂