Music on the Road Explained
Who says you need to be signed to go on a music tour?
In summer 2016, I combined three of my favorite components — music, traveling and writing — into one trip. Packing my baby Casino-like companion and portable amp, I spent the summer busking in some of the most culturally rich American cities, soaking in and contributing to each music scene. Some destinations were familiar to me — like Nashville, D.C. and my birth city, Atlanta — but most were new.
My goal in busking across the states was to learn. And learn I did.
Below are my blog posts from that summer, and the cities I visited.
Washington, D.C. — June 6-9, 2016
Nashville, Tenn. — June 10-14
Asheville, N.C. — June 21-24
Atlanta, Ga. — June 25-26
New Orleans, La. — June 27-29
Austin, Texas — July 1-4
Santa Fe/Albuquerque, N.M. — July 6-9
San Diego, Calif. — July 11-13
Los Angeles/Santa Monica, Calif. — July 14-18
San Francisco/Oakland, Calif. — July 19-27
Portland, Ore. — July 28-31
Seattle, Wash. — Aug. 1-3
Salt Lake City, Utah — Aug. 5-6
Denver, Co. — Aug. 8-10
Chicago, Ill. — Aug. 12-14
Detroit, Mich. — Aug. 15-17
Pittsburgh, Pa. — Aug. 18-20