As I entered uncharted waters, as a new Indie artist I really didn’t know what I was getting myself into. No mentors to show you the ins and outs of the business, I was just a chic from the country that went to Music City to launch a career.
Flying solo as someone might say, so here I am in Music City contacting people Music Row looking for that once in a lifetime break that so many others have gotten and then again some did not. I recorded a three-song demo, and did a photo shoot for my press release. The photographer was so cool and she just finished doing shoot for Darius Rucker of Hootie And The Blowfish. I missed him by a few minutes. It’s not everyday you get to meet someone famous. Better luck next time.
My second chance at performing was at a Pub on Demonbreun St near the heart of downtown Nashville. This performance was at the end of a 3-day songwriting seminar that signed up for. I must say this performance was far better than the one at the Bluebird Café. I wasn’t nervous or forget the lyrics to song. The people in the audience actually sung along with me. I sung a song that I co-wrote called, “I Need A Man” and it is on my first album called “This Is Me.”
As an Indie artist, you wear many hats. In my case, I was the artist, financial backer, administrative guru, and executive producer. I had no clue what the executive producer does, so I just smiled and agreed with the producer. No the music business isn’t a walk in the park.
I hope you become a loyal fan and get a copy of my album “This Is Me.” If you love blues music and artist like Tracey Chapman and Frazey Ford you will enjoy the album.