Loreen's Tour Blog

Performance reflections of Loreen Bliss. Keep Singin'!

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Location: Delta, Utah, United States

Hi! Im a singer/songwriter (and mom) who has recorded 2 country music albums. Listen online at www.loreenbliss.com. I am happily married, meeting my husband, Tim, while attending Utah State University in Logan, UT. We both received our Bachelor Degrees, mine in Elementary Education, with a Music Minor, Tim, a dual major in Business/Ag Business. After graduation we moved to Texas where our first child was born. We owned a dairy there for a bit then moved back to Utah. Tim currently owns a dairy in a small Utah town, where we are busy with our 5 children. Our oldest was born in 1998, we had TWINS in 2001, our 4th child in 2006, and our latest addition was born in June of 2008. I was so excited when we decided to record my 1st album. I have always wanted to preserve my voice... share it with others in such a timeless fashion. Well, at 33, I lived this dream. Where it takes me, time will only tell. One day at a time. I'm not out to be famous, just to share my voice and my messages through my songs with as many people as I can reach. I have 3 blogs, one for me, one for family, and one for my tour. Enjoy and Keep Singin'!

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Meet me in myspace

Come read more tour blogs, listen to music, and see some cool slide shows! Myspace has a cool artist area for bands...check it out. See ya there! www.myspace.com/loreenblissmusic

  • Loreen's music space!

  • Loreen's personal space!
  • Sunday, April 30, 2006

    Christmas Album

    Yeah! I am so excited...I am going to be recording a Christmas album this summer of 2006. I am looking forward to getting back into the studio!

    Long time no tour blog

    Wow... yeah, it's been a while. As I said in my other Loreen's blog.... I've been on bebo...much easier. No html at all.

    Anyway... to make a long story short... you'll have to visit my website, www.loreenbliss.com to check out my shows from last summer. Had some great ones, not that I bothered to blog them...(sorry), and I am looking forward to this summer. Keep updated on my shows by visiting my website.

    Chat with you again.

    Saturday, May 07, 2005

    I LOVE PERFORMING!!! (Plus the table stool story!)

    The Circuit performance was so much fun. I've been sick since then, unfortunately, so I haven't added anything to this blog for a while now. Check out my concert photos at the link below! It really was a great night and I look forward to doing it again. I got a lot of compliments and sold some CDs at the show. Tim recorded the show for me. I like critiquing myself.... you learn a lot from watching a show. We definitely weren't perfect, but I was really pleased with it. Thank you to my band members. They really worked hard! Thanks (this is a sarcastic thanks) Scott for encouraging me to tell my "table" story. I'll have to tell you all about it sometime. It really is funny. Thank you to my oldest daughter for singing with me! She helped me out on Crayon Heart and did a great job.

    One thing that I do like about my performances is how comfortable I look up on stage. I don't look nervous, and really I'm not, you can tell that I am having fun. I like interacting with the audience and the band. One thing that I don't like about me is that I really need to get better at playing the guitar. I love to play, but I don't feel as confident about that as I should. I can tell by watching. Hopefully the audience can't. I'm afraid that anyone who plays guitar well would notice. My voice was sounding good that night though, and for me that really is the most important. Thanks to all my supporters who came to the show in Midvale. Having friends and family there really meant a lot to me!!! Keep watching my tour page for updates on shows!

  • The Circuit Concert Photos!

  • Loreen's Tour Page

  • OK... here is the table story... My dear friend Maylon custom made a wooden stool for me. It is made out of old barn wood and looks so neat. He custom measured it and everything for me so it is just the right height so I can sit on it and the mic is still perfect and the rungs are just the right height for exactly where I need my feet so my legs are just the right height for playing my guitar....you get the picture. Anyway.... another custom fit is the seat. I told Maylon I wanted it big enough so my hips didn't hang over the edge... OK..so we measured it and made it just perfect. Well, when it was completed I took it home and set it down in the kitchen. My three year old boy twin took one look at it and said..."Cool, what a neat table!" OK...great, now my hips make a table! Nice. Don't ya love kids! I like my "momma hips"! And... I like my stool! Thanks Maylon! At least the audience got a laugh out of it. I really didn't intend on sharing this story with anyone (thanks Scott for bringing it up!) ... but it's always good to be able to laugh at yourself. And...for the audience to see how human you are!

    Tuesday, April 05, 2005

    TV Shoot at The Circuit

    Saturday, April 23, 2005, I have a show in Midvale, Utah at the Comedy Circuit. This show is open to the public with tickets being only $5.00. Some TV producers are going to be there and if they like the show they will film it at another show about a month later! I need 100 fans to be there!!!! If you would like to go, please let me know! Me and the band are going to put on a great show! Plus, country singer J. Marc Bailey is going to be performing that night too! Check out his awesome web site! (Marc is also the producer for my album.)

  • J. Marc Bailey
  • St. George Flood Victims Fund Raiser

    Saturday, April 16, 2005, the PCBRA is planning a fund raiser for the flood victims in the St. George, Utah area. Proceeds from this bull riding event will go toward this great cause. A portion of my profits from my CD sales will also go toward this need.

    There will be radio promotions throughout the day... I'll keep you posted on that. They want me to be a part of it, which I am excited for! I believe they start at 10 a.m. The event will start with my pre-show at 7:30 p.m. The rodeo grounds are actually over in Hurricane, which is a few miles north of St. George. See ya there!

    ADDITION....... HEY---- FUN WEEKEND.... I'm adding this to invite you to view photos of this event. We had a good time in St. George. Tim got to hang with the kids in the hotel pool while I sang over at the radio promotion in Ashley Funiture's parking lot. Got pictures with the radio folk. Nice guys. Kids had fun at the rodeo that night, but we ended up leaving before the final round because they were getting crazy! (The kids, that is.) The PCBRA had a good crowd, and I had fun singing!

