Wow, another year gone by and here we are again ready for the lucky thirteenth annual CKDCF fundraiser in the 100 degree blistering heat of England's very own Sahara desert, the Lake District! It gets so hot you need wellies. So pack your swimsuit and get your mankinis ready for action. 2015 is going to be a celebratory year in aid of one of our most loyal supporters, the wonderful Mr Peter Watson who sadly passed away last year. Peter was an integral part of our event and we will struggle to replace his energy and commitment.
Good day to you all. I am delighted to announce my upcoming House Concert Tour which will be visiting The Great Lakes region of Illinois and Michigan at the end of September. It's been quite some time since I was in the neighborhood so I am particularly looking forward to making some new friends and of course seeing some old friends if they make it to one of the shows. All the shows are new Hosts so I'm not sure if I will know anyone there or not.
Ladies and Gentlemen, after six weeks of recording, wrangling, correcting, re recording, laughing, sniffing, reading and talking, I am exceptionally proud and delighted to reveal to you House Concert Expert, THE AUDIO BOOK. All you people who don't like to read can now put the audio book on in your car or your headphones and enjoy the experience and information. I recorded and recited the book myself so I had a large learning curve in which to familiarize myself with before I could let this book out into the world. But here it is.
JUST TO BE VERY CLEAR
I am receiving a growing number of emails asking about my touring status. Many people misunderstood what I said last year about not touring any more. What I said was ' I am not touring the UK with a full electric band'. But I want to be very clear. I will continue to tour acoustically for the rest of my life and I will continue to perform House concerts for the rest of my life. And if someone pays me $100,000 I might even go back on my word! I look forward to seeing you all soon.
If you are a musician interested in earning a living outside the confines of the traditional music industry, or someone within that industry who wants to expand your horizons and income, then this is the book for you. This easy to follow volume contains the blueprint for successfully mastering the unique and often nuanced world of the House Concert performer. Written by Francis Dunnery, one of the early pioneers of House Concert culture, everything you need to know about making a living as a musician on your own terms in right here. Do yourself a favor and pick up this book right now. ( First review by Paddyfan in the ibook store)