The Italians are coming! In just 2 weeks we have a very special concert at the Soiled Dove Underground in Denver, opening for Hippie Tendencies from Verona, Italy! This is a really big concert for me as it kicks off my manifested dream come true!
I have always wanted to perform in Europe and thanks to Facebook, that dream is going to become reality.
Last fall, I was right in the middle of working on my new CD project and noticed that a friend of mine from high school who I haven’t seen in over 25 years, Lisa Simmons, had friended me on Facebook. I noticed that Lisa’s profile picture was of her in a recording studio. We started a discussion and discovered that we were both singer/songwriters working on new projects. We cheered each other along throughout the CD birthing process, and started the ‘what if’ discussion about touring in Colorado and Italy along the way. Lisa wanted to come home to Colorado to perform for the first time in 20 years and I have always wanted to play in Italy. Before we knew it, the idea for a ‘band exchange program’ was born.
I am hosting Hippie Tendencies during their two-week Colorado tour in September, opening for them at the Soiled Dove and a few other smaller gigs throughout Colorado. We’ll reverse that in Italy when I go there next spring to headline shows.
Hippie Tendencies is a great funk/jazz/pop/rock band that is Indy at their core, with music that defies categorization. It’s a fantastic compliment to my new music and we are both looking forward to helping each other by singing backup and exchanging musicians both here and in Italy.
Don’t miss the big show at the Soiled Dove on Saturday, September 18. Tickets are $15 in advance and available at www.soileddove.com.