Thursday, October 6, 2011

Halfway Point

Hello everyone!

I am writing to you in the very middle of my U.S. tour which has been so much fun so far! This is the first time I've been able to sit down and catch up on emails and take a breather... so I thought I'd quickly sum up the first half of the tour:

Iota Club, Arlington VA

Our very first show of the tour. I meet Milow for the first time. He will be on the first run of shows with us, and soon I will be opening for him in Germany! He sounds so incredible, and is so unbelievably nice. Lots of friendly people came to support our show. Worked out some kinks in the set list!
Our ride. It's name is "Pink".

Tin Angel, Philly PA
The first night was a quiet one because of the Jewish New Year. But it was an intimate show for those who did come!
Love the architecture in Philly.

Good ol' City Hall. I remember driving around this thing late at night in my teens on my way home from seeing a show.

Night 2
The second night was full of family and friends, and even my vocal teacher from my competitive singing years! Amos Lee was a special surprise guest, and we sang "Black River" together.
I woke up that morning with that horrible pinched nerve in my neck again! Boo... but I got a massage at Terme Di Aroma, and my therapist, Michele, was so gentle and really understood what was going on with my muscles. I felt back to normal in 2 days!

Maxwell's, Hoboken NJ

Another fun show with family and friends. This time it was raining. Not only outside, but inside! Poor Milow, who played just before me, got wet from a leak in the ceiling! I proceeded to go on stage after him with a steady stream of water falling next to me into a bucket. It was like playing on stage next to a fountain. The amazing Madi Diaz and her band opened up the night. They rocked it!
A really old McDonald's. My only concern, "Is there Monopoly here??"

Night Cat, Easton MD

This show was in the cutest little town. It was drizzly and dark when we got in, which made for a cozy, Fall feel. Wendy said it felt like we were in the movie "Back To The Future". I loved playing this club. It felt like my old coffeehouse days. It was warm and friendly, and made for a very intimate night. Thanks to everyone (and it was literally everyone) who drove from far places to see the show!

My friend John Alagia attended the show and let us crash at his house, where he just finished recording Rachael Yamagata's new unreleased album. He let us listen to a few rough mixes. All you Yamagata fans are in a for a real treat!
Beautiful view from John's back porch.

Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY

I think this show was my favorite I've played in NYC. I was nervous, as I always am for NYC shows... but this venue was so awesome, and everyone who came were so loving, that I felt like I really performed my best! Woo hoo!
I think this is pretty self-explanatory.'s the marquee with my name on it!

Milow sounding and looking like an Angel. ;)

I've thoroughly enjoyed hanging my hand-sewn "Priscilla Ahn" banner at all my merch tables.
Also there: handmade poster zines, limited edition tote bags, t-shirts, & CDs.

DAY OFF - drive thru PA to OH

We stopped off in my hometown where my Mom cooked us a huge Korean feast! It felt so much like Autumn there, and made me really miss the quiet and outdoors -- and of course my Mom's home cooking!

Fungus flowers

The Basement, Columbus OH

First thing I noticed when we landed in Columbus was a.) the amazing weather b.) the good air quality! I know, I'm weird. But it's true. The Basement was... a basement. But the show ended up being super chill and cozy. People sitting on the floor and chairs. Great audience, and Wendy Wang from The Sweet Hurt opened up the set!

The Ark, Ann Arbor MI

I love love love playing here! Like I said to the audience, it almost feels like a piece of home coming back to play here. I've been there a number of times now, and every time, all the workers and volunteers are so nice and cheerful and the audience is so great. Really appreciative of folk music. I met so many awesome people after the show.

A tandem bicycle outside of Eastern Flame.

DAY OFF - to Detroit, to Indiana

And that brings us up to speed to today. We drove to Detroit to do an online radio interview for, which I didn't realize was video recorded and posted online until I got there! I was not dressed for the occasion, hehe. Usually you can just roll up to radio interviews in your PJ's and no makeup. Whoops! It was really cool to be in the city on the day of the big Tigers vs. Yankees game. You could feel the excitement in the air!

It was a gorgeous day in Detroit!

A view from where we're staying.

Alright... I gotta hit the sack and get ready to launch into the second half of this tour. Lots of longer drives coming up for us as we start heading west.

[photo by Wendy Wang]


p. ahn


  1. i really, really want to see you and amos sing black river together.

  2. Thank's again for visiting Maryland. Good luck with the rest of your tour!

  3. Hello P.

    Sounds like you guys aren't running too hectic a schedule and can afford to soak in some sights. It must be a joy to be tourist in your own land with touch stones of familiar faces.

    It does worry me a little that you express an interest in architecture. Please don't change career on us :/

    Best wishes for the rest of the tour :)

    p.s. I just tried to visit and landed on an error message. Being an insatiable fan I simply had to hear your interview. is an address for a radio station but I couldn't find your interview there. Have I got the right url?

  4. Priscilla,
    I absolutely love your music! I was in the northeast area when you were performing but never found a convenient time to attend one of your shows. Please come back soon, so that I can catch a performance! Be safe in your travels and good luck with the rest of your tour!

  5. I can't wait to see you preform in Portland! one more week! :)

  6. Sounds like a great first half of your tour! :) Be safe on the rest of it! Have fun!

  7. I was part of your audience at the UDetroit Cafe - I was on the show after you, and was the one that made sure I had your webpage saved on my phone. I'll be sure to see you the next time you are in town - the Ark is a great venue.