Ambre Perkins @ Rickshaw Stop

San Francisco, California
October 21, 2016

Ambré Perkins

Ambré is one of those artists that can't do wrong for me. Really been loving what this young queen from New Orleans, LA has been putting out since I found out about her mixtape Wanderlust in 2015.  Especially for those people who really like to pay attention to the lyrics in songs, she really doesn't disappoint.  Her pen game strong and has already gone on to write songs for other artists such as Kiki Ireland, H.E.R. and also has a couple songs out with other sick artists like Kehlani.  If you don't know about Ambré, it would be worth your time to check her out.  She has two mixtapes, Wanderlust and 2090's both works of art you can really vibe to.

I got really lucky and was able to get to San Francisco to see her perform her headlining show at the Rickshaw Stop along with Tkay Maidza.   I've only seen Ambré perform once before in Los Angeles, but her show in San Francisco was one of her first performances with her new guitar, Summer.  When she hit the stage with it, it was really just her and her guitar and no one else in the room.  I really love seeing artists expand their creativity by picking up something new.  It really brought out a whole new element to her show that I really loved.  Tkay Maidza also performed but before going to this show, I only listened to a few songs of hers on Soundcloud, but let me tell you.  This singer from Australia really knows how to bring energy into the room.  Her songs are really fun and she definitely brought that out in her performance. I was lucky to be able to catch her show too.

Honestly, this was my first time traveling somewhere for a show and I was nervous!  Also going somewhere with a tight budget, I was hoping I estimated all my Uber rides correctly with the discount code I found online.  When I said I was on a budget, ya girl really meant on. a. budget. So I ended up running into quite the obstacles on this trip, with anxiety kicking in before flying and feeling sick to my stomach, to waiting 4 hours for my hotel room to be ready.  I think what I realized from this trip was that if your mind and your heart both want something, nothing can really stop the drive in you to keep going.  I felt at times that maybe there were signs that I shouldn't go on the trip, but I told myself, "Im going" and everything in me made that decision.  I came on this trip hoping to get some good shots, see a good show, and to give myself a mini vacation to enjoy life. Despite the obstacles, I was pretty damn happy in the end.

"Success in life comes when you simply refuse to give up, with goals so strong, that obstacles, failures, and loss only act as motivation"


 

Photo: Rockshawstop.com


 

Tkay Maidza

"We travel because we need to, because distance and difference are the secret tonic to creativity. When we go home, home is still the same, but something in our minds has changed, and that changes everything."

"It's not about perfect. It's about effort. And when you implement that effort into your life ... every single day, thats where transformation happens.  That's how change occurs. Keep going. Remember why you started."