About Normandie Wilson
Normandie Wilson is a singer, pianist, composer, multi-disciplinary artist, and fashionista living and working in sunny San Diego. She has released 11 albums of original music since 2007, along with a (hilarious) book about her experiences in the music industry. Normandie plays with San Diego bands Blue Velvet, Casino Royale, and occasionally with SoCal indie-pop mariachi legends Red Pony Clock. After years of extensive national and international DIY touring with her music, she recently stepped into the life of a working musician, and boy—it’s nice to be able to write off wigs, makeup, and pantyhose on your taxes. Normandie also devotes her time to creating visual art, working in photography, painting, and stained glass. She loves to write about what really happens when you’re working at a piano bar and the lessons she’s learned from the untamed no-man’s land we call the “New Music Frontier.” Normandie’s music blogs have shaken the internet up since 2012, and she is excerpted in the latest book from indie music guru Martin Atkins. You can step into her fabulous online world at her website.
It means so much when friends tell me that they’re proud of me. That’s real encouragement, and no amount of money can buy it.
Many people think the life of a full-time musician is about original compositions. I want to talk more about the in-between places that musicians go.
You have to research your tour like you’re doing a fucking PhD on it, no kidding.