Archive: February 26, 2012
Well, here I am. At the beginning of another beginning. I am packing my things, moving out of the house I’ve been staying in for the last month, cleaning, becoming acquainted with Season 5 of Dr. Who (Oh my goodness, I FINALLY understand what all the fuss is about), and saying goodbye to my sweet dog Daisy, whom I have to leave in portland but who I will be re-united with in 5 weeks. I can not WAIT to see her again. I had forgotten how hard it was to leave animals when I was leaving on tour. My last dog, Dutchess, was very hard to walk away from when I would leave, and she was always mad at me when I got home, but would get over her anger soon enough, and we would have a great time until I left again. Daisy is sad when I leave but never mad when I come home. Just hungry for a nice cuddle. So it will be nice to come home, road weary, and snuggle up with my wonderful dog.
I leave early-ish tomorrow for Northern California. Wine country. And I am really looking forward to it. Monday, I am going wine tasting with the kind gentleman who booked this show for me and then the tour begins! I may or may not make a stop in San Fran on the way to Fresno, CA to see friends. I am sort of flying by the seat of my pants. And then I get to stop off in one of my favorite cities, Fresno, to see family, some friends, and kick around by myself in downtown Fresno, before playing one of my favorite venues: the beautiful and historic Tower Theater. Trying to decide what I am going to wear for this occasion. But I know this! I am looking forward to seeing all of you. The rest of the shows are listed bellow. What is listed as TBA I will email out next week. I am just waiting on the actual details. If you see an open date (as in a gap between shows) and you would like to fill it – please email firstname.lastname@example.org . Otherwise – I will see you very soon.
Wish me luck. I am so excited about this year! We have completed a three song demo of the new album and I will be personally handing it to people at SxSw in hopes that we can either get funding for the release, pick up a label to distribute the new album, or make friends to go on tour with in the future. Maybe all of the above I haven’t EVER done this before and I’m mostly going to be depending on devine appointments – those of you who know me know well that I am terrible at elbow rubbing and hob-nobbing. Mostly, I just want to make friends and maybe get lucky and extend that group of friends who I call family. 🙂 I am even going into the inner bowels of Nashville to get some music business junk sorted out (I have historically avoided Music Row like the plague. Even when I was living there). If that’s not proof that I’m excited about the new album, I have no idea what is. 🙂 But I am most excited about seeing my friends that I call family in Nashville, going to the 1960′s dance night with Bex, and hugging. I am planning on doing a lot of hugging. I will also be trying to spread the word about a potential Kickstarter page that I am gearing up for. If we fail at picking up manufacturing and distribution for the new album then I think this is going to be the way we end up going to bring this baby of an album through the gestation period.
I look forward to seeing all of you. Please spread the word. And again – if you post one of the videos of me performing (either Muevete, or the newest one of Losing – both are bellow this post) I will send you free music. Thank you guys!
TOUR KICK OFF!!!
LIVE IN SONOMA, CA!!! FEBRUARY 28, 2012
Kat Jones @ Murphy’s Irish Pub In Sonoma!
464 1st Street East
Thursday, March 1, 2012 FRESNO, CA Tower Theater 7pm $5 Saturday, March 3, 2012 Los Angeles, CA The Purple House 327 S. Avenue 20, Los Angeles, CA, 90031 8pm $5 Suggested Donation w/ Gayle Skidmore Sunday, March 4, 2012 San Diego, CA Hard Rock Cafe w/ Gayle Skidmore 4-7pm Free Tuesday, March 6, 2012 Phoenix, AZ TBA w/ Gayle Skidmore Wednesday, March 7, 2012 Albuquerque, NM TBA w/ Gayle Skidmore Thursday, March 8, 2012 Lubbock, TX TBA w/ Gayle Skidmore Friday, March 9, 2012 Amarillo, TX The 806 w/ Gayle Skidmore Saturday, March 10, 2012 Oklahoma City, OK We need help on this one guys!!! 🙂 w/ Gayle Skidmore Sunday, March 11, 2012 Dallas, TX TBA w/ Gayle Skidmore Tuesday, March 13, 2012 Austin, TX SxSw TBA Wednesday, March 14, 2012 Austin, TX SxSw TBA Friday, March 16, 2012 Nashville, TN Brick Factory Cummins Station Suite 126 “Works In Progress” – An abrasiveMedia Showcase Featuring works by David Landry – Visual Artist Rebekah Hampton – Fall Dance Company Kat Jones – That’s me y’allNichole Lim – Living Manequins Robert Cortner – Metal Worker 7pm $10 in advance / $15 at the door Purchase tickets here: http://abrasivemedia.eventbrite.com/ Wednesday, March 21, 2012 Nashville, TN The Basement 10pm Free Kat Jones & The Oscillators Kat’s first full band show in 4 months!!! This is also going to be the place of her… “Hey! I am in town! Come and hang out with me!” Party. 🙂 Still booking the 22nd – 28th! Email email@example.com if you’re interested in booking a dateMarch 30, 2012 Fresno, CA Audie’s Olympic Tavern w/ the Soma Holidays 9pm $6 21+ Tickets Available Here: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/85769/