One of my main challenges was dealing with last-minute circumstances that resulted in a personnel change -- I ended up playing solo instead of with a band. I also travelled alone for 2000 miles! Thank God I had Game of Thrones audiobooks to keep me company!
I will never forget the supporters from my family, church, and colleagues for their advice, moral support, donations, and anything and everything that made the trip possible. It was a manic experience -- I had some major ups and some major downs. There were gigs with great, attentive audiences and others with no audience at all. But it made for an awesome learning experience! And I feel much more prepared for the next time around! Cheers to Bruce Forman and USC's Thornton School of Music for having me contribute to the tour!