Kenny @ The Apollo: Show RewindPosted by admin on January 14, 2012 blog | indie music | Tags: apollo theater, blues alley, carmen rodgers, dreams, game plan, kennedy center, kenny wesley, marketing, music, new york, show, stephanie mills, washington d.c. | No comments
Here’s to my entrance into the blogosphere in 2012…
What an awesome experience (I have a few pics from the show on my fanpage).
A double bill with my soul sista Carmen Rodgers. My first sold out show. A legendary venue. My band was on FIRE. Many of my friends and fellow artists were there. The highlight of my 2011 and such an incredible way to close it out. I look back now in retrospect to the period right before I started performing …and I remember dreaming and hoping to be doing what I’m doing right now. I’m not a a household name, but I am living my dream. I perform and I sell records. I think many have in their minds that being famous is the indication of having “arrived”. I think that lessens the value the experiences and life lessons one learns on the journey of “becoming” a high-profile artist. I honestly can say I’m content with my life as it is right now. I feel that I am successful in as much as I desired to reach a certain goal and I’ve achieved it. Of course, I have longterm goals (which have not been met yet), but I’m inspired to reach those now that I have made some headway with my very first goals:
1- to play Blues Alley in D.C. (Check. Twice)
2- to have a sold out show (Check)
3- to play the Kennedy Center (Check)
4- to open for a legendary artist (Check. Stephanie Mills)
What are you hoping to accomplish? Write out a realistic game plan and go for it! For business people (including musicians), this book you will find very helpful – “The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing” by Al Ries & Jack Trout. It deals with how to make your brand stand out. It’s awesome …and short.
Here’s to dreams fulfilled in 2012!