9-8-7 Tour Recap Part 3

Well, I know it's been too long since I last visited the tour re-caps, but there have been lots of new updates that have demanded my time.  I didn't want to leave anyone hanging, so here is the last installment of my East Coast Tour re-cap. We last left off at our city-walking extravaganza in Brooklyn!  After that, we headed north to a small town called Croton On Hudson about an hour north of Brooklyn.  Here is where we met a lovely distant cousin whom Rob cyber-ly met through his genealogy research.  He's really big on family history.  She was kind enough to let us spend the night and she also invited friends and family over for an intimate house concert which turned out to be a highlight of the entire trip.  Not only did we get to hang out with family, but we enjoyed sharing our passion of music with them.  It was even fun to integrate a bit of technology into the mix with a live streaming Hangouts on Air show.  And to our sweet cousin, thank you so much for the love and hospitality you showed us.  I am glad to have you as part of my family.  :)

You can check out the show we did here:


As we continued on our journey we arrived to our next stop about an hour late due to NY traffic.  Oh what a pain it was.  On top of that, it rained the whole time.  We arrived at our destination to find a handful of smiling, beautiful faces eagerly awaiting their entertainment for the night.  It was a house concert in the Baltimore area, that also happened to be a ladies night.  Not by design though.  That's just they way it turned out.  The amazing host had a great basement party room where we performed.   It was very fun and intimate.  There were also a lot of women with natural hair there, so I got to test out some of my natural hair songs from my upcoming album, "Crown & Glory."

Thank you Lydia, for being such an excellent host!

And our final stop was the ever popular Ebenezers Coffeehouse in D.C.  We gave Rob the night off and I performed solo to a house of about 50.  Not bad for my first time playing in D.C.  It was a phenomenal experience.  The venue is a quaint, intimate, artsy type place.  The kind that gives you the feel of elegant hippie when you walk in.  I opened for a very talented married couple, the Kelly McCrae Duo.

We performed on the upper level where the main room is, but never mind the loud coffee grinding noises, the audience reception was incredible.  Everyone really enjoyed my show and I for one had a blast.  :)  After being on the road for a whole week, this show was the best ending to a great tour.

Here is a video of me performing "Every Time" from my album "Genesis."


To all who helped with the booking and planning for this trip, I give a big heart felt thank you.  And to all my new friends I made while traveling, let's keep the momentum going.  Rob and I really enjoyed you and we can't wait to see you the next time.

Check out earlier recaps here and here.

This is probably my last blog of the year, so have a safe and happy holiday season and please tell Santa to bring me some new red shoes.  :)  Love you sweeties.

Your Fan, Anitra Jay