Two Nola Girls in Europe! My Chat with Tonya Boyd-Cannon

It started with a text message from an old friend;

“You know Tonya is in Europe… You should see her show.”

My first thought was to rant about how people assume that living in Europe equals having super easy access to the world. While this is kind of true (LOL), just because I live and work (YES I HAVE A JOB) in Europe doesn’t mean that I can go to an Irish Pub in Ireland every Sunday or to have pizza in Naples every time I’m craving pizza.


It didn’t matter because I knew from that moment that seeing Tonya perform in Europe was going to be my top priority. I mean, I’ve been loving this woman since her days as a school teacher performing at Cafe Istanbul in New Orleans.

I even remember the day when she tearfully announced to a crowd full of her loyal supporters that she…

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