Circumstances have been pointing me in the direction of going after bigger things for years, but I wasn't in the right frame of mind before now, and I didn't have any support. I can't do everything all by myself, now I have help, so...
I like Reno, I like the clear skies, I love the small town feel, and I love that there are a lot fewer angries here, but as I said, if I'm going to exchange blows with people in the business, and other musicians, I might as well be somewhere where the rewards are worth it
Things slow down in Nashville during the winter months - as it does in most places, so it's likely the places will be more intimate - might be easier to talk to people, meet people. The plan is to not only go to songwriters' nights, but to also play behind other artists and songwriters. Playing lead guitar or other instruments behind artists is fun and even exciting for me - always has been. Jam sessions are a thing of the past, but where I'm going, there are open stages all over that town. Yes, I fully expect to be unwelcome, kicked, gouged, lied to, screwed with, and whatever else, but I'm sure I'll land a few good right hooks of my own :D .
So, hey, my stalkers, haters, detractors, vindictive asses - y'all go suck an egg.