  • Loreen's Concert Photos

  • Thursday, March 31, 2005


    Well, back again to another Professional Cowboy's Bull Riding Association (PCBRA) Rodeo! We are in Salina, Utah this Saturday, April 2, 2005. I'm taking my guitar this time. One of these days I need to take the whole band, but rodeo arenas aren't band/sound friendly... We'll see. If you're in the area, drop by around 6:30 at the Blackhawk arena! See ya!

    Hey, me again! Saturday was fun! Not a huge crowd, but we had a good time. If you like rodeos, and especially like to watch the bull riding... well then these are for you. All bull riding!
    Of course, they have a great pre-show too! (hee hee).

    Frustrating thing of the night... I was supposed to sing just before the final round too... but there ended up not being time, so I didn't get to sing my best songs I saved for then... Oh, well. I always have to roll with the punches, so to speak. Next time we are in St. George (on April 16th) we are going to schedule it better so I for sure get to sing then. I also believe the rodeo clown might be planning on making fun of me.....

    See ya!

    Monday, March 28, 2005

    Visit Both Blogs

    I've made it simple to visit both of my blogs. Specific links are located directly under "Favorites" on the side. That way you can just go back and forth between them if you wish.

    My two blogs are:
  • Loreen's Blog (Loreen Bliss, singer/songwriter/mommy),
    and this one,
  • Loreen's Tour Blog

    Thanks for visiting and enjoy!

  • Tour Schedule

    Don't forget to check out my tour schedule on my music web site (see link located at side). Visit often to see any changes/additions. A lot is coming up, and I hope to add more!

    Or, click here:
  • Loreen's Tour Schedule

  • Studio Blog

    For a brief run down of my studio experience check out the post titled "Hmmmm studio journal" located at Loreen's Blog. (Quick link below!)

  • Loreen's Blog

  • Entertainment for Dairy Princess Pageant

    No, I wasn't a contestant. I don't do pageants. I was the entertainment for the Utah Dairy Princess Pageant on Saturday, March 19, 2005. Hey, we are dairy farmers, it fits! I actually judged this competition a couple of years ago. It was fun to be back. I was sad that I missed the dairy jingles though because me and the band were off warming up. That is the best part. These girls get pretty creative!

    I played my guitar, and I had my lead guitar player, bass player, fiddle player, and mandolin player with me for this performance. Wish we could have had drums but they didn't allow enough time to set them up. Plus, the contestants needed the entire stage. The band members I brought really did a great job! Thanks Kerry, Kirk, Rebecca, and Joseph! We didn't have much time for a sound check but Tim (my husband) said things went well. We performed at Peteetnett (in Payson, UT...it's an Indian name) in the new section. Not as much character as the original building, but it works. I took my PeaVey sound system, and along with Kerry's amps things sounded pretty good.

    Crazy event of the night: We were over in the old section of Peteetneet warming up. I had told Tim to come and get us, or warn us as things got closer, whatever...he was our eyes. We were told we were performing while the judges were making their decisions, so we had at least an hour or more before we were up. So I hadn't worried about getting ready yet (ie. check hair, put lipstick on, etc) Well, we had been rehearsing for oh, maybe 2o -30 min or so, when all of a sudden Tim runs in and says they were announcing us!!!!!! Woooohhh, talk about a bunch of musicians running down the hall. I was trying to put on my cordless mic at the same time. Well, no time for the nervousness to set in there. They never told us they had moved us up on the program. Yikes! Oh, well.... things still went well, and we really had fun.

    I hate performing without lipstick on.

    It was a fun evening and it was great to sell some CDs! Hope everyone enjoys my music.

    Drink your milk!
    (Did you know dairy products actually help you lose weight?! Yep, calcium is good for more than you thought!)

    Sunday, March 27, 2005

    Thanksgiving Point

    I have had the opportunity to perform in "The Barn" at Thanksgiving Point (Lehi, UT) twice now. Once at our Christmas Concert December 2004, and another time just this past January 2005 for the Utah Association of Fairs.

    In January, I was able to perform with my new Taylor, acoustic/electric guitar that I got for Christmas!!!! Wow, great sounding guitar! As far as band members: Check this out.... we had Marc, Michelle, Merlin, and Mark!!! What is with all the M's! (guitar, fiddle, drums, and bass). Funny. It was such a last minute performance. My producer asked if I wanted to sing the night before!!!! Usually that doesn't happen, but they had someone cancel last minute so they asked if I wanted to fill in! Heck yeah! We had the day of to go through everything together. I only sang three songs, so it worked out great!

    I love performing there! The look, feel, sound, light, everything. There is even a signature wall...well walls really, where those who have performed there have signed. When my daughter Kylie sang with me at Christmas time, she even signed it. It was cute.... (I had to add her age: 6. That will be fun to look back on through the years.) What a great venue! I hope to be back again soon...

    Actually I will perform there for the Utah County Fair in July! It will be great to be back! If you've never been to Thanksgiving Point you really need to check it out next time you are in Utah. I've got a link to them on my tour page on my music site.


    Hey everyone! I decided to create a separate blog that focuses primarily on my performances. In this blog I will keep you informed on my tour, how shows went, and any backstage stuff I might decide you are worthy of knowing :) !

    This way, the blog stay focused!

    I have a tendency to get off track and start talking about irrelevant subjects, like how I wish it were summer so we could go water skiing. Oh, man, you need to come to my town and try out our res! It has the best skiing in all of Utah! Oh, wait.....see what I mean, totally off track.

    Thanks for coming!

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