Monday, April 4, 2011

Home Again, Home Again, Jiggety-Jig

I am home in my living room, reveling in the memories of a great little tour in the Pacific Northwest last week. Tours are exhausting, in an exhilarating sort of way. It's hard to explain just how fast paced everything feels, especially when you wear the hats of all the staff that a high-budget tour would usually have. But I loved all of it and made some wonderful new friends. I have too many pictures here, but not enough of the right ones. Had I not played the part of driver, road manager, producer, set-up/clean-up lady, then I might have actually taken pictures of the people I owe a special thanks to: David Andersen, Sandy and Daren Falter, Amy Allen, Vaughn and Alisa Randall, and most importantly Ryan Tilby and Debra Fotheringham for being my touring companions. But alas, here are the pictures that I do have of the lovely Portland, Olympia, Seattle and Yakima. Thanks to all who made this tour such a great success.

One must always visit Powell's Books when in Portland. Such a delicious bookstore.

Fans in the lobby of the Venetian Theater in Portland.

Downtown Olympia. This is why I love Washington.

The venue in Olympia was old and crumbling down, but that's just the way I like a building.

The stage.


Most enthusiastic crowd of the whole tour. I love a crowd who interacts with me.

Pike Place Market in Seattle.

House concert in Seattle at Amy Allen's. We were so packed in there, people were sitting on the stairs. PLEASE see Amy's blog for way better photos and such a sweet review. Her family was so kind and generous. We had such an amazing time there!

My best friend from childhood, Julie Gretchen and her darling girl, Cailin, came to the show. The last time I saw her was 10 years ago at my wedding. If I remember correctly, she even slept with me in my bed the night before I got married! Lots of tears when we saw each other.


So happy that Marilyn Lott and family came up from Tri-Cities.

Elated that Danyelle Matthews made the trip too! (You can see cameos of these lovely bloggers in my "Whole Wide World" music video).

Ah. The drive home. Thanks to everyone involved for helping to make this tour possible! So, what's next???

  • April 7: Provo, UT // Mindy Gledhill, Parlor Hawk, and Julie Feeney // Velour Live Music Gallery // 135 N., Univeristy Ave. // 8 pm // BUY TIX HERE
  • April 8: Provo, UT // Mindy will be giving a FREE workshop on creating a positive life vision. She'll share her own inspiring story of how she became a recording artist. // Cherry Lane Keepsakes Boutique // 515 N. University Ave. // 7 PM
  • April 14: Los Angeles, CA // Mindy Gledhill at The Hotel Café // The Hotel Café, 1623 Cahuenga Blvd. // Doors open 6:30 PM, show starts at 7 PM // BUY TIX HERE
  • April 15 to April 25: KENYA // Mindy visits Kenya // A trip sponsored by BASA BODY
    (more details about this trip soon!)


  1. Mindy! You need to come to France! I luv your voice!

  2. So glad you made it home safely, and that you were able to make your way up here! We adore you!

  3. My daughter and I LOVE your music and are huge fans. Thank you for being the beautiful example that you are to a teenage girl and a grown up mom. I'm glad you're sharing your gift of music with all of us.

  4. Have you ever thought about coming east, as in all the way east, to Maine?
    I know I could fill up my living room (and I have a very large living room) with people around here who love your music.
    Oh, and I hope you don't mind that we changed the lyrics to your song "Whole Wide World." We pretend that you are singing all about the youngest member of our family of eight, whom we all adore. You see, she's 2 and spunky and has blonde curly hair. So we sing, instead....."The little girl with GREAT big Curls."
    If you would ever consider coming to Maine, we would be honored to host you.

  5. Kim! Thanks for your sweet offer. I'd love to make it to Maine. You can email me at and we can chat about it. Thanks!

  6. Your lips are incredibubble!