Singer-songwriter Jordan Renzi of Orleans had always dreamed of driving cross-country and exploring the U.S., so she mapped out her own 12-city solo tour, which kicked off Feb. 24 in Charleston, South Carolina. Before hitting the road, Renzi packed her Subaru Forester with her guitar, microphone, an amp, a tent, camping stove, clothes and a few books. “I’ve been craving the freedom and unattached feeling of being on the road and living super light for an extended period of time,” says Renzi, who is also traveling to Los Angeles, San Diego and Portland, Oregon. “I’ve never taken my music too far beyond the boundaries of Cape Cod, which is something I’ve been looking forward to for a long time.” Renzi, who performed at Boston Mayor Marty Walsh’s inaugural gala at the Hynes Convention Center in 2014 and plays regularly at the Harvest Gallery Wine Bar in Dennis, says she is playing small venues while on tour—coffee shops, bars and house concerts. “I’m looking forward to new places, new faces and a little adventure,” says Renzi. She wraps up her tour of bluesy-soul music on April 29 in Asheville, North Carolina, and her debut full-length album, “A Bird That I Knew,” comes out in June.
—Lisa Leigh Connors