Viva Victoria!

Gracias for kicking off my first tour of 2016 with a beautiful bang Victoria! 

Honestly after over 20 years in the music game I admit I'm still making things up as I go....touring, gigging, juggling the many trades that come with this career path. (Publicist, manager, agent, booker, designer, printer, artist, driver and on ad-nauseum.)  

Yes, I still love it. The often painful challenges are ultimately rewarded when I get to play shows like I just have in Victoria. The simple joy of sharing my music, being heard and experiencing a room filled with avid listeners and enthusiastic clapping hands of appreciation is what makes sense of all the other stuff that, quite honesly, can drive ya bonkers! The scales of 'bonkers-ness' are, for now, realigned. With this wind in my sails I can return up North for other shows and prepare to do it all again in Victoria in a few months. 

 

4 gigs in 2 days in Beautiful Bendigo

4 gigs in 2 days in Beautiful Bendigo

Thanks to Bendigo City Council's Summer In The Parks Concert it inspired a whole summer regional Victoria tour. Even when I was based in Victoria for years I never actually did so many rural gigs like this ever before! 

From the rollicking Gold Dust Lounge to a vintage wooden tram rolling through Bendigo to a gorgeous old Church then on to the good old Aussie pub of Ballarat's Eastern Station Hotel to the newly renovated gem of Castlemaine's Bridge Hotel.  

The rural back-road drive was a refreshing joy as I am so often driving endless barren highways.  

 

 

Feeling the groove at The Old Church On The Hill, Bendigo

Feeling the groove at The Old Church On The Hill, Bendigo

Rocking with my Texicans, Australia Day at The Retreat Hotel, Melbourne

Rocking with my Texicans, Australia Day at The Retreat Hotel, Melbourne

The backroad to Castlemaine

The backroad to Castlemaine

strummin at The Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine

strummin at The Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine

...then my bro Jeb appeared and treated us to a few songs!  

...then my bro Jeb appeared and treated us to a few songs!  

Abbie & her fave hat (again) 

Abbie & her fave hat (again) 

Two fine humans and songwriter- muso's I recommend you check out: Freya Hollick and Joshua Seymor!  

Two fine humans and songwriter- muso's I recommend you check out: Freya Hollick and Joshua Seymor!  

Thanks Victoria! I'll be back soon...

Abbie

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