Here are some sketches I made while attending a music event in May, in Nashville -- It was the Objective Sessions, an opportunity to learn about the goals of The Extreme Tour, a music tour that reaches out with free music concerts that bring a positive message. There were also great opportunities to learn and develop as a music artist. I am a songwriter, and found these four-day sessions to be very helpful and inspiring.
Enroute, on the plane . . .
This was an Air B&B; there were musical instruments all over the place . . .
This event is entirely run by volunteers! Here are a few of them getting ready for sign-in.
Rocking out with Sideways Derby, one of the music groups who played in the evening showcase.
There is a big banner on the stage . . . a backdrop for the speakers and other participants.
Royal Ruckus is a rapper. His stage partner is a little dog named Olivia.
Performers were critiqued by a music industry panel.
Another Air B&B -- close to downtown, where the event was held.
A workshop speaker with his glasses prop . . . and another industry panel, doing Q and A
Everyone was singing together at the start of this meeting in a school.
You better not whine at Puckett's -- there is a $5 fine.
This grocery store and restaurant was the place for an after-party.
What could be more fun than an open mic? This is inside Puckett's.
There was an interesting plant in the window-- maybe a cactus? -- at this Air B&B.
I sat across from this person, waiting to get on the plane to go back home.