I am a solo act with occasional musicians (various instruments) joining me. I perform 5-10 times a month all over East Texas and would love input from you folks about: What do you find is improving or has improved your overall performance, setting and stage persona. I need articles, things to listen to MP3's (preferably Free downloadable), advice, pointers, clues, hints, props, counsel, and prayers. :)
I am teachable have been performing for 21 years in sereval bands, nevertheless, my love for people and performing moves me to improve constantly by self examination ["fools and frontstages"-Aerosmith] and listening to recordings of live performances etc. I would also love helps in focusing on guitar playing, seeing as that I am a singer without a guitarist who makes due with my rhythm guitar.
I perform ballads of all sorts, invarious places (coffe shops, restaurants, churches, conventions, etc), I mostly when setting my own stage use several candles (unscented) , black painted stage props and a really nice floor rug with a sound technician who aides time to time by running and tweaking my board for me.
I perform for 2-6 hours with rare to no breaks (maybe occasional 10-15 min.). I love playing and the people know it. Folks hire me for several private parties which are some of my favorite to perform. I perform in hospitals, ministry, clubs, bars, indoors outdoors etc.