Vegan Street: 10 Questions: Vegan Rock Star with Annette Conlon…

Vegan Street: 10 Questions: Vegan Rock Star with Annette Conlon...

Vegan Street: 10 Questions: Vegan Rock Star with Annette Conlon…

As I began preparing for my fall 2016 tour, I reached out to Vegan Street’s Marla Rose. We chatted a lot about the tour, tossed around names and came up with the perfect portmanteau “Compassionette Tour.” Marla offered to include me in her Vegan Rock Star series, but I had no idea how much these questions would affect me.

Read on and find out why.

Compassionette Tour (Vegan Music Tour)

Annette Conlon heads out on the Compassionette Tour Sept 24 - Oct 1, 2016

Annette Conlon heads out on the Compassionette Tour Sept 24 – Oct 1, 2016

I’m so excited to head out on the Compassionette Tour Sept 24-Oct 1, 2016! I’ve dreamed of a chance to spread awareness of veganism and compassionate living through my music, and now I have that chance!! From Nashville to Asheville, and up to Chicago, including the 8th Annual Chicago Veganmania, I’m thrilled to share the word about how to choose ways to add animal friendly choices into your life, from music, fashion, food, and love!

Check out the Tour Dates!

I’m endorsed by some amazing companies including Bedell Guitars, Bent & Bree, BHAVA, Couch Guitar Straps, Kat Mendenhall Vegan Cowboy Boots, Guitar Moose, LR Baggs, Seagull Guitars, and Shubb Capos.

Tofurky has provided us with amazing coupon booklets and compassionate counter-culture cards to pass out along the way!! Don’t be shy, just ask!!!

I am honored to be in such great company!

TOUR DATES:

Sat., September 24 – AMERICANA FEST 2016 (3:00pm, Free)
Antique Archeology – Pickin’ Corner
1300 Clinton Street, Nashville, TN 37203
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Sun., September 25 – MOONLIGHT ON THE MTN – (6:45pm, $12)
BYO Vegan Eats & Drinks!
Bluff Park Shopping Center,
585 Shades Crest Rd, Birmingham, AL 35226

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Wed., September 28 – THE BLOCK OFF BILTMORE (7:00pm, $5)
BROTHER WOLF Fundraiser at Asheville’s first vegan bar.
39 S Market St, Asheville, NC 28801

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Thurs., September 29 – SANCTUARY BREWING CO. (7:00pm, Free)
Small-batch brewery with an animal-advocacy bent.
147 1st Ave E, Hendersonville, NC 28792

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Sat., October 1 – CHICAGO VEGANMANIA (10am-5pm, Free)
The ultimate celebration of compassionate culture.
Broadway Armory, 5917 N Broadway, Chicago, IL 60660

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Sat., October 1 – RED LINE TAP (9pm-1am, $10)
Tour wrap party and Veganmania wrap party!
7006 N Glenwood Ave, Chicago, IL 60626
In order of appearance:  Robinlee Garber, Annette Conlon, and, Earnest and Troubled

#vegan #tour #compassionettetour

2015 Year in Review

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Looking back at 2015…

I am a bit in awe of last year. It was an incredible year for me musically and I have to thank everyone who has supported me personally, in my music and my dreams. I have achieved much and reached far and wide.

 

Jan: Schubb Capo Artist Endorsement
Feb: Finished recording/Mixed “Life Death, and the Spaces Between”
March: Mastered “Life Death, and the Spaces Between” in Nashville/Played The Bluebird Open Mic in Nashville, TN.
April: Released “Life Death, and the Spaces Between” / CD Release Party at WitZend with full band / First review in AXS.com by Will Phoenix
May: Attended 10th Ever Los Angeles Old Time Social & Topanga Banjo & Fiddle Contest & Folk Festival and found my tribe.
June: Started Radio Campaign / Played amazing solo shows in Colorado Springs and Denver / Played El Cid/Honky Tonk Hacienda
July: Received 5 Star review from Country Music People, United Kingdom / Submitted to the 58th Grammy’s
Aug: LA Music Critic Award “Fan Favorite” winner, plus nominated for Best EP, Female. / CDs Exported to England via Nashville
Sept: Nominated for HMMA Award for ‘Live Like an Angel’ in Americana Genre. Attended Americana Fest (photos) / Toured parts of NC and TN (photos) (Land~of~Sky Tour 2015)
Oct: Accepted in 58th Grammy’s Round One for:
-Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Album of the Year, and Best New Artist, as well as:
-Best American Roots Performance (First Suicide),
-Best American Roots Song (First Suicide), and
-Best Americana Album (Life, Death, and the Spaces Between)
also played Adam’s Pack Station for the Second Sunday Series – last “Second Sunday” show of the season, and such an honor!
Nov: As HMMA 2015 Nominee attended awards ceremony / Played inaugural Mesa Music Festival in Mesa, AZ/ Received “Strong” 4 Hat Review from Smalånds Country Club, Vimmerby, Sweden
Dec: Named #22 in Albums (for Life, Death, and the Spaces Between) and #21 in Singles (for Off The Rails) in NBTMusic Radio Station’s Top 180 for 2015. / The Home for the Holidays Show in Colorado Springs was a wonderful success – played to huge crowd alongside Doug Conlon, Chuck Snow, Chris Schutz, Collin Estes, and Erin Caitlinn / Was named #3 in Critic’s Choice, Best of 2015 Top Ten List (Writer Paul Riley) Country Music People, United Kingdom (Jan 2016 issue).

2016 looks to be every bit as promising and I welcome it with open arms.

Thank you, everyone. <3