And in the end Doria and I chatted for about an hour or so about fundraising for the IMC. That woman thinks BIG. On top of being a mind-numbingly cool musician she's such an incredible organizer. She hooked me up with some backdoor contact info for some big name artists who (who knows) might be willing to help us out with some fundraising/outreach kind of stuff. Maybe a big benefit show. She's so networked, I'm so proud that she plays our dinky little (compared to, oh say, Lillith Fair....which she has played) shows. :)
I feel like indymedia can only go up from here. I'm finally getting the hang of this shows booking thing. I've had two really successful shows in a row and more on the way. I'm digging it.
And what other artist besides Ripley Caine gives their promoter/soundguy a friendly hug as greeting and goodbye? I love working with nice people. It's shit like that that keeps me doing this crazy folk music booking thang.
And Eleni Moraites just gets better every time I see her too. Her set was longer than usual and every moment was captivating. Her voice is so beautiful, her sound is such dark and gooey goodness like a cookie.
I have so many good recordings of shows now.