Happy New Year - Raising the Bar

Happy New Year everyone!  Are you ready for 2013? Anitra Jay

For me, this year is all about raising the bar.  I know what I'm supposed to do, I just need to do it better.  Better shows, better performances, better networking, better decisions, better, better, better.  I can't wait to see what good things this year has in store.  I know one thing for sure, Rob and I are taking this show on the road to Canada!  Yes, we have a performance date in Canada this October.  I'm actually in the process of mapping out ideas for an upper east coast tour to compliment our Canadian gig.  So if you're somewhere on the East Coast and would like to host a house concert this Fall, please let me know.  Or, if you know of a venue that would be suitable for my act, please let me know.  I would love to come to your part of the world!

One of the big lessons I learned last year is the importance of presentation.  It doesn't matter how good you are, if your presentation is sub-par, you will be seen as sub-par, hands down.  I had a situation where I submitted my information to a network of musicians which would have helped me increase exposure, but my submission elements were not as professional as I would have liked.  So I was rejected.  That was a hard time for me because I have all the qualities of what it would take to be a part of that network, but the things I submitted for review were of poor quality.  You know videos, photos, web site - that sort of stuff.  It was a hard, hard lesson to learn, but I needed to learn it.  So I raised the bar on things that I put out like music, photos, artwork, packaging.  It's all relative to the eye of the beholder.

Well, that's all I have for today folks.  Thanks for reading.  Peace, love, and music.