April 2017 Baby!!!

Happy April everyone!!!

I don’t know about you guys, but I’m so excited for warmer weather! I’m ready for boating, sun, patios, bonfires, wineries, and all that fun stuff. Since I’ve got quite a few outdoor ONLY gigs coming up (ie, will get cancelled if it rains), I’ll try to remember to put in the notes if the gig is contingent on weather!

Now, many of you know that I’ve been trying to get a foothold in some of the larger cities surrounding us. It is becoming more and more apparent that I need a larger YouTube following to be considered for most of these establishments. So please take the time to go check out some videos and subscribe to my page at  www.youtube.com/channel/UCqflwlESCqiC9QjQxKsJ35Q. Every single person helps, it’s completely free and it would really help me grow!!!! I’m trying to post at least one video a week, so feel free to send me your requests 🙂

I’m super excited that I was just interviewed for an article in the magazine, Carbondale Nightlife! This is my first write up from somewhere away from home, so I’m definitely feeling blessed and humbled! I’ve been enjoying gigging in southern Illinois and I’m happy to say that they like me…they really like me, lol! Be sure to look for my article in the April 2017 issue of Carbondale Nightlife.

This month, I’m literally all over the place! You can catch me in Evansville, Mt. Vernon, Newburgh, Henderson, Owensboro and southern Illinois! Take your pick people, I’m pimping in all kinds of area codes this month so I hope to see you out. See my gigs for April of 2017 below!

Saturday, April 1st 9-12 am: Ri Ra Irish Pub, Evansville, IN with Deja Blu 5!!!

Friday, April 7th 8-12 am: Bokeh Lounge, Evansville, IN with David Weddle!!
-Acoustic First Friday
-This is going to be a rare occurence to see 2 shows for the price of one! We will be alternating sets and collaborating on a few as well. I’m not sure the next time this can happen, so you don’t want to miss it!

Saturday, April 8th 3:30-6:30 pm: Von Jakob Vineyard, Alto Pass, IL
-Kid Friendly

Sunday, April 9th 3-6 pm: Walker’s Bluff, Carterville, IL

Thursday, April 13th 9:30-1:30 am: Taylor’s Bar & Grill, Owensboro, KY

Saturday, April 15th 8-12 am: Weinzapfel’s Tavern, Mt. Vernon, IN
-Kid Friendly

Tuesday, April 17th 5:30-6:30 pm: Oasis Dementia Care, Evansville, IN

Wednesday, April 18th 7-9pm: Sauced, Evansville, IN
-Kid Friendly
-This is an outdoor only gig, so it’s weather permitting!

Friday, April 21st 9-12 am: Rookies Bar and Restaurant, Henderson, KY

Saturday, April 22nd 3:30-5 pm: Paws for a Vet, Evansville, IN
-Old Jim Customs, 4001 Vogel Rd, Evansville, IN
-$5 donation to enter (Vets and kids are free)
-Soldier Dogs for Independence fundraiser!!!

Saturday, April 22nd 9-12 CST (10-1 EST): The Overtime, Huntingburg, IN
-Celebration after their wine fest!!!!

Thursday, April 27th 9:30-1:30 am: Taylor’s Bar & Grill, Owensboro, KY

Friday, April 28th 8:30-12:30 am: Enigma Bar & Grill, Newburgh, IN

Saturday, April 29th 8-11 pm: Unplugged Ale House, Evansville, IN

You know, this all started because I loved to sing. If you asked me 10 years ago if I thought I would be doing this for a living now, I’d tell you that you were nuts. It’s still surreal to me that I’m able to do what I love every day…now that doesn’t always mean it’s easy. Nothing worth having rarely is. Being a full time musician is tough and not for the weak at heart. I hear a lot more ‘No’s than I do ‘Yes’s and heartaches are the norm. But what I can tell you, is that it is the most rewarding and best decision I’ve ever made. I guess my point is that it’s never too late to follow your dreams. You honestly have no idea where it will take you until you go for it!

Angel Rhodes