I’ve been home for a week since my June tour through the United Kingdom and Ireland, opening for Jesse Malin. The trip was amazing for many reasons, and one of them being that I was able to travel as a Music Export Memphis Ambassador. I felt most successful in this role when I introduced myself to the audience every night, and told them that I live and work in Memphis; and that my two most recent recordings were made there. I think it gave a contemporary perspective for people in another country, that the Memphis music scene is more than what’s in the history books. The current artist community is thriving and serves a vital function to the identity of the city; and I’m proud to be a part of it.