The Night Before the Tour….

So today was a pretty full day. I’ve got everything done except for getting a haircut, and packing up my suitcases. 😀

I started the night by catching one of my favorite San Diego Singer/Songwriter’s Jeffrey Joe play at Cosmo’s in La Mesa. He played my favorite song of his! (Even though he was saving it for the end of his set.) I then ran back to my pad, grabbed all my new gear. (Thanks SWEETWATER SOUND!!!) and headed off to Mueller College for my gig.

(Jeffrey Joe on the left, his friend with incredibly long fingernails on the right....)

I played to a pretty empty room, but that’s all good. I wanted to just be fresh on some of my newer tunes. For some reason I couldn’t get my loop pedal to feed into my new amp. (I think it’s a problem with the pedal, but I’ll figure it out in a bit.)

I’m pretty nervous, excited about the tour. I think I’m worried about the LA show the most. (Room 5- 9:00) You’d think after living in a place for a year that you’d meet alot of people and they’d come out and support, but LA is one of those cities, where there’s something going on every night, so you’re lucky when people come. (And just so you guys know…. I absolutely appreciate whenever anyone comes to a show. Don’t ever think… “oh, I’ve come to 5 of Josh’s shows in a row… he’ll think I’m stalking him…” -I won’t think that. And sometimes I need that reassurance to keep pushing.)

I got the idea for a really cool prize for people who sign up for my mailing list on this tour! Anyone who signs up from Today (September 25th) till October 22nd will be entered in a contest to win my tour camera! (I bought a disposable camera and will be taking photos of the tour!) If you’re already signed up, that’s okay! You can enter by giving me tour advice on Facebook or Twitter! Things like, “Make sure you text your mom where you are sleeping each night, so if you get kidnapped, they know your last location…” #DamigoTourAdvice (Best advice also gets a camera full of Damigo pictures!)

Well, I need to pack and make sure I can get my pedal to work. Thank you so much for all the support guys. I love you! Also, Kickstarter only has 4 days left, and we’re about 250 bucks away from the goal! (95% funded!!!)  If I don’t raise that last bit of money, I don’t get any of it… (boo….) But I have a good feeling. 😀 I added a couple new prizes, and I’m really excited to make this record!

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/joshdamigo/help-josh-damigo-make-a-new-record

 

Thanks again! And tell somebody about the tour!!!

-j

(Tour Route – http://mapq.st/oXDywW)

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About Joshua Lodge

Josh will cheerfully admit that he averaged less than a dozen people a show when he first began playing San Diego coffee houses and clubs. But he garnered diehard fans in the process, sold a few thousand copies of his EP, Pocket Change, and picked up few awards along the way. After a traumatic family incident Josh retreated inward, and he ended up writing what would ultimately become his breakout debut, Raw. The album was true to its name and people noticed - Josh picked up two San Diego Music Awards for "Best Acoustic" and "Best Local Recording," opened for the likes of Zac Brown, Jason Mraz, and Matt Nathanson, and had enough money and momentum to tour the country a few times over. A few years after Raw, there was his third EP, Hope. Whereas Raw was a mostly acoustic, vulnerable affair, Hope was a celebration. Pleading and poignant, heartfelt and heavy hearted, it segued effortlessly from orchestral to alt-country, eventually landing him in the top 25 on the country charts. One of the hardest working indie singer/songwriters in Southern California, Josh spent much of the year with producer Mike Butler, gathering up some of the finest musicians in town, shaping his songs and sound further still for his album I Will Be There out now on Randm Records. From the joyous encouragement of “Just Give Me a Call”, to the simple sincerity of the ballad “Tennessee”, Josh’s songwriting skills are clear, his voice rings true and his goals remain the same as when he started - to keep making the best music he can, and to share it with all. A few years after Raw, there was his third release, Hope. Whereas Raw was a mostly acoustic, vulnerable affair, Hope was a celebration. Pleading and poignant, heartfelt and heavy hearted, it segued effortlessly from orchestral to alt-country, eventually landing him in the top 25 on the country charts. One of the hardest working indie singer/songwriters in Southern California, Damigo spent much of year with producer Mike Butler, gathering up some of the finest musicians in town, shaping his songs and sound further still for his latest album, "Just Give Me a Call", available now, on Randm Records. From the up-tempo single, “Just Give Me a Call”, to the simple sincerity of the ballad “Tennessee”, Josh’s songwriting skills are clear, his voice rings true and his goals remain the same as when he started - to keep making the best music he can, and to share it with all.
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