We drove past farms and through a community called, “Punkey Doodles Corner” and made our way to Ailsa Craig.
We pulled into the cutest little town and stopped at the Crown and Turtle for a preshow bite to eat. Then we went over to the venue and did a sound check and met Cameron Arts, the opening act. The theatre was an original theatre with INCREDIBLE acoustics in their town hall which has so many beautiful historic details.
I played my radio singles, The Phoenix Story, and some brand new songs! It was so exciting to hear the Ailsa Craig audience’s reaction to my newest songs that I’ve never played at a show before. I love it when I play acoustic shows because I get to do some really fun things with the songs. Sing a little different and play around on the guitar more. Things I don’t get to do when I’m doing a full band show.
The audience was so attentive and I loved that so many people had already heard of me or my music and were waiting for certain songs to be played in the set! As a music fan myself I love that part about going to a show; the anticipation of waiting for your favorite song to be played and hearing the opening notes!
Playing in these beautiful theatres, that I’ve had the chance to play in for the past year, has been such an honor. Ailsa Craig’s theatre was beautiful, just like the others I’ve played recently.I love that people are excited to come out and listen to my radio singles but also my new stuff. It’s so exciting to watch the audience grow each time we come back. To hear and see that people are enjoying the show enough to bring friends with them!