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Posted: July 25, 2009 02:45 pm (-05:00)
James Dalton
Getting Back On The Road

Things have been different over the last year. Before, I was quite a busy guy in music. Always on the move, wearing out the tread of my tires up and down I-95, small talking the porters at the Greyhound Stations, trying to catch some sleep on the overnight trains in Eastern Europe, hopping flights across the country and around the world, navigating connections, making it to gigs both big and small. But for the last year or so, I decided to stick around NYC and try to dig my feet in for a spell, since for years, I hadn't really dug in anywhere, let alone slept in the same bed for more than a few weeks at a time.

It was time to chill, get some job and get into the city's exciting music scene. So now, after a year of putting in my time at Terra Blues (Manhattan's only blues club) as a promoter and a manager, I need to get out of here! So, with probably one of the busiest fall and winters of gigs and travel, last week I dipped my feet in the waters a little and boy was it refreshing. My last car died on the way back from a short run in TN a couple years ago, so now, my touring legs have been on the busses, trains and, if it warrants, a rental car which is what I did last week. Back were the days of long drives, Jersey Shore to Baltimore, Trenton to Pottsville. Back were the nights of crashing with fans and dining with strangers.

But, the reminder, the reason to do all this running around, the sleeplessness, the going broke at the gas pump, etc: the feeling of getting in front of the audience and the excitement of trying to move them. With luck, they may even buy a CD.

So now that I did get my feet wet, I look forward to the fall.

Please feel free to keep checking this little blog out in the coming weeks as I will be discussing all kinds of things including the adventure of a guy trying to get back on the road. :)

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