Starting next week, I’ll be in Australia for a few solo shows
PUT THE KETTLE ON!!
First stop is in the Northern Territory with shows in GOVE, DARWIN, RAPID CREEK & HUMPTY DOO.
SO for all my NT mates, grab your tickets because you KNOW we always have a shit hot time!
The following week I’ll be in SOUTHPORT QLD, for one show then BALLINA NSW the following night
Feel free to let any of your like-minded nutter mates, that live anywhere I’m going, that I’m headed their way.
The more the
merrier louder and drunker funner!!
I’ll be back in Chicago after these shows for a quick break and to put the final touches on the NEW ALBUM, coming out in September!
Then I’ll be joining Dad for a run of shows through Tassie & Victoria!
And don’t forget to check out my JUST JENNY episodes on my FACEBOOK page
I am having THE BEST time doing these, and will be sure to do some live-streaming from the road too.
Thank you to all you guys that come to the shows, buy my albums, and share the shit out of my videos. I’m a lucky kid to get to do this for a living, and I’m thankful to all of you for making that possible.
Enough sappy shit!
Love ya guts
See you out on the road or online SOOOOOON!!
Workwise, I started this year with a sold out show in Chicago
And my final show for the year was another, even bigger Chicago show
In between has been a blur of shows all over
The highlights for me being Tasmania & New Zealand
Two of my favourite places to visit and play
Personally, I was lucky enough to get to see everyone I love, all over the world, at least one time this year
I was so fortunate to get to spend time with my Nanna before she passed
She lived a long and fabulous life, and left this world knowing how much she meant to us
Nanna was awesome, and man, was she was loved
You can’t ask for more than that in life
I had so many friends have a not so great year
I know a lot of you had struggles and battles you had to face
And guess what…you made it!
Because here we all are
We’re here to kiss 2014 goodbye, and welcome the New Year with open arms
And a wine.
I want to thank all of you who’ve come along to a show, or bought an album
Or followed me through social media
Each and every one of you, allows me, to continue to do what I love
And I truly understand that without your support, I’m screwed
So thank you for helping me have another brilliant year
I wish the same for you in the coming New Year
Let’s make 2015 our bitch
Let’s love, laugh and live hard
And nap when we can
Happy New Year you guys
Sending big love your way…
Luv ya guts
Update from the road…
The Victoria tour started on the 12th August
Although, I’m knot sure why we’re calling it the Victoria tour
‘Cause we’ve done 2 shows in New South Wales
And now we’re in Tasmania?
My brain hurts
Anyhoo….the FIRST week of the tour was mainly in Victoria
As well as two completely fabulous NSW shows
We’ve had quite possibly the cutest backstage visitors ever
Both of whom declined my offer to come home with me
Maybe they weren’t happy with the inside of my suitcase?
We’ve been lucky enough to work alongside some of the coolest crew in the industry And make us feel so welcome at every venue we’ve performed at on this tour
They keep the fans happy
They keep us safe
They make our jobs easier
And they don’t roll their eyes when I ask for more ice in my wine
It’s like the perfect working relationshiop
And then we’ve gotten the opportunity to catch up with some fan/friends that have been with us almost as long as we’ve been doing this
I think if you’re a fan, that’s turned into a friend you should have a special name
Meet Carol and James, who first came to see Dad perform back in 1992 when they lived in Scotland
They’ve been coming to shows since before *I* have been coming to shows
And they are one of our favourite things to see when we come to Melbourne
James and Carol are fan/friends
I think now we should call them FRANS
Even if they do bring out our best fugly faces FRANS do that.
It’s been a huge first week 7 shows in 8 days
Lots of travel
And late night petrol station snacks
I feel beyond fortunate to do what I love
And much of the time, do it with my family
And spend time with people I love (that’s Patch…we’ve been buds since high school!)
It’s full on
And we get some shut eye/rest when we can
But you won’t hear any complaints here
We love what we do
And love performing for you
Thanks to those who come out to shows and allow us to do what we do
Although it’s not always wine and roses
Or diet Sprite and rice cakes
We do sometimes have bad days
Last week I had to say goodbye to one of my most treasured road companions
They’ve been with me a few years now
They’ve been polished, fixed, re-soled and glued ’til they could be repaired no more
I had to send them to the big brown shoebox in the sky
And promptly replaced them with the most similar ones I could find
Because change is….no.
It’s been tough
faith and prayer wine and chocolate, I am getting through it
One step (in my new shoes) at a time