It's been awhile! Playing an online concert is a way of performing new material before heading out on a lil southeast tour in June, and reaching those who live in the many areas I won't be touring through anytime soon!
Two hours of discussion + Q&A about my experience as a full-time musician. The term "songworker" includes the various artistic and administrative tasks involved in bringing music from the realm of private creation into the ears of others. This interactive discussion is recommended for those who feel they'd benefit from being able to ask me direct questions pertaining to craft, workflow, finances, and lifestyle as a mid-career musician who takes a mainly D.I.Y. approach.
I'll mostly speak to the kind of hands-on career trajectory I'm familiar with. Currently I'm self-managed, self-releasing my recordings, and handling my own bookings. I've had good working relationships with small labels and booking agents in the past. I've learned a lot by discussing the pros and cons of D.I.Y. versus having a team with various musician friends over the years. Being a songworker is an amazing and challenging career that I'd like to see more of us thriving in. Sharing knowledge and resources, and knowing one isn't alone in the struggles particular to this line of work is something I find so beneficial.
Upon registering you're welcome to send suggestions in advance (email@example.com) about topics you'd like for us to cover. Two hours will fly by, and hopefully the gathering will serve to bring this conversation into other forums!
25% of proceeds will be donated to Music Makers Relief Foundation, founded in 1994 by Tim and Denise Duffy to "help the true pioneers and forgotten heroes of Southern music gain recognition and meet their day-to-day needs". (Tim created the tintype portrait illustrating this event.) Read more about their mission here: https://musicmaker.org/
Please note: This discussion is free for all of Diane's Patreon supporters: patreon.com/dianecluck
The night will open with spoken poetry by Dawn Herrera with Diane's set to follow. 7pm doors, 7:30pm concert. Indoors or outdoors, weather-depending! Advance tickets or by suggested donation at the door.