2009 50 States in 50 Days status update-it’s about connecting

by Kevin on September 3, 2009

The 2009 50 States in 50 Days tour is rapidly approaching. I still need help booking house concerts in 23 States. I’m not worried, because it is part of the beauty of booking a tour with the help of your fans/friends, twitter, facebook, myspace……..on the 2008 50 States tour some of the best house concerts happened the DAY before the state was coming up. Dallas in particular.
It is about sharing, and connecting, and there is a story behind the whole idea of a crazy tour like this.
I need YOU to help me finalize the schedule. If you would like to host a house concert, then please get in touch, OR if you can convince a friend or family member in the following States to host a house concert…..well, that is what this tour is all about…..connections:
Friday, Oct. 30th-North Dakota
Sunday, Nov. 1st-Nebraska
Friday, Nov. 6th-Wisconsin
Sunday, Nov. 8th-Indiana
Thurs, Nov. 12th-New York
Friday, Nov. 13th-Connecticut
Saturday, Nov. 14th-Massachusetts
Monday, Nov.16th-Vermont
Tuesday, Nov. 17th-Maine
Wed. Nov. 18th-Rhode Island
Thurs., Nov. 19th-New Jersey
Saturday, Nov. 21st-Maryland
Tues, Nov. 24th-Kentucky
Wed., Nov. 25th-North Carolina
Thurs, Nov. 26th-Tennessee
Fri., Nov. 27th-South Carolina
Sat, Nov. 28th-Florida
Mon., Nov. 30th-Alabama
Wed., Dec. 2nd-Mississippi
Sun., Dec. 6th-New Mexico
Mon., Dec. 7th-Colorado
Tues., Dec. 8th-Utah
Wed., Dec. 9th-Nevada
Fri., Dec. 11th-California
Sat., Dec. 12th-Hawaii

You can this post with your friends by email, or by posting it back to your facebook “news feed” by clicking on the “Share this” button and finding your preferred method of sharing……..click and spread the news!

For those unfamiliar with the music……here is my favorite widget in the world. You can listen to songs AND buy them directly from Itunes via the widget! I love this thing. I love it so much I blogged about it.

A video I made today………….yes, I know I need to trim my goatee.

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Most importanly, remember to sign up for the email list………I send out an email about once a month, so I won’t bug you that much.

And don’t forget to comment with your ideas, suggestions. I have a brand new commenting system now, and if you comment with your facebook profile you can actually push this post back to your news feed. I can’t do this tour without your help, so thanks for stopping by and giving me your time.  Thoughts welcome!

{ 34 comments… read them below or add one }

Anonymous September 3, 2009 at 11:20 pm

It’s a great site Kevin – can’t fault it. So much information using all the widely used tools – I’m in awe at your knowledge of using computing media.

You definitely need to sort that beard out though!

Anonymous September 4, 2009 at 12:25 am

I WANT TO HOST THE HOUSE CONCERT IN NEBRASKA!!!!!

maleneklejs September 3, 2009 at 10:15 pm

VERY nice cap, Kevin!!

kevinmontgomery September 3, 2009 at 11:13 pm

Thanks! Straight from the Hogsbreath Saloon!

Tracy September 3, 2009 at 11:53 pm

You've got TN listed above as a connection, but also mentioned in the video as something you still need… got it covered?

kevinmontgomery September 4, 2009 at 12:32 am

I'm not sure about Tennessee? Last year, my friend Gary hosted it and i'm talking to him about it again. It falls on Thanksgiving Day, so that is why I wanted to do it with him………he is like family and we could have folks oever for a party……..thoughts?

kevinmontgomery September 4, 2009 at 12:34 am

Yes, the beard is unruly. I realized it after i shot the video, but when I tried to re-shoot the segment I sounded like an insincere butthead……..so, I left it.
Thanks for the compliments . I've been sitting at the computer now for 15 hours, so somewhere along the way I think I'm beginning to learn this stuff! It takes hard work. Thanks for commenting.

Vicki September 4, 2009 at 1:28 am

I think Dave Letterman needs to find out about you so he can invite you on his show. The tour is so original and you are incredibly talented.

kevinmontgomery September 4, 2009 at 1:41 am

Thank you for saying that, Vicki…….I'd love to be on Letterman. He knows where to find me. Well, maybe not, but I'd love to be on the show!!!!

Russell Joyner September 4, 2009 at 2:05 am

Hey Kev,
we can handle Arkansas for your 50 state tour….heck ..lets us open fer ya!!!!
We are from Harrison,Ar. just south of Branson,Mo.
russ / Kickin' Kountry Band

Russell Joyner September 4, 2009 at 2:17 am

Hey,Kev…
i can handle ARKANSAS for you on your 50 state tour…..heck…let KICKIN' KOUNTRY open fer ya!!1 We are from Harrison,Ar. just south of Branson,Mo.
russ

Kelly Goodrich September 4, 2009 at 2:48 am

Hiya Kevin ~ I'm happy to say that I'll be hosting (hostessing??) your Little Rock, Arkansas show in December– and looking forward to it! I have family in Alabama (Athens-not too far from Nashville) and will be seeing them over the Labor Day holiday at a family reunion…I'll check on that for you and get back in touch! Take care, you!!

