Adopt an indie artist! They’re housebroken and well-behaved.


I’d like to help promote indie artists by “adopting” them or promoting them on my blog by posting a video, mentioning an upcoming event, and then placing their picture with a link in the sidebar for a week. To start things rolling, this week I’m adopting Elza, an award-winning songwriter, who performs a spicy blend of blues, jazz, and folk-rock a.k.a. Acoustic Soul.”

Elza will be performing Fri, Apr. 9 – 6:30-9:00 PM in Ridgefield, CT at the Cutting Board Cafe in the dingy dark outer world that can only be found with night vision goggles or artificial intelligent back seat drivers. I hope all of you tri-state music and endorphin junkies will head for the hills into the CT boonies, or the Ozark of the east, where streetlights and sewers are a rare commodity and deer are regarded as vermin instead of Disney characters, and stop by the Cutting Board Cafe to see Elza perform. She has toured extensively and has shared the stage with such icons as Grammy Award Winner, Charlie Colin of Train, Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead, Martin Sexton, and Catie Curtis.

If you can’t make it to Ridgefield, CT from, let’s say, Long Beach, CA or Venice, Italy, enjoy the video of Elza’s gritty hard-core club performance. No Blue Ray or HD quality technological perfection here. This is off the rack and heart-on-the-sleeve stuff. No martinis or champagne. Only beer and wine and an occasional scotch or Margarita with salt.

If you’d like to join me in promoting or adopting an indie artist every Tuesday, please copy the below picture with link and place it in your sidebar for a week to help get the word out and then recommend an artist that you’d like to help promote, and I’ll place the picture and link in my sidebar for a week and also post the video.

Let me know what you think of my “Adopt an Indie Artist” idea, as long as it doesn’t involve going to hell before my planned departure date or the use of really, really bad language. And please, don’t throw eggs. I bruise easily.

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4 Comments Adopt an indie artist! They’re housebroken and well-behaved.

  1. ReformingGeek

    You are so funny! So you have a planned departure date for going to Hell?

    I am continually postponing mine.

    I can use someone to help with the yard work. 😉

    Kidding. Kidding. What a nice idea!

  2. Lauren

    RF: It's never too early to plan for such an important date. : ) Hey, that's an idea. Adopt an indie artist to help with the family chores, as long as they don't chew on the furniture.

  3. Bonehead

    Great idea – making a go of it in the music business is incredibly difficult. I've always tried to help indy artists in the radio world when I could, my wife matter of fact, co-founded a very popular independent artist site in the late 90's called cd baby – of course she split from it too soon and her partner sold it for many millions just last year. We occasionally visit him in his luxury hi-rise apartment in Manhattan and get to think of what might have been. Oh well, looks good on the resume nonetheless.

    I'll add Elza's link and photo on my blog – hope it helps!


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