Molly and I just spent the better part of last week at the 24th International Folk Alliance Conference in Memphis, TN.

Hundreds of showcases each night. Dozens of panels, workshops, and films during the days. Thousands of independent artists.

It’s always really inspiring; and the takeaway lesson is always the same– the most important thing you can do when you perform live is to keep a positive attitude no matter how many people are in attendance, and no matter how you perceive the audience’s response.

Why is it so important? Well, in a nutshell– you never know who is watching.

But for a little more context, here’s an article I wrote after attending last year’s Folk Alliance conference. Still true!

-Chris R. at CD Baby

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