kevinmontgomery September 4, 2009 at 2:51 am

Kelly,
Yes, I'm really looking forward to it. Let me know what you come up with!? Kevin

kevinmontgomery September 4, 2009 at 2:52 am

Russell,
Thanks for the offer. Kelly is already hosting in Arkansas…..she got in touch months ago………let's keep it in the mind for the future though? Where can I hear your stuff?
Kevin

Liz Harris September 4, 2009 at 3:43 am

Hi Kevin, Lou and I will be at the Clovis Music Festival covering the event for Keep Rockin' Magazine. Hope to see you there. In the meantime, check out our website especially our new Preview Now section. Keep Rockin'! Liz http://www.keeprockinmag.com

kevinmontgomery September 4, 2009 at 10:21 am

Excellent! I will see you both there! I'm playing on the 12th.
Kevin

Tracy September 5, 2009 at 10:24 am

Well that makes a bunch of sense! Gotta celebrate with your bud, if it's an option.

Are you intending it to hold as a public or private event?

sawyerj33 September 6, 2009 at 2:31 am

Kevin, Still need a spot in TN?

sarah September 6, 2009 at 6:56 pm

hey kevin love the site and thank you for emailing me bout it talk soon xx

sarah September 6, 2009 at 7:01 pm

kevin hun your tired looking are you looking after yourself please get the rest you need hun x

kevinmontgomery September 7, 2009 at 6:50 pm

Thanks Sarah, Yes, you are right………I am tired…..working hard………life…….that is what happens when you have kids and a “career”!!!! Crazy.

sarah September 9, 2009 at 11:14 am

plz look after urself luv ya hun x

Janet Lyn September 15, 2009 at 5:42 am

Thanks so much for singing us your songs in ClovisNM! Still don’t know how you found me on twitter but I’m so glad you did. We really enjoyed the music at Joe’s Boots and the Clovis Music Festival and we hope you’ll play your music here again! You should look into coming 20miles south of Clovis to PortalesNM too to play at Eastern New Mexico University…bigger than a house party??!!

As a writer/singer/musician myself, I really like your songwriting…so have passed along link to this site to others across country. Love the widget with song samples and links2buy too! Hope you are able to share your songs with many more through your 50StatesIn50Days Tour!

I’ve been walking around all day singing and especially can’t get “Tennessee Girl” out of my head. Your music makes me smile. Best wishes!

Linda Bombolino September 15, 2009 at 12:36 pm

Kev send me the particulars again & I'll see what I can do
Linda

kaapeach September 22, 2009 at 5:56 pm

If you are still looking for a place in Wisconsin, check Bullshooters Saloon in Weston! Huge Country Bar!

kevinmontgomery September 23, 2009 at 1:17 am

Thanks Janet! I'd love to play the University sometime…………Kevin

kevinmontgomery September 23, 2009 at 1:18 am

Sarah, Great! Let's do it! Kevin

HeyPegarita September 23, 2009 at 5:45 am

If you're still in need of a NY date, the folks in the Rochester & Buffalo area love country music…try contacting the promotions people at WBEE (country radio station in Rochester)…maybe someone there would have a suggestion on hooking you up for a New York stop on your tour. Not sure if they can do anything, but they are always supportive of up and coming country artists…

Jackson Browne is awesome…one of my all-time favorite singer-songwriters. Just saw him in concert in August…it had been way too long between shows!

deerfoot September 24, 2009 at 10:16 pm

Kevin I loved everything I had heard but you had me at Not Defeated,thats this ole girl only differance in the song is I do love myself and those around me need to get it.I'm not defeated I just need to get my breath.I have just been listening and even took my long hair down and let it just go with my body as I went with the music.Dear are you playing in Birmingham,AL.?I live about a hour away and have room to sleep 5 not my bed I sleep alone and I have as big back yard,big.And a nice screened in front porch with rockers etc. to just kick back and relax in and there is a brand new motel practically within walking distance.Send me a email as I will check it quicker and I wish you all the best on your 50 state concert tour.I know you will be great where ever you are. Denise Smith

Barbie Wilson September 26, 2009 at 9:08 pm

HI Kevin…we could host a house concert in Key West Nov 28!!! Let us know! Love your music! Barbie

kevinmontgomery September 27, 2009 at 10:44 am

Thanks Barbie! I think I have one in Miami on that date. Can I take a raincheck?

amyvance October 2, 2009 at 1:04 am

Kevin…

Not sure if you've got SC booked yet or not, but here's a link to the Historic Train Depot in Myrtle Beach. There have been some pretty good events there, and with the right publicity it could work. We have a singer/songwriter group plus many musicians in the area. Sorry I don't have the ability to schedule a house party…
Amy Vance (and H.B. Beverly)
http://www.cityofmyrtlebeach.com/depot.html

kevinmontgomery October 2, 2009 at 8:35 am

Amy,
Thanks alot! Do you know the contact details for the booker? I'd love to get in touch. I think Kaci is on track with a house concert down there, but not sure. Will check with her.
It was great to see you and H.B. last year. You both are favorites.
Thanks for commenting!
Kevin

kevinmontgomery October 2, 2009 at 8:39 am

Thank you, Denise. Yes, we will play somewhere in Alabama……..just not sure where at the moment……..I will post it as soon as we determine the location.
Thanks again, Kevin

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