~ ~ Heads Up, Portland & Seattle! ~ ~
This July, I have plans to head out to Portland, OR. I’ll be attending the World Domination Summit and working on some big, big ideas, and will play a few shows while I’m in the area. I’ll be in the Pacific Northwest between July 5 and July 15, so if you would like to host a house concert (or know someone who would) between Portland and Seattle in early to mid-July, or if you’re willing to help me spread the word about gigs in the area, please let me know!
If you are on Facebook, please let your friends (in Portland, Seattle, or anywhere really!) know about me by sharing my music page. The news almost always hits here first! www.facebook.com/kimjenningsmusic
~ ~ Shows! ~ ~
THIS WEEK! Thursday, February 2 – 7:00 PM
Tupelo Music Hall
2 Young Road, Londonderry, NH
Open Mic Feature!
This is a fantastic open mic in a wonderful venue for live music! Sign-up 6-6:50, open mic starts at 7:00. I’ll play ½ hour set at 8:30. If for some reason you can’t get to New Hampshire, you can see me live on Concert Window – be sure to adjust the time for your time zone!
Friday, February 24 – 7:00 PM
The Coffee Loft
406 Lincoln Street, Marlborough, MA
Split bill with Ashley Jordan!!
The Coffee Loft is a new coffeehouse in the MetroWest area. With great Yelp reviews for both their food and coffee, and owners that support local music, you can’t go wrong. I’ll be splitting the night with the amazingly talented Ashley Jordan – and since I also sang harmonies on her last CD, you can be sure we’ll be singing together at some point during the night. I’ll be on from 7-8, and Ashley will be on from 8-9.
~ ~ Birch Beer Records News: Vote for Dan Cloutier! ~ ~
Dan Cloutier’s CD “Blind Willie’s Lighthouse” has been nominated for Album of the Year by a Solo Act in the Limelight Magazine Readers’ Poll. How cool is that? I’m pretty honored to have been a part of his CD. It would be awesome if we could all help him win. Voting is only open through this week. Can you take one minute – right now – and go vote for him? He would be ever so grateful if you did.
Vote for Dan here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/limelightmusicawards
If you also wanted to share this link with anyone you know, that would be pretty awesome too. Thanks for spreading the BBR love!
~ ~ More News and More Blogs ~ ~
In big, big, life news – I’d mentioned some change was on the way a couple of emails ago. Well, the change is here – I’ve rearranged my work schedule (thanks to my awesomely supportive boss at work), cut my hours back at work, and have more time at home with family…and more time for music! I’ve wanted to do this for quite a while, and after thinking and thinking and thinking, then planning, planning, and planning some more, it finally came to be as of the 1st of the year. I am so blessed to have this opportunity and am already making the best of it – I’ve written a bunch of new songs already, and I know that there are more on the way. I’m also starting to think about recording again, and just putting the words in writing makes it that much more real. I’m kicking it up a notch, as they say – and I’m so, so excited to have more time to really do it!
I’ve been writing about this journey in my blogs for Mamapalooza. If you want to get a sense of where my head is at, click to read more!
~ ~ Looking Back and Looking Ahead ~ ~
2011 was a great year! I did my first “out of the region” music trip to Austin, Texas, I got to sing and play on more recordings (Dan Cloutier, Ashley Jordan, and Lori Diamond & Fred Abatelli), Birch Beer Records added 2 new artists (Tom Smith & Oen Kennedy), BBR’s Levi Schmidt’s debut “Like Water” turned 1 year old, and I met so many new wonderful people.
In 2012, there will be more music on the way. You can be sure of that. And, I know for certain I haven’t thanked you enough. I am pinching myself daily that life is this good.
Thank you so much for listening,