Well, so far the response to Fresh Water In The Salton Sea has been overwhelming.
Thanks to you, it’s already been the biggest album of my career… and it’s only a few weeks old. Music has been the way in which I have made my living for the better part of a decade, so believe me when I say that the response thus far has made me feel really really good. It’s also been my biggest book release to date, but if you’ve been following along that probably comes as no big surprise, since it’s my first. I’m a glass-half-full kind of guy.
The release tour rolls on– I’m wrapping up most of Texas this month, and then I’ll be heading east for shows in Mississippi, Alabama, North Carolina, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee. After that, my friend Matt Skinner and I will be closing out a rather successful 2011 with a handful of shows in Italy. I’m not going to lie– I’m pretty excited about all of this.
2012 is hanging out just around the corner, and I’m excited to see what it will bring. Big changes, I bet– but that’s pretty much what every year brings when you live you life between the lines of a song as I do.
With the arrival of 2012 comes one of my favorite times of the year– house concert season. That’s right– it’s the time of the year when it gets pretty chilly outside, and the notion of a warm night at home has a way of creeping into the thought process, as follows:
“Man, that guy I like is playing a show downtown tonight.”
Yeah, but did you see the weather report? It’s supposed to be, like, 20 degrees.
“But I really like his music. I’ve seen 20 degree weather, and I’m still alive, right?”
20 degrees. You heard me, right? You have a bottle of wine in the kitchen. 20. As in degrees.
“Oh… yeah. Hmmmm.”
I understand where you’re coming from… and trust me, if I didn’t have a show booked in a town that was experiencing sub-artic weather, I wouldn’t go out either. BUT, that doesn’t mean you can’t experience some quality live music, right?
I’ll come to YOU. You can invite your friends, your family, your co-workers… anyone you want! After all, it’s your party. Shoot me an email: info (at) drewkennedymusic.com if you’re interested. I can work with you to fit any budget, any date, any place. House concerts are my favorite shows that I get to play, and I play them more often than not during the colder months of the year. So, give me a shout. Even if it’s a “well, I’m kind of maybe thinking about sort of…” Let me know. I’ll work with you to make it happen… and you will, in turn, be the coolest person in your group of friends for all of 2012. Not bad, getting to wrap up that title so early in the year, right?
If I’m on my way to a town near you, come out and say hello. I’d love to meet you. You are, after all, the reason why I have a job.
Here’s to a successful conclusion of 2011!