Tag Archives: Jamie Anderson touring

Home is where the chocolate is

If it was only that easy. I never travel without a supply of dark chocolate and while that helps when I’m bunking in yet another anonymous Super 8, it’s not all the comfort I need. One of the hardest things … Continue reading

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Wasn’t that a red light?

Recently, a friend was in a freeway auto accident. Fortunately, she’s okay. Her car is totaled though. It got me thinking about all the close calls I’ve had. When you’ve toured for 24 years, most of it by car, there … Continue reading

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If it doesn’t have a label don’t eat it – what I’ve learned when staying with strangers

I’m in one place for a month, teaching and doing performances. Instead of getting an expensive hotel room, I’m house sitting. It’s not much different from the hundreds of times I’ve stayed in community housing while on tour. Really, I’m … Continue reading

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“You had insurance on that guitar, right?” 25 things you should never say to a musician

After touring for 20-some years I’ve got stories. Turns out other musicians do too. I recently asked my Facebook friends for something you should never tell a musician. Here are my favorites. “You had insurance on that guitar, right?” Yeah, … Continue reading

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I don’t need a meat dress but a nice meal would be great

Lady Gaga makes enough to keep herself in meat dresses for rest of her life. What about the rest of us? Musicians have to negotiate a price for every gig and hope it’s enough to pay the loan on that … Continue reading

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Always smell good and wear the right shoes

Years ago as I was just about to go on stage to emcee the Campfest Music Festival comic Karen Williams slowly looked me up and down and wryly commented, “Nice outfit.” What? You don’t wear an orange 60’s cocktail dress … Continue reading

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If It’s Snowing in Atlanta

I performed a concert in Atlanta one March evening. The next morning was quiet with snow – about seven inches of it, a lot for the deep South. As a hotel bellhop helped me load my little truck he shook … Continue reading

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