My tour is set up, and things are looking great! I'll be traveling from the Rocky Mountains to the Mississippi on my tour and playing in four different states. This tour's theme: The Awakening. Why? Because of my first sponsorship! I am now sponsored by Litographs, and throughout my tour, I'll be wearing my Litographs shirts of The Awakening by Kate Chopin. To celebrate, I'm kicking off this tour in Boulder with a special performance for Boulder Arts Week. It's a collaborative show with performance artist Mikaela Nichols-Lionetti called "The Awakening," and we're thrilled to debut it at the start of my tour! I'll also be writing songs, reading excerpts, and doing other cool things related to the book. If you want your very own Litographs shirt, tote, (temporary) tattoo, or poster, you can use the promo code rileyann when you make a purchase at Litographs.com to save 10% on your order through the end of April. Also, if you don your Litographs apparel to any of my shows, we're totally taking a selfie!
In all seriousness, I'm quite impressed with this company. Aside from the fact they're promoting literacy (which is rad), Jack, who is Head of Community, was very responsive to my email concern I submitted over a year ago when I suggested they increase their female representation of authors featured on their products. I suggested a number of female authors and their books, one of which being Kate Chopin's The Awakening, and within a few months, that shirt was released. Since then, I've noticed many more female authors be featured on their products, which is great! I really appreciate how receptive they were to my suggestion, and I'm proud to have them as my sponsor.
I hope to see you on the trail!
Peace, love, and music,