|Ocotillo in bloom|
I am in the midst of booking two tours. One is complete, other than I still have to do the tour. But it seems that booking is the hardest part. A full time job in itself. The actual tour is the payoff. It is a good thing that I don't have rent or utility bills, or I would never have the time to book. In May, I leave on a 3 week tour that will include about 15 shows in New Mexico, Arizona, and Colorado.
The tour after that will be around the perimeter of the country, by train. It has been very challenging to build a tour around where and when the train goes, but I figure that by Summer, gas will be at least $4 a gallon and the train will be the better option. I also like the idea of a car-free tour. I've done it once before with fellow songwriter, Elam Blackman, last time gas went above $4 a gallon.