This is an update from this weekend.
Hopefully you're not reading this right after I send because I think we should all be outside today
I'm in eastern TN near Johnson City where I have a show tonight at Acoustic Coffeehouse, a sweet little cafe, bar, restaurant, filled with cool people who appreciate music. I start at 8pm. Visit my web site tourpage for details. If you have any friends out this way, encourage them to come!
I just finished tying a blood knot courtesy of YouTube. I was fishing this morning on the Nolichucky River (gorgeous!) when I realized the reel I just bought ($20 bucks for Shakespeare rod and reel at a Nashville pawn shop) had too little line on it. They just stocked the river so I'm sure to hook a fat one and I cannot run out of line. So, I've joined the line from my reel to some extra line I brought and I'll be good to go after this email is sent (I am typing quickly).
My touring for 2017 is winding down and recording is winding up. The band will meet me in Nashville tomorrow night and we begin pre-production on Monday. I'll have a new recording (an EP, 5 or 6 songs) for you by the end of this year or early 2018. I'm so excited to have with me my band from Cleveland. Believe it or not this will be our first recording all together. Mike Severs will once again be at the helm. We'll be recording, "What Do You Care", "A Dream" and "Lost in Kentucky", the story of our search for Adam and more. it's gonna be a goodie!
I have only two shows in December. One is on Dec. 20th at Sarah's Vineyard in Cuyahoga Falls and the other, a full band blast at The Music Box Supper Club on Dec. 21st. That's a Wed. and Thurs....It's the holidays...every night is a night out! I'll send all mailing list members a discount link for Music Box tix soon. If you are reading this and you're not on my mailing list, sign up now at www.anneedechant.com.
I know I've not been writing a lot lately. I've been traveling a LOT and was under the weather for a good 2 months (Ugh!) with some kind of bug that just hung on and on, allowing me to perform and function daily but making me feel pretty drained. So I've not been as on top of my social media. But I'm back baby!
My heart goes out to all those in Houston, The Virgin Islands (yes, somewhere in addition to Puerto Rico that seems to have found themselves in the shadows) and Puerto Rico, as well as those in Mexico and California and I know I'm missing someone but I am not when I say my prayers and when I think about what I might do as an artist in the coming months to offer some help...I've got something brewing. Also my heart is broken for those in the trans gender community who are losing their jobs as a result of a cruel and petty pen. To those of you in the transgender community, I love you and I stand with you and I will do my best to spread the TRUTH about you. I've written a song for you and I'll be recording it ("What Do You Care") this week. My heart to those of you who are challenged with an illness and working to be well. I hear from many of you about some of your fights and please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Frye and I had a great time in Daytona Beach Florida with the United Church of Christ's Florida East Region. We presented "With Music and Justice for All" at the stunning Sea Breeze UCC in Daytona. We got to present our show to a crowd of 100, many of them pastors whose congregations we hope to visit in 2018. Special thanks to John Vertigan for taking such good care of us and giving us 4 marvelous days to play in the Atlantic. I truly love this church...walking the walk, walking the walk.
An now I must bit you adeus as I hear the trout calling.
Here's a photo of my mobile camp before leaving Nashville yesterday.
This is my Forrest Gump show (eyes closed hahaha). Once you hop in the cot, you're committed to sleep. I have a skylight so I can star gaze.
I love being out here. When I'm driving toward a gig I always think, I was made for this. God made it clear to me very early on what my calling is and I am grateful. I hope you are living yours!
OX, Peace, peace, peace,