Hello there! You look amazing today (I can see you through the front-facing camera)! I hope this unspecified web content finds you in good health and good spirits. I have a few things I want to tell you about! I hope you’re sitting down for this one. You are? Great. …Please sit down. You’re forgetting I can see you.
Ok, awesome. Thanks for finally being honest, and please – no more of those shenanigans. MY DEBUT ALBUM “QUEEN OF SMALL TOWN GOSSIP” IS ON ITUNES AND OTHER DIGITAL OUTLETS NOW!!! Even better news: YOU CAN PURCHASE IT BY CLICKING ON THIS LINK: https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/album/queen-of-small-town-gossip/1449901163?mt=1&app=itunes ! (Or on Amazon here! https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07MX7874F/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_U_x_5.qvCbVYA96KJ)
I’ve been working some of this material for a while and figured I would dare myself to a new challenge and achieve something new, and it worked! Never been more proud. I hope you like it as much as I do.
I was blown away by the reception – I got a message the day after releasing it, telling me that it charted! It peaked at #2 in its first full day of release! I couldn’t believe my eyes, so I started ugly crying immediately. Still in absolute shock over it. So thankful!
If you’re in LA, I’ve got a show coming up Saturday, January 26 as an album release show at the Lyric Hyperion theater in Silver Lake. You won’t want to miss that one. I’ve got great local talent booked like Jared Goldstein (Out on Stage), Jessica Lee Williamson (The Moth, I’m Dying Up Here), and UCB Messhall team Jason Bjorn. You can grab your tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/david-montgomery-queen-of-small-town-gossip-tickets-55099657559
Here’s a snippet of video from the live album:
I want to quickly plug an “anonymous” thing I’ve been writing… My old day job was driving for a certain rideshare company, which made me hate my life every single day. Tragedy + Time = Comedy, so I started blogging about my misadventures. I decided to start compile more of the stories and break them up into volumes to test the waters…. And we’ve got some doozies in Volume 1! Without further ado, I present to you: Rideshare Storytime: Volume 1, now available in paperback and for your Kindle on Amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/Rideshare-Storytime-Taxi-Cab-Confessions/dp/1795382627/ref=sr_1_1?s=dmusic&ie=UTF8&qid=1549078950&sr=8-1&keywords=rideshare+storytime. Hope you enjoy! Volume 2 coming very soon!
2018 was a year of new heights yet again. Aside from recording my first ever live album of standup and storytelling, I managed to check off a lot of other things on my list that I’ve always wanted to do professionally. One of them was performing a new solo show at Upright Citizens Brigade about my time with the Spice Girls – appropriately titled It’s A Spice World, We’re Just Living In It. It came with some crudely altered promotional artwork. It felt amazing to re-work the story I’ve toured with so relentlessly and just have some brand new fun with it. It ended with me in drag performing my coup d’etat: mimicking the great Posh Spice’s exact performance in the girls’ debut “Wannabe” video… Which if you’ve seen it… Yeah, she doesn’t do much in it. But damn is she fabulous.
The show was great, and was very well attended, but I was very excited when it was over! In the weeks surrounding the show, I had been to Sioux Falls, Northampton, and even Stockholm, Sweden to perform with The Moth. What a life, huh?
I’ve also started a fun new chapter: hosting for The Moth on tour. This has been a dream of mine ever since I first stepped on the tiniest of Moth stages. I debuted as a Mainstage host in Boston and was lucky enough to be flown the next day to my home town of Pittsburgh to host their Grandslam Championship competition. What an absolute dream! It can’t be overstated, how much The Moth has changed my life. I am eternally grateful.
Have you got a story you’d like to workshop? Well, I’ve started coaching storytelling! Click the “contact” button to inquire about rates. I do this in-person or via Skype, so you don’t have to live in LA to make it happen!
I’m still performing around LA quite a bit as well. I’ve done shows with some of my heroes and favorites recently (doing one alongside the goddess Aparna Nancherla was a nice birthday treat for me this year)! I continue to pinch myself every time I get booked for one of these shows. Just last night I graced the stage at UCB to tell a story at an amazing show called Sunday Night Sex Talks (if you’re ever in LA, please check this out. Always sells out, and always is amazing).
Thank you all for being right next to me during this journey. More updates soon, I promise. I hope to see all of you in some city soon. In the meantime, the most heartfelt thanks for all of your support. It means the absolute world to me. Love you all.
All my love,
(The Queen of Small Town Gossip)