Over the past 20 days, I’ve had the opportunity to play 4 shows, all of which were completely different. The first show was at Jackie Robinson Park, which is just breathtaking. This show was very special to me as it also featured two artists/friends that I admire greatly. Also, there was a great sense of community. As the three of us performed, children from the area gathered and danced to our original music. At the end of the day a bunch of them ran over to us with paper asking for our autographs. It really warmed my heart. The second show was at Tammany Hall for a SESAC showcase. This place had a killer sound system! I personally felt that was my best show to date. I forced myself to talk to the audience that night despite feeling awkward on stage the next show was at PIANOS for an event called Stevestock. This was by far my favorite venue to play at. I felt the most like a “rockstar” in that environment. The energy the crowd was giving off was insane. I even had some new “fans” come and talk to me afterward. The last venue I played was Culturefix, a very hip and quirky art gallery, to take part in “Make Music New York” This show was the most intimidating to me since I was singing in a bright white gallery space with all the lights on. It was definitely the most intimate setting. Either way, I am grateful for every chance I get to perform even if it scares me to death. By the 4th show I finally felt (almost) confident that i knew all the words to the songs I was performing.