Spent the day recording some tunes for my good friend Jenny.
In part II of my conversation with Michelle Chmielewski, we’ll talk about how she found her blogging niche, how she’s built a following and what happens when things go viral. If you’ve missed part I – click here. We talk about Michelle’s move from Utica to Paris, what her role of a community manager was like…
I’ve always loved Over The Rhine’s music and their letters. This latest one fits them to a T. Their messages always paint such vivid photos and constantly remind me about what’s so right about their music and way that they value small things. It’s a longer read but one I think you’ll enjoy very, very much.
Dear extended musical family,
Well, after 20-some-odd years in the music business,
touring in the USA and abroad,
performing on radio stations,
the occasional tv show,
on moving trains,
on a ship at sea,
headlining our own Over the Rhine shows,
supporting more well-known artists on the road,
being on and off record labels,
running our own label along the way at various points,
working with publishers and distributors large or small
while all the while remaining fiercely independent of spirit—
One begins to feel as if one has seen it all.
But if I know only one thing for sure this morning here on Nowhere Farm:
We have not seen it all. (read more…)