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Another creative venture!

February 1st, 2021 at 10:20 pm

While I'm still working on self-publishing novels, my next work in progress is a bit stalled while I wait for reader feedback so that I can edit it. Meanwhile, a friend and I restarted a project we'd been discussing just before the pandemic hit.

We both really love music; she loves all kinds while I'm mainly interested in Americana -- country, folk, bluegrass and such. I love to write about music and my friend loves designing websites, so together we created a site called Adventures in Americana! It's mainly to provide positive publicity for musicians via record reviews, interviews and an events calendar.

If you love this kind of music, or just want to see what I'm up to, check it out at !

Budgetwise, this is a hobby that's not expected to make any money, so it comes out of my personal spending. So far I've paid $20 for a year of the domain name and $126 for a year of web hosting. We'll be doing an e-newsletter that I'll have to pay extra to do through Squarespace, but we get three free emails so I haven't had to pay anything for that yet.

Anyway, less than $20 per month to pursue this creative project is definitely worth it to me! I've written a few more articles and have a bunch of ideas for more, so we'll be posting something new every week, at least for a while.

5 Responses to “Another creative venture!”

  1. Carol Says:

    That sounds fun! ( I also like that music-- folk etc. )

  2. Lots of Ideas Says:

    Do you listen to Mary Chapin Carpenter?

    During the pandemic, she is providing a YouTube series of ‘Songs from Home’

    She was posting twice a week but now posts on Sunday morning.

    I think her story would make an interesting article.

  3. ceejay74 Says:

    Thanks everyone! Lots, I'm familiar with her older stuff but didn't know she was still active or that she'd been doing lockdown shows! Thanks for the tip, I'll check it out. We're mainly going to focus on the Midwest once live music becomes more of a thing, but with the pandemic, for now our events listings are mainly livestreams and such, so geography isn't an issue. Smile

  4. Rosie Says:

    I have a bunch of buddies that play this type of music! From Nashville, Kentucky, and Chicago. Let me know if you'd like their names, etc!

    Oh also, is a great podcast by a buddy I think you'd like!

    Lastly, Good Morning Bedlam!!

  5. ceejay74 Says:

    Wow, thank you Rosie! I don't know Good Morning Bedlam but will check them out. I see they're slated to play the Blue Ox festival this summer, which I've been waffling about getting a ticket to...

    And sure, I'd love to hear about your buddies! Especially from Chicago, since my site is focused on (though not exclusively about) the Midwest Americana scene.

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