This past weekend I played my first out of town gig in support of my debut EP and in over all support of my solo Americana act.
I drove down to Knoxville, Tennessee and performed on WDVX’s Blue Plate Special.
I’ve been playing music in front of live audiences for approximately half my life, yet, this new adventure had me nervous. I wasn’t worried so much about making mistakes because I practiced the songs that I played more times than I could count. It wasn’t stage fright; I’ve put in my 10,000 hours and then some. It’s just something about this new project and wanting to show how proud I am of what I’m doing.
I played two songs and then was interviewed. After the interview, when placing my fingers on the guitar to play the title track from my EP – Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin’, my fingers were shaking. I had to do a quick deep breath and reset. I saw a wife whisper something to her husband – I can only assume she was making mention of my shaking hand. Then I played. It wasn’t stage fright, it wasn’t fear, it was simply positive nervous energy.
The archive link is expired as two weeks has past. I have been given a copy of the show and will be doing something with it in the future. I’m not sure what – stay tuned.
Here’s a link to the station. Check out their Knoxville flavored programming.
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