Thawed by the Warmest of Hearts ….
Although I felt like I walked into Disney’s Frozen movie (and Elsa must have been MAD), I melted 🙂 As always, I am so amazed and humbled by the incredible souls I meet on the road, as well as the profound connections created by music. Thank you to everyone who hosted the house concerts, came to the shows and supported me along the way.
Because I was too afraid to drive to and from Ira Siegel’s rehearsal space in the “worst snow storm in 5 years,” I paid $83 to an Uber driver….but Mr. Uber Driver had just seen Beth Hart the night before in NYC, and reassured me that I was opening for one of my generation’s Masters. Indeed – Beth rocks! She performs with such rawness and abandon that I can’t imagine anyone walked out of the Birchmere untouched by her honesty and passion. Here’s a fun picture of us. I never got the selfie, but I got a picture of the selfie.
After two great nights with Beth at The Birchmere, Ira Siegel (an amazing guitar player, borrowed from the Bacon Bros. and the orchestra of “Beautiful” and “Kinky Boots” on Broadway) and I met up with the talented and endearing Paul Guzzone (wonderful singer/songwriter in his own right, also the bass player in the Bacon Bros. band) for Part 1 of the Home Invasion Tour. This is where the adventure becomes most exciting ’cause we never really know what each “venue” (Living Room/ Breakfast Room/Club House/ Whatever) has in store for us! We couldn’t have gotten luckier in the draw. Our trio, together with my Godbrother/Tour Manager/Magician Michael, zigzagged across PA where we did a house concert to benefit BreastCancer.org, on to WV, back to PA and then on to VA. Each home was filled with the warmest, open hearts and delicious home cooked meals. Thank you to BreastCancer.org, Howard & Missy, Arlene, Maggie and Veronika & Jeff – they were phenomenal hosts. We filled the rooms with music, stories, laughter and yeah, a few tears (but in a good way), and hopefully we left smiles and the spirit of the songs behind, where they will continue to take on a life of their own. If you are interested in hosting a house concert, don’t hesitate to email me. I will be extending the Home Invasion Tour throughout the rest of the year – hitting as many States as I can!
3/27 Charlotte, NC Private Concert
3/28 Huntersville, NC House Concert to Benefit Different Roads Home / Call for more info: 704-237-8804
3/30 Nashville, TN – Daisy Duke’s – Aubryn’s Open Mic – I will be doing a “featured slot” during this evening & hanging out to get inspired by other writers
2309 B Franklin Pike
3/31 Live on WFIV 105.3 in Knoxville, TN Time TBA. This was the first radio station to add “Heels Over Head” into rotation and I can’t wait to go meet my “First Love” at radio.
4/16 Hermosa Beach, CA Solo/acoustic opening for LISA LOEB at Saint Rocke
Tickets available HERE! Tell your friends in the warmer part of the country 😉
I will be BACK on the EAST COAST in July – dates to be posted soon! More Home Invasions – interested? Hit me up.
More dates TBA. You can find more info and tangents at www.facebook.com/cindyalexander.music and “follow me” on Twitter ~ I’m @pnutsings. #HITour