Blogging Til I Win a Grammy: Day 1,272

Post #69 of ANNIE B.’s D.I.Y. MAGAZINE

This week’s progress:
Now have 1600+ people on the ABVC mailing list.
Just about to hit 15,000 views today or tomorrow for the Jennifer Song on YouTube (right now at 14,986 views)
Texting list continues to grow.
Got 4 venue recommendations in Nashville for our showcase for Velocity Records this fall.

Tonight is my interview with WUWM’s Bruce Winter to talk about Indie MKE – the compilation disc created for Artbeat in the Heat!!! Soooo excited about that!!!

My personal life has been pretty crazy the last 2 months, and with the busy performance schedule for the band and myself solo, I have been overwhelmed. Moving my mom to a new place, handling the flooding in my home, and a nasty-looking car accident have kept me very busy for the last 3 weeks.

Back to business. The plan for this fall & winter is to have ABVC playing in Milwaukee every 4-6 weeks, and playing out of town every weekend we’re not playing here. Just booked us at Craky Pat’s in Neenah, WI for the last weekend on Sept, YAY!! Our goal is to be playing Kenosha, Oshkosh, Madision, Chicago, Rockford, La Crosse, Eau Claire, Green Bay, Whitewater, Wausau, Rhinelander, Steven’s Point, and anywhere there’s a decent indie-music venue in WI & No. IL. Venue suggestions are always welcome!!!

This summer I also realized how many, many, many festivals & summer concert series all over the state we should submit to play for next summer. This will be another daunting task which actually starts this fall. Some of these folks are taking submssions starting in the fall… so we need to start communications with those folks next month already!!!

The summer is not over yet, but it’s quickly coming to an end. THANKS to all our friends and fans who have been able to support us this summer. This is only the beginning… our first summer where we were booked every weekend. But momentum-building is an all-year-long thing. Club/bar season is starting. Lots of work to be done!

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