HAPPY NEW YEAR!
After a bit of holiday dormancy, I’m crawling out of hibernation and hitting the road again. We’ve got big tour lined up in Italy, the Netherlands, Germany, and Belgium, and we’ve got a few open dates left if any of you in Austria or Switzerland wants to host us for a house concert. See below!
You can find all the details on the SHOWS page. Feel free to email me with questions or if you’d like to do a house concert.
EURO TOUR :: SPRING 2013
6 Feb – La Spezia (IT)
7 Feb – Firenze (IT)
8 Feb – Città della Pieve (IT)
9 Feb – Pisa (IT)
12 Feb – Urbino (IT)
13 Feb – Bologna (IT)
14 Feb – Perugia (IT)
15 Feb – Treviso (IT)
16 Feb – Poggio Berni (IT)
17 Feb – Correggio (IT)
20 Feb – Padova (IT)
21 Feb – Trieste (IT)
22 Feb – Cantù (IT)
23 Feb – Bergamo (IT)
24 Feb – Mantova (IT)
28 Feb – Den Haag (NL)
1 Mar – Den Haag (NL)
2 Mar – Ghent (BE)
3 Mar – Walsoorden (NL)
7 Mar – Ede (NL)
8 Mar – Groningen (NL)
9 Mar – Vlierden (NL)
10 Mar – Waardamme (BE)
11 Mar – Amsterdam (NL)
12 Mar – Heerlen (NL)
13 Mar – Den Bosch (NL)
14 Mar – Den Haag (NL)
15 Mar – Zaltbommel (NL)
16 Mar – Aachen (DE)
17 Mar – Paris (FR)
I’m getting organized for an awful lot of touring in 2013, and I need to make some room in my storage unit.
Until December 31, you can buy ANY of my albums for $5 directly from me. Build up your back catalog! Shipping is FREE in the US and $5-10 internationally (depending on how many albums you purchase).
You can buy any combination of albums - want 5 Christmas CDs? Done! Want to stock up on a few of my early album for friends? Easy. Just click on the Paypal button below! In the “notes to seller” section, just tell me which CDs you’d like (title(s) and quantity). You can find my catalog listed here.
**UPDATE** “Sparkler” is now sold out.
Thanks for giving my storage unit a breather!
xoxo – vanessa
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VOTE DAILY UNTIL NOVEMBER 10!
I am so excited to tell you guys that I’ve been nominated for Best Folk Act in this year’s Dallas Observer Music Awards! I was born and raised in Dallas, and after all these years of independently releasing albums, it feels great to get some recognition from my hometown.
You can vote EVERY DAY until November 10, and you don’t have to be from Dallas. You only have to enter your name and email address – no other personal info, and you don’t have to register. It’s a super-easy voting process and I would greatly appreciate it if you’d take a minute to cast your vote for me. Just click on the link below and you’ll be done in no time flat!
Dallas Observer Music Awards 2012
Thanks for your support!
We have begun booking the fall tour dates!
We’re kicking things off with a bang in our home state with FULL BAND gigs. Yowsers.
Pecan Street Festival – September 29
AT&T Performing Arts Center – October 4
More to come soon!
The long wait is over!
Somehow the good folks over at iTunes have spaced out and didn’t release the album today (don’t worry, the elves are HARD AT WORK on this one), but happily, you can find the album just about anywhere else, including Bandcamp, CD Baby, and Amazon. If you live in Dallas, you can also find the album at Good Records (support your local music store!).
I would greatly appreciate it if you would share the album somewhere out in the world – on your Facebook page, via Twitter, or in an email to a friend. Also, if you have a local radio station that plays independent music, please request the album so we can get added to their rotation. The first review of the record came in this morning too, courtesy of Jim Beal Jr at the San Antonio Express News, and it’s fantastic. Thanks Jim!
We’ll be adding photos from the Italian tour soon – tomorrow we play in Piazza Santo Spirito, in the heart of Firenze. If that doesn’t end up being massively photogenic, nothing will.
Big hugs and thank you, as always, for listening.
The Mail Room at VP Headquarters
Over the last few days, there’s been an absolute furor on the web about illegal downloads, the future of the music industry, what it means to be an artist and own your content, and why we make music in the first place.
I’ve weighed in on a few Twitter discussions and on Google Plus. It’s been eye-opening and all of the discussions have been civil, if circular. But for now, I’m done debating – I’ve got mailings to do.
And because of those mailings, I just want to say thank you.
I’ve been a frequent visitor to the post office this week, and I will visit them again tomorrow. They know me by name now. My postal lady Kim wants a CD. I live in a good neighborhood.
I’m trying to get the Kickstarter packages mailed out this week, and it’s a daunting task, because there are 200 of them, and everyone has a different combination of sticker/tee/poster/CD/moleskine/love/broccoli. BUT it’s fun. Because I know my fans. I can put names to faces when I write your address on your package. And I know that many of you are as excited about receiving the package as I am to mail it. And that takes the edge off this somewhat contentious discussion about the music biz.
I am grateful for every one of you. I am grateful that you believe in music and you support it. I’m full of optimism about this record and full of gratitude to each of you for helping me make yet another one.
This is my first full band show in Texas in nearly three years. Wowsers.
We’re going to be on tour in Europe this summer, so this is the only chance to see the band in the USA until October!
Get your buns to this show!
xoxo – vp
This made my morning.
It’s one of the most beautiful things I have seen in a while.
I’m off to pull a few weeds and plant a few new ideas.
Have a lovely weekend!