February 04, 2009
Now that's "Uncalled For": the Tour
Three storytellers (Kim Weitcamp, Bil Lepp, and Andy Irwin) with a common comic sensibility have put together their own concert and organized their own tour. Six cities in two months.
Such promotions are not uncommon in music, or in standup comedy. But in storytelling? I've never heard of such an enterprise.
I'd love to see this succeed as a new model of producing. Whether they succeed or fail, I suspect this is the only self-organized tour we'll see in the next three years, simply from inertia (doing the same old thing, producing wise, that's been done the past 30 years).
Tour opens in Idaho next week. Keep up with the tour on its blog.
Is it too much to hope for YouTube videos from the side of the road as the tour van breaks down?