I usually focus on singing during my concerts, but this time I choose to do something new – not only did I perform songs from each of my 4 albums, but I also shared personal stories about my life and the recording process. Thursday was also the first time I’ve done a such an intimate show: no band, no background singers – just me, my guitar and the music.
New experiences can be scary, but as I’ve learning more and more – sometimes those are the most rewarding. It was great performing songs like Faithful and Beggar’s Cup again after all these years, and talking about how I got over a breakup. The show felt like dinner with a friend I hadn’t seen in years.
After the show, I usually go into the audience to thank people for coming, and while doing so I could see the love in people’s eyes and hear the gratitude in their words – its nice to know that I’ve been the source of joy in someone’s life.
I’ll be returning to Billie’s Black this Thursday, October 24 at 8 pm. Admission $10.
271 West 119th st
NY, NY 10026