I now have a booking agent! I am working this entire year for myself and not doing many backing vocal gigs at all. I have confirmed my first date in Manhattan, at B.B. King's on 42nd Street April 3rd.
Coming soon are other dates on the east coast, Philly, Martha's Vineyard and a few others.
The west coast is picking up for me as well. Sacramento, LA, San Francisco and a number of other venues.
I am a firm believer that perseverance pays!