I've seen a number of shows at Ashland Coffee & Tea, but this night was my first time playing there myself. I performed as part of the first show in the new "RVA in the Round" series hosted by Dave McKenney. There should have been four performers, but one got sick, so the roster consisted of me, Dave, and my good friend Elana Lisa.
I'll be honest here: the attendance was sparse. Very sparse. But I sure appreciated those friends that did come out for the show; you know who you are!! I hope the word will start getting out more to build a following for the series. In any case it was a good experience to play on this stage with fellow songwriters, and to focus on original music. I really liked the in-the-round format, too. I think that is preferable to each songwriter performing a full